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Beaumonts to celebrate 50 years

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Colleen and Eldon Beaumont

Colleen Martin, Marquette, and Eldon Beaumont, Clifton, were united in marriage on July 25, 1964, at the First Methodist Church in Marquette. The couple farmed and fed cattle on the family farm east of Clifton. The couple raised three daughters on the farm and kept busy riding horses and going to horse shows.

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USD 108 board proposes .127 mill levy increase

BY CHRIS PANNBACKER.
 
The USD 108 Board of Education voted Monday night to publish a proposed budget for the 2014-2015 school year with a .127 increase in the district mill levy. A public hearing on the budget will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11 in the board meeting room in the east elementary building. The total proposed mill levy of 52.995 mills breaks down this way: 20 mills for the general fund, 20.778 mills for the supplemental general fund (local option budget), four mills for capital outlay and 8.217 mills for debt service.

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Stewart leading state education organization

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BY DAN THALMANN.
 
Washington farmer Rod Stewart took the reins of a statewide education organization on July 1 as president of the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB.) After serving for several years on the local school board level and getting involved regionally, he will now bring his experience and insight to the state and federal level. Stewart is starting his 16th year on the local school board. He began as a board member for USD 222-Washington, and then continued on with the consolidated USD 108-Washington County school board.

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FROM RANCH TO NYC TABLE

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Hunter Johnson, right, talks to a group of New York City chefs during a ranch-to-table meal in early May. The chefs buy meats from Heritage Foods USA, a business that buys heritage hogs from Johnson and other Kansas farmers.

BY DAN THALMANN/ Publisher.
 
An effort that started out as Hunter Johnson’s FFA project has now put him in association with top New York City chefs and has allowed him to create a niche business of his own. Hunter, who will be a junior at Washington County High School this fall, had always enjoyed working with pigs

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‘The Korner’ served a regional crowd

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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

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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

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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

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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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