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Population estimates are slipping across entire county

BY DAN THALMANN/ Publisher.
 
Eleven of Washington County’s 12 communities showed declines in population, according to 2013 estimates recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Only Vining, Washington County’s second-smallest community, stayed the same at 45 residents. Washington was estimated to have lost the most residents, though it is also the largest community in the county.

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Full day of activities at Greenleaf Fun Day

Activities for all ages abound during the Greenleaf Fun Day on Saturday, July 12. The day includes 17 1/2 hours of events to take part in. The Boy Scout Breakfast kicks off the day from 6:30-8:30 a.m. in the Park Shelter House. A sand volleyball tournament in the park begins at 9 a.m. and continues throughout the day.

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Thu
26
Jun
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Washington Clinic closed July 4

The Washington Clinic will be closed Friday, July 4. Turner. “It takes a lot of people.” She said some years it’s tough
to find volunteers, but this year she noticed an uptick in young volunteers. She said someone talked to the high school about getting students to accumulate volunteer hours for graduation by helping during the show and she was pleased to see quite a few helping out
 
Thu
26
Jun
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Hanover fi reworks eff ort sees increase in volunteers

The Hanover fi reworks display on Saturday again drew a huge crowd from a wide region and this year, fans’ past
requests were used to develop the show. Patrick Bruna, who heads up show creator PFB Pyros, said he approached
this year’s show trying to see what people liked and put a soundtrack together from that input
 
Thu
26
Jun
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Alaskan hunting expedition bags moose, bear and the harsh experience of arctic climate

A 12 day Alaska hunting adventure last fall provided the high of a successful trophy moose and bear hunt for Roger Bott, of
Palmer, along with the low of some of the worst weather he has ever experienced. But the overall effort was a bucket list dream, completed well and marked off the list 
 
Thu
26
Jun
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Looking south from the Midwest Products parking lot

Looking south from the Midwest Products parking lot, vehicles fill the Hanover carnival grounds while a trail of headlights comes north on the highway to get closer to the annual Hanover fireworks display
 
Wed
18
Jun
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Rodeo numbers up this year

BY TOM PARKER
 
WASHINGTON – If Friday night’s crowd at the Washington County Rodeo seemed particularly impressive, there was a reason: it was the biggest crowd ever for a Friday night, according to rodeo president Gary Gauby. “The weather was absolutely perfect, which might have had something to do with it,” he said. “We sold out of the 500 meals early on.”
 
Wed
18
Jun
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Time for a new chapter

BY DAN THALMANN
 
WASHINGTON – After 43 years in the fi eld of education, Washington Elementary Principal Ron Scott still enjoyed work, but another area of his life (keeping up with grandkids) made him decide it was time to retire. Scott started his teaching career on the high school level from 1970-72 at North Central High School in Morrowville.
 
Wed
18
Jun
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Six polling places set for next election

BY TOM PARKER
 
Polling locations in Hanover, Linn, Clifton, Barnes, Haddam and Washington will be open by the August 5 primary, Washington County Clerk Denae Dimler said. Several of the locations have changed but all located  within their original communities, she said.
 
Thu
12
Jun
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Hanover community festival named for historical signifi cance, not date of origin

BY TOM PARKER
 

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