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Lowe Center School added to National Register

BY TOM PARKER/ Staff writer.
 
MORROWVILLE – Lowe Center School, a one-room school located near Morrowville, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The school, owned by Robert and Stella Fenn, Prairie Village, Kan., was built in 1884 in response to a growing rural population in Washington County in the early 1880s.

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Dole still entertains on thank you tour

BY DAN THALMANN
 
WASHINGTON – While representing Kansas and on the campaign trail, former Senator Bob Dole never gave up his entertaining style of politics and on Monday during a Washington stop of what is essentially a thank you tour through Kansas, his quick whit reminded people why he was so well-liked among politicians.
 
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Historic trip

BY TOM PARKER
 
The last shall be the fi rst, and the fi rst last. The phrase kept running through my head as the car run unspooled from its lineup in front of the majestic Brown Grand Theater in downtown Concordia to make its way into the rising sun, the morning cool and clear and virtually windless, an eclectic conglomeration of classic muscle cars and spindly Model Ts, tiny buzzing Cushmans like swarms of brightly jeweled hornets, sleek, low-slung Corvettes, a single scarlet Hudson juxtaposed against a paintless, rust-pitted Model T, its canvas canopy frayed and its body festooned with various battered sporting accessories, a portable toilet seat bringing up the rear and a long cane fi shing pole holding aloft a dangling plastic fi sh.
 
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May
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Grade school principal position absorbed with retirement

BY CHRIS PANNBACKER/
 
WASHINGTON – Duties that had been assigned to Ron Scott, retiring elementary principal, were divided Monday night by the USD 108 Board of Education when it met in the board meeting room in the East Elementary. Present were Joe L’Ecuyer, Jill Hoover, Rod Stewart, Jacki Zabokrtsky, Randy Hubbard, Brad Jones and Kenneth Johnson, DVM.
 
Wed
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May
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Haddam student part of KSU national champion crops team

MANHATTAN — The Kansas State University Crops Team took fi rst place in the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) national crops contest held April 12, at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo. K-State students also took home three of the top five individual placings.
 
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FORMER SENATOR BOB DOLE TO VISIT MONDAY

Senator Bob Dole is visiting Kansans as part of a multi-day tour around Kansas. He will be in this area next week and the public is invited to come by and greet the Senator.
 
Wed
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‘Weather the Weather’

Elementary students at Washington wrap a maypole as part of the 92nd annual May Fete musical performance on Friday in the main gym. This year’s theme was “Weather the Weather.”

“Weather the Weather” was the theme of the 92nd annual May Fete on Friday, May 2 at Washington County Schools. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade performed a variety of weather related songs under the direction of Gay Lynn Manning, Washington Elementary music teacher. Props of umbrellas, fans, winter hats, sunglasses, beach balls and scarves made each weather report from across the nation come alive.
 
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At work in Washington County

The Washington City Crew works on spreading out cement provided by Midwest Products outside of the new Gametime bar and grill in Washington. The city put a new water meter in the sidewalk outside the business.
 
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White Way car run to bisect county May 10

Vintage vehicles pass through the unincorporated town of Rice east of Concordia during the fi rst Kansas White Way car run in 2006. This year’s car run celebrates the 100th anniversary of the inaugural car run in 1914.

At the beginning of the 20th century, there was no organized network of connecting highways in any state in the union, author Pete Davis wrote in his book, American Road. “In the rural United States as late as 1907,” he said, “there was not one single mile of paved road. In short, when the car appeared, there was nothing for it to drive on.”

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Airplane crashes in Oklahoma after departing from local hunting trip

Law enforcement offi cials look over the wreckage of a plane that went down in Oklahoma near the Kansas border after taking off from Washington County.

Three men from the Montgomery, Ala., area are recovering after surviving a plane crash in Oklahoma. Family members are calling the landing “miraculous.” The single-engine plane went down in Nowata County, Okla. Nowata County is located in Northeastern Oklahoma on the Kansas border. Offi cials say the plane went down northwest of the small city of Nowata around 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

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