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Plans for Mormon Road signs progress

BY TOM PARKER
 
Of all the historic trails in northern Kansas, perhaps the most celebrity-rich trail of all was the Military Trail from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Riley. The list of famous Americans that took that route westward include the likes of Horace Greeley (“Go West, young man, go West”) who rode the trail on his way to the Colorado goldfi elds in 1859, Kit Carson, Wild Bill Hickok, William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, George Armstrong Custer, J.E.B. Stuart, Lewis Armistead and others.
 
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Game Time offers new dining option for sports fans

BY DAN THALMANN
 
After months of renovation work and much anticipation by sports fans, GameTime Sports Bar opened last Thursday in Washington, in the building that formerly housed The Horn Bar & Grill at the south end of downtown. Owner Nate Chapin directed the renovation effort, where the building was totally gutted, renovated and updated into a modern establishment that has a totally new look and will offer a unique dining experience in Washington.
 
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Retirement, job switch will change the face of Extension o ce

BY TOM PARKER
 
Longtime River Valley District employee Linda Nutsch will step down at the end of this year from her career as a 4-H Program Assistant to pursue an unpaid, unstressed and wholly voluntary position as a 4-H program assistant. Call it an extension to her K-State Extension service, which she has performed for the past 23 years at the Washington offi ce. Or consider it an continuance of her passion in 4-H, fi rst as a child and then as a professional.
 
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Local showmen are considered among best in the nation

BY DAN THALMANN
 
WASHINGTON – Pig numbers were down slightly at this year’s Washington County Fair, but the quality of 4Hers showing the pigs in Wednesday’s show ring was some of the best in the nation, according to this year’s county fair swine judge Gary Kubicek. He was very complimentary of the level of showmanship talent in Washington County.
 
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Kansans must become water conservationists

Representatives from various state water agencies discuss various aspects of a proposed state water plan during a meeting last Thursday in Washington. The plan’s goals aspire to conserve the state’s water supply while still providing for economic development.

BY DEB HADACHEK.
 
Kansans must change from a culture of water consumers to one of water conservationists. And that culture change must be embraced by everyone--from agricultural users of water to urban household and industrial consumers as well. That is the message in the draft for the Vision for the Future of Water in Kansas--a plan for the next 50 years to make sure Kansans have a sustainable supply of water.

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‘Cleanup in first aisle!’

The wall came tumbling down at Dollar General on Wednesday in Washington. Well, not the wall, but the entire wall of shelves fell over and merchandise spewed over the fl oor after a driver accidentally ran into the exterior east side wall

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Beaumonts to celebrate 50 years

Colleen and Eldon Beaumont

Colleen Martin, Marquette, and Eldon Beaumont, Clifton, were united in marriage on July 25, 1964, at the First Methodist Church in Marquette. The couple farmed and fed cattle on the family farm east of Clifton. The couple raised three daughters on the farm and kept busy riding horses and going to horse shows.

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USD 108 board proposes .127 mill levy increase

BY CHRIS PANNBACKER.
 
The USD 108 Board of Education voted Monday night to publish a proposed budget for the 2014-2015 school year with a .127 increase in the district mill levy. A public hearing on the budget will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11 in the board meeting room in the east elementary building. The total proposed mill levy of 52.995 mills breaks down this way: 20 mills for the general fund, 20.778 mills for the supplemental general fund (local option budget), four mills for capital outlay and 8.217 mills for debt service.

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Stewart leading state education organization

BY DAN THALMANN.
 
Washington farmer Rod Stewart took the reins of a statewide education organization on July 1 as president of the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB.) After serving for several years on the local school board level and getting involved regionally, he will now bring his experience and insight to the state and federal level. Stewart is starting his 16th year on the local school board. He began as a board member for USD 222-Washington, and then continued on with the consolidated USD 108-Washington County school board.

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FROM RANCH TO NYC TABLE

Hunter Johnson, right, talks to a group of New York City chefs during a ranch-to-table meal in early May. The chefs buy meats from Heritage Foods USA, a business that buys heritage hogs from Johnson and other Kansas farmers.

BY DAN THALMANN/ Publisher.
 
An effort that started out as Hunter Johnson’s FFA project has now put him in association with top New York City chefs and has allowed him to create a niche business of his own. Hunter, who will be a junior at Washington County High School this fall, had always enjoyed working with pigs

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