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PAOLA — Paola USD 368 school board members decided Monday, Sept. 13, to stay in Phase 1 of the district’s Safe Return to School Plan, which means masks will remain optional for now.

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OSAWATOMIE — When Gary Ford and his fellow members of the class of 1970 walked into Osawatomie High School on Saturday, Sept. 4, for the alumni banquet, memories came rushing back of the first time they set foot inside the building 50 years earlier.

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OSAWATOMIE — Students and staff members in Osawatomie USD 367 will be required to wear masks beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7, until the next school board meeting Monday, Sept. 13.

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Louisburg USD 416 will feature 12 new staff members in the 2021-22 school year, which include five elementary school teachers, four middle school educators, a middle school social worker, a high school teacher and a high school counselor.

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A total of 18 new Paola USD 368 teachers met at the district office on Monday, Aug. 9, to get more acquainted with the district during an orientation led by Tammy Thomasson, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction.

Erik P. Brakner, a 2020 Paola High School graduate, completed Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, on July 29.

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may have prevented Miami County Medical Center Auxiliary from hosting its annual volunteer luncheon this summer, but it couldn’t stop the organization from once again providing scholarships for local nursing students.

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OSAWATOMIE — Osawatomie USD 367 students will receive some help in getting ready for a new school year thanks to the annual Serving Our Students (S.O.S.) event organized by the Osawatomie Rotary Club.

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PAOLA – The fifth annual Serving Our Students (S.O.S.) event will be held in-person from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 17, at Cottonwood Elementary in Paola.

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PAOLA — With two featured classes this year during the annual alumni celebration, there were twice as many hugs and memories to share at Paola High School on Saturday, June 5.