Anvils help ring in the Fourth
Thursday, July 9, 2020
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Above, a sudden explosion followed by a shockwave and then a 70-pound anvil goes flying straight up during Saturday’s annual anvil shoot near Washington. This tradition has been going on for about 10 years now for some Fourth of July fun. At left, Les Gauby and Gary Gauby set an anvil flush on top... + continue reading
Bob’s Locker gets new owner after 36 years

This WCN archive photo from 1984 featured Don Zabokrtsky’s purchase of the locker from Bob Ruegsegger 36 years ago.

Thursday, July 9, 2020
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Bob’s Locker in Washington has a new owner. Adam Grover, of rural Morrowville, purchased the business on July 1 and said he plans to hire additional employees and double the kill capacity by Aug. 1. Cindy Zabokrtsky and her husband, the late Don Zabokrtsky, owned the locker for 36 years. The... + continue reading
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
Thursday, July 2, 2020
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Donna Jueneman and Janece LeDuc visit with their father Ronnie Tiemeyer through a specially-constructed protective area that was built on the east side of the Linn Community Nursing Home. To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://etypeservices.com/Washington%20County%... + continue reading
Active cases up in region, just one hospitalization
Thursday, July 2, 2020
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A local outbreak of COVID-19 in Cloud County has adjacent counties paying attention to the potential area spread of the coronavirus. But outside of a smaller increase in active cases in Republic County, there has not been a corresponding wave of new cases in other surrounding counties. Brandi Bray... + continue reading
The HISTORY of WATER

Little buildings on a farm near Washington mark the location of the city’s water wells, which the city has used since the 1960s.

Thursday, June 25, 2020
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Jim Smart still remembers the day about 55 years ago when he learned the city of Washington hit the water jackpot. “I was dehorning cattle at the vet clinic and George Cox pulled up in his old Jeep with a trencher on the back and said, ‘I think I found you some water out at Bob Boston’s,” said... + continue reading

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07/09/2020
The annual Linn Picnic is this Friday and Saturday, July 10-11, in the Linn City Park. A parade, demolition derby, German meal, kids events and fireworks are a few of the events planned this weekend. The event begins on Friday with a cornhole tournament... + continue reading
07/09/2020
The people of Washington County are not seeking food and utility assistance during the pandemic like those in other parts of the country. The local food bank has had three consecutive months of all-time low participation numbers, and there have not been a lot... + continue reading

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Active Cases of COVID-19 in Region
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Construction zones throughout town

Road barricades and orange cones litter Washington’s streets as various construction projects are underway.

06/25/2020 - 0 comment(s)
There’s a lot of construction going on in and around Washington. The replacement of water and gas lines in the city combined with new street, curb and gutters on part of B Street, Highway 36 construction on the west end of town and the final stages of the bridge replacement just south of town has... + continue reading
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Congressman Roger Marshall talks to President Trump on his cell phone in a downtown Washington alley. Marshall was in town on a Route 36 Listening Tour on Thursday, talking to a gathered crowd in the FNB Washington basement when an aide rushed in to alert Marshall to an impending call from the President.

06/18/2020 - 0 comment(s)
Dr. Roger Marshall had to step out of his town hall meeting in Washington on Thursday to take a call from President Trump. To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://etypeservices.com/Washington%20County%20NewsID441/ + continue reading

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The protests and riots that flared up across the country since the killing of George Floyd on May 25 show just how far we are as a nation from mending the racial fissure that has festered in America... + continue reading

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Washington coach pitch team coach Ryan Kern has the players talk about good things that happened during their season-opening win on Monday in Washington.

06/18/2020 - 0 comment(s)
More than 370 youth from Washington County are playing summer baseball and softball this year, according to numbers provided by area coaches. The number of Washington County boys’ teams has dropped... + continue reading
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Hanover’s Tianna Lohse will play basketball at Cloud County Community College.

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Coronavirus ends Hanover’s season after state win

The first round game between Hanover and Otis-Bison was close throughout. Hanover trailed for much of the game, but came with a strong second half, inching away in the fourth quarter for a 41.36 win. Coach Chris Beikmann rallied the girls in a time out to help pull away from the Cougars.

, Coronavirus ends Hanover’s season after state win

Hanover seniors Taeghan Zabokrtsky, Emma Bruna and Cadlee Stallbaumer gathered after the game to celebrate a come-frombehind win.

, Coronavirus ends Hanover’s season after state win

Emily Hendrickson completes an open layup. Her aggressive press defense helped stop Otis-Bison.

, Coronavirus ends Hanover’s season after state win

Hugs all around after the Hanover girls tallied a 41.36 win in their shortened state tournament run on Thursday.

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Cadlee Stallbaumer, left, and Tianna Lohse team up to harass the Otis-Bison ball handler. Stallbaumer and Lohse are both seniors and led the team in scoring.

, Coronavirus ends Hanover’s season after state win

Sophomore Avery Behrends stays close to prevent the Cougar player from advancing the ball down the court.

, Coronavirus ends Hanover’s season after state win

Tianna Lohse drives quickly down the court, scanning the floor for an assist opportunity or an open lane.

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Cadlee Stallbaumer slashes to the paint from the wing. She had 10 points for the Wildcats at state. Photos by Marie Bruna

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