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Next Step in Coffeyville Housing Program on Agenda for Commissioners Tonight

The next step in the USDAs’ Mutual Self-Help Housing Program in Coffeyville will be considered by City Commissioners when they meet in regular session tonight. The self-help housing program has a goal to build 20 new affordable homes in Coffeyville over the next two years. Tonight Commissioners will consider purchasing property for 5 of the homes on Morgan. They will also consider surveying of those properties.
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Former Columbus women provide female fire gear

The following story appearing on a Denver television station featured two 1997 Columbus High School graduates who have started an apparel company for women firefighters. Both of the ladies have family in Columbus. FORT COLLINS, Colo. — If you watch firefighters marching toward a wildfire, you will likely see heroism, bravery, and grit. What you may not notice is the women rolling up their too…
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Columbus Jr. Golf hosts tourney

Winners in the Columbus Junior Golf Tournament, 9-10 Boy’s Division are: Easton Sinclair, Parsons (67); Ward VanHouden, Chanute (68); Tanner Thompson, Columbus (72); and Jaxson Booth, Oswego (79). The tournament was held June 16 at the Brush Creek Golf Course. Courtesy Photo. The Columbus Junior Golf Program hosted a tournament, June 16 at the Brush Creek Golf Course. Winners in the Boy’s 11-12…

Edward Johnson, 79, Columbus

Edward Ray Johnson, 79, of Columbus, died peacefully Wednesday, June 22, 2022. He was the son of Julia (Buchanan) and Wilbert Johnson. Edward and Delores Dollison united in marriage April 9, 1961, at Columbus. Eddie, as he was known was a paper boy for the Columbus Dailey Advocate as a youth. He then went to work for Charlie Theolet at the Conoco full-service gas station, Charlie and Beryl Dean…

Rhonda Cooley, 65, Columbus

Rhonda Faye (Christiansen) Cooley, 65, of Columbus, died Sunday June 19, 2022. Born in Carlsbad, New Mexico, Rhonda was the daughter of Kenneth and Ina Christiansen. She was a graduate of Commerce, Okla. and continued her education at Coffeyville Community College. Rhonda and Stan Underhill were united in marriage in June, 1985. They later divorced. In February 1998, she married Gary Cooley. …

Lena Wadino, 85, Webb City, Mo.

Lena Agnes Faye (Proffitt) Wadino 85, of Webb City, Mo. formally Scammon, died peacefully surrounded by her six children and family. Born March 1, 1937, in Columbus, Lena was the daughter of John William and Mary Elva Proffitt (Getman). Lena was a 1956 graduate of West Mineral High School. She worked in the cafeteria for 20 years for Columbus School District at Scammon Elementary. Anyone who knew…

Columbus righty Stover named 3A Pitcher of the Year

COLUMBUS, Kan. – Seth Stover got the good news earlier this week. “I was just sitting on my couch watching TV and my mom came in and said “Hey, did you know you’re the 3A Pitcher of the Year?””. The junior right-hander for Columbus has been...

Party For Retiring Topeka Representatives Is Hosted by Coffeyville Area Chamber of Commerce

A come-and-go retirement party is being hosted by the Coffeyville Area Chamber of. Commerce. Representative Jim Kelly of Kansas’ 11th district and Richard Proehl, Representative from the 7th district are both retiring this year. The reception will be held at the Coffeyville Country Club on June 29th from 4 to 6 pm. For those in attendance, there will be awards and presentations at 5 pm.

Fredrick Vail, 70, Edna

Fredrick E. Vail, 70, of rural Edna, died the morning of Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at his home. Born July 28, 1951, in Parsons, Fredrick was the son of Raymond Eugene and Carol Sue (Engler). He grew up and attended school in the Angola area. While attending Labette County High School, he ran cross country. Following graduating from LCHS with the class of 1969, he attended Coffeyville Community…

Costs To The County For Lighting Have Been Lowered Dramatically Since Conversion To LEDs

Significant savings for the county has been achieved by upgrading the lighting in all county buildings, including the courthouse, the judicial center, Dearing maintenance barn, county shop, sign shop, parking garage, and the county offices in Coffeyville including the health department, tag office, and senior citizens center. As a result, the lighting cost for the county has dropped 86% since switching to LED lighting.

Dr. Jack W. Martin

Dr. Jack W. Martin, Ph.D., passed away on June 10, 2022, in Wamego, KS. A devoted husband and father, Jack was married to Vicki Lynn Flesher Martin on August 6, 1961, who proceeded him in death on their 55th wedding anniversary in 2016, and together they had three children, Sharla, Kelly, and Justin.

Coffeyville Fair And Rodeo "One Day Sale" Is Today

Coffeyville Fair and Rodeo is August 8-13, but today is the day to purchase tickets. In this “One Day Sale” you can get admission to all 5 nights of the Grandstand events, including the Livestock Shows, bull riding, two nights of PRCA Rodeo, and two nights of the Demolition Derby.