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Trojan Volleyball Team Goes 4-1 For The Week


By Jeff Gulley The Osawatomie varsity volleyball team went 2-1 in pool play at West Franklin Saturday but the winning record was not good enough to get them into bracket play. Osawatomie beat Central Heights and Royal Valley but lost to Burlingame in Saturday’s tournament. “I thought at times we played really well but at [...]

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Turnovers Costly In Loss To Eagles


By Jeff Gulley In a game that included 22 penalties for 216 yards, Osawatomie’s only highlight was a 79-yard touchdown run by Brandon Oakes. Wellsville made its case for a Pioneer League title beating Osawatomie 46-8 to remain undefeated. Both teams battled to a scoreless first quarter. Wellsville got the first break of the game [...]

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Boys’ Cross Country Team Takes First At Prairie View

By Jeff Gulley Doug Kueser paced the Osawatomie varsity cross country runners Thursday and the boys’ team won the Prairie View Ramsey Invitational. Kueser ran an 18:56 and finished fourth in the meet and was followed close behind by Grant Maimer who came in eighth place with a time of 19:20. Nick Lewis was 10th [...]

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Stone Soup

My coffee story this week starts with Stone Soup. Do you remember the story of Stone Soup from your childhood?  A weary, hungry traveler fills a cooking pot with water and a large stone.  Then he places it over a fire in the town square.  Eventually everyone in town contributes to the “garnish” and flavors [...]

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The Funniest Story I Know

Last week one of my classmates from a creative writing course at UMKC asked the question: what is the weirdest story you have ever heard or read. Here is my answer (and a true story): I worked as a salesman at Montgomery Ward’s in the early 2000s. I had a coworker there named Bob. Bob [...]

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Kansas Legislative War of 1893

“The strained situation in Topeka suggests a new use for Kansas Avenue; too wide for a street and hardly wide enough for a cornfield, it would make a fairly roomy battlefield for the close and disparate fighting to which the Republicans and Populists will doubtless indulge if they ever get at it.” If you think [...]

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John Brown and Kent, Ohio

John Brown Tannery Park in Kent, Ohio, [then Franklin Mills, Ohio] was the site of John Brown’s tannery from 1836 to 1837. Today, John Brown Tannery Park is a nature park on the Cuyahoga River, where outdoor sports enthusiasts canoe and kayak on the Cuyahoga River, but the rushing river provided a perfect place for [...]

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Drag And Brag Quilt Show Draws Nearly 500 People

Alethea Parscale Member's Choice

The Miami County Quilt Guild “Drag and Brag” Quilt Show had wonderful weather for this year’s event. Pat Noel, chairman of the guild, said Monday that attendance was estimated at about 500 people, which is better than last year’s attendance. About 200 articles were entered in the show, with about 150 of those being full-size [...]

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Food Pantry Moving To New Location In October

By Jeff Gulley The Osawatomie Food Pantry is moving and will be in service at the new locating in October. Coordinator Bill Butler said the Food Pantry will still be open at the First United Methodist Church today (Sept. 28) but items will be moved to the new location at 811 Sixth Street and open [...]

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Christmas In October Set For Saturday

By Jeff Gulley Volunteers will be out Saturday fixing up selected houses for the 18th annual Christmas in October event. Those working this year should meet at the Osawatomie High School cafeteria at 7:30 a.m. Last year more than 75 people participated in the event that helps Osawatomie homeowners who need home repairs like painting, [...]

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