Belmont, KS

USD 311 provides survey to patrons on potential bond issue

PRETTY PRAIRIE, Kan. — The Pretty Prairie USD 311 School District has a survey out connected to a potential facilities improvement bond issue. The survey provides patrons a chance to voice what they would like to see in a bond issue with various levels of work or additions that could be done. The survey is a very preliminary push to find out what the public wants to see in the district.
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Cement truck driver killed in rollover crash in Barber County

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (KAKE) - A 58-year-old cement truck driver was killed when his truck went into a ditch and rolled numerous times in southern Kansas on Thursday. The accident happened at around 10 a.m. on McAdoo Road about two miles south of Elm Mills Road in northern Barber County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports Anthony Peek was driving south when the cement truck crested a hill and caught loose sand on the edge of the roadway.

Cement truck driver killed when vehicle crashes, rolls in southwest Kansas

COATS, Kan. (WIBW) - A cement truck driver was killed Thursday morning when his vehicle crashed and rolled in Barber County in southwest Kansas, authorities said. The crash was reported at 10:05 a.m. Thursday about two miles south of McAdoo Road and Elm Mills Road. The location was about six miles south of the city of Coats.

Commencement this weekend for area high schools

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Commencement ceremonies for high schools across the area continue this weekend. Pretty Prairie High School's graduation is at 10 a.m. Saturday. Nickerson High School's graduation is at 11 a.m. Saturday. Buhler High School's graduation is at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hutchinson Sports Arena. Inman High...

Argonia Days to take place Saturday

ARGONIA – The annual Argonia Days will take place on Saturday, and a fun day of activities are planned. Everything will take place on or along Main Street in downtown.The day will begin with a parade at 10:30 a.m. Line-up for the parade begins at 9:45 a.m. at Argonia Elementary School.Everything else begins at 11 a.m. There will be food trucks, bounce houses, giant yard games and more. DJ Mike Frost will provide music. Argonia Days runs until 3 p.m.Wrist bands are requ...

Golf roundup: Cheney wins Hillsboro-Marion 36-hole tourney

The Cheney Cardinals boys golf team won two tournaments on the same day, claiming the team titles at the 36-hole Marion County Invitational last Friday.The Cardinals shot 315 to win at Hillsboro Municipal Golf Course, and shot 323 to win at Marion Country Club. Cheney edged Sterling in both tournaments, winning by 26 strokes at Hillsboro and by 31 at Marion. There were five teams golfing at Hillsboro and six at Marion.Harrison Middleton was the individual champion on b...

South Main sidewalk nears completion in Cheney

CHENEY – Access to the Cheney Sports Complex will soon be safer and more convenient.The South Main street sidewalk was identified as a need in the city’s community pedestrian and bicycle master plan that was completed in 2018 by the City of Cheney with the help of a community steering committee. The committee gathered community input to help develop the plan.“The construction of this sidewalk is the success of many years of planning and funding from multipl...

Carol White

Carol Anne (Garcia) White, 77, of Argonia, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at her daughter’s home in Pennsylvania.She was born July 2, 1944, at Tulsa, Okla., the daughter of John Vincent Garcia and Othel Maria (Handcock) Garcia.Carol moved with her family to Wichita, where she attended Sacred Heart Academy. She graduated with the class of 1962.Carol was united in marriage to Eugene Francis “Whitey” White Jr. on June 4, 1966, in Linwood, Pa.They retired in 1990 and moved from Chester, Pa., to ...

Lawrence Louis Kottas (1936-2022)

Lawrence was born Oct. 31, 1936, in Wilson, Kan. to Anton and Lucille Kottas, the youngest of four siblings. He graduated from Ellsworth High School and completed some college. Lawrence married the love of his life, Lenette Moyer Kottas Dec. 1, 1956. He became a father of two daughters and...

Duane Earles

Duane Gale Earles was born to Carl and Freda (Seitter) Earles on Nov. 5, 1935, at the home of his grandparents, located northwest of Geary, Okla. In late 1936, the family moved to Duquoin, Kan., where his brother, Doyle, and sister, Ludwina, were born. In 1941, the family moved to Argonia.Duane attended Argonia schools for 12 years. On Aug. 28, 1955, he married his high school sweetheart, Donna Rea McCall, in Argonia. They resided in Norman, Okla., while Duane attended the University of Oklahom...
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Medicine Lodge man killed when cement truck overturns

COATS -- A Medicine Lodge man died Thursday when the cement truck he was driving overturned in rural Barber County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that Anthony R. Peek, 58, was southbound on McAdoo Road in a 2013 Kenworth cement truck when he crested a hill about two miles south of Elm Mills Road, and his right front tire caught loose sand on the edge of the roadway.

Storm Tracker Shoutout: Wheatlands Health Care Center — Kingman

This week is National Skilled Nursing Care Week. It runs through Saturday. This is a time to celebrate the essential role skilled nursing care centers and staff play in creating and nurturing connections in the community for their residents. Temperatures this week have been hotter than normal for this time...

Driver killed in Barber County truck crash

The Kansas Highway Patrol said a Medicine Lodge man was killed Thursday morning in an accident involving a cement truck. Troopers said 58-year-old Anthony Peek was driving a cement truck south on McAdoo Road, about six miles south of Coats. The right front tire caught loose sand on the roadway and veered toward a ditch. The driver over-corrected and the truck went into the east ditch and rolled several times, coming to rest on its wheels.

Drought continues to impact Kansas wheat fields, more rain needed

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Drought concerns continue for Kansas farmers, and there is an immediate need for precipitation. Alan Patterson lives in Anthony. He says the recent rain has caused his wheat crop to perk up, but having gone nearly eight months without rain, still creates issues for the wheat crops ahead of June’s harvest.