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CURB APPEAL

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The remodeled homes of Brett and Natalie Herrs, Palmer, above, and Jerry and Kelly Svanda, Washington, below, are dressed for Autumn and are the epitome of small town picture postcard appeal.
 
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Oct
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Made2Grill o ers pro football hall of fame branded sausage

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When John Riggins, former profootball hall of famer and host of the nationally syndicated television show “Riggo on the Range,” came to Marysville last year for a segment on turkey hunting, Don Landoll, his host, chose Coby Sedlacek to arrange the shoot. Sedlacek, who works in the OEM/government sales department and owns both Made2Grill and Snappers
Pub and Grub in Hanover, had met Riggins before at an event in Lawrence, and the two had immediately bonded over their love of football and their home state of Kansas.
 
Thu
23
Oct
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Twin Valley Receives National Recognition as Smart Rural Community

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Twin Valley is one of 13 rural communications firms in North America to be honored with the Smart Rural Community Showcase Award by NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, which cited Twin Valley’s advanced communications services and collaboration with local leaders in agriculture, health care, public safety and education as keys to its success.
 
Thu
23
Oct
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Q&A from health department meeting

Following are the minutes taken by Washington County Clerk Denae Jueneman at the public information meeting regarding the proposed Washington County Health Department project: Chairman Alison Mueller called the meeting to order and turned the fl oor over the Janice Kearn, County Health Administrator. Kearn gave a history of the Health Department. She stated that the Health Department was created in 1966. Kearn joined the department in 1988 when there were three staff members and the department was housed in the current building. In 2000, the BOCC established capital improvement funds for several County departments.
 
Thu
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Arrests made in Washington vehicle break-ins

BY DAN THALMANN

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department made two arrests on the evening of Oct. 15 in Washington and Sheriff Justin Cordry said search warrants brought up evidence to solve three vehicle breakins that had occurred over the last few weeks in the west part of Washington. Arrested were James Cody Stambaugh, Washington, and Jessica McAvoy, Washington, at their home at 333 West 3rd Street.
 
Thu
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Greenleaf improving recreational facilities

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The asphalt that was formerly Greenleaf’s two tennis courts became a pile of rubble. The space will be improved with new recreational options.

BY TOM PARKER

When the city of Greenleaf cast a critical eye on the aging tennis courts in the city park, its options were pretty straightforward—renovate, replace or remove. Though each option had its own merits, the real question was whether anyone ever played tennis in the tennis courts. In short, the answer was no.
 
Thu
16
Oct
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WCHS HOMECOMING 2014

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Freshmen, Sculyer Zenger, Emily Meyer, Tony Martinez, Lauren Wyatt, Lauryn Tegethoff, Holly Delay, Tori Zabokrtsky, Hailee Bennett, Aundrea Bruna, Garrett Cudney, Brody Stamm and other classmates get pulled across the line in Tug-of-War.
 
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BEATING THE SPREAD

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From an outsider’s perspective—and one raised in the city at that—the cattle chutes and stock pens at Lay J Longhorns are about standard in size. Functional, adequate, no-frills, in combinations of rust and shiny chrome. From a longhorn’s perspective as it saunters from a stock trailer to a corridor that will take it to an industrial-strength hybrid squeeze chute contraption—a longhorn’s version of a full-body mammogram machine—the stock pens and chutes are ridiculously, insanely, insultingly inadequate.
 
Thu
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108 board looks at the future, trend of declining enrollment

BY CHRIS PANNBACKER

The USD 108 Board of Education reviewed enrollment trends, staffi ng, transportation needs and a list of maintenance projects Monday night as it looks to set some spending priorities for the future. Supt. Mike Stegman told the board that when he came to Washington County in the summer of 2000, the enrollment in then USD 222 was 420 students and North Central had 210. In 15 years, enrollment has dropped from 630 to 349. His estimate for enrollment in 2017 is 288 students.
 
Thu
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Search for fugitive at Washington home leads to obstruction arrest, drug charges

BY DAN THALMANN

WASHINGTON – Two individuals were arrested and jailed on Thursday afternoon in Washington, with charges ranging from drug possession to obstructing apprehension Shane Clark, 37, Washington, and Misty Morse, 38, Washington, are in the Washington County Jail, facing four criminal charges each.
 

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