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Greyhounds picked to finish 7th

Details Fort Scott Community College's football team was voted to finish seventh place when the Jayhawk Conference coaches' poll was released at a media conference in Wichita Friday afternoon. The Greyhounds......

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Second at the World Series

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Albert E. Beadell

Details Albert E. Beadell, age 102, a resident of Avondale, Ariz., a former resident of Fort Scott, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at his home. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Cheney Witt......

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Lily Knight

Details Lily Knight, 102, of Fort Scott, died at her home Thursday evening, July 24, 2014. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday July 30, 2014 at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. A full obituary......

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Friday Art Walk

Details Montana LaRoche, 11, of Fort Scott, creates a colorful flower using sidewalk chalk during the Art Walk Friday evening in downtown Fort Scott. Laroche is the daughter of Washington Nationals first......

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No confidence vote cast against FSCC president

Details When the Fort Scott Community College Board of Trustees began their special meeting Tuesday, they were handed a letter proclaiming a vote of no confidence in FSCC President Clayton Tatro. The letter......

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Commissioners expect to sign first official jail project document Monday

Details When the Bourbon County Commissioners meet Monday, they expect to sign a contract with a financial firm that will assist the county in a new jail project. Even though the commissioners have discussed......

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Forum offers venue for all candidate levels

Details Tuesday's candidate forum at Fort Scott Community College also included comments from candidates for various state and federal offices. The following are comments from candidates and representatives......

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Candidates quizzed on Medicare, marijuana

Details Questions on topics ranging from possible Medicaid expansion to legalization of marijuana in Kansas were posed to candidates running for a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives during a......

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Scouts spend last night in Kansas at Fort Scott

Details Tuesday was day 39 out of 60 that 10 Eagle Scouts, ages 15-18, are cycling across America on the journey of a lifetime. Sweltering heat and hot, humid winds were what the day had in store for them,......

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Candidates discuss sheriff's office needs

Details Issues facing Bourbon County such as property taxes, repairs to the jail and Bourbon County Courthouse or construction of a new jail facility were tackled during a candidates forum hosted by the Fort......

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Fort Scott group expresses concern for slow progress towards improved Internet service

Details Members of a committee working with a state pilot program to bring faster Internet service to Fort Scott voiced their concerns that, perhaps like the Internet service, the process is moving slowly.......

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Trustees take no action after lengthy closed session

Details After two-and-half hours of discussion during an executive session Tuesday, the Fort Scott Community College Board of Trustees emerged with no action and no explanation for the more than 50 people......

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Eagles (Scouts) land in Fort Scott

Details Ten Eagle Scouts on a cycling journey of a lifetime cross the bridge on north National Avenue Tuesday afternoon. The group spent the night in Fort Scott before heading out today to complete their......

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Lynn M. Hixon

Details Funeral services for Lynn M. Hixon, 90, Willow Springs, Mo., will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 26, 2014, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mr. Hixon died at 1:25 p.m., Friday,......

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Phyllis Irene McLain

Details Phyllis Irene McLain, 78, of Atlanta, Mo., passed away Saturday morning, July 19,2014, at the landmark Hospital in Columbia, Mo. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at......

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Mary Louise Johnson

Details Mary Louise Johnson, 82, resident of Fort Scott, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at her home. Funeral arrangements for Mary Johnson will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main....

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Jesse James Junior Mitchell

Details Jesse James "Junior" Mitchell, age 85, of Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Pleasanton Cemetery.......

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Kenneth Gene Parker

Details Kenneth Gene Parker 72, of Garland, Kan., died Sunday morning, July 20, 2014 at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan. He was born Oct. 2, 1941 in Bourbon County, the son of Kenneth Clyde and......

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Don Bolinger

Details Don Bolinger, 66, beloved son and brother, passed away peacefully July 17, 2014. Don bravely and gracefully faced his battle with cancer while looking forward to his final destination being with the......

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Jack Herbert Swafford

Details Jack Herbert Swafford, Overland Park, Kan., passed away on July 16, 2014, from lung disease complications. He was born in Fort Scott, Kan., on Nov. 13, 1930, son of Ernest and Bertha Swafford. After......

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A good day for fishing

Details Forty youth took part in the fishing derby held on a mild day....

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USD 234 officials pleased with new budget

Details USD 234 officials are pleased with the proposed budget for the 2014-15 year. During a special meeting Monday, USD 234 Business Manager Susan Brown provided members of the Board of Education with a......

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County to soon begin looking at future asphalt projects

Details The condition of some county roads and the plan to upgrade them continues to be the topic of discussion at Bourbon County Commission meetings. On Monday, Jerry Simmons attended the meeting to ask if......

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Local farmer involved in new Agricultural Act, supported conservation

Details Local farmer Ronnie Brown of rural Fort Scott has been to the nation's capital several times a year for the last several years. His has been to be involved in the process of enacting the newest......

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Barnyard Olympics

Details Friday afternoon was reserved for a little fun competition for exhibitors, who teamed up with local "celebrities" for the annual Barnyard Olympics....

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More added to election budget, clerk budget stable

Details The Bourbon County Commissioners accepted requests Friday for the clerk and election budgets. County Clerk Kendell Mason presented the clerk's budget first, stating she has estimated $86,100, which......

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Family, friends gather for reunion

Details Guests at the Friends and Family Reunion gather for dinner at the Danny and Willa Ellis Fine Arts Center at Fort Scott Community College last night. The reunion is a homecoming for Fort Scottians of......

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DeeAnn Rohrer Wright

Details DeeAnn Rohrer Wright, 54, of Arlington, V.A., died July 15, 2014, at home. DeeAnn was the daughter of Donald Jesse and Ethlyn Holtwick Rohrer of Fort Scott, Kan. She served with the U.S. Navy from......

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Go get 'em, cowboy!

Details Tripp Mathes of Iola dismounts from his horse, Rocket, during the goat tying competition of the Southeast Kansas Timed Event Circuit held Thursday evening at the Bourbon County Fair....

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