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Wed
20
Sep

Riverside HS requests entry into TVL

Vote to take place on Oct. 4 before football scheduling meeting in Salina

BY DAN THALMANN

While Troy High School seems to be staying in the Twin Valley League for now, another school a few miles further east of Troy has now officially requested entry into the league.

Riverside High School, based in Wathena and Elwood along Highway 36, asked the league board on Sept. 13 to accept them as the league’s 14th member school.

 

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Wed
20
Sep

County in moderate drought after dry summer

BY CYNTHIA SCHEER

The rains have returned, but the relief may be short lived.

Climatologist Mary Knapp said Washington County is abnormally dry and in moderate drought thanks to a lack of rain in August and September. A “wetter than normal” week is ahead with as much as two inches in the forecast. Below normal precipitation returns to the three and four-week outlook.

 

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Wed
20
Sep

Young church purchases building in industrial park

BY CYNTHIA SCHEER

Faith Connection Church will soon have a permanent home after spending the last four years at Mayberry’s restaurant in Washington. Pastor Rustin McClure said the church was expected to close on the former Three Cedars building, located along Highway 15 across from Animal Health Center, on Sept. 25.

McClure said he hoped services will begin there in early December.

 

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Wed
13
Sep

Clyde says no to TV show

BY DAN THALMANN

The immediate and potentially ongoing economic benefit of having a reality television show filmed in and around the Clyde community was not worth the potential risks associated with the unknown show, according to members of the Clyde City Council who unanimously declined to sign a contract with Our House Media (OHM) on Sept. 6.

 

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Wed
13
Sep

Hospital bond to be refinanced

BY CYNTHIA SCHEER

Washington County Commissioners voted Monday to refinance the 2013 Washington County Hospital bond, a move that will save the county about $200,000 worth of interest over the life of the loan, according to commissioners.

The current bond’s interest rate is 4.89 percent; the refinanced rate will be about 3.4 percent.

 

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Wed
13
Sep

Pastor Norwood leads Methodist churches

BY CYNTHIA SCHEER

Dan Norwood has been named the new pastor at the Methodist Church in both Haddam and Washington. The Hastings, Neb., native began the position in July. He replaces Randy and Sandra Jellison- Knock.

Norwood is in his second career as a pastor. Despite feeling the call to pastoral ministry since high school, Norwood said it took him a few years to answer the call.

 

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Wed
06
Sep

Health department asks county for fi nancial assistance

BY CYNTHIA SCHEER

The Washington County Health Department is having cash flow issues. Commissioners said the issues are “directly related” to the new health department building.

Commissioners said the health department had accumulated a large cash balance over the years as money was saved for a new building. That “cushion” is now gone since a new building has been purchased and renovated.

 

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Wed
06
Sep

KISBY’S PIT STOP

30 years as the community hub

Wed
06
Sep

Pony rides added to Fall Fest schedule

BY CYNTHIA SCHEER

The 12th annual FNB Fall Fest will be Saturday, Sept. 16, in downtown Washington.

The event will feature a car and truck show, kids games and inflatables, food vendors, drawings and more.

The event begins at 7 a.m. with a breakfast at the Methodist Church.

 

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Wed
30
Aug

14 veterinarians call Washington home

Some are native, some moved here and stayed, but all have helped care for the health of animals in Washington County

BY CYNTHIA SCHEER

They come to Washington to practice veterinary medicine. They stay for the friendships.

Washington boasts 14 veterinarians — a few of them are retired — who all live within a few miles of town.

A 15th veterinarian, Dr. Kenneth Johnson, practiced in Washington for 18 years and moved back home to Assaria just a couple weeks ago.

 

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