Franklin County, KS


AEMTs in the Making

These hardworking individuals have successfully completed their course of instruction with Franklin County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and will be testing for the National Registry AEMT certification later this month. The AEMT course began in January. Students have completed over 230 hours of classroom work in addition to 96 hours...
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Ottawa house fire under investigation

A house fire Monday night is under investigation. The Ottawa Fire Department, LOH Fire Department, Ottawa Police Department and Franklin County EMS were dispatched to 832 N. Main St., Ottawa, for a structure fire at 9:49 p.m. Fire units arrived and found a two-story residential structure with heavy smoke coming...
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Daily Report

• 9:23 p.m. Sunday, 305 S. Main St., Ottawa, James Bell, 33, Pomona, on a Franklin County warrant for contempt of court. ª• 7 a.m. Monday, 305 S. Main St., Ottawa, Jay Rogers, 57, Ottawa, on a Franklin County warrant for probation violation. • 1:13 p.m. Monday, 2300 block of...
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Dirt, Grit, & Jell-O Salad–How We Survived the Great Depression

“Dirt, Grit, & Jello-Salad; How we survived the great depression” will be presented by Beccy Tanner at 7 p.m. June 29 via Zoom compliments of the Franklin County’s Historical Society. Generations after the Great Depression, Kansans still define themselves and rural communities largely in the same terms their grandparents and...
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Daily Report (June 5)

• 12:35 p.m. Thursday, 305 S. Main St., Ottawa, Anthony Belles, 38, Lawrence, for two Franklin County failure to appear warrants. • 4:35 p.m. Thursday, 305 S. Main St., Ottawa, Paedon Harley, 29, Ottawa, for six Franklin County failure to appear warrants. • 11:21 a.m. Wednesday, 1800 block I-35, Ottawa,...
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Kansas tribe celebrates anniversary of removal from Cherokee Nation

The Munsee Tribe of Kansas ancestors endured many hardships fighting for their lives and land. In 1868, a treaty was proposed by Kansas Sen. Samuel Pomeroy initiating removal of the Chippewa and Munsee tribes to Indian Territory. The Chippewa people, being Anishnabek relatives to the Ottawa and Potawatomi tribes, were...

Kansas lawmaker faces 3 battery charges over school incident

TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas House member has been charged with three counts of misdemeanor battery over his behavior toward students while working as a substitute teacher. The charges filed Monday against Republican state Rep. Mark Samsel, of Wellsville, arose from a student reporting an April 28 incident involving Samsel. He was arrested the next day on a possible battery charge and released on $1,000 bond.
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Prosecutors charge Samsel with three counts of battery

Republican state Rep. Mark Samsel has been charged with three counts of battery in connection with an incident that occurred when he was working as a substitute teacher at Wellsville High School. Franklin County Attorney Brandon Jones filed three counts of Class B misdemeanors against the second-term lawmaker from Wellsville...
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House receives extensive fire damage; cause unknown

The Ottawa Fire Department officials reported extensive fire damage to a house in the 800 block of South Poplar. Cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation. There were no occupants at home during the incident and no injuries were reported. The fire department received a call at 1...
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David ‘Boss Man’ James Hood

David “Boss Man” James Hood, 77, of Ottawa, Kansas, died Thursday, May 6, 2021m, at the Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kansas. Graveside funeral services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Sutton Cemetery, Baldwin City, Kansas. David’s family will greet friends for a visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 10, 2021, at Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Williamsburg Wildlife Club and sent c/o Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067. Condolences may be sent to the family through