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Wed
12
Aug
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HADDAM FRONTIER DAY

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For the first year, “Unleash the Hounds,” a race just for dogs, occured on the tennis courts. Rachel Frye, Marysville, organized the morning races.
 

 

Wed
12
Aug
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Greenleaf bank plans huge bash for 100th

The Citizens National Bank in Greenleaf has sponsored its share of community celebrations throughout its history, but this time, to commemorate its 100th anniversary, the business is pulling out all the stops. On Saturday, Aug. 15, from 3 p.m. to a few songs shy of midnight, the bank is sponsoring the Centennial Celebration with free infl atables, free train rides, free face painting, free pony derbies, free swimming, free prime rib sandwich dinners, free bottled water and soda, free live entertainment by two bands and free fi reworks by PFB Pyros.
 

 

Wed
05
Aug
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SHERIFF’S REPORT

Joshua Turner, Washington, was arrested July 29 in the 300 block of C Street on pending  charges of driving while suspended, no current registration and no insurance. Turner was  held at the Washington County Jail until his release on a $1,000  bond. Felix Walker, Oklahoma City,  Okla., was arrested July 31 at US-36 and National Road on  warrants out of Seminole County, Okla. Walker is currently being  held at the Washington County Jail awaiting extradition to  Oklahoma.
 

 

 

Wed
05
Aug
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Activities go through entire weekend

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BY LESLIE MANNING
Haddam Front ier Days, Aug. 7-9, kicks off early in the  week with a chance to begin catching bass for the Fishing Derby coordinated by Joseph  Nold and ends with an 18- hole two person golf scramble at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9  at the Haddam Golf Course coordinated by Jack Allen.  The fi shing derby begins for each individual as soon as  they pay their $15 entry fee. Participants can fi sh throughout  the week with the responsibility to keep them alive until weighin  at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8.  Weigh-in is at the Haddam Park. An aerated tank will be on site  to keep fi sh alive during weighin.  The total combined weight of three fi sh per participant will  determine the winner, who will  receive a rod and reel combo valued at approximately $100.  All fi sh in the tournament will  be released.
 
Wed
05
Aug
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Historic jail in Haddam originated with all-female city council

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BY DAN THALMANN
One of the unique attractions of old Haddam is the limestone jail that sits just south of downtown  on Taylor Street. This old structure probably hasn’t been  used for 80 years, but it has a unique history that has lived on well past its time as a jail – it’s  construction was ordered by an all-woman city council.  The story is covered by Haddam’s history books, which is  summarized here.
 

 

 

Wed
05
Aug
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17,000 ton corn cob pile catches  re outside of Washington on Sunday

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BY TOM PARKER
Traffi c was snarled on U.S. Highway 36 three miles west of  Washington on Sunday as fi refi ghters battled a stubborn blaze  on Mount Corncob, a 100-foot, 17,000-ton pile of corn cobs being processed at a facility owned  by Fairview Mills, Seneca, a division of J-Six Enterprises.  The fi re, reported at 10:40 a.m. Sunday, sent billowing  plumes of black smoke across the highway, reducing visibility  to nea r zero. Firefi ghters from seven departments as well as  employees from Fairview Mills, Washington County, the City of  Washington, Washington EMS and neighbors and volunteers  responded to provide assistance. Due to the height of the pile,  aerial ladders trucks were brought in from Fairbury, Neb., and Clay Center.
 
Wed
05
Aug
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Dog training around town results in a high quality of life

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BY LESLIE MANNING
“For such a small little town it has a great impact on a lot of people,” said Randy Teske, Pratt.  “KSDS is a wonderful place and it’s the best kept secret in Kansas. Up until two years ago we  didn’t even know what it was.” Teske graduated with a guide  dog, Marco, in July 2014 after praying for  eyesight. Teske shows  symptoms of Retinitis Pigmentosa.  The issues began to appear after 1977. After trips to many doctors and the Dean McGee Eye Institute, the  prognosis: no central vision.
 

 

 

Wed
29
Jul
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Washington city council proposes 2016 budget

A 2016 budget, with a proposed mill levy increase of .69 of a mill, was approved for publication by the Washington City Council during a July 22 adjourned meeting at City Hall. The proposed budget appears on page 4A of this week’s paper.
 
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29
Jul
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Fun at the fair

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Braeley Beikmann enjoyed the infl atable obstacle course at the fair. Four infl atables and four carnival rides kept kids entertained on the midway.
 
Wed
29
Jul
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Weather balloon lands in county

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A weather balloon probably originating from a couple hundred miles away was found recently in the southern part of the county. Canaan Ohlde, Palmer, discovered the weather balloon earlier this month while traveling the gravel roads near the south central edge of the county.
 

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