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Wheatlandites wade into freezing waves

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
WHEATLAND, With temperatures in the 40s, a group of brave souls took a leap of faith on Sunday for the Platte County Special Olympics Jackalope Jump.
The theme of the event was Freezin' for a Reason and co-organizer Kathy Garton said the event was a success. More than 20 "jumpers" ran into the waters of Wheatland Reservoir #1 to

Local doc shares his stories

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015

WHEATLAND, Jim Hawley is definitely a man of multiple interests and talents. The local emergency room doctor has just published his sixth book and was in Wandering Hermit last week to promote and sign his creations.
"I often have ideas for stories and in my spare time I write them down," explained Hawley of why he first started writing.

Ongoing strife could affect long-term funding

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
WHEATLAND, The Senior Services District (SSD) board met again last week in a packed room in the library basement, with additional people standing outside the door listening. The hot button issue? Would they reinstate the funding for the Senior Outreach Center.
In a short answer, no. The first order of business was the replacement of board member Henry Poling after

Town employee for decades decides itís time to step down

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
WHEATLAND, 1972, That is when Cindy Kahler started her first job at her one and only employer for her entire adult life, the Town of Wheatland.
Of course at first it was just part time as an assistant to the clerk-treasurer. Once preparations for the power plant began, her position morphed into full time to help with all the extra

Fathers and daughters dance the night away

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2015
WHEATLAND, Wheatland Middle School was set upon by twirly dresses last Saturday.
P.E.O. (philanthropic educational organization) Chapter R of Wheatland hosted a Father Daughter Dance on Valentine's Day to raise funds for scholarships for the women of Platte County.
Shaunae McDaniel was one such recipient. A drawing was held for the high school age attendees for a $250 scholarship and

Wiggins takes off his badge, puts his degree to work

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2015
WHEATLAND, After 18 years as city clerk-treasurer, Cindy Kahler has set June 1 as her retirement date. That was going to leave a hole in town government that certainly needed to be filled in order to ensure an easy transition. The person has been found to fill the position.
Sergeant Doug Wiggins, after serving nearly 11

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