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a Kansas walkabout

Fortunato is experiencing people, places A vacation for Henry Fortunato isn’t complicated. With a walking stick and a backpack, he can “walk out my front door, make a left and I’m on my way to something unique and wonderful in my adopted state,” says the Overland Park resident. Fortunato’s...
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Inside the Huddle

After playing what has arguably been the NFL’s toughest six game stretch to start the season, Kansas City is still a respectable 3-3. Actually, that record is pretty amazing when you consider the starters who have been missing from the lineup during that time. After last week’s huge win...

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Ronald G. McCary

Ronald G. McCary, 71, died on Oct. 10, 2014, in Smith Center. Ronald was born on Nov. 22, 1942, to Alvah and Veronic  (Conn) McCary at his grandmother’s house in Stockton. After attending high school in Smith Center he began working for Jerome Rudolph where he learned the brick laying/construction...

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Putting final touches on SC wellness center

Additional gyms benefit school, SRC Plans are coming together for a community wellness center in Scott City that would include two full-sized basketball courts and a walking track. Over the next couple of weeks, a proposal is expected to be finalized which details how the estimated $2 million project...

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Beavers corral Mustangs in district opener

On a night when Scott City could literally score at will - six straight possessions to open the game - it was a rare mistake by the Beavers that created one of their highlights. Following Friday’s 49-0 smackdown of Southwestern Heights (2-5), junior deep return man Wyatt Kropp was upset with himself...

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Scott City spikers fourth in home invite

Winning their first two matches of the day, the Scott Community High School volleyball team went on to claim a fourth place finish in their own invitational on Saturday. “These girls couldn’t recall a time when they’d advanced out of pool play,” says first year head coach Megan...

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Patricia L. Detwiler

Patricia L. Detwiler, 74, died Oct. 11, 2014, at her home in Pocomoke City, Md. She was born March 20, 1940, in Ellsworth, the daughter of Milton and Frances (Bridges) Mollhagen. Pat spent most of her childhood in Scott City, graduating with the class of 1958. She earned a bachlor of science degree...

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New ER procedure to take effect at SC Hospital

Imagine that you’re in the waiting room at the Scott City Medical Clinic for your scheduled appointment. The time of your appointment passes by and you wait . . . maybe another 30 minutes, maybe an hour. Why the long wait? In an increasing number of instances it’s because the physician’s...

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SCHS ground game overpowers Ulysses in 14-7 win

With quarterback Trey O’Neil hobbled by a knee injury, it was apparent early in Friday’s showdown with league rival Ulysses that the Beavers would need to rely on their running game more than usual. That figured to be a tall order against the bigger Tigers (4-2, 3-2) who were looking to...

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Longhorns commit 7 turnovers in meltdown against Beavers

If there were any doubts about the Scott City defense, some of those may have been put to rest against Class 4A state-ranked Holcomb on Friday. The Beavers turned five turnovers into four touchdowns - and that was just in the first half. For the game, SCHS forced seven turnovers - four fumbles and...

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Beavers make quick work of Eagles with 42-0 shutout

Score early. Score often. That could well be the theme for Scott City’s football team which has been almost unstoppable in their early possessions against opponents this season. The Beavers scored on their first five possessions against Hugoton while building a 35-0 halftime lead. With the junior...

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Healthy SC spikers finally coming together

It’s tough enough being young. Add in a number of injuries and various health issues throughout the season and it’s been even tougher for the SCHS volleyball team to find any chemistry. “This was the first time all season that we’ve had all our varsity girls able to play at...

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Alan Dale ‘Whitie’ Bollinger

Alan Dale “Whitie” Bollinger, 78, died Oct. 1, 2014, at the Scott County Hospital, Scott City. He was born on Feb. 11, 1936, in Farmington, Ill., the son of Kenneth Bollinger and Agnes (Lafferty) Bollinger Yowell. Alan’s father died when he was just two-years-old. A resident of Scott...

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Sherman ‘Red’ Berry

Sherman “Red” Berry, 78, died Oct. 1, 2014, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was born on April 18, 1936, in Cordell, Okla., the son of Wilson and Bessie (Isbell) Berry. Red left home at the age of 13 to work in the oil fields. He farmed and also worked in the trucking industry. He owned Berry...

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Couple plans Dec. 6 wedding

Randy and Cindy Scheuerman, Scott City, announce the engagement of their son, Seth, Hays, to Taylor Pflughoeft, Hays, daughter of Mike and Toni Pflughoeft, Ellsworth. The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Ellsworth High School and a 2011 graduate of Kansas State University, Salina, with a bachelor’s...

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Familiar themes during district tour

Congressman Tim Huelskamp sounded his familiar anti-government themes in front of very sparse gatherings in Scott City and Dighton on Monday afternoon during his regular listening tour. The federal debt, the EPA and medical care for military veterans were his primary targets as the Republican Congressman...

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Demolition set to begin for historic building

Fate of local businesses, downtown structures in limbo Terry Berning would love to salvage the facade of the historic, two-story brick building that was gutted by a fire on Sept. 8. That hasn’t prevented him from moving ahead with plans to begin demolition of the structure next week. “I’d...

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sweet 16

All four YMCA teams still unbeaten Four weeks into the season all four Scott City teams in the YMCA youth tackle football league at Garden City are positioning themselves for a No. 1 seed in the post-season tournament. All four teams remain undefeated with 4-0 records with only one regular season game...

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Lady Hornets sting Hoxie in quad

Sweep Indians in 2 games to   end drought With her team trailing by three points early in the first game against Hoxie, Dighton High School volleyball coach Whitney Linenberger didn’t waste any time calling a timeout. “We weren’t doing terrible, but I was frustrated,”...

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Henrietta Hilda Dirks

Henrietta Hilda Dirks, 95, Lindsborg, formerly of Scott City, died on Sept. 26, 2014. She was born March 15, 1919, at Lodge Pole, Nebr., the daughter of Louis R. and Caroline (Wagner) Misegadis. On Nov. 20, 1938, she married Harry H. Dirks at Albert. Henrietta had been a resident of Lindsborg since...

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Whimmydiddle’s reputation makes it a top choice for first-time crafters, veterans

Craft shows were a part of life when Cheryl Krentz was growing up in eastern Colorado. She used to travel frequently with her father, John, as they would show and sell their flower arrangements and kids’ furniture. “We used to go to craft shows just about every weekend in the fall,”...

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