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Sumner County Round Robin

The Sumner County Fair Junior Livestock Show’s Round Robin was held Saturday, August 6th in downtown Caldwell. FFA member Grace Theurer won the Grand Champion buckle and Brady Hoffman was awarded Reserve Champion. In the Round Robin event, each participant must show 4 different livestock species; cattle, swine, goat...
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Joe E. Meyer 1957 ~ 2022

Joe E. Meyer was born in Anthony, Kansas, on May 24th, 1957. He attended Chaparral High School, where he played varsity football and golf. When he wasn’t playing sports, Joe worked on his grandfather’s farm, feeding cattle and harvesting wheat. After he graduated from high school in 1975,...
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Holding Law Enforcement Accountable Is Not a New Idea

The star of law enforcement in the old west.Photo by Glen Carrie on Unsplash. Police use too much force in apprehending a criminal sometimes. What is too much is debatable, especially when the person resists arrest or flees. It is not a new issue though. 100 years ago in a small Kansas town, a sheriff was held accountable for beating up a nearly blind man over a bad check.
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Larry Dale (Birddog) Martin,

Larry Dale (Birddog) Martin, age 70, died July 25, 2022, in Clay Center, KS. He was born in Anthony, KS on December 2, 1951, to Loren H. and Elizabeth “Janie” (Heckethorn) Martin. Larry grew up on a dairy and wheat farm near Caldwell, KS. He raised prize winning chickens for his 4-H projects and out cooked the girls in his 4-H cooking class. While on the farm, his favorite pet was his bird dog, Sandy. Larry attended school in Caldwell and graduated from Caldwell High School in 1970. He also went to junior college in Arkansas City. After a traumatic accident in Arkansas City, he spent several years living in a rehab facility in Kansas City and then moved to Clay Center to be closer to family. While in Clay Center, he worked for Gilmore-Tatge and Big Lakes. Larry also participated in a couple chili cook offs and won. His chili was appropriately name “Dragons Breath”. According to his sister, he made the best chocolate chip cookies but refused to give out his recipe. He was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother, Donald Martin. Larry is survived by his sisters, Sharon (Paul) Houston of Manhattan, KS, Merrie Martin of Wichita, KS, Joan Martin of Topeka, KS and Loretta (David) Kordyak of Manhattan, KS. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A time of remembrance will be held at the Neill- Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home in Clay Center, KS on Saturday, August 6, 2022, from 9-11 AM. The family requests that you bring an item that reminds you of Larry along with its story. Memorials can be made to CCARE c/o the funeral home Online condolences may be made at

Sumner County Fair to begin on Thursday

The 95th annual Sumner County Fair is this week, running Thursday through Sunday in Caldwell. This year’s theme is “Aloha, It’s Fair Time,” so come ready to have a tropical time.Entering of exhibits will take place 5-8 p.m. Thursday and 8-10:30 a.m. Friday. Take part in “Entry Lollapalooza.” Each item entered in the Fair is good for one ticket in the grand prize drawing. There is an adult division for ages 19 and older, and a children’s division for ages 18 and under. Prizes for each division a...

Chief Chat: Relief program developed for Cherokee-owned ranches impacted by drought

Like most of Oklahoma, the Cherokee Nation Reservation is facing a historic drought. Over 90% of Oklahoma is experiencing severe to extreme drought, according to the National Drought Monitor. Cherokee farmers and ranchers need relief, so Cherokee Nation is offering a new program to provide financial help. The million-dollar “Relief...

Cherokee Nation, USDA Partnering To Help Farmers

The United States Department of Agriculture is partnering with the Cherokee Nation to help farmers during this drought. The USDA talked to Cherokee farmers about options like home loans, business programs, and drought relief. Farmers like Deloris Trapp say this drought season, combined with skyrocketing prices, has caused lots of problems.

Kansas man killed in Grant County accident

WAKITA — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that a Kansas man is dead following a motorcycle accident that occurred at 8:56 p.m. July 31 just north of the intersection of Oklahoma 132 and Kiowa Road, six miles west of Wakita in Grant County. Troopers report that Jimmy Ireland, 65,...

KGWA Local News Monday 08.01.22

FC)—An Anthony, Kansas man was killed and woman injured Sunday when their motorcycle struck a deer west of Wakita in Grant County. 65 year-old Jimmy Ireland was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. His passenger, 64 year-old Cynthia Ireland was transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita where she was admitted in stable condition with trunk and leg injuries. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said the couple was northbound on State Highway 132 about 6 miles west of Wakita just before 9:00 Sunday night when their Victory Vision motorcycle struck a deer in the roadway and rolled 1.5 times. The crash remains under investigation.