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Many thanks for the cards, gifts, phone calls I received on my 95th birthday. I appreciated all of them. They made my day extra special.

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When I was in high school, I listened to all different kinds of music and in each genre, I has a specific band or artist that I enjoyed the most. When I was a senior in high school, my favorite country artist was a guy by the name of Travis Tritt. Now, I was not a huge concert-goer, but Trav…

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If there’s anybody that can be conned, it’s Yours Truly. It’s not so much that I’m stupid; I’m just naïve. I believe when somebody says something, they mean exactly what they say.

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The Willis All-Stars January meeting of the Willis All-Stars was held at Snow Creek on Jan. 10. The members enjoyed ski lessons, half the club paid for and half your guardian paid for the other half. The members learned how to ski, how to use the “pizza” to stop, how to turn, how to go up th…

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Did you ever lose something? Maybe we should call it misplaced that sounds a little better.

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Fifty years ago, I was a teenager. Boy, do I miss those Days of Yore. It’s not that I would like to relive them, but I was a much different person back then.

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The American Legion Boys State of Kansas has announced that due to the uncertainty of coronavirus vaccines being fully available to the general public by the start of June, the 2021 Boys State of Kansas session will move from its traditional early June event to the first part of August.

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In my last guest editorial in this paper, I made it clear that I firmly believed that President Donald Trump would remain in office for a second, consecutive term. I reasoned that God would weigh in and stop the leader of the one and only political party in our country which pushes hard for …

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Eddie and Pat (Albee) Jones celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary on Feb. 1, 2021, with a small group of friends and family. They were married on Feb. 1, 1948, in Hiawatha.

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There is a saying “into every life a little rain must fall,” but what if you are swamped with a deluge? What if the rain falls and fails, and the mud is so deep that you feel stuck in it or even worse, being pulled under by it? It is very natural to wonder why God is allowing this.

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K-State Research and Extension and the Meadowlark Extension District is hosting the Welcome A-Board Leadership Basics course again this winter. Designed to provide basic training for members of community-based boards, the series was recently redesigned and will now be offered in four blocks …

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Pittsburg State University has released the honor rolls for the 2020 fall semester. To qualify for Dean’s Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours, receive a grade point average (GPA) of 3.6000 for all credit course work that semester and have no grade lower than…

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TOPEKA, Kan. — Washburn University has announced its President’s List honorees for the fall 2020 semester. To qualify for the President’s List, a student must complete at least 12 hours of graded credits and earn a semester grade point average of 4.0.

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Eric and Whitney (Korthanke) Lott were married on Nov. 7, 2020, at the ROC Fellowship Church in St. Joseph, Missouri.

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Romans 8:37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. (NKJV)

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The Hiawatha Lady Red Hawk basketball team opened play in the Girls Classic Tournament opener on Tuesday night, and found themselves in a knockdown, drag out battle with the Jackson Heights Cobras.

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The Horton Chargers have been stuck at home this week with winter weather covering the region, but the squads each got in one more contest last Wednesday before their extended layoff, with the girls traveling to Jackson Heights and the boys visiting Valley Falls.

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Application forms for the Paul & Daisy Schuneman Scholarship are available for the 2021-2022 academic year, reports Citizens State Bank & Trust Company, trustee for the fund. The forms may be obtained from the trust department of the bank or the guidance counselor’s office at Hiawath…

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Application forms for the Genevieve Strahan Scholarship and the Dale Strahan Scholarship fund are available for the 2021-2022 academic year, reports Citizens State Bank & Trust Company, trustee for the fund. The forms may be obtained from the trust department of the bank or the guidance …

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Application forms for the Edna Mae Schmitt Scholarship are available for the 2021-2022 academic year, reports Citizens State Bank & Trust Company, trustee for the fund. The forms may be obtained from the trust department of the bank or the guidance counselor’s office at Hiawatha High Sch…

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The FHS Scholarship Fund has made available four scholarships for the 2021 year. Four awards are $1,000 awards. Applications have been distributed to local high schools; however, the scholarships are available to individuals who have completed high school or the equivalency of such and wish …

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The family of Martha Bearce deeply appreciate the Memorials, flowers, gifts, and cards sent in expression of sympathy of Mom’s death.

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We had a long, hard week with problems and difficulties that took time to solve, if they even were solved. It is quite interesting to me that when I solve one problem, two other problems appear. I think they’re all waiting in line.

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I confess, I haven’t been sleeping well. Tuesday evening, I drank a cup of herbal tea before bed, thinking that it would help me to fall asleep. The tea contained chamomile, dandelion and ginger.

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The Hiawatha School Board met with representatives from Beynon Track at Monday night’s meeting and came to a resolution concerning bubbles that have developed on the new high school track.

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WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance Jan. 6 allowing deductions for the payments of eligible expenses when such payments would result (or be expected to result) in the forgiveness of a loan (covered loan) under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

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No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be loyal to the one and have contempt for the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.

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In celebration of the life and legacy of late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Western Governors University (WGU) has announced it will award $100,000 in scholarships to those who have dreamed of furthering their education but have faced challenges in their lives that have pre…

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The monthly meeting of the Fairview Willing Workers 4-H Club was held Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at the Fairview Community Building. President Jake Rieger called the meeting to order. Roll call was conducted by secretary Avery Baumgartner, which was answered by “What is your favorite thing to do?”

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The Office of the Registrar at Northwest Missouri State University announced students named to the Academic or President’s honor rolls at the end of the 2020 fall semester.

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As we close 2020 we have become stronger in our faith despite these dark and troubled days. Many have come together assisting others with innumerable support and they show the caring heart of this country.

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The monthly meeting of the Willis All-Stars was on Dec. 13 at the Horton Christian Church. Kaden Smith called the meeting to order at 2 p.m. After the pledge led by Hudson Rice, Jaden Speer, acting secretary, read the minutes from the last meeting. Roll call was answered by “Name an unusual …

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Roger Spellmeier and Beverly Jean (Tracy) Spellmeier were married on December 27, 1970, at the Sabetha Baptist Church. They honeymooned in New Orleans.