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The Herald, Weekender, September 20-21, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014 1:00 AM
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Passion shines at Park

Friday, September 19, 2014 8:17 PM
“In the sunshine, it’s totally different,” Jim Hankins said. “It just sparkles.” With an overcast sky overhead Friday, the salsa red 1936 Chevy owned by Jim and Debbie Hankins, Springfield, Missouri, sat in Forest Park, ...READ MORE


Friday, September 19, 2014 8:21 PM
Jim Hankins, Springfield, Missouri, stands with his 1936 Chevy Friday afternoon in Forest Park, 320 N. Locust St., Ottawa, where more than 2,000 classic vehicles were expected for the 2014 Ol’ Marais River Run car show. Hankins and his wife, De ...READ MORE


Friday, September 19, 2014 8:20 PM
A black 1963 Ford Falcon owned by Ron Loftus, Overland Park, awaits spectators for the annual Ol’ Marais River Run car show Friday afternoon in Forest Park, 320 N. Locust St., Ottawa. The Falcon was the first car Loftus bought in 1968. He spent ...READ MORE


Friday, September 19, 2014 8:19 PM
A silver 1961 Chevy Impala owned by Bill Moss, Wellsville, sits Friday afternoon in Forest Park. Moss spent two years restoring the car to its current state and has participated in the River Run car show for 10 years, he said.READ MORE


Ottawa could lose $1M-plus if 1/2-cent tax sunsets in 2016

Friday, September 19, 2014 8:12 PM
A revenue stream that accounts for about 11 percent of the city’s general operating fund is set to expire July 1, 2016, if voters do not renew it. The city’s 1/2-cent sales tax, which Ottawa voters adopted a decade ago and took effect Jul ...READ MORE


Friday, September 19, 2014 8:14 PM
A chart shows how the City of Ottawa’s sales tax rate compares to other cities in the region. At 1.1 percent, Ottawa has the third lowest city sales tax rate among the 19 communities studied. Of Ottawa’s 1.1 percent rate, 0.5 percent is s ...READ MORE


Former Sears building getting trio of new businesses

Friday, September 19, 2014 8:09 PM
The former Sears at 221 S. Main St. once again will feed new life into downtown Ottawa. The building, which had been jointly controlled by the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin County Development Council since December 2012, has been s ...READ MORE


Friday, September 19, 2014 8:10 PM
The former Sears at 221 S. Main St. sits recently in downtown Ottawa. The building soon will be occupied by Wray’s Woodworking. Jerry Wray, owner of Wray’s Woodworking, recently purchased the building, which had been jointly controlled by ...READ MORE


City considers developing teen park project

Friday, September 19, 2014 8:06 PM
A playful city needs a place for teenagers, Ottawa leaders recently said. Having been designated in May as one of 212 “Playful City USA” communities — a fifth time for the recognition — the city is primed for a recreation spac ...READ MORE


Friday, September 19, 2014 8:07 PM
A city-owned area on the south side of West 15th Street, just south of Kanza Park, 200 W. 15th St., Ottawa, and near the Prairie Spirit Trail, was discussed by the Ottawa Play Task Force and city commissioners as the site of a potential park geared t ...READ MORE


OU India trip makes hearts smile

Friday, September 19, 2014 7:59 PM
Janelle Bailey handed fresh flowers to a farmer as he was wheeled out of his hospital room. The Indian farmer, who had undergone surgery to repair a broken knee cap, knew little English. And Bailey, a senior at Ottawa University, knew little Hindi. B ...READ MORE


Friday, September 19, 2014 8:01 PM
A group from Ottawa University spent two weeks at the Shanti Bhavan Medical Center, a five-story modern hospital still under construction near the city of Simdega in eastern India.READ MORE


Friday, September 19, 2014 8:00 PM
Janelle Bailey, Ottawa University senior, makes bracelets with children at an orphanage in India. Bailey was among a group of OU students who went to India for three weeks in June, where they spent most of their time interacting with hospital staff a ...READ MORE


Friday, September 19, 2014 7:50 PM
Mary So, Shirley Jamison Star and Alice Joy Lewis, Suzuki Strings director, perform Aug. 14 near the front porch of Dietrich Cabin at the Living History Event in City Park, Fifth and Main, Ottawa. The theme for the event was the Kansas frontier and f ...READ MORE


Ballot showdown ends with Democrat’s name nixed

Friday, September 19, 2014 7:47 PM
TOPEKA — A Democrat who sought to unseat longtime Republican lawmaker Pat Roberts won’t be forced to stay on the Nov. 4 ballot. In a move seen as far-reaching by political analysts across the country, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled late T ...READ MORE


Daily Report for September 19, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014 5:06 PM
Hospital Notes Dismissals • Dana Coble, Ottawa. Franklin County Jail Sheriff’s Department Arrests • 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, Elizabeth Layton Center for Hope and Guidance, 2537 Eisenhower Road, Larry Barrett, 38, Ottawa, on suspicion of s ...READ MORE


Road work, disruptions planned

Friday, September 19, 2014 5:05 PM
Ottawa motorists should be mindful that the wheels of progress are in motion on several city streets for the next few weeks. Killough Construction Inc., 3633 U.S. 59, kicked off a mill and overlay project Thursday in Ottawa, a City of Ottawa news rel ...READ MORE


City considers condemnations

Friday, September 19, 2014 5:05 PM
Four properties, some damaged by previous fires, are being considered for condemnation by the City of Ottawa. Ottawa city commissioners voted 5-0 Wednesday to set a public hearing 7 p.m. Nov. 5 to consider condemnation of dilapidated properties at 11 ...READ MORE


SWAN Arts planning new art space

Friday, September 19, 2014 5:04 PM
SWAN Arts can be more than just a summer festival. After its first successful celebration in June, plans already are under way to expand the SWAN Arts brand, Shawn Dickinson, director and founder of the festival, said in a news release. The organizat ...READ MORE


‘Adventures’ tells stories of faith journeys

Friday, September 19, 2014 5:03 PM
University’s 2014 Adventures in Faith program will examine how faith can influence life’s journey, OU officials said. The annual event is scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday on the OU campus, 1001 S. Cedar St., Ottawa, according to an ...READ MORE


Enlisting Muslim nations smart strategy against ISIS

Friday, September 19, 2014 4:24 PM
It is easy to Monday morning-quarterback the Obama administration’s strategy for fighting the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. But it is no easy matter. We’ve seen what an all-out, on-the-ground military campaign does in the Mid ...READ MORE


LOOMIS: Trifecta: Living in interesting times

Friday, September 19, 2014 4:23 PM
Who woudda thunk it? In deep-red Kansas, we’ve got three red-hot statewide races, featuring three nationally prominent Republicans: Sam Brownback, Pat Roberts and Kris Kobach. This oddity has sent reporters scurrying here from New York, DC, LA, ...READ MORE


HEINTZ: Institutional racism still exists in America

Friday, September 19, 2014 4:22 PM
For some time, I’ve been one of those people who have thought that while, yes, there are examples of police brutality and racial profiling in this country, these examples are not nearly as prevalent as critics have argued. But, as the stream of ...READ MORE


CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: A boy learns to let go of his past, experience happiness now

Friday, September 19, 2014 3:52 PM
As Daniel McGary walked into his new foster home, he tripped and fell, landing with his face on a mat that read “Welcome to Our Home.” He was aware of people standing, looking at him and thought that this was their home where they lived t ...READ MORE


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Passion shines at Park
-9/19/2014, 8:21 PM

Ottawa could lose $1M-plus if 1/2-cent tax sunsets in 2016
-9/19/2014, 8:14 PM

Former Sears building getting trio of new businesses
-9/19/2014, 8:11 PM

City considers developing teen park project
-9/19/2014, 8:07 PM

OU India trip makes hearts smile
-9/19/2014, 8:16 PM

Ballot showdown ends with Democrat’s name nixed
-9/19/2014, 7:48 PM

Road work, disruptions planned
-9/19/2014, 5:06 PM

City considers condemnations
-9/19/2014, 5:05 PM

SWAN Arts planning new art space
-9/19/2014, 5:04 PM

‘Adventures’ tells stories of faith journeys
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Peckhams patch past with present
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Democrat stumps in Ottawa stop
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Father says he’ll take Democrat spot on ballot
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Flags lowered to honor former Kansas Gov. John Anderson
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OHS ending graduation-Mothers Day conflict
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Flags lowered to honor former governor
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