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.

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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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
Icy country roads were impassable

Several large humps of ice in the street between the bank and post office in downtown Washington caused issues for drivers. The humps are the result of piles of snow from the sidewalks that were pushed into the street before freezing solid, the city administrator said.

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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COUNTY COMMISSION The county’s icy roads were the topic of discussion on Tuesday during the Board of County Commissioner’s meeting. Scott Vathauer and Mark Diederich attended the meeting to share their concerns with the county’s handling of roads in the Barnes area. Road and... + continue reading
Hanover sweeps Linn

Hanover’s Jacob Jueneman goes up for a shot from the baseline while Keaton Bargmann defends.

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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	Moose sighted near Mahaska

David Graham, who lives two miles west of Mahaska, photographed a young bull moose in his yard about 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. Officials say the moose, which was tracked through northeast Nebraska last fall, likely wandered to Kansas from Minnesota.

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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The first moose to be spotted in Kansas since 1989 has made its way to the Mahaska area. David Graham, of rural Mahaska, “got a really good look” at the moose and photographed it in his yard two miles west of Mahaska at about 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, Jan. 12. The young bull moose... + continue reading
Dusty Leonard named Driver of the Year
Thursday, January 9, 2020
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Dusty Leonard, Marysville, was named 2019 Regional Crate Late Model Driver of the Year and was the sixth driver to win backto-back championships in the 34-year history of the National Championship Racing Association. Leonard is 11th on the alltime win list for NCRA. He won the NCRA points,... + continue reading

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01/23/2020
According to Carl Chalfant, who is the city administrator for the City of Washington, all city streets were treated on Thursday ahead of last week’s storm, and they were treated again on Saturday. It was so cold, though, he said, that the treatment... + continue reading
01/23/2020
Both Washington County and the City of Washington have snow policies that are used to guide the plowing of snow and the application of salt and sand. Those policies didn’t work well with last week’s rain-sleet-snow mix, according to those who... + continue reading

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A journalist in the Middle East

In the fall Holtmeier began covering the protests in Lebanon. Her coverage of the event as a freelancer for a magazine in Dubai has landed her a new job in a new country.

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For the past 15 months Washington County High School graduate Lauren Holtmeier “barely scraped by” while living in Beirut, Lebanon. The 25-year-old worked as many as four jobs as she lived in what she described as one of the most beautiful places she has been. She went to Beirut for... + continue reading
Smithsonian to house artifacts of Haddam native
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The Smithsonian in Washington D.C. will display clothing items and ribbons belonging to Haddam native Blanche McKenney Hunter. The items come from her years of performing on horseback. She was the champion long distance rider of the world in 1896 and rode with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in... + continue reading
Decorated windows bring joy to Morrowville

The south window on the Stanton building features a Nativity scene that Steve Talkington said he hopes to grow in the future.

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About this time last year, Morrowville resident Steve Talkington looked in the big windows of the brick Stanton building in downtown Morrowville and was saddened at how dark they looked during the holiday season. He saw potential in all that glass, he said. He had recently started working for... + 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

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SATURDAY, JAN. 18 GIRLS BLUE VALLEY 52, LINN 22 espite getting a threepoint win over B lue V alley on Tuesday, Linn wasn’t able to compete with the Rams in a rematch during a firstrond... + continue reading
Action at the TVL tourney

Keaton Bargmann drives around a Frankfort defender on his way to the basket. Linn competed with the Wildcats early, but lost in the end.

, Action at the TVL tourney

Emmitt Jueneman pulls up for a 3-pointer. The Hanover guard was hot early in a win over Doniphan West.

, Action at the TVL tourney

Linn’s Kaylee Oehmke shoots from the outside. The Lady Bulldogs lost to Blue Valley in the first round.

, Action at the TVL tourney

Hanover freshman Ceegan Atkins defends closely against Frankfort in a quarter-final game on Monday, which saw Hanover lose by three. (Photo by Kara Bruna)

, Action at the TVL tourney

Philip Doebele looks for an open Hanover teammate during the Wildcats’ dominating win over Doniphan West.

, Action at the TVL tourney

Camryn Boykin can get hot from inside and out, helping her team on a recent winning streak. The Tigers are now into the semi-finals of the TVL tournament.

, Action at the TVL tourney

Alyssa Kern drives to the paint after beating a Troy defender who tried defending her at the 3-point line.

, Action at the TVL tourney

Riley Dusin reaches out to grab a rebounds. Washington County beat Troy in the first round on Saturday.

, Action at the TVL tourney

Hanovers MaKenna Jueneman a Allison Jueneman sets a pick. (Photo by Kara Bruna)

, Action at the TVL tourney

Linn junior Faith Beikman goes straight up in the paint to shoot over a Blue Valley post player.

, Action at the TVL tourney

Daniel York works his way into the paint for a shot attempt against Frankfort on Saturday.

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Hanover sweeps Linn

Hanover’s Jacob Jueneman goes up for a shot from the baseline while Keaton Bargmann defends.

, Hanover sweeps Linn

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Linn senior Kaylee Oehmke tries to disrupt Allison Jueneman’s shot during the Jan. 7 matchup between Hanover and Linn.

, Hanover sweeps Linn

Hanover’s Zach Bruna and Linn’s Ricardo Cardenas fight for the ball.

, Hanover sweeps Linn

Linn’s Ella Thalmann goes up to defend against Avery Behrends’ shot.

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KARA BRUNA

, Hanover sweeps Linn

Hanover junior Blake Hynek goes up for a shot in the paint. The Hanover boys and girls beat Linn on Jan 7 at Hanover.

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