Daily Report for July 28, 2014
Friday; Baby boy, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, to Kayla and Justin Lee, Williamsburg; a baby girl, 8 pounds, 1 ounce, to Sarah and Lee Knudsen, Ottawa.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Sheriff candidates talk tactics
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has become a more friendly and cooperative group since Jeff Richards was appointed sheriff, Richards told The Herald.
Finch offers more than - majority rule' with balanced leadership for district
Whomever the majority of GOP voters pick for the position - challenger Bob Fluke or incumbent Blaine Finch - will be the Republican candidate in the general election and likely the person who heads to the Statehouse in Topeka.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Convicted felon in child sex case returns to jail after teen girl's report
Ottawa police this week tracked a convicted felon using the GPS - or Global Positioning System - device he wore as a condition of his bond after the 27-year-old man reportedly broke a protection from stalking order involving a victim or witness in his previous court case.
Primary is important
Too many people think primaries are unimportant, but that simply gives more weight to the votes of those who do make the effort to go to the polls.
Daily Report for July 23, 2014
5:53 p.m. Monday, Franklin County Adult Detention Center, 305 S. Main St., Cody Weien, 22, Ottawa, on two Franklin County warrants for failure to appear.
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Thu Jul 24, 2014
Today in History: July 1914
There will be no consolidation of school districts at Lane at the present time, but the Lane schools will be improved.
Library delaying expanded hours amid budget cuts
With Ottawa city commissioners asking departments to look for places to cut back, the Ottawa Public Library said it uncovered a way to trim $12,000 from its budget.
Hopefuls spar on voter rights
"When the government starts telling, because of fear, that we have to limit your right to protect your right, I start getting very nervous," Morgan, a Kansas secretary of state candidate, said Tuesday night during a candidate forum organized by the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Schoolhouse set to mark 125th anniversary
With Ottawa planning to celebrate its 150th birthday this fall, a community landmark to the north also is set to pass a major historical milestone.
Keep Finch going
The voters of Kansas House District 59 are fortunate to have a legislator as skilled and knowledgeable as Blaine Finch.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Two-vehicle wreck leaves injuries; car swipes house
Three Ottawa residents received minor injuries in a two-vehicle collision Monday morning at the intersection of Seventh and Cedar streets.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
State education candidate planning fairgrounds visit
A candidate running for the Kansas Board of Education District 9 position, which includes Franklin County, is expected to be among the primary hopefuls looking for voter support this weekend at the local fair.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Fair nearly as storied as Ottawa itself
Recovery from the Civil War still was in its infancy, root beer had just been invented by Charles Hires and average farm labor rates were $15 a month without board.
Rural shooting lands Rantoul suspect in jail
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office responded 10:39 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a shooting in the 1100 block of Vermont Terrace, rural Franklin County, near Rantoul, Richards, Franklin County sheriff, said.
Nature trail gets $1.9M grant
The trail, which stretches 117 miles between Osawatomie and Herington, and includes a run through Ottawa - has been awarded a $1.9 million federal Transportation Alternatives grant by the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Community welcomes new Ransom CEO
"For us, this is a dream come true," Heyn said. "We're getting closer to family and we're at a hospital that is a very good size and a community that we can raise our kids in.
Rantoul man arrested after shooting
A 32-year-old Rantoul man was in custody Thursday morning after a late-night shooting in rural Franklin County.
Finch, Rickel earn KNEA backing
Supporting Kansas schools isn't a partisan issue, the state's largest teachers union said in issuing its primary election season endorsements Tuesday.