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Greenleaf man was first local casualty in WWII

Greenleaf man was first local casualty in WWII

A small stone monument was placed in memory of Cam O’Grady in Greenleaf this year, located east of the Greenleaf Clubhouse.

Greenleaf man was first local casualty in WWII

“Cam” O’Grady died when Japan attacked at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. He grew up in Greenleaf and graduated from Greenleaf High School in 1940.

Greenleaf man was first local casualty in WWII

Camillus “Cam” O’Grady dreamed of joining the Navy and when he turned 18, after graduating from Greenleaf High School, he fulfilled his dream by enlisting.

For more than 75 years Greenleaf High School graduate Camillus “Cam” Michael O’Grady was presumed dead after he went missing when the U.S.S. Oklahoma was hit by Japanese torpedoes and sunk at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Late last year it was announced that scientists had finally identified O’Grady’s remains using DNA and dental records.

The 19-year-old O’Grady had enlisted in the Navy three days after his 18th birthday and had spent nearly a year in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He was a yeoman, which was similar to a stenographer, according to a 1941 newspaper article in the Greenleaf Sentinel.

For two months after the attack O’Grady was listed as missing. He was then presumed dead. He was buried in Hawaii with hundreds of others who weren’t identified.

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Community steps up in support of Barnes cafe

An outpouring of support has helped ensure continued operation of the Hometown Café in Barnes for the immediate future. But the Barnes Community Development Corporation (BCDC), which operates the non-profit, community-owned café, is still promoting the importance of customers dining at the café and the community supporting it any way they can.

BCDC board member Nik Sedivy said they received some really nice donations since announcing the need for financial support a few weeks ago.

“Even from people from far away that had ties to the community,” said Sedivy. He said they also received some donations from individuals that they can’t figure out the connection to the community or the café, including some that were really nice donations.

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07
Nov
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NextEra looking for customer for local wind farm project

The Washington-Republic Wind Farm is still an important development project for NextEra Energy, a wind development company based out of Juno Beach, Fla. But Dan Scheffler, Lead Project Manager for the proposed wind farm that would straddle the north part of the border of Washington and Republic Counties, said on Friday that they are still in the process of looking at customer interest by utilities, along with other prospective customers.

“That’s the main milestone we’re trying to accomplish,” said Scheffler. “But we are still very interested in the Washington-Republic project.”

Thu
31
Oct
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Elections on Nov. 5

Tuesday, Nov. 5, is election day. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Polling locations are at the Barnes Fire House, Clifton Faith United Church, Haddam City Hall, Hanover Kloppenberg Center, Linn City Hall and Washington County Courthouse. A photo ID will be required to vote.

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31
Oct
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Stream advisory rescinded

The Stream Advisory the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) issued for Mill Creek downstream of Highway 15 near Morrowville and the Little Blue River downstream of Hanover has been rescinded. Recent sampling completed by KDHE indicates no health risk is present for the Mill Creek. The advisory had been in effect since June 5.

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31
Oct
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SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE PROFILES

Steph Kern, Washington

1. Why did you decide to run for school board?

I decided to run for school board because I really like the direction USD 108 is headed and would love to be a small part of the success of our school. Between my own kids, my niece and nephews and the kids that I have coached in softball I have a vested interest in our school system.

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31
Oct
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Lady Eagles are state-bound

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Payton Girard is exhuberant and her teammates filled with emotion after the Eagles upset back-to-back-to-back state volleyball champion Centralia in substate to punch their ticket to the Class 1A State Tournament.

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Hannah Kindel, right, and Kiara Knox hug during the post-game celebration. The duo hammered the volleyball all night long.

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The Clifton-Clyde Eagles were crowned the Class 1A substate champions after defeating St. John’s/Tipton and Centralia on Saturday in Centralia. The girls used an aggressive attack scheme to overpower the competition.

Clifton-Clyde put an end to Centralia’s streak

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Clifton-Clyde will be the sixth seed at Dodge City

Clifton-Clyde is headed to their first state volleyball tournament since 2015. The Eagles qualified for the substate tournament on Saturday in Centralia by winning their regional tournament on Tuesday in Frankfort.

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First church in Washington to mark 150th

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Washington’s Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary this Sunday, Nov. 3.

The Washington Presbyterian Church is celebrating 150 years on Nov. 3. The church will celebrate 150 years with a worship service on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. The community is invited to celebrate Washington’s first church.

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24
Oct
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ACCIDENTS

On Oct. 1 on 18th Road a half-mile east of Osage Road Trever Grace, of Washington, was driving a 2007 Ford and collided with a cow owned by John Leck, of Washington. Damage was estimated at more than $1,000, no injuries were reported. A citation was issued for failure to report accident to the driver.

On Oct. 6 on 3rd Road a half-mile east of Eagle Road Matthew Barnes, of Clyde, was driving a 2019 Toyota and collided with a deer. Damage was estimated at more than $1,000.

 

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