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Landoll Corporation Wins Prestigious Ad Astra Award

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Landoll Corporation of Marysville was presented the prestigious Ad Astra Award by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback at the Kansas Chamber of Commerce annual banquet in Topeka Tuesday evening. Founder Don Landoll was on hand with family and employees noting the firms’ growth over the past fifty years from a small welding shop to a manufacturer with nearly 1,000 employees today. ... Read More »

Ricky Hu Wins Marshall County Spelling Bee

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Marshall County Spelling Bee was held Saturday. Ricky Hu, a sixth grader at Marysville Elementary won the contest for a second year, missing only 1 of 40 words. Joe Jesperson, also a sixth grader at Marysville Elementary was second missing 8, and Elizabeth Luppen a seventh grader at Good Shepherd Lutheran was third, missing nine. The top two advance to ... Read More »

Marysville Main Street Wins Two Awards

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Marysville Main Street was received two awards at Thursday night‘s Main Street Awards of Excellence presentation, held in Independence as part of the annual Kansas Downtown Symposium. Marysville received the Community Award for the cooperation between the City of Marysville and Marysville Main Street. Marysville Main Street also received the award for excellence in fundraising for the Big Blue BBQ ... Read More »

Seneca Girl Wins Regional Spelling Bee

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13-year-old Cara Knapp, of rural Seneca, spelled “inselberg” to win The Topeka Capital-Journal’s 58th annual Regional Spelling Bee at Topeka West High School, 2001 S.W. Fairlawn. Her parents Curtis and Catherine Knapp, and other family members were on hand to celebrate with her. Cara is home schooled and currently in seventh grade. For those who are curious, an inselberg is ... Read More »

Tiemeyer Wins Washington County Spelling Bee

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Washington County eighth grader Andrew Tiemeyer won the Washington county spelling bee. Second was Linn eighth grader Kendra Bargman and in third, Heather Hillert, Washington County eighth grader. Tiemeyer and Bargman qualified for the state spelling bee. Read More »

Randolph Resident Wins 5,000 Bucks – Now Trying for Truck

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TOPEKA, KAN. – According to Melody Pfaff, she enjoys playing Bonus Crossword instant scratch tickets and scratch tickets that have a second-chance drawing. Last month, when she saw the $5 Truck & Bucks game, she decided to purchase four tickets. On the very last ticket she scratched, the Randolph resident revealed a $5,000 cash prize. “I took my tickets home ... Read More »

Blue Rapids Resident Wins $20,000 Lotto Prize

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TOPEKA, KAN. – A Blue Rapids resident, Melvin Merrill, has “dug up” a $20,000 top prize, playing a $2 Bonus Crossword instant scratch ticket. Merrill, who works inside a gypsum mine in Blue Rapids, won the top prize by revealing all ten words on his ticket. “I take care of my mom, who is elderly, and she enjoys playing Bonus ... Read More »

Axtell/Sabetha School Consolidation Wins State Approval

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The unification of USD 488 Axtell, Bern, Summerfield and USD 441 Sabetha-Wetmore school districts came one step closer to fulfillment on Wednesday when the Kansas State Board of Education easily approved the request at their regular meeting in Topeka. Superintendents at both districts said plans to consolidate began several years ago, but the recent economic downturn and cuts in state ... Read More »

Cloud County Comm. College Wins 2nd at Kansas Ag Contest

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(Manhattan, KS) – Cloud County Community College Crops Judging team took second place at the annual Kansas Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (KACTA) contest Friday, March 26, The contests was hosted by Kansas State University (KSU). The CCCC team placed behind KSU’s team as there were no two-year and four-year divisions. Individually, CCCC students did well. Levi Larkins, ... Read More »

Hanover Kindergartener Wins State Post Card Contest

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Representative Sharon Swartz congratulated Kara Bruna – 1st grader at St. John’s Catholic School in Hanover, and her parents, Chad and Theresa Bruna. Her post card was selected the winner in the First Grade category. More than 630 kindergarten through sixth grade students from 22 counties across the state entered this year’s contest by designing a post card around the ... Read More »