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30
Oct
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Commissioner Ouellette resigns, Ordoyne takes over

BY CYNTHIA SCHEER

Gary Ouellette was no longer a commissioner when he walked out of the Board of County Commissioners meeting just before 10:30 Monday morning. He began the weekly morning meeting as chairman of the board but left just after the scheduled swearing in of Raleigh Ordoyne, who was selected a few weeks ago to finish Ouellette’s term.

Ouellette, who in January would have finished two years of his four-year term, announced in September that he would resign from the board after this week’s meeting because he and his wife have purchased a house in South Carolina and will be spending winters there. This is Ouellette’s second term as commissioner; he has served nearly six years as the representative for the third district, which includes the western portion of the county.

 

Tue
30
Oct
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Fun at the Hootenanny

The first-ever Washington County Hootenanny was Saturday at the Fairgrounds in Washington. The event, which was a benefit for Jeff Stigge, who was injured in the Palmer Grain explosion in August, raised just over $10,000. The event featured a corn hole tournament with 46 teams, hayrack rides with packed crowds, kids games, bowling, a haunted maze in the horse arena, a meal and more. Organizer Ethan Schuette said he hoped to make the event an annual benefit.

 

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Tue
30
Oct
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Construction begins on $500K Hanover firehouse

BY CYNTHIA SCHEER

The Hanover City Fire Department has begun construction on a new firehouse. The building will be on Washington Street where the old lumber yard once stood. Fire department members have been raising money since 2000 to build a new firehouse. The $500,000 building will measure 60x100 feet with five truck bays, a meeting room, bathrooms and an office for the fire chief. The building will also feature a city clerk’s office.

Fire chief Bob Rut said the department hoped to get most of the concrete work done this week to be ready to install steel when it arrives. In-Line Construction, of Marysville, is the general contractor for the project.

 

Wed
24
Oct
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Hootenanny is Saturday

Stigge benefit event to resemble fall festival with hayrack rides, haunted maze, cornhole tourney

BY CYNTHIA SCHEER

The Washington County Hootenanny will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The all-afternoon event is a benefit for Jeff Stigge, of Washington, who was injured in the Palmer Grain explosion in August. The event, which will be held rain or shine, will be at the Washington County Fairgrounds and will feature horse-drawn hayrack rides, a maze in the rodeo arena, bowling, kids games, cornhole tournament, smoked pork meal and more.

“We thought it would be good to do something different that would appeal to all ages and that the whole community could be involved in,” Ethan Schuette said of organizing the fall festival benefit.

 

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Wed
24
Oct
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ANNUAL SCHOOL PLAYS NEARING

A cast of 16 students will perform the Broadway musical version of The Ugly Duckling, ABOVE. Dress rehearsals and final set design are just getting underway this week. The first of two performances is scheduled for  Thursday, Nov. 1. A picnic basket dinner with fried chicken will be served an hour before each performance.

 

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Wed
24
Oct
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‘Hillbilly Hankerin’ coming to Linn

Students to perform fall play on Nov. 9

BY CYNTHIA SCHEER

Linn High School will present their annual fall play on Friday, Nov. 9. The two-act play, “Hillbilly Hankerin’,” will feature 27 students. The sophomore class will host a soup supper before the 7 p.m. play Diane Friedrichs, who is in her 30th year directing the school play, said the students selected this year’s play.

“I have a library of sample scripts that I [look through] each year in search of a play that fits the approximate number and talents of students interested in being in the play,” she said.

 

 

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Wed
17
Oct
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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Board looking at fire safety

BY CYNTHIA SCHEER

For the past few weeks the Board of County Commissioners has been discussing safety for people on the second floor of the courthouse. The only exits from the second floor are the elevator and the stairs, and there is only one exit out of the courthouse.

Commissioner Tim Mueller talked with the board a few weeks ago about the signifi cant cost of an inflatable slide that could be deployed from a second story window. He then asked Randy Hubbard with emergency management to look into what other counties have done.

 

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Wed
17
Oct
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Ordoyne recommended as new county commissioner

By CYNTHIA SCHEER

Raleigh Ordoyne, of Brantford, was recommended last Thursday by the Washington County Republic Central Committee as the new Washington County commissioner for District 1. If the recommendation is approved by the governor in the coming days, Ordoyne will replace commissioner Gary Ouellette, who will resign after the Oct. 29 meeting.

There were two candidates nominated for the commissioner position at the Oct. 11 convention in Washington: Ordoyne and Dennis Alexander, of rural Clifton.

 

 

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Wed
17
Oct
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WAITING FOR A HEART

By CYNTHIA SCHEER

A Washington native is on the heart transplant list nearly a decade after beating advanced stage cancer. Kasey Smith, who is the son of Taunja and Dallas Smith, formerly of Washington, discovered his heart was failing in May after a routine EKG before surgery. Smith, 29, who is a married father of 11-month-old son, Waylon, is now surviving with the help of a mechanical heart pump as he awaits a new heart.

“I had no symptoms and did not know anything was wrong until I had a work accident where I fell from 10 feet in the air onto a concrete fl oor,” said Smith, who lives near Leavenworth. “While preparing for … [elbow] surgery, they performed an EKG of my heart.”

“It was at this time the doctor came in and asked what was wrong with my heart. I told them I didn’t have anything wrong with my heart. They said they would need to do further tests to determine if something was wrong.”

 

 

Wed
10
Oct
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USD 108 students surveyed about desired sports programs

by CHRIS PANNBACKER 

The USD 108 Board of Education asked for more information about student participation and interest in possible additional athletic off erings Monday night after results of a student survey were presented by 7-12 Principal Vicki Enyart.

Present were Joe L’Ecuyer, Jill Hoover, Rod Stewart, Kevin Elliott, Rhonda Manley, Brad Jones and Brad Owen.

Enyart said 151 students from grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 were surveyed on Sept. 27.

 

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