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Vintage tractors slice through the soil in Lanham

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BY TOM PARKER/ Staff writer LANHAM – When Jim Jueneman came to the end of a row of freshly-plowed prairie sod on the southern edge of Lanham, a small town saddling the Kansas- Nebraska border in northeast Washington County, he swiveled in the seat of his green John Deere 420 Crawler and yanked a lanyard on the plow being towed behind. Sometimes the vintageplow’s tines would lurch from  the sod in a spray of clods and tuffs of grass and sometimes they wouldn’t, and when they wouldn’t he’d give the lanyard another yank, harder and more forceful. From a sidelines’ perspective, the maneuver looked both awkward and fatiguing, especially when compounded dozens  of times whenever the tractor reached the end of a fresh row.  

Wed
19
Aug
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Class sizes discussed by school board

BY CHRIS PANNBACKER
Questions about how to best staff large elementary classes occupied much of the discussion when USD 108 Board of Education  met Aug. 10 in the East Elementary. Present were board members Joe L’Ecuyer, Jill Hoover, Rod Stewart, Rhonda Manley, Brad  Jones and Kenneth Johnson,  DVM. Jacki Zabokrtsky was absent.
 
Wed
19
Aug
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Fireworks and fun mark centennial celebration

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BY TOM PARKER
GREENLEAF – Gail Lortscher stood to the side of a long vinyl tarp watching four adults—all employees of the Citizens National Bank of Greenleaf—leapfrog toward  the fi nish line on infl atable horses. In the lead by a wide margin was Bryant Johnson, but Brandon Vering was gaining fast. In the  last possible second Vering’s aerial bounce brought him within millimeters of Johnson,  whose frantic efforts to remain in the lead almost won him a face plant in the grass.  “Look at that,” Lortscher said. “They’re like big kids. Everyone’s having such a good  time.”
 
Wed
19
Aug
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Kansas Rock and Roll

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As the sun set, Kansas Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group King Midas and the Mufl ers performed a wide variety of tunes stretching across three decades. The band, organized in 1965, includes several founding members who are still going strong.
 
Wed
19
Aug
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Amy Bechard

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Amy Bechard, Bryant Johnson and Brandon Vering compete in the horse derby during Saturday’s Greenleaf Centennial Celebration, sponsored by the Citizens National Bank of Greenleaf. Johnson won by a whisker.
 
Wed
19
Aug
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Citizens National Bank

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Citizens National Bank of Greenleaf celebrated their 100th anniversary with a huge bash in the city park on Saturday, including entertainment for kids and adults, music, fi reworks, food and more.
 
Wed
12
Aug
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Local pilots see various business opportunities with drones

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Drones have been attracting a lot of attention lately in the national news, but a few have also started popping up above events in Washington County. Rather than serving as weapons for the military or surveillance vehicles for the government, the local drones are being researched for use in small business applications as well as to give a new view of the world. Drones, also called small unmanned aerial system (UAS), are small battery-powered, radiocontrolled aircraft. They can be either fixed-wing or rotary-bladed. The majority of the drones used privately are quad-coptors, featuring four propellor blades that allow the aircraft to fly up, down or in any direction or to hover stationary in the sky.
 
Wed
12
Aug
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Hanover High students fare well at FBLA nationals

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The National Leadership Conference for the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) was June 29-July 2 in Chicago, ll. Eight Hanover High School students attended, seven of whom qualified at state competition for a chance to compete at nationals. Pamela Zarybnicky, a recent graduate, was awarded second place for her presentation in the competitive event Electronic Career Portfolio. Others who competed at the national level included the following qualifiers.
 

 

Wed
12
Aug
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HADDAM FRONTIER DAY

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For the first year, “Unleash the Hounds,” a race just for dogs, occured on the tennis courts. Rachel Frye, Marysville, organized the morning races.
 

 

Wed
12
Aug
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Greenleaf bank plans huge bash for 100th

The Citizens National Bank in Greenleaf has sponsored its share of community celebrations throughout its history, but this time, to commemorate its 100th anniversary, the business is pulling out all the stops. On Saturday, Aug. 15, from 3 p.m. to a few songs shy of midnight, the bank is sponsoring the Centennial Celebration with free infl atables, free train rides, free face painting, free pony derbies, free swimming, free prime rib sandwich dinners, free bottled water and soda, free live entertainment by two bands and free fi reworks by PFB Pyros.
 

 

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