Bourbon County, KS

Bourbon County Commission Agenda For May 24

1st District–Lynne Oharah Minutes: Approved: _______________. 2nd District–Jim Harris Corrected: _______________________. 3rd District–Clifton Beth Adjourned at: _______________. County Clerk–Ashley Shelton. MEETING HELD AT THE COMMUNITY BUILDING IN GARLAND AT 6:00PM. Call to Order. • Flag Salute. • Approval of Minutes from previous meeting. • Eric Bailey...
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Third Street Park Improvements on the Horizon

This Saturday residents of the east side of Fort Scott are invited to give input on what they would like to improve at the park on east Third Street. The park is a city block that is sided by Third Street on the north, Hill Street on the east, Fourth Street on the south and Wilson Street on the west. It is a tree shaded area, one half of which is on a hill, one half is a ball diamond.
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Tri-Valley Holds Award Ceremony

On Friday, April 29th , Tri-Valley Developmental Services held their 2022 Award Ceremony to celebrate individual achievements as well as community support in Bourbon county. The ceremony took place at 1 pm at Tri-Valley’s Service Center located in Fort Scott’s Industrial Park. Awards were presented to the following individuals:
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Weekly Chamber Coffee at Nelson State Farm on May 19

The Kale Nelson State Farm Insurance office is proud to serve Fort Scott, KS with Insurance and Financial Services, with a focus on resident relocations to the Bourbon and Linn County area. Kale’s team of licensed Insurance Professionals are here to help get you correct Insurance coverage for your specific needs. Not only can they help with Auto Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, Life Insurance and Financial Services to the Fort Scott, KS area including the surrounding Bourbon and Linn County areas, but they are also able to assist small business owners with their Commercial lines of Insurance. Give them a call today for a personalized Insurance Quote!

Bourbon County Commission Minutes of May 10

The Bourbon County Commission met in open session with Commissioners Harris, Commissioner Oharah, Commissioner Beth and the County Clerk were all present. Matt Quick, Shane Walker, Susan Bancroft, Matt Crystal, and Rob Harrington were also present for all or a portion of the meeting. Clifton made a motion to approve...

AD: Farm Service Agency Seeks Program Technician

The Bourbon County Farm Service Agency has a permanent full-time Program Technician position available. Salary ranges from $32,570 to $58,158 (CO-3 to CO-7), depending on experience/education. Benefits include health, life, retirement, annual and sick leave. Must be a US citizen. High school graduate or GED. See full vacancy announcement at:...

Tax and Spend by Gregg Motley

I have relatives that live in Georgia who want to move back to their home state of Kansas to retire, but are taken aback by the additional taxes they must pay for the privilege of living here. I have been providing them with data on the tax rates of different counties. They cannot justify the additional $200,000+ in taxes it would take to live here over the course of their retirement just to be closer to family.

Input Needed For Workforce Survey

FORT SCOTT – BOURBON COUNTY AREA. to answer workforce questions, please forward to the person within your organization who can respond. Employers of all sizes are asked to respond. Thank you!. The Chamber is sending in. partnership with Bourbon County REDI. Greetings!. RE: Important Survey of Workforce for our...

Next for Kansas Road Trip: North Central Kansas 2023

On the last day of the 2022 Big Kansas Road Trip in Bourbon, Cherokee and Crawford counties, Marci Penner of the Kansas Sampler Foundation announced that the 2023 Big Kansas Road Trip (BKRT) will take place in Jewell, Republic, and Smith counties in North Central Kansas on May 4-7. The...

Bourbon County Arts Council 2022 Patio Concert Friday, June 17

Sending on behalf of Chamber Member Bourbon County Arts Council. Friday, June 17 ⟡ 8:00-10:00pm ⟡ Liberty Theatre Patio. Contact Terri Floyd 620.224.7221 or Deb Anderson 620.224.8650. Thank you to our Chamber Champions for all of your support!. Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce | 231 E. Wall...

Bo Co Commission Agenda For May 10

1st District–Lynne Oharah Minutes: Approved: _______________. 2nd District–Jim Harris Corrected: _______________________. 3rd District–Clifton Beth Adjourned at: _______________. County Clerk–Ashley Shelton. MEETING HELD IN THE COMMISSION ROOM. Call to Order. • Flag Salute. • Approval of Minutes from previous meeting. • Eric Bailey – Road and Bridge...

Bourbon County Inter-Agency Coalition Board Meeting Minutes

Welcome and Call to Order: Patty, Shana, David, Elizabeth, and Billie Jo attended. Approve March 1 minutes: Patty moved, Elizabeth seconded, and the motion carried unanimously to approve the March 1 minutes. Treasurer’s Report:. Family Assistance Recap: Since January, we have helped 7 families, including 17 children, for an...

Community Foundation by Gregg Motley

Bourbon County is fortunate to have one of only three community foundations in Southeast Kansas; the other two are in Crawford County. In 2007, a number of citizens of our county had the foresight to establish The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation (“FSACF”) in order to encourage long-term investments in our area. Since then, the organization has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to schools, governments and charities all across Bourbon County, thanks to the vision of a number of donors.

Bo Co Democrats Meets May 15

Bourbon County Democrats meet on Sunday, May 15th at 2:00 p.m. at Fort Scott Community College Ellis Building, H-121. GOTV 22 information, orientation, and volunteer training.

Explore With Big Kansas Road Trip

An annual Kansas tourism promotion is coming to our portion of the state today, May 6 and tomorrow, May 7. The event is promoting Bourbon, Cherokee and Crawford Counties. “We’ve had a steady stream of visitors,” Lindsay Madison, Executive Director of Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce said on Thursday. She and her staff are welcoming them and giving info about the event. The Chamber is located at 231 E. Wall.

Big Kansas Road Trip targets Southeast Kansas

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kans. — Since 2018 the Kansas Sampler Foundation has been highlighting what makes rural Kansas unique. It’s called the Big Kansas Road Trip, and this year it’s making its way to Southeast Kansas. “The Big Kansas Road Trip sort of acts like a magnet to...