Alternative Recognition
Thursday, May 21, 2020
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Special events organized for Pandemic Class of 2020 Washington County High School seniors lined up along C Street in Washington with parents and other well-wishers lining the street on Friday evening. The event was put together as a way to help recognize the graduating class since they were unable... + continue reading
New Phase 1.5 causes scheduling issues in area
Thursday, May 21, 2020
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A new “Phase 1.5” of the Governor’s plan to reopen Kansas was announced on Thursday. The new plan continued restrictions from Phase 1 but did allow salons to open by appointment, and parks and fitness centers to open with certain guidelines. This phase was to last until June 1. On Tuesday, however... + continue reading
Natural Sheep

The Penning family raises 160 hair ewes on their rural Washington farm. Konnor Penning, below left, said he likes the sheep for their ability to lamb more than once a year. Teresa Penning, bottom right, demonstrated the automatic milk feeder.

Thursday, May 14, 2020
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The Penning family is raising sheep as naturally as possible. Chuck and Teresa Penning and their grown son, Konnor, lambed 160 hair ewes late this winter on their farm just northwest of Washington. The ewes spend most of their lives grazing grass, cover crops and stalk fields. The lambs, which are... + continue reading
Linn gym plans and cost estimate approved
Thursday, May 14, 2020
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The USD 223 school board approved plans and price estimates during their board meeting on Monday evening for a new gym at Linn. Superintendent John Whetzal said they instructed HTK Architects to move forward with construction documents and planning. He said they are going to have to finance a... + continue reading
Two spring events canceled by coronavirus pandemic
Thursday, May 14, 2020
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Two more summer events have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Hanover Days of ’49 and the Washington County Rodeo, both planned for June, have recently announced cancelations. The rodeo, which was supposed to be held on June 12-13, will not be rescheduled, so the next Washington... + continue reading

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05/21/2020
Memorial Day will be a little different this year as officials modify plans for the annual Memorial Day services. The following information on Memorial Day events has been provided to the Washington County News: MAHASKA – Mahaska will have a Memorial Day... + continue reading
05/21/2020
There will be no alumni banquets in Washington County this Memorial weekend. Most banquets have been cancelled this year, although one banquet is postponed until Labor Day weekend. The following alumni banquet information has been provided to the Washington... + continue reading

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Fossil found while fishing

The “odd looking rock” was determined to be a mammoth tooth after comparing it to photos found online.

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Garrett Martin found a fossilized woolly mammoth tooth while fishing along Mill Creek in rural Washington County a few weeks ago. The 13-year-old from Hanover noticed an “odd-looking rock” sticking out of the soil while waiting for the fish to bite. He and his father, Jeremy, kicked up the rock to... + continue reading
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Hanover’s Tianna Lohse will play basketball at Cloud County Community College.

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The recruiting process for Hanover senior Tianna Lohse with Cloud County Community College went a little different than usual. “It was all done over phone, email and text. They sent me a virtual tour of the campus,” said Lohse, describing her process with Cloud County Community College. A few weeks... + continue reading
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The halls are empty at all area schools during a time when they would normally be teeming with students of all ages. Because of the closure related to the coronavirus pandemic, teachers and school administrators have had to figure out how to continue educational pursuits in an online format.

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Most students are participating in the new distance or online learning this spring, according to area principals and superintendents. Internet issues have been a concern for some students, but the districts have been working with families to find temporary internet options or alternative methods... + continue reading

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If you search “Washington High School Kansas” on Google, there is a good chance you’ll come up with a few hits for the Washington High School in Kansas City along with a few hits for the local pre-... + continue reading
Results of pandemic create a case for American federalism

A Zoom meeting of the Kansas State Delegates to the GOP national convention.

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Hanover’s Tianna Lohse will play basketball at Cloud County Community College.

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The recruiting process for Hanover senior Tianna Lohse with Cloud County Community College went a little different than usual. “It was all done over phone, email and text. They sent me a virtual tour... + 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.

, 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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