June 24, 2024

News Blog

FATALITY CRASH IN MIAMI COUNTY

A 36-year old Wichita woman is dead after a 2-vehicle crash on 169 Highway, south of Osawatomie yesterday morning, June 21st. The call was received just before 11:30, between Crescent Hill Road…

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KELLY SIGNS TAX BILL AND STAR BOND

Governor Kelly has announced she has signed Senate Bill 1, the tax bill approved by the Legislation in Special Session. Kelly says the bill will provide tax cuts for all Kansans without…

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GOEPPERT CELEBRATES 125TH

The Goeppert State Bank in Garnett celebrated its 125th anniversary recently. A little history for you…it was founded in 1899 by Lester Kirk. He and his son, Sennett, ran it and also…

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BURES ON STAFF

The Ottawa Recreation Commission has a new director. Phil Bures takes over the position after having spent 10 years running the Garnett Recreation Department. Known for his compassion for his employees, and…

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HOT CAR ACT RETURNING

June 21st, the first day of summer, “Kids and Car Safety”, members of congress, safety advocates and families of hot car victims, will discuss the Federal Hot Car Rule which has unacceptably…

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JACKSON ON JUNETEENTH

The Ottawa City Commission has approved a proclamation recognizing June 19th as Juneteenth, the day that slaves were officially freed after the Civil War. Accepting the proclamation was former ECKAN Director and…

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COBBS ON DONATIONS

The Ottawa School District has received several major donations recently. School Superintendent Dr. Ryan Cobbs told the School Board about the developments: Cobbs says a lot of organizations donate to the school…

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RICHARDS ON AMMO

It goes without saying that one of the necessary, if not so pleasant tools law enforcement has to have, are weapons and ammunition. During the Franklin County Commission’s review of proposed budgets,…

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POSSIBLE OTTAWA SCAM

Ottawa city officials say they were alerted by several people that a door to door salesman was going through town, attempting to sell individuals solar panel set-ups for their home, through a…

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WELTON ON OLD 50 MEETING

If you want to learn more details of the upcoming renovation of Old 50 Highway, better mark Wednesday, June 26th on the calendar. Franklin County Interim Public Works Director Jeff Welton says…

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LANDIS ON GOLF COURSE

It looks like the city of Ottawa is set to take over operations of the golf course at the start of next year. During the regular City Commission Meeting, Finance Director Melanie…

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FARM ROAD SAFETY

It’s a busy time for farmers in Kansas! With harvest underway and hay season in full swing, farmers in the area are hurrying to get the crops in and hay cut. This…

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KS PASSED STAR BONDS

The Kansas Legislature passed Star Bond Legislation to lure the Chiefs and the Royals across the state line. With the passage of the bill the state could pay for up to 70%…

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CITY COMMISSION PREVIEW 2

The Ottawa City Commission will meet this morning and discuss a variety of items. One of the items on the agenda is a breakdown of the Special Revenue Funds as smaller sections,…

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PRINCETON SHED FIRE

County fire crews were busy late last week. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department , along with firefighters, were called to 2729 John Brown Road near Princeton for a fire. Eighty four-year-old Fred…

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ANNUAL VA WALK

With the American flag draped around his power chair, Paola resident and American veteran Gene Farmer, lead the VA 2K recently. Farmer served proudly in the Navy and is a member of…

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LAWRENCE MURDER SUSPECT LOCATED

Thanks to a tip, Lawrence police detectives have arrested 18-year-old Allen Keith Glover. He’s now in jail charged with second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Isaiah Neal, who was shot multiple…

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PENNY AUCTION

A 16-year-old boy in Massachusetts found a rare 1943 Lincoln penny in his lunch money. That was back in 1947 and Don Lutes held on to that penny for nearly 70 years,…

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PATIENCE ON THE ROADWAY AT HARVEST

It’s a busy time for farmers in Kansas with fall harvest underway. The Kansas Highway Patrol would like to remind motorists to use caution and patience when traveling around farm trucks, tractors,…

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