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11
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Central Valley Ag now one of largest cooperatives in nation

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Six grain elevator locations in Washington County are now part of one of the largest cooperatives in the nation. The former United Farmers Cooperative locations in Greenleaf, Washington, Barnes, Linn, Clifton and Haddam were offi cially merged with Central Valley Ag on Monday, Sept. 1. The newly-merged company will now be known as Central Valley Ag.
 
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Hundreds of hunters looking for hoarders

The Great US Highway 36 Treasure Hunt is next week and travelers along Highway 36 will be sure to notice the 400 miles of garage sales set up along the route to attract buyers. The annual event has grown in popularity for both sellers and buyers, with Washington being one of the main participants since the beginning of the event.
 
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03
Sep
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WHITE WAY RENDITION

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“Simple, fast and focused” is how David Douglas DeArmond describes his fi eldwork, shown here in Greenleaf at where the Kansas White Way would have entered city limits.

BY TOM PARKER.
 
On a cloudy, humid August afternoon where uncertain skies threatened either sun or storm, David Douglas DeArmond turned off Highway 9 and drove north toward Greenleaf. His maroon Honda CRV slowed at the city limits and thereafter crawled along at a snail’s pace with his head swiveling left and right as if detached from his spinal cord. Something about the intersection of 5th and Main caught his attention so he wheeled around in a driveway for a second pass.

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03
Sep
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LIVING HISTORY

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Foxcoe, aka Paul Houston, has been re-enacting for more than 20 years, starting out as a gunfi ghter and then evolving to mountain man.

BY TOM PARKER.
 
Paul Houston, a bespectacled, begrizzled mountain man whose beard, blouse, necklace, bone-handled knife, broad suspenders and weatherbeaten hat matched the bleached ivory of his camp tent, was securing a billowing canopy against a rising wind when a young boy asked to see a small Colt .32 caliber five-shot pocket pistol.

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03
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KanCare payment delays threaten rural hospital

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With 60 employees and a $3 million annual budget, Hanover Hospital is more vulnerable to cash fl ow issues, says Dr. Roger Warren. It’s one of two hospitals in Washington County.

BY ANDY MARSO.
 
HANOVER — The rural hospital that Dr. Roger Warren leads is owed about $140,000 by the three insurance companies the state contracted with to administer Medicaid, and as he walks the halls, Warren is able to point out exactly what that money means to his full-service medical clinic. Hanover Hospital’s updated sprinkler system mandated by new fire regulations was about $80,000. In the lab, there’s the Envoy 500 blood testing machine he bought in 2012 for $30,000. In the small cafeteria that serves residents of the hospital’s skilled nursing wing, there’s an industrial dishwasher that cost about $20,000.

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03
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Scenes from the 2014 Pony Express Festival

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Covered wagon rides were offered for participants of the annual Pony Express Festival at the Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site on Sunday.

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03
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Palmer swells with visitors, pride with Labor Day festival

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Ping pong balls were launched off the top of the Bank of Palmer building in downtown Palmer on Monday into the crowd below. The balls were marked with symbols for various prizes. A large crowd gathered in Palmer for their annual Labor Day Fun Day festivities.

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Wed
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Hospital undergoing transformation

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The new lobby in the hospital will allow for a better flow of traffic and more privacy. Furniture purchased with memorial money will allow for plenty of seating. There is also a kids’ area just off the lobby.

BY DAN THALMANN.
 
The Washington County Hospital addition/renovation project is nearing the end of phase one in Washington, which included several major elements of the overall effort. Complete or nearly complete are the new lobby, patient rooms, post-op and pre-op along with much of the exterior structure work.

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Attorney General visits Rotary

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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt was a special guest speaker at the Washington Rotary Club on Monday at Gambino’s in Washington and talked about consumer fraud.

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Ice water spreads like wildfire

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If you pay any attention to Facebook or the news, you’ve probably seen someone participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a campaign to raise funds and awareness about Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The effort has taken off worldwide, causing record fundraising levels for the ALS Association.

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