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Trojans Fall In District Play


By Jeff Gulley Brandon Oakes was helped off the field in the final minutes of the Paola-Osawatomie football game Friday night. Oakes turned in one of the gustiest performance of the year running for 158 yards and scoring two touchdowns. Heading into the matchup against Paola Friday night, the Osawatomie Trojans were short on players [...]

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Volleyball Team Wins Central Heights Tourney


By Jeff Gulley After falling to Sante Fe Trail in the opening match of the Central Heights tournament, the Osawatomie Trojans rebounded to beat that same team for the tournament title. In the opening match, Osawatomie fell 25-16, 27-25 to Sante Fe Trail. Tayler Soucie had 13 kills and Tess Newport had 14 assists. The [...]

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The Help

I knew I would be traveling several times in the next few months, so I went to Target in search of a good book to read on the plane.  I wanted something I could relish, not something instructional like the scholarly articles I also planned to read on the plane.  Some books are like a [...]

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First Job

I read this great story on my favorite Web site, onlyfunnystories.com this week. It is a great reminder about how easily children are influenced, and how they always say the wrong thing at the wrong time. A family excitedly bought and moved into their first house. The house sat next to a vacant lot. One [...]

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Lost Behind the Chains

What a new world I found – me the suburban kid – when my parents first brought me to Kansas State College of Pittsburg in 1971. No more colonial influenced red-brick ranches or split levels, no more strip malls and fast-food chain restaurants on every single corner. Something entirely different hit me, the Virginia kid, [...]

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Osawatomie And The Confederate White House

Major J.B.  Remington served in the Union Army during the Civil War and led the first Union troops that set foot in the Confederate White House, which is now part of the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. President Davis suffered from many health problems, and thus often conducted the business of the Confederate government [...]

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Fire Department Opens To The Public


By Kevin Gray It didn’t take long for young Jonathon Cole to walk across the alley from his mother’s house behind the Osawatomie Fire Station to take part in Saturday morning’s annual open house activities. Since he was spending the weekend in Osawatomie, the Wellsville Elementary student rode his bicycle over soon after getting up. [...]

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Family Plans Fundraiser For ALS


By Kevin Gray In June 2010, Chris McCoy of Osawatomie was losing strength in his left hand. His wife Wendy, said “His left hand wasn’t listening to what he was telling it to do.” A doctor’s visit and tests revealed a pinched nerve in his left elbow, and surgery followed in September. “The nerve needed [...]

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Rotary Club Moving Forward With Beach Project

By Jeff Gulley The Osawatomie Rotary Club presented a conceptual drawing the Osawatomie city council Thursday night that included a swimming area at the city lake, a picnic area and beach volleyball courts. Dan Macek spoke on behalf of the Rotary Club and said the group is looking for a project to put its stamp [...]

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Boys Scouts Offer Spaghetti Feed Friday

The Osawatomie Boy Scouts will serve up a spaghetti dinner Friday night prior to the Trojans’ football game against Louisburg. The dinner begins at 5 p.m. at the Osawatomie High School cafeteria and ends at 7 p.m. The meal includes a drink and desert. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for kids 6-12. Children [...]

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