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Judge Cudney appointed to Chief Judges Council

TOPEKA — Chief Justice Lawton Nuss signed an order this month creating a seven-member Chief Judges Council to provide additional first-hand expertise and ground-level perspective on current and future issues facing Kansas courts.
 
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Activities meant to show pioneer

Activities meant to show pioneer chores such as washing laundry in a tub were briefly suspended when a cat appeared on the scene
 
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Kansas Day at the buffalo ranch

Without external stimulation, most secondgraders have the attention span of about three minutes. It was well past that window at the LCL Buffalo Ranch near Clifton last week and the Clifton-Clyde second graders were in full restless mode. Teachers hustled to maintain control as their students jostled, wrestled, bopped their neighbors on the head or wandered
aimlessly around the museum, their efforts more or less successful though it was clearly a losing  proposition. About the time the situation threatened to spiral out of control, the door flew open and a breathless Casey Amerin leaped into the
room. Formerly restless students froze in place with eyes big as saucers.
 
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New league helps develop basketball skills

HANOVER – A new youth basketball league in Hanover has drawn young athletes from around the region on Saturdays
to the Hanover High School and St. John Catholic School gyms to improve their basketball skills 
 
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Honoring ‘The Omar’

Greenleaf’s annual Kansas Day celebration was as much a tribute to Omar Pickett, former educator famous for his Kansas Day parties with homemade candy and felt sunflowers, as it was to the state’s 153rd birthday, though for most attendees the two were inseparable
 
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WRAPS program highlights cover crop benefits

The old grainy black-and-white photo flashing on the projector screen at Hanover’s Kloppenberg Senior Center last week was instantly recognizable not for its specific location but for its example of farming practices, and nature, gone awry. A solitary house sat desolated and hollow-eyed amid sand dunes and a few scraggly weeds, the sky an unbroken sheet of white-hot glare. It was a dead world, a dune world, a world of unimaginable devastation. 
 
Thu
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Learning to serve

(Photo by Dan Thalmann)

“Java” is a yellow labrador retriever who is a puppy-in-training at KSDS in Washington. At one year old, Java is still a pup, but look into those eyes and it is easy to see the intelligence possessed by this breed. Like any puppy, Java was interested in the camera pointing at him, but quickly showed off some of the skills he learned when he sat and obeyed his trainer so he could have his portrait taken.

 

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Cement being poured at hospital

Local business Midwest Products is providing the cement that is currently being poured for the addition to the Washington County Hospital. Crews are currently working at the main entrance section of the project, which will be the new main entrance. The cement was already laid on the northeast corner addition which will be patient rooms.

 

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Greenleaf to celebrate 30th Kansas Day

By Tom Parker/ Staff writer.
 
For the historical record, Kansas Day officially began in a Paola classroom in 1877, the brainchild of L.G.A. Copley. Copley wanted students to learn more about their home state, the 34th to be admitted to the Union on January 29, 1861, plus it was as good an excuse as any to throw a little party. In Greenleaf, Kansas Day began when Omar Pickett came to town. It was 1983, he was retired from teaching in schools from Junction City to White City, and maybe he was a little bored, too. Kansas Day had always been a big part of his curriculum, so one day he suggested to the school that a continuation might be in order.
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Flu season is heating up

By Tom PArker/ Staff writer.
 
Reports of influence-like illnesses are widespread across the state and rapidly increasingly, and several isolated pockets near Wichita are reporting “epidemic” numbers, Washington County Health Nurse Janice Kearn said. “Numbers are really increasing,” she said. What’s unusual about this influenza season is that strain of virus, Influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 (pH1N1 ) virus, targets young and middle-aged adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From November through December 2013

 

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