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PAOLA — Family, colleagues, county commissioners, friends and other community members gathered on the west lawn of the Miami County Courthouse in early May for a tree dedication ceremony to honor former County Appraiser Stephanie O’Dell.

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PAOLA — Pallets of face shields and other personal protective equipment (PPE) are still available as Miami County Emergency Management looks to distribute its supplies as soon as possible.

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Most local school board and city council seats up for election in 2021 will be contested as the list of candidates for those positions has been set. The election filing deadline was noon Tuesday, June 1.

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HILLSDALE LAKE — A boat rescue during a thunderstorm in the predawn hours kicked off what would prove to be a tumultuous day for Miami County’s first responders.

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The COVID-19 pandemic canceled most Memorial Day services last year, but there will be no shortage of services for local residents to attend this year as multiple events are scheduled to take place Monday, May 31.

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A nearly 10-mile stretch of 311th Street is the largest of five patch, mill and asphalt overlay projects that the county has contracted out as part of its 2021 road rehabilitation program this summer.

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OSAWATOMIE – With rain showers remaining in the forecast this week, a National Weather Service (NWS) flood warning for the Marais des Cygnes River at Osawatomie and the surrounding area remains in effect until late morning Friday, May 21.

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About 20 people have filed for local city and school board offices as of noon Monday, May 17, according to the Miami County Clerk and Election Office’s Facebook page. The filing deadline is noon June 1.