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Acreage Reporting Deadline July 15

July 1, 2015

The acreage reporting deadline is July 15 to certify 2015 spring seeded crops and CRP acres at the Ottawa County Farm Service Agency. Producers must report all cropland acreages to maintain eligibility for ARC/PLC Farm payments, Price Support programs, Noninsured Crop Assistance program, and Conservation Reserve program. All cropland acres must be certified on FSA-578 […]

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Meeting of Ottawa County Commissioners

July 1, 2015

June 29, 2015 The Board of Commissioners met in regular session with all members present. The commissioners held board of canvass for the Mail Ballot Election on June 23, 2015 for USD #239 and USD #240. Motion carried to declare the election valid. Kenny Baccus, Noxious Weed Administrator, talked about his employee’s time being short […]

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2015 Wheat Harvest Underway

2015 Wheat Harvest Underway

July 1, 2015

Like a lot of farmers Larry Weidler is just happy to have a crop and to get his wheat cut this year. “I really don’t know what we are averaging yet this year, but I’m hoping for 30 (bushels per acre). Our test weights have been good.” Weidler, who grew up in Minneapolis, lives in […]

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Browns Will Play Tuesday Night at the Ottawa County Fair

Browns Will Play Tuesday Night at the Ottawa County Fair

July 1, 2015

Two years ago while on their second annual father and son bonding trip to a Fall Music Festival in Alexandria, Indiana, Todd Wilson and his youngest son, Reece, fell in love with the eclectic style of a group known as The Browns. It was also then that a friendship was born between the Wilsons and […]

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Rock City Accepts Grant

July 1, 2015

Rock City received a grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation. The grant will be used to install a concrete sidewalk to the new restroom facilities being installed at Rock City.  This grant was made possible by the Dane Hansen Foundation in cooperation with local community foundations in the northwest Kansas region served by the […]

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Housing Rehabilitation to be Discussed

June 24, 2015

A public informational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30 at Minneapolis City Hall to discuss the city’s potential housing rehabilitation and/or demolition grant for Minneapolis residents. Information will be presented on the grant program’s guidelines, eligibility requirements, and income qualifications. Pre-applications will be distributed at the meeting and will also […]

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Arts and Humanities Council Formed

Arts and Humanities Council Formed

June 24, 2015

Something new is stirring up in Ottawa County- a group of creative minded people has taken it upon themselves to form the Ottawa County Arts and Humanities Council. The group has put feelers out into the community to see if there is an interest in building such an organization. In the first meeting earlier this […]

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Kanakuk’s KampOut Returns

Kanakuk’s KampOut Returns

June 24, 2015

Kanakuk’s KampOut is returning to Bennington Bible this summer July 27-31. The “kamp” is for kid’s ages 5-12 years old and is a one week high energy, non-stop excitement, traveling Christian day camp experience from Kanakuk. The focus of KampOut is to teach campers that God is a loving Father and wonderful Creator who loves […]

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NCK Tech Awards Honors

June 24, 2015

Area students were awarded degrees and certificates at the NCK Tech commencement during May. Karson Kindall of Bennington earned an AAS degree in diesel technology. Amber Barnett, Kimberly Smith, and Tara Trickle, all of Minneapolis, earned a Certificate of Completion in practical nursing. Amber, Kimberly, and Tara were also named to the Dean’s Honor Roll […]

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Cardboard Boat Races Set to Raise Funds for Minneapolis Pool

June 24, 2015

Recent updates to the Minneapolis swimming pool and pool house have this town enjoying Markley Grove Park and the new facilities like never before. “Since the pool opened on May 28, we’ve had several days with attendance well over two hundred people,” Tammy Knox, City Pool Manager said. Gone is the dark and outdated 1950’s […]

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