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Shooting in Butler Under Investigation

On July 2nd around 5:30 p.m. the Butler Police Department along with Bates County Sheriff’s Deputies, Bates County EMS and Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers responded to a report of a shooting at 301 E. Pleasant Street in Butler. When officers arrived on scene, they made contact with a...
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Pie Auction Pie sells for $3100.00

During the 20th year of the Rich Hill 4th of July Pie auction there was a big group of approximately 50 pies that were sold on Friday, July 1st, totaling sales were just under $29,000. The highest priced pie to sell at the Rich Hill Pie Auction was baked by...
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Press Release from the Butler Fire Chief Jason Bennett

On Tuesday, July 5th at 1:46 a.m. the Butler Fire Department was dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Country Club Terrace for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival fire was found on the exterior wall of the garage. The fire was extinguished with damage only to the exterior of the residence. Cause of the fire appeared to be accidental, and fireworks related.

County Fair: Bringing Communities Together

The County Fair is an exciting time for 4-H and FFA members and the surrounding community. It is an opportunity to showcase the handiwork they have made and show the animals they have worked with for months leading up to the fair season. Through their various projects with these youth...

Common Ground: New Manager, Revamped Drive Through Window Service

Since May, Kalyn Turner has been the new manager of Common Ground Coffee Co., 12 E. Wall. Turner is from a small town around Burlington, KS. She graduated from South Coffey County High School, then got a graphic communication degree from Pittsburg State University. “I have worked at a lot...

Gerald “Jerry” John Peterson, Sr.

Gerald “Jerry” John Peterson, Sr., 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren on Friday, July 1, 2022. Born January 23, 1938, to Ernest George Peterson, Sr. and Dorothy Rose Murphy, he was raised in Mission, Kansas, where he graduated from St. Agnes High School. On April 26, 1958, he married Mary Ann Hinds (Peterson). The pair raised three children and opened Miami Lumber, Inc. in Paola, KS, in 1983. Jerry was a member of the Paola Country Club where he enjoyed golfing and watching KU basketball and football games with longtime friends and was also a devout member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Virginia "Ginger" Coburn

Virginia Jean “Ginger” Coburn, 83, of Raymore, Missouri, formerly of Paola, went to be with her many loved ones in heaven, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at her home. The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful care and concern they and Ginger were shown by Missouri Palliative and Hospice care as Ginger passed over.

Friday Night Free Concert: The Hemphills

This week’s Friday Night Concert will be presented by local family musicians, The Hemphills. Jack Hemphill plays keys, wife Sandy plays violin, mandolin, guitar, saxophone, and keys. Son Brad joins in with lead, rhythm, and bass guitars, and daughter Kristen Weeks ties the band together on the drums. All the members are vocalists and will perform a variety of music including classic country and 70s pop classics.

Letter to the Editor - Jody Garrison

We have had a yard sign taken from our yard three times in the past two weeks. Other residents across town have had their signs taken as well. If someone disagrees with the premise of the sign they can ignore it, but they do not have the right to steal others. Not only is this criminal but reflects an attitude of intolerance and menace. The signs are innocent and positive saying: “Vote Yes. Value Them Both.” Both refers to a mother and her baby. Vote Yes refers to our opportunity and responsibility as Kansans to secure laws that protect and promote life.

Obituary of Alfred Basel

Alfred Heinrich Basel, 86, of Fort Scott, Kansas, passed away early Monday morning, June 27, 2022, at the Girard Medical Center. He was born June 3, 1936, in Hanau, Germany, the son of Otto and Elisabeth (Froschhauser) Basel. After moving to the United States as a young man, Alfred married...

Greta Achey

Greta Achey, age 92, of Paola, passed away 7/4/2022. Services are pending with Dengel & Son Mortuary- Crematory/Paola Chapel. Survivors: sons David and Dale Achey.

Vida L. Hurlbut

Vida Hurlbut, age 87, of Paola, passed away 7/4/2022. Services are pending with Dengel & Son Mortuary/Paola Chapel. Survivors: husband Ed and children Rodney, Velinda, Ronald, Dave and Michelle.

Lora Lee Dennison, age 85 of Adrian

Cremation memorial services for Lora Lee Dennison of Adrian, Missouri will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2022 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. No visitation. Contributions to Adrian Rural Fire Department. Online condolences Lora Lee Dennison, age 85 of Adrian, Missouri died Wednesday, June 15,...

Rotary Elects New Officers

On July 1, new officers stepped into leadership positions of Fort Scott’s Rotary Club #2454. Kathy Dancer is President, Lindsay Madison is President-elect, and Rhonda Dunn is Secretary-Treasurer. Outgoing officers are President Tracy Dancer, Secretary Lisa Ward, Treasurer Melissa Wise, and Sargent-at-Arms Ed Scott. Also beginning in July, Rotary...

Fort Scott City Commission Minutes of June 21

The regular meeting of the Fort Scott City Commission was held June 21st, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Commission Meeting Room at City Hall, 123 S. Main Street, Fort Scott, Kansas. ROLL CALL:. Commissioners J. Jones, T. Van Hoecke, S. Walker, and M. Wells were present with Mayor...

Paola man sentenced to 27 months for hate crime against Black boy

A Paola man was sentenced Wednesday to just more than two years in federal prison for threatening a Black boy with a knife and telling him he was in a “white town.”. Colton Donner, 27, was driving through a residential area of Paola — a town roughly 32 miles southeast of Lawrence in Miami County, with a population of about 6,000 — on Sept. 11, 2019, when he saw the victim walking on the sidewalk, according to court documents.

CHC/SEK Fort Scott to provide walk-in mammograms July 27

FORT SCOTT — Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas is hosting a walk-in mammogram event for women age 40 and older who have not received a recent mammogram. The event will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27 at the Fort Scott main clinic located at 401 Woodland Hills Blvd Fort Scott. Refreshments and a gift will be provided.

Chamber Golf Classic on July 15

Feel free to give us a call or drop by the Chamber to register a team or sponsorship!. It will be a great day of business promotion, networking, & fun!. Thank you to our Chamber Champions for all of your support!. Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce | 231 E....