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Local Marine Max Schwab hands out gifts from Toys For Tots

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Schwab and Davany were able to deliver all 600 toys to families in need, bringing joy to a lot of kids on Christmas Eve.

By Dan Thalmann
 
Giving hundreds of gifts away for Christmas was one of the best gifts a local Marine could have received last week. Max Schwab, a 2014 Clifton-Clyde High School graduate and now a Private First Class with the U.S. Marine Corps who is attending school at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., had the opportunity to deliver about 600 toys to families in the area.
 

 

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Authors with local ties self-publish books

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Anna Fischer, left, and her sister Joy Fischer set up for a book signing at the Washington Library on Dec. 6.

BY TOM PARKER
 
Anna Fischer is a night owl. A night-shift nurse at Washington County Hospital and an avowed lover of Halloween, dark novels and darker fantasies, she sees the three as compatible, if not inspirational.
 

 

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‘A change in thinking’

BY TOM PARKER
 
WASHINGTON – Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University returns Sunday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m. at the Christian Church Education Building, 16 C Street, Washington. The nineweek workshop program continues each Sunday evening at the same time for the following eight weeks.
 

 

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Secret Santa visits Kier’s with envelopes of cash

BY TOM PARKER
 
WASHINGTON – Angie Smith, a cashier at Kier’s Thriftway, didn’t recognize the boy who waltzed in the Tuesday before Christmas. Twelve, thirteen years old, sunglasses darkening his eyes, a small bag in one hand, otherwise completely nondescript. The kid stopped inside long enough to get his bearings, made a beeline for Smith.
 

 

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OFFERING JOY TO CHILDREN IN TOUGH TIMES

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The Pastor Lorenz family, left, and Que Herrs family stand with the toys gathered by their church to be donated to a crisis center in Manhattan.

BY LESLIE MANNING
 
Inspired by a post on an Emporia For Sale page on Facebook requesting toys for a Christmas collection, Quentin and Tammy Herrs, Linn, contacted the pastor of their home church and began researching local needs for toys.
 

 

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Festival of Trees donation to go toward infant hearing equipment

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BY DAN THALMANN
 
WASHINGTON – Infants born at the Washington County Hospital will now receive a quick and easy hearing test before they leave the hospital, thanks to a large donation from the Washington Rotary Club and a memorial CD.

 

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WINTER MUSICAL

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Students from Washington County High School and Junior High entertained with their musical abilities at the school’s winter musical on Dec. 18.

 

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A new home for the TLEC preschool in Barnes

BY DAN THALMANN
 
BARNES – The Twin Lakes Educational Cooperative special education preschool for USD 223 in Barnes will have a new home. The school board approved the acquisition of a mobile classroom unit from Fort Riley to be moved to Barnes to be used as the location for the preschool. The mobile unit is free, but the the board had to approve paying expenses to move the structure to Barnes.
 

 

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Food pantry appreciates Christmas donations

BY LESLIE MANNING
 
WASHINGTON – During the holiday season, Edith’s House – the Washington County food pantry – serves more families than average. Several community organizations contributed to the success this year. “All kinds of churches and individuals give very generously,” said Sandra Jellison-Knock, who helped with food distribution the Monday before Christmas.
 

 

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Canning line operational

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The canning line at the Kansas Territory Brewing Company in Washington is now operational after completing a trial run of RevHoney recently.

 

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