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Delightfully Mistaken

By Beth Gulley Frequently in my life, I am mistaken. As I pulled on to 169 highway to take my second trip on my summer assassination vacation tour, I mistakenly turned towards Louisburg instead of Osawatomie. Instead of getting upset, I chuckled to myself, and turned around. I chose the Adair Cabin and John Brown [...]

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Raiders Sweep Baxter Springs Tourney

By Jeff Gulley After a win in Ottawa last weekend, the Osawatomie Raiders American Legion baseball team went undefeated to win the Baxter Springs tournament at the Field of Dreams. The Raiders dominated the Blacksocks Sunday afternoon 18-3 in the championship game. With 10 runs in the first inning, Osawatomie put the game away early [...]

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A Team With A Heart

It isn’t difficult to find negative stories in sports these days. It has become harder and harder to find a reason to watch professional sports without feeling guilty for supporting over-paid, pampered rich guys acting like spoiled rotten teenagers. Owners and managers aren’t much better – the current NFL labor strike is a perfect example, [...]

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Robin Hood In Reverse

You may not agree with him in general, but if you haven’t been watching the Ed Shultz show on MSNBC, you should. Schultz speaks straight about the dismantling of the American middle class, lowered spending on America’s Main Street, and about those of us who are finding it harder to shop there. “Wall Street’s going [...]

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Osawatomie’s Founders, Rebels With A Cause

Osawatomie’s founders were abolitionists and free soil advocates who were willing to risk their lives for their beliefs. On April 16, 1856, had a meeting where they formally stated their opposition to the proslavery government of Kansas Territory that had been elected fraudulently in 1856. The meeting was full of tension and conflict, with peaceful [...]

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Fire Destroys Home On Plum Creek Road

By Jeff Gulley Osawatomie firefighters were called to a home fire of one of their own early Monday morning. A home rented by Osawatomie volunteer firefighter Travis Brewer at 35124 Plum Creek Road, was destroyed by the fire. According to Osawatomie Fire Chief DuWayne Tewes, the fire was discovered by the owner, Tom Brewer who [...]

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Cub Scouts Enjoy Day Camp In Paola


“No running, no talking or horseplay…listen to what I say, and I will tell you what to do,” said Osawatomie City Council member Lawrence Dickinson in his role as BB rifle firing range master at the 2011 Twin Rivers Cub Scout District Day Camp in Paola June 7. And as Osawatomie Cub Scout Pack 3099 [...]

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Hundreds Gather For Miami County Relay For Life

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By Kevin Gray Around and around they went, hundreds of people, many in strollers, others moving quickly, a few running, and every now and then pushing their own wheel chairs, but regardless of individual situations, the obvious outcome was clear: fighting cancer takes money. The weather turned off comfortable and almost chilly Friday evening once [...]

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Jamboree Festival Set To Begin Next Week

By Jeff Gulley The John Brown Jamboree and music festival keep area residents busy for four days in June. The annual festival runs June. 15-18 closing with a concert Saturday night with country music recording artist Chuck Wicks. Toby’s Carnival is back this year and will open on Wednesday, June 15. The annual Jamboree parade [...]

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Honesty Is The Best Policy

Once upon a time there was a woman named Mrs. Nelson. Mrs. Nelson and her family had recently moved to a new community and began attending a small church. When the church decided to have a bake sale for a fundraiser, Mrs. Nelson eagerly signed up, hoping to make a name for herself in the [...]

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