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Results from Little Britches Rodeo

The Kit Carson County Little Britches Rodeo celebrated its 61st year Memorial Day Weekend in Burlington at the Kit Carson County Fairgrounds. To those who attended from Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, it was a great rodeo experience. We started out our 9-rodeo series Aug. 28 & 29,...
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Deitz named Early Childhood Professional of the Month

The Early Childhood Council for Yuma, Washington, and Kit Carson Counties (ECCYWK) recognizes an outstanding early childhood professional each month who is devoted to their profession and has the personal characteristics, knowledge, and skills necessary to provide young children with high quality early childhood care and education experiences. Each month a professional is chosen from nominations from parents, early childhood professionals and community members.
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Burlington Loses Long-Time Partner as Gooseberries is Sold

No one knows yet exactly what will change, but everyone who shopped at Gooseberries–Burlington’s most unusual and only remaining family-owned grocery–knows that something will. On May 30, the Spiegelhoff family sold the last of their stores, a loved, local business operating here for more than 100 years. We could all see it coming. We just hoped it wouldn’t because this town has not only lost a unique business that truly served its community. It’s lost an example of vanishing Americana: the sole proprietor invested in the place he serves, the store owner who knows you and what you need because he’s your neighbor.

Two from area named all-state baseball

Burlington’s Ty Marcum and Stratton’s Cooper Seaman were each named all-state recently by the coaches in the Colorado High School Activities Association. Marcum, a senior, was named honorable mention in Class 2A after leading the Cougars to a 17-6 record and into the second round of the playoffs. Seaman, a junior, helped the Eagles to a 10-11 record and into the Class 1A district playoffs.

Celebration of Summer

The 18th Annual Celebration of Summer sponsored by the Burlington Chamber of Commerce went off wonderfully last weekend. Even with the hot blustery winds a good time was had. Beautifully maintained and restored cars, pickups, motorcycles, and antique tractors lined the street, and a good selection of musical performances entertained the crowd until well after dark. A cornhole tournament to benefit the Burlington High School football team, as well as face painting, food vendors and a beer garden provided something for everyone.

Kit Carson County Fair Information

County Events Day is scheduled for Thursday, July 28 at the 2022 Kit Carson County Fair. Come enjoy a free barbecue and watermelon feed served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and the County Events Day arena performance beginning at 12:45 p.m. in the grandstands. Contest lists, rules and entry forms can...

Burlington Swim Team

This past Saturday the Burlington Swim Team was in Oakley, Kan. It was a hot and windy day. “The problem with the wind is that the flags, no matter how tight they are, still move. It makes it hard for any backstroker to keep their stroke count correct,” stated BST coach Jeff Yager. “With that, most of my backstrokers were able to get their turns correctly. They all tried their best and I am proud of them.”

Bethune holds football fundraiser

On April 24 the Bethune Bobcats football team and Bobcat Booster Club held a benefit dinner. Thanks to the assistance of James and Reena Thomas of Spices on the Green in Burlington for providing and cooking the meal, as well as the utilization of their restaurant space to hold the dinner. They made the event happen.

Bosco’s uses big late innings to rally past Vona’s

OSWEGO — Bosco’s erased a seven-run deficit on Thursday, using big innings in the fourth and fifth to earn an 18-15 win over Vona’s Restaurant in Oswego Little League Majors division action on Thursday. Vona’s set the tone early, scoring a pair of runs in the top...

What’s next for Cougar baseball?

Now that the 2022 baseball season is over for the Burlington Cougars, what lies ahead for the program?. Well, with two-thirds of the roster returning, hope looms large for another successful season. Perhaps they can get past the second round of the regional playoffs, where their season has ended in each of the past two campaigns, following no season at all in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Five Cougars, two Eagles named all-conference

Five members of the Burlington Cougars and a pair of players from the Stratton Eagles were named to the All-2A/1A Union Pacific League Team by the league’s coaches. Honored from the Cougars were senior Ty Marcum, along with juniors Garrett Richardson, Matthew Gutierrez, Dominic Conrardy, and Henry Goodnow (honorable mention).

Sky Ranch Vacation Bible School

The Sky Ranch VBS sponsored by First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Burlington United Methodist Church, and the First Christian Church, is taking place at St. Paul’s Monday, June 20 to Thursday, June 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children who have finished kindergarten through 6th grade. Preschool...

Dorothy L. Penny Remembered

Dorothy Penny, of Burlington, passed away on June 4 at age 96 with family by her side. She was born Dorothy Nider on May 24, 1926, to Claude Nider and Mathilde (Tillie) Wolters Nider in Fairbury, NE, the fourth of eight children. The Nider family moved south of Harbine, NE, in 1933 and then to Knowles, California, in 1945 for Claude’s health and so he could be near his sister.

Burlington Swim Team

In their second meet of the 2022 summer season, the Burlington Swim Team traveled to Goodland. “Our swimmers came to compete. They all tried their best and it showed,” head coach Jeff Yager praised. “All of our younger swimmers improved their times. It was great to see as a coach.

City sales and use tax increases by one percent July 1

Effective Friday, July 1, businesses collecting Burlington city sales and use tax from customers will increase the amount to 3%. This is a change from the current amount of 2% being collected by businesses and submitted to the Department of Revenue, who then remits the tax back to the city on a monthly basis.

Amick honored in ceremony

The late James K. Amick wasn’t in Burlington very long, but like everywhere he went he left an impression. Amick, who coached basketball at Burlington High School from 1961-63, was recently honored by Arizona Western College in a ceremony remembering him following his passing on Feb. 6 at his home in Yuma, Ariz. at age 85.

Idalia players stand out for North in All-State Game

Coming off a strong senior season, three Idalia Wolves stood out in this past Saturday’s Six-Man All-State game in Hugo. Representing the North team, the trio of Yahir Enriquez, Koy Smith, and Titus Glanz made plays on both sides of the ball. But it wasn’t enough to overcome a spirited effort from the South, who won the game 47-32. Enriquez made the biggest impact, as he caught four touchdown passes from Prairie’s Andy Long. He also tossed a TD, earning him North MVP honors. Smith helped anchor the offensive line, and also showed a nose for the ball on defense. As a linebacker, Smith made tackles from sideline to sideline.

Oswego Little League: Vona’s defeats Elks Lodge to move into first place

OSWEGO — Vona’s Restaurant defeated the Elks Lodge 13-9 to take over sole possession of first place in the Oswego Little League Majors division. Both Vona’s and Elks came into the game with only 1 loss on the season. Following the contest Vona’s sits at 7-1, while the Elks fell to 5-2 with both losses coming at the hands of the Vona’s Restaurant team.

Crime and Punishisment 6-9

Burlington Police Department personnel submitted the following reports:. Editor’s note: Kit Carson County Communication Center is referred to as dispatch. The following reports were received at The Burlington Record on Monday, June 6. Saturday, April 16, 5 p.m.: Burlington Police and fire were dispatched to the 600 block of...