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Cupp is Division II champion

Conner Cupp claimed a Division II championship and added a pair of third place medals in the Division II Swim Championships in Manhattan. Cupp posted his fastest time of the season in winning the 50m backstroke in 39.14. The 12-year-old also added third place finishes in the 50m butterfly (39.79) and...
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Fensters to celebrate 40th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Fenster, Healy, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Aug. 4. Steve Fenster and Lois Jennison were married on August 4, 1974, at Healy. The couple has two children, Danielle and Jeremy Demuth, Pratt, and Kurt Fenster and Sarah Tomek, Vernon, Conn.   They also have...

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Davis rides discontent with fiscal ‘experiment’

Education is No. 1 issue with voters _____________________ Paul Davis is an optimist. That’s a prerequisite for being a politician. But optimism doesn’t begin to describe what was going through Davis’s mind when he decided to run for governor against a Republican incumbent in a Tea...

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celebrating 100 years

Louise Parkinson still not ready to act   or show her age Louise Parkinson isn’t your typical centenarian. And don’t expect her to start acting like one. Her sharp mind and sense of humor defy her age. And, if not for a fall four years ago in which she broke her hip, she would...

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Mac D. Newsom

Mac D. Newsom, 95, died July 9, 2014, at Sunrise Creek Assisted Living Center, Montrose, Colo. Mac was born Feb. 13, 1919, in Scott City, the son of John and Faye (Landrum) Newsom. Following his high school graduation in 1937, Mac attended Kansas State University, Manhattan, graduating with a degree...

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Same faces, new roles for emergency services

Birney ready for move   to hospital EMS director It was never a question of if Brenda Birney would become emergency medical services director for the Scott County Hospital. It was a question of when Larry Turpin was ready to step down from a role that he had held for the past 37 years. That...

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SCMS football camp a stepping stone to the fall

Scott City Middle School football players and the coaching staff are getting an early start on their season during a week-long camp that wraps up on Friday. It’s been an opportunity for players to become familiar with terminology and the basics that will await them when two-a-days begin in another...

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Building confidence is a major focus of SC volleyball camp

There’s one thing that Scott Community High School volleyball coach Megan Gentry will not tolerate from her squad - timid, quiet players. “We have to communicate all the time,” says the first year head coach. “I’m very vocal and animated and I expect the girls to be the...

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Joyce Eileen Lewis

Joyce Eileen Lewis, 65, died July 3, 2014, at the Wichita County Health Center, Leoti. She was born Oct. 18, 1948, at Hutchinson, the daughter of Rus- sell and Zita (Page) Darling. Joyce was a 1971 graduate of Sterling College, earning a degree in education. A resident of Leoti since 1971, moving...

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inching along

Rains are taking a toll on wheat After four years of serious drought conditions, no one is about to complain about rainfall. “I don’t want to chase it away,” remarked Chad Griffith who was unable to cut wheat south of Lake Scott State Park following 1.24 inches of rain on Friday...

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summer MAYB

SC avenges early loss to win tourney It was no surprise that Scott City and McPherson were facing each other in Sunday’s championship game of the Great Bend MAYB tournament. After all, they are two of the top boy’s basketball programs in Class 4A - Scott City in Division II and the Bullpups...

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Duane Albert Donecker

Duane Albert Donecker, 48, died May 22, 2014, at his home in Oak Harbor, Wash.  He was born Feb. 10, 1966, in Scott City, the son of Terry Do-   necker and Sandra Hamilton. He graduated from Scott Community High School in 1984. He retired from the U.S. Navy on Dec. 31, 2005, as an Aviation...

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Ramon Holguin-Gonzalez

Ramon Holguin-Gonzalez, 55, died June 29, 2014, near Leoti. He was born Feb. 9, 1959, in San Francisco de Conchos, Chihuahua, Mexico, the son of Conrado and Perfecta (Gonzalez) Holguin. A resident of Leoti since 1989, moving from Colorado, he was a farmer and stockman. Ramon was a member of St. Anthony...

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Isaac Cristoval Holguin

Isaac Cristoval Holguin, 5, died June 29, 2014, near Leoti. He was born July 23, 2008, at Tribune, the son of Evangelina Holguin. He was a lifetime resident of Leoti. Isaac was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Leoti. Survivors include: the mother; grandmother, Elodia Holguin; aunts...

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Howard Langley Spitzer

Howard Langley Spitz-er, 80, died June 28, 2014, at Park Lane Nursing Home, Scott City. He was born on Dec. 7, 1934, the son of Isaac Jacob and Pearl Estalene (Owen) Spitzer on the family farm in Scott County.  He grew up on the family farm and spent most of his life in Scott County. He graduated...

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Nathalie Aytes

Nathalie Aytes, 81, died June 30, 2014, at the Scott County Hospital, Scott City. She was born Jan. 2, 1933, in Vichy, Mo., the daughter of Oren George and Eunice Lucille (Feldkirchner) Wagner. She married James “Jimmy” Wayne Aytes on Dec. 30, 1949, in Salem, Ark. He died Sept. 8, 2007. They...

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