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Preparing for the wrecking ball

Details Progress is being made on school bond projects that will soon give different looks to Fort Scott High School and Frary Field. Work to prepare the school's old three-story Juco wing for demolition,......

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Retirement expected to be anything but quiet for Wallis

Details At the end of the day Tuesday, Bourbon County Appraiser Judy Wallis walked out of her office and into the life of retirement. But that doesn't mean she's going to be spending her time kicked back in......

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Salary survey may not be comparing apples to apples

Details It's budget time for Bourbon County and that means county department heads are beginning to submit their budget requests to the county commissioners. Before hearing those requests Tuesday,......

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Former 'Hound eligible for supplemental draft

Details Former Fort Scott Community College defensive back Kevin Short, who is the school's single-season and career interceptions record holder, is one of seven players that the National Football League has......

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Lillian Lorraine Vanderford

Details Lillian Lorraine Vanderford, age 50, resident of Prescott, Kan., died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at her home. She was born on Dec. 26, 1964, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of John M. and Elsie......

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Lucille (Lyn) Gwendolyn Provence-Slater

Details Lucille (Lyn) Gwendolyn Provence-Slater, formerly of Fort Scott and Overland Park, Kan., passed away peacefully from a sudden heart attack on June 28, 2015 at age 89 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in......

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Hospital property considered for jail site

Details Bourbon County Commissioners on Tuesday said they are looking at property near the Mercy Hospital Fort Scott entrance as the site for a new jail. Commissioners met with Larry Goldberg of Goldberg......

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Preliminary hearing set in infant death case

Details been set in the case of a Fort Scott man facing charges of felony murder and child abuse. According to Bourbon County District Court documents, a preliminary hearing for Anthony M. Anderson, 21, who......

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Superintendents react to court ruling on block grant

Details Local school districts are playing the waiting game following a June 26 ruling by a three-judge panel that the state's new block grant school finance law is unconstitutional. Senate Bill 7, which was......

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Local team goes 5-0 to win tournament

Details McPHERSON -- The Kansas Indians, an 18-and-under baseball team that is made up of the players who were on the Fort Scott High School varsity team in the spring, went 5-0 at the 2015 Hooper Showcase......

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Dr. Charles Gabriel Parsons

Details Dr. Charles Gabriel Parsons, age 60, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., and more recently of Peculiar, Mo., died late Monday, June 29, 2015, at the Kansas City Hospice House, in Kansas City, Mo.......

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Remembering their school years

Details Clara Pigg Schwartz, 94, and Esther Anne Weeks Sewell, 92, are members of the oldest classes represented at the Fort Scott High School Alumni Reunion this weekend. They are from the class of 1938 and......

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Celebrating the Fourth on the third

Details Uniontown will celebrate the 10th annual Independence Day Bash, always held on July 3, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday at the city park. "This event was started by the Park Improvement Committee in, I......

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Rocketing away in Redfield

Details Audree Hicks waves as she rides in a rocket in the Redfield Independence Celebration parade Saturday. The parade kicked off the celebration for the community. Games for kids and adults followed,......

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Lucile Gwendolyn Slater

Details Lucile Gwendolyn Slater, 89, formerly of Fort Scott and Overland Park, Kan., died Sunday afternoon June 28, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Wash. Funeral arrangements for Lucile......

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Mary Louise Smith

Details Mary Louise Smith, 94, of Baldwin City, Kan., formerly of Blue Mound, died at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at ComfortCare Homes in Baldwin City. Mary was born Aug. 23, 1920 in Montreal,......

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A class celebration

Details The Fort Scott High School All-School Reunion kicked off Friday with a parade....

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Settling in at FSCC helm

Details Alysia Johnston, 56, assumed the position of the president of Fort Scott Community College on June 1, following 29 years at Coffeyville Community College. A native of Edna she received an......

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Bollinger appeal denied by Kan. Supreme Court

Details The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the felony murder conviction of a Fort Scott man whose wife died in a 2011 arson fire. In an opinion released Friday, the court rejected arguments made by Brent......

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A time for catching up

Details Registration for the Fort Scott High School Reunion got underway Friday and continues from 9 to 11 a.m. today at the Fort Scott Middle School. Other activities include a tour of the LaRoche Baseball......

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FSCC athletes receive NJCAA academic honors

Details Fort Scott Community College's athletic department announced Thursday that 14 student-athletes were recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) with Academic......

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City, county to partner on road projects

Details City and county officials have agreed to work together on two local road projects. City Manager Dave Martin appeared before the Bourbon County Commission Tuesday to discuss a deal involving......

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Board OKs bid for track renovation

Details The USD 234 Board of Education approved a handful of items, one of which was a bid to replace the track at Frary Field, during a brief special meeting Thursday afternoon. Board members approved a......

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Parade entry brings back memories for one alum

Details For Pete Allen, driving the World War II era military truck in the Fort Scott High School Alumni Parade tonight will bring memories. "In 1958, five of my classmates and I joined the National Guard......

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Survey compares county employee salaries

Details Bourbon County Commissioners learned Tuesday through the results of a recent data comparison that Bourbon County is lagging behind several other Kansas counties in terms of county employee salaries.......

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Thomas Ward Davis

Details Thomas Ward Davis, age 67, died Monday, June 22, 2015, at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital. He was born March 11, 1948, in Fort Scott, the son of Thomas Warren Davis and E. Birdean Ward Davis. Tom was a......

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Burlington run-rules Post 25 twice

Details It was not a pretty night for Fort Scott American Legion Post 25's baseball team at Dave Regan Stadium Monday night as visiting Burlington Post 38 posted run-rule victories in both games of a......

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Swhackers second in Olathe

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Emory Rubin Arnold

Details Emory Rubin Arnold, age 98, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, June 21, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott. He was born May 28, 1917, in Roxbury, Kan., the son of Robert and Katie Arnold.......

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Evert Eugene Gene Bruner

Details Evert Eugene "Gene" Bruner, age 74, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. He was born April 13, 1941, in Uniontown, Kan., the son of Homer and Dortha Hartman......

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