Following the recent resignation of Mike Todd, the Scott City Council has appointed Terence Appel as the new public works director.


While standing on a thin layer of ice, there was still enough water for images of geese to be reflected during a recent morning at Lake Scott State Park. (Record Photo)


With the books officially closed on its $25 million bond project, USD 466 (Scott County) had about $750,000 it was able to transfer into the general fund.

A pandemic that has claimed more than 385,000 American lives has overshadowed an equally serious health crisis that has been pushed onto the backburner during the past 10 months.

the great escape

Most people will agree there was very little they wish to remember from 2020.


McDaniel, Bowers add to gold medal collection at Norton

Collin McDaniel’s calm demeanor on the mat makes it easy to overlook the fact that he’s only a freshman.

SC’s upset hopes fade down the stretch at Hugoton

For 16 minutes, the Scott Community High School boys played perhaps their best basketball of the season.

It’s never been a question of whether COVID would have an impact on the sports season, but when.

After a 1-4 start to the season and a four game losing streak, it may be difficult to imagine the Scott Community High School girls had momentum heading into the holiday break, but their record alo

Beavers need to get healthy for grueling tournament stretch

Aaron Dirks wasn’t a big fan of his wrestlers being out of the practice room for two weeks during the longer-than-usual holiday moratorium imposed by the Kansas State High School Activities Associa

Columns & Opinions

Even after MAGA-hat wearing insurrectionists got their marching orders moments earlier from the president.

Rod Haxton, editor

Nearly a year ago, while delivering closing remarks during Trump’s impeachment trial, Congressman Adam Schiff offered a prescient warning:

What ever happened to the “personal responsibility” we’ve so often heard Republicans prattle on about?

Pharmaceutical companies around the world deserve praise for their remarkable achievement in developing COVID-19 vaccines - some with financial assistance from Operation Warp Speed and some not.

GOP cult a threat to democracy

At what point does a political party become a cult?


TOPEKA - Lee Norman, the state’s top health officer, said Thursday the actual number of Kansans who have received the COVID-19 vaccine is probably twice the figure reflected by the Centers for Dise

The University of Kansas Medical Center has begun testing two new monoclonal antibody treatments for outpatients with COVID-19.

TOPEKA - Feedback from medical care providers through a new regional reporting system provides insight into the severity of stress the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on hospitals across the state.

Dr. Anthony Fauci said last week that Americans will have to wait until summer before they can return to some normal activities and attend events again.

TOPEKA - During his time serving as a Sedgwick County judge in juvenile court, Kevin Smith saw an overworked and exhausted foster care system leave Kansas children at risk of being harmed.


Carla Mae Brooks

Carla Mae Brooks, 77, died Sat., Jan. 9, 2021, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born April 10, 1943, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Arnold and Helena (Wollesen) Duus.

Nellie LaPlant

Nellie LaPlant, 90, died Jan. 12, 2021, at Park Lane Nursing Home, Scott City.

She was born on April 18, 1930, in Enid, Okla., the daughter of Hugh and Monta (Embree) Simmons.

Robert Dale Troyer, 82, died Sat., Dec. 26, 2020, at Lindsborg.

He was born in Bel Aire on Feb. 19, 1938, the son of Beulah May (Carnegie) and Bezzie Othel Troyer.

Larry L. Huck

Larry L. Huck, 79, died Dec. 26, 2020, at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City.

H e was born on Jan. 31, 1941, in Coldwater, the son of Vernon and Maxine (Wait) Huck.

Dona Dee Carpenter

Dona Dee Carpenter, 94, died Dec. 20, 2020, at Park Lane Nursing Home, Scott City

She was born on May 8, 1926, in Scott County, the daughter of Leo R. and Alice (Goertz) Jewell.

The Scott County Record

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Scott City, KS 67871

Phone: 620-872-2090

Fax: 620-872-0009