2022-09-16

Mother, daughter come full circle in Derby schools

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For Tammy Sammons and her daughter, Tiffany, the more things change, the more they stay the same. In 2000, Tammy Sammons was a paraprofessional and Tiffany was a kindergarten student at Tanglewood Elementary. Twenty-two years later, Tammy is a paraprofessional and Tiffany is a kindergarten teacher at Tanglewood Elementary. The pair reunited in 2018 when Tiffany, a WSU graduate, began […]

Frankfort’s Haunted Hayrack Rides — ‘good stuff that will really scare you and is entertaining’

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A group of clowns is always on hand with scary shenanigans to frighten riders on Frankfort’s Haunted Hayrack Rides on two Saturdays in October. Photos by Frankfort Area News and Tina Koch   An aerial view of the Haunted Hayrack Rides, which start and stop in Frankfort City Park, draw a steady stream of riders to the community event.   […]

Royal Memories: Newton Woman Enjoys Collecting Queen Elizabeth II Items

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NEWTON—The death of Queen Elizabeth II last week was heard around the world, including in Newton. When self-proclaimed anglophile Sondra Bandy Koontz of Newton heard the news, she was sad. “I was watching TV when the announcer came on to tell us of the death,” Koontz said. “I knew it was coming that day because once the palace announced that […]

Ham, ice scraper in field for Kansas’s ‘Coolest Thing’

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Fanestil Meats’ Party Time Ham is nominated for the “Coolest Thing Made in Kansas.” Courtesy Fanestils.com The Polar Vortex Snow Broom and Ice Scraper, made by Hopkins Manufacturing, is nominated for the “Coolest Thing Made in Kansas.” Courtesy Menards.com   Imagine an election with not two or three candidates on the ballot, but 60. Including four entries from Lyon County. […]