Scholars are state-bound

The Washington County High School Scholars Bowls team swept the competition at the Regional Scholars Bowl meet on Feb. 6 at Blue Valley High School, qualifying for state. Members are, from left, Laura Skupa, Emma Portenier, Julisa Martinez, Racheal Craig and Jake Toole.

Thursday, February 13, 2020
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GIRLS BASKETBALL
Thursday, February 6, 2020
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TUESDAY, JAN. 28 CLIFTON-CLYDE 45, LINN 38 A strong third quarter where Clifton-Clyde held Linn to two points and built a 14 point lead created enough space to hold off a Linn charge in the fourth quarter for a 45-38 win. Mallory Callihan led the Eagles with 16 points and nine rebounds.... + continue reading
Winning spelling bee words are ‘alacrity’ and ‘kaleidoscope’

Linn seventh grader Amber Kolle, middle, won the 2020 Washington County Spelling Bee. Runner up was Weston Girard, right, of Clifton-Clyde, and third place was Hannah Zarybnicky, of St. John Catholic School.

Thursday, February 6, 2020
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from the oral spelldown qualify for the state spelling bee). In round four, Zarybnicky incorrectly spelled “massacred” and Girard correctly spelled “gargoyle” and “memorandum” to place second. Kolle and Girard qualified to compete in the Sunflower State... + continue reading
Riggs named undersheriff

Corey Riggs, of Hanover, has been named the new undersheriff for the county. He is also the county’s K-9 handler and is pictured with the county’s K-9, Krista.

Thursday, February 6, 2020
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Corey Riggs, of Hanover, has been named as the new undersheriff for Washington County. He replaces Kyle Applegarth, who took a job with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Riggs has been in Washington County since 2006 and has been in law enforcement since 2001. He began official duties on Jan. 27... + continue reading
WCHS claims scholars bowl league title

Members of the TVL champion Washington County High School Scholars Bowl team are, from left, Racheal Craig, Julisa Martinez, Jake Toole, Laura Skupa and Emma Portenier.

Thursday, February 6, 2020
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The Washington County scholars bowl team won the 13-team TVL tournament on Jan. 29 in Axtell while Hanover placed third. Washington County went undefeated in the round robin tournament to win. WCHS competed in the 13 team league tournament at Axtell on Wednesday, January 29. The team went... + continue reading

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USD 223 SCHOOL BOARD Linn High School could get a new gym by the end of next year’s basketball season if all goes smoothly through an effort directed by the USD 223 Barnes-Hanover-Linn school board on Monday night. USD 223 superintendent John... + continue reading
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The USD 108 Board of Education voted 6-0 Monday night to support the start of clay target team for Washington County High School juniors and seniors. Present were Rod Stewart, Jill Hoover, Keelie Welch, Kevin Elliott, Rhonda Manley and Kelsie Beikmann.... + continue reading

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Bokelmans say soil conservation is essential in ‘good’ farming

Scott and Deborah Bokelman, of rural Washington, protect their farm land by implementing and maintaining conservation practices. Some of the land has been in the family for 100 years.

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Scott Bokelman said he’s received valuable farming and conservation advice from landlords and ag customers over the years. He grew up on a farm in the Linn area, and he and his wife, Deborah, have been farming in the county for 32 years in addition to his 37-year career working for an ag... + continue reading
CONSERVATION AWARDS

Mark Diederich, pictured with tame cow Bessie who is the leader and teacher for stalk-grazing yearling heifers, grazes his cattle on native grass pastures and crop field residue.

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Mark and Evelyn Diederich have developed a rotational grazing system that has improved the grass and reduced the invasive trees and weeds on their land south of Greenleaf in the Kimeo area. The couple’s commitment to range management has earned them this year’s Col. Donald C. Peterson... + continue reading
Morrowville store served community for 70 years

Perf Synovec is shown in his Morrowville grocery store in 1946 shortly after he bought it. The grocery store served the community for 70 years before closing in the late 1980s.

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For nearly 70 years people in the Morrowville community could run downtown to the grocery store to buy everything from fresh cut meat to dry goods. Beer, fresh doughnuts, infant formula and home grocery delivery were available in later years. But times changed, and like many other rural areas, the... + continue reading

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A radio out of nothing

JOE PHILLIPS

Dear Me...

, A radio out of nothing

Prisoners of War were able to make radios out of prison camp scraps to detect transmissions.

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I opened another old box. A Cub Scout book from 1952 was marked to a page on basic crystal radios. Crystal radios do not need a power source. They operate on energy sent out by the radio... + continue reading