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Fundraiser Planned For Richmond Family

A fundraiser is planned for the Richmond family that suffered the loss of four family members in a fire this weekend. The Soft Rock cafe in Rantoul will open at 7 a.m. for a biscuit and gravy meal will 100% of the proceeds going to the family. Diners will be given an envelope to donate [...]

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Honoring The Past At Railroad Day


By Kevin Gray Young Hepanna Gayton from Lawrence likes trains; his father, Danny, and mother, Rhonda, enjoy running, which is why the family came to Osawatomie Saturday for Railroad Day. Hepanna and his two sisters could visit the Missouri Pacific Depot Museum and his parents could participate in the Tri-Ko Run the Rails 5K. The [...]

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Lightning Strikes Home, Another Damaged By Fire


By Jeff Gulley Lightning struck a tree and a home on Main Street in Osawatomie Monday morning causing extensive damage to one residence and power outages. Charles Culbertson was at home at 711 Main St. Monday morning when he heard a loud noise. “It was really loud,” he said. “I knew it had hit a [...]

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Down Through The Years 4-13-11

Down Through The Years By Shirley Erickson 100 Years Ago The campfire and ball given by the Grand Army Post at Convention Hall Thursday night was well attended and was a very successful affair all the way through. Primarily it was given by the old soldiers to raise a fund for memorial day. They have [...]

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Suitable Education survey

By Kevin Gray How would you answer the following questions sent by the Kansas Association of School Boards to all the public school districts in Kansas? What do Kansas public schools currently offer that promotes intellectual, educational, vocational and scientific improvement? My answer: How about a wide ranging set of classes and programs taught by [...]

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If you don’t announce that you’re an idiot, people may not know

By Jeremy Gulley Two events on Friday reminded me that being unnoticed is often the best choice. I know that we like to be noticed, stand out, be important and have people listen to us, but in a lot of cases, I think it would be better if we just shut up and stayed to [...]

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The Railroad and Osawatomie History and Heritage Column

Osawatomie’s railroad history is a vital part of the town’s history and heritage.  Osawatomie’s railroad history began in 1856, when the first attempt to bring the railroad to Osawatomie began. The “History of Jackson County”, written in 1883, stated “July 26, 1856 at Osawatomie a company was formed to procure the construction of a road [...]

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Everyone Needs An Advocate

By Beth Gulley Every person needs an advocate–someone who believes in us even more than we believe in ourselves.    Ideally, parents fill this role, but I believe we need several people who feel that way about us. I began reflection on this when my pastor shared his theory that people allow themselves to continue in [...]

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Softball Team Tops Iola With Late Rally

Tess Newport (at left) slides in with the go-ahead run Monday night in the Trojans 7-5 win over Iola.

By Jeff Gulley After a disappointing double-header loss to Central Heights last week, the Osawatomie softball team got a big win Monday night over Iola. Playing at Prairie View High School, the Trojans overcame a slow start to beat the Fillies 7-5, scoring two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to seal the [...]

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Oakes Wins Three Golds At Eureka

By Jeff Gulley Brandon Oakes won three individual gold medals to lead the Trojan track team to a fourth-place finish at the Eureka track meet Thursday. Oakes took first place in the 100 meters with a time of 11.1, the 200 meters at 23.1 and the 300 meter hurdles at 42.9. The other gold from [...]

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