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time for action

Wichita Co. irrigators hear plans for WCA With no organized effort on the horizon to reduce irrigation pumping in the region, a number of water rights holders in Wichita County have decided to move ahead on their own. Plans were unveiled on Monday to create a Water Conservation Area that would initially...
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up for grabs

Very little is settled after first scrimmage The first scrimmage of the season for the Scott Community High School football team accomplished about what head coach Jim Turner expected. It showed there’s still a lot of work to be done - especially on the offensive and defensive lines. And it...

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Phyllis Audell Trembley

Phyllis Audell (Trexler) Trembley, 81, died Aug. 22, 2016, at Park Lane Nursing Home, Scott City. She was born in 1935 in Palco, the daughter of Edna Irene Rud- man and Roland Winifred Trexler. After graduating from Hill City High School in 1953, Phyllis attended Fort Hays State University and earned...

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Ray E. LaMastres

Ray E. LaMastres, 78, died Aug. 19, 2016, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born July 16, 1938, in Scott City, the son of Lawrence LaMastres and Edna Russell LaMastres Cross. He was a resident of Grinnell since 2010, moving from Oakley. He was a retired salesman. In 1950, Ray lost his right...

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Daniel Adair Schumacher

Daniel Adair Schumacher, 87, died Aug. 20, 2016, at the Greeley County Hospital, Tribune.  He was born March 28, 1929, in Victoria, the son of Daniel and Wilma (Hamburg) Schumacher. A resident of Logan and Wichita counties since 1975, moving from Ellis, he served his country in the United States...

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Leading a culture change in dining

Five years ago, Tom Basore set out to shatter the stereotype that meals being served out of commercial kitchens can’t still taste like homemade. Water’s Edge, a restaurant in Hesston is the result. Not only is it a popular dining spot for local residents, but the same kitchen staff also...

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Voters looking for a change; support Taylor, oust Huelskamp

Scott County voters joined those across the state in calling for a political change by turning away incumbent Congressman Tim Huelskamp and supporting Mary Jo Taylor for the state senate. Taylor, running on the Republican ticket in the 33rd District, narrowly carried Scott County (518-489) and by the...

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tackle troubles

Inexperience, injuries on line a concern for SC Less than a week into fall practices, Scott Community High School football head coach  Jim Turner doesn’t have just one big concern. He has three. And all three can be found walking the sideline or spending a good deal of their time in the...

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Lake project to attract more fish, happy fishermen

Visitors to Lake Scott over the last couple of weekends have noticed a number of sites where red cedars are emerging from the water. That should be a welcome sight for area fisherman. It’s all about expanding and improving the fish habitat, explains Dave Spalsbury, fish biologist with the Kansas...

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Charles ‘Bob’ Walker

Charles “Bob” Walker, 83, died Aug. 4, 2016, at the Kansas Soldier’s Home, Fort Dodge. He was born Feb. 23, 1933, at Miamisburg, Ohio, the son of Clifford Russell and Wilma Alice (McStay) Walker. Bob graduated from Dighton High School. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed...

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Connie Rene Rusbarsky

Connie Rene Rusbarsky, 53, died Aug. 7, 2016, at Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Mo. She was born Sept. 3, 1962, the daughter of H.J. and Lois “Lou” (Landis) Schwanke. She was a resident of Kansas City, Mo., since July of 1998 and was a mother, teacher, entrepreneur and homemaker. She was...

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Betty Davis

Betty Davis, 89, died Aug. 4, 2016, at her home in Guymon, Okla. She was born April 26, 1927, in Winona, the daughter of George and Vera (Knox) Settle. Betty graduated from Winona High School. She attended Fort Hays State College and the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, where she earned her...

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Jim L. Adams

Jim L. Adams, 81, died Aug. 2, 2016, at the Scott County Hospital, Scott City.  He was born Feb. 7, 1935, in Cherryvale, Ks., the son of Walter W. and Blanche (Valk) Adams. A resident of Scott City since 1974, moving from Iola, he was a retired Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and retired after...

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Ronald Dale Studley

Ronald Dale Studley, 62, died July 29, 2016, at Swedish Medical Center, Denver, Colo. He was born March 12, 1954, in North Platte, Nebr., the son of Dale H. and Helen (Rowson) Studley. He was raised on Rosedale Ranch which was owned by his parents. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and...

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Don Messenger

Don Messenger passed away on Tues., Aug. 2, 2016, at his home in Garden City, Ks.   He was born on March 13, 1925, in Scott County. He was the son of Arno and Blanche (Brown) Messenger. Don attended Scott County rural schools and Scott County High School. In 1946, he was drafted by the United...

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Couple plans Aug. 20 wedding

Kayla Shapland, Dighton, and Jacob Johnson, Beeler, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Kayla is the daughter of Keith Shapland, Dighton, and Dana Shapland, Scott City. She works on the family farming and cattle operation with her father. The prospective groom is the son of Ron and...

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record setter

800m goal puts Meyer on the right track Brett Meyer believes in setting goals. So, when the Fort Hays State University freshman wrote down his target for the 800m and posted it over the bed in his dorm room, that wasn’t so unusual. What caught everyone’s attention was the time: 1:52. “My...

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Kansas Lions To Converge In McPherson

The local McPherson and area Lions Clubs will host Lion leaders from all across Kansas as they gather at the Best Western Convention Complex in McPherson, August 12-14.  This will be the 1st meeting this club year of the State Council of Governors, led by Council Chairwoman Fran...

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