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Late catch gives Herndon repeat title

It came down to the wire, but Kent Landon, Deerfield, once again walked away with top honors at the Lake Scott Catfish Derby last weekend. The seasoned veteran claimed top prize money of $500 with a total weight of 25.36 pounds during two days of fishing. Richard Harp finished second with 20.84 pounds...
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Beavers take control early to give Coach Turner first career win

The mistakes that had plagued Scott City in the first two games disappeared on Friday night. The varsity offense didn’t commit any turnovers. The SCHS defense forced four turnovers. And, not surprisingly, the Beavers (1-2) whipped Cimarron, 52-7, in a non-league game. “We started moving...

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Helen E. Harper

Helen E. Harper, 91, died Sept. 19, 2016, at the Keepsake Kottage, Wichita.  She was born May 10, 1925, in Hominy, Okla., the daughter of Don- ald Glenn and Mary Maude (Gaines) Varvil. A resident of Healy since 1951, moving from Albert, she was a homemaker and secretary. Helen was a member of...

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Tomek-Fenster to wed Oct. 1

Steve and Lois Fenster, Healy, announce the engagement of their son, Kurt Adam Fenster, to Sarah Marie Tomek, Rochester Hills, Mich., the daughter of Tom and Barb Tomek, Greenville, S.C. The prospective groom graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in economics and a minor in theatre. Kurt...

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Lady Beavers rally against Lakin; complete quad sweep

It’s not just that the Scott Community High School volleyball team is off to their best start in years, but how they’re doing it. A combination of power on the front line, defensive quickness and confidence have contributed to their 5-1 start. “And they refuse to give up,” adds...

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nature’s ‘straw’ to the Ogallala

Research to determine playa’s role in recharging the aquifer Minnesota is known as the “land of a thousand lakes.” But, the state doesn’t begin to compare with Kansas, which could proclaim itself the “land of 23,000 playas.” The unique, geographical feature,...

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Thomas, Stevens are top medalists at Goodland XC

When Jack Thomas made the decision to compete in cross-country this season, Scott City head coach Kevin Reese knew that he could be a special athlete. The sophomore lived up to those expectations with a gold medal finish in his first high school competition at Goodland on Sept. 1. It wasn’t just...

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Larry Leroy Appel

Larry Leroy Appel, 66, died Sept. 1, 2016, in rural Venango. He was born July 5, 1950, in Scott City, the son of Raymond Jacob and Margaret Jean (West) Appel. He graduated from Scott Community High School with the class of 1968. In 1984, he graduated from the University of Colorado, Ft. Collins, with...

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Kenneth L. Owen

Kenneth L. Owen, 90, a resident of Bartlesville, Okla., passed away in St. John Medical Center, Tulsa, Okla., on Thurs., Sept. 1, 2016.   Kenneth Lester Owen was born in a small house in Horton, Ks., on Feb. 20, 1926. He was the son of William M. Owen and Alice C. (Gilbert) Owen.  He moved...

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defying the odds

LaPolice hopes issues, not party, will count with 1st District voters When Alan LaPolice tells a potential voter that he’s an Independent candidate for Congress it’s easy to dismiss his chances. Kansas is a deep red state.  Only once since 1875 has a Democrat been elected to Congress...

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The politics of public education

Ask most anyone in your community what they think of their local schools and, generally speaking, the vast majority will say they are very satisfied. According to a recent Gallup poll, the number of satisfied parents has dropped below 70 percent only twice since 1999. Yet, when parents and non-parents...

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Beavers squander lead with fourth quarter turnovers

When Jarret Jurgens dove for the pylon to score a touchdown late in the third quarter, Scott City had clearly seized the momentum in their season opener against Hays. The Beavers had scored three unanswered touchdowns to take a 21-10 lead with 3:31 on the clock and appeared ready to give Jim Turner...

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History comes to life in the middle of nowhere

It might be easy for travelers on US83 Highway to pass by the two limestone buildings, partially hidden by a windbreak of cedar trees, that stand alone against the backdrop of rolling hills. Located halfway between Scott City and Oakley, they have the distinction of being two of the few remaining native...

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SC spikers open with triangular sweep

Getting the season off to a good start was a top priority for a Scott Community High School volleyball squad hoping to turn around last year’s 7-25 record. The Lady Beavers accomplished that goal with a sweep of Sharon Springs (26-24, 25-9) and Oakley (25-8, 25-22) in their season opening triangular. It...

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Yagers to celebrate 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Yager, Dighton, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a come-and-go celebration hosted by their children and families on Sun., Sept. 4, 3:00-5:00 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Scott City. Tom Yager and Linda Payne were married on Sept. 2, 1966,...

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