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The Silex Banking Company of Silex has achieved another Superior 5-Star Rating from Bauer Financial, the nation’s premier bank rating firm. In the 30-plus years that Bauer has been analyzing banks, there has been a rise of increasingly complicated investments as well as burgeoning regulation. 

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We are hoping the 4th of July will be its typical hot day in Highland. Lots of activities are planned throughout the day and evening. If you have not made a donation to Roger Gormley, or leave it at the Bank of Highland, it's not too late to do so to cover costs of the fireworks and other events of the day. Highland PRIDE is serving homemade ice-cream and there will be hot dogs, etc. served at the Community Center by our EMTs and firemen. Read complete details in this Kansas Chief. You may contact Roger at 442-3373.

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EUREKA – Carolyn Pacocha and her younger sister, Allison, have not made it to every State Farm Youth Classic since they began swinging a golf club. Still, they have played in the annual Bloomington-Normal tournament enough to be called regulars.

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Gail A. Woodruff of Mt. Pleasant, a representative for Modern Woodmen of America, is one of a small percentage of financial representatives worldwide to achieve membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table this year. The local Modern Woodmen office is located at 405 S. Mission Street, Suite A in Mt. Pleasant. Contact Woodruff at 989-779-7800 for more information about Modern Woodmen’s financial services and fraternal programs.

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North Dakota’s oil production has been setting new records as a state, even while remaining the No. 2 producer in the nation. However, sometime — perhaps last year or even the year before — one of its counties set a national record. It was a record that no one really even noticed, until a newspaper in New Mexico happened to write about it.

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Dear Editor: We need only look back a few years to know what awaits Wisconsin’s wolves if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is successful in its proposal to strip gray wolves of the federal protections afforded to them under the Endangered Species Act . The last time our wolves lost their federal ESA protections Wisconsin immediately opened up trophy hunting and trapping seasons. In just one season, 20% of Wisconsin’s wolf population was wiped out. During the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, over half of the wolves killed were pups. During Wisconsin’s three trophy hunting and trapping seasons, other cruel killing methods were allowed, including hunting wolves with dogs.

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The office of U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, will host casework on-sites, where staff members will be available to assist constituents with any federal department or agency issue on Thursday from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Village of North Baltimore Council Chambers.

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On display at the Bradley House Museum's front lawn is a horse drawn road grader, circa 1896. It is on loan from the J.W. Hudson Family Hudson-Akers Farm in Jasper.

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Not long ago, I had a fantastic entrée at a place that had recently entered it in a local culinary contest. I could not believe it didn’t win and was immediately curious about what possibly could have beaten it out. With a little online searching, I learned which establishment DID win that contest.

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As he pursues the Democratic presidential nomination, Gov. Jay Inslee’s refusal to rule out a third term has left a pileup of politicians waiting on his decision. And, increasingly, some are not standing idly by. Two statewide elected officials, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, are openly eyeing the governor’s […]

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Burlington County Freeholder Deputy Director Balvir Singh has announced that Burlington County is hosting the summer concert series on Friday and Saturday nights starting June 28 through August 24 at the Burlington County Amphitheater.

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College students with an interest in serving as spokespersons for animal agriculture are urged to to apply for the position of Minnesota State Fair 4-H Animal Science Speaking Up for Animal Agriculture Peer Mentor. Six positions are available. This program is sponsored by Minnesota 4-H and Minnesota Livestock Breeders Association.

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HARTINGTON — Services for James A. “Jim” Eickhoff, 87, Hartington, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington. The Rev. Owen Korte will officiate. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Hartington with military rites provided by Hartington VFW Post 5283 and Hartington American Legion Post 4.

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The regular committee of the whole meeting of the Pere Marquette Charter Township Board of Trustees that was scheduled for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. has been cancelled, according to Township Supervisor Paul Keson.

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CREIGHTON — Services for Daniel “Dan” Hoferer, 71, Creighton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at St. Ludger Catholic Church in Creighton. The Rev. Jeremy Hans will officiate.

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NIOBRARA — Services for LaVerne Kemp, 89, Niobrara, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 27, at St. William’s Catholic Church in Niobrara. The Rev. Jeremy Hans will officiate with burial in L’Eau Qui Court Cemetery in Niobrara.

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ROCK HALL - Ann Sherman Walls, 99, of Rock Hall, MD, passed away on June 12, 2019. She was born at home in Scobeyville, NJ, to the late Catherine and John Sherman on August 6, 1919.

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Lots of water in Crooked Creek and Lake Harrison with more rain predicted for the rest of this week and next.

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As part of its 10th year as title sponsor of Wawa Welcome America!, Wawa Hoagie Day, July 2, will feature a heartfelt salute to our local and national heroes, and free admission to the National Constitution Center. Plus this year, Wawa is building and serving the largest number of hoagies to date — weighing a total of nine tons.

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WINSIDE — Services for Faye Mann, 89, Wayne, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 28, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winside. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.

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McLEAN — Services for Delmar D. Pfanstiel, 90, McLean, are pending at Stonacek Memorial Chapel in Osmond. He died Monday, June 24, 2019, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

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PIERCE — Memorial services for Donald R. “Don” Zimmer, 95, Pierce, are pending at Stonacek Memorial Chapel in Pierce. He died Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Heritage of Bel-Air Nursing Home in Norfolk.

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WAYNE — Services for Alyce J. Konold, 98, formerly of Wakefield and South Sioux City, are pending with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne. She died Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Countryview Estates in Wayne.

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WAYNE — Services for Phyllis Kubes, 90, Omaha, formerly of Battle Creek, are pending at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne. She died Sunday, June 23, 2019, at an Omaha hospital.

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RANDOLPH — Services for Kevin Keifer, 55, Randolph, are pending with Johnson Funeral Home in Randolph. He died Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Osmond General Hospital in Osmond.