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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

Traffic Safety Expert Addresses Ottawa County Students

On November 10, Bennington High School’s TRUCE and SAFE groups invited Minneapolis High School and Tescott High School to a presentation from highway safety expert, Pam Holt, a recognized expert in injury prevention and highway safety. As a trauma nurse from Springfield, MO, she has served on several coalitions to improve seatbelt compliance as well […]

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MHS Places Third at Math Relays

MHS Places Third at Math Relays

Minneapolis High School students attended Fort Hays State University Math Relays on Thursday, November 13. The MHS students placed third overall out of 2A and 3A schools. The individual and team scores are calculated from all students competing in classes 1A-6A schools which included around 800 students. In trigonometry Kynedi Allison placed 6th overall in […]

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THS Competes in ECO Meet

On October 2, students from Tescott High School competed in the 14th annual regional EcoMeet at Salina’s Indian Rock Park. EcoMeet is a scholarship competition for students interested in wildlife biology in Kansas. Students compete in four areas. Teams are tested over their general knowledge of a Kansas ecosystem (wetlands this year) and knowledge of […]

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Sports

MHS Football’s Stellar Season Comes to an End

MHS Football’s Stellar Season Comes to an End

The Minneapolis football team saw their bid to make history with the school’s first sectional championship fall painfully short in a 66-14 loss to a very talented Halstead team. Still, the Lions left the field with their heads held high, having put together one of the best seasons in school history. It was a season […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

The Kansas City Chiefs roared into a first place tie with Denver following a scintillating 24-20 win over the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. KC and Denver are tied atop the NFL West with 7-3 records. Head coach Andy Reid, defensive coordinator Bob Sutton, and general manager John Dorsey are doing a remarkable job of […]

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Lions Host Tournament

The MJH boys basketball team began its season last week by hosting the annual early season tournament. The Lions opened play with Lakewood and lost an overtime thriller 38-37. They followed that with a 43-6 loss to Beloit, and a 39-23 defeat at the hands of Sacred Heart. Scoring in the Lakewood game were Cooper Berry […]

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Opinion

Letter to The Editor ~Raymond H. Pachta

Because of what I write I realize I may be labeled a fanatic, yet for those of common sense, abiding by just the natural law, and especially for those who accept the Scriptures as God’s revelation, I would like to clarify what is happening. I honestly believe that our beloved country faces greater peril than […]

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Letter to The Editor ~Howard Coatney

About a year ago, at a Costco warehouse in California, quite a hullabaloo was started when a pastor, while walking through the book department, discovered that the bibles were being displayed in the “fiction” section. The pastor apparently tweeted and twittered his discovery, and the result was a national news story. I’m sure that boycotts […]

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And I Thought I Liked You

A comment by Jason Parks Normally, I try to let things like this go, but sometimes political rhetoric is so offensive and off-base that it simply cannot go unchecked. I, for one, am so very tired of the “if you disagree with me you must hate me” line of malarkey. Contrary to the proponents of […]

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Our Community

Library Book Fair

The Minneapolis Public Library’s annual Scholastic Book Fair is themed “Enter the Kingdom of Books.” The book fair will run through November 22 during business hours. Additionally, an online component of the book fair can be accessed 24 four hours a day via the internet. The online portion of the fair runs November 9-27. It […]

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Evolution of Family Night

Evolution of Family Night

One student’s hands are covered in pumpkin slime, he looks up at his dad and grins as he brings the seeds out to be counted. Nearby, a group of students must be thinking, “I wonder what we’ll do with these?” as they look down at a pile of candy corn on the table in front […]

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Eighteen Days on the Other Side of the World

Eighteen Days on the Other Side of the World

Todd Burrow, senior pastor of Bennington Bible Church, finally said yes to a repeat request from a friend and former colleague. On October 2, Burrow boarded a plane to Africa where he would spend the next three weeks. His contact, David Bohyer, founding pastor of Bennington Bible Church, is now Associate Director and Senior Faculty […]

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Area News

Golden Wheel News

Menu: 11/20 chili; 11/21 birthday dinner serving roasted turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, pumpkin crunch and ice cream; 11/24 taco salad; 11/25 smothered pork chop; 11/26 hamburger tater tot casserole; Center closed Nov. 27-28. Frozen meals can be delivered on Wednesday by request. Call 392-3338 before 9:30 a.m. to reserve a meal for dine-in, carry-out […]

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Living Cornerstone

This Sunday was the deadline given to church members for the collection of boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Nine boxes were collected and will be delivered to Community Bible Church in Minneapolis. Ms. Julie shared a thank you from someone who received flowers from the church after the loss of their son. The congregation prayed […]

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Bennington News

It was a busy week in the Rinderer households this week. Jared and Faith Rinderer arrived Friday night from London. Blake Rinderer and friend Sarah Guyette, Altus, OK., arrived Saturday night. Saturday morning Jim, Chad, Jared, Faith, Nancy, Jeff, and Cindy Rinderer and Ruth Rinderer Meyer all met at IHOP for breakfast. Tuesday Jared, Faith, […]

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