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29
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Sharon Schwartz re-fi les for House seat

BY DAN THALMANN
 
Citing a need to continue to work on issues important to her and her constituency (along with a signifi cant amount of pressure from former U.S. Senator Bob Dole), State Representative Sharon Schwartz, RWashington, has announced she will re-fi le for her position as Kansas Representativeof the 106th District. This would be her 10th two year term if successful in the run.

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A ceremony to remember

The Linn band, directed by Marilyn Pachta, performed several patriotic songs during the ceremony. The new digital Legion sign is in the background with the Avenue of Flags.

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Thu
29
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Tim Mueller  les for county seat

Tim Mueller, rural Greenleaf, is ready to give back to the community and has put his name in the hat to run for Washington County Commission - First District. Mueller, a Republican, said he has lived in the county for three years now, after retiring from the Marine Corps as a Chief Warrant Offi cer IV. He said he is still new enough to be very objective.

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Wed
21
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Local grads bid farewell

Wed
21
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Local grads bid farewell

Wed
21
May
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Wheat crop could be worst since 1996

BY TOM PARKER/ Staff writer.
 
Thanks to a combination of poor planting conditions, an extremely cold winter, early spring temperature fl uctuations and an encroaching drought, the winter wheat harvest is expected to be the worst since 1996, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Wed
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Lowe Center School added to National Register

BY TOM PARKER/ Staff writer.
 
MORROWVILLE – Lowe Center School, a one-room school located near Morrowville, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The school, owned by Robert and Stella Fenn, Prairie Village, Kan., was built in 1884 in response to a growing rural population in Washington County in the early 1880s.

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Thu
15
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Dole still entertains on thank you tour

BY DAN THALMANN
 
WASHINGTON – While representing Kansas and on the campaign trail, former Senator Bob Dole never gave up his entertaining style of politics and on Monday during a Washington stop of what is essentially a thank you tour through Kansas, his quick whit reminded people why he was so well-liked among politicians.
 
Thu
15
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Historic trip

BY TOM PARKER
 
The last shall be the fi rst, and the fi rst last. The phrase kept running through my head as the car run unspooled from its lineup in front of the majestic Brown Grand Theater in downtown Concordia to make its way into the rising sun, the morning cool and clear and virtually windless, an eclectic conglomeration of classic muscle cars and spindly Model Ts, tiny buzzing Cushmans like swarms of brightly jeweled hornets, sleek, low-slung Corvettes, a single scarlet Hudson juxtaposed against a paintless, rust-pitted Model T, its canvas canopy frayed and its body festooned with various battered sporting accessories, a portable toilet seat bringing up the rear and a long cane fi shing pole holding aloft a dangling plastic fi sh.
 
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May
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Grade school principal position absorbed with retirement

BY CHRIS PANNBACKER/
 
WASHINGTON – Duties that had been assigned to Ron Scott, retiring elementary principal, were divided Monday night by the USD 108 Board of Education when it met in the board meeting room in the East Elementary. Present were Joe L’Ecuyer, Jill Hoover, Rod Stewart, Jacki Zabokrtsky, Randy Hubbard, Brad Jones and Kenneth Johnson, DVM.
 

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