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SC defense snaps Hugoton win streak, 59-51

The Scott City boys have yet to put together a 32-minute game. But they came close enough on Friday to stun previously undefeated Hugoton, 59-51, on the road. “We’ve had stretches in a game when we’ve played really well this season, but this was the most complete game we’ve...
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Griffith remains unbeaten, grabs gold at Norton Invite

The Norton Invitational could be considered a tale of two tournaments for the Scott Community High School wrestlers. Head coach Jon Lippelmann was real pleased with the early performance of his squad as seven grapplers advanced to the semi-finals. The rest of the day, however, left Lippelmann and his...

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senior moment

SCHS trio leads Beavers   to Classic title It always feels good to be back on top. “I guess that means I have to get a new t-shirt,” said SCHS wrestling coach Jon Lippelmann glancing down to the front of his shirt to see the last time his Beavers had won the Scott City Classic title. It...

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Beavers get first-ever 3-peat in Orange and Black Classic

The Scott City boys leave no doubt about the foundation behind their success. “We’re built on great defense,” says junior guard Drew Duff. “That’s what this team is about. Every game we can bring you defense.” They certainly brought the defense against McCook. Scott...

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Jurgens making an impression with back-to-back tourney finals

Jarret Jurgens couldn’t have picked a tougher time to come off the injured list and begin his wrestling season. On back-to-back weekends, the sophomore has competed in two of the toughest tournaments on Scott City’s schedule - claiming silvers at both Lexington and Garden City. That’s...

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Candelaria ‘Cande’ Murillo-Garcia

Candelaria “Cande” Murillo-Garcia, 82, died Feb. 1, 2016, at her home in Garden City. She was born Feb. 2, 1933, at Camaron Nuevo Leon, Mexico, the daughter of Valentin and Delfina Lopez-Murillo. She was a 50-year resident of Kearny County and lived in Garden City for the past five years.  She...

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Terry L. Twedt

Terry L. Twedt, 68, died Jan. 31, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. He was born Jan. 19, 1948, at Hudson, S.D., the son of Roy and Frances (Hartman) Twedt. Terry was a resident of Scott County since 2005. He was an US Army veteran and a farmer. He enjoyed attending auctions and collecting...

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June Shuler

June Shuler, 98, died Jan. 28, 2016, at Park Lane Nursing Home in Scott City. June was born June 11, 1917, at Stafford, the daugh-ter of Charles Albert and Anna Laura (Jones) Clothier.  She was a member of the Scott community since 1947. She married James A. Shuler on Aug. 27, 1936, at Telephone,...

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R. Ward Clinton

R. Ward Clinton, 83, died Feb. 3, 2016, at his home in Scott City. He as born July 20, 1932, at Shallow Water. He was a lifetime resident of Scott City and a retired plant op- erator  from KN Energy.  Ward was a US Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Church of the...

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James W. ‘Jim’ McDaniel

James W. “Jim” McDaniel, 92, died on Jan. 20, 2016, at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City. He was born on Dec. 2, 1923, in Polk, Nebr., the son of William and Dora (Nelson) McDaniel. Jim grew up in the farming community of Edson, Kansas.  He moved to Goodland following his military...

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Malvin O. Wells

Malvin O. Wells, 93, died on Jan. 25, 2016, at his home in Ordway, Colo. He  was born Jan. 24, 1923, in Elk County, Ks., to Henry and Alice (Flaiz) Wells. When he was a young child his family moved to Scott City where he lived for most of his life. He moved to Ordway five years ago. A lifetime...

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looking after our feathered friends

Break in drought has helped   recovery of area’s bird numbers A break in the drought this past year brought the expected good news in crop production and relief for lawns and gardens. Not quite so evident, but just as important, has been the impact on the region’s bird population. A...

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A record-setting year for Scott Co. ambulance crew

Emergency Medical Services are on the front line of health care in Scott County, responding to 306 9-1-1 emergency calls during the past year. They were among a record-setting 432 ambulance runs, including transfers, made by the department in 2015. But a shortage of EMS staff, combined with an aging...

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Richard John Kaczor

Memorial services for Richard John Kaczor, 76, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday January 30th, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lawrence.  Burial will follow at Stony Point Cemetery in rural Douglas County.  He passed away Monday, January 18th, 2016 at Pioneer Ridge.   Richard...

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Louise B. Schwanke

Louise B. Schwanke, 100, died Jan. 16, 2016, at Citizens Medical Center, Colby.  Louise was born April 6, 1915, at a farm house near Rob- inson, Ks., the daughter of William Frederick and Clara Marie (Steffen) Winter. After graduating from high school, Louise attended Emporia State Teacher’s...

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Gene L. Kidwell

Gene L. Kidwell, 77, died Jan. 14, 2016, at Maize. Gene was born on May 2, 1938, in Scott City, the son of Ernest and Pauline Kidwell. While attending Scott Community High School he played football, basketball and track, graduating in 1956. He was a member of the Trinity Christian Center, Wichita,...

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Patricia Ann Nichols

Patricia Ann Nichols, 81, died Jan. 18, 2016, at the Scott County Hospital, Scott City. Patricia was born on April 8, 1934, in Tulsa, Okla., the daughter of William Hiram and Polly Ann (Crowder) Myers. A resident of Scott City since 1971, moving from Garden City, she was a teacher and homemaker.  Patricia...

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Jane Theresa Baker

Jane Theresa Baker, 61, died Jan. 13, 2016, at the Wichita County Health Center in Leoti.  Jane was born Aug. 19, 1954, at Atchison, the daughter of Edwin James  and Pauline Helen (Baumgartner) Amrein. She began her teaching career in 1976 at St. Mary Catholic School, Marienthal, and retired...

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Mary Patricia Hermes

Mary Patricia Hermes, 72, Edmond, Okla., died January 6, 2016, in Edmond, Okla. Mary was born in Dallas, Tex., on July 4, 1943, the daughter of Gerald and Marian (Eileen) Minor. Mary was a member of the Westwood Church of Christ in Edmond, Okla., where she helped lead a prison ministry. She loved...

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J. Alan Winter

J. Alan Winter, 65, died on January 7, 2016, at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Ks. J. Alan was born Feb. 9, 1950, at Scott City, the son of Joseph Ed- ward and MaryAnn Claire (Baker) Winter. He had been a Larned resident since 2015, moving from Cheney. He was a retired crop adjuster. J. Alan was a member...

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