News

Job shadowing helps SCHS students make career decisions

While a career in the medical field has always interested Max Contreras, there has also been a certain amount of hesitation.

It could be said that the Scott Community Foundation’s latest achievement has been a success story two decades in the making.

Persons whose last name begins with the letter A are reminded that license tags must be purchased by Monday, March 1, to avoid a penalty.

The Scott City Council’s thoughts of extending Eighth Street in order to provide another access to the Eastridge Addition were dealt a jolt on Tuesday evening during a Zoom meeting with their engin

frozen fun at Lake Scott

Extended temperatures near zero degrees and lower provided a good layer of ice at Lake Scott this week.

Sports

Bowers claims sub-state title; McDaniel, Rohrbough to state

For three consecutive weekends, Gabe Bowers has been frustrated by losses in the championship finals to Colby’s Declan Ryan.

Culp’s defense sets stage for GWAC win at Goodland

For the Scott City boys to find success on the basketball court this season has had to begin on the defensive side of the ball.

Beavers use strong start to send 9 grapplers to sub-state

The strategy was pretty simple for the Class 3A regional wrestling tournament.

Bailey has back-to-back plays down stretch in win

Having seen most of their eight point lead disappear in the first four minutes of the fourth quarter, the Scott City boys were in need of something - or someone - to steal the momentum from Cimarro

Move over Jim Ryun

More native Kansan milers (four) have made the U.S. Olympic team than have run a sub-four mile indoors on Kansas soil.

Columns & Opinions

If you haven’t had a chance to view a video reenactment of how NASA was able to land the Perseverance rover on Mars last week, do so.

Rerun of a familiar fiscal disaster

Groundhog Day is behind us, but that hasn’t prevented the Kansas Legislature from trying to relive the same, old tax fiasco and waking up each time to a familiar story line.

“You can’t handle the truth,” as Jack Nicholson famously said as Col. Nathan Jessep in “A Few Good Men.”

Texans like to think of themselves as their own country - big enough to weather anything and to solve their own problems. Mother Nature has proven herself bigger and badder than Texas.

Preserving democracy isn’t easy

To paraphrase Winston Churchill, “Never in the field of human conflict have so many worked so hard to do so little to protect our democracy.”

Lifestyle

Twenty-four members of the High Plains Study Club met at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall on Feb. 1 8 .

There were 386 students earning first semester academic honors at Scott City Middle School.

Health care groups in Kansas are seeking to improve the state’s telemedicine regulations in response to increased use of the service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

People have a lot of questions about COVID-19 vaccines - not just how to get them, their efficacy, and their safety but real-world questions, too, about what habits and pandemic practices will chan

Simple exercise is the start to a healthier life

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it is especially fitting that we consider how to help those we love keep their heart and brain healthy and strong.

Obituaries

Eugene Leon ‘Bear’ Harkness

Eugene Leon “Bear” Harkness, 76, died on Feb. 18, 2021, at his home in Leoti.

He was born on Oct. 6, 1944, in Scott City, the son of Elmer and Clara (Moore) Harkness.

Mary Cleatus Armstrong

Mary Cleatus Armstrong, 95, died on Feb. 17, 2021, in Topeka.

She was born in Scott City to Paul and Zelda Ruth in 1925.

Jack Steele

Curtis “Jack” Steele, 84, died at his home in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 8, 2021, with his devoted four-legged companion at his side.

John Cupp

John Robert Cupp, 70, died at his home on Jan. in Dighton.

He was born on May 1, 1950, in Ordway, Colo., the son of George and Mary (Bonham) Cupp.

Franklin Opunui

Franklin Keana Opunui, 84, died Jan. 7, 2021, at Park Lane Nursing Home, Scott City.

He was born on Nov. 3, 1936, in Maui, Hi., the son of John Likua Opunui and Mary Ellen Elaina Huihui.

The Scott County Record

PO Box 377

Scott City, KS 67871

Phone: 620-872-2090

Fax: 620-872-0009