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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

New Faces in Familiar Places

New Faces in Familiar Places

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USD 240 Adds New Technology to Curriculum

Over the years the USD 240 Twin Valley has developed a reputation throughout the area as a technology savvy district. In the past laptops have been loaned out to grades 9-12 to help them with schoolwork and to incorporate technology in a variety of ways into the learning process. This year the school district has […]

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Wind Turbine Donated to BHS

A study of wind turbines at two KDOT field offices has revealed they might not be practical in reducing energy costs at this time, but they will have an unexpected benefit, nonetheless. The two turbines that were used for about four years at the Osborne and Grainfield subarea offices have been donated to the “Wind […]

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Sports

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Kansas City’s baseball team is in an enviable position so far as the races in the American League Central and second wild card are concerned. Following the loss (4-1) against last-place Minnesota on Saturday night (Aug. 16), the Royals had ten games in a row against cellar-dwelling teams. After the next two games at Minnesota, […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

American League hitters are apprehensive before playing a series against the Kansas City Royals baseball team because of the whistling fastballs thrown by five of their pitchers. Starters Yordano Ventura, Danny Duffy, and relievers Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis, and closer Greg Holland all have snapping fastballs that clock from 95 to 101 mph. And they’re […]

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Minneapolis T-Ball

Minneapolis T-Ball

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Opinion

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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Back to Iraq….Again

A comment by Erik Shupe Once again it’s good for President Obama that Mitt Romney is not an ‘I told you so’ kind of a guy. If you remember, it was Romney in 2012 who warned that withdrawing American troops from Iraq could destabilize the fragile Iraqi government with catastrophic results. The rise of the […]

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Our Community

Del-Fest 2014

Baby Show Winners Twenty-six children participated in the Del-Fest baby Show sponsored by the Delphos Women’s Club GFWC on August 9. Each entrant received a beach ball with a fish inside. Winners were awarded 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place certificates and first place received medals. Cherubs (2½ to under 4): boys, 1st Kael Lamas, son […]

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Schraders Place at Cattle Shows

Schraders Place at Cattle Shows

Weston and Josi Schrader attended the American International Junior Charolais Show and Leadership Conference held in Hutchinson on July 6-11. Five hundred participants and adults from across the country enjoyed the cattle shows and contests during the “Wheat State White-Out.”  Weston’s Champion Junior Fitting Team, which included three other kids from South Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin, […]

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Mobile Pantry to Visit Minneapolis

The Kansas Food Bank will be bringing its mobile food pantry to Minneapolis on Tuesday, August 26, to assist residents of Ottawa County. The pantry will be distributing food starting at 2:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Catholic Church. Distribution is scheduled for one hour.  Anyone in need of food assistance is encouraged […]

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Area News

Around the County

By Karen Brumbaugh On August 12, Commissioners Jim Kay, Kathy Luthi, and Karen Brumbaugh; Keith Brumbaugh; Ottawa County Appraiser Truette McQueen; and Ottawa County Hwy. Administrator John Copple went to Niles for a town hall meeting at the Community Center. The subjects addressed concerned the right-of-way and streets in Niles and the Niles bridge crossing the […]

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Ada News

By Hazel Van Meter Monday evening, Janelle and Garron Woodruff went out to eat for her birthday at Longhorn Steak House, while Grandma Charlene Nichols and granddaughter Heather went to Wendy’s and McDonalds to eat. Keith and Karen Brumbaugh went to Niles for a town hall meeting on Tuesday evening. Keith visited with some of the […]

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Salt Creek News

By Mary Lott Glen and Mary Lott went to the visitation at the Wilson Family Funeral Home for Dave Lott on Thursday. Friday, they attended Dave’s memorial at the Bennington Bible Church. Brigette Potter and Vickie Dickerman of Kansas City, MO arrived at Glen and Mary’s Saturday morning. After lunch, Brigette returned home and Vickie […]

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