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Lindsborg woman arrested in connection to Missouri theft case

NEVADA, Mo. - A 38-year-old Lindsborg woman with multiple active warrants in Kansas is in custody in connection to a theft case in Deerfield, Mo. Deerfield, Mo., is located in southwestern Missouri on U.S. Highway 54 between Nevada, Mo., and Fort Scott, Kan. On Thursday, the Vernon County Sheriff's Office...
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Fort Scott accepting letters of interest for new mayor

FORT SCOTT, Ks. — The city of Fort Scott has started looking for a new mayor. The city is looking to replace former mayor Kevin Allen. Allen announced his resignation at Tuesday’s city commission meeting since he is in the middle of moving outside city limits. Commission president...
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Garland family opens farm to educate the community

GARLAND, Ks. — A Garland family opened their farm to teach the community where their food comes from. Today marked the return of the Shead Farm Homestead Festival. Here guests got to learn about how food is produced through tours and demonstrations around the farm. Owner Vickie Shead said...

Obituary of Reuben Allen Warren

Reuben Allen Warren, age 78, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Country Place Senior Living in Ft. Scott. He was born June 2, 1943, in Ft. Scott, the son of Reuben and Alice Holt Warren. Allen graduated from Bronson High School in 1961 and Iola...

Arriola, Olson spark Wildcat golf to third straight state tourney

FORT SCOTT — As the scores were rolling in, the Louisburg golf team was a little worried. The Wildcats were in jeopardy of not qualifying for state after a few of the golfers didn’t have the scores they were hoping for in the Class 4A regional tournament Monday in Fort Scott.

Gerald (Gerry) Eugene Bennett

On Friday, May 13, 2022, Gerald (Gerry) Eugene Bennett of Humboldt, left his family and friends peacefully. The world has lost a wonderful father, grandfather and friend. Gerry was born September 9, 1939, in Chanute, Kansas the son of Paul & June Bennett. Gerry’s sense of humor was as dry as burnt toast and always left people scratching their head asking if what he said was serious or not. He played a mean hand of 5-card stud and often took other people’s money. He loved a game of billiards and played in the area pool league. During football season, he loved his Kansas City Chiefs! Later in life he loved finding a “good buy” at auctions. Mr. Bennett graduated from Grant High School in 1957 in Stark Kansas. He married Helen Williams (Scheikofsky) in 1984 in Reno, NV. Gerry lived in El Dorado and worked as an engineer for the Kansas Department of Transportation before transferring to Iola, KS where he retired in 1998. While there, he lived outside Humboldt. After retirement he was a consultant for Cook, Flatt & Strobel Engineers until 2005 when he fully retired.

Golfers tee off to help promote growth in Girard

GIRARD, Ks. — The rain cleared up just in time for some charity work in Southeast Kansas. The Girard Area Community Foundation’s second annual charity golf tournament teed off at Crawford Hills Golf Course this morning. The event is meant to help offset the cost of operations for...

La Feria’s Gonzalez to compete with Fort Scott in golf

LA FERIA — La Feria senior golfer Vanessa Gonzalez signed a two-year golf scholarship with Fort Scott Community College on Thursday. “It is a big opportunity,” she said. “It means a lot to me to be able to continue play golf. Also, I am the first one from my family to be able to play college sports, so that is cool.”

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...

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.