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PAOLA — The welding fabrication team that is a part of Paola High School’s SkillsUSA chapter placed sixth during the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky.

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Keelan Trull, a 2010 Paola High School graduate, was awarded a Ph.D in chemistry from Purdue University on Aug. 3 in Lafayette, Ind.

PAOLA — Paola school board members recently approved publication of the district’s proposed 2019-20 budget, and it includes a decrease in the mill levy, which is the rate in which the school district collects property taxes.

OSAWATOMIE — Bonnie Wendt’s piano students from The Music Studio performed in front of a crowd of about 200 people during a recital Sunday, July 14, at Osawatomie High School.

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PAOLA — Young students, many of whom haven’t yet begun middle school, recently got a taste of college life during Fort Scott Community College’s annual Kids College at the Miami County campus in Paola.

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PAOLA — Miami County Medical Center Auxiliary members thanked volunteers for thousands of hours of service and awarded scholarships to four young nursing students during the 23rd annual volunteer luncheon Wednesday, July 17, at Town Square in Paola.

PAOLA — Several Paola High School journalism students ended their school year with a bang in May by earning awards at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association state competition in Lawrence.

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FORT SCOTT — Paola Middle School teacher Adam Bancroft was one of two drivers killed in a head-on collision in the early morning hours of Friday, June 21, near Fort Scott.