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Longhorns commit 7 turnovers in meltdown against Beavers

If there were any doubts about the Scott City defense, some of those may have been put to rest against Class 4A state-ranked Holcomb on Friday. The Beavers turned five turnovers into four touchdowns - and that was just in the first half. For the game, SCHS forced seven turnovers - four fumbles and...
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WSU airplane crash survivor is biking to Colorado memorial

There’s a physical toll that comes from biking for long stretches on the open road. But, perhaps the most difficult part can be the mental toll. Biking provides Rick Stephens a lot of time to think. When making the 550 mile trek from his home in Wichita to the Rocky Mountains above Denver, it...

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season opener

Defense making progress, still a   lot of concerns In their final scrimmage before Friday’s home opener, the Scott Community High School football team was wanting to ease concerns about their defense. There was no doubt the defense looked better than it did in their first scrimmage a...

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Beavers deflate Clearwater passing attack in 37-0 rout

Even a rebuilt offensive line wasn’t enough to slow down Scott City’s rushing attack in their season opener. The Beavers shredded the Clearwater defense for 272 yards on the ground - including 121 from the fullback position - as Scott City rolled to a surprisingly easy 37-0 non-league...

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Beavers soar past Eagles in GWAC opener, 59-19

Trey O’Neil knows that Scott City will always be a football team that emphasizes the run. So when the senior quarterback has passing opportunities he wants to make the most of them. O’Neil did just that, passing for 200 yards and four touchdowns in a 59-19 romp at Colby in Great West Activities...

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SCHS offense unstoppable with 709 yards against Goodland

Power and speed. It’s a lethal combination that Scott Community High School used to dismantle the Goodland defense in a 65-12 Great West Activities Conference win on Friday. Behind the dual running attack of fullback Cooper Griffith (183 yards) and junior tailback Wyatt Kropp (153 yards) the...

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Telemed gives another layer of support to SC Hospital’s ER

When a possible stroke victim enters the Scott County Hospital’s emergency room, Janie Griswold quickly gets the medical team into action. She and the ER staff begin prepping the individual for tests, the on-duty physician is contacted and the on-site robot is activated. Robot? Yes, a telemedicine...

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SCHS fall sports coronation is Friday

Scott Community High School fall Homecoming activities will be held Fri., Sept. 26, when the Beavers host Holcomb High School. Crowning ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m., prior to the football game. Queen candidates are Brooke Dillinger, daughter of Luke and Jodi Coker; Jaylee York, daughter of...

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Larry Luke Haverfield

Larry Luke Haverfield, 77, died Sept. 21, 2014, at Citizens Medical Center, Colby. He was born Nov. 20, 1936, at Scott City, the son of John R. and Edith A. (Luke) Haverfield. Larry graduated from Scott Community High School in 1954. A rancher, wildlife conservationist and a lifetime resident of Western...

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Wiechmans to celebrate 65th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Wiechman, Scott City, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Thurs., Oct. 2. Gerald Wiechman and Joyce Wicker were married on Oct. 2, 1949, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Scott City. The couple has two sons, Jay Wiechman, Scott City, and friend Karen Thomason, Hays, and...

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Fire departments able to contain downtown loss

  The oldest business building in downtown Scott City, dating back to 1907, was destroyed by fire early Monday afternoon. Fire departments from Scott and Lane counties responded to the fire which destroyed a two-story brick building that was home to Braun’s Butcher Block in the north half...

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A bumper crop of optimism as fall harvest set to begin

After a four-year drought and harvest yields that have suffered because of very unfavorable conditions, area farmers may finally be looking at one of their best fall harvests in years - maybe one of the best ever. Abundant rainfall since mid-June has been a huge boost to corn and milo crops. The only...

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Timothy James Jones

Timothy James Jones, 49, died September 13, 2014, at his home in Rolla. He was born August 20, 1965, in Santa Fe, N.M., the son of Carl and Judy (Bennett) Jones. Tim grew up in New Mexico and graduated from Eldorado High School, Albuquerque, N.M. He continued his education at the University of New...

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Wilma Carson

Wilma Carson, 98, died Sept. 13, 2014, in Loveland, Colo. She was born May 17, 1916, on a farm in Western Kansas, the daughter of Clarence and Anna Shull. Wilma graduated from Fort Hays State University with a BS degree in business in 1938. She married Karl Carson in August of 1936. They settled...

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Earl L. Gorman

Earl L. Gorman, 89, died Sept. 12, 2014, at the Scott County Hospital, Scott City. He was born on Dec. 22, 1924, in Smith Center, the son of Billie and Edith (McNeary) Gorman. A resident of Scott City since 1958, moving from Anderson, Mo., he was a journeyman operator for Wheatland Electric and was...

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James R. Spangler

James R. Spangler, 89, died Sept. 14, 2014, at the Scott County Hospital, Scott City. He was born Sept. 7, 1925, at Scott City, the son of Frank and Laura (Harrington) Spangler. James graduated from Scott Community High School in 1944. He worked in trucking and had part ownership of a Sinclair station. In...

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Conaway-Towery exchange wedding vows at Smith Center

Natasha DeAnn Conaway and Blake Lynn Towery, both of Smith Center, were married Aug. 9, 2014, at the Smith Center Armory-Show Arena. The ceremony was officiated by Matt Lucas. Parents of the bride are Brian Conaway, Topeka, and Shannon Stephenson, Smith Center. Grandparents are Ed and Marian Shellito,...

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O’Neil believes in keeping a first game win in perspective

Scott City entered last Friday’s game with a number of questions. A 37-0 rout of Clearwater didn’t go very far in answering them. Yes, it was a good win, if not a bit surprising - not just by how well Scott City played, but by how well Clearwater didn’t. “Did you see this coming?”...

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Young squad claims title at Goodland

From the time the Scott Community High School girls began practices in mid-August, cross-country head coach Kevin Reese thought they had the potential to be pretty good. In their season opener at Goodland the Lady Beavers removed all doubt. With four girls finishing among the top 11 runners, Scott...

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Flying opportunities for adults, kids at Scott City Air Show

Organizers of the Showdown on the Plains Air Show and BBQ Festival have found a way to do the near impossible - make the annual event even better. There will be more opportunities to fly in vintage aircraft, hot air balloon and helicopter rides, tandem parachute jumps, a jet dragster show and, of course,...

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Unique flight opportunities in SC this weekend

Organizers of the Showdown on the Plains Air Show and BBQ Festival have found a way to do the near impossible - make the annual event even better. There will be more opportunities to fly in vintage aircraft, hot air balloon and helicopter rides, tandem parachute jumps, a jet dragster show and, of course,...

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Nila Jean Keltner

Nila Jean Keltner, 71, died August 28, 2014, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City. She was born on Dec. 14, 1942, in Montrose, Colo., the daughter of Mel vin and Evelyn (Gladden) Bradshaw. A resident of Marienthal since 2003, moving from New Mexico, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church...

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Barbara Marcellee Clark

Barbara Marcellee Clark, 86, died August 31, 2014, at Wichita County Long Term Care, Leoti. She was born August 16, 1928, at Crisfield, the daughter of William Boy and Pauline Loda (Avery) Crow. A Leoti resident since 2004, moving from Tribune, she was a homemaker and school bus driver. Marcelee...

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