Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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A Scandia native has pled guilty to an amended charge of conspiracy to commit first degree murder in connection with a 2007 death in Platte County MO. Terry Strait, Scandia, has been held in lieu of $1 million bond in Platte County jail along with his wife, Lettie Strait since December 2014... + continue reading
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Tim Novak sits on a stool in part of an old hog house that he has converted into his woodshop. The faint smell of pigs still lingers. He thumbs through a book about Allis Chalmers tractors as he searches for the model that he plans to begin building next. The woodshop is clean and organized... + continue reading
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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While US citizens will have to wait until November to learn who the next president will be, Republic County residents will likely know by next Tuesday night who their county commissioners, county clerk and other elected officials will be for the next four years. That’s because winners of... + continue reading
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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By Bryan Gapinski Former Belleville Midget Nationals Champions Bryan Clauson and Jerry Coons Jr. head the list of drivers competing in the upcoming “39th annual Belleville Midget Nationals” on August 5-6 at the Belleville High Banks. Both drivers have three career victories in the... + continue reading
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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The 2016 Cuba Harvest Festival attracted good crowds for a variety of events through the day Saturday. Above, Brandon Kelly of Hoyt, KS tries his hand at blacksmithing in the restored Cuba Blacksmith Shop. Kelly said his family had come to Cuba to take part in the antique tractor pull,... + continue reading

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07/27/2016
Kevin and Jody Cromwell, of Haddam, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Danielle Lynne Cromwell, to Cade Austin Rietzke, son of Vincent and Kimberly Rietzke, of Kensington. The bride is the granddaughter of Betty Larson, of... + continue reading
07/27/2016
By Cynthia Scheer   Fair mornings for Betty Bouray and her husband, Kent, begin early. They arrive at the fair's unairconditioned 4-H food stand each morning by 6 a.m. Bouray won't leave until about 11 p.m. each night. For the past seven... + continue reading

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07/20/2016
Love My Backyard opened for business in downtown Belleville in early June. The business features a variety of outdoor, garden and tropical decor including porch flags, wooden wall hangings and metal yard art.   To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.... + continue reading
07/20/2016
Raymond and Jane Baxa, of Cuba, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on July 31 from 2-4 p.m. at the Cuba Community Hall. The event will be hosted by their 13 grandchildren and five children: Patrick (Candace) Baxa, of Cuba; Jeff (Michelle) Baxa, of Beloit; Deb (Joe)... + continue reading
07/13/2016
July is festival month in Republic County, and Scandia residents took their turn Saturday, July 9. The day included a downtown flea market and popular evening parade and games for children. Above Noah Eaking maneuvers a tractor through the parade with the help of Quinten Underwood, while at left... + continue reading
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07/27/2016
By Bryan Gapinski Former Belleville Midget Nationals Champions Bryan Clauson and Jerry Coons Jr. head the list of drivers competing in the upcoming “39th annual Belleville Midget Nationals... + continue reading

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07/27/2016
By: Deb Hadachek Different ideas, different philosophies. And perhaps it will inspire a renewed responsibility by voters to think about how all sides of an issue affect others--not just... + continue reading

Youth

07/27/2016
More than 480 young men from across the Kansas, all of whom will enter their senior year of high school this fall, participated in the 2016 session of the American Legion Boys State of Kansas... + continue reading