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‘The Korner’ served a regional crowd

The Korner Cafe in its heyday. This photo was taken in 1994 after former owner Ron Graham sold the business after operating it for 10 years. The cafe was located at the corner of US36 and K15, south of Morrowville.

Editor’s note: In response to a picture in last week’s “Days Gone By” photo series, former Korner Cafe owner Ron Graham wrote the following letter to the editor, offering a reminiscing history of the restaurant he operated for a decade. –Dan
 
From Ron Graham
Council Grove
 
Dear Editor,
This letter is in reference to the picture that ran in the July 3 edition of the WCN of the Korner Café. The proper spelling Korner is with a “K” - Café with a “C”, I have said that many times over the years.

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At work in Washington County

Danny Trumble spent part of the Fourth of July holiday doing some troubleshooting repair work on the electronics system of a combine southeast of the Enosdale area. The wheat harvest always moves forward regardless of holidays or weekends.

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Get outside and enjoy your local parks and community recreation programs this month

If you’re feeling cramped and like you don’t get to spend enough time outside, you’re not the only one. Nearly three in 10 U.S. adults do not spend time outside on a daily basis and of those who do, almost half spend less than 30 minutes in the fresh air according to a new survey released by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs.

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Full slate of fun at county fair next week

BY DAN THALMANN/ Publisher.
 
There will be no lack of activity or entertainment next week with the annual Washington County Fair revving up in Washington. Washington County Fair Board President Bill Keesecker said he expected good numbers of livestock at this year’s fair. He said the goat entries are way up, following the trend of increasing popularity of the project over the last few years. He said they are still trying to find pens for all the goats. 

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Morrowville Christian Church to celebrate 125th anniversary

BY TOM PARKER/ Staff writer.
 
Old-fashioned carnival games, a petting zoo, catered meal and ice cream social will round out part of the celebration over the 125th anniversary of the Morrowville Christian Church on Saturday, July 12. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. with a short program outlining the church’s history, followed by a noon meal catered by Famous Dave’s of Manhattan.

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Microbrewery to add another draw to downtown Washington

BY DAN THALMANN/ Publisher.
 
Washington’s downtown will take another step toward being a potential tourist destination with the creation of a microbrewery in the former Duckwall’s building on the east side of the 300 block of C Street. Brad and Donna Portenier have been working on this unique new business for the last few months right across the street from their existing retail businesses – Mayberry’s restaurant, Smoky Hills Boots and Miss Donna’s Doll House – and they hope to be in operation by August.

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Population estimates are slipping across entire county

BY DAN THALMANN/ Publisher.
 
Eleven of Washington County’s 12 communities showed declines in population, according to 2013 estimates recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Only Vining, Washington County’s second-smallest community, stayed the same at 45 residents. Washington was estimated to have lost the most residents, though it is also the largest community in the county.

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Full day of activities at Greenleaf Fun Day

Activities for all ages abound during the Greenleaf Fun Day on Saturday, July 12. The day includes 17 1/2 hours of events to take part in. The Boy Scout Breakfast kicks off the day from 6:30-8:30 a.m. in the Park Shelter House. A sand volleyball tournament in the park begins at 9 a.m. and continues throughout the day.

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Washington Clinic closed July 4

The Washington Clinic will be closed Friday, July 4. Turner. “It takes a lot of people.” She said some years it’s tough
to find volunteers, but this year she noticed an uptick in young volunteers. She said someone talked to the high school about getting students to accumulate volunteer hours for graduation by helping during the show and she was pleased to see quite a few helping out
 
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Hanover fi reworks eff ort sees increase in volunteers

The Hanover fi reworks display on Saturday again drew a huge crowd from a wide region and this year, fans’ past
requests were used to develop the show. Patrick Bruna, who heads up show creator PFB Pyros, said he approached
this year’s show trying to see what people liked and put a soundtrack together from that input
 

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