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Trojans Heading To Highland For Football

By Jeff Gulley Seth Jones, Kody Medina and Alex Stookey will continue their football careers at Highland Community College this fall. The trio, who have played together since elementary school, will attempt to help turn around a program that went 2-7 last year, but is excited about its recruiting class. Jones was recruited as a [...]

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Shell Game?

Kevin Gray “Spend the money on the lower grades, and we won’t have the problems we have to deal with in the upper grades,” I used to tell my colleagues and administrators over my 30 years as a high school English teacher. “The way we spend money is turned around,” I used to harp, meaning [...]

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The Shelter House, Monument to Osawatomie’s Founders

Grady Atwater The Shelter House in John Brown Memorial Park is a monument to Osawatomie’s founders and the Free State guerillas who fought at the Battle of Osawatomie. The Shelter House’s construction was funded by a bequest by an Osawatomie business owner, who died in 1928. In addition, Ada Remington, the granddaughter of Reverend Samuel [...]

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If At First You Don’t Succeed, Perhaps Quitting Is the Best Option

By Jeremy Gulley “If at first you don’t succeed,” people say, “try, try again.” Most of the time I have no problem with this advice. I think that we all need to look at failure as a way to make sure we’re taking enough chances, and if we fail at something that we really want, [...]

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Historical Bridges Of Osawatomie

The Creamery Bridge built over the Marais des Cygne River on Osawatomie's north side in 1931 is one of eight triple rainbow arch bridges in Kansas.

Kevin Gray When construction of the Pottawatomie Creek Bridge was slated to begin in 1931, the Miami Republican claimed, “This is the most costly and will be the most pretentious bridge in the county.” But, most likely, this did not matter to anyone living in Osawatomie or on farms in the country, like Opal Eichorn, [...]

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City Settles Suit Over Garage

By Doug Carder The city of Osawatomie has reached a settlement with property owners Donald and Patricia Krueger over the disputed construction of a residential garage at the corner of Sixteenth Street and Brown Avenue. The Kruegers filed suit against the city in fall of 2009 after both sides were unable to resolve a building [...]

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Miami County YMCA Names New Director


By Jeff Gulley The second executive director in the Miami County Family YMCA’s six-year existence reported for work Monday. Ashley Dooley Wohlgemuth was recently hired to lead the local YMCA making the move to Osawatomie from Boston. Wohlgemuth is a 10-year veteran of the YMCA, serving as the executive director at the Greater Salt Lake [...]

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Down Through the Years 2-09-11

By Shirley Erickson 100 Years Ago When things get dull around the station and H. J. Crandall, night operator for the Missouri Pacific, at Wagstaff, wants to know just what is going on in different parts of the world, he walks to his room and listens to the messages coming through a peculiar apparatus lying [...]

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The Frederick Brown Monument

By Grady Atwater The Frederick Brown Monument is located in Osawatomie at 1926 Parker Ave., and has the distinction of being the smallest state park in Kansas. The monument was placed where Frederick Brown, who was killed by Reverend Martin White on Aug. 30, 1856, with money bequeathed by Mrs. Charles Adair, the daughter-in-law of [...]

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Rhoads Victorious in County Bee

By Doug Carder Osawatomie sixth grader Thaine Rhoads went on an alphabet safari and bagged a Miami County spelling bee trophy Friday afternoon at Louisburg Middle School. After four rounds, 18 competitors from schools across the county had been narrowed to two: Rhoads and Louisburg sixth grader Dustyn Rizzo. Rhoads and Rizzo battled for another [...]

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