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40 years as a route, activity driver for USD 466 is coming to an end

Few people have been connected with more students in the Scott County school district than Jan Tucker. She greets the sleepy faces that board her route bus every morning. And she’s seen the faces of Scott Community High School athletes beaming with pride as they disembark and are greeted by local...
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SC boys win 5 regional golds

4x400, 4x800 relays sweep; Meyer, McRae   dominate What the Scott Community High School boys have lacked in quantity they have more than made up for in quality during the 2015 track season. That was evident again on Friday during the Class 3A regional at Beloit. SCHS qualified for state in...

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Dianna Jo Martin

Dianna Jo Martin, 63, died May 22, 2015, at Via Christi/St. Francis, Wichita. She was born on Dec. 25, 1951, in Garden City, the daughter of William Dean and Betty Jo (Armstrong) Yotter. A resident of Deerfield since 2014, she was a homemaker. Dianna was a member of the First Baptist Church, Holcomb. On...

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Donna J. Eitel

Donna J. Eitel, 81, died May 23, 2015, at the Scott County Hospital, Scott City. She was born on Feb. 9, 1934, in Liberal, the daughter of Frank Brice and Lena M. (Brown) Sperling. She was a resident of Scott City since 1943, moving from Lamar, Colo. She was a nurse’s aide, lab technician, mother...

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Crane has made classroom education a hands-on experience

Education, as Jon Crane learned many years ago, goes beyond what is taught from a book. For nearly three decades, his students have been famous for building volcanoes in the fall and launching rockets in the spring. In between, his fourth graders have dissected parts of animals, viewed life under a...

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Hutchins is 3A regional medalist

When Marshal Hutchins stepped onto the Lake Barton Golf Course on Monday afternoon, he had already envisioned how and where he would play each shot. “I had a good practice round the day before,” noted the Scott Community High School senior. “I knew what shots to hit. I was able to...

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Couple to wed in September

Tim and Patrina McGonagle, Scott City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Renee Baldree, to Evan Graber, son of Wade and Peggy Graber, El Dorado. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a B.A. degree in exercise and sports science. She is currently working at the...

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Pounds-Cooper to wed June 20

Jeffrey and Karen Pounds, Scott City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Desiree Dawn, to Joshua Cooper, son of Sondra Cooper, Monroe, La. The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Scott Community High School. She is a paraprofessional at Jennie Wilson School, Garden City, and is an assistant volleyball...

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Erma E. Jones

Erma E. Jones, 90, died May 7, 2015, in Lynden, Wash. She was born on Jan. 8, 1925, in Healy, to Wilton and Mabel Bowman. She was married to Urcel Jones in Plainville, then moved to Blaine, Wash., where she worked at the Washington Net Factory for 25 years. Survivors include: one son, Stan Jones,...

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Richard Wheeler

Richard Wheeler, 76, died Oct. 25, 2014, at his home in Norco, Calif., from  cancer. He was born on Jan. 11, 1938, in Scott County, the son of Quincy “Dutch” and Ressa Irene (Conine) Wheeler. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. Richard made his home in Norco for the...

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Donald C. Wilson

Donald C. Wilson, 55, died April 10, 2015, at his home in Dighton. He was born on Dec. 19, 1959, at Pratt, the son of Gene Marvin and Dixie (Barnhart) Wilson. Don graduated from Ulysses High School. He worked in area feedyards and drove trucks most of his life. He moved to Dighton from Healy in 2014...

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New Veterans Park memorial honors those who stayed behind

Dona Dee Carpenter is accustomed to seeing war memorials that honor veterans and those who have “made the ultimate sacrifice.” But she always felt an important group that also makes sacrifices during war has often been forgotten - the wives and the mothers of those who have been sent into...

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Tennis duo is regional runner-up

Two times the doubles team of Dylan Hutchins and Bo Hess dug themselves into a one set deficit during Monday’s Class 3A regional tournament. Twice the Scott Community High School duo recovered, eventually claiming a second place finish and advancing to this weekend’s state tennis tournament...

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shattering the barrier

Career best puts Meyer among   Class 3A elite There’s never been any doubt that Brett Meyer would break the two minute mark in the 800m. The Scott Community High School senior didn’t just slip under the two minute mark - he shattered it - at the Russell Relays on Friday. Meyer ran...

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Harold Wayne Lappin

Harold Wayne Lappin, 76, died April 28, 2015, at his home, in Albuquerque, N.M. He was born on March 23, 1939, in Dodge City. Harold served his country in the US Navy. He retired from PNM as a line man and worked many more years for the Albuquerque Mortuary Service and Hope Christian School. He was...

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Mary Plum

Mary E. Plum, 92, died May 7, 2015, at the Scott County Hospital, Scott City. She was born on Nov. 25, 1922, in Leaday, Tex., the daugh- ter of William Thomas and Nora Belle (Weddle) Moore. A resident of Scott City since 1955, moving from McLean, Tex., she was a retired head cook at USD 466 (Scott...

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Mary Lou Coates

Mary Lou Coates, 74, died May 8, 2015, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City. She was born on Sept. 7, 1940, in Fame Bottom, Okla., the daughter of Cecil and Oleta Marie (Windham) Miller. On May 30, 1998, she married Mark Coates in Shallow Water. He died on May 1, 2015, in Garden City. Survivors...

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Anthony William ‘Tony’ Akers

Anthony William, “Tony” Akers, 53, passed away at St. Francis Hospital on April 12, 2015, after an 11-month battle with cancer. For most of his life, Tony struggled with chronic and often uncontrollable epilepsy. Despite this adversity, Tony was an accomplished mechanic, woodworker, and...

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Jack Anderson

Jack Anderson, 77, died May 8, 2015, at Willow Brook Assisted Living, York, Nebr. He was born on Nov. 1, 1937, at Healy, the son of Raymond Harley and Christina Marion (Reed) Anderson. He married Frances Kenoyer and later married Yvonne Billings on Dec. 18, 1971, at Ottawa. He was a member of the...

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Tornadoes land near Scott but no damage

Sirens were wailing on Friday evening as approximately four tornadoes were sighted south and west of Scott City, but all stayed well outside the city. “I haven’t heard of any damage reports,” noted Emergency Preparedness Director Larry Turpin. The only reported property damage was...

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Fraley is PSU graduate

Paul Fraley, Dighton, will earn his bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University during commencement exercises on May 8-9....

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Peggy Paul

Peggy Paul, 71, died April 23, 2015, at the Grisell Memorial Rhode Island, Ransom. She was born on Dec. 31, 1943, in Needles, Calif., the daughter of Sam- uel and Lucille (Thompson) Wahlers. She had been a resident of Scott City since 1959, moving from Goodland. Peggy traveled the United States with...

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Tracey D. Obeso

Tracey D. Obeso, 63, died April 25, 2015, at her home in Scott City. She was born on Oct. 19, 1951, in Scott City, the daughter of Roland and Jackie A. (Strobel) Mumma. A resident of Scott City since 2004, moving from Baltimore, she was a clerk at Heartland Foods, Scott City. Tracey was a member of...

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Robert Dale Ohmart

Robert Dale Ohmart, 76, died May 1, 2015. He was born on Dec. 19, 1938, in McPherson, the son of Verle V. and Fern Ohmart. He started school in Wichita during World War II. After the war his family spent three years in Buhler. The rest of his youth was spent in Scott City where he graduated from...

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Donald Lee Farmer

Donald Lee Farmer, 90, died May 2, 2015, at Greeley County Long Term Care, Tribune. He was born on July 14, 1924, in Horace, the son of Charles Richard son and Nellie Rebecca (Davis) Farmer, Sr. A lifetime resident of Greeley County, Don was an accountant and bookkeeper for several businesses in Greeley...

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Addie Mae Hillery

Addie Mae Hillery, 90, died May 1, 2015, at Hays Medical Center, Hays. She was born on May 31, 1924, in Logan County, the daughter of Rassie and Addie (Harper) Strickler. Mae was the third born in a family of four children. She attended a rural Logan County grade school and graduated from high school...

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Thinclads outlast the elements at Holcomb

In between lightning, rain and a blustery north wind the Scott Community High School thinclads were able to get in a track meet at Holcomb last Friday afternoon. The track meet was stopped for a short while as the field events were wrapping up because of lightning and resumed while there was a light...

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Injuries could alter SC’s regional plans

With the regional track meet only a couple of weeks away, injuries become a particular concern as coaches look at the list of potential state qualifiers. While the Scott Community High School injury list isn’t long, it could have an impact on the Class 3A regional meet at Beloit. The status of...

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McCormick is new principal at SCHS

It’s not easy pulling up roots when you’ve lived your entire life in the central Kansas area. But it’s a lot easier when that move takes you to one of the top school districts in the state. “This is as great an opportunity a first-year principal could have, to be going to a (Class)...

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Ragsdale-Grunder are engaged

Erica L. Ragsdale and Chad A. Grunder, both of El Dorado, announce their engagement. Erica is the daughter of Eloise Ragsdale, Custer City, Okla., and Bill Ragsdale, Miami, Okla. Chad is the son of Richard and Diana Grunder, Oldsmar, Fla. He is the grandson of Arvella Shriner, Dodge City, and the...

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Colson-Sharp are engaged

Greg and Michaela Pate, Lucas, and  Douglas Colson, Louisburg, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Hanna Jo Colson, to Tyler Linn Sharp, son of Dan and Lafonda Sharp, Healy. Hanna and Tyler are both Fort Hays State University alumni. The bride-to-be has recently moved from Ravenna,...

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Couple plans May 30 wedding

Walter and Georgia Johnson, Healy, announce the engagement of their son, Mark, to Jenna Kampschneider, daughter of Don Kampschneider, West Point, Nebr., and Carol Kampschneider, Freemont, Nebr. The bride-to-be will be graduating from Illinois College of Optometry on May 16 with a doctorate in optometry...

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SCHS duo snaps out of slump with win at Ellsworth tourney

When your tennis season is compressed into about six weeks, a mini-slump can turn into a major slump in no time. The Scott Community High School doubles team of Dylan Hutchins and Bo Hess were able to snap out of their mini-slump with a first place finish at the Ellsworth Invitational on Monday. “They’ve...

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Jeanne Mammel

Jeanne Mammel, 94, died April 14, 2015, at her home. She was born on May 1, 1920, in Leoti, the daughter of Walter R. and  Verna N. Gorsuch. Raised in Kansas, she attended the University of Colorado where she met and married Clayton K. Mammel from Wichita in 1942. Jeanne received a Master’s...

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Jeffry Petty

Jeffry Neal Petty, 53, died April 24, 2015.  He was born on Oct. 27, 1961, the son of Jack Petty and Mary Graves. He was a former school bus driver in Wichita and Goddard. On Feb. 29, 1984, he married Denice Petty. She survives. Other survivors include: his father; step-father, Herbert Graves;...

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Feminism, duets lead the way among state forensics hopefuls

Feminism would seem to be a tough subject to sell in Western Kansas. But not when you have the right saleswoman. Macy Davis has tackled that topic with uncanny success during the forensics season. Not only is she among seven Scott Community High School students advancing to state competition this weekend,...

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giving meaning to El Quartelejo

Goal is to have visitor’s center   at historic site within three years El Quartelejo ruins at Lake Scott State Park has long been recognized as one of the significant historic sites in Kansas. Marking the journey of the Taos Native Americans from New Mexico, El Quartelejo is the only Indian...

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