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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

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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Class of 59 Celebrates Reunion

Class of 59 Celebrates Reunion

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AREA SPORTS REVIEW

AREA SPORTS REVIEW

Football The Trojan football team nearly secured their first win of the season against Natoma this past week, but came up short in a 42-48 loss. After an opening week loss that left Head Coach Walker lamenting several shortcomings on defense, the opening quarter showed improvement by the defense as the Trojans jumped out to […]

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Sports

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Kansas State will play their most significant non-conference, regular season game in their history this Thursday (Sept. 18). Ranked number 19 in the polls, K-State will face the number five Auburn Tigers in Bill Snyder Family Stadium. ESPN will televise the game with a 6:30 p.m. start. With the new playoff formula in place, this […]

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Ottawa County Sixth Grade Falcons

The sixth grade Ottawa County Falcons football team beat the Salina Redskins in their season opener by a score of 30-12. The team lost its second game 18-0 against the Salina Eagles.

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Ottawa County Fifth Grade Falcons

Ottawa County Fifth Grade Falcons

Members of the fifth grade Ottawa County Falcons football team are: (front row) Logan Crissman, Canton Rindt, Gage Carlson, Keaton Oxandale, Colby Rice, Ty Adam, Ryker Nelson, Weston Schrader, Brody Murk, Nate Ohlson, Bryson Blake; (back row) Terren Andrews, Austin Wolf, Grant Swearingen, Kolton Hoppe, Bryce Worlock, Ben Stanley, Ethan Bolen, Jonathan Lowe, Gannon Crough, […]

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Opinion

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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Wasting Time

By Dorothy Rosby If we’re average – not that very many of us are – we’ll spend a full year of our lives looking for lost objects, eight months going through junk mail, and 43 days listening to recorded messages telling us to please hold for the next available operator. I read it on the […]

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Prejudice Without Boundaries

A comment by Erik Shupe The other day I bought some black licorice and encountered first hand, yet another example of racism in our society, as the cashier who waited on me openly expressed her disgust for the black licorice candy I purchased. Of course racism and prejudice can be the only reasonable explanation. As […]

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Our Community

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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Culver Harvest Festival

The annual Culver United Methodist Church Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, September 27 starting at 5 p.m. The church is located at 401 Main in Culver. As always, expect good food, good fellowship, maybe some music, and an entertaining auction of garden produce, baked goods, and craft items. Joy Johnson has donated a […]

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Area News

Around the County

On September 10, Karen Brumbaugh went to a Kansas Association of Counties Leadership workshop in Emporia. The class was titled Effective Citizen Communication. It was attended by an attorney, Kansas commissioners, payroll clerks, hwy. dept. secretary, city administrators, health dept. administrators, and city councilors. The class was very interesting and gave a lot of information […]

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Wells News

Kent Harder has received the okay from the doctors to start therapy for his right leg but the left leg still needs more healing. He will be doing therapy two or three times a week in Minneapolis. Going back to work will be difficult since it requires quite a bit of walking. Pam Harder went […]

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Delphos Methodist

During the Praise and Petition time, the arrival of great-grandchildren to two families was shared and prayer was offered for a heart situation and a cancer diagnosis for congregation acquaintances and for Deloris Pachta who was unable to be at church. The Scripture readings were about Jesus feeding the 5,000 (Mk. 6:30-44) and His warning the […]

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