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May 26-27 – Lemon Park ball fields host the best in these divisions for state tournment competition in Pratt. May 28 – The first ever Sawyer City Carnival is planned for Saturday, May 28 and will feature bouncy houses, craft, and treat vendors as well as planned games and activities. Fun for all ages to be sure, and lots of visiting with neighbors.
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McPherson retires from leadership position at Skyline Schools

Longtime Skyline Schools faculty member Herb McPherson has been involved with education for more than 25 years, but last week he retired from his position as USD 438 Principal. He said he has enjoyed his years of interacting with the people of Pratt County and this would forever be his home, but he was looking forward to playing more golf and spending more time with his grandkids in the coming future.
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Shoal Point Announces Production Testing Underway In Pratt County

Get instant alerts when news breaks on your stocks. Claim your 1-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here. Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - May 25, 2022) - Mark Jarvis, CEO of Shoal Point Energy Ltd. (CSE: SHP), announced today that production testing is underway on I-T Unit #1-27, the Company's first Pratt County well in Kansas. Operator Shelby Resources has opened up two zones and is producing 50 barrels of oil per day with no water on a constricted basis. The operator plans to gradually increase production until an optimal flow rate can be established.
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KDHE issues boil water advisory for city of Preston

PRATT COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the city of Preston, located in Pratt County. The advisory took effect on May 20 and will remain in effect until the conditions that placed the system at risk of bacterial contamination are resolved. A […]
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Tractor Lake fire reignites, rural departments respond

More than 500 acres of grass and trees were scorched in a voracious fire at Tractor Lake on Monday, May 9, bringing together a community of fire fighters and rural departments north of Iuka. The same area reignited on Saturday, May 14, with personnel from Iuka, Preston, Byers and Stafford County fire departments again responding to curb the danger.
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Celebrating 75 Years on “The Hill”

“Back to the Future” is the theme of the 2022 Pratt County Fair. This year is the 75th year the fair has been at the present location, and there are many plans for the community to celebrate. The movie “Back to the Future” will run at the Barron Theatre July 15-17 to kick off “fair week.” Many special contests are in the works for Open Class entries to invite more participation at the fair. These range from recreating a favorite photograph, to helping make a quilt block for a “Back to the Future” themed quilt. The Recipe Contest is back with Jello Salad molds. Find one of these classic molds (or borrow from the Pratt Public Library) and get creative for the chance at some great prizes. The Arts and Crafts department plans on another fun “Make and Take” day for kids. Look for more information from the Extension Office and the Pratt Public Library. New this year is a special Antiques contest. Bring your favorite antique cookie jar to display in the exhibit hall. For more details and rules on the above contests, please contact the Pratt County Extension Office: 620.672.6121.
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Sawyer explosion at elevator ‘no big deal’

A full compliment of emergency vehicles and departments responded to a dispatch of an explosion at the Farmers Co-op Equity elevator last week in Sawyer, but company officials remain tight-lipped about what really happened, other than to say there were no injuries. “Yes, there was an explosion, but there were...
SAWYER, KS
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Pratt County Lake

Species Rating Sizes Possible Baits, Method, & Location. Crappie Fair to Good Mostly 3 - 5 inch fish that were spawned last year. Try jigs or minnows near the shore. Channel Catfish Fair to Good Most in the 1-2 lb size range but up to 7 lbs Fishing cut bait or stink bait lake wide.
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Celebrating 75 Years on “The Hill”

“Back to the Future” is the theme of the 2022 Pratt County Fair. This year is the 75th year the fair has been at the present location, and there are many plans for the community to celebrate. The movie “Back to the Future” will run at the Barron Theatre July 15-17 to kick off “fair week.” Many special contests are in the works for Open Class entries to invite more participation at the fair. These range from recreating a favorite photograph, to helping make a quilt block for a “Back to the Future” themed quilt. The Recipe Contest is back with Jello Salad molds. Find one of these classic molds (or borrow from the Pratt Public Library) and get creative for the chance at some great prizes. The Arts and Crafts depart ment plans on another fun “Make and Take” day for kids. Look for more information from the Extension Office and the Pratt Public Library. New this year is a special Antiques contest. Bring your favorite antique cookie jar to display in the exhibit hall. For more details and rules on the above contests, please contact the Pratt County Extension Office: 620.672.6121.
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Rain and heat characterize the beginning of May

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Kansas man held on $500K bond for alleged child sex crimes

PRATT COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas man for alleged child sex crimes in Pratt County. Following an investigation into allegations that a child had been sexually assaulted, police arrested 62-year-old Larry Bereis, according to a media release from police. Bereis is currently being held on a...
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Kids Fair a fun time for all takers

From cheerleaders to crash dummies and puppies to picnic food, and from train rides to big truck noises, the first ever Kids Fair coordinated by Pam Ford of the Pratt County Alliance for Drug Endangered Children was a success last Saturday in Pratt. That is, if judging by the fun had by kids in attendance counts for anything.
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INSIGHT: The leaving in legacy

The saying, “farmers never retire, they farm until they die,” is accurate for my paternal grandfather. Grandpa turned 95 this winter and outside a short Navy deployment at the end of World War II, he has farmed all his life. He is the picture of work ethic and steadfastness: employed full-time at a paper mill while milking cows every day for 40-plus years of his life. In the early 2000s, grandma decided it was time for them to retire and sell milking heard, but grandpa continued as a crop farmer to fill time.
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