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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

AREA SPORTS REPORT

AREA SPORTS REPORT

Volleyball The Bennington volleyball team had a busy week as they hosted their final home contest of the season and then participated in the Tescott Invitational over the weekend. The Bulldogs struggled at home against two very strong opponents in Marion and Hutch Trinity dropping both contests in straight sets. Leading the way for Bennington […]

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MHS FFA Competes Well at State

MHS FFA Competes Well at State

Three projects built in the Minneapolis High School Ag welding class were entered in the FFA Ag Mechanics projects division at the Kansas State Fair. Cole Clarkson received Grand Champion. Paden Kindall was awarded Reserved Grand Champion. David Johns placed third. Projects are entered in divisions based on the cost to construct. The small division […]

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MHS Students Earn Top Honors

MHS Students Earn Top Honors

Taking first place in the entomology career development event were Amber Weis, Austin Constable, Troy Daniels, Kadyn Fuller, Lane Nichols, and Cobie Flegler. Seven schools participated in the event. Lane Nichols won the event followed by Austin Constable in 3rd and Kadyn Fuller 7th out of 47 contestants. Also competing were Cobie Flegler in 12th, […]

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Sports

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

KU’s football team calmed the rising tide of discontent among Jayhawk fans by playing their best offense and defense of the season in the second half of the 24-10 win over Central Michigan. It may be just a lull before the storm, but Coach Charlie Weis earned a reprieve from fan criticism after the Central […]

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Ottawa County Falcons Continue Winning Ways

Ottawa County Falcons Continue Winning Ways

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Jr. High Cross Country Teams Compete

On September 16, the Tescott Junior High cross country team competed with over 500 runners in the Clay Center middle school cross country meet. Of the 74 runners in the 7th grade girls mile race, Brianna Torres placed 19th at 7:01 and Montana Peterson placed 45th at 7:52. Of the 82 runners in the 8th […]

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Opinion

Senator Jerry Moran Comments on ISIS

On Sept. 21, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran issued the following statement regarding the U.S. response to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS): I believe ISIS is a real threat to the safety and security of Americans, and the U.S. response and policy toward ISIS deserves more than a few sentences in a […]

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Hail to the Local Guy

As I looked out the window of my house at about 1 a.m. and watched the hail storm, I was surprisingly uninterested or concerned by the damage that was being done to my house and property. My first thought was, that’s why I bought insurance. A big part of my lack of concern had less […]

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Obama’s Foreign Policy Collapse

Syndicated by Rich Lowry President Barack Obama’s stated goal in the fight against the Islamic State, aka ISIS, is to reduce it to a “manageable problem.” What this means, he hasn’t spelled out in great specificity. Presumably fewer beheadings. A slower pace of Western recruiting. Fewer genocidal threats against embattled minorities. A downgrading of the […]

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Our Community

4-Her’s Compete at State

Several local 4-H members from the Central Kansas District recently participated in the Kansas State Fair. Participating and earning ribbons were: Delphos 4-H Club: Taton Smith, visual art – participation ribbon; Robert McKain, poultry – white. Livewires 4-H Club: Amanda McCosh, black/white photo – blue, Traveling Collection. Pleasant Valley 4-H Club: August Hulse, color photo […]

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Chamber Board Meets

The Minneapolis Area Chamber of Commerce met on Sept. 3. Board members in attendance were John Kirn, Mark Anderson, Hallee Gorrell, Vicki Lance, Jenny Gotti, and Hope Spano. The Chamber had a booth at the State Fair on Sept. 6. Hope Spano and Jettie Condray worked the booth. The prize giveaway was an overnight stay […]

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Dealing With Grief

By Lisa Newman By Lisa Newman Extension Agent “Grief never ends…but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love.” Author Unknown When my paternal grandparents were both 49 years old, they lost a 27 year- old […]

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Area News

Delphos Presbyterian

Pastor Geisler, in response to requests from the congregation, prayed for “comforting hands, healing, and guidance”, thanking God for those providing surgery and medicine and for the guidance of the Holy Spirit. “Happy Birthday” was sung to several coming forward. For special music, Randy Handley sang a solo about worrying no more, relying on Jesus. Scripture […]

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Living Cornerstone

This week Pastor Barry continued his series on the love of God with “How Love Rejoices”. First Corinthians 13:6 says love does not rejoice in iniquity but rejoices in the truth. When we rejoice in truth, we rejoice with Jesus because He is the Way the Truth and the Life. To rejoice in truth is […]

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Golden Wheel News

Menu: 9/25 oven fried chicken; 9/26 hot roast beef sandwich/gravy; 9/29 spaghetti/with meat sauce; 9/30 smothered pork chop; 10/1 beirock casserole. Birthday dinner is for October 17. Call 392-3338 before 9:30 a.m. to have a meal delivered, carry-out or dine-in.

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