‘Affordable’ alternatives still not available for many buyers, renters

Moving from Tribune to Scott City, Robert Mangold didn’t think that finding a home in a larger community would be a major undertaking. He soon discovered otherwise. What he considered “affordable” housing - either to rent or to purchase - was next to impossible to find. “There...
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Millers to celebrate 65th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Miller, Scott City, will celebrate their 65th anniversary with a card shower in their honor. The couple was married on May 21, 1951, at Raton, N.M. They have three children: Nora and Dale Kite, Lawrence; Gary and Julie Miller, Scott City; and and Lisa and Bill Cleaver, Glendale, Ill. They...

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Emil J. Trybom

Emil  J. Trybom, 80, died April 19, 2016, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 1, 1935 in Belleville, Ks., the son of Emil Nathaniel and Anna (McCollum) Trybom. Emil served his country in the U.S. Army from 1958-1960 in Fort Lewis, WA. He was a boiler operator at the University of...

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Larry L. Ventsam

Larry L. Ventsam, 82, died May 13, 2016, at the Wichita County Health Center, Leoti. He was born May 17, 1933, in Hutchinson, the son of Herman William and Mildred Frances (Phillips) Ventsam. Larry was a farmer and rancher and a Wichita County resident  since the 1930s.  He served his country...

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Carl L. Ghan, Jr.

Carl L. Ghan, Jr., 66, died May 11, 2016, at his home in Ulysses. He was born Feb. 23, 1950, in Wichita, the son of Carl L. Sr. and Oneda Mae (Bohanan) Ghan. Carl grew up in Missouri, graduating in 1968 in Aurora, Mo. He served in the US Navy following graduation. He had lived in Ulysses since 2008. He...

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last of the daredevils

Scott City native Beckley brings   motorcycle act to this year’s Bash   Motorcycle daredevil Ed Beckley will be a featured attraction at the third annual “Bash on the Farm” to be held for three days over the Memorial weekend. Beckley, who has been taking his daredevil...

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SC girls are GWAC runner-up

After letting the opportunity for sole possession of second place in the Great West Activities Conference slip away in the opener against Colby, the Scott City girls bounced back with a huge 4-1 win in the second half of Tuesday’s double-header to finish in a tie with Colby as the league runner-up. Scott...

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James Gillis Tomson III

James Gillis Tomson III, 71, died May 5, 2016, at KC Hospice House. He was born on Sept. 8, 1944, the son of James G. and Barbara J. (Isaa- cson) Tomson, Jr., in Topeka. On Nov. 29, 1975, he married Cheryl Roemer. Survivors include his wife; a son, Bryan, Lenexa; and a brother, Thomas, Topeka. He...

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history set in Steele

Steele Home takes a step toward national recognition Herb and Liza Steele are forever linked to the history of El Quartelejo ruins and Lake Scott State Park. It was Herb’s keen eye that observed burrowing animals bringing small items to the surface that led to the discovery of El Quartelejo on...

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another Gonzales gem

SC pitcher has complete game shutout of Ulysses Two hits that didn’t even leave the infield were two of the biggest at-bats for Scott City in Tuesday’s double-header against Ulysses. A pair of slow-rollers led to the game’s first run and set up a three-run sixth inning during the...

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Kings will celebrate 70th anniversary May 28

Howard and Dorothy King of Scott City will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with their family on May 28 at the Church of Christ, Scott City. Hosts for the occasion will be their seven children: Kenneth and wife, Lynita, Redmond, Ore., James and wife, Janet, Scott City, Ronald and wife, Rachel,...

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Charles Ray Whitham

Charles Ray Whitham, 87, died April 25, 2016, at the Scott County Hospital. He was born March 21, 1929, in Liberal, the son of Ray Charles Whitham and Mabel Marie (Garvin) Whitham. Charles was a 1947 graduate of Scott Community High School and a 1952 graduate of the University of Kansas. He served...

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Joan MacDonnell

Joan MacDonnell, 90, died May 2, 2016, at the Scott County Hospital, Scott City. She was born April 5, 1926, in Birmingham, England, the daughter of Edward Arthur and Lilith Lister. A resident of Scott City since 1999, moving from Colorado Springs, Colo., she was a retired secretary. Joan was a member...

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Sheryl Lyn ‘Sheri’ Gerstberger

Sheryl Lyn “Sheri” Gerstberger, 65, died April 30, 2016, in Florissant, Colo. She was born March 7, 1951, in Oberlin, the daughter of John and Vivian (Vickers) Wade. Sheryl was a farm wife and had been a Leoti resident since 1990. She completed several years of college, majoring in art...

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Fundraising to kickoff soon for El Cuartelejo interpretive center

For most of his adult life, Jerry Thomas has heard discussion about the need for some type of museum or permanent structure to protect the El Cuartelejo ruins at Lake Scott State Park. It’s a project that’s been paid substantial lip service, but no results. So when plans were unveiled for...

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