A memorial was dedicated to the late Camillus O’Grady, who grew up in Greenleaf.

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The Greenleaf community dedicated a memorial stone to a young man many had never heard of. Camillus O’Grady lived in Greenleaf most of his life. He graduated high school in 1940, and in July of that same year, enlisted in the Navy. He was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, stationed... + continue reading

A young rider did a face plant into the dirt during the mutton bustin’ competition.

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A young rider did a face plant into the dirt during the mutton bustin’ competition   To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://etypeservices.com/Washington%20County%20NewsID441/     + continue reading

A fish kill was seen along the Ash Creek/Mill Creek stream system after a release of animal waste into the waterways last week. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is investigating the discharge.

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) issued a Stream Advisory for Ash Creek, Little Blue River and Mill Creek in Washington County on June 5 as a result of a suspected animal waste discharge that flowed into the stream system. The stream advisory applies to all of Ash Creek, Mill... + continue reading

Local gymnasts competed recently. Top row: Emily Porter, Polly Damman, Jordi Fahey. Bottom row: Marcella Taddiken, Camdyn Baker, Nellie Fahey.

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Six gymnasts from the Clifton-Clyde community competed for the Concordia Gymnastic Center at the 2019 Missouri Valley District Championship. The competition was April 26-28 at the Salina Fieldhouse. The district covers gymnastic AAU teams from Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri. There were 27 teams... + continue reading

Wyatt Bentz was recently presented with the Rotary Student of the Month award by Dr. David Hodgson.

Thursday, June 6, 2019
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Washington County High School senior Wyatt Bentz was awarded Washington Rotary Student of the Month recognition recently. He was chosen as a recipient of this award based on his academic, athletic, leadership, community service and extracurricular accomplishments. Wyatt is a 4.0 grade point... + continue reading

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About 82 loads of storm debris was collected in Linn in the hours after Monday’s tornado, according to Emergency Management Director Randy Hubbard. He spoke with the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday about the holiday clean-up efforts. He said... + continue reading
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Numbers from recent Washington County’s Free Days, the recycling program, and the amount and cost of trash taken into the Washington County Transfer station since 2017 were discussed during Monday’s   Noxious Weed and Solid Waste... + continue reading

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Without access to either of the gyms at Linn High School because of post-storm assessments, the Linn girls had volleyball and basketball practices at the Linn City Park last Thursday. The boys practice at Clay Center Community High School. The “new” gym was condemned on Monday, so all summer practices will be scheduled in the old gym going forward.

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The EF-0 tornado that swept through Linn in the early morning hours of Memorial Day last week caused enough damage to the “new” Linn gym that it was officially condemned on Monday. USD 223 superintendent John Whetzal toured the facility on Monday with a structural engineer who said the... + continue reading

Morganne Zabokrtsky toured a sheep farm during her spring trip to Spain.

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Morganne Zabokrtsky spent about a week in Spain this spring learning about the agriculture there. The Hanover native went on the March trip as part of one of Kansas State University’s agriculture study abroad programs. Zabokrtsky, who is a college junior majoring in animal science, said... + continue reading

Bob and Clara Cline were married in Hollenberg on May 2, 1954. The children of Robert and Clara Decker Cline invite you to celebrate with them their parents’ 65th wedding anniversary on June 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Brandford Covenant Church, 287 8th Road, Clyde. The family welcomes the community to attend.

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Bob and Clara Cline were married in Hollenberg on May 2, 1954. The children of Robert and Clara Decker Cline invite you to celebrate with them their parents’ 65th wedding anniversary on June 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Brandford Covenant Church, 287 8th Road, Clyde. The family... + continue reading

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Dear Editor: We are “looking at a jar that is half full or half empty.” Perspective is everything. After reading the headline on the front page of the Washington County News last week... + continue reading

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Local gymnasts competed recently. Top row: Emily Porter, Polly Damman, Jordi Fahey. Bottom row: Marcella Taddiken, Camdyn Baker, Nellie Fahey.

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Six gymnasts from the Clifton-Clyde community competed for the Concordia Gymnastic Center at the 2019 Missouri Valley District Championship. The competition was April 26-28 at the Salina Fieldhouse.... + continue reading

Washington County freshman Natalie Harlan leads the pack around the track in the 1600 meter run at the state track meet. She got second in the 1600 and third in the 800, but broke school records in both events.

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Thomas Atkins flies through the air in the triple jump on his way to a gold medal. The Hanover senior also won the 200 meter dash and was second in the long jump.

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Clifton-Clyde senior Brant Douglas stands in focus at the start of the 200 meter dash. Earlier in the day he won the 100 meter dash, giving him the crown as the fastest man in Kansas-Class 1A.

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Hanover’s Macy Doebele reaches for the pit in the triple jump. The senior repeated as champion in the event. She also placed fourth in the long jump.

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The all-senior Clifton-Clyde 4x100 meter relay team retained their championship crown by winning the event in a time of 44.20. Team members are, from right, Christian Seifert, Nathan Ohlde, Drake Steinbrock and Brant Douglas. Their winning time last year was 44.58, but their school record time set last week at regionals was 43.92.

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Natalie Harlan was just edged out of a win at the finish line by Lincoln’s Jaycee Vath, but Harlan broke the Washington County High School record in the event, and as a freshman, she will be back next year.

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Brant Douglas flew down the seventh lane in the 100 meter dash to win the event.

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Pete Peters, Hanover senior, clears the bar at 6-0 in the high jump. He also made 6-2 and finished in fourth. He also took third place in the shot put.

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Taeghan Zabokrtsky, Hanover junior, reaches out in the triple jump and leaped 35-9, good for third place overall.

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Nathan Ohlde extends to hand the baton to 4x100 meter relay teammate Drake Steinbrock. The team won the race, repeating as Class 1A champs.

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Sisters Maycee Callihan, left, and Mallory Callihan, waited together for the start of the discus on Saturday. They were able to warm up, but weren’t able to actually compete until Sunday. The duo have been practicing together and competing against each other for years.

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The Hanover boys took second place in Class 1A at the state track and field meet last weekend in Wichita. Team members are, front row, from left, Colin Jueneman, Jacob Jueneman, Jacob Klipp, Emmitt Jueneman; back, coach Matt Heuer, Daiken Stallbaumer, Thomas Atkins, Pete Peters, Carter Bruna, coach Kim Lohse.

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Daniel York rounds the bend in the 1600 meter run. The Linn junior took 12th in the event at his first trip to the state track meet.

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Emmitt Jueneman made the most of his freshman year at state, taking eighth in a competitive triple jump event.

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Hanover senior Carter Bruna used his first trip to state to get on the podium for taking eighth place in the javelin. He had competed in state golf earlier in the week.

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Sean Bruna spins with the discus before a throw. The Washington County junior missed the podium by one placing.

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Mallory Callihan spins during a warmup throw of the discus on Saturday. The event was pushed to Sunday and the Clifton-Clyde sophomore placed fifth with a throw of 117-2.

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Washington County sophomore Camryn Boykin made it to the finals in the 100 meter hurdles, one of the few preliminary races that was held at state this year. She placed eighth in the finals.

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Wyatt Bentz looks to the sand in the triple jump. The Washington County senior competed in track for the first time in his high school career and made the podium with a seventh place finish in the event. He also participated in the long jump.

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Jacob Jueneman placed eighth in the 800 meter run with a personal best time of 2:02.95. The sophomore was also part of the 4x400 meter relay team that placed third.

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Avery Behrends wasn’t able to make finals, but the freshman was 11th in the 100 meter dash and will work to get back to state next year.

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Britany Metz took some warm-up throws in the discus on Saturday, but lightning caused the delay of the event to Sunday. She placed sixth in the event for her first trip to state.

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Clifton-Clyde senior Christian Seifert comes down after clearing a hurdle in the 300 meter race, in which he took sixth.

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Hanover’s Zach Bruna led the Wildcats, finishing with a score of 89, which tied him in 25th place.

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Kobe Hoover watches the ball fly through the air on its way to the green. Hoover had a goal of medaling this year at state, and met that goal at the event in Salina last week.

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Washington County sophomore Kobe Hoover tied for 14th at the state meet, which earned him a medal.

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Hanover qualified for the state golf tournament as a team. They competed last week Monday, but had their tournament delayed until completion on Wednesday because of rainy weather..

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