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Ottawa, Kansas is located in Franklin County. Zip codes in Ottawa, KS include 66067. The median home price in Ottawa is $125,000. More Ottawa information.

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Garfield students get health care lesson

The fifth-grade students at Garfield Elementary School, 1213 S. College St., Ottawa, wrapped up the Health Adventures Program this month at Ransom Memorial Hospital, 1301 S. Main St.The program, sponsored by the Ransom Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, provided students with an opportunity to learn more about health care professions, Jody Lancaster, the ... (more)

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Brownback nixes bill, signs 16 others

In a bid to promote transparency in government, Gov. Sam Brownback said, he vetoed Senate Bill 99, which aimed to increase the threshold of money a person can spend on activities considered lobbying before having to register as a lobbyist.

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Homicides shaped sheriff's first year

Less than one month after Richards was sworn in as Franklin County sheriff April 10, 2013, a quadruple homicide rocked the county and tested the local law enforcement agency's mettle like no other event had in decades.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

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Project preserves rural school history

While they weren't stacks of money, the reams and reams of paper did provide a wealth of information about the rural one- and two-room schoolhouses that populated Franklin County for more than 100 years, members of the Franklin County Historical Society said.

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Franklin County man killed in wreck Thursday morning

A Franklin County man was killed in a two-vehicle, head-on wreck about 6:35 a.m. Wednesday on K-68, near the railroad crossing about 3 miles east of Pomona.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

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City sets stage for OMA board picks

Ottawa city commissioners wrapped up the final two candidate interviews Monday evening, but commissioners delayed seating the seven-member board until its April 21 study session.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

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Herald news team wins top state award for fourth consecutive year

The Herald's news staff produces one of the best newspapers in the state - proved by its fourth consecutive sweepstakes win from the Kansas Press Association, the newspaper's managing editor said Monday.

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Bob Dole to visit Ottawa Monday

A former presidential candidate and beloved Kansas native is returning to his home state next week, local Republican leaders said.

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Fire damages empty Ottawa home

Ottawa firefighters were called 10:50 p.m. Saturday to a fire at 1332 N. Sycamore St. where they found flames on the exterior of a mobile home, according to a fire department report.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

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Daily Report for April 9, 2014

10:05 p.m. Sunday, Franklin County Jail, 305 S. Main St., James Lewis Jr., 30, Ottawa, on a Franklin County warrant.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

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Man leaving work killed in motorcycle wreck

A typically busy portion of Davis Road was closed for about an hour late Tuesday afternoon but caused few traffic disruptions after a 33-year-old Osawatomie man leaving work was killed in a motorcycle wreck near the Ottawa Industrial Park.

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Hospital salutes auxiliary service

Peterson took a neighbor's advice and joined the auxiliary and has worked in the gift shop at the hospital, 1301 S. Main St., Ottawa, for most of the past two decades, according to a Ransom news release.

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Police honor volunteers

They distributed flyers to alert motorists of a new parking enforcement policy on South Elm Street near the fairgrounds to deal with traffic congestion during soccer matches that attracted hundreds of parents and children.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

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Students renew positive outlook on life, Push back health scares

Tim Hendrix was nominated for the feature by Briley Rivers, a preschool teacher at Eugene Field Elementary School.] [Editor's note: The following is the third of three features this week recognizing outstanding volunteers in the community as part of National Volunteer Week.

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Sylvesters honored for growing community ties

Sylvester and her husband Russ, owners of Sylvester Ranch, 1906 Kingman Road, Ottawa, were the recent recipients of the 2013 Kansas Master Farmer and Master Farm Homemaker award.

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Governor could face blowback on health care bills

Two bills regarding restriction of health care coverage in Kansas are on their way to receive a signature from Gov. Sam Brownback to become law.

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Semi overturns near Love's stop

A 43-year-old Kansas City, Kan., truck driver who planned to fill up with fuel at Ottawa before he got back onto the highway found his truck in more dire straits than an empty gas tank.

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Book to detail lesser-known history

Deb Barker on Sunday finished putting together a 127-page book filled with nearly 200 photographs that document Ottawa's 150-year history, she said.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

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Teapublicans' attack on education is unconscionable

The Kansas House of Representatives passed a bill with bi-partisan support Friday that addressed inequities in school funding as needed to satisfy a March 7 ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court.

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All-ages community prom set for Sunday

Ottawa High School's National Honor Society is sponsoring the first community prom from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Ottawa High School, 1120 S. Ash St., Ottawa.

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