News

Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order requiring that face masks be worn in public won’t be enforced in Scott County.

Wheat harvest far from great, but overall quality still a surprise

There were simply too many factors working against the Southwest Kansas wheat crop this year.

Davis brings real-life experiences to 1st District race

Most politicians can talk about the plight of family farmers, how essential it is to have affordable healthcare, helping children with special needs and the importance of keeping businesses in rura

Businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 can make application for grants through the Scott County Development Committee.

SCHS grads finally get their moment

Many of the graduation caps worn during the Scott Community High School commencement ceremony carried a brief message.

Sports

Newton can prove if he’s worth a big payday

It had been speculated that when quarterback Tom Brady left New England there was a strong possibility that it would be a good landing spot for Cam Newton.

know pain, know gain

Prior to returning to Scott City, Clay Mulligan was seriously considering the possibility of opening a fitness center.

a new start

The Scott Community High School girls officially entered a new era in their basketball program last week.

A new coach. A new system. And what will essentially be a new lineup.

Is NASCAR ready for political correctness?

NASCAR has taken the extremely bold move of deciding it doesn’t want to offend anyone by banning Confederate flags from flying at its race tracks.

After long absence, athletes return to strength program

Last week was the first time in about 10 weeks that Scott Community High School coaches had face-to-face time with athletes as they began their summer weights program.

Columns & Opinions

With so much conflicting information available through social media and major media outlets, a familiar reaction we hear is: “Who are you supposed to believe?”

An impossible quest for perfection

We all want to believe in heroes - not necessarily those from Marvel Comics or who fill the big screen - but real life heroes.

Trump is a student of history

After three weeks of protests in the street and more than 40 million people filing for unemployment, desperate Republicans are turning to the White House for guidance.

What are they hiding?

That’s the question taxpayers should be asking as the Trump administration refuses to reveal where a half-trillion dollars of our hard-earned cash has gone.

As an emboldened President Trump continues to speak the language and project the image of a tinhorn dictator, Americans keep waiting for signs that Congressional Republicans have reached a point wh

Lifestyle

A large European study confirms a rare bit of good news about COVID-19: children seem to be mostly spared from the worst of its effects.

A Miami entrepreneur who led a rural hospital empire was charged in an indictment unsealed Monday in what federal prosecutors called a $1.4 billion fraudulent lab-billing scheme.

Health experts say that contact tracers - health care workers whose job it is to reach out to individuals who may have been exposed to the coronavirus to instruct them to isolate - are essential to

LAWRENCE - Activists and citizens from Dodge City to the Kansas City suburbs are reconsidering the involvement of police in their communities - including whether officers should continue to help re

Almost since COVID-19 was first recognized by public health experts, teams like that at Johns Hopkins University have done heroic work to gather and harmonize information from dozens of sources eve

Obituaries

Mason D. Wright

Mason D. Wright, 25, died June 27, 2020, at his home in Scott City.

H e was born on Aug. 30, 1994, in Garden City, the son of Rodney J. and Judith L. (Clinton) Wright.

Ronald Gene Thomas

Ronald Gene Thomas (Ronnie), 80, died Tue., June 23, 2020, in Crawfordville, Fla., due to complications related to Alzheimer’s.

Verl J. Crossman

Verl J. Crossman, 92, died on June 29, 2020, at his home in Shallow Water.

H e was born on Sept. 21, 1928, in Roy, Utah, the son of George Thomas and Effie May (Carson) Crossman.

Dr. Richard V. Ohmart

Richard V. Ohmart, MD, FAAFP, 84, Oakley, died Thursday, June 11, 2020, at the Logan County Hospital.

Robert Pokorny

Dr. Robert D. Pokorny, DDS, 92, died on June 10, 2020, at Brookdale Assisted Living, Hays.

The Scott County Record

PO Box 377

Scott City, KS 67871

Phone: 620-872-2090

Fax: 620-872-0009