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Crews respond to Thanksgiving day house fire

Multiple fire engines responded to a house fire Thursday at around 4:00 p.m. The fire occurred inside a home located at 803 Vermont St. Doniphan County and Wathena Fire Departments were on scene and were able to put out the flames inside the home fairly quickly. Over 13 officers and 6 engines desce

NEWSPRESSNOW.COM - 2017-11-24 00:32:00

D.C. Drug to open Nov. 28 in Troy

The City of Troy welcomes D. C. Drug, a new independent pharmacy located at 101 N. Main St. Adrienne Korson, Doniphan County Director of Economic Development said the community has wanted a pharmacy for quite some time. "We believe the last independent pharmacy closed in 2001 and one of the thing's


Abortion is worst stain on the U.S.

I saw on TV recently that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice have initiated an investigation of Planned Parenthood over their alleged procurement and selling of baby parts. In the case of Planned Parenthood, this may expose it to other violations of federal law. In other ma


Prepare for best of holiday season

Just a day away from Thanksgiving - both the holiday and the actual act of taking stock of our blessings and expressing our gratitude in the company of family and friends. As preparations pick up momentum, we listen closely to those who counsel how best to enjoy a safe holiday and one that fits the


Causes of our foster care crisis in Kansas

The Child Welfare System Task Force held a meeting earlier this week, and lawmakers would do well to pay attention to the comments made by two Kansas judges in attendance. Taylor Wine is a magistrate judge for the state's Fourth Judicial District, and he called attention to the lack of drug rehabili


Plattsburg's annual Community Christmas

Friday night December 1st is the beginning of the Plattsburg Community Christmas. Make it a night out to enjoy Plattsburg! Enjoy a meal at one of Plattsburg's restaurants then at 5 p.m. visit the Community Courtyard, where over 25 vendors will display their wares. You may also hear carolers singing

CLINTONCOUNTYLEADER.COM - 2017-11-23 22:47:00

Post remembers contributions of Native Americans

The Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth sponsored the Native American Indian Heritage Month Luncheon Nov. 15 at the Frontier Conference Center. "American Indians and Alaska Natives are inextricably linked with the history of the United States. Beginning with the Pilgrims' arrival at Plymouth C


Adventure orienteers race the clock

Connie Carpenter | Fort Leavenworth Outdoor Adventure Series Ten teams and two solo orienteers tested their mettle as they strived to navigate under chilly temperatures, wet skies and gusting winds during the Gobbler Orienteer Meet Nov. 18. The Gobbler used a Score-O format where participants strate


$3,500 of dough raised for Streator's 4th

Buy Now Volunteer Toni Pettit works with dough used to make stuffed bread during Grant Street Grocery's "Raising the Dough" fundraiser Wednesday. The fundraiser brought in just more than $3,500 for the Streator 4th of July Celebration Committee.Contributed photo Buy Now Volunteer Toni Pettit works w

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-11-24 20:35:00

Streator native wins big-city race

Buy Now Phillipe Cunningham, a Streator High graduate, gets a hug on election night earlier this month in Minneapolis. Cunningham won a seat on the city council.(Minneapolis) Star Tribune On Nov. 7, he and Andrea Jenkins won seats on the City Council, becoming the first transgender candidates to do

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-11-25 03:06:16

Selfies to support small Streator businesses

Streator START will be hosting a selfie campaign during Small Business Saturday. A variety of Streator businesses will be taking part in Small Business Saturday on Saturday, Nov. 25. Shoppers are encouraged to take selfies of their shopping spree from 8 a.m. to midnight for the chance to win an offi

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-11-24 00:26:15

Streator firefighters put out blaze in vacant house

STREATOR - Streator Fire Department quickly extinguished a fire at a vacant house early Tuesday morning. No firefighters were injured after responding at 12:32 a.m. to a single-story house showing smoke and flames at 625 South Illinois St, , according to Streator fire department. The fire was under


Victim identified in fatal crash

LINCOLN - A 22-year-old Wood River woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash Wednesday night on Interstate 55 near Lincoln. Courtney E. Littell was killed when a southbound car driven by Adriana Rodrigues, 26, of Wenona, went off the the road, traveled through the median and struck Li

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-11-24 21:15:00

Picture This: Photos from the week

Buy Now Teammates celebrate (second from right) Zakk Gonnams buzzer-beating near half court swish at the end of the first quarter in Tuesday's game during the Seneca Thanksgiving Turkey Tournament. Doug Larson Ottawa High School students attempt to distract a Pontiac players free throw during Monday

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-11-24 23:31:49

Ask The Times: Santa house hours

A. Santa will be in his Streator home in City Park around 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, following the Keeping Christmas Close to Home Lighted Parade. Additional hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 16 and 23. Visiting hours at Ottawa's Washington Square Santa house will be 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday,

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-11-25 05:20:10

Centennial students perform a play to improve reading skills

Second-grade students in Susie Thrush's classroom at Centennial School in Streator performed the play "The Strongest One" to an audience of parents and teachers. "The Strongest One" is about an ant that sets out to see who is the strongest so the little ants can learn to be stronger. In the end they

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-11-25 03:17:27

Lewes Transit Center second phase underway

Gov. John Carney visited the Lewes Transit Center recently during a day long tour of transportation projects. He is flanked by Speaker of the House Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach, left, and Delaware Transit Corporation CEO John Sisson. NICK ROTH PHOTO Work on the second phase of the Lewes Trans

CAPE GAZETTE - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Letonoff donates historic painting to Lewes City Hall

Victor Letonoff's painting can be seen hanging on the wall at then-Vice President Joe Biden's residence as he is sworn in for a second term in 2012. SCREEN CAPTURE: ABC NEWS Lewes artist Victor Letonoff is a big fan of former Vice President Joe Biden. So, in 2010, when two of his works were chosen

CAPE GAZETTE - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Lewes'iana brings Mardi Gras to the First State

Lewes library director Andrea Tillinghast, right and April Rowlands enjoy the fun evening. The Friends of the Lewes Public Library hosted the Lewes'iana Bayou Bash at the library Nov. 4. The fundraiser event featured music from Zydeco-A Go-Go, silent auction, 50-50 raffle and dessert. Proceeds of th

CAPE GAZETTE - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Lewes Historical Society wins People's Choice Award at Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival

Members of the Lewes Historical Society's Wooden Boat Program brought home the coveted People's Choice Award at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival held at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., in early October for their Delaware Ducker. "We're so proud of our incredible vo