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04
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Assessed valuation comparison

• These valuations were the numbers certifi ed on Nov. 1 of the listed year by each county’s clerk.
• Valuations for area counties jumped 5-to-10-percent in 2018
• 2018 values for area counties as of the June 1 certfi cation date for the appraiser’s offi ces: Washington - $106.4 million (10.53% increase); Republic - $82.6 million (7.9%); Clay - $109 million (5.06); Marshall - $180.6 million (8.64%).

 

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04
Jul
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A little puppy love for the Governor

Service dog trainer Sara Gustin, right, gives a tour of the KSDS facilities to the Governor, explaining what KSDS does behind the scenes to prepare dogs to be partnered with those in need. Serena Colyer was ready to be a puppy raiser for KSDS after the tour.

 

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Wed
27
Jun
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Fireworks display back for Washington

BY CYNTHIA SCHEER

Fourth of July fireworks will light up the night sky next week after a four-year absence. At about 10 p.m. on the Fourth Don Alldredge and his son, Alex, both of Washington, will put on an approximately 20-minute show from Washington’s rodeo baseball diamond. The duo raised $6,500 and then some to fund this year’s show.

“The community was fantastic for us,” Don Alldredge said. “We are still receiving donations.”

 

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Wed
27
Jun
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Carnival returning to county fair

New entertainment includes ATV/ motocross rodeo and old timer beef show

BY CYNTHIA SCHEER

A carnival is scheduled to return to the Washington County Fair this year. Moore’s Greater Amusements is the same carnival that has attended the fair in recent years but didn’t attend last year due to health issues. Fair board member Bill Keesecker said the carnival company has two fleets of rides, and will send one fleet to the Washington County Fair. About six rides are expected to come to the fair.

Wed
27
Jun
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Hanover Days of 49

The pool bus is an annual party tradition in the Hanover Days of 49 parade. The entry placed second in the themed category. This year’s theme was “Bring Your Own Band.” Every block or so, a few big-haired bus riders would exit the bus and rock out.

 

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Wed
20
Jun
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Days of ‘49 is three-day event this weekend

BY CYNTHIA SCHEER
Managing editor

The annual Hanover Days of ’49 is this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 21-23. A carnival, two parades, musical entertainment, fireworks, food stands and a beer garden are a few of the things scheduled for the event.

Ottaway Amusements, of Wichita, will provide a carnival all three nights and will be located at the Hanover community building area. Carnival armband tickets will be available for $28. There will be helicopter rides available all three nights of the event, too. The NK Pullers’ truck and tractor pulls are at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.

 

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20
Jun
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Dreaming Of A Dairy

BY CYNTHIA SCHEER
Managing editor

Dairy cattle have been a part of Ryan Nelson’s life since before he was born.

As he tells it, his grandmother Jeannette Stewart was still anxiously awaiting the birth of her first grandchild in a Lincoln, Neb., hospital when 6 p.m. rolled around. It was milking time. Her husband, the late Darrel Stewart, wanted to get home to milk the cows before it got dark, but she wasn’t going to miss the arrival of little Ryan.

“Needless to say they milked the cows in the dark that night,” said Nelson, who turns 22 this month.

 

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Wed
13
Jun
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Door upgrades approved

Effort intended to help with security at the school

BY CHRIS PANNBACKER
Special to the WC News

The USD 108 board voted to replace door handles and locks in the high school building when it met Monday night in the board meeting room. Present were Joe L’Ecuyer, Jill Hoover, Rod Stewart, Kevin Elliott, Rhonda Manley, Brad Owen and Brad Jones.

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13
Jun
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Commissioners hear more requests for funds

Requests are hundreds of thousands of dollars over last year’s budget

BY CYNTHIA SCHEER
Managing editor

The Board of County Commissioners is in the process of building next year’s budget, and they’ve asked county clerk Diana Svanda to get projected values of ag land for 2019 to get an idea of whether or not land values may finally decrease for next year. Commissioner Gary Ouellette said that with the continued increase in budget requests he was concerned about raising taxes next year if property values went down.

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13
Jun
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B Street to open June 21

Concrete needs to cure for 14 days

Washington’s B Street is expected to open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 21. The concrete was poured last week and needs to cure for 14 days to obtain maximum strength. City offi cials have asked the public to stay off of the newly poured street until it opens next week.

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