Emergency Management director Randy Hubbard photographed the disappearance of 18th Road just east of Osage Road west of Washington when it went underwater on Wednesday. This is the same location pictured on the front page of the News last week when water had just begun to cover the road that Monday afternoon.

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Jake Pannbacker, of rural Washington, documented a stretch of 18th Road, ABOVE, located 5 miles northeast of Washington that was overcome with water last Wednesday.

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Mill Creek near Haddam, LEFT, spilled out of its banks on Wednesday afternoon and flooded fields.

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Randy Hubbard took this

photo last week just west of

Hanover, which shows water that came all the way up to the edge of the road just past the bridge.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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Parts of Washington County experienced minor flooding last week when rain and snowmelt overwhelmed ditches, creeks and rivers. The flooding was far from any records when both Mill Creek and the Little Blue River crested mid-week in minor flood stage. According to the National Weather Service... + continue reading

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office got a new K-9 in February. German Shepherd Krista and deputy Corey Riggs, of Hanover, began working together after 5 weeks of training.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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A new K-9 has joined the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Krista, who is a high energy purebred German Shepherd from police dog genetics, began work at the sheriff’s office on Feb. 8 after training for five weeks in Joplin, Mo., with handler and sheriff’s deputy Corey Riggs, of... + continue reading

The Hanover Wildcats made it to the state championship game before losing to Central Plains last weekend in Dodge City.
See the complete story and more photos on Page 8A.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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The Hanover Wildcats made it to the state championship game before losing to Central Plains last weekend in Dodge City.   To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://etypeservices.com/Washington%20County%20NewsID441/ + continue reading

Some gravel county roads, like this one just east of 18th and Osage Roads near Washington, have been barricaded in the past few days because of water over the road. Saturated and frozen soil combined with significant snow melt caused the issues earlier this week, but significant rains mid-week were expected to cause additional flooding.

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The county road crew has been barricading some roads in the county because of water over the road. Road and Bridge supervisor Justin Novak told the Board of County Commissioners on Monday that some employees were putting barricades on some roads on Saturday because of flooding in some locations,... + continue reading

Senior Macy Doebele drives around a Central Plains player. She averaged a double-double at the tourney.

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The Hanover girls found themselves in the state championship game for the third year in a row on Saturday in Dodge City. Though the Hanover girls were the two-time defending state champions in Class 1A-Div. 1, their Class 1A state championship game opponent was the Central Plains Oilers, who were... + continue reading

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Deputy appraiser Bev Finlayson told the board of county commissioners on Monday that hearings began this week for property owners who have disputed their property valuations that were released the first of this month. She said there haven’t been many... + continue reading
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A rotation plan for replacement of teacher laptops and student Chromebooks was approved Monday night by the USD 108 Board of Education. The board also agreed to buy approximately 60 iPads for K-1 students for next year. Present were Joe L’Ecuyer,... + continue reading

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KSDS in Washington received this month’s Jefferson Award from KSNT TV in Topeka. The award honors volunteers in northeast Kansas. The TV crew was in Washington on March 6 to interview CEO Glenda Keller and get video for the segment, which is expected to air on March 14.   To read... + continue reading

Senior Macy Doebele drives around a Central Plains player. She averaged a double-double at the tourney.

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The Hanover girls found themselves in the state championship game for the third year in a row on Saturday in Dodge City. Though the Hanover girls were the two-time defending state champions in Class 1A-Div. 1, their Class 1A state championship game opponent was the Central Plains Oilers, who were... + continue reading

In her final weeks at Silver Lake High School in May 2012, Gail Naylor gave instruction to a forensics student. She received a national award this year because of the success of her students during her 40-plus year coaching career and because of her committment to giving back to the arts. Photo by TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL

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Gail Naylor remembers well her first year as a teacher: She was 20 years old and “scared to death” as she began teaching at Washington High School. Her pay was $6,400 a year, and while there was no additional pay for coaching, she thought she “was killing it,” with her... + continue reading

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From December 2017 Anytime I try to look into a crystal ball it reminds me of the toy “Eight Ball” that was sold as a gag, a game, but I had one. According to instructions you asked... + continue reading

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Donkey Basketball is coming to Washington High School on Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m. Two four-on-four basketball games will be played featuring Washington County faculty, alumni, students and people... + continue reading

Senior Macy Doebele drives around a Central Plains player. She averaged a double-double at the tourney.

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Hanover’s Macy Doebele fights with a Beloit-St. John’s player for a rebound.

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