Commentary

Wed
19
Jul

Done writing for a while to focus on the history book

By DAN THALMANN

I love writing.

It’s my favorite part of the newspaper life.

I especially love writing most of the type of content that makes up a rural weekly newspaper.

 

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Wed
19
Jul

Excited to tell the stories of ‘my people’

By CYNTHIA SCHEER

Rarely does a month go by that someone doesn’t stop me at the grocery store or convenience store or a ball game and ask me when I’m coming back to the Washington County News. This has gone on since I left the newspaper more than seven years ago.

I have been working in Bellville the past seven years. The last five of those years have been at the newspaper. My goal has always been to return to Washington by the time my boys began school. That goal became a reality this week.

 

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Wed
05
Jul

Walking for the health of it

By PATRICIA GERHARDT

Want to feel better? Look better? Listen up, then, I have just the solution for you. No, it’s not some fancy pancy gizmo, or an expensive supplement — you’ll find it at the bottom of your legs. Your feet. Yes, that’s right. Yes, we’re talking about walking, jogging, cycling — in other words MOVING those feet.

 

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Wed
28
Jun

Controversy is not a goal of the WCN

By DAN THALMANN

There is a lot to love about a career at a rural county newspaper. Most of that has to do with the people of Washington County. I feel like I have gotten to know more people here than possibly anyone else around, since few other jobs put a person in front of the entire county like a newspaper job does. The people are what make this county great.

 

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Wed
28
Jun

Benefits of beer beyond drinking it

By ELIZABETH ROGGE

Beer is the world’s oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drink. However, you don’t have to drink beer in order to reap the many benefits of the brew.

Beer attracts bugs. Pour (stale) beer into buckets and place around the edge of your backyard. Flies and mosquitoes will be drawn to it.

 

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Wed
21
Jun

A house for a wren

By JOE PHILLIPS

Tweet-tweet.

I must be doing something wrong. I’ve built bird houses in any form you can imagine but I can’t attract a wren. All I’ve read about the tiny birds is that they like a home with a hole of no more than one inch. Beyond that that aren’t picky.

 

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Wed
21
Jun

Benefits of drinking green tea

By ELIZABETH ROGGE

Green tea has been linked to many health benefi ts for centuries and now researchers have added another benefit…improvement of brain function.

The antioxidants and nutrients in green tea have a powerful effect on the body which includes:

 

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Wed
14
Jun

A house can’t have too many calendars

by JOE PHILLIPS 

What is the date? In a recent meeting we needed a date convenient to all. Most looked at their cell phones. One had a calendar in her workbook and I made notes on a piece of paper. There is a calendar app on my cell but I’ve never used it. It might as well not be there.

We were late visiting places where customers can pick a calendar from a stack. That was around the end of the year. The bank ran out early. They didn’t order as many this year. The same is true of the bank that always has calendars left over.

The Kansas Woman is, understandably, partial to John Deere tractor things but the local dealer had none. The KW is loath to buy a calendar, even at half off, believing that a free advertising calendar will show up.

 

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Wed
14
Jun

Good nutrition and a routine

by ELIZABETH ROGGE 

“The greatest health is wealth” - Virgil In order to stay healthy you need to maintain good nutrition, keep your body active, and follow a healthy routine.

Take a daily walk. Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night. Keep an active social life.

Avoid junk food, such as cookies and chips. Shy away from refined carbohydrates, such as white bread and pasta. Avoid carbonated drinks. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Reduce the amount of cake, ice cream, and other sweets from your diet.

 

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Wed
07
Jun

WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSION

The Board of Washington County Commission met on Friday June 2, for the purpose of working on budgets. The Commissioners approved a letter of support for tax credits for KSDS.

The Board of Washington County Commission met Monday June 5, in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members present were Tim Mueller, First District Commissioner, David Willbrant, Second District Commissioner, Gary Ouellette, Third District Commissioner and Diana Svanda, County Clerk, to record minutes.

Consent agenda items included: Payroll and bills totaling $411,598.27; change order 2016-79; thank you from Washington County fifth grade; Kansas Department of Health and Environment — confined feeding facilities; personnel form – deputy sheriff resignation; Twin Valley – medical mileage.

 

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