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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

BJH Volleyball Defeats Marion

The BJH volleyball team had an exciting week as both the A and B teams came away with wins. Both teams demonstrated significant improvement in their passing skills, allowing them more opportunities at the net. The A-team cruised to a straight set win over Marion 25-21 and 25-18. The Bulldogs also flexed their muscles at […]

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BHS Homecoming Court

Bennington High School will celebrate its 2014 Homecoming when they clash with the Ell-Saline Cardinals at 7 p.m. this Friday. This year’s homecoming court is: Queen candidates are: Kayla Schlachter, Michaelyn Laflen, Mickinzi Burrow, Jenna Gantenbein; King candidates (left to right) are: Ian Hodges, Kyle Kieborz, Josh Fief, Dusty Stanley. The crowning ceremony will take […]

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FFA Team Takes First

FFA Team Takes First

The Minneapolis FFA horse judging team placed first out of 16 schools in the North Central District horse judging career development event held in Beloit on October 8. Minneapolis won the event with 1053 points followed by Hanover in second with 1047 points. Beloit came in third with 1042 points. Individually, Lane Nichols placed 1st, […]

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Sports

MJH B-Team Hosts Tourney

The MJH volleyball B-team hosted its final tournament of the season this past Saturday. The young Lady Lions got off to a rough start, losing their first two matches to Ellsworth and then Beloit. But they were able to turn things around in their final match of the day as they defeated Southeast of Saline […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

The Major League Baseball playoffs are a lot like match play in a golf tournament, but there are just seven holes instead of 18. Kansas City stunned the baseball world by taking the first two games in the ALCS at Baltimore. KC took the home field advantage away from Baltimore and plays the next three […]

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BJH Cross Country

The BJH cross country team competed in the Lincoln Cross Country Invitational on October 9. In the seventh grade division, Auston Carr took 2nd in the girls race, while Joseph Young finished 7th in the boys race. Cameron Betz and Kya Johnson continued to impress, as Betz won the eighth grade boys division in 12:29.47 […]

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Opinion

A Few Bad Apples by Dorothy Rosby

My phone rings while I’m working at my desk. A polite-sounding man says he wants to talk to me about my Windows operating system. He says his company is detecting a “large amount of junk and viruses” on my computer. I’m looking at it as we speak, and it looks okay to me. I am, […]

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Letter to the Editor

Letter to Editor: A good number of American Catholics claim, “I am personally opposed to abortion, but cannot impose my morality on others”, Archbishop Chaput reports that ‘this morally exhausted argument has been going on for 40 years. But resistance to abortion is a matter of human rights, not religious opinion. And everyone knows very […]

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Letter to the Editor

Mission: re-elect Sam Brownback, Pat Roberts, Tim Huelskamp We will not sit idly and be taken down – back to ‘bloody Kansas’ which we’ve fought long and hard to change. We are Proudly Kansas Pro-life. “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke Evil is knocking […]

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Our Community

Atlantean Brown Club

On Oct. 17, members of the Atlantean Brown Club met at the library with Nancy Kennedy as hostess. All joined in giving the Club Collect. It was voted to have the Christmas luncheon at Linda Hendrixson’s. For the program, Nancy played a tape entitled Angels. This presentation was previously given by Darlene Unger. Next meeting […]

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Love INC Sponsors Movie Night

Love INC will be presenting the movie, “God’s Not Dead” at the Bennington Bible Church on Saturday, October 25. There will be a 3 p.m. matinee and a 7 p.m. showing. Love INC will be encouraging and taking donations, but admission is free to both showings. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided. The success of […]

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Economic Impact

The damage from the storm that dropped golf ball size hail on Minneapolis for nearly 20 minutes several weeks ago was immediately evident. Evidence of the positive economic impact that the storm had on the area became apparent not long after, as the town was inundate with claims adjusters and representatives from companies specializing in […]

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Area News

Area News

Wells News Saturday was one of those perfect days in Kansas after Friday’s all day rain. Luella Marrs requested a beautiful day of celebrating her 80th birthday in Clay Center. With 80 some friends and relatives coming from all over Kansas, Florida and Colorado for her party ,the weather provided an extra special day. Kent […]

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Area News

Golden Wheel News Winners of the Mexican Train Dominos for September are 1st Amaryllis Hickman, 2nd Wanda Wierman, and 3rd Joan Smith. Birthday dinner will be October 17 serving roast beef. Menu: 10/9 taco salad; 10/10 barbecue pork sandwich on a bun; 10/13 hot dog on a bun; 10/14 chicken/rice casserole; 10/15 beef stroganoff/noodles; 10/16 […]

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Living Cornerstone

Wednesday evening Pastor Barry ministered to the men at The Salina Rescue Mission. He shared a simple message of faith using as his text Hebrews 11:6 – “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him”. […]

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