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The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving

December 18, 2014

The cliché has been repeated may times, especially around the holidays. It is better to give than to receive. A handful of volunteers have put that cliché to the test in the form of the Ottawa County Ministerial Association’s Christmas Store in Minneapolis, and have found it to be true. The purpose of the store […]

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Merger Announced

December 18, 2014

Tom McGavran, President and CEO of Delphos, Inc. and The State Bank of Delphos and Dave Brownback, President and CEO of CSB Bancshares, Inc., and Citizens State Bank and Trust Co., Ellsworth, announced an agreement whereby CSB Bancshares, Inc. will purchase 100% of the outstanding stock of the State Bank of Delphos which will be […]

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USD 239 Plans April Bond Election

December 18, 2014

Voters in USD 239 North Ottawa County will go to the polls on April 7, 2015 to consider a bond issue to expand and improve district attendance centers. At their regular board meeting on December 8, the Board unanimously approved a resolution scheduling the election. The bond issue election will request the authority to issue […]

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Tough People in a Tough Place

December 18, 2014

Three years ago, Tom Fleming moved to Ottawa County from Austin, Texas, when his mother, Margaret Morris Fleming, became ill. To keep his mind off the fact that her time left with him was short, Fleming began to research Ottawa County history. Fleming is a teacher and as often is the case in this profession, […]

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Strickland Receives Award

December 18, 2014

The College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University honored ten graduating seniors at ceremonies on Dec. 12. Every semester, each academic program may name an outstanding senior based on academic achievements and contributions to the program, the university, and the community. Among the honorees was Shelby Strickland, a bachelor’s candidate in family studies and […]

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Schieferecke Receives Award

December 18, 2014

The Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University has selected 46 undergraduate students to participate in its research mentoring and award program. Adam Schieferecke, a sophomore in microbiology from Bennington received a cancer research award. The program promotes early participation in laboratory research, encouraging students to consider careers in cancer research and medicine while […]

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Baccus Retires From Farm Bureau Presidency

Baccus Retires From Farm Bureau Presidency

December 10, 2014

Exactly one week ago today, Steve Baccus retired from a prominent position as President of Kansas Farm Bureau and an active career spent representing the views of rural Americans. With a lighter schedule, Baccus now has more freedom to take life as it comes. One might ask what’s next on his agenda. “I’m moving back […]

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Accessible Home Health To Offer Services in Ottawa County

December 10, 2014

In November of this year, the Ottawa County Health Center decided it could no longer offer home health services. Effective January 1, 2015 these services will need to be provided by someone else. Debra Bloomquist, owner of Accessible Home Health, was notified of the hospital’s decision and almost immediately began the process of transitioning a […]

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Why Jonathan Gruber Deserves Our Thanks

December 10, 2014

By Rich Lowry The epic search of the Greek philosopher Diogenes for an honest man is finally over. His name is Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist once known as an intellectual architect of Obamacare, although his status is being rapidly downgraded by the law’s supporters with every one of his uncomfortably frank utterances about President […]

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MJSHS Christmas Concert

December 4, 2014

The MJSHS Christmas concert is on Friday, December 5 starting with junior high choir at 6:30 p.m., the MHS band will play at 7 p.m. The MHS choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. followed by New Image.

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