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Carlson, Adam J. 1982-2022

HIAWATHA, Kan. Adam James Carlson, 39, of Hiawatha, Kansas, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at his home. He was born on Sept. 14, 1982 in Horton, Kansas, the son of James and Wilma Richard Carlson. Adam graduated from Horton High School in 2001. Adam worked as the Bingo Supervisor for the Sac-N-Fox Casino. He loved playing video games and spending time with his children.
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Hiawatha Commission sets plan for City Admin recruiting

At Monday night’s meeting of the Hiawatha City Commission, the group approved a plan for attracting potential candidates for the position of City Administrator as well as granted an extension on a house set for demolition. Larry Paine is currently serving in the position on an interim basis while...
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Peru State bowling Signs Gausman for 2022-23 Season

Earlier this year Peru State bowling coordinator Brenda Lutz signed Renee Gausman for the upcoming 2022-23 season. Gausman is from Lincoln and attended Lincoln North Star High School. Gausman is the daughter of Russ and Brenda Gausman. She plans to study nursing and minor in psychology while attending Peru State...

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.

Richard V. Wheeler Jr.

Richard “Dick” V. Wheeler Jr., 93, of Hamburg, Iowa, formerly of Shubert, Nebraska, was born on November 25, 1928, in rural Howe, Nebraska to Richard V. Sr. and Helen (Andrew) Wheeler. He was raised with his family near Stella where he attended school and graduated from Stella High School.

Mound city man flown to hospital after being ejected from motorcycle on Route O

The patrol reports a northwest Missouri man was seriously injured when the motorcycle he was riding traveled into the path of a pickup truck northeast of Tarkio. Forty-one-year-old Joseph Rhoades of Mound City was flown by medical helicopter to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph. The driver of the pickup, 45-year-old Daniel Beckman of Watson, was not reported hurt.

Weekend Accident Leaves Mound City Man With Serious Injuries

A mid-day accident Saturday left a Mound City man with serious injuries. Troop H of the Missouri State Highway Patrol says 41-year-old Mound City resident Joseph L. Rhoades was driving a 2008 Harley Davidson southbound on Atchison County Route O at noon Saturday when his motorcycle traveled into the northbound lane of Route O and struck a 2007 Chevy Silverado.

Bravos win two games over four days

The Sabetha Bravos played a trio of games and had one game called in the first inning from Friday to Monday, picking up a pair of wins in three finished games. On Friday night, the Bravos hosted the Lawrence Travelers, and scored 3 runs over the first four innings on their way to a 5-2 win. Jesus Espinoza was 2-3 in the game, knocking in an RBI, a double, scoring a run and picking up a walk. Rommel Perez was also 2-3 with 2 runs scored and an RBI, and Lei Rivero was 2-4 with a double. Carlos Lopez drew the start for Sabetha, throwing 6 strong innings with 7 strikeouts, allowing just two hits and no earned runs to earn the win. Mario Franco pitched the last three innings, striking out 5 and giving up just one hit.

Atchison County wreck injures Mound City man

(Tarkio) -- One person was injured in a car-motorcycle accident in Atchison County Saturday afternoon. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred on Route O, 3 miles northwest of Tarkio at around noon. Authorities say a southbound 2008 Harley Davidson motorcyle driven by 41-year-old Joseph Rhoades of Mound City was southbound when it traveled into the road's northbound lane. Rhoades' motorcycle was struck by a northbound 2007 Chevy Silverado driven by 45-year-old Daniel Beckman of Watson. Rhoades was ejected from the motorcycle, which came to rest on its side off the west side of the road. Beckman's vehicle came to rest blocking the northbound lane.

Tarkio Rehab Fun & Fireworks

Tarkio Rehabilitation and Health Care’s Fun and Fireworks Friday, June 24, 2022, included many fun-filled games, as well as delicious food. Cate Crawford watches the Tarkio Volunteer Firemen shoot off fireworks at Tarkio Rehabilitation and Health Care’s Fun and Fireworks Friday, June 24, 2022. (Mary McAdams photo)

Tarkio Chamber and Resource Center host golf tournament

Susie Mather tees off on hole #8 at the Tarkio Golf Course June 21, 2022, during the Tarkio Chamber of Commerce and Tarkio Resource Center annual golf tournament. Mike Herrick chips towards the putting green on hole #4 in the Tarkio Chamber of Commerce and Tarkio Resource Center annual golf tournament.

Rock Port 14 & Under wins league and tournament

Rock Port Youth Athletics Association was host to both the 12 & Under and 14 & Under baseball league tournaments this year. A total of 18 games were played at the park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Rock Port 14 & Under not only finished as League Champion, but they also won the league tournament, going undefeated for the weekend. Team members, from left to right, are: front row – Corbin Wallace, Carter Oswald, Westyn Amthor, Jadyn Geib, Case Millsap, Tayden Cook, Jack Meyerkorth, and Blayne Gubser; and back row – Coach Jared Meyerkorth, Dylan Lair, Coach Rebel Herron, Teagan Brunk, Tate Johnson, Ryder Herron, Seth Gubser, Coach Troy Cook, and Coach Wyatt Amthor.

Jim Fund 1943-2022

James “Jim” LaVere Fund, 79, of Horton, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022, at his home. Jim was born March 10, 1943, in Sabetha, the son of Mirl Edwin and Amanda Jane (Potts) Fund. He was raised in Goff where four of the 12 students in class were his cousins!
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Peru State College announces its 2022 nominees for the Athletic Hall of Fame

The Peru State College Athletic Hall of Fame selection committee has announced its 2022 Hall of Fame class which includes five individuals and several men’s basketball teams from the years of 1938 to 1966. This will be the 30th class to be inducted into the College’s select group since its inception in 1986.