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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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Bennington State Bank Announces Promotions

Bennington State Bank Announces Promotions

February 25, 2015

  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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Local Pastor Organizing Missionary Trip to Zimbabwe

Local Pastor Organizing Missionary Trip to Zimbabwe

February 25, 2015

Zimbabwe is an ethnically diverse nation of over 13 million people located in southern Africa. It is bordered by South Africa on the south, Botswana on the southwest, Zambia on the northwest and Mozambique to the east. The country itself is about the size of California only more compact and 65-70% of its inhabitants live […]

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Running or Prancing, Red Dress Run Is Fun For All

Running or Prancing, Red Dress Run Is Fun For All

February 25, 2015

Ottawa County Health Center invites you to put on a red dress and join them for the 4th annual Red Dress Run this Saturday, February 28. The event is a community-wide effort to help fight heart disease and recognize or remember those who are battling or have battled heart disease. This year’s run is in […]

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Walk Kansas

February 25, 2015

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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Candidate Profile: Justin Abell  USD 239 School Board Position No. 2

Candidate Profile: Justin Abell USD 239 School Board Position No. 2

February 18, 2015

Technically, Justin Abell is not new to the school board. With five prior months of service, Abell already has a feel for what it’s like to be on the board. Of all the new members, Abell is most familiar with the issues at hand. Yet, he’s the first to admit he’s still got a lot […]

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Superintendent Vignery Responds to Public Questions Regarding the Upcoming USD 239 Bond Issue

Superintendent Vignery Responds to Public Questions Regarding the Upcoming USD 239 Bond Issue

February 11, 2015

1) Why do we need a new gym when the one we have is never full? I will address this question in two parts, first assuming that the question is about sporting events namely basketball. That is a true statement when you consider the visitor’s side is not often filled, but I have seen it […]

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Local Vehicle Burglaries

February 11, 2015

Over the past few weeks there have been a number of vehicle burglaries in Minneapolis and Bennington. The burglaries have occurred mainly in the evening and nighttime hours.  Local law enforcement is suggesting that the public lock their vehicles at night, particularly if the vehicle is parked on the street.  Local law enforcement is also […]

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Conservation Banquet Award Winners

Conservation Banquet Award Winners

February 4, 2015

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Dr. Foerschler Returning to His Minneapolis Roots

Dr. Foerschler Returning to His Minneapolis Roots

January 28, 2015

Not that many years ago, there was a young man who mowed the grass at the clinic. During those hot summer days, he would gaze into the air-conditioned building and wonder about child labor laws and the fairness and balance of a universe that somehow forced him to be mowing grass when it could be […]

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