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Hanover fi reworks show set for June 21

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HANOVER – For lack of a better idea—or lack of time to come up with a better idea, as was the case—PFB Pyro’s annual fi reworks show in Hanover will be without a theme this year. No “Crazy Train,” no “Hot Hot Hot,” no evocative “Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love.”
 
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12
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Out of respect for those who sacrifi ced for the country

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BY DAN THALMANN
 
A local graduate has distinguished himself as a promising future soldier while training in the Army Reserve Offi cer Training Corps (ROTC). Nathan Edgar, of Greenleaf, and a 2011 graduate of Linn High School, is a member of the KU Battalion of the ROTC while a full-time student at Washburn University in Topeka. Edgar and his fellow ROTC teammate Stuart McConnell won the ROTC Best Ranger Buddy Competition, which was held on April 19 at Sesquicentennial Park at Clinton Lake by Lawrence.
 
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05
Jun
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Dylan Hodgson breaks two state records, wins 3 golds

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BY DAN THALMANN/ Publisher
 
WICHITA – In the world of elite distance running, there aren’t a lot of surprises. Races are made up of strategies formulated by abilities. Runners know what they’ll be able to run and know what their competitors will be able to run. Washington County junior Dylan Hodgson has been focused on the world of distance running for a couple years now, and as a result of his training, this past weekend’s three gold medal performance, including breaking two Class 2A state records, was part of the plan.

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Hanover Days of ‘49 is this weekend

Parades, food, drink, carnival rides and live music are on tap for Hanover’s annual Days of ’49, which runs from Thursday, June 5 through Saturday, June 7. The event, whose origins remain murky and speculative but have nothing to do with westward expansion or the gold rush, will feature three nights of carnival by Lewellen Amusements, from 6-10 p.m. Thursday is Armband Night. Advance tickets are $20 or $15 for Armband Night and can be purchased at Crome’s Market. Prices are slightly higher at the gate.

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Thu
29
May
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Sharon Schwartz re-fi les for House seat

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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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29
May
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A ceremony to remember

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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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29
May
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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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21
May
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Local grads bid farewell

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21
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Local grads bid farewell

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21
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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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