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Politicians Will Speak With Students

Ottawa County Farm Bureau will be hosting Senator Elaine Bowers, Representative Susan Concannon, and Kansas State Board of Education Representative Deena Horst when they visit with the county’s high school government classes at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3 at Tescott High School. They will share information on what is happening with their respective government […]

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Bennington State Bank Announces Promotions

Bennington State Bank Announces Promotions

  The Bennington State Bank (BSB) Board of Directors made the following announcements at their annual stockholders meeting. Ron Weis has been promoted to Sr. Vice President. Weis has over 25 years of experience in banking and has been with BSB in Ottawa County for more than 20 years. Weis has a B.S. degree from […]

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Walk Kansas

Valentine’s Day is over, Lent has begun, spring will be here soon and that means Walk Kansas preparations are officially underway! Walk Kansas is a team-based fitness program that will help you and others lead a healthier life. It is an 8 week fitness challenge that begins March 15 and lasts through May 9. It […]

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School News

MHS Forensics at Central

Thirty-two schools from across the state of Kansas and Oklahoma competed in the Salina Central Invitational on Feb. 20-21. Sumner Academy of the Performing Arts placed first followed by Garden City High School, Bishop McGuinness High School (Oklahoma), Hutchinson High, and Blue Valley North. In the Varsity Division on Saturday, most of the events had […]

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MHS FCCLA Attends District Event

MHS FCCLA Attends District Event

The MJSHS FCCLA attended the annual District C STAR event competition and elections on Feb. 11. For the Lions, the results were extremely positive in both competition and the election process. In the competition area, all six members who competed qualified for State competition in April at Wichita. During the election, two Minneapolis members were […]

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FFA Poultry Team Places First

FFA Poultry Team Places First

This year’s North Central District FFA Poultry career development event was held February 11 in Manhattan. Minneapolis won the event with 1,343 points. Riley County was second with 1,232 points ahead of Republic County in third with 1162 points out of nine schools. Out of 50 contestants Minneapolis dominated with Lane Nichols 1st, Lane Sanders […]

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Sports

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

KU’s basketball team was nothing special during their 81-72 win against TCU last Saturday. But the Jayhawks weren’t terrible either. Coach Self’s team moved their record to 11-3 in the Big 12 and they still were all alone in first place. The most encouraging aspect of the TCU game was the outstanding play of freshman […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Kansas tightened their grip on the Big 12 basketball championship with their 74-64 win against Baylor last Saturday. But as a famous man once said, “It isn’t over ‘till it’s over.” KU is 10-2 in the Big 12 and the only team standing in their way is Iowa State with an 8-4 record. All of […]

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Wolfpack Finishes Third

Wolfpack Finishes Third

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Opinion

Letters to the Editor

He lied? Gee, Erik, you must be racist. You need to understand that the truth doesn’t matter anymore. It’s out of style. If you merely state the truth, instead of encouraging deadly behavior, that means you are a hate-monger. Like the President, you should care far more what people say about YOU. So get it […]

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The Art of Lying

A comment by Erik Shupe He lied. President Obama was always for gay marriage, he never opposed it, and the only reason he didn’t make that perfectly clear when he was running for President was because that particular stance didn’t sit well with the African-American voting bloc. What has to be the biggest surprise in […]

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Step it Up!

Step it Up!

I come from a long line of pacers. With ten kids in my family, we had more children than chairs when I was growing up. Our motto was “On your feet, lose your seat.” Plus I walked uphill both ways to school every day, including home and back for lunch. It was so far, it’s […]

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Our Community

DAR Chapter Meets

The Mary Wade Strother Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, met for its annual George Washington Day Tea on Feb 21, 2015 at the University United Methodist Church, Salina with 14 members and 19 guests present. Carol Brown of Lindsborg, Chair of the DAR Good Citizen program, introduced area students who were chosen as their […]

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Foundation to Offer Grants

The Ottawa County Community Foundation is offering grants made available through funds received from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. Grants are limited to $5,000 or less to maximize community outreach, but the grant may be part of a larger project with other funding partners. Grants will be awarded to projects or programs that address arts, […]

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Kiser on President’s List

Trisha Kiser of Delphos, was named to the President’s list for the fall of 2014 semester at Barton Community College in Great Bend. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a GPA of 4.0.

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Area News

Wells News

By Donna Adee and Polly Pearce Hopefully many of you were able to enjoy the Sunday meal at the Community Center. Ellis was so cold after returning from the Valentine supper Saturday at their church that it took him 30 minutes to thaw out with hot drinks. It was 22 degrees at 9:30 when Ellis […]

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New Books at Library

New books received in January at the Minneapolis Public Library include: Fiction: Die Again by Tess Gerritsen, Havana Storm by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler, Hope to Die by James Patterson, Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline, The Assassination Option by W.E.B. Griffin and William Butterworth, Pegasus by Danielle Steel, How To Survive a Garden Gnome Attack […]

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Salt Creek News

By Mary Lott Emery and Carleen Berry attended the Community Bible Church Valentine Banquet and program Saturday evening. Mary Lott went to Micheal Dickerman’s third birthday party on Saturday afternoon at the Minneapolis Scout Hall hosted by his parents, Shaun and Ashley Dickerman. Happy Birthday Micheal! Glen and Mary Lott celebrated Valentine’s by eating at […]

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