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Amanda Mae Rose

Details Amanda Mae Rose was born Feb. 22, 1982, in Iola, to Kandy O'Brien Womelsdorf and J.D. Rose. She was raised by Kandy and Kevin Womelsdorf, her "Daddy." Amanda and Brandon Allen were so in love and......

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Ione Faye Gineste

Details Ione Faye Gineste, 85, of Gas, Kan., died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Allen County Regional Hospital in Iola. Ione was born July 8, 1930, at Mapleton, Kan., the daughter of Newton G. and Lula Mae......

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Edna Grace Lanham

Details Edna Grace Lanham, age 92, of the Wall Street Community near Mound City, Kan., passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Good Samaritan in Olathe, Kan. She was born near Mound City on Dec. 27,......

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Riding with the colors

Details Dawson Minor circles the arena Saturday on a four-wheeler with his sister, Sabrina Minor, holding the flag during the National Anthem to kick off the Jordan Snyder Memorial ATV Shodeo. The event was......

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Blazing through history during youth program

Details Several local youth are braving the heat this week to learn about Fort Scott's history. The Trailblazer Youth Program, a series of workshops designed to expose young people to the mission of the......

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And now it's all fun and games

Details After a week of serious fair competition, participants race toward a bucket filled with water and whiffle balls during a game that was part of the Barnyard Olympics Friday afternoon at the Bourbon......

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Making peace

Details About 30 people attended the three-act dramatic play centered around the long-anticipated meeting of foes. The two generals met on April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Court House in Virginia to discuss terms......

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Grant awarded for sidewalks

Details The city of Fort Scott has been awarded a grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce for an approximately $250,000 project to build new sidewalks along a portion of Wall Street. City officials......

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FSCC budgeting in 2016 for loss in revenues

Details Fort Scott Community College Board of Trustees on Monday saw the proposed 2016 budget, which includes a plan to compensate for a drop in revenues. Revenues at Fort Scott Community College are down 6......

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Alice Marie Gilkey

Details Alice Marie Gilkey, age 82, of Nevada, Mo., passed from this life at 3:34 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center in Nevada. A memorial service for Alice Marie Gilkey is......

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At the fair

Details Wednesday activities at the Bourbon County Fair included a draft horse pull and a lesson on the proper way to serve and drink tea by Mrs. Simpkins, portrayed by The Tribune's cooking columnist Martha......

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Uniontown city leaders providing shelters

Details Uniontown City Council members have taken a step towards preparing for and protecting against a tornado in their town. On July 20 the council received notice of being awarded a 2015 Kansas Small......

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Approval given to build Internet tower on city property

Details The Fort Scott City Commission learned Tuesday a new Internet provider in Fort Scott is looking to expand its service area. Slayden Davis, the city's director of information technology, informed......

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City commission presented with flat budget

Details Fort Scott City Commissioners on Tuesday got a look at the proposed 2016 city budget which once again contains a plan by city officials to hold the mill levy flat. Commissioners heard a presentation......

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Construction manager at-risk qualifications received

Details County Commissioners on Tuesday opened qualifications for construction firms wanting to serve as construction manager at-risk for the new $6.8 million jail project. Three companies responded to the......

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George Marvin Cheatham

Details George Marvin Cheatham, 96, formerly of Fort Scott, passed away in Tulsa, Okla., Monday, July 20, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home....

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Juco history recalled as building is razed

Details A piece of Fort Scott's educational history is coming down. Workers with Ark Wrecking of Tulsa, Okla., the demolition contractor for the project, have been working in recent weeks to demolish the old......

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FSCC president reaching out to area employers

Details Alysia Johnston, Fort Scott Community College president, has not been sitting around eating bonbon's since her first day on the job June 1. She and her administrative team have been meeting with......

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John David Adams

Details John David Adams, 61, of Fort Scott, passed away at his home Tuesday, July 14, 2015. He was born Oct. 17, 1953 in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of John Henry and Dorcas Elizabeth (Wilkerson) Adams.......

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Jerry Lee Baucom

Details Jerry Lee Baucom, 75, died Saturday, July 18, 2015, at his home in rural Fort Scott. Jerry was born in Chanute, Kan., March 16, 1940. He was the eighth child in a family of nine. At a very young......

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Mildred Elizabeth Johnson

Details Mildred Elizabeth Johnson, age 87, a former resident of Pittsburg, Kan., and more recently of Wichita, Kan., died early Monday, July 20, 2015, in Wichita. She was born April 27, 1927, in Hepler,......

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Bobbie D. Turner

Details Bobbie D. Turner, 77, of Fort Scott, died Saturday morning, July 18, 2015 at the Medicalodge Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 24, 1937 in Deerfield, Mo., the son of Dale and Lorena Estella (Hood)......

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Dorothy May Headley

Details Dorothy May Headley, 64, of Fort Scott, died Saturday morning, July 18, 2015 at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Funeral arrangements for Dorothy Headley are incomplete and......

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Fort Scott 13's finish third; Pittsburg takes title

Details Fort Scott's 13-year-old baseball team finished third in the Babe Ruth District Tournament it hosted here over the weekend and is expected to advance to the State Tournament this week at Cottonwood......

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Legion Zone begins Wednesday

Details Fort Scott American Legion Post 25 will play host to the AA Zone Tournament beginning Wednesday at Dave Regan Stadium. There will be five teams in the tournament including Garnett Post 48, Iola Post......

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Three Rivers League champs

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U13s remain alive after thumping Spring River

Details Fort Scott's team will live to play another day -- today, to be exact -- following a 19-8 thumping of Spring River in the first elimination bracket game of the Kansas Babe Ruth 13-and-Under Regional......

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Making a big splash

Details Charlee Harper of Fort Scott enjoys the kiddies' swim pool slide Friday afternoon at the Fort Scott Aquatic Center. The pool is open from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 6 p.m.......

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Ensuring USD 234 buses are ready to roll

Details Fort Scott USD 234 school buses and other district vehicles are ready for the roads when the school year begins. Kansas Highway Patrol troopers were in Fort Scott Friday to inspect district buses and......

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