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Osawatomie Runners Set High Goals For 2011


By Jeff Gulley With a lot of experience returning to the boys’ cross country team, coach Matt Higgins has high hopes of some top finishes late in the year at league and regionals. With goals set high, Higgins hopes that success this year will help build the program. “We would like to place in the [...]

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Volleyball Team Looking To Soucie For Leadership

By Jeff Gulley New head coach Darren Soucie knows a lot about the group of volleyball players he is coaching this year. Soucie has been in the stands for the past two seasons watching his daughter Taylor play. This season, he will rely on Taylor, three other returning starters and some new talent to improve [...]

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Goldie Hardesty Aug. 26, 1918 – Aug. 20, 2011 Goldie Hardesty, 92, Moran, a native of Garnett and  formerly of Bush City, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 201,  in the Moran Manor Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 26, 1918, on a farm near Garnett, the daughter of Willie and Mary Caroline Bump Olson. She attended [...]

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Down Through The Years

By Shirley Erickson 100 Years Ago The Pacific Express Co. went out of existence as a going concern at 12 o’clock Monday night and the Wells Fargo took over its business. The chief change here lies in the fact that Orion Oliver has the contract to deliver all express matter in the city. He will [...]

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Is Papering A Lost Art

  A LINE in an obituary reminded me of a “lost art” or almost a lost art. The obit reported a woman had been a wall paper hanger for 42 years. My father and mother did their own paper hanging and I can remember how much fresher the rooms would look after they were done. [...]

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Coffee, Coffee For You

I had so much fun challenging myself to tour a historic site each week this summer that I thought I would take on a new challenge this fall.  I am going on the hunt for great cups of coffee that come with interesting stories.  In fact, I already had a great cup of coffee and [...]

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The Two Dimes And Other Phone Calls

Every parent dreads the school phone call. Rarely is a call from school a good thing — usually it involves sickness, injury or some other form of trouble. As the school year starts, however, I’m reminded of two school phone calls that I delight in recalling. One day, when my oldest son was in kindergarten, [...]

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The Fiction In His Letters

When researching my recent story, Diehms Trace History to Bleeding Kansas,” about two German immigrant brothers and the log cabins they both built near Middle Creek south of Beagle in May 1857, I kept getting off track. I continually googled sites about Bleeding Kansas and reading about the border warfare in Kansas and Missouri. This [...]

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OHS Extracurricular Activities In 1975

Extracurricular activities offered students at Osawatomie High School an education about cultural activities and taught students the value of community service during the winter of 1975. The 1975 Osawatomie High School Year Book, The Trojan commented on the role that the Kays and Kayettes played in extracurricular activities at OHS, “As the crisp, cool days [...]

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Next Step Crucial For Recreation Department

For the first time since it began more than 26 years ago, the Osawatomie Recreation Commission will be looking for a new director. Ron Maring resigned Wednesday night effective Oct. 31. He will stay on to help with the fall programs and the transition to a new director. While Maring’s time in Osawatomie was tainted [...]

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