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Women in Ag coming to Washington

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The Women in Agriculture educational series is open to all ladies involved in agriculture in any way. The program is designed to provide information and training on a wide variety of farm management topics that are catered directly to farm women. Participants are provided with a comfortable environment where they can ask questions and learn critical skills. Women with any level of experience in farm management or with any degree of farm involvement are invited to attend; there is something for everyone to learn. You must sign up to attend the entire series. Sessions will be held on Thursdays, beginning February 11th, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at KSDS East Building Meeting Room, 124 W 7th Street Washington, KS. Topics include:

CC scholars bowl

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The Clifton-Clyde scholars bowl team competed against Beloit on Jan. 16.

Linn FBLA honor school board, nursing home

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January is school board appreciation month, and the Linn FBLA chapter teamed up with Linn FCCLA and the rest of the school to show appreciation to the USD 223 school board members. The Linn FBLA chapter made cards for each board member and went around the school to gather signatures from the staff and students. At the meeting on Jan. 11 many members of FBLA were present to show appreciation to the school board. Linn FBLA’s vice president, Trent Beier, addressed the board to express gratitude for what they do. Secretary Faith Beikman had board members draw numbers from a hat to win baked goods. Thank you to the USD 223 board members Doug Beikman, Alan Ohlde, Darren Bott, Toby Bruna, Kellan Tegtmei er, Jim Zarybnicky, and Janell Wohler. Linn High School appreciates all that you do.

Area board minutes

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Linn City Council The Linn City Council met Jan 4. Present were mayor Les Spence, council members Dylan Dittmer, Mike Savage, Steve Joonas, Kyle Peters, and Tyler Herrs.

ACCIDENTS

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On Dec. 27 on Quivira Road a quarter-mile north of 16th Road Deedre Singular, of Linn, was driving a 2014 Buick and collided with a deer.

SHERIFF’S REPORT

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On Jan. 1 at K-9 and 1st Streets in Linn an unknown driver drove over a sign and never reported it.

USD 108 board approves pursuit of bond issue

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The Washington County Board of Education voted unanimously during a special meeting on Jan. 13 to proceed with a bond issue of at least $1.61 million to finance a four-classroom and two-bathroom addition on the south end of the grade school. The bond issue could appear before voters in a special August election, according to discussion during last week’s meeting, although all discussion was preliminary. The bond issue, which would require a simple majority of votes cast to pass, would raise taxes, the group said.

Statewide mask mandate expires next week

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The Board of County Commissioners may have to address the county wide mask mandate at next Monday’s board meeting. The board has stayed with the state-wide mask mandate since it went into place on Nov.