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Area students receive Gold, Purple honors from Butler

Students from Hamilton and Cassoday received special recognition during this year's Butler Community College spring commencement day. Laramie Walford of Hamilton received “Order of the Gold” status, for a combined 4.0 grade point average at BCC and with transfer credits. Walford also received a $1,000 scholarship for completing...
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Rosalia to Be Among the First in the Nation to Get up to 2 Gbps Fiber Internet

ROSALIA, – This summer, local broadband provider SKT is breaking ground on a rural fiber project in Rosalia, located about 12 miles east of El Dorado. With fiber, Rosalia will be among the first in the nation to get 2 Gbps symmetrical internet service – up to 2,000 Mbps for both download and upload. That’s 26 times faster download and 200 times faster upload speed compared to what’s offered with the existing copper infrastructure. The project is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
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Boil advisory issued in Fredonia, Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment today issued a boil water advisory for Fredonia’s public water supply system. Officials say customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:. Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation or use bottled water.

Two Flinthills teachers headed to Hall of Fame

Two teachers from Flinthills USD 492 in Rosalia have picked up a huge honor – they are members of the The Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame in Dodge City Class of 2022. Michal Austin from Potwin and Julie McCreight from Leon celebrated more than 50 years combined of teaching at a luncheon in their honor, followed by the induction ceremony this month in Dodge City.

Eureka Junior Golf Concluded Season

Members of the Eureka Junior Golf recently completed their 2022 season, participating in tournaments in Caney, Fredonia and Eureka.Participants aged 9-11 compete in 6 holes, while 12-18 year olds play 9. Following are the results:Caney • June 99-11 A-Boys: Maddox Hughes 36, Wacey Ross 41, Logan Morris 47, Liam Mead ...

Area Communities To Celebrate Independence Day

On Monday, July 4, people across the nation will celebrate America’s Independence Day.Four area communities have shared their plans with The Eureka Herald.EurekaThe annual Party in the Park event will be held this weekend. To kick off the event, the Eureka Safe Night After Prom committee will be hosting a ...


Kenneth Ray Mills was born on April 18, 1938 to Lee and Emma Mills, near Malden, MO and passed away on June 13, 2022 in Eureka, KS. He grew up in St. Louis and in the cotton fields of Southeast Missouri. He graduated from Fisk/Rombauer High School and joined the US Air Force, becoming an airborne electronics technician. While he was stationed at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, he met and married Bertle “Birdie” Gurskey of Cedar Vale, KS. Following his discharge, they operated City Radio and T.V. in Wichita until moving to the Cedar Vale and Grenola area to farm and ranch. They added a son, Brian and daughter, Nancy. After also running a construction and mechanical contracting company, they retired to Eureka to be near grandchildren. Ken only slowed down in the last year, always building and planning. He was a good businessman, mechanic and innovatory. He is preceded in death by his parents and one older brother, Van. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Birdie; son Brian (Leah) of rural Florence, KS, daughter Nancy of Bella Vista, AR, 4 granddaughters, 2 great grandchildren, sister, Barbara and brother, Jim of Indianapolis, IN.


I came across some interesting information in our files recently about a big Trade Show hosted in Eureka in late March, 1935. The article opened with the statement: “Eureka’s Trade Show Sets High Mark in Business Enterprise.” It was reported that 4,800 admissions were checked at the door, anxious to ...

Smith To Serve As Clerk For City Of Hamilton

Tuesday, June 21, Hamilton City officials held a special meeting to interview applicants for the City Clerk position. Five candidates were interviewed.Following a 15-minute executive session for personnel pertaining to applicant reviews and a 10-minute extension, council members voted to hire Sheila Smith to serve as the new City Clerk ...

Fundraisers Planned To Assist Kirkpatrick

Efforts are underway to assist a former Eureka resident as she is recovering from serious health issues. On June 18, Erin Kirkpatrick was airlifted to INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla., where they learned she had a tear in her esophagus, which caused internal bleeding. She was in ...

Soft Opening Held For Splash Pad

A soft opening for the Eureka City Park (Riverside Park) Splash Pad was held over the weekend. This week, contractors will be completing work to the mechanical system to finalize the project.The City of Eureka shared plans to reopen the Splash Pad in time for the 4th of July holiday.Once ...

Named To 2022 Sports In Kansas All-State Honorable Mention Teams

Two Eureka Tornadoes received post season honors recently when they were selected by Sports In Kansas for their All-State Teams.Lady Tornado Taylor Palmer, an upcoming senior, was named to the 2022 All-State Honorable Mention softball team.Eureka’s Garrison Spoonts, a 2022 graduate, was named to the 2022 All-State Honorable Mention baseball ...