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Thu
18
Dec
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A community effort for Christmas

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In the village of Palmer, with a population of just over 100 people, hosting special events is dependent on volunteers. For Christmas, a tree is planted in the middle of the street in downtown (something you can do when you have gravel roads) and decorated by volunteers.

 

Thu
18
Dec
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Body cams good for o cers and citizens

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Undersheriff Kyle Applegarth wears a body cam, which is a pen-sized camera attached above the ear which video records all the activity from his eye level point-of-view.

BY DAN THALMANN
 
The protests and riots in Ferguson, Mo., after the death of Michael Brown, drew international attention. The case, in which Brown was shot by police offi cer Darren Wilson, fl ared up again after Wilson was not indicted by a grand jury for the shooting.
 

 

Thu
11
Dec
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CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON

Thu
11
Dec
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Three Cedar offers news eclectic shopping experiance

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BY TOM PARKER/ Staff writer
 
Three Cedars, Washington’s newest business, opened Saturday, Dec. 6, to big crowds and big sales.

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Thu
11
Dec
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‘Labor of love’

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BY TOM PARKER/ Staff writer
 
WASHINGTON – In 1964 Cassius Clay transformed into Muhammed Ali, the Beatles came to America, President Lyndon Johnson took America to Vietnam, Anchorage, Alaska, was heavily damaged in a 9.2 magnitude earthquake, race riots gripped many of the larger cities and Harold and Dee Metz bought Washington Bowl.

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Thu
11
Dec
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KASB meeting, budget discussed by school board

BY CHRIS PANNBACKER
 
WASHINGTON – A report from the Kansas Association of School Board’s annual meeting, a legislative update and budgetary considerations were among the topics discussed Monday night when the USD 108 Board of Education met in the East Elementary. Present were Joe L’Ecuyer, Rod Stewart, Jacki Zabokrtsky and Kenneth Johnson, DVM. Jill Hoover and Brad Jones were absent. Stewart, L’Ecuyer and Supt. Mike Stegman reported on the KASB meeting. Stewart is the current KASB president. L’Ecuyer was the district’s voting delegate.

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Thu
04
Dec
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Washington Christmas shopping extravaganza this weekend

Black Friday? Ho-hum. Cyber Monday? Yawn. For those rare, discerning individuals who believe that their spending dollars should support local businesses, Saturday, Dec. 6 in Washington, is bigger than any of the vaunted gluttony-inducing
days that inaugurate the Christmas shopping season. And with a mere 18 shopping days left until Christmas, the timing
couldn’t be better
 
Thu
04
Dec
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THE FIRST NIGHT OF CHRISTMAS SEASON

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BARNES – The paint was barely dry on the awnings of the little boutiques and specialty shops clustered in the northern
half of Dearborn Village when the doors opened to the fi rst customers Saturday morning. Bodie Holt, dressed nattily
in a checkered shirt, red bow tie and matching red sneakers, greeted them with a huge smile and a tray of candies from
the The Sweet Spot candy store. Vendors and cashiers wished customers merry Christmas and happy holidays until their 
voices grew ragged and still they wished them more Yuletide greetings
 
Wed
26
Nov
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Alco closings end retail e ort that started in Greenleaf

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Alva Lease Duckwall started in retail in 1898.

BY DAN THALMANN

ABILENE – An announcement on Friday that the remaining 198 Alco Stores, including 23 in Kansas, would be shutting down brings an end to a long retail presence that has its roots in Greenleaf. After going through bankruptcy court, Alco Stores, with corporate headquarters formerly in Abilene, will be sold to a private equity firm.
 
Wed
26
Nov
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Popular local youth group leader arrested

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Jim Bugbee, Washington, was arrested on Thursday and is being held in the Washington County Jail.

BY DAN THALMANN

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department arrested Jim Bugbee, Washington, on Thursday on charges of sexual exploitation of a child and commercial sexual exploitation of a child. Bugbee, 42, is being held in the Washington County Jail and the case is still under investigation.
 

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