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Black Friday Alternative

By Beth Gulley I really love a good holiday—it takes people off the streets and puts them safely in the shopping malls.  I guess if we are talking about black Friday, “safely” is the wrong word.  There is nothing like getting up at 3:00 a.m. to be trampled to death for a Nintendo Wii.  In [...]

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OHS Students Perform ‘Leader of the Pack’


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Trojans Record Steps, Win Turkeys

Trojan Elementary students counted their steps this fall for the chance to win a turkey. Third grade winners were (from left) Braden Bradshaw, Rylee Calderwood. Forth-grade winners were Rachel England and Carson Eilts and fifth-grade winners were Amanda Hall and Skyler Bauman. For having the most steps, Bauman also received a gift certificate donated by Myrna Guion.

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Pope, Guilfoyle Lead 8th-Graders To 37-10 Win

Mariah Guilfoyle steals the ball from a Central Heights player Thursday night while Makayla Pope helps on defense. Pope and Guilfoyle each scored 12 points in the Trojans win.

By Jeff Gulley Makayla Pope scored eight points in the first quarter and Mariah Guilfoyle added six as the Osawatomie Middle School eighth-grade girls’ basketball team pulled away early and beat Central Heights 37-10 Thursday night. The Trojans outs cored Central Heights 17-2 in the first quarter and the Vikings could not muster a comeback. [...]

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100 Reasons To Be Thankful

David Sweezer and Nellie McCoy both celebrate their 100th birthday in November.

By Jeff Gulley Two residents of Life Care Center of Osawatomie are celebrating milestones in November. Nellie McCoy turned 100 years old on Nov. 17 and David Sweazer will turn 100 on Nov. 27. McCoy grew up in Miami County and has lived most of her life in Paola. She remembered attending a one-room school [...]

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Something to Be Thankful For

By Jeremy Gulley We should be thankful for the good things in our lives every day, not just on Thanksgiving. Though a special day to remember what is most important to us can be wonderful, thankfulness should last all year. Often, however, finding something to be thankful for is difficult. That is the lesson that [...]

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Grimes to Wrestle For Fort Hays State

By Jeff Gulley With a state championship, an undefeated season and the mantle of team leader on his plate, one thing Osawatomie senior Zach Grimes won’t have to worry about is next year. Grimes inked a letter of intent to wrestle at Fort Hays State University next season. “It was really an easy decision,” Grimes [...]

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Autumn Leaves

By Kevin Gray I wasn’t sure last Friday, when I landed in Atlanta for a layover during my flight to Richmond, Va., if the Thanksgiving rush had begun or if this was just extremely busy Hartfield-Jackson International Airport. But I know the folks around Atlanta will be raking or vacuuming and bagging or burning leaves [...]

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Seventh Graders Get Win Over Vikings

Osawatomie seventh-grader Madilyn Gordon goes up for a shot against Central Heights Thursday night.

By Jeff Gulley The seventh-grade Trojan girls’ basketball team scored 13 points in the fourth quarter against Central Heights to earn their first win of the season. Osawatomie topped the Vikings 25-12 Thursday. It was the highest scoring game of the season for the seventh-graders. In the first quarter, Meagan Roth and Kelcey Wendt each [...]

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I’m Thankful: Five Years In A Row

By Jeremy Gulley For the fifth year in a row, my older son Israel, my wife and I ran the Gobbler Grind half marathon in Corporate Woods on Sunday. This tradition has become one of my favorites. Every year we make a list of 13 things we are thankful for and, since the half marathon [...]

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