Teammates for 12 years play final game together
Late winter and early spring in area high schools means it is time for basketball playoffs. The Turpin Lady Cardinals recently completed their season with a loss in the second round of last week’s Oklahoma Class A regional tournament, and the loss also marked the end of two hardwood teammates who had played together during their entire youth.
Kansas State University President is Coming to Liberal to Host an Open Forum
Have you ever had a question you’d like to ask K-State President Richard Linton? Are you curious about student experiences on campus or interested in how the University might be of help at the local level? Getting answers to those questions is the purpose of Kansas State University’s regional community visits initiative.
Women’s Empowerment Lunch coming to Rec Center
International Women’s Day is right around the corner, and the Liberal Recreation Center will soon be helping celebrate it with a special event. There will be a Women's Empowerment Lunch from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 8 (also known as International Women's Day) at the Liberal Recreation Department at 950 S Grant Ave. Tickets are $10 per person and to RSVP, people interested in attending can call the Liberal Recreation office at (620) 417-8150, and registration is also available online at https://secure.rec1.com/KS/liberal-ks/catalog. The afternoon will include lunch and three guest speakers: Candy Garcia, Keeley Moree, and Diana Villareal. There will also be prizes donated from some local businesses. As Recreation Department Program Coordinator Christi Starr tells it, there is a lot to be excited about.
Redskins Fall Short in Battle for the Bell
The Liberal Redskins and Dodge City Red Demons entered Thursday’s game at Dodge City Fieldhouse both having lost six in a row. So something had to give. Dodge City dominated the game 54-35 winning the Backyard Battle for the Bell. The Red Demons led 12-6 after one. The Demons...
Once a Saint, always a Saint … and we’re so thankful
Each year as I welcome new students to Seward County Community College, I encourage them to work hard, ask for help, and reach for their goals. I also remind them that they are at the starting line of establishing a legacy they share with the wider Saints family. “You are...
Garinger files for register of deeds
Jill Garinger (Republican) has filed her intent to run for the office of Seward County Register of Deeds. Following is a list of local offices to be elected in 2024. The filing deadline is Monday, June 3, at noon. COUNTY OFFICES. County Commissioner District 1. County Commissioner District 5. County...
Liberal Hosts 6A Bowling Regional
Varsity boys came in as a 12 seed and finished 10th overall with 2704 total pinfall. Lexton Batie finished 21st overall with a 594 series. Logan Apsley finished with a 511 series, a 50 pin improvement from last year’s regional. Varsity girls came in as the 10th seed and...
USD 480 Board of Education Approves Superintendent Search Finalists
The USD 480 Board of Education is pleased to announce they have selected two candidates to interview for the open superintendent position. The two candidates are:. Mr. Stephen Linkous of Overland Park, KS currently serves as the Chief of Staff for Arlington Public Schools in Arlington, VA. He has spent his 29 year career in the field of education, serving as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, school support officer, assistant superintendent, and chief of staff in various districts.
Coronado Museum water line bursts, causing damage
The Coronado Museum has been a Liberal fixture for many years and recently, the community suffered some damage. “Sometime around Jan. 22, we discovered a pipe had burst over the weekend while the museum was closed, and a lot of the first floor especially had been affected by that water,” Coronado Museum Executive Director Nathan Dowell said. “We called in for mitigation immediately, and we believe those efforts have been successful – the floors were able to get down to a healthy level, which we're very grateful for, and ever since then, we've been waiting to be able to complete the process of putting everything back together. For the foreseeable future, a lot of parts of the free museum itself are closed off to the public, but we're hoping to reopen those as soon as we can. But we want to make sure people know the gift shop and Land of Oz/Dorothy's House tour are still completely open.”
Saints Hold On for Upset Win Over Rival Conqs
After a rough couple of weeks, the Seward County Saints men’s basketball team snapped their cold streak with a huge win over their longtime rival in the Dodge City Conquistadors on the road where sophomore Nathan Jones led the way with a near double-double to lift his squad to an 80-75 win over their Jayhawk Conference foe. The win is Seward’s first win in February and snaps a seven game losing streak.
County purchasing new equipment to prepare for presidential election
This year’s presidential election has an extra step in the Sunflower State with a presidential preference primary, and along with that, the state primary and general elections are expecting voter turnout beyond their norms. With that in mind, Seward County is increasing its fleet of election equipment after commissioners...
LPD sees rise in vehicle burglaries
Local law enforcement officials are seeking help in finding individuals allegedly involved in a series of recent vehicle burglaries. A release from the Liberal Police Department said officers have been notified of several burglaries over the past few weeks, and they are advising those who have had their vehicle burglarized, whether property was taken or not, to contact LPD.
Pancake Day Accident Sends One to the Hospital
The Liberal Police Department was dispatched at around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, to the 800 block of North Country Estates for an injury accident. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 2016 red Dodge Challenger, driven by a 19-year-old female, and a 2005 silver Kia Sportage, driven by a 27-year-old male, were stopped in traffic when they were rear ended, the release said. A silver Ford Explorer, driven by a 28-year-old female, was traveling south on the overpass when she struck the Kia Sportage, causing it to strike the Dodge Challenger.
How personal income has changed in Seward County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Seward County, Kansas and how it compares to state and national levels.
Kappelmann to become part of Kansas football tradition — the Shrine Bowl
Brooks Kappelmann had a standout senior season as quarterback of the Liberal Redskins, and his effort had landed him a spot on the roster of the Kansas Shrine Bowl. Kappelmann will be attending Seward County Community College to play baseball, but his football skills also garnered collegiate offers. But before...
Redskins drop regular season finale in Dodge City
DODGE CITY — Liberal’s final chance at a Western Athletic Conference victory faded early in the Field House in Dodge City Thursday, and Liberal never recovered in a 54-345 loss. Dodge City used five first half three pointers to build a 28-11 lead, and after a short run...
Column brings back memories
After reading the Leader & Times newspaper I received on Feb. 8 (yes, I still read the newspaper), it made me think of how the world has changed in my 93 years as I sit here in my new home at the Homestead Estates home, plus thinking about how I lived through it all.
Liberal Police Department notified of several vehicle burglaries, asking victims to contact them
The Liberal Police Department says it has been notified of several vehicle burglaries over the past few weeks.
Lockley Joe becomes Baby Cakes 2024
This year’s Baby Cakes winner is Lockley Joe Hefner. He was born 4:20 p.m. Feb. 13, Pancake Day, weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. His mother is Sherie Fitzgerald from Guymon, Okla., who received a gift basket provided the Liberal Area Coalition for Families. Baby...
Southwest Miracles to Celebrate 15 Years of Miracles this Saturday
The Southwest Miracles annual fundraiser is set for this weekend. The organization is celebrating 15 years of Miracles with their annual Shindig event this Saturday, February 24th. The fundraiser is scheduled for the Seward County Activity Center with the doors opening up at 5:30pm. There will be a Silent Auction...