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Beavers soar past Eagles in GWAC opener, 59-19

Trey O’Neil knows that Scott City will always be a football team that emphasizes the run. So when the senior quarterback has passing opportunities he wants to make the most of them. O’Neil did just that, passing for 200 yards and four touchdowns in a 59-19 romp at Colby in Great West Activities...
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A bumper crop of optimism as fall harvest set to begin

After a four-year drought and harvest yields that have suffered because of very unfavorable conditions, area farmers may finally be looking at one of their best fall harvests in years - maybe one of the best ever. Abundant rainfall since mid-June has been a huge boost to corn and milo crops. The only...

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Timothy James Jones

Timothy James Jones, 49, died September 13, 2014, at his home in Rolla. He was born August 20, 1965, in Santa Fe, N.M., the son of Carl and Judy (Bennett) Jones. Tim grew up in New Mexico and graduated from Eldorado High School, Albuquerque, N.M. He continued his education at the University of New...

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Wilma Carson

Wilma Carson, 98, died Sept. 13, 2014, in Loveland, Colo. She was born May 17, 1916, on a farm in Western Kansas, the daughter of Clarence and Anna Shull. Wilma graduated from Fort Hays State University with a BS degree in business in 1938. She married Karl Carson in August of 1936. They settled...

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Earl L. Gorman

Earl L. Gorman, 89, died Sept. 12, 2014, at the Scott County Hospital, Scott City. He was born on Dec. 22, 1924, in Smith Center, the son of Billie and Edith (McNeary) Gorman. A resident of Scott City since 1958, moving from Anderson, Mo., he was a journeyman operator for Wheatland Electric and was...

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James R. Spangler

James R. Spangler, 89, died Sept. 14, 2014, at the Scott County Hospital, Scott City. He was born Sept. 7, 1925, at Scott City, the son of Frank and Laura (Harrington) Spangler. James graduated from Scott Community High School in 1944. He worked in trucking and had part ownership of a Sinclair station. In...

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Conaway-Towery exchange wedding vows at Smith Center

Natasha DeAnn Conaway and Blake Lynn Towery, both of Smith Center, were married Aug. 9, 2014, at the Smith Center Armory-Show Arena. The ceremony was officiated by Matt Lucas. Parents of the bride are Brian Conaway, Topeka, and Shannon Stephenson, Smith Center. Grandparents are Ed and Marian Shellito,...

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Fire departments able to contain downtown loss

  The oldest business building in downtown Scott City, dating back to 1907, was destroyed by fire early Monday afternoon. Fire departments from Scott and Lane counties responded to the fire which destroyed a two-story brick building that was home to Braun’s Butcher Block in the north half...

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O’Neil believes in keeping a first game win in perspective

Scott City entered last Friday’s game with a number of questions. A 37-0 rout of Clearwater didn’t go very far in answering them. Yes, it was a good win, if not a bit surprising - not just by how well Scott City played, but by how well Clearwater didn’t. “Did you see this coming?”...

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Young squad claims title at Goodland

From the time the Scott Community High School girls began practices in mid-August, cross-country head coach Kevin Reese thought they had the potential to be pretty good. In their season opener at Goodland the Lady Beavers removed all doubt. With four girls finishing among the top 11 runners, Scott...

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High cost of health

Cost of prescription med forces   SC woman to forego treatment The last 4-1/2 years have been difficult for Gloria O’Bleness. She was originally diagnosed with inflammatory carcinoma breast cancer in January 2010. She is now a cancer survivor, but only after a radical mastectomy, followed...

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Flying opportunities for adults, kids at Scott City Air Show

Organizers of the Showdown on the Plains Air Show and BBQ Festival have found a way to do the near impossible - make the annual event even better. There will be more opportunities to fly in vintage aircraft, hot air balloon and helicopter rides, tandem parachute jumps, a jet dragster show and, of course,...

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Unique flight opportunities in SC this weekend

Organizers of the Showdown on the Plains Air Show and BBQ Festival have found a way to do the near impossible - make the annual event even better. There will be more opportunities to fly in vintage aircraft, hot air balloon and helicopter rides, tandem parachute jumps, a jet dragster show and, of course,...

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Beavers deflate Clearwater passing attack in 37-0 rout

Even a rebuilt offensive line wasn’t enough to slow down Scott City’s rushing attack in their season opener. The Beavers shredded the Clearwater defense for 272 yards on the ground - including 121 from the fullback position - as Scott City rolled to a surprisingly easy 37-0 non-league...

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Mary D. Bauck

Mary D. Bauck, 99, died August 14, 2014, at Wichita County Health Center Long Term Care, Leoti. She was born July 16, 1915, near Liebenthal, in rural Rush County, the daughter of John A. and Amelia (Herman) Kreutzer. A resident of Wichita County since 1925, she received training as a Registered Nurse...

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Richard C. Gilcrease

Richard C. Gilcrease, 76, died August 24, 2014, at the Scott County Hospital, Scott City. He was born on December 30, 1937, in Larned, the son of Ver- non and Gladys (Alm-quist) Gilcrease. Richard was a school teacher in Lyons for 11 years before returning to the family farm in 1972. He farmed in...

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Nila Jean Keltner

Nila Jean Keltner, 71, died August 28, 2014, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City. She was born on Dec. 14, 1942, in Montrose, Colo., the daughter of Mel vin and Evelyn (Gladden) Bradshaw. A resident of Marienthal since 2003, moving from New Mexico, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church...

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Barbara Marcellee Clark

Barbara Marcellee Clark, 86, died August 31, 2014, at Wichita County Long Term Care, Leoti. She was born August 16, 1928, at Crisfield, the daughter of William Boy and Pauline Loda (Avery) Crow. A Leoti resident since 2004, moving from Tribune, she was a homemaker and school bus driver. Marcelee...

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season opener

Defense making progress, still a   lot of concerns In their final scrimmage before Friday’s home opener, the Scott Community High School football team was wanting to ease concerns about their defense. There was no doubt the defense looked better than it did in their first scrimmage a...

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Leadership evident as SCHS x-country looks for return to state

Kevin Reese will be the first to point out that it doesn’t matter how much a head coach wants his team to succeed if everyone else doesn’t share that same commitment. When looking at past years when the Scott Community High School boys have finished on the podium at state cross-country meets,...

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making up ground

Defense not up to SC standard in first scrimmage When one looks at the cornerstone of success in the rich history of Scott Community High School football, one word comes to mind . . . defense. Or you can make it two words . . . hard-nosed defense. That defense wasn’t evident on the field last...

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Schmitts to celebrate 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Schmitt, Scott City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 3. Steven Schmitt and Kay Hammer were married Sept. 3, 1964, in Wichita. The couple has two sons, Jack Schmitt, and Mike Schmitt and wife, Kristi; and one daughter, Linda Tilton, and husband, Russell, all...

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Betzold to celebrate 80th birthday

Luella Betzold, Hutch-inson, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Sept. 6. She was born Sept. 4, 1934, in Kansas City, the daughter of Leonard and Leta Brooks. On Aug. 20, 1951, she married Leo Betzold in Raton, N.M. He died in 1984. Luella has three sons, Mike, Liberal, Morris, Hutchinson, and the...

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Sherow finds support growing in Western Kansas

Jim Sherow didn’t have to worry about a Democratic challenger in the First District race for Congress. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t learn a few things from watching the hotly contested Republican race in which incumbent Tim Huelskamp held off a serious challenge from Alan LaPolice. He...

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SC spikers getting the message in opening week

The message that the Scott Community High School volleyball team is hearing throughout their first week of practices is one they had better become familiar with. Communicate. “That’s something I’ve been emphasizing and the girls will hear it a lot from me,” says first year head...

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Making the grade

Young squad evident as practices begin There is grading on the curve when Scott Community High School football coach Glenn O’Neil evaluates his team. There’s no extra credit work you can do later. You either make the grade or you don’t. And on the opening morning of two-a-day practices...

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Card shower to honor Phillipses

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Phillips, Scott City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a card shower. Terry Phillips and Rosalie Ames were married on August 29, 1964, at Augusta, Ga. The couple has one daughter, Elizabeth Smith, Hays, and one son, Bryan Phillips, Hays. They also have four grandchildren...

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Terri L. Jantz

Terri L. Jantz, 60, died August 16, 2013, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City. She was born July 2, 1954, in Scott City, the daughter of Bohumil Frank “B.F” and June (Newcomer) Vsetecka.  A resident of Garden City since 1975, she was a credit manager at Berry Tractor and Equipment...

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