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Delphos Mayor’s Minute

Delphos Mayor’s Minute

March 4, 2015

Delphos Auditorium Update! As many of you know last fall we shut the gas off to the auditorium due to problems. The gas lines to the office were repaired and the heat was back on in time for winter. The next step was to have the council evaluate the options for the auditorium itself. The […]

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Candidate Profile: Cathy Hoover Minneapolis City Council, Ward  1

Candidate Profile: Cathy Hoover Minneapolis City Council, Ward 1

March 4, 2015

Cathy Hoover never intended to become a member of the Minneapolis City Council. In fact, she attended her very first City Council meeting a couple years ago with the intention to dispute a warning her husband received on his pickup. “My husband works construction and he’s away from home at times,” Hoover said. “One night […]

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Minneapolis City Council

Minneapolis City Council

March 4, 2015

The February meeting of the Minneapolis City Council came to order at 7 p.m on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Members of the council present at the meeting were: Hope Spano, David Sweat, Russ Thornton, Kerm Wedel, Cathy Hoover, and Kaely Jackson. The Council was joined by Mayor Virginia Hoover, City Administrator Barry Hodges, Deputy Clerk […]

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Ottawa County Commissioners

March 4, 2015

March 2, 2015 The Board of Commissioners met in regular session with all members present. The annual township reports of Richland and Sherman were confirmed by the board. Phil Aumick, Economic Development Director, discussed the comprehensive plan update with the board. He reported on the Salina Home Show. John Copple, Highway Administrator, will get with […]

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A Note on the Keystone Pipeline

A Note on the Keystone Pipeline

March 4, 2015

By U.S. Senator Jerry Moran Though not surprising, it is frustrating that President Obama vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline legislation. This decision prioritizes special interest politics over energy security and American jobs. The President said he was ‘eager to work with the new Congress,’ but has already issued 12 veto threats in addition to today’s veto. […]

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Around the County

March 4, 2015

By Karen Brumbaugh The quarterly elected officials meeting was held on Feb. 25 at the Tescott Lions Club building. Representatives from Culver, Minneapolis, Tescott, Bennington, Sheriff’s Department, Ottawa County Commissioners, and USD 240 were in attendance. Visitors were Dorothy Smith and Judy Swagerty from Bennington. Culver will begin its Kan Step project of laying water […]

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Ottawa County Register of Deeds Report

March 4, 2015

Total of 102 documents were recorded in February 2015 including 33 deeds, 21 mortgages, one mortgage assignment, 21 mortgage releases, three death certificates, 14 affidavits, three surveys, three easements, one notice of application of pre-existing mortgage, one UCC amendment and one decree of descent. February mortgage indebtedness is $3,304,445.00. Transfers: Billy T Gardner Family Trust […]

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Politicians Will Speak With Students

February 25, 2015

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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Around the County

February 25, 2015

By Karen Brumbaugh Strategic planning is an organizational management activity that is used to set priorities, focus energy and resources, strengthen operations, and ensure that employees and other stakeholders are working towards common goals, establish agreement around intended outcomes/results and assess and adjust an organization’s direction in response to a changing environment. It is a […]

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Candidate Profile: Sandy Tibbits  USD 239 School Board Position No. 3

Candidate Profile: Sandy Tibbits USD 239 School Board Position No. 3

February 25, 2015

Small town life is a new experience for Sandy Tibbits, who spent her formative years in Hutchinson, where she also attended junior high and high school. Tibbits was one of 419 students in her high school graduating class. “I didn’t struggle in school,” Tibbits said, “but I saw others fall behind and then drop out […]

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