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Wed
20
May
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IN THE FINAL PHASE

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BY LESLIE MANNING/ Staff writer
 
“We will basically have a new hospital that will serve this county for years and years to come,” said Roxanne Schottel, hospital administrator. “I hope to expand services, as needed and increase outpatient specialists as the need arises.”
 
Wed
20
May
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Alumni to attend banquets across county this weekend

BY LESLIE MANNING/ Staff writer
 
High school memories return for those who attend alumni banquets this weekend across the county. Several will be on Saturday, May 23.
 
Wed
13
May
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EXTREME

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The rural residence of Bob and Dee King northwest of Washington took a direct hit from a tornado on Wednesday night. The house lost its roof and there was other exterior structural damage as well as much damage to trees.

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Wed
13
May
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Commencement ceremonies set

High School graduations around the county will be Sunday, May 17. Linn High School and Hanover High School will begin the graduation festivities at 1 p.m. with Washington County High School and Clifton-Clyde High School commencement activities following at 2 p.m. Kindergarten and eighth grade promotion ceremonies will take place next week.

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Wed
06
May
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Revamped farmers market to begin May 16 in Washington

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BY TOM PARKER
 
WASHINGTON – While some details about the upcoming Washington farmers market are still being worked out, the market itself will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, on the south side of the square.

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Wed
06
May
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Still in decline

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BY DAN THALMANN
 
Census estimates show Washington County continuing to decline in population, with the total count going under 5,600 residents for the fi rst time since pioneer days. The 2014 estimate showed 5,598 residents in Washington County, down 30 from the 2013 estimate.

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Wed
06
May
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HISTORY DAY in HANOVER

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The grand finale of Hanover’s History Day was the fi ring of the Civil War-era cannon by the 3rd Kansas Light Artillery. Students attended from Frankfort grades three and four, Linn grades one through five, Hanover public school K through eight, and St. John’s Catholic School grades one through eight.

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Wed
06
May
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No  reworks display planned for Hanover

BY TOM PARKER
 
HANOVER – The annual Hanover fi reworks display put on by PFB Pyros will not be held this year. PFB Pyros owner Patrick Bruna said that with the exception of a few private shows and maybe a couple of smaller venues—all of which will be out of the traditional 4th of July season—he’s taking a year off from fireworks events.

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Tue
28
Apr
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Legislators ready for wrap-up

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BY DAN THALMANN/ 
Senator Elaine Bowers and Representative Sharon Schwartz made a stop in Washington for a Washington County Farm Bureau sponsored legislative talk before the duo would head back to the State Capitol for a wrap-up session. While there is much talk about the dire budget situation in Kansas, only a small group were in attendance at Saturday’s event. Rep. Schwartz (R-Washington) said they will work to pass a budget and revenue package during the wrap-up session. She is vice chair of the House appropriations committee and will sit on the joint committee whichfi nalizes the proposals. She said she has reviewed the Governor’s proposal and has sat in on budget  eetings during the break.

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Tue
28
Apr
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REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE

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BY LESLIE MANNING/ Staff writer
“It gave me a real-world experience when working with a client,” said Breanna Kohlmeyer, senior in the Comprehensive Art class at Washington County High School. Kohlmeyer and 26 classmates partnered with fi rst graders to draw characters imagined and described by their fi rst grade “client.” The high school “artists” drew a children’s book illustration based on a character that each fi rst grader created for a descriptive writing assignment. The two classes met together twice: the fi rst timeto discuss character sketches and book  plots and the second time, three weekslater, to present their work and do an art project together. The high school students  designed the art lessons for their fi rst grader and made sure that each studenthad something to take home at the end of  the day, according to Erin Toole, WCHS art teacher

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