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Have A Blast From The Past at the 74th Annual Grant County Fair

This year’s Grant County Fair kicks off on Saturday, July 16th with a day of activities slated. The day will begin with the downtown parade with floats, antique tractors, horses and more! The parade is scheduled to be on Main Street at 10:20 a.m. Following the parade, the focus shifts to the fairgrounds with a free hot dog feed at 11:00 a.m. and the power pedal tractor pull for kids at 12:00 p.m. Come out and enjoy the 4-H and open class dog show in Walker Auditorium at 1:00 p.m The day will wrap up with the first performance of the Ulysses Stampede rodeo at 8:00 p.m. Admission is free.
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Enjoy Fourth of July Fun in Ulysses

There’s lots of activities planned this year for a fun-filled Fourth of July. Grant County Recreation has organized an afternoon of games, food, contests, swimming and entertainment from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Prairie Winds Park in Ulysses. Bring the entire family out to enjoy an Apple Pie Baking...
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Commissioners Review Department Budget Requests

The Grant County Commissioners met on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in the Commissioner’s Room of the courthouse. Commissioners Kevin Shapland and Mark McGaughey were present along with County Clerk Sheila Brown. Commissioner Janet Stewart was absent. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman McGaughey and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The prayer was given by Tammie Hensley.
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Community Briefs - July 1, 2022

There will be no Chamber coffee this week. If your business or organization would like to host a coffee, call the Grant County Chamber at 620-356-4700. The Farmer’s Market is being held each Saturday morning at the Historic Adobe Museum in Ulysses. Bring your home grown, hand made and hand crafted items to sell beginning at 8:00 AM. There is no charge. Call the museum at 620-356-3009 for more information.
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Blast From The Past - June 24, 2022

Seven students had perfect attendance for the entire school year at Sullivan school. Allyson Chaparro, Cesar Molina, Halle Nagel, Erik Morales, Corbin Ail, Brady Barnes and Fito Mendoza received a medal and certificate and were treated to pizza and ice cream. 20 Years Ago. (Week of June 20, 2002) Jaci...
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Swann Joins Library Board

The newest member to the Grant County Library Board of Trustees is Steve Swann. He is the Pastor of Herreid Baptist Church in Ulysses. Steve and his family are no strangers to Ulysses. They had lived here for five years, moved away for five years and returned to Ulysses ten months ago.
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Thousands of Cattle Die in Heat Index Crisis

Cattle producers in Southwest Kansas are cleaning up following a natural disaster which occurred on June 11-13, 2022. Contrary to rumors of a conspiracy theory or mystery disease, Mother Nature was the main cause of the deaths of thousands of cattle. Weather in the days preceding June 11th was relatively...
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Silent Auction Quilt for Southwest Health Transport

Southwest Health Transport, Inc. was donated this beautiful quilt by Sherrie Olson to use as a fundraising project for a transportation service which will help to meet some of the medical needs of the elderly people with disabilities in the area. Non elderly persons who have a medical need may ride with Southwest Health Transport, Inc. if seats are available. The quilt will be on display for silent auction the following dates at the following places:
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Community Briefs - June 24, 2022

Chamber coffee this week will be hosted by Oasis Church at 712 E. Hampton. The coffee begins at 10:00 AM. Plan to join other business people and community members for refreshments and an update on what’s going on in our town. If your business or organization would like to host a coffee, call the Grant County Chamber at 620-356-4700.
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Hospital Auxiliary Holds June Meeting

BWMH Auxiliary met in the Cooper-Clark Room at the Library on June 8, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. Twelve members were in attendance: Sue-Ellen Borthwick, Joyce Briggs, Delores Currier, Jeri Howard, Taunya Lindahl, Sandy Maris, Flo Martin, Kim Martin, Jeryl Smith, Carol Spady, Doloris Ungles, and Bonnie Walters. The meeting was...
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Rec Board Talks about Personal Training

The regular monthly meeting of the Grant County Recreation Commission board took place on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at the recreation office. All members were in attendance. Also attending were Director Krista Anderson, Esmerelda Serrano and Tammie Hensley. The meeting was called to order by President Jen Hittle at 5:30 p.m.
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Two County Commissioner Seats Up for Grabs in Primary

There will be a primary election in Grant County on August 2, 2022. The county offices up for election include two county commissioner seats and precinct committeemen and committeewomen positions. For County Commissioner in District 1, former commissioner Marty Long, Republican, has filed and will be running against Sam Hayden,...
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County Discusses How to Budget Fuel Prices

The Grant County Commissioners met on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in the courthouse. The meeting began at 9:00 a.m. Commissioner Kevin Shapland led the Pledge of Allegiance and Commissioner Janet Stewart offered the prayer. Chairman Mark McGaughey was absent. Also in attendance were County Clerk Sheila Brown and Tammie Hensley from the Ulysses News. Department heads were on hand to give their monthly reports.
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Community Briefs - June 17, 2022

Chamber coffee this week will be hosted by Corporate East Hotel at 1110 E. Oklahoma. The coffee begins at 10:00 AM. Plan to join other business people and community members for refreshments and an update on what’s going on in our town. If your business or organization would like to host a coffee, call the Grant County Chamber at 620-356-4700.
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Robert Glenn Carter, 77

Robert Glenn Carter, age 77, of Ulysses, Kansas, died Monday, June 6, 2022, at his home in rural Grant County, Kansas. He was born December 8, 1944, at the Leopold Hospital in Ulysses, the son of Glenn Nathan and Alice Susan (Jarboe) Carter. Robert was a lifetime resident of Grant...
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Blast From The Past - June 10, 2022

Kenneth and Alma Bogue were married on June 6, 1941 in Chandler, Arizona. They moved to Ulysses in 1951. They are celebrating their 71st anniversary. Josh Ybarra and Andrea Meierhoff received the KSHSAA Citizenship Awards at the UHS Senior awards on May 16th. Andrea also received the Leo Eck award.
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Grant County Drought Conditions Now Extreme and Exceptional

While many areas of the state have received much needed rain and some relief from drought conditions, the latest drought monitor shows extreme and exceptional conditions remain in many areas of western Kansas. As of May 31st, the western edge of Grant County was in the exceptional class while the rest of the county is in extreme condition.
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Robert Glenn Carter

Robert Glenn Carter, age 77, of Ulysses, Kansas, died Monday, June 6, 2022, at his home in rural Grant County, Kansas. He was born December 8, 1944, at the Leopold Hospital in Ulysses, the son of Glenn Nathan and Alice Susan (Jarboe) Carter. Robert was a lifetime resident of Grant...
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Community Briefs - June 10, 2022

There will be no Chamber coffee this week. If your business or organization would like to host a coffee, call the Grant County Chamber at 620-356-4700. The Farmer’s Market is being held each Saturday morning at the Historic Adobe Museum in Ulysses. Bring your home grown, hand made and hand crafted items to sell beginning at 8:00 AM. There is no charge. Call the museum at 620-356-3009 for more information.
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