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In search of snakes, lizards, frogs and more

It’s been more than a dozen years since the members of the Kansas Herpetological Society checked under the rocks of Washington County to document the reptiles, amphibians and turtles there.
 
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WCHS HOMECOMING ROYALTY

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Chosen as homecoming king and queen for WCHS on Friday evening, above, were Cole Thompson and Mandi Allerheiligen, center. Other candidates were Courtney Moore and Evan McGatlin, left, and Katy Rundle and Konnor Penning, right. Kindergarten attendants were Nora Brabec and Braylen Meier. Right, Katy Rundle gets escorted into the festivities on a golf cart driven by her father Tim Rundle. Bottom right, the queen candidates pose for a picture. Below, Queen Mandi Allerheiligen gets a hug from her mother Cindy Allerheiligen.
 
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School enrollment down for third year in a row

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BY LESLIE MANNING
 
Total student enrollment in Washington County continues to decline. Clifton-Clyde, Hanover and Linn Lutheran showed small increases in school population. However, they did not make up for the larger decreases in other county schools. Schools counted their official enrollments on Sept. 21 this year.
 
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DMD Designs and Graphics opens in downtown Washington

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BY TOM PARKER

DMD Designs and Graphics, downtown Washington’s newest business, held its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 19, during the annual FNB Fall Fest. Though still somewhat under construction and temporarily lacking signage, foot traffic was heavy and sales brisk, and owners Kurt Funke and Sam Dummermuth expressed pleasure at how well the business was received.
 
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Sedlacek’s longhorn tallies new Guinness World Record

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BY TOM PARKER

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FALL FEST

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BY DAN THALMANN

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16
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Following Jesus’ message, churches come together for unity service

BY LESLIE MANNING

WASHINGTON – “Christians are known for what they are against more than what they are for,” said Rustin McClure, Pastor of Faith Connection Covenant Church. “This is an opportunity to correct that.”McClure joins forces with faith leaders Jim Stark, Washington Christian Church, and Ron Brown, Morrowville Christian Church, to stand for unity and coordinate a service for everyone, with fellowship at 10 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27 at the Washington County High School gymnasium. “I think the three of us are making a wild assumption that if Jesus said it, he meant it,” Brown said. “Especially if he said it in hours before being nailed to a Roman cross.”

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Becoming part of the world

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BY TOM PARKER

Sara Weber regained consciousness with a slow unfolding of awareness that was not unlike the aftermath of her usual epileptic seizures, and not like them, either. The faces of concerned strangers were there, peering down on her from a great height, their expressions undulating and rippling as though seen through a watery film broken by shallow waves, and behind them a bright velvety light drawing her upward from gray, amorphous depths without boundary or form, more darkness than light, more forgetfulness than memory.

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Every property in Linn damaged by epic hail storm

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BY DAN THALMANN

A hail storm on swept through the southern part of the county on Thursday evening, causing historic levels of damage to the city of Linn and the surrounding area. It is thought that every single property in Linn has some level of damage from the storm, which fired hailstones as big as baseballs and softballs through windows, siding, roofs and vehicles in the community. The storm caused a path of damage stretching from Enosdale in a southeasterly route to farms east of St. John Lutheran Church, which was severely damaged by a hail storm last year, but was not affected by this year’s round. The width of the path was over two miles at some points.

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Prohoe tools have connection to Clifton

By Ron Wilson
 
Let’s go to California, where firefighters are battling a wild-fire with high quality hand tools produced by a company halfway across the nation in rural Kansas. These hand tools are also serving gardeners, growers and others around the nation and beyond. Loren Kisby is owner and founder of Prohoe, the company which produced these remarkable tools.
 

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