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Council Mulls Pool Renovations: Committee Will Be Established To Study The Possibility

By Doug Carder Renovating the Osawatomie city pool would cost up to $2.7 million. But the work could be completed in phases. David Burbach, with Burbach Aquatics Inc. Architects and Engineers, provided a written assessment of the pool’s needs, as well as estimated construction costs of the renovation project, to the Osawatomie City Council at [...]

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Continuing the September challenge of shopping only in Osawatomie, this column is written as if to a personal friend.

Dear friend Osawatomie: Thanks so much for letting me drop in and visit you these past few weeks. I know I have been a neglectful friend, and have turned my back on you over the years. I have favored my bigger and flashier oversized friends over you. I really didn’t give you a chance until [...]

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YMCA Family Fun Night On Tap Saturday

Music, games and a host of activities await participants in the YMCA’s Family Fun Night on Saturday. Tickets are available now at the Miami County Family YMCA, 300 11th St., and all proceeds go toward the Y’s annual mission campaign to help local families and individuals. Advance tickets are $3 per person and $10 per [...]

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Letter to Editor

Dear Editor: My name is Jake Hellner. Katie wrote an article recently about attracting businesses to downtown Osawatomie and it caught my attention. I would love to help. There was another piece written about the owner of the Coach Light store and how she invited people in to pitch and brainstorm ideas and one of [...]

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USD 367 Enrollment Dips Slightly Subhead: Change Not Enough To Alter Budget

By Doug Carder Osawatomie USD 367’s enrollment is down 11 students, but that’s not enough to affect the district’s budget for the 2010-11 school year. The district’s total head count on Monday, when official enrollment was turned into the state, was 1,185 students, down from 1,196 students last school year. The district’s full-time equivalency was [...]

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Notes From Freedom Festival

Lewis Case, a Civil War re-enactor from Osawatomie, had an 1841 Mississippi rifle on display during the festival. The rifle got its name because it was issued to U.S. volunteer units from Mississippi that were to fight in the Mexican War (1846-48) including the First Mississippi commanded by Col. Jefferson Davis, the future president of [...]

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Adventures in clothing shopping, Osawatomie-style

By Sarah Dorsett I spent a couple of days over the past two weeks discovering what body coverings were available in Osawatomie. I checked out all the flea markets, secondhand stores and dollar stores. The basics are here at the dollar stores: underwear and socks, for sure. All sizes that my family needs. I found [...]

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Public Library Opening Is Delayed Until Oct. 4: Portions Of Renovation Project Were Not Substantially Complete

By Doug Carder The reopening of the Osawatomie Public Library, which was scheduled for Monday, has been pushed back to Oct. 4 because portions of the renovation project have not yet been finished. “There are several things that the contractors have not completed to make the renovation of the library ‘substantially complete,’” said Elizabeth Trigg, [...]

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History Comes Alive In Osawatomie

By Doug Carder “Mrs. Hays. Do what you can with what you have where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt. Local historian and columnist Margaret Hays was the recipient of this quotation from Roosevelt, sketched by first-person narrator Joe Wiegland onto a photograph from the president’s famed trip to Osawatomie in 1910 to dedicate John Brown [...]

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Down Through the Years

By Shirley Erickson 100 Years Ago Will Webb and Dave Eyre went out to Archie Lee’s place, Saturday to campout and hunt and fish for a day or so. They had very good success. Lionel Greiner spent Sunday with them. They came home Monday evening. Some of the newspapers over the state and some individuals [...]

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