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Kinney scholarship available

1967 Wilber-Clatonia High School graduate Kathy Massahos Kinney is grateful for the business education she received at W-C schools.  Her teacher was Mrs. Vasa was the business teacher and FBLA advisor and her husband was the counselor and Mr. Smith was the shorthand and typing teacher. 

Pospisil said goodbye after 47 years

After working as the City of Wilber’s maintenance manager for 47 years, you would think Mike Pospisil would want a break. But as he reminds the city crew members often, he is just one call away.

Vaccination appointments for 18+ are open

This past week, the Public Health Solutions district announced those aged 18 or older can schedule an appointment for their COVID-19 vaccination.

Trail sentencing hearings begin

The death penalty hearings for convicted murder Aubrey Trail began and ended in Saline County District Court March 11. Sentencing will be determined at a later date.

Commissioners discuss bylaw status

The Saline County Commissioners named its February veteran of the month and discussed planning and zoning bylaws during its Feb. 16 meeting.

W-C students receive state FFA degrees

On Feb. 2, WC FFA senior members traveled to Tri County Schools to interview for their state degrees.

All in for all students

National School Counseling Week is sponsored by the American School Counselor Association and will be celebrated from Feb. 1-5 to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do.

Tri County students compete at districts

Twenty-six students enrolled in Agriculture Education classes at Tri County High School competed in five team events and five individual events at the District 5 Leadership Development contests Jan. 20.

Quilter displays works at Wilber library

You could say Deanna Faimon has quite the nimble fingers. Faimon, who has been quilting for 25 years and was taught to sew by her mother, has five “fabric collage” quilts on display at Wilber’s Dvoracek Memorial Library for the next six weeks.

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Obituaries
Gregory George Barnas, 71, passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, surrounded by family in Edmond, Oklahoma. He lived with multiple sclerosis for nearly 40 years, yet always …
Jim Reid passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021, at HopeWest Care Center after losing his second battle with cancer. He is survived by the love of his life, Sharon Billings, after spending a short …
Bernice Lorraine Jeffries, 91, died Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at her home in Crete. She was born April 13, 1929, on the family farm near Pleasant Hill in Saline County to John D. and Josephine …
E. A. Kral of Wilber, died Jan. 22, 2021. He was age 85. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 16, at Wilber Czech Cemetery. The son of Henry F. and Rose Altman Kral, he was born …
Elmer Ray Runner, 94, died Saturday March 27, 2021, at the Wilber Care Center in Wilber. Elmer was born March 3, 1927, on a farm near Laurel, Iowa, to Arthur, and Ruby (Zesch) Runner. Elmer was …
Local Sports

WCHS, TCHS win meet’s team titles

Considering the wind and the cooler temperatures March 30, athletes competed well at the Wilber-Clatonia Invitational. “We scored in every event. It was an amazing day for us,” …

Wolverines, Trojans compete in first meet

You never know what might happen at the first track meet of the season, especially since it’s been two years since the athletes have competed. The Wilber-Clatonia boys had no trouble …

Trojans win districts, earn spot at state

Good things come to those who wait, as the saying goes. But most people don’t have to wait 30 years for something good. The Tri County boys’ basketball team has waited since 1988 to …

Wolverines win three state wrestling medals

Overall, the Class C state wrestling tournament Feb. 19 and 20 went well for Wilber-Clatonia. Four wrestlers competed, and three brought home medals. Pedro Hernandez led the team with a …
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