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Baseball Team Off To Hot Start

By Jeff Gulley Its been pretty smooth sailing for the Osawatomie baseball team early in the season. After two blow-out wins over Anderson County, the Trojans topped Central Heights on the road 20-2 and 11-1 on April 6. Brant Johnson got the win on game one with help from an explosive Trojan offense. Osawatomie scored [...]

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Life Care Raises Fund For Relay For Life

Pillows!  Look at all the pillows! Haley West and her sister, Jalyn West, of Osawatomie found a box full of pillows at the Pink Angels garage sale held at the Life Care Center of Osawatomie on Saturday. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life. By early afternoon, their team had already raised $800. Team members are: Nicki Tschantz, Tammy Farris, Rachel Manns, Stacy Hazlett, Pam Daniels, Tim Stephens, and Stacey Dozier.

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Osawatomie Teen Killed By Train

An 18-year old Osawatomie man was killed Friday night after being struck by a train. Osawatomie police officers, fire department officials and Miami County EMT responded to a call just after 8 p.m. in the area of Seventh Street and Brown Avenue Friday. According to a press released from the Osawatomie police department, on arrival [...]

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City To Honor Railroad History

By Jeff Gulley The annual Railroad Day celebration is on track to deliver an entertaining day’s worth of activities as the community celebrates an important part of its heritage on April 24. The day kicks off at 9 a.m. with the “Running the Rails for a Reason” 5K run/walk. The route begins and ends at [...]

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OHS Science Club Enjoys Florida Trip

By Kevin Gray Swimming with manatees, close encounters with dolphins, snorkeling, fossil hunting, exploring the Everglades wetlands and much more kept Osawatomie and Paola High students busy on their recent Science Club trip to Florida. “The guides were great, the weather was great, and I have never seen so many alligators. I would go back [...]

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Down Through The Years 4-06-11

By Shirley Erickson 100 Years Ago Fifty years ago yesterday the Civil War began. Fifty years ago yesterday the bombardment of Fort Sumpter began. Fifty years ago yesterday the hush of an awful dread fell upon the people of the nation as the news of this determining action upon the part of the people of [...]

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Losing Could Be The Next Big Thing

Losing Could Be The Next Big Thing By Jeremy Gulley   Butler University’s loss Monday night in the NCAA title game won’t hurt them for long. They played poorly – in fact, they shot the lowest percentage of any team in final game in tournament history. Awful . . . they played awful. But it [...]

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Stop Cutting And The Economy Will Grow

Last Friday, I noticed more semi-trucks loaded down with brand new cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks destined for dealerships and prospective buyers. I thought to myself, “Alright, things must be looking up in the economy,” but, then, a few hours later I read a February Kansas job-losses story in the Topeka Capital-Journal. The highest losses [...]

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Dudley Holds Off Write-In Bid For Mayor


A two-day effort to promote Gordon Schrader as a write-in candidate for Osawatomie mayor fell just over 23 votes short in the April 6 general election. Incumbent mayor Philip Dudley received 206 votes and Schrader received 183 write-in votes. Write-in votes were also cast for four other people. Patty Henness, one of the organizers of [...]

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