If there was any question about how Dighton residents would react to the prospect of a sexual predator treatment facility being located in their community, it didn’t take long to erase those doubts

The Scott City Council has approved $310,870 in sales tax grants for local organizations during the upcoming year.

Water usage by the Scott Recreation Commission continues to decline as a result of upgrades at the Sports Complex.

Most rural Kansas communities are anxious for any kind of economic development that will bring jobs.

However, there are limitations.

Can schools assume a greater role in post-secondary success if parents don’t share that same goal?


When Karina Ayala prepared for her final lift in the squat during Saturday’s Class 4A state powerlifting competition it was all about personal pride.

In the end, Haven simply had too much for the Scott Community High School girls.

Too much height. 

Too many second chance opportunities.

Too many free throws.

If you can’t score, it’s pretty darn tough to win.

The Lady Beavers made sure of that during their Class 3A sub-state semi-final game against Colby.

With individual champions in two weight divisions, the Scott Community High School girls were able to win the team title at the WaKeeney Powerlifting Invitational last Saturday.

A year ago, the SCHS boys finished seventh in the Class 4A state powerlifting championship.

Columns & Opinions

America, can we talk? We need to talk about “free trade.” We’ve needed to have this conversation for a while, actually. Like, since the 1980s.

The Kansas tourism industry has something new to promote . . . Nowhere.

Kris Kobach is a political opportunist.

That America’s income distribution has grown dramatically more unequal in the past 40 years is beyond debate.

Republicans on Capitol Hill are still awestruck days after President Trump declared he would have run into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., - without a gun - in order to stop


When Rich Cramer was hired to become the Scott County public works director 25 years ago, he admits to being a little surprised.

Kansas politicians are closely watching developing trade policies with an eye to whether they could start a trade war that might hurt industries in the state that rely on exports.

Entrepreneurs tend to do things the rest of us might see as crazy. Shenandoah Valley Organic chicken would fit into that category.

Seventeen members of the High Plains Study Club met on February 15 at NuLife Market for an afternoon tour.

Alpha Omega held its monthly meeting on Feb. 8 at the home of Kate Macy with 12 members present.


JaKayla “Jake” Lynn Brehm-Vasquez, 36, of Plains, died on March 10, 2018, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. She was born Dec.

Jimmie L. Jeffery, 82, died on March 6, 2018, at the Scott County Hospital. He was born Oct. 28, 1935, in Black River Falls, Wisc., the son of Roy and Beth (Hein) Jeffery.

Brenda C. Lowry, 69, died March 4, 2018, at Southwest Medical Center, Liberal. She was born May 23, 1948, in Liberal, the daughter of Eldon and Vera E. (Greenwood) Lowry.

Daniel Robert Dunn, 68, died Feb. 22, 2018, in Grant County. He was born June 26, 1949 , in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Bob and Lone (Sevier) Dunn.

Michael Tod Steele, 64, died Feb.

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