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Make It Count: Community Foundation Announces Match Day Event

On May 6, 2014, the Ottawa County Community Foundation is participating in Match Madness+, a national day of giving to celebrate the 100th anniversary of community foundations. For one day only, donors can make contributions to any charitable endowed fund held at the Foundation and it will be matched up to 50 percent by a […]

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End of Session Legislative Update From the Office of Elaine Bowers

End of Session Legislative Update From the Office of Elaine Bowers

Senate Highlights During the final week of this year’s regular session, the Kansas Senate worked seven days straight and held late night debates into the weekend to pass an education bill that would fully comply with the Kansas Supreme Court ruling in the Gannon v. Kansas case.  A proposal, HB 2506 was approved by both […]

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Good Sam Easter Egg Hunt In The Park This Saturday!

Good Sam Easter Egg Hunt In The Park This Saturday!

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School News

Area High School Sports Round-Up

Area High School Sports Round-Up

Minneapolis Boy’s Golf The MHS golf team took part in two meets last week. On Tuesday they hosted an invitational at the Minneapolis Golf Course. The 4-man team shot a 463 to place 5th in the six team field. Dawson Roth led the scoring with a 111, followed by Lane Nichols with a 113, and […]

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MHS Scholarship Foundation Meeting

The annual MHS Scholarship Foundation meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, at the Minneapolis Public Library. This meeting will be to determine scholarship recipients. Anyone making a contribution to the Scholarship Foundation may attend and vote on the applicants at this meeting.

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Two Much For Me Too Understand

A comment by Jason Parks I was once reprimanded and nearly fired for the following sentence: “I will try not to get to much sun while on vacation.” Was it because I was taking a vacation? Nope. Was it because I sent an email at the wrong time or to the wrong person? Nope. It […]

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Sports

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

It’s not possible to gain an accurate assessment of a college football team by watching the spring game. Kansas had their spring game last Saturday and the Blue Team (first string offense and defense) defeated the White Team (second team offense and defense) by a score of 20-10. The White Team led at halftime, 7-0. […]

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AREA SPORTS ROUND-UP

AREA SPORTS ROUND-UP

Minneapolis Track The Minneapolis boys and girls track teams participated in the Bennington Invitational this past week. The boys team had a good showing finishing third as a team. Several athletes took advantage of the great weather, setting personal bests. Overall Coach Darrow was pleased with how the team performed, but singled out the 4×100 […]

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Rock 2 Rock Run

Rock 2 Rock Run

An entry form for the Rock 2 Rock Run is printed in this edition of the Messenger. The run is scheduled as part of the Minne-K Day activities on Saturday, May 3. The 6K run will begin at Rock City and end at the corner of 2nd and Rock Street. Transportation to Rock City will […]

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Opinion

Letter to the Editor

Governor Sam Brownback has proclaimed April 21-26, 2014, as Kansas Community Bank Week. In his proclamation, Governor Brownback stated “the primary focus of Kansas community banks continues to be the prosperity of individuals and small businesses in their home towns.” Governor Brownback goes on to say “Community banks play a significant role in the economic […]

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Letter to the Editor

Just a note about your Bible Trivia question, “How many times does the word “Easter appear in the Bible?” The Trivia answer said one. It does appear in the KJV in Acts 12:4. The problem is Easter wasn’t officially celebrated as a “Christian holiday” until the 4th century. (If you care about church history, look […]

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Letter to the Editor

I could not agree more with Jeri Van Meter’s comments about teacher tenure and appreciate her understanding of the law. I was a school principal for 38 years without tenure and do not wish that on anybody. During my active time in education during a 44-year period, I saw many school administrators get terminated. This […]

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Our Community

Blood Drive in Bennington

A blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on May 9 at the Bennington Fire Station in recognition of World Red Cross Day that is celebrated on May 8, the birthday of Henry Dunant, who founded the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement nearly 100 years ago. It is a […]

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Quest Club Meets

Members of the Quest Club enjoyed presentations by MHS forensic students at their April 17 meeting at the library. Jeffrey Metzler’s prose was about the dreaded Florida fireflies. Coral Weis a gave a speech about the many steps in creating medicines. Nathaniel Belt gave a poem about the sinking of  the Titanic. Dessert was served […]

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District Court

Criminal: The case of battery against George Hervey, Wichita, was dismissed with prejudice and was ordered to pay $158 in court costs and $100 in restitution. The case against Brian Empson, Delphos for an $80 worthless check , was dismissed without prejudice. Dustin Huehl, Bennington, was charged with theft and criminal damage to property. Robert […]

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Area News

Wells News

By Donna Adee and Polly Pearce You haven’t had an Easter celebration at its best until celebrating it with four great-grandkids under 5 years old. Alvie and Erin Miller and their four children arrived at the Adee farm Friday evening to spend the weekend. The weather co-operated well except for the wind so that the […]

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Delphos Presbyterian

A large crowd witnessed a beautiful sunrise Easter morning at the Pike Trail Marker. Pastor Michele McHenry, her daughter Megan and husband Wes Endres assisted with the service. James Burch erected the cross at the site. A breakfast followed at the Presbyterian Church served by Carol Cowhick, Virginia Hurtig, Marjorie Klein, Julia Johnson, and Vicki Walker. […]

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Bennington News

A 40th Easter celebration was held at the Schmidt home. Purple celebration shirts were given to everyone. Many family photos were taken and an Easter Egg Hunt was enjoyed. Those celebrating were Dick Schmidt, Wichita; Randy and Sheryl Plattner, Sabetha; Allyson Plattner, Mankato, MN; Allyn and Hannah Plattner, Morris, MN; Tom and Michael Schmidt, Edmond, […]

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