How many times can you cross Kansas and still consider it a new adventure?

The answer is at least 43 . . . and counting.

It was expected that the Scott County (USD 466) school district would be a big winner under a new school finance formula that was being crafted by the Kansas Legislature.

In order to limit an increase in the proposed 2018 budget, the Scott City Council may have to spread payments for a newly purchased street sweeper over six years instead of five.


Call it the home pool advantage.

The Scott City Stars were dominating in their home swim meet on Saturday, claiming 33 gold medals and a team title.

With a strong wind coming in from right field throughout the weekend, the Scott City Outlaws knew that the long ball likely wouldn’t be a big part of their offensive arsenal in tournament action at

Two proposals that will significantly change the landscape of high school sports in Kansas will be taking effect with the 2018-19 school year.

Columns & Opinions

For more than two years, the Kansas Legislature has behaved like a student who has been given a homework assignment they didn’t want to do.

Kris Kobach’s decision to run for governor of Kansas is probably the least surprising thing to happen in politics during the past week.

Kids, as many of us were often reminded during our formative years, are to be seen and not heard.


Youngsters in the summer reading program at the Scott County Library were entertained on Tuesday by Savannah Ball with the Southwest Kansas Library System and her puppet show.


When some people hear the word “salad,” they think of a small bowl of leafy greens and creamy dressing that must be struggled through before the arrival of their steak or chicken.

Normally, I would be in China now, reporting back on Asian education. However, this year I will teach at a Chinese university the last three months of 2017. What am I not missing?


Michael E. Heim, 38, died June 7, 2017, in Pawnee County, Kansas, from an automobile accident. He was born July 19, 1978 , in Scott City, the son of Vernon Elroy Heim and Kara Kuntzsch.

Rosetta Barbara (Laverenz) Bremenkamp, 93, died June 5, 2017, at Citizens Medical Center, Colby. She was born Feb. 4, 1924, to John and Anna (Delzeit) Laverenz, in Purcell, Ks.

Clifford M. Dearden, 98, died June 2, 2017, at Park Lane Nursing Home, Scott City. He was born Nov. 1, 1918, in Scott County, the son of Clifford M. and Retta M.

The Scott County Record

PO Box 377

Scott City, KS 67871

Phone: 620-872-2090

Fax: 620-872-0009