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LIVING HISTORY

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Foxcoe, aka Paul Houston, has been re-enacting for more than 20 years, starting out as a gunfi ghter and then evolving to mountain man.

BY TOM PARKER.
 
Paul Houston, a bespectacled, begrizzled mountain man whose beard, blouse, necklace, bone-handled knife, broad suspenders and weatherbeaten hat matched the bleached ivory of his camp tent, was securing a billowing canopy against a rising wind when a young boy asked to see a small Colt .32 caliber five-shot pocket pistol.

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KanCare payment delays threaten rural hospital

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With 60 employees and a $3 million annual budget, Hanover Hospital is more vulnerable to cash fl ow issues, says Dr. Roger Warren. It’s one of two hospitals in Washington County.

BY ANDY MARSO.
 
HANOVER — The rural hospital that Dr. Roger Warren leads is owed about $140,000 by the three insurance companies the state contracted with to administer Medicaid, and as he walks the halls, Warren is able to point out exactly what that money means to his full-service medical clinic. Hanover Hospital’s updated sprinkler system mandated by new fire regulations was about $80,000. In the lab, there’s the Envoy 500 blood testing machine he bought in 2012 for $30,000. In the small cafeteria that serves residents of the hospital’s skilled nursing wing, there’s an industrial dishwasher that cost about $20,000.

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Scenes from the 2014 Pony Express Festival

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Covered wagon rides were offered for participants of the annual Pony Express Festival at the Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site on Sunday.

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Palmer swells with visitors, pride with Labor Day festival

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Ping pong balls were launched off the top of the Bank of Palmer building in downtown Palmer on Monday into the crowd below. The balls were marked with symbols for various prizes. A large crowd gathered in Palmer for their annual Labor Day Fun Day festivities.

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Hospital undergoing transformation

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The new lobby in the hospital will allow for a better flow of traffic and more privacy. Furniture purchased with memorial money will allow for plenty of seating. There is also a kids’ area just off the lobby.

BY DAN THALMANN.
 
The Washington County Hospital addition/renovation project is nearing the end of phase one in Washington, which included several major elements of the overall effort. Complete or nearly complete are the new lobby, patient rooms, post-op and pre-op along with much of the exterior structure work.

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Attorney General visits Rotary

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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt was a special guest speaker at the Washington Rotary Club on Monday at Gambino’s in Washington and talked about consumer fraud.

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Ice water spreads like wildfire

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If you pay any attention to Facebook or the news, you’ve probably seen someone participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a campaign to raise funds and awareness about Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The effort has taken off worldwide, causing record fundraising levels for the ALS Association.

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Clifton-Clyde, Washington County enrollments up

BY DAN THALMANN .
 
First day head counts from the six local school systems showed a decline of 21 students in the county’s total enrollment figure. There are 1,108 students enrolled at Clifton-Clyde, Hanover, Linn, Linn Lutheran, St. John’s Catholic School and Washington County. Last year there were 1,129 students and in 2012, there were 1,142. Clifton-Clyde and Washington County were the only districts to see growth. Clifton-Clyde gained six students in their total head count, going from 309 students on the fi rst day last year to 315 this year. Washington County stemmed a trend of decline by increasing their enrollment by four students, from 349 to 352. WCHS has a very large senior class this year, consisting of 49 students.
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DEARBORN VILLAGE

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New framing in the former Barnes Mercantile building will enclose 15 individual businesses surrounding an interior commons area as part of a new “Dearborn Village” retail attraction in Barnes.

BY TOM PARKER.
 
BARNES – The couple was from Italy, touring the United States with an eye toward fi nding the old West or what was left of it, some remnant or relic under whose dusty patina a glimmer of recognition would ignite like a fl ame to illuminate what they had come so far to fi nd, pilgrims in search of a mythic frontier that had with so many empty miles eluded them from the east coast to the vast sprawling middle lands ...

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Junque Fest draws large crowd to Barnes

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The third annual Barnes Antique and Junque Fest drew big crowds last Saturday. Vendors reported very good sales throughout the day, including a crowd at Sunflower Antiques where co-owner Nik Sedivy had a backlog of customers.

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