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Governor Sam Brownback announces all-day kindergarten initiative

TOPEKA – Governor Brownback announced Monday his intention to support a State Board of Education proposal to fund all-day kindergarten in Kansas. “This is a strategic investment in helping our children be better prepared for success in school,” said Governor Brownback. “Numerous studies show that all-day kindergarten results in students who are more involved, productive and ready to read at appropriate grade levels.” This will be an additional investment of $16 million to support education in Kansas. The program will help Kansas children improve reading skills at the fourth grade level. Recent meetings between the Governor, his staff and the education community resulted in the decision to move forward with the Board of Education’s proposal.
 
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Santa’s Gifts & Goodies is Saturday

With 46 vendor spaces filled, the Washington County East Elementary School gymnasium will be ground zero for holiday shopping this Saturday, Dec. 7, for the 34th annual Santa’s Gifts and Goodies Craft Fair. The fair opens with a visit from Santa Claus at 8:30 a.m., and concludes at 3 p.m. Lunch will be available for a fee.
 
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Doll House dolls up downtown

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With its Victorian facade, Miss Donna’s Doll House adds a touch of old-fashioned
charm to C Stree

By Tom PArker/ Staff writer
 
Driving south on C Street in downtown Washington one passes block after block of conventional Midwestern architecture,
from the squat, no-nonsense armory to the monolithic art-deco-accented courthouse. With several notable exceptions—the sculpted brick bison by the First National Bank, the carthalite panels on old city hall—few structures command attention.
Until, that is, one sees the startling Victorian facade of Miss Donna’s Doll House.
 
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Local artists, repurposed goods focus of Gypsies Lodge

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Gypsies Lodge is a new business featuring repurposed
items for sale in the former church building located on C
Street, a block south of Highway 36.

By Tom PArker/ Staff writerWASHINGTON 
 
Brenda Nelson and Jane Funke earned their nickname through their forays into the world of used goods. Furniture, accessories, jewelry—you name it, if it was for sale at the right price and could be fashioned into something else (repurposed, in the vernacular), it was fair game. It wasn’t unusual for them to leave town early in the morning and
return much, much later with their vehicles groaning under the weight of all the booty they’d collected. To friends and relatives, they looked like a pair of wandering gypsies. Which is why when the two decided to open a shop specializing
in repurposed items, the term became central to the naming. This Saturday marks the grand opening of their collective
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Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks and making pies

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Andrea Tegethoff, left, uses a press to make pie tops while other employees fill pie shells with fruit fillings. In the week preceding Thanksgiving, MarCon bakes more than 1,000 pies per day.

By Tom Parker.

WASHINGTON – The Easter Bunny has Easter, Santa and his reindeer have Christmas, Butterball has Thanksgiving—meh, scratch that. In Washington County, MarCon Pies owns the Thanksgiving season. Beginning the week before the holiday, orders double and triple the average output. It’s not unusual for the company to crank out more than 1,000 pies per day. Like other retailers, the extended holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day is the company’s busy season. Employees work long hours, delivery drivers pound the pavement across two states and the aroma of fresh-baked pies wafts over the neighborhood where MarCon Pies is located.
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Site work continues for new hospital additions

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The Hearts N’ Things house is no more. The structure was removed to make way for the hospital expansion. Hearts N’ Things moved to a downtown location.

By Dan Thalmann.

A significant amount of dirt work will commence at the southeast portion of the Washington County Hospital property in Washington over the next week. With the former Hearts N’ Things house removed, the former yard to the west of the house will be scraped down to become level with the existing hospital parking lot. The space will become an expanded parking area for the hospital’s main entrance and will also allow for better traffic flow to the future emergency room entrance on the east side of the building.
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Hearts N’ Things demolished to make way for hospital

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The house was reduced to a pile of “Boards N’ Things” after the demolition.

By Dan Thalmann.

The Hearts N’ Things house, which was located adjacent to the west of the Washington County Hospital, was demolished on Monday to make way for the hospital’s expansion project. The removal of the house makes way for parking lot space and for better access to the emergency room entrance, which will be added onto the east-central side of the hospital.
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Washington County Hospital

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The parking area pavement at the Washington County Hospital has been removed so site work can begin for the first phase of the addition/renovation project that began last week.

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Site work underway around Washington County Hospital

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Colored areas show the different work spaces that will be included on the main floor of the Washington County Hospital, once work is complete. For reference purposes, the bottom right green lab area is the current lobby.

By Dan Thalmann.
Expansive demolition and site work preparation is underway at the Washington County Hospital. Crews with Hutton Construction, Wichita, have been tearing up parking lot pavement and other spaces around the exterior of the hospital, which is located near the east-central edge of Washington.
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