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State Wrestling Update: Grimes takes third, Dozier fourth

Zack Grimes and Devon Dozier both took home medals from the Class 4A state wrestling tournament in Salina. Grimes took third place in the 189-pound division, and Dozier took fourth place in the 135-pound weight class. These updates are brought to you by our sponsors: First Option Bank, Moon’s Hometown Market and Sonic Drive-In. —————————- [...]

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Two women die in traffic accidents Thursday evening

Two women died in separate accidents on the same stretch of road just minutes apart at dusk Thursday in the southwest corner of Miami County. A 2005 Cadillac with two occupants was southbound on U.S. Highway 169 when it slid on the icy roadway, went down an embankment and crashed into a pond about 5:36 [...]

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Local Couple Honored For Support of School

Osawatomie High School recognized Jean and Joe Vasquez for their years of support with the Kansas State High School Activites Association Award of Excellence Friday night during halftime of the boy's basketball game. The couple recently donated a new popcorn machine in memory of their son Jon Vasquez, a member of the class of 1986.

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Business Expo Draws Big Crowd

Q-104 FM personality Shane McClintock visits with Scentsy independent consultant Tessa Osborne about her product line during the Third Annual Home and Business Expo on Saturday at City Auditorium. McClintock interviewed exhibitors throughout the show.

By Doug Carder A steady stream of residents browsed among the 36 exhibits at the Third Annual Home and Business Expo on Saturday at City Auditorium. Residents were entertained by music from the combined Osawatomie High and Middle school jazz band, the Band of Oz and members of the Paola School of Dance. Children had [...]

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Area Legislators Speak On Finance and Gaming

Kansas Rep. Bill Feuerborn speaks with Debby Stout following hte legislative breakfast Saturday morning.

By Jeff Gulley A large crowd gathered Saturday morning at Osawatomie High School to speak with area legislators during the last of three breakfast meetings in Miami County. Sen. Pat Apple and Reps. Jene Vickrey and Bill Feuerborn spoke to the crowd about state budget issues and other decisions yet to be made as the [...]

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Down Through The Years 2-23-11

By Shirley Erickson 100 Years Ago Mrs. Esther Masters, Beagle, has resigned as operator of Youmans telephone switchboard in Beagle, as they are moving to Osawatomie. Mr. Loman has bought the property in Beagle that Henry Masters recently bought and will move his family there this week. Mrs. Loman will take charge of the switchboard. [...]

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Confuse ‘em and move on

By Jeremy Gulley I’ve learned the most profound lessons of my life by paying attention to others who know more than I do. My dad, for example, taught me a lot by how he lived his life. He always handled himself in a consistent manner; never changing who he was to impress other people. As [...]

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The Soldiers Monument

By Grady Atwater The Soldiers Monument is the final resting place of the five Free State guerillas who died at the Battle of Osawatomie on Aug. 30, 1856. The Osawatomie Monumental Association began working on creating the monument on Aug. 6, 1872, and the effort was led by H.B. Smith, H.H. Williams and Reverend Samuel [...]

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Recycling is easy

By Kevin Gray I still can’t believe it, but the recycling program L&K Services started in Paola is a cinch! Before I go on, I need to say, it really helps if you already do a little recycling at home. You know: paper products, plastic, cans and glass. This, we’ve been doing at our house [...]

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Osawatomie Teens Thankful For Seat Belts

By Jeff Gulley Brandon Oakes doesn’t remember how many times the 1999 Dodge Durango rolled over but when the vehicle finally came to a stop on the snow-covered embankment, he remembered the last thing his mother said before he left, a reminder to fasten his seat belt. Oakes and his two passengers can likely thank [...]

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