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Thu
29
Aug
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Wet August

It’s been a wet August, and a wet year. According to Mary Knapp with the Weather Data Library, Washington has had double the normal amount of rain this month. The August average is 3.29 inches. Washington has recorded 6.76 inches so far.

Since Jan. 1 Washington has had 32.08 inches; the normal rainfall for that time period is 24.09.

Rain totals have varied widely throughout the county over the past few months with several areas recording larger totals than Washington.

Knapp said both Washington and Clifton set new records for daily precipitation totals in August. On Aug. 17 Clifton recorded 3.34 inches of rain; the previous record for that date was 2.2 inches, which was set in 2006.

On Aug. 11 Washington set a new 24-hour precipitation record for that date with 1.06 inches of rain. The previous record was .86 inches from 1999.

 

 

 

Thu
22
Aug
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Seed business applies for Industrial Park lots

The Washington City Council met in a special session on Monday afternoon when Scott Wilkens and Ben Meyer submitted an application for Industrial Park Lots 12-14 for a retail seed business. The proposal for the lots includes the construction of two large buildings to house a Channel Seed business. The lots are currently undeveloped and are leased by a farmer.

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Thu
22
Aug
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Pony Express Festival is Sunday

The 34th-annual Pony Express Festival is this Sunday, Aug. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Hollenberg Ranch Pony Express Station near Hanover.

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Thu
22
Aug
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Hanover to celebrate 150th

WEEKEND EVENTS

Hanover’s 150th is this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23-24.

The event begins at 6 p.m. on Friday with a beer mile run. A backyard grill out will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Main Street, and a hot dog eating contest will be at 7:30 p.m.

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Thu
22
Aug
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Linn cowgirl is college bound

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Kamryn Smith, of Linn, is on the rodeo team at Colby Community College this fall.

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Kamryn Smith and Quarter Horse Zane compete in the rodeo pole bending event. They were in high standings of the Kansas High School Rodeo Association before the gelding’s death earlier this year.

Setbacks keep a cowgirl’s adrenalin building going harder looking to winning the next rodeo.

Kamryn Smith of Linn has been a cowgirl ever since she can remember with a fair share of horse competition successes.

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Thu
22
Aug
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HOME ON THE RANGE

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The late Eileen (Allerheiligen) Logges, who died last November, was born in the Pony Express Station in 1928 when the historic building was just a farm house.

The Hollenberg Pony Express Station began as a boarding house and store for those traveling the Oregon Trail, and it is now a state historical site, but in between time it was a farm house that was owned by a number of people over the years.

Pony Express riders and hundreds of pioneers made a stop at the historic Hollenberg Station. In 1857 Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg established the station on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 they operated a Pony Express station.

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Thu
15
Aug
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More than 40 properties currently eligible for county tax sale

County attorney Elizabeth Baskerville Hiltgen told the Board of County Commissioners on Monday that her office is working to notify property owners who are several years delinquent on property taxes of the county’s planned upcoming tax sale. Baskerville Hiltgen said there are about 42 properties that have taxes delinquent for the years of 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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Thu
15
Aug
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Nearly $1.2 million bushels of wheat harvested

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Wheat harvest is now finished in the county. While some of the early grain had good test weights, officials said it got worse after the rain.

Nearly 1.2 million bushels of wheat were taken in at local grain elevators this summer. Totals include more than 500,000 bushels at Hanover, about 250,000 bushels at The Junction, 185,000 bushels at Clifton, 165,000 bushels at Palmer and 87,000 bushels at Haddam.

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Thu
15
Aug
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Back to school

The kids are going back to school. While most kids in the county don’t return to class until next week, Clifton-Clyde students begin classes this week.

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Thu
15
Aug
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Frontier Days

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Haddam native Todd Frye helped put on the third-annual Haddam Hounds Hundy during Haddam Frontier Days. The event is a 62 mile gravel road bicycle ride. More than 40 people -- most from out of area -- took the trip. Photo by Rachel Frye

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David Weber, Robert Pape, Melissa Pape, Shari Wurtz-Miller, Rob With and Jill Hoover posed for a photo during a break in the annual sand volleyball tournament. Photo by ILENE ROY

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Ellie Miller, left, tried her hand at making bubbles with this homemade bubble game at Frontier Days while her sister, Lexie, went the modern-day route and grabbed a bubble wand.

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The kids’ magical parade featured a variety of youth who live in Haddam or whose grandparents live in Haddam. The kids dressed in costumes and decorated their modes of transportation ahead of the parade. Photos by CYNTHIA SCHEER

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Stick-To-It 4-H members Bryan Baxter, Dawson and Clayton Strunk , Tray Zabokrtsky and Nathaniel Tice served snow cones in the park during Frontier Days on Saturday.

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