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The first, but not the last

BY TOM PARKER.
 
HANOVER – In years to come, when flotillas of vintage John Deeres and Internationals and Fordsons and Masseys sweep across entire sections in Washington County ripping through the tough prairie grass in a show of force and color and various shades of rust, flaking paint and diesel fumes, the participants might wonder how such a cooperative event began, what triggered such a collective back-to-the-way-it-was movement.
 
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Summer reading program concludes with science fair

Participants in the Washington Public Library summer reading program ended the program with an ice cream treat following the science fair.

The summer reading program at the Washington Public Library concluded July 30 with a science fair that featured various science projects and experiments made by the children who attended the summer program. Some of the projects on display included: ocean in a bottle, fake vomit, crystal snowfl ake, potato robot paintings, paper cup telephone, and robots made out of Legos.
 
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Relay for Life raises $28,000 for ght against cancer

Residents of Washington County made a giant step toward a cure for cancer on August 2nd when they walked throughout the evening during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Five teams and over 100 people came together during this year’s Relay to raise in excess of $28,000.
 
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Elections set slate for Nov. 4

A 30.41% turnout for the Primary Elections on Tuesday was made up mostly by Republicans in Washington County. Of the 3,834 registered voters in the county, 1,102 Republicans showed up to their polling place (94.51%) and 64 Democrats voted. Republicans had several wellknown state races on the ballot, featuring incumbent candidates trying to hold on to their seats.
 
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Four arrested in Greenleaf bust

GREENLEAF – The Washington County Sheriff’s Department made four arrests on Monday, July 28, and Wednesday, July 30, as a result of executing search warrants at 2272 10th Road, Greenleaf. According to a release from the sheriff’s office, on July 28, James Tyler Mathis was arrested on pending charges of Burglary, Criminal Damage to Property, fi ve counts of Theft, Identity Fraud and Forgery.
 
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EXPERIENCING the Holy Land

County residents, from left, Jim Smart, BJ Smart, Ric Kuhlman and Judy Hill took a trip to Israel earlier this year.

A birthday party in Illinois was the catalyst for Judy Hill and her husband Ric Krueger, Jim and BJ Smart, and Ric’s aunt and uncle to make a life-long dream come true—a trip to the Holy Land in Israel. Late in 2013, Jim went to his sister’s 80th birthday party at a Baptist church in Illinois. There Jim saw a poster about that church congregation taking a trip to the Holy Land. That was what got the wheels started. Following is Judy’s story about the trip, edited slightly for space: Ric and I had never traveled out of country so we had to get our first passports (with my several name changes, my passport was delayed but finally it arrived). We packed and prepared for an adventure of a lifetime. There were 14 Baptists and us four tag-a-long Lutherans on this trip.
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Sen. Moran voices frustration with state of DC politics

BY DAN THALMANN.
 
After being elected to the Senate in 2010, and carrying with him what he felt was an agenda from Kansans, Senator Jerry Moran got a dose of political reality when he fi rst talked to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Moran said he had to face the realization he had a job and it didn’t mean anything. Frustrated with how things were going in the Senate, he told Reid that it “sure didn’t seem like we’re going to do anything.”

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Rotary inducts new members

The Washington Rotary Club held an induction ceremony for new members from the past couple years recently. Recognized were, from left, Haely Ordoyne, B.J. Smart, Ryan Kern, Judy Hill, Jake Pannbacker and Justin Dragastin.

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Several races to be decided with primary election

Several statewide races will be decided during the Primary Elections on Tuesday, trimming down the ballot to one candidate per party for the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Advance voting is already underway and will be available at the Washington County Courthouse during the courthouse hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Advance voting will close at noon, Monday.

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Relay For Life is Saturday

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Washington County is Saturday. This “celebration of life” brings the community together in a unified effort to fight cancer and symbolizes the fight patients face after they are diagnosed with the disease. Relay For Life will take place from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. Saturday at Washington County High School Track. Prior to the opening ceremonies, there will be a meal for survivors. Registration for the meal will start at 4 p.m.

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