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19
Feb
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Bradford Built requests industrial park lot for future expansion

BY DAN THALMANN/ Publisher.
 
WASHINGTON – Brad and Donna Portenier requested the land in the industrial park that sits between several properties they own for their Bradford Built business at the park. The Porteniers made the request at the Feb. 3 Washington City Council meeting. The lot in which he is interested sits north of the old blue building, which was a paint shaker repair business years ago. He has the land around the blue building, but would like the lot north of that which stretches to the northern industrial park road, which is owned by the city.
 
Thu
13
Feb
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ULTIMATE GOAL IN BOWLING

BY DAN THALMANN/ Publisher.
 
Washington Bowl owner John Metz completed the ultimate challenge in bowling on Tuesday night in Washington. Metz bowled a perfect 300 game in Tuesday Night Mixed League play, the first time in his long bowling career that he has accomplished the rare task. A perfect 300 score is tallied when a bowler hits 12 strikes in a row during a game. Metz said he hit his first five strikes rock solid during that stretch. He said strikes seven through nine started to float out a little wider and wider and one was a little less sure, but his 10th was solid and he finished strong.

 

Thu
13
Feb
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STATE BOUND

The WCHS scholar bowl team includes, from left, coach Celeste Edgar, Tiffany Hattesohl, Sidney Applegarth, Paulina Koester, Scott Romeiser and Samantha Wright.

BY DAN THALMANN/ Publisher.
 
The Washington County High School scholar bowl team is headed to the 2A state tournament, qualifying for the first time in several years. The team, which has no seniors, but includes two juniors and three sophomores, took second place in the 2A regional scholars’ bowl tourney on Monday at Onaga, to qualify for state. Washington County started the day going 5-1 in pool play, with wins over Northern Heights, Valley Falls, Burlingame, McLouth, Jackson Heights and lost to Lyndon. Washington County, Lyndon and Valley Falls advanced out of pool play.

 

Thu
13
Feb
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Winter scenes abundant

Icicles hang off the Washington Senior Mealsite eaves, a result of a bit of a thaw after a heavy snowfall last Tuesday. The entire area was a winter wonderland, but the wintry weather also closed schools and businesses in the county.

 

Thu
13
Feb
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WC grade school principal Ron Scott to retire

BY CHRIS PANNBACKER.
 
WASHINGTON – Ron Scott, USD 108’s longtime elementary principal, submitted his resignation to the school board Monday evening. Scott will retire at the end of his 2013-2014 contract after 30 years of service. He said he was looking forward to spending time with his grandchildren. Scott came to then USD 222 in 1984 from Juniata, Neb., where he had been a K-6 principal from 1978-1984. He taught and coached at North Central from 1970-1973 and spent four years at Alton-Osborne in the junior high from 1973-1977.

 

Wed
05
Feb
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Weather forecasts, timing and area decisions considered for school snow days

Improvements in weather monitoring technology have changed the process of determining whether or not the weather will cause a day off from school. USD 108 Washington County Superintendent Mike Stegman said in the past, it was often just a guessing game
 
Wed
05
Feb
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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.
 
Wed
05
Feb
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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
 
Wed
05
Feb
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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.
 
Thu
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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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