Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Gardeners are preparing for spring planting despite the unusually wet and cool weather. Miller’s Flowers and Greenhouses owner Gene Miller said some of his regular customers are waiting to buy their plants because the ground is so wet, but he expected business to normalize soon. Kisby’s... + continue reading

Members of the Hanover boys track team are, front row, from left, Philip Doebele, Matthew Schroller, Braelan Stallbaumer, Taegen Schwartz, Tyler Bonser; back, Emmitt Jueneman, Jacob Klipp, Jacob Jueneman, Thomas Atkins, Colin Jueneman, Keagan Dimler. Not pictured, Daiken Stallbaumer, Pete Peters, Carter Bruna.

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The Hanover girls won the Class 1A state track championship last year for the first time in school history and now head coach Kim Lohse said both the girls’ and boys’ teams have goals to compete on the state level again. The Wildcats will be led by several athletes who return as... + continue reading

Members of the Clifton-Clyde boys track team are, front row, from left, Aidan Kieffer, Dalyn Zachgo, Dillon Provost, Tanner Thompson, Mason Ferron, Jayden Christianson, Tee Koch; middle, Ryan Sims, James Nobert, Slater Lawson, Isiah LeDuc-Pierce, Isaac Kern, Douglas Koch, Braxton Lawson; back, Brant Douglas, Jett Skocny, Christian Seifert, Drake Steinbrock, Aiden Rudolph, Kelley Wunderle, Nathan Ohlde.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Clifton-Clyde fields large teams this year on both the boys’s and girls’ sides, including state meet experience, making them contenders for various individual titles at every meet they attend and the boys should be competitive as a team throughout the season. The boys 4x100 meter... + continue reading

Members of the Washington County Tiger boys track squad are, front row, from left, Dustin Betts, Coy Stamm, Nathaniel Tice, Elijah Rutledge, Hunter Hill; middle, Jacob Toole, Sean Bruna, Tyler Harlan, Tyler Simmons, Jaisen Zimmer; back, Daniel Craig, Cody Helms, Wyatt Bentz, Trever Grace, Drew Buhrman, Jack Gilliam.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Head coach Don Brax sees an improving team in his Washington County Tigers track squad this year. The team is led by three seniors this year, only one of whom was on the squad last year. Tyler Harlan, Wyatt Bentz and Daniel Craig started the season well and Brax said he was excited about what they... + continue reading

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran stopped in Washington on Monday during his annual 105-county tour.

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U.S. Senator Jerry Moran stopped in Washington on Monday as part of his annual 105-county tour. Thirty-four people – both Rotarians and those from the community – attended the meeting that was scheduled during the weekly Rotary meeting in Washington. Moran said his focus in Washington D... + continue reading

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04/18/2019
Communities in the county will have their annual Easter egg hunts on Saturday, April 20. The following is a list of scheduled events for the county: Washington – The Centennial Homestead will host its annual Easter Eggstravaganza event beginning at... + continue reading
04/10/2019
The Board of County Commissioners heard department reports on roads, bridges and last week’s free dump days during Monday’s weekly meeting. The board also met in executive session with two department heads to discuss personnel. During his... + continue reading

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Hanover’s Macy Doebele and Carter Bruna, below right, and Clifton-Clyde’s Kalista Hubert, top right, competed in the Northeast Kansas All-Star game recently at Highland Community College. There was a significant Twin Valley League presence in the games. Results were not available.

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Photos by MARIE BRUNA and JULIE DOEBELE

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Hanover’s Zach Bruna led all local golfers on April 2 at Cedar Hills Golf Course with a seventh place finish in the season’s first meet. He scored a 90 in 18 holes. Pepe Cardenas, of Washington County and Dawson Sedlacek, of Hanover, tied for 10th after shooting 95’s. Nate Luppen... + continue reading

Mary Lou and Bill Walter, of Washington, prepare for Saturday’s equipment sale, which will officially mark the end of Walter Brothers Construction and Bill Walter’s decades-long career in concrete construction.

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Bill Walter got his start in the concrete construction business when he was only 15 years old. The 71-year-old from Washington has now retired after about 54 years in the profession; his equipment auction on Saturday will officially mark the end of his career. Over the decades he has done concrete... + continue reading

Braden Crome, left, sacked groceries for a customer at Crome’s Market in Hanover. The Hanover store is owned by Jenea Bruna, who took the store over from her parents.

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Penny Brown, of Jack’s Food Market, left, surveyed the dairy case on a recent Wednesday as she prepared to order grocery items for the next week. Brown is one of nine employees at the Linn grocery store, which is owned by Jack Dieckmann. He is a third generation owner of the store.

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Jason Crome, who owns the grocery store in Greenleaf with his wife, Sara, said he never planned to join his family’s grocery business. His parents owned the Greenleaf and Hanover grocery stores when he was growing up. His sister, Jenea Bruna, owns the Hanover store now. Crome said he decided to buy the grocery store in Greenleaf about five years ago because he was tired of being gone all the time when he was a truck driver. Now he is trying to think of ways to get more people to shop local.

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Travis Kier is a fourth generation grocer and joined the Washington store in 1992. The Kier family has owned a store in Washington, above, since 1951. Kier said the grocery business has changed significantly since he started working in the store when he was a kid. The change in grocery offerings is one of the many changes he has seen, he said.

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Travis Kier is a grocery store veteran. His great-grandfather was a grocer in Mankato, and his grandparents started their grocery careers in Washington when they took over Washington’s store in 1951. Kier’s father, Jim, started in the family busines in 1972, and Kier followed in 1992.... + continue reading

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Letter to the editor I recently witnessed an amazing display of friendship and sportsmanship displayed by one of our young athletes in Washington County. I was at the junior high track meet at... + continue reading

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Members of the Washington County Tiger boys track squad are, front row, from left, Dustin Betts, Coy Stamm, Nathaniel Tice, Elijah Rutledge, Hunter Hill; middle, Jacob Toole, Sean Bruna, Tyler Harlan, Tyler Simmons, Jaisen Zimmer; back, Daniel Craig, Cody Helms, Wyatt Bentz, Trever Grace, Drew Buhrman, Jack Gilliam.

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Head coach Don Brax sees an improving team in his Washington County Tigers track squad this year. The team is led by three seniors this year, only one of whom was on the squad last year. Tyler Harlan... + continue reading

Members of the Clifton-Clyde boys track team are, front row, from left, Aidan Kieffer, Dalyn Zachgo, Dillon Provost, Tanner Thompson, Mason Ferron, Jayden Christianson, Tee Koch; middle, Ryan Sims, James Nobert, Slater Lawson, Isiah LeDuc-Pierce, Isaac Kern, Douglas Koch, Braxton Lawson; back, Brant Douglas, Jett Skocny, Christian Seifert, Drake Steinbrock, Aiden Rudolph, Kelley Wunderle, Nathan Ohlde.

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Members of the Hanover boys track team are, front row, from left, Philip Doebele, Matthew Schroller, Braelan Stallbaumer, Taegen Schwartz, Tyler Bonser; back, Emmitt Jueneman, Jacob Klipp, Jacob Jueneman, Thomas Atkins, Colin Jueneman, Keagan Dimler. Not pictured, Daiken Stallbaumer, Pete Peters, Carter Bruna.

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Linn’s Ricardo Cardenas hands off to Kevin Alvarado in the 4x100 relay. They placed sixth as a team.

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Hanover’s Jacob Jueneman took second in the 800 and third in the 1600 at the season-opening Valley Heights meet on April 2.

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