Schools to re-start (at home) Monday

Mary Fuhrken organized bags of students’ supplies and belongings on Tuesday to be delivered to them along their bus route along with lunches that have been served daily to students. The delivered lunch program started in earnest last week and as of Tuesday, USD 108 superintendent Denise O’Dea said 285 kids were served, which is 78 percent of their student population. An online version of classwork will begin Monday.

Thursday, March 26, 2020
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Local teachers are in the midst of forming plans along with school administration to offer a meaningful educational experience to local students with the intent to start on Monday. But the resulting style of schooling will be very different than the traditional in-school method since Kansas... + continue reading
Coronavirus UPDATE
Thursday, March 26, 2020
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Washington County Health Department Administrator Tiffany Hayman said there was no real change in the local situation with coronavirus as compared to last week. There are no official cases of COVID-19 in Washington County yet, and last week, there were a few individuals in the county who had... + continue reading
‘Weekend Bulletin’ offers Friday news
Thursday, March 26, 2020
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Don’t miss the new digital “Weekend Bulletin” which is being released weekly on Fridays. This new Washington County News product gives an overview of the local breaking news related to the coronavirus pandemic. As fast as things are changing, publishing just one news product a week is not enough... + continue reading
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.

Thursday, March 19, 2020
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KSHSAA cancelled all state tourneys after first round The Hanover girls went undefeated at the Class IA State Basketball Tournament. Unfortunately, that undefeated streak was just one game — the Wildcats were halfway through their first-round game against Otis-Bison on Thursday in Dodge... + continue reading
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Thursday, March 19, 2020
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Hanover had vocal crowd support from fellow high school classmates, above, as well as the full cheer squad, below, during their first round game at the state tournament in Dodge City on Thursday. Freshman Ceegan Atkins gets her hands up on defense to help stop the ball from coming into the paint... + continue reading

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Anyone wanting to go inside the Washington County Courthouse now must first go to the Health Department and have their temperature taken. The courthouse doors are locked because of COVID-19 pre cautions, and people must call to gain access after going to the... + continue reading
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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.

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KSHSAA cancelled all state tourneys after first round The Hanover girls went undefeated at the Class IA State Basketball Tournament. Unfortunately, that undefeated streak was just one game... + continue reading
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Hot-shooting Hanover claims sub-state win

Tianna Lohse looks to the basket during a fast break layup attempt. Lohse had 15 points in the game, many from steals that came out of an aggressive full court press by Hanover.

, Hot-shooting Hanover claims sub-state win

Adria Girard, a Clifton-Clyde senior, finds a gap in the paint to pull up for a shot between Hanover defenders.

, Hot-shooting Hanover claims sub-state win

Julia Douglas, a Clifton-Clyde point guard, drives down the lane while the aggressive defense of Emily Hendrickson, left, and Avery Behrends, slows her.

, Hot-shooting Hanover claims sub-state win

Jaysie Bowser, a Clifton-Clyde senior, completes a quick drive from the side for a layup.

, Hot-shooting Hanover claims sub-state win

A quick move to the middle gets Hanover’s Taeghan Zabokrtsky around the defender for a shot opportunity.

, Hot-shooting Hanover claims sub-state win

Emily Hendrickson scans the floor for a teammate. Hendrickson’s aggressive defense helped create turnovers for Hanover.

, Hot-shooting Hanover claims sub-state win

Hanover senior Kadlee Stallbaumer shoots a 3-pointer. She made a game-high five 3-pointers.

, Hot-shooting Hanover claims sub-state win

Mallory Callihan drives hard to the basket on her way to two of her nine points in the game.

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