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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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School bond issue going on Nov. 4 ballot

Details A public vote on a $40.8 million USD 234 school bond issue will take place during the Nov. 4 general election. Board members unanimously approved the measure during Monday night's regular Board of......

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Newest Fort Scott (honorary) firefighter sworn in

Details Kayden Samyn, 8, of Mound City, saw firetrucks on display at the annual Care to Share fundraiser at Gunn Park in May and he was fascinated. And the firefighters were just as impressed with him.......

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Margaret Bonnita Mapes

Details Margaret Bonnita Mapes, age 78, a former resident of Fort Scott and more recently of El Dorado, Kan., died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at her home in El Dorado, Kan. She was born Nov. 11, 1935, in Fort......

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Rain? Whatever.

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Teachers' contract gives salary increase, due process

Details The USD 234 teachers' contract was unanimously approved Monday night by the Board of Eduction. Fort Scott teachers will meet later this month for possible ratification of the contract to make it......

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USD 235 board wonders if community supports wrestling program

Details Seven district patrons came to the USD 235 Board of Education meeting Monday evening to further discuss adding a wrestling program to the district's athletic offerings. Jim Mason, activity director......

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LeRoy Junior Artman

Details LeRoy Junior Artman, age 83, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday July 18, 2014 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton......

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And the judges judge

Details Judging at the Bourbon County Fair continued Tuesday in the Myers Building, the Yeager Poultry/Rabbit Barn and the livestock arena....

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USD 234 Summer Tennis

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City receives clean bill of financial health

Details The city of Fort Scott has received a clean audit regarding the city's finances for 2013. Terry Sercer, of Diehl, Banwart and Bolton CPAs, appeared before the Fort Scott City Commissioners Tuesday to......

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