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Minneapolis City Council

The July Meeting of the Minneapolis City Council came to order at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2014. Members of the council present at the meeting were Hope Spano, David Sweat, Russ Thornton, Jonathan Schmidt, and Kermit Wedel. The Council was joined by Mayor Virginia Hoover, City Administrator Barry Hodges, City Attorney Rob Walsh, […]

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Ottawa County Health Improvement Bond to Address Healthcare Challenges

Healthcare affects everyone. Local access to quality healthcare for Ottawa County residents has always been a priority as evidenced by the support given throughout the years. On Tuesday, August 5, voters in Ottawa County will go to the polls to decide if healthcare will remain a priority. The election question requests the authority by the […]

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Special Meetings and Projects Dominate Local Government

Special Meetings and Projects Dominate Local Government

The City Council convened on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the City Pool to discuss the possible extension of the Southeast entry of the pool. The council had received several concerns from citizens regarding the area, and sought to address the issue at hand. The council discussed the possibility of extending the […]

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School News

MHS Football

MHS Football

Typically a 3-6 season is not a reason for optimism. But after playing one of, if not the toughest schedule in class 3A last season, the Lions appear to be battle tested and prepared. What was once a young team is now an experienced one that will field 11 returning letterman and eight returning starters […]

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BHS Cross Country

This year Bennington Cross Country Coach Rena Mick will have to take a wait-and-see approach when it comes to assessing her team. After a strong season last year by both the boys and girls teams, this year’s edition, especially on the girls side is a bit of an unknown. Gone are four standouts from last […]

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Minneapolis High School Volleyball

Minneapolis High School Volleyball

Experience, excitement, and chemistry. Those are the intangibles used by MHS Head Volleyball Coach Julie McCullick to describe this year’s team, and it has her excited about the upcoming season. As helpful as the intangibles are, there is no substitute for talent and the Lions appear to have that as well. The Lady Lions will […]

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Sports

BHS Volleyball

BHS Volleyball

Heading into to last year’s season Bulldog Head Coach Lora Stanley had one request for her team. Finish. The Bulldogs honored that request, closing out games with wins to the tune of a 23-12 record. Having lost two stalwarts from last year’s team, Coach Stanley will rely on four returning starters to lead the way. […]

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Minneapolis High School Cross Country

Minneapolis High School Cross Country

Strength in numbers. It’s an old cliché that has become an accepted axiom over time, and it rings true in cross country. More runners equals more competition and more competition ultimately leads to more success. At least that is what Head Coach Dina Giles hopes will be the case this year for the MHS Cross […]

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BHS Football

BHS Football

To say the Bulldog football team is young would be a bit of an understatement. With 36 players out and 17 of them being freshman the Bulldogs are likely one of the youngest teams in the state. How many of those freshman will see the field remains to be seen as the Bulldogs feature both […]

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Opinion

Letter to The Editor

Dear Editor, A couple of weeks ago in a Letter to the Editor I read something that really upset me. I am usually a very calm person but when it comes to disrespecting the military I lose my cool. What I am writing means no disrespect to who wrote it, but his opinions are skewed […]

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It Starts at Home

A comment by Erik Shupe School is back in session and per our usual practice we have included a section in our paper introducing the new teachers in USD 239 and USD 240. As I was trying to find some interesting facts to include in that section of the paper, I was appalled by the […]

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Another Year Wiser

By Dorothy Rosby I just had a birthday, and it’s not too late for gifts. I’m joking. Sort of. Actually, I have a gift for you! Like New Year’s Day, a birthday is a natural time to look back and contemplate what one has and has not learned over the past year so that one […]

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Our Community

Lap Sit Program to Begin at Library

The Minneapolis Public Library and Parents As Teachers are announces the start of the Fall Lap Sit Program. The program begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 3 at the Minneapolis Public Library. It will meet each Wednesday at that time and last for about 30 minutes. This program is for children ages infant through […]

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Author With Local Ties Wins Award

Ron D. Parks’ book, The Darkest Period: The Kanza Indians and Their Last Homeland, 1846-1873, has been named the winner of the 2014 Prairie Heritage Book Award. The book is based on the 27 years the Kanza Indians spent on a reservation near Council Grove before their relocation to the Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. […]

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Minneapolis City Council

The August meeting of the Minneapolis City Council came to order at 7 p.m on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Members of the council present at the meeting were: Hope Spano, David Sweat, Russ Thornton, and Jonathan Schmidt. The Council was joined by Mayor Virginia Hoover, City Administrator Barry Hodges, and Superintendent Brian Bowles. Resignation of […]

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Area News

Delphos Methodist

Pastor Geisler’s welcome and introductory prayer pointed the congregation to focus on the Lord and spiritual matters rather than on worldly things. Verna Davidson shared her insight into the typical focusing on physical matters, rather than on matters of the soul, such as music, natural beauty, and things of the spirit, such as the love and forgiveness of God, […]

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Ada News

By Hazel Van Meter I wonder what Sept. will bring as August has been a windblown, hot month. My dad always talked about the “Dog Days” of August. I was a typical kid and it seemed to me that the dogs were just the same! Mike Miller repaired the Rosewood memorial clock (Edna Wesley’s memorial) […]

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Delphos Museum

The Delphos Museum meeting was held Aug. 21. Attending were President Greg Berndt, Raymond Pachta, Roger Yager, and Marjorie and Bob Klein. Kayla Paige was a guest and gave a wrapup of her daughter Katie Paige’s activities as museum curator for the summer months included 82 members visited the museum over Alumni and Memorial Day […]

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