Blue Rapids, KS

Would you go to the Arctic? This Desert Storm veteran is making the trek

LEONARDVILLE (KSNT) — A U.S. army veteran is driving eight thousand miles from Leonardville all the way to the Arctic Circle, and he’s doing it all on a motorcycle. James Greer, a combat veteran from Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, is traveling to the Arctic and back in just 22 days. He will average over 300 miles of riding per day before returning to Kansas on July 22, 2022. The number 22 can mean different things to different people, but for Greer, this number bears some weight.
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Onaga woman injured in crash near Pottawatomie-Nemaha County line

An Onaga woman is recovering following a Wednesday car crash near the Pottawatomie and Nemaha County line. Officials with the Kansas Highway Patrol say 58-year-old Delores Sauvage was northbound on Kansas Highway 63 shortly before 12:30 p.m. when her Cadillac Deville left the roadway to the east and struck a field entrance. The car reportedly went airborne before coming to rest on it’s front.
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Onaga woman injured in wreck after vehicle goes airborne

POTTAWATOMIE CO., Kan. (WIBW) - An Onaga woman sustained suspected serious injuries after her vehicle hit a field entrance and went airborne around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Kansas Highway Patrol says Delores E. Sauvage, 58, of Onaga, was driving a 1995 Cadillac DeVille northbound on K-63 when she left the road to the east, struck a field entrance and then went “airborne for some distance.”

Western Center Students Pass Boilermaker Welding Test

Two Welding Technology students from the Western Center in Baileyville passed the Boilermaker Local 83 welding test. Peyton Gerstner and Sebastian Kirk, both of Frankfort completed the welding technology program this May. Both completed a super coupon 6G test – TIG root and 7018 fill and cap. This welding test is the top of the American Welding Society (AWS) standard. Gerstner and Kirk are working to become indentured into the apprenticeship program. Previously, three additional Western Center students have completed this welding test.

Patriots WR Malcolm Perry hosts youth football camp at Fort Riley

FORT RILEY, Kan. (WIBW) - Patriots wide receiver and former Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry hosted a football camp for military kids at Fort Riley on Wednesday. Perry, a former military kid himself, found his love for football at a youth camp just like this one when he was younger. He’s now giving back just like the NFL players who did so for him.

Senior Braves take three of four on the road

The Hiawatha Senior Legion squad hit the road this week, traveling to Marysville on Sunday and visiting Oskaloosa on Tuesday evening. The Braves got off to a rough start, surrendering 9 runs in the 6th inning of the opener with Marysville, and rallying to within one run of tying things up in the top of the 7th, as they took the 15-14 loss. Hiawatha held a 9-6 lead heading into the bottom of the 6th, but ran out of pitching late as the team tried to manage pitch counts with several players away for the games. Carson Bredemeier went 2-4 for the game, scoring 3 times and driving in 2 runs, with a double and a walk. Xavier Oldham finished 3-5, knocking in 2 RBIs and scoring 3 times. Ashton Rockey was 2-4 with a double, 2 walks and 4 runs scored. Hiawatha threw four pitchers in the game, managing just 3 strikeouts and giving up 5 walks and 14 hits, but allowing just 7 earned runs. The team finished with 8 errors, giving the Marysville squad extra outs and opportunities that they eventually capitalized on.

Janet Sue Kyle

85, formerly of Frankfort, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Signature Health Care at Parkwood in Lebanon. She was born in Frankfort on December 21, 1936, to Mable Robbins. Her first marriage was to Herbert Hill on February 8, 1958, until his passing on July 17, 1973. She then married Robert “Red” Kyle on February 14, 2004, until his passing on April 13, 2011.

Wheat harvest underway across most of county

Gary Gauby harvests a field of wheat near his farm southwest of Washington on Monday, above. His son Luke, left, unloaded grain from a grain cart to a semi trailer. The Gauby harvest began last week. The harvest is expected to be average to above average, but with record high prices.

Fairbury Elks award Hanover students

Fairbury Elks Lodge had its annual honors banquet on May 1. Students from Hanover High School who were recognized included: seniors (seated): Madeline Bruna, Madison Bruna, Elaina White, and Michelle Zarybnicky. Standing (juniors): Jasmine Butler, Cole Meyer, Aliyah Sinn, and Joshua Zarybnicky. Also pictured is school counselor Susan Hagedorn.

Washington to host state pee wee tourney

The state pee wee tournament is coming to Washington July 18-22. The tournament will be going on at the same time as the county fair. On Monday and Tuesday July 18-19, there will be two games each at both the high school diamond and the big baseball diamond. On Thursday and Friday, July 21-22, games will be only at the big baseball diamond. There are no games on Wednesday. According to last…