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26
Jun
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Looking south from the Midwest Products parking lot

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Looking south from the Midwest Products parking lot, vehicles fill the Hanover carnival grounds while a trail of headlights comes north on the highway to get closer to the annual Hanover fireworks display
 
Wed
18
Jun
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Rodeo numbers up this year

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BY TOM PARKER
 
WASHINGTON – If Friday night’s crowd at the Washington County Rodeo seemed particularly impressive, there was a reason: it was the biggest crowd ever for a Friday night, according to rodeo president Gary Gauby. “The weather was absolutely perfect, which might have had something to do with it,” he said. “We sold out of the 500 meals early on.”
 
Wed
18
Jun
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Time for a new chapter

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BY DAN THALMANN
 
WASHINGTON – After 43 years in the fi eld of education, Washington Elementary Principal Ron Scott still enjoyed work, but another area of his life (keeping up with grandkids) made him decide it was time to retire. Scott started his teaching career on the high school level from 1970-72 at North Central High School in Morrowville.
 
Wed
18
Jun
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Six polling places set for next election

BY TOM PARKER
 
Polling locations in Hanover, Linn, Clifton, Barnes, Haddam and Washington will be open by the August 5 primary, Washington County Clerk Denae Dimler said. Several of the locations have changed but all located  within their original communities, she said.
 
Thu
12
Jun
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Hanover community festival named for historical signifi cance, not date of origin

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BY TOM PARKER
 
Thu
12
Jun
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Hanover fi reworks show set for June 21

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HANOVER – For lack of a better idea—or lack of time to come up with a better idea, as was the case—PFB Pyro’s annual fi reworks show in Hanover will be without a theme this year. No “Crazy Train,” no “Hot Hot Hot,” no evocative “Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love.”
 
Thu
12
Jun
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Out of respect for those who sacrifi ced for the country

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BY DAN THALMANN
 
A local graduate has distinguished himself as a promising future soldier while training in the Army Reserve Offi cer Training Corps (ROTC). Nathan Edgar, of Greenleaf, and a 2011 graduate of Linn High School, is a member of the KU Battalion of the ROTC while a full-time student at Washburn University in Topeka. Edgar and his fellow ROTC teammate Stuart McConnell won the ROTC Best Ranger Buddy Competition, which was held on April 19 at Sesquicentennial Park at Clinton Lake by Lawrence.
 
Thu
05
Jun
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Dylan Hodgson breaks two state records, wins 3 golds

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BY DAN THALMANN/ Publisher
 
WICHITA – In the world of elite distance running, there aren’t a lot of surprises. Races are made up of strategies formulated by abilities. Runners know what they’ll be able to run and know what their competitors will be able to run. Washington County junior Dylan Hodgson has been focused on the world of distance running for a couple years now, and as a result of his training, this past weekend’s three gold medal performance, including breaking two Class 2A state records, was part of the plan.

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Thu
05
Jun
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Hanover Days of ‘49 is this weekend

Parades, food, drink, carnival rides and live music are on tap for Hanover’s annual Days of ’49, which runs from Thursday, June 5 through Saturday, June 7. The event, whose origins remain murky and speculative but have nothing to do with westward expansion or the gold rush, will feature three nights of carnival by Lewellen Amusements, from 6-10 p.m. Thursday is Armband Night. Advance tickets are $20 or $15 for Armband Night and can be purchased at Crome’s Market. Prices are slightly higher at the gate.

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Thu
29
May
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Sharon Schwartz re-fi les for House seat

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BY DAN THALMANN
 
Citing a need to continue to work on issues important to her and her constituency (along with a signifi cant amount of pressure from former U.S. Senator Bob Dole), State Representative Sharon Schwartz, RWashington, has announced she will re-fi le for her position as Kansas Representativeof the 106th District. This would be her 10th two year term if successful in the run.

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