Edson, KS

Master Trooper Dean A. Goodheart

Dean Allen Goodheart was born in Russell, Kansas, on April 9, 1946. He graduated from Russell High School in 1964 and served a short tour in the United States Army. Goodheart joined the Patrol on November 1, 1972, and was assigned to Valley Center following completion of the academy. In 1974, he voluntarily transferred to Thomas County. He was assigned to the Patrol’s Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) in 1993. Goodheart was promoted to Master Trooper in 1994 and continued his motor carrier safety duties until his death.
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Goodland seniors to host car show for Fathers Day

GOODLAND, Kan. (KSNW) — Residents from a senior living facility in Goodland are hosting the second-annual Grand Car Show in celebration of Fathers Day on Sunday, June 19. The event will go from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and is located at 208 W. 2nd St., Goodland, Kansas. A local Facebook group, Goodland Cruise Nights, […]

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.

Sanitation Schedule for 4th of July Holiday

The City of Colby Sanitation Department will not be working on Monday, July 4th in observance of the July 4th holiday. Monday's residential route will be picked up on Tuesday, July 5th. Please have your tipper cans to the curb by 8:00 AM. For more information please contact Omar Weber...

McPherson College Student Receives KICF Scholarship

Lola Hipp was recognized by the Kansas Independent College Foundation (KICF) for excellence in academics, character, and integrity, along with her commitment to the value of a private college education in Kansas. She was among 20 students from private colleges across the state to receive the Maud Wyatt Recognition Scholarship presented by KICF.

I-70 to be resurfaced between Edson and Brewster

Body The Kansas Department of Transportation began working this week on a resurfacing project on approximately 9 miles of I-70 in northwest Kansas. Project activity includes a mill and overlay on the westbound and eastbound driving lanes and eastbound shoulder starting near Edson in Sherman County and ending at Brewster in Thomas County.

Five Tigers qualify for state track meet

Five Tiger athletes qualified for the 2022 State Track & Field Championships this weekend in Wichita, following their top four finishes at the Class 1A Regional Track Meet held last Friday in Colby. Rylan Basart, Kaelyn Means and Ava Dix punched their tickets in individual events, with the…
Dodge City Daily Globe

Wheat Tour estimates crop at 261 million bushels

The 2022 Wheat Quality Council’s Hard Winter Wheat Tour across Kansas wrapped up on May 19. During the three days of wheat scouting, tour participants traveled six routes from Manhattan to Colby to Wichita and back to Manhattan. This year’s tour hosted people from 24 U.S. states plus Mexico and Canada in 20 vehicles while traveling across the state.

Kansas/Oklahoma Winter Wheat Tour Finding Lower Yields

Last week, scouts on the Wheat Quality Council’s 2022 winter wheat tour traveled from Colby to Wichita, Kansas, stopping in wheat fields along six different routes. The scouts surveyed 254 wheat fields throughout western, central, and southern Kansas and northern counties in Oklahoma. The wheat in Southwest Kansas looks rough because of drought, and South Central Kansas is struggling because of dryness. Wheat following corn generally had poor yields, while wheat on fallow had some of the higher yields. The calculated yield was 37 bushels per acre in Kansas.
Imperial Republican

Shane Michael Huff

Shane Michael Huff was born Jan. 18, 1992, in Colby, Kansas to Carol Macklin and James Huff. The youngest of three, Shane would always follow his brothers Kody and Boone around, except when he was glued to his mom or grandma Huff. Over the years, Shane made many lifelong friends,...

Tales from HPPR: Windwagon Smith

Monday, May 23: Windwagon Smith, a Tall Tale told by Rebel Mahieu, Art Instructor at Colby Community College, Colby, Kansas and HPPR Board of Directors Member. According to this Tall Tale, in 1853 during America’s westward migration – Windwagon Smith sailed into Westport, Missouri, with his wind-powered Conestoga Wagon. The town folk were astonished and laughed. But soon WindWagon sold them of his idea of building these land sailing wind-powered wagons to speed travel along the Santa Fe Trail. They could sail across Kansas, parts of Oklahoma and Colorado and into New Mexico in record time. No need for oxen or horses – and the wind was always there. Why it would make them rich! Except – it didn’t. What happened?