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Remodeling for summer

BY MARCIA HUBBARD/
Sports writer WASHINGTON – Hoping to ensure that all baseball and softball teams in Washington had a safe environment to play, and the necessary equipment, a group of Washington businessmen formed, in 2013, the Washington Ball Association, which allows for both boys and girls to be organized in a similar fashion and to maintain uniformity within the teams so all teams and coaches are alike. Ryan Kern, an offi cer of the Washington Ball Association, said he was visiting with his wife Stephanie about the possible disbandment of the Washington Chamber of Commerce

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Wed
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Presentation sheds light on Islam

Diversity exists in Washington County. At 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 in the Hanover High School gymnasium, diversity
looks like people from different Christian faith practices gatheringto listen to experiences that come from diversity that includes Islam.
 
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WCN named best mid-sized weekly newspaper in Kansas

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JUNCTION CITY – The Washington County News was named the best mid-sized weekly newspaper in Kansas over the
weekend after bringing home a sweepstakes award from the Kansas Press Association’s Awards of Excellence contest.
The awards were presented during the KPA’s annual convention in Junction City.
 
Wed
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Farmers market in Washington to get revamped

WASHINGTON – Starting in mid-May, Washington’s farmer’s market will get a new lease on life under the direction of Kurt Funke and Sam Dummermuth. The target opening date will be Saturday, May 16, at the Theater Gardens on the south side of the square. Hours are Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon and every third Thursday evening starting around 6 p.m. “We think it’s a good location to hang out, and Kurt and I will soon have our business there,too,” Dummermuth said. “We’d  love to have you there with us to make this a hit. If you can’t makeit every Saturday we would still  be happy to man any goods that you might want to sell.” 
 
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Hanover’s Living History Day moves to Hollenberg PX Station

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HANOVER – Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site will host this year’s Living History Day on Friday, April 24. Unlike in year’s past, the event is not just for school kids but is open to the public. The grounds will be set up in different stations specifi c to various eras of history, historic skills and historic artifacts such as children’s toys, an old-time fi re engine, a World War II machine gun and other WWII memorabilia, a Civil War cannon and small arms, a Conestoga wagon and others. The event begins at 9:45 a.m. and runs through 2:30 p.m. Admission is free but donations are  welcome. Visitors must provide their own lunches. 
 
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BRAVING THE COLD

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The second junior high track meet of the season for the local teams last Thursday was cold and windy, causing many in the Hanover contingent to crowd under the protective wind barrier provided by a huge umbrella structure. Blankets and coats were replaced by sunglasses and sunscreen for a windy, but warm third meet in Mankato on Tuesday. See high school and junior high track and golf results on the sports pages each week.  
 
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Successful Tiger basketball, volleyball coaches resign

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With the resignations of Washington County High School head girls’ basketball  coach, Scott Romeiser, and head volleyball coach, Laramie Bott Jueneman, the administration will have two big sets of shoes to fi ll. Through their years at the helm of the Tigers, both coaches have achieved winning records in their respective sports.
 
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MASTER FARMERS BILL & CHRIS PANNBACKER, WASHINGTON

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BY LESLIE MANNING
 
“Every operation needs to fi nd it’s niche,” said Bill Pannbacker, recipient, with his wife Chris, of K-State Research and Extension’s Master Farmer, Master Homemaker recognition. “We have the opportunity to walk out every day and do something we love to do.”
 
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Three proms set for Saturday

Three high schools across the county will be hosting prom this Saturday, April 11. The public is welcome to view the promenades.
 
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NEW piece of OLD HISTORY TOWERS over brewery

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BY DAN THALMANN

WASHINGTON – A unique piece of Washington County’s history is now a new part of downtown Washington’s skyline. An old water tower from west of Washington was purchased by Brad and Donna Portenier and was lifted and installed on the top of the Kansas Territory Brewing Company’s tap room on Saturday morning.
 

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