Sharon, KS

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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Melvin E. (Mel) Riggert Col. (Ret ) USAF

Mel began life in Nashville, Kansas, and grew up on the family farm outside of Preston, Kansas where he attended classes in a one room schoolhouse. After graduating from Preston High School, Mel attended Pratt Junior College before transferring to and graduating from Colorado A&M University. While at university, he played football and was a proud ‘Aggie.’ Upon graduating college, Mel joined the USAF and received his commission. He trained as a flight engineer and as a pilot. His many tours of duty included Air Force bases at Ramey, Travis, Tinker, Altus, and back again to Travis. A Vietnam veteran, he flew search and rescue missions over Southeast Asia. Aircraft he flew included the B36, C124, C130, C141, and C5. In 1980, he retired as a full Colonel.

Clowns? Yes, clowns are roaming the streets of Belmont

“Well, It’s about the smile, it’s about the smile. That’s all it is,” said Cluck. (Yes, Cluck.) Clowns? Yes, clowns are roaming the streets of Belmont. Kansas voters reject abortion measure in victory …. Wednesday, August 3, Morning Weather Forecast. Mecklenburg County moves to highest level...

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.

Betty Lou Higbie

Betty Lou Higbie, daughter of the late George Daniel and Winnie Marueritte (McMahon) Salwaechter, was born Sept. 26, 1935, at Woodward, Oklahoma, and passed away July 26, 2022, at Kiowa, Kansas, at the age of 86 years and 10 months. Betty grew up in the Carmen area, graduating from Carmen...

Southwest Kansas man killed in rollover accident

KIOWA, Kan (WesternKansasNews.Com) – One man is dead following a single vehicle flip this weekend. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened Saturday around 6:30 P.M. on 33rd Ave or 5.2 miles north of the U-54. The online crash report stated that a Toyota Tundra driven by Gage Hosheit, 29, was southbound on 33rd Ave when, for an unknown reason, it drove off the right side of the roadway. The truck re-entered the roadway, went across both lanes of traffic, and rolled before coming to a stop.