SC teachers ratify salary agreement

The Scott County Teachers’ Association and the USD 466 board of education have each put their stamp of approval on a negotiated agreement that will boost salaries in the district by an average of one percent from a year ago. The SCTA approved the salary offer by a 62-2 vote. The board added its...
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Irmalee Eggleston

Irmalee Eggleston, 89, died Aug. 24, 2015, at Park Lane Nursing Home, Scott City. She was born on Jan. 7, 1926, in Logan County, the daughter of Floyd and Gladys (Council) Lowe. A resident of Scott City since 1949, moving from Winona, she was a secretary for Farm Bureau Insurance until retirement. Irmalee...

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Allan L. Hoeme

Allan L. Hoeme, 61, died Aug. 24, 2015, at the Scott County Hospital, Scott City. He was born on March 29, 1954, in Scott City, the son of Robert William and Erma (Hofman) Hoeme. A lifetime resident of Scott City, he was a farmer. Allan was a 1971 graduate of Scott Community High School and graduated...

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Couple plans Sept. 19 wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Boulware, Scott City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Ashton, to Matthew Michael Means, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maxie Means, Cherokee, Okla. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Scott Community High School and Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She is currently employed...

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Scrimmage offered a familiar sight for SC coaching staff

Saturday’s first football scrimmage of the season featured a number of new players and, in several instances, familiar players in different roles. But, in some ways, it wasn’t all that different from scrimmages that head coach Glenn O’Neil has seen in more than two decades as a coach...

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the wait is over

Cool, wet weather contributes to rough start   for Beavers If there was a positive aspect to be found in the cool, wet weather through the first four days of football practice, it’s managed to elude Scott Community High School head coach Glenn O’Neil. Poor footing for pass routes...

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Whitsons celebrate 50th anniversary

Don and Sally (Norman) Whitson, Salina, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 8 at Milford Reservoir. Hosting the celebration were their children, Ted  Whitson and wife, M’Kala, Pratt, Jill Clark, and husband, Homer, St. Louis, Mo., and Mark Whitson, and wife, Beth, Hutchinson. They...

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Mary E. Penka

Mary E. Penka, 73, died Aug. 9, 2015, at Comfort Care Homes at Founders Crest, Wichita. She was born on May 20, 1942, at Hays, the daughter of Richard A. and Mary Elizabeth (Miller) Wagner. On June 9, 1964, she married Fred W. Penka in Hays. Mary was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Dighton. Born...

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Helen Barber Norman

Helen Barber Norman, 98, died Aug. 5, 2015, at the Scott County Hospital, Scott City. She was born on April 29, 1917, in Sumner County, the daughter of Ruth- burn and Alpha (Lile) Barber. A lifetime resident of Western Kansas, she was a teacher with a Masters degree in special education. Helen was...

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just around the corner

Captain’s practices turn thoughts to football season As anxious as Wyatt Kropp is for the football season to begin, he refuses to allow himself to look too far down the road. In fact, after the second night of captain’s practices on Tuesday, the Scott Community High School senior was...

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sweatin’ thru the summer

Building character is also the goal There’s no disputing the value of a summer strength training program. That’s why attendance is “strongly encouraged” by the Scott Community High School coaching staff. While it’s an opportunity for SCHS athletes to get bigger, stronger...

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Huss-Dinkel to wed in October

Mr. and Mrs. Kent Huss, Hays, announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan Elizabeth, to Cody Aaron Dinkel, son of Donald Dinkel, Hays, and Lorraine Dinkel, Scott City.  The bride-to-be graduated from Colby Community College and is a juvenile correctional officer in Larned. The prospective...

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Band Camp

Scott Community High School freshman Parker Vulgamore plays the mellophone while practicing a marching routine during band camp this week. About 35 members of the high school marching band began the week with two days of practice in town before moving to Camp Christy for the final two days. They concluded...

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Nick Adam Novak

Nick Adam Novak, 28, died Aug. 1, 2015, at his home in Modoc. He was born in November of 1986, in Scott City, the son of David Frank and Sherry (Meier) Novak. A lifetime resident of Scott County, he graduated from Wichita County High School and Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree...

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Dr. Robert W. Herron

Dr. Robert W. Herron, 72, died August 1, 2015, at Cone Hospital, Greensboro, N.C. He was born on June 13, 1943, in Scott City, the son of Wayne and Frances (Krebs) Herron. Bob grew up in this farming community and attended a one-room school until he entered high school. He graduated from Wheaton College,...

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Selma ‘Sally’ M. Heck

Selma “Sally” M. Heck, 75, died July 30, 2015, at the Scott County Hospital, Scott City. She was born on June 5, 1940, in Dickinson, N.D., the daughter of Adam and Margaret (Weisgerber) Klug, Sr. A resident of Scott City since 1971, moving from Beach, N.D., she retired from Park Lane Nursing...

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Aaron Robert Fagan

Aaron Robert Fagan, 41, died July 22, 2015, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City. He was born on Aug. 11, 1973, in O’Neill, Nebr., the son of Gary and Roberta (Stah-lecker) Fagan. Aaron spent part of his grade school years in O’Neill until his parents bought a motel...

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Margaret Lue Harper

Margaret Lue Harper, 94, died Aug. 2, 2015, at Park Lane Nursing Home, Scott City. She was born on Dec. 1, 1920, in Greeley, Colo., the daughter of Alpha and Edna (Hale) Chamberlain. She moved with her parents to Scott City as a child and graduated from Scott Community High School in 1938. As a young...

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Steven Craig Augerot

Steven Craig Augerot, 66, died July 18, 2015, at Campbell Memorial Hospital, Gillette, Wyo. He was born on May 7, 1949, in Dodge City, the son of Charles Elwood and Della Elizabeth Augerot. He graduated from Dodge City High School in 1967 and went on to serve in the United States Navy. Following military...

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Youngsters getting into the swing of golf

Junior program grows   to 45 SC participants Kirby Garrison was hoping that last year’s junior golf program would spark interest in the next  generation of players. It would appear that interest is starting to take hold. From 28 young golfers a year ago, this summer the program has...

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Vera June (Knop) Evans

Vera June (Knop) Evans, 88, died  July 22, 2015. She was born on June 9, 1927, in rural Kansas. She married George Evans in 1947. They lived most re- cently in Keuterville and Nezperce, Ida., and were also previous residents of Moab, Utah, and Healy. Vera loved flowers, was a trained florist,...

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