Moran promotes rural US
Rural America is not understood in Washington D.C., U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran told a crowd Wednesday morning during his Ottawa visit as part of his Listening Tour.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Judge could rule on defendants statements
A district judge could issue a ruling Aug. 29 on whether statements defendant Kyle T. Flack made to investigators about one of the killings in a spring 2013 quadruple homicide can be admitted as evidence in his capital murder case.
OU taps minister as chaplain
The director of Ottawa University's Fredrikson Center for Church and Faith Vitality has expanded his role at the university.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
County EMS earns top award
Franklin County Emergency Medical Services was awarded the 2014 Type I Service of the Year Award from the Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association.
Sounds of construction for Central Heights
Crews are working to complete additions to the Central Heights school district, including an extension on the east side of the Central Heights school building, 3521 Ellis Road, about eight miles northeast of Richmond, that will be used as a new music room for all grades, Central Heights officials said.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
In an Aug. 16 Herald story - "Could violent protests come to community?" - which discussed police protocol for responding to organized protests, Dennis Butler, Ottawa police chief, noted an incident involving the peaceful protest of a governing body in another community.
#Ottawa150: Celebration by the dozens
A community picnic complete with birthday cake awaits Ottawa residents who congregate 5:30 p.m. Sept.
Shoot! ORC cages, pitching machine stuffed, set for sale
A recent storm that struck Orlis Cox Sports Complex proved the third strike for the automatic batting cages at the ballfields.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Deputies smoke conspiracy to sneak cigarettes into jail
Franklin County Sheriff's Office deputies responded 1:32 p.m. Thursday to a report of a man attempting to throw cigarettes over the recreation yard fence at the Franklin County Adult Detention Center, 305 S. Main St., Ottawa.
Cars mark bloody crossing
On the southern bank of Pottawatomie Creek, just east of the Kansas Avenue bridge and north of Lane, sits about 20 cars parked closely - and in some case, on top of one another - rusting away.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Roberts says he's earned return trip to Washington
If Kansans' have a problem with Pat Roberts' lengthy tenure in Washington, D.C., why do voters keep sending him back? "I know that became a campaign issue," U.S. Sen. Roberts' said Friday during a stop in Ottawa.
New doc impressed with Ottawa
A one-time college basketball player at Baker University has found a new team in Internal Medicine Associates of Ottawa.
Church fire remains a mystery
Several agencies have wrapped up their investigation of the Aug. 4 fire that burned much of the historic Bethany Chapel Baptist Church.
Mold forces temporary EMS move
A Franklin County Emergency Medical Services building has been temporarily vacated because of mold contamination found in living quarters, a radio room ceiling, and two of the three HVAC systems in the building, according to the Franklin County Health Department.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Mold forces EMS relocation
Mold damage at a Franklin County Emergency Medical Services' ambulance station is forcing the workers to temporarily relocate until the contamination is remediated, county officials said Thursday.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Today in History: August 1914
The Pope is so overwhelmed with grief by the outbreak of war that he is unable to work and sits listless and silent for hours every day.
Ottawa native transforming Texas park with peace of art
The ball is not located in a retro night club, but rather is attached to the antenna of a giant anglerfish.
Roberts, Moran making Ottawa visits
Two U.S. senators who represent the Sunflower State in the nation's capital are planning visits in the next week to meet with constituents during Congress' annual summer recess.
Signs point out city effort, local tax dollars at work
Some new signs are appearing across Ottawa, and though most people aren't crazy about paying taxes, they might appreciate seeing some tangible evidence of their tax dollars at work.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Jones among contenders for judge gig
An Ottawa man who serves as county attorney in two counties and an Emporia lawyer who often represents clients in Franklin County are among four hopefuls vying for a vacant judge position.