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Trojans Qualify Eight For State Track Meet

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By Jeff Gulley Osawatomie is sending three regional champions and eight athletes to the state track meet this weekend in Wichita. Tayler Soucie won regional gold in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles and Brandon Oakes won the 300-meter hurdles at the qualifying meet in Ottawa Friday night. Soucie won the 100-meter hurdles with a time [...]

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Jerry Shea, Country Singer


Jerry Shea is a member of the Traditional Country Music Hall of Fame and was born in Osawatomie on July 17, 1934. Shea came from a musical family and developed an interest in music as a small child. Shea was reared in a railroad family, all employed by the Missouri Pacific Railroad.  Shea began playing [...]

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Three Local Veterans To Be Honored Monday

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By Kevin Gray Miami County combat veterans will be honored on Memorial Day with the unveiling of a monument to 20 men who earned the highest medals awarded by America and her allies. Osawatomie’s awardees include Ray Conklin, Ernest L. Jones and Cecil L. Prentice. Other veterans being honored represent Paola, Louisburg, Spring Hill and [...]

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USD 367 Will Absorb Cuts Without Firing Staff

By Jeff Gulley Osawatomie USD 367 will be forced to cut about $421,000 from its budget by 2012 after the state budget’s passing last week, but the district will be able to cut funds without firing staff. Superintendent Gary French said Monday that through careful planning, spending and utility usage, the district will be able [...]

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Class of 2011

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Softball Team Gets Regional Win

By Jeff Gulley The Osawatomie softball team advanced to the second round of regional play with a 4-0 win at Prairie View Monday. The Trojans scored runs in each of the first four innings and used some stellar glove work to hold off the Buffalos. Osawatomie scored in the first inning and took a 1-0 [...]

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Trojans Stunned In Regionals

By Jeff Gulley It was not supposed to end for Osawatomie on Monday. Playing in the first round of the 4A baseball regional in Spring Hill, the Trojans were thinking about a state tournament bid. Instead they were upset 7-5 by a Prairie View team with only five wins on the season. “Overall we were [...]

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Class of 2011

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Osawatomie High School said goodbye to 70 seniors Sunday afternoon as the graduation ceremony was held.  Seniors waited patiently for all classmates to take their spots during the walk-in . Co-valedictorians , Daniel Dorsett, Sarah Maddox and Kayleigh Shay spoke to the class. Teachers Rod Madden and Mike Schainost were speakers at the baccalaureate service [...]

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One Obedient Canine

Daisy, my Great Dane, can make a real mess of a garden in not very much time.  My boys and I spent a weekend tilling and planting the garden, and Daisy took about 15 minutes to dig a large hole in the middle of it. So we replanted, she dug again, and I got angry. [...]

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Memory To Memoir Workshop

I finished the last century by attending the 1999 Iowa Summer Writing Festival or at least spent a week there to, well … write. More importantly, I went seeking readers and reaction to my scribbling. And came home wanting to do the same thing locally. But first, a story: Four years before, I had taken [...]

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