Can the swimming pool open or can’t it?

Since Park Lane Nursing Home residents have been in lockdown for the past month, friends and family are invited to participate in a drive-by parade on Sat., May 23.

Percival Packing is in prime location to maintain beef supply

At a time when the beef supply chain is being tested like never before, small processing plants have emerged as a reliable source for those wanting a good cut of steak or hamburger for the outdoor

With just six coronavirus cases reported in Scott County, it might be easy to assume the community will escape the pandemic wave that’s hitting some parts of the state.

quiet time

Social distancing was no problem for Kaden Wren, Scott City, as he fished the channel behind the Steele Home at Lake Scott State Park during a beautiful afternoon recently. 



Free trial period begins at SRC fitness center

It wasn’t quite the opening that Kylie Stoecklein was hoping for, but in this day of social distancing and limits on group gatherings, one has to adapt.

Raiders have given KC reason to get ‘hate’ back

Move over Denver Broncos. KC Chiefs fans should replace you as the team to hate.

A lost season

Pound for pound, there are few in Kansas powerlifting who can measure up to Piper Wasinger.

After seeing all sports shut down since mid-March, the Kansas State High School Activities Association has released a plan that will allow coaches and athletes to resume activities on a limited bas

a lost season

SCHS senior still has memorable high school career

Columns & Opinions

Rod Haxton

To the graduates of the Class of 2020, please accept our sincere apology. This is not the ending you could have possibly imagined to your senior year.

Over the course of 52 years at the Seattle Times, 39 as publisher, I thought I had seen it all in terms of big stories and damaging crises.

It wasn’t but a few months ago that moderate Democrats and Republicans were speaking in unity against Medicare for All.

Perilous time for small business

I am a small businessman.

In fact, our family has a long history of small business ownership that includes gas stations, shoe stores, jewelry stores and beauty shops.

The stories which have emerged over the past couple of weeks about tens of thousands of young pigs being killed at processing barns because of a COVID-19 backlog are gut-wrenching.


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Long-term care facilities in Kansas and around the country are desperate to keep COVID-19 outside their walls.

TOPEKA - The economic shutdown driven by the COVID-19 outbreak put Sherri Calderwood out of work.

Then her job waiting tables opened up again.

TOPEKA - Residents and patients in under-resourced nursing homes, where outbreaks have fueled more than half of Kansas’ coronavirus deaths, will likely pay the steepest price for the state reopenin

Americans are reporting high levels of emotional distress from the coronavirus pandemic - levels that some experts warn may lead to a national mental health crisis.

TOPEKA - Family physician Doug Iliff says Kansas’ strategy of flattening the COVID-19 infection curve in anticipation of developing a vaccine ignored opportunity for an alternative that might have


Reva G. Roemer, 66, died on May 2, 2020, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City.

She was born June 30, 1953, in Scott City, the daughter of Duane Alvin and Elaine May (Harper) Roemer.

Dr. M.E. Niedens

Dr. M.E. Niedens, 88, died on April 27, 2020, at his home in Scott City.

He was born on Jan. 6, 1932, in Dighton, the son of Johnnie A. and Martha E. (Bathurst) Niedens.

Scott M. Showalter, 87, died on April 29, 2020, at his home in Garden City after an extended illness.

Janis Pritts

Janis Louise (Whitmore) Pritts was born to Ray and Verde Whitmore in a sod house in Scott County on Nov. 21, 1932.

She died April 17, 2020, after family farewells.

Kent Eugene Williamson, 82, Emporia, formerly of Casper, Wyo., died on April 23, 2020, at the Emergency Department of Newman Regional Health, Emporia.

The Scott County Record

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