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15
Jul
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YouTube stars to perform at county fair

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The Peterson Farm Brothers worked on the farm during the month of June, with wheat harvest, hay baling and soybean
planting. According to the middle of the three brothers, Nathan Peterson, it has been some time since they’ve done a performance.
 
Wed
15
Jul
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Mormon Springs monument dedicated

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As the American fl ag rose over a veiled stone monument a fewmiles south of Washington on Sunday afternoon, it caught the blast-furnace breeze and snapped to attention, its crisp, sharp notesseeming to summon the memory of all that had gone before, and all that had been lost.
 
Wed
08
Jul
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County Fair board hopes large crowd shows up for new carnival

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BY LESLIE MANNING
To secure a contract with a carnival several elements must be in place. First, the event requesting the carnival must fi t into the carnival’s booking schedule. Second, the event should fi nancially compete with other events wanting to book the carnival. Third, the event benefi ts from a reputation for supporting longevity with a carnival circuit.
 
Wed
08
Jul
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Washington woman killed in accident along Highway 15

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BY DAN THALMANN
LINN – An accident southwest of Linn on Thursday resulted in the death of Sheila Krzykowski, 50, of Washington. Krzykowski was reported missing on Friday by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. At the time of the report, she hadn’t been seen since 6 a.m. Thursday. The Washington, Linn and Palmer Fire Departments and the Washington County
CERT team assisted in the search for Krzykowski.
 
Wed
08
Jul
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ANANVIL BLAST from the past

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A powerful explosion launches an 80-pound anvil into the air at a fi eld southwest of Washington on Saturday morning. The anvil blast, which is an old Fourth of July tradition for blacksmiths, drew a large crowd to see the unusual event.
 
Wed
01
Jul
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Sales tax increases by .35 percent on July 1

The Kansas state sales and use tax was increased from 6.15% to 6.5% on Wednesday in Kansas, so retailers in Washington  County will need to comply with that additional amount. Most communities have an additional percent added to the state tax.
The City of Clifton approved an increase that will also take affect on Wednesday, making the city’s sales tax 8.5%.
 
Wed
01
Jul
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New monument set into place for Mormon Springs

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A new monument was set into place south of Washington last week at a new pull-o along Highway 15, adding focus to Mormon Springs, a historic camping stop on the Mormon Trail dating to the mid-1800s.
 
Wed
01
Jul
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Mexican restaurant opens in downtown Greenleaf

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“I started the restaurant for progress and to provide authentic Mexican food for the community and for everybody around,” said Tony Martinez, owner of Tony’s Tacos located in the Greenleaf Business Center. “My opinion is this community will grow more with more businesses.
 
Wed
24
Jun
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‘Words can’t describe all the feelings you feel in a moment like that’

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WICHITA – Last year, Clifton-Clyde’s Kourtni Hubert came into the Kansas State Track & Field Championships as a fi rst-time freshman with no pressure and no expectations. But Kourtni left the 2014 meet in Wichita as the new Class 1A
state champion in the javelin.
 
Wed
24
Jun
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THE FIRST CHIRP OF THE FALL HUNT

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One of the early sounds of the fall hunting season arrived in a nondescript van this week at Winter Game Farm outside of Palmer. Owner-operator Greg Winter took in a delivery of 1,500 just-hatched pheasant chicks on Tuesday evening – birds that will be raised on the farm until hey are 20 weeks old and then used in guided hunts offered by Scattered Acres Outfi tting, also located in rural Palmer.
 

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