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Paola — North Point Skilled Nursing held a staff appreciation day Sept. 30 to honor their part in parent company Americare Senior Living earning the 2019 Customer Approved Award from the healthcare-intelligence firm NRC Health based in Lincoln, Neb.

The merger of Kansas City Power & Light and Westar Energy to form Evergy, which took place in June 2018, was celebrated Monday, Oct. 7, by employees of the Paola and Ottawa service centers.

SPRING HILL — The Bean Coffee Company in Spring Hill recently was presented with an Award of Merit from the Kansas Department of Commerce.

PAOLA — Visibility has never been the problem for the 36-acre former Ursuline Sisters pasture land that sits just off the exit ramp from U.S. Highway 169 into Paola.

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OSAWATOMIE — When Joyce and Gordon Schrader first moved to Osawatomie in 1964, they planned to stay three to five years.

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OSAWATOMIE — First Option Bank, headquartered in Osawatomie, and Pony Express Community Bank, headquartered in St. Joseph, Mo., recently announced that an application to merge the two institutions will be submitted to the Federal Reserve Board for regulatory approval.

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PAOLA — Two years ago, Julio “Kitson” Eugene and his fellow Haitians gathered around Julie Zoller during a soap-making demonstration in the poverty-stricken country of Haiti.

The name of Dr. Gerard Egidy of Miami Veterinary Clinic was misspelled in the Best of Miami County special section inserted in the July 10 edition of The Miami County Republic. We regret the error.

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SPRING HILL — The Kansas Paint Company celebrated the opening of its new location at 208 S. Webster St. in Spring Hill with a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 6 sponsored by the Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce.

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PAOLA — It didn’t take long for word to spread that Paola’s Pizza Hut was celebrating its grand opening May 16 at its new location at 1613 E. Peoria St.

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PAOLA — The residents of Waterworks Road made it loud and clear during the Tuesday, May 14, Paola City Council meeting that they don’t want a tire recycling plant in their neighborhood.

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PAOLA — A group of Paola business owners and community members have joined forces in an effort to promote Park Square and the activities that take place on and around it.

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PAOLA — Dennis Doherty was only 2 years old when his father, Jim, took a chance on a business venture that would change the family forever.