Ulysses, KS

Erika J. Soto-Zapata Ramirez

Erika J. Soto-Zapata Ramirez, age 37, died Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses, Kansas. She was born September 4, 1985, in Dr. Arroyo NL Mexico, the daughter of Juan Luis Soto and Alma Rosa Zapata. Erika grew up in Mexico. After graduating from high school,...

Traffic Stop in Sublette Results in Arrests

On Saturday, October 1st at 05:30 pm, a traffic stop was conducted by the Haskell County Sheriff’s Department, just off of US Highway 56 near Jennie Ave. in Sublette. Luis Edwardo Gonzales and Ginger Marie Espinoza both of Santa Fe, New Mexico were arrested and charged with Possession of stolen property, Possession of opiate opium narcotic or certain stimulant, Criminal possession of a weapon; convicted of person felony, Possession of marijuana and Use/possess w/intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body and multiple traffic infractions.

Stanley Lee Leek

Stanley Lee Leek, 62, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2022, at his home in Ulysses, Kansas. The son of Tommy Lee and Doris Lorene (Foster) Leek, he was born March 11, 1960, in Amarillo, Texas. Stanley enjoyed watching football and Nascar racing. His biggest joy in life was his grandchildren.
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Pumpkins a key part of fall, and Pumpkin Paradise is ready

The Halloween decorating season is on, and for many families, that includes picking perfect pumpkins to be turned into jack-o-lanterns. To help with just that, Pumpkin Paradise, LLC in Sublette has opened for the season. “We officially opened for this year Sept. 24, and we're going to be open to...

County to Hire New Public Works Supervisor

The Grant County Commissioners met on Tuesday, September 20, 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. Also present were Marty Long and John Martin, the newly elected commissioners who will take office in January. 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 McGaughey.

Keith Leon Hall

Keith Leon Hall, age 85, of Ulysses, Kansas, died on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin. He had been living at High Plains Retirement Village since November 29, 2021, due to his health issues of Dementia and Parkinson’s. He was the only child of Thomas...

🏈 Big 2nd quarter lifts Indians to win

ULYSSES - #3-5A Hays High headed southwest for a second consecutive week, traveling to Ulysses Friday night. Hays used 28 second quarter points to open up a big first half lead on their way to their fourth win of the season. The Indians led by one point after the first quarter. Hays took the opening drive 6 plays and 60 yards for touchdown that was finished off by Derrick Riggs scoring on an offensive fumble recovery.

September's Teacher of the Month Award Winner

Congratulations to Darrel Manis, September's Teacher of the Month Award Winner!. Mr. Manis is an Art teacher at Ulysses High School. His anonymous nominator said, “Mr. Manis should be teacher of the month solely based on the positive relationships he has built with his students. Mr. Manis continues to show up for his students that need it the most. He has also brought in many awards for the High School, and continues to be a great advocate for Art and its importance."

UHS Announces Fall Homecoming Candidates

Homecoming will take place this Friday, September 30th in Ulysses. The day’s activities include a parade past all the schools, the crowning of the king and queen and the football game between Ulysses and Hays. The Ulysses News will publish a special homecoming insert in our October 6th issue with all the results and pictures. The king and queen candidates were asked to fill out a questionnaire and here are their answers.

Community Briefs - September 30, 2022

There is no Chamber Coffee this Friday morning. If your business or organization is interested in hosting coffee, call the Chamber at 620-356-4700. The Grant County Chamber invites you to Fall Fest on Saturday, October 1st in downtown Ulysses. There will be food, fun and entertainment all day long. Safety...

🏈🎥 WATCH LIVE Hays High Indians at Ulysses

The Hays High Indians travel to Ulysses Friday night to take on the Tigers. Click the player below or click HERE to view the game. You can also download the Team1Sports app for your phone or connected device, including smart TVs. Kickoff set for 7 p.m. You can also listen...

Blast From The Past - September 30, 2022

(Week of September 27, 2012) Two special ladies will be celebrating their birthdays soon. Eunice Metcalf Smith will be turning 80 and her party is on October 6th at Country View Baptist Church. Hazel Allen is celebrating 85 years with a party at the Hugoton Senior Citizens Center on September 30th.

Ken and Canda Warner Named Citizens Of The Year

This year’s Citizens of the Year are not native to Ulysses, but they have certainly made Ulysses home. Ken Warner was born in Wichita and attended school at Wichita South and Wichita State University. After graduation, he spent 3 years in active duty, and then served in the Army Reserves for 29 years, earning the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Scott City plays host to Hugoton in key district battle

Scott City, Kan. (–Tonight is the second half of the regular season, and two schools that are off to big starts meet up at Darner Field in Scott City, as the Beavers play host to the Hugoton Eagles in a key Class 3A, District 8 game. Hugoton is off...

Beavers outlast Hugoton in overtime

Scott City, Kan. (–Entering Friday’s Class 3A, District 8 game, both Hugoton and Scott City came in with a lot of confidence, following rough finishes to last year. The Eagles were off to their best start since 2009, and the Beavers were looking to match their win total from last year. Hugoton would start off hot, and rallied to force overtime, but it would be Scott City, who picked up the win in overtime, with a 27-21 thriller at Darner Field on homecoming.

September 14th Council Meeting

The Ulysses City Council held their meeting on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Those present at the meeting were Mayor Tim McCauley; Council Members: Ken Warner, Sam Guy, John Duran, Caleb Woods, Terry Maas, and Mark Diaz; City Clerk Sarah Britton, City Administrator Alan Olson, and City Attorney Lynn Koehn. The...

September’s School Board Meeting

The USD 214 School Board met on Monday, September 12, 2022, with all members in attendance. The agenda and the consent agenda were moved and approved by all seven members. For correspondence, four thank you cards were read. Mary Queen of Peace Perish thanked Superintendent Corey Burton for allowing them to use the school buildings during the Prayer and Action mission. The USD 214 Cheerleading team thanked the Board of Education for purchasing new outfits and equipment for this school year. Jane Vanek and Family thanked the USD 214 Board of Education, Administration, and Staff for donating a book to the Grant County Library in memory of Cynthia Wittman. Darrin and Stacy Figgins thanked the Board, Administration, and Staff for the flower arrangement and library book donation in memory of Jay Figgins.

Voice Of The Student - September 26, 2022

The late-night drives back after an away game we won. I remind myself of these memories as I become a grown woman. Marissa Hernandez is a senior at UHS in Mrs. Pfingsten’s English class. She is the daughter of Martin and Melissa Hernandez. Each week, in collaboration with UHS...

From My Little Corner of the World - STOP Does Not Mean “Slightly Tap On Pedal”

Lately, I have noticed an increased number of vehicles that are not obeying the stop lights, stop signs and yield signs in Ulysses and Grant County. I live at a fairly busy intersection in town which is close to both the high school and Sullivan Elementary school. At our corner is a four-way stop to ensure that the children walking or riding their bikes to school are protected. However, they can not be protected if drivers do not follow the law and stop at the big red stop signs.