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Take Flight Day at Oz Library


Kevin Gray Rockets zoomed high and far or zipped up – like a pop-up fly – and fell, an airplane circled, dipped and looped and hot air balloons lifted off silently in the Osawatomie City Auditorium last Wednesday at the Osawatomie Public Library’s Take Flight Day as part of the Spring Break activities hosted by [...]

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The Golden Rule Isn’t Cute

By Jeremy Gulley   I first heard about the Golden Rule as a young child. When people treated me mean, or if they were having a bad day, my teachers or parents would tell me: “Treat others as you would want them to treat you.” To me that meant I was supposed to give them [...]

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H. H. Williams and the Great Baggage Battle

By Grady Atwater   H.H. Williams fought with the Missouri Pacific Railroad as he tried to travel from Osawatomie to Ottawa on a mixed freight and passenger train in 1883. Williams was travelling from Osawatomie to Ottawa in 1883, and found much to his consternation he had to pay the freight rate for his baggage. [...]

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Mayor Delivers for Nutrition Center

Osawatomie Mayor Phil Dudley delivers a meal to Margret Smith on Wednesday. Dudley was participating in the Mayors on Wheels program with over 1,500 mayors across the country. The program aims to raise awareness of the nutritional needs of seniors in the community.

By Jeff Gulley Osawatomie Mayor Phil Dudley was one of 1,500 mayors from Hawaii to Florida to deliver hot meals to seniors Wednesday as part of the Mayors On Wheels program. The program, in its sixth year, aims to promote efforts being made to provide meals to the elderly. “This is my fourth year participating [...]

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Down Through The Years

By Shirley Erickson   100 Years Ago BIG MIDNIGHT FIRE FLAMES SEPT THRU LOWER END OF BLOCK ON WHICH CHAMBERLIN BROS LIVERY BARN WAS LOCATED Destroyed Livery Barn, The Sherman Restaurant, And Building Occupied by W. L. Bundy’s Grocery. Also Fire in North Part of Town Caused By Sparks A great big blaze has cleaned [...]

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I’m Fine . . . Really!

By Jeremy Gulley Sometimes I judge other people too quickly. I tend to project my own opinions and ideas rather than looking deeper to get to the real story. People have their own lives and reasons for doing what they do. I think that if I cut through the surface to see each person’s real [...]

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I Wish I Cared

By Beth Gulley For the last few days I have pestered everyone I know about the state budget cuts. On Saturday I learned the state had drastically cut funding to the arts which could limit opportunities for my children as well as eliminate some of my favorite events. On Monday I learned the state cut [...]

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Kevin Gray The other day, my fortune cookie read, “Life is never more fun than when you’re the underdog competing against the giants.” How true. Growing up a Democrat in a Republican household taught me about being the underdog around giants. No matter what the topic, whether Nixon or Vietnam, I didn’t have a chance, [...]

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Down Through The Years 3-23-11

Down Through The Years By Shirley Erickson   100 Years Ago The city council met in regular session in the council chamber Monday evening with a quorum present, Mayor Madison president. John Malone was present and gave voice to his grievance against the editor of the Graphic and the city clerk. Mrs. J. O. Van [...]

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Dodgeball Event Raises Nearly $2,000

By Jeff Gulley Seven teams squared off for a dodgeball title on Sunday and raised nearly $2,000 for the upcoming Relay for Life. The relay team Bama Rama, which was formed in memory of Jim Osborne, sponsored the tournament and organizer Heather Osborne was thrilled with the results. “We had a great turnout for our [...]

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