Hospital management under fire

Former employees, community speak out _________________________________ Claiming there is a leadership crisis that has contributed to high staff turnover at the Scott County Hospital, one former employee and another who has submitted her resignation were among those airing grievances with the Scott...
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SC accomplishes its No. 1 priority

Wins an added bonus   for inexperienced squad Glenn O’Neil had one top priority when he put together the summer schedule for his basketball team. Court time. Lots of court time. “We played about 30 games this summer between the tournaments and Garden City league and we needed every...

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James ‘Jim’ Allen Jones

James “Jim” Allen Jones, 62, died June 18, 2015, at his home in Greeley, Colo. He was born on Oct. 10, 1952, in Williamsburg, Ia., the son of Leighton and M. Jeanne (Kinzler) Jones. Jim graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1971. Jim owned and operated Jones Dozing in Iowa County...

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Aelard Merl Unruh

Aelard Merl Unruh, 78, died June 29, 2015, at his home in rural Brighton, Colo. He was born on Feb. 27, 1937, in McPherson, the son of Brinton and Amanda (Koehn) Unruh. His parents moved to Scott County in 1944. On May 23, 1950, he was baptized, becoming a member of the Church of God in Christ Mennonite. Aelard...

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Janice Carol Cox

Janice Carol Cox, 68, died June 24, 2015, at her home in Andover. She was born on Nov. 20, 1946, in Mooreland, Okla., the daughter of Clay- ton E. and Viola Mae (Wisner) Williams. Janice was a banker, accountant for many churches, was involved in Girl Scouts and 4-H. She was a tutor and was always...

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Herbert Charles Graves

Herbert Charles Graves, 87, died June 28, 2015, at Park Lane Nursing Home, Scott City. He was born on Oct. 7, 1927, in Woodward, Okla., the son of Charles Miller and Mary Ann (Hoffert) Graves. A resident of Scott City since 1984, moving from Wichita, Herb worked for Arkla Gas Company until his retirement. He...

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Surprising harvest is nearing completion

Two months ago, Scott Co-op Manager Gary Friesen had all but written off this year’s wheat crop. He certainly wasn’t alone as a very dry winter and early spring had taken its toll. That’s made what he’s seen the last week even more incredible. “I think we’re seeing...

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David Ross Bridgeman

David Ross Bridgeman, 54, died June 6, 2015, at the Lane County Hospital, Dighton. He was born on April 3, 1961, at Attica, the son of  Ronald Evans and Ruth Ann (Gettelman) Bridgeman. David spent much of his youth in Scott City, graduating from Scott Community High School in 1979. For most of...

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Margaret J. Lee

Margaret J. Lee, 93, died June 14, 2015, at her home in Scott City. She was born on May 30, 1922, in Scott City, the daughter of Clar- ence W. and Rosa (Been) Dickhut. She attended Scott Community High School and Kansas State University. Margaret served in the United States Navy Hospital Corps at...

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Jeffery V. Long

Jeffery V. Long, 37, died on June 22, 2015, in Garden City. He was born on June 24, 1977, in Garden city, the son of Richard and Kathy (Foster) Long. He had been a resident of Garden City since 2009, moving from Scott City. He was a truck driver for K.L. Johnson Trucking, Garden City. Survivors include...

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Joyce J. Koehn

Joyce J. Koehn, 72, died June 20, 2015, at the Kansas Soldiers Home, Ft. Dodge.  She was born in Scott City on Feb. 22, 1943, the daughter of Herman  Butts and Elsie Dirks Ratzlaff. Joyce enjoyed gardening, ceramics, sewing, working, cooking and baking for her family. On Nov. 21, 1959,...

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Thomas J. Hutchins

Thomas J. Hutchins 80, died June 17, 2015, at his home, Fredericksburg, Tex. He was born on Aug. 8, 1934, in Shields, the son of Clarence “Pete” and Mary (Sharp) Hutchins. Tom moved to Scott City, at an early age with his parents. As an adult, he lived in Dighton, Montgomery, Ala., and...

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Terry G. Rohrbough

Terry G. Rohrbough, 61, of  Holcomb, died June 19, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born on Dec. 14., 1953, at Scott City, to Earl and Marian (An- derson) Rohrbough. Terry grew up in Lamar, Colo., where he graduated from Lamar High School. He then served in the U.S. Army. He moved...

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Stars claim 9 golds at Dodge City

The Scott City Stars captured nine gold medals - seven in the boy’s division - in Western Kansas Swim Club competition at Dodge City on Saturday. Brandon Winderlin and Conner Cupp were each double winners in the 13-14-year division. Winderlin turned in the fastest times of the day in the 50m...

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Scott City Stars win 27 golds at Leoti

With a dominating day in the relays, the Scott City Stars claimed 27 gold medals in Western Kansas Swim Club competition at Leoti on Saturday. The Stars captured 10 of those golds in the relays, with seven earned by the Scott City girls. Hope Wiechman (9-10 years) was the only multiple winner in the...

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Rebecca ‘Becky’ Teeter

Rebecca “Becky” Teeter, 60, died June 14, 2015, at her home in Ulysses. She was born on Aug. 4, 1954, in Garden City, the daughter of Albert “Shorty” and Shirley Jane (Gerstberger) Kuriyama. Becky was raised in Ulysses and graduated from Ulysses High School in 1972. She moved...

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Joseph John ‘Joe’ Stottmann

Joseph John “Joe” Stottmann, 82, died June 13, 2015, at Elm Haven West Nursing Home, Parsons.  He was born on Aug. 14, 1932, in Sterling, Okla., the son of Herman M. and Ida (Schulte) Stottmann. Joe graduated from Anadarko (Okla.) High School. He farmed prior to serving his country...

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Scheuerman-Baber exchange wedding vows on March 21

Andrea Scheuerman and Bronson Baber were united in marriage on March 21, 2015, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Scott City. Parents of the couple are Randy and Cindy Scheuerman, Scott City, and Brock and Chris Baber, Tribune. Maid of honor was Alyssa Scheuerman, sister of the bride, Scott City. Bridesmaids...

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Floyd A. Stanton

Floyd A. Stanton, 92, died June 5, 2015, at the Kansas Soldiers Home, Halsey Hall, Ft. Dodge. He was born on Feb. 19, 1923, at Scott City, the son of Floyd L. and Pearl (Kuder) Stanton. Floyd was co-owner and manager of Weiser Drilling and Supply Company, Scott City, retiring in March 1989. He moved...

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Big Spring shelters are latest addition at Lake Scott

Chantz Yager understands the importance of making a good first impression. Visitors to Lake Scott State Park are now being welcomed by new picnic tables and shelters that he refurbished and erected in order to become an Eagle Scout. The new additions are located under the shade trees near Big Spring,...

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