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Trojan Students Rewarded For Fundraising


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Gladiators Take Over OMS Gym Class


By Jeff Gulley With sixth-graders sitting cross-legged in rows across the gym floor, flags marking the corners of the gym and homemade shields lining the bleachers, this was no ordinary gym class. The Osawatomie Middle School boys and girls in the class were now gladiators divided into teams based on colors. It is part of [...]

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High School Math Teacher Resigns

Following a special meeting Thursday morning and a 10 minute exectuive session to discuss personnel, the USD 367 Board of Education accepted the resignation of long-time hig school math teach Brian Masoner. Superintendent Gary French issued a written statement on the resignation following the meeting. “The resignation is effective immediately. Brian is resigning in order [...]

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Program Teaches Pitfalls of Bullying

By Kevin Gray Raised very poor in a small town in Arkansas, much smaller than Osawatomie, and the oldest of seven children, being the bully is what Kermit Robinson, director of Safety and Environment at the Rainbow Mental Health Facility in Kansas City, Kan., said he did to rid himself of anger. Going to school [...]

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Down Through The Years

By Shirley Erickson   100 Years Ago Mr. S. S. Whiteford bought the stock of Rantoul Gas Co. the latter part of last week. He bought nearly all of the field last fall, the deal being closed Nov. 8. With the purchase of the company he gets more gas territory and will have more gas [...]

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Taming The Donkeys

By Jeff Gulley With his arm in a sling to support a separated shoulder, Mike Moon said he would participate in Donkey ball again next year. Mac Steele Gymnasium was packed last week as local business people, teachers and students squared off in a game of basketball played on the back of donkey’s. All the [...]

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Down To The Raisins

By Jeremy Gulley   The papers I have to review seem endless sometimes. I have 23 students in one class, 19 in another, and the third has 16. Since each class writes at least three drafts of five papers, the stacks grow quickly. I like to give each one the attention it deserves, but sometimes [...]

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Selfish Players

By Kevin Gray   Last week, I noted how Governor Brownback and Kevin Gray actually saw eye-to-eye on the need to develop a plan for working on job creation. He proposes forming economic summits across the state chaired by his cabinet members; I see a need for nonpartisan job creation councils but nixing his one-sided [...]

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City Council Considers Recycling Plan

By Jeff Gulley The Osawatomie City Council is again considering a plan to make recycling mandatory for city residents. The council discussed the plan with Larry and Bryce Smith of L&K Services Thursday night. “The one thing I can tell you for sure is that we will not be picking up yard waste after this [...]

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History Books And Magazines Are As entertaining As Fiction

By Grady Atwater One of the objections to learning about history is that history books are dry and boring, and people don’t have time to read a big, thick, history book. However, history is as entertaining as fiction when it comes to telling compelling stories that offer drama and interest for readers. Osawatomie’s own history [...]

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