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Last Tuesday, Belle Plaine residents met up at the city park to celebrate National Night Out. The Belle Plaine Police Department hosted the event and made sure there were plenty of things to do.

Oxford’s Lions Club has announced a couple of upcoming events to engage the community. Next week, the organization is hosting Lion’s Club Family Night at the Oxford City Pool. On Aug.

Next weekend, August 22-24, South Haven will put on their annual South Haven Fair. The fair, in thier 104th year, will offer entertainment for the entire family for just the price of a $2 button.


Pittsburg State University has released the honor rolls for the 2019 spring semester.


Dear Dave,

Dear Rusty: Please validate or negate this dreadful information: My husband and I are recently retired and living on our combined retirement plans.

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Bartlett Arboretum, Sumner County’s very own treasure located in Belle Plaine, is the only Kansas garden in the running for $1,000 worth of custom labeling.

There’s good news and bad news regarding the number of recent high school grads who enter Kansas colleges and universities and find themselves having to take a developmental (remediation) course.


Maxine Robertson, 97, of Oxford, KS, passed away August 10, 2019 at the Medical Lodge Nursing Home in Oxford, KS.

Paul R. Terrel, of Wichita, Kansas, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas at the age of 53.

Lucille (Melson) Ellis, 83, loving mother and grandmother, died Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice at Via Christi-St. Francis, Wichita, KS.

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