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ag’s uncertainty

New farm bill leaves farmers with more questions than answers In a profession filled with enough risk, farm bills have offered farmers a safety net they could rely on in the event of natural disasters or low market prices. Changes to that safety net in the latest farm bill are raising concerns by...
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O&B repeat

Beavers survive late run by Hays to claim   tournament crown With most of his night spent guarding, or being guarded, by 6-foot-7 Brady Werth, Scott City’s Sloan Baker wasn’t necessarily looking for a big offensive game against Hays in the finals of the Orange and Black Classic. But...

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Full-time MRI ‘made sense’ for SCH

As the Scott County Hospital’s chief financial officer, Joe Meyer could see the revenue stream that was being created by having a mobile MRI unit available for 1-1/2 days each week. On average, the unit would see more than 30 patients on each visit. What bothered Meyer was the revenue the hospital...

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Vulgamore is county spelling champ

With the correct spelling of “sarcastic,” Parker Vulgamore earned the right to represent Scott County at the upcoming Sunflower Spelling Bee. Vulgamore, an eighth grader at Scott City Middle School, was among 10 finalists competing for the county title on Tuesday morning at the Scott Community...

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Leland Calvin Stewart

Leland Calvin Stewart, 85, died Jan. 11, 2015, at Covenant Medical Center, Lubbock, Tex. He was born on Oct. 9, 1929, in Orion, the son of Leland and Anna (Kittel) Stewart. On Feb. 27, 1948, he married Helen Wray in Topeka. He lived in Denver City, Tex., since 1956 where he was a member of the First...

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Defense sets the tone as Beavers pull away in second half

After allowing Ulysses to stay within striking distance throughout most of the first half, the Scott Community High School boys knew there would be some halftime adjustments on defense. They were right. “Coach (O’Neil) got our attention at halftime and we came out fired up and played a...

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A ‘bigger’ Tucker finally finding success as Beavers’ 106-pounder

Zach Tucker spent more time on the awards podium last Saturday than he did on the wrestling mat. The Scott Community High School junior didn’t just pin all five opponents in winning the 106-pound division at the Scott City Classic, he needed less than 3-1/2 minutes to get it done. In the championship...

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Newly formed IMC Club connects instrument pilots

SFEC has first   Kansas chapter When it comes to piloting an aircraft, nothing can replace practical knowledge, emphasizes Radek Wyrzykowski. A certified flight instructor with more than 6,000 hours of flight time, Wyrzykowski felt that an important element of flying was missing for those pilots...

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What are the odds?

SC home is struck by vehicles twice   in past year What are the odds of having your home hit by a vehicle? One in a million? Ten million? How about twice in the same year? “Betty Ryan lived in this house when it was first built and had lived here for a long time. When she heard about...

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Dorothey Jean Rowe

Dorothey Jean Rowe, 77, died Jan. 20, 2015, at Garden Valley Retirement Village, Garden City. She was born on Nov. 20, 1937, in Scott City, the daughter of Ralph and Ollie (King) Snyder. A resident of Garden City since 1980, she had been the owner and operator of various beauty salons in Scott City...

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Defense sets tone in second half runaway

After allowing Ulysses to stay within striking distance throughout most of the first half, the Scott Community High School boys knew there would be some halftime adjustments on defense. They were right. “Coach (O’Neil) got our attention at halftime and we came out fired up and played a...

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Dan Depperschmidt

Dan Depperschmidt, 79, died Jan. 11, 2015, at Garden Terrace Care Center, Overland Park. He was born on Oct. 31, 1935, in Grinnell, the son of Augustine “Gus” and Catherine “Katie” (Mader) Depperschmidt. Dan owned the bowling alley in Oakley, farmed, worked at PlainJan’s,...

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Griffith’s return is golden

4 Beavers in   Norton finals Having been away from wrestling action for more than a year due to shoulder and knee injuries, there was a lot of curiosity surrounding Cooper Griffith’s return to action last weekend in Norton. Not only had the Scott Community High School junior missed his...

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Orange and Black Classic Brackets

Thursday, January 22 - Saturday, January 24, 2015...

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SC breaks Mustangs with 2nd half surge

After watching a four point halftime lead quickly disappear early in the second half against Southwestern Heights on Tuesday night, Scott City head coach Shelby Crawford was curious how his girls would respond. The Lady Beavers (2-3) put together a 13-0 scoring run during a six minute stretch in the...

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6th man role suits Hutchins

With the return of Brett Meyer to the lineup following the holiday break, it meant that Dylan Hutchins would return to the bench for the Scott Community High School basketball team. Hutchins was just fine with the move. The junior guard drilled five treys and finished with 19 points in Scott City’s...

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David Bernard Mick

David Bernard Mick, 64, died Jan. 2, 2015, at his home in Scott City. He was born on Jan. 24, 1950, in Hays, the son of Frank and Mary (Thum- mel) Mick. David lived in Lincoln before moving to Scott City, in 1966. He was a 26-year employee with the City of Scott City public works and parks departments. He...

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Open trade with Cuba long overdue

Moran supportive, but still   anticipates fight in Congress The recent announcement to remove trade barriers between the U.S. and Cuba was welcome news among area farmers attending a listening tour stop by Sen. Jerry Moran in Scott City on Friday. Cuba is seen as a huge export opportunity for...

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