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Bond Of Friendship Extends To Korea

By Jeff Gulley When Osawatomie resident Will Cutburth was sent to Camp Carroll in South Korea, he had no idea that a decade-long friendship would form and that friends would bring a Korean visitor to Osawatomie. Joo-Young Oh arrived in Osawatomie last week, his first time visiting the United States to stay with his friend [...]

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City-Wide Recycling Begins Monday

By Jeff Gulley This is the final week for twice-weekly trash service as Osawatomie residents move to city-wide recycling starting Monday. L&K Services dropped off blue recycling containers to residents last week and starting Monday, recycling will be picked up on Mondays and Tuesday and trash service will be on Thursday and Friday. Bryce Smith, [...]

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A Team We Can Be Proud Of

Jessie Schasteen didn’t have to do what she did. She didn’t do it because she was told to do it. She didn’t do it because her coach made her or because anyone pressured her or talked her into it. She did it because it was the right thing to do. She did it because the [...]

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Coffee At Daylight Donuts

When we walked into Daylight Donuts after our Saturday morning trail run, Gary was ready for us.  He had been reading my columns, and it seemed like he was expecting us.  Of course, he should have expected us because his donut shop serves as another little spot in Miami County where people gather, drink coffee, [...]

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Chancellor Harper On Slavery

Proslavery forces were motivated to fight for slavery in Kansas Territory because they believed that slavery was vital to the socioeconomic and cultural stability of the United States. F.B. Sanborn quoted Chancellor Harper, a proslavery advocate in The Life and Letters of John Brown, published in 1891, who stated of slavery in the 1850’s, “The [...]

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Freedom Festival 2011


By Kevin Gray A rainy weekend did little to prevent events from taking place as scheduled at the Freedom Festival in John Brown Memorial Park during the weekend. As smoke began to rise from a 10:30 a.m. gunfight Saturday performed by the Kansas River Gang Old West Reenactors, one of the performers reminded everyone, “and [...]

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Flood Zone Sold, Closed


By Jeff Gulley After the sale of the business less than a month ago, the Flood Zone closed its doors on Thursday. Sometime on Thursday, boards were placed over the windows at the bar and grill and the locks were changed. Former owner, Tony Savage, posted on Facebook in a note to former customers saying [...]

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Recreation Commission, City Meet To Discuss Moving Forward

By Jeff Gulley The Osawatomie Recreation Commission can move forward with hiring a new director after a joint meeting last Wednesday night with the Osawatomie City Council. The two groups met to discuss issues in the recreation director’s employment contract and the relationship between the director and the city. While the two sides agreed to [...]

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Gladys Rose Burrous May 25, 1926 – Sept. 17, 2011 Gladys Rose Burrous, 85, Nevada, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at her residence. She was born May 25, 1926, in La Cygne, Kan., the daughter of Samuel Terry and Bertha Kirkendall Terry. She was married to Arvil Leroy Burrous, and he preceded her in [...]

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Down Through The Years

By Shirley Erickson 100 Years Ago Miss Bessie Hooker entertained Friday afternoon in honor of Miss Marguerite Lucas, of Lincoln, Neb., who visited Miss Hooker and other friends for a few days the latter part of last week. A two course luncheon was served. The following were Miss Hooker’s guests: Mesdames E. B. Stevenson, H. [...]

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