Blue Collar Awards Event March 9 Will Benefit Local Trades Scholarships
Advance Bourbon County is sponsoring a Blue Collar Awards event on March 9 at Memorial Hall, located at Third Street and National Avenue. “The purpose is to raise money for scholarships for local students going to college in the blue-collar trades field,” said Josh Jones one of the organizers of the event. The scholarships will be awarded to Fort Scott and Uniontown students who apply and are eligible.
Obituary of Robert Hirons
Robert Evans “Bob” Hirons, age 77, a resident of Fort Scott, Kansas passed away Sunday, February 25, 2024, at Advent Shawnee Mission Hospital in Merriam, Kansas following complications from extensive back surgery. He was born December 10, 1946, in Kansas City Missouri. He attended public school in Independence, Missouri and eventually moved with his family to Overland Park, Kansas and became part of the second graduating class at Shawnee Mission West High School. Bob served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968 where he was deployed in Korea with a unit that trained troops for the Vietnam War. He also served in the Kansas National Guard from 1979-1984.
James Roy Danley
James Roy Danley, age 82, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, at the Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott. He was born Sept. 21, 1941, in Fort Scott, the son of Marvin James Danley and Ruth Post Danley. Jim graduated from the Fulton High School. After graduation, he served with the United States Navy from 1960 to 1964. He was stationed in Japan for a portion of his service where he was assigned to Helicopter Utility Squadron #1. Following his military service, Jim married Paula Baez. Jim and Paula, along with Paula’s two young sons, Pedro and Hector, then moved back to the family farm near Devon, Kan. Jim continued to farm and raise cattle until 1976 when he purchased the Finney County Feed Yard in Garden City, Kan. He owned and operated the feedlot for several years. Jim and Paula later divorced and Jim relocated to Springfield, Mo. At this time, he began working as a cattle buyer for the Joplin Regional Stockyard. He later moved to Fort Scott to be closer to his family. Jim enjoyed playing golf and traveling. He was able to take several trips including vacations to Canada for fishing as well as touring Australia and Ireland. He was a past member of the Masonic Lodge.
Bo Co Coaltition Agenda for March 6
The monthly meeting on March 6, 1:00 p.m. will be in the Conference Room at the Scottview Apartments, 315 S. Scott. Family Assistance Recap: 4 families, 9 children, $491.20. B. Baker request mailed February 26. Old Business:. Programs for General meetings: March: Teri Hamilton, Farmers’ Market. Discuss possible fee...
Bourbon County Commission Minutes of February 12
February 12, 2024 Monday, 5:30 p.m. The Bourbon County Commission met in open session with Commissioners Jim Harris and Nelson Blythe and the County Clerk present. Michael Hoyt, Jason Silvers, Anne Dare, Clint Walker, Charles Gentry, and Rachel Walker were present for some or all of the meeting. Jim opened...
Uniontown Teacher Arrested for Allegation of Inappropriate Conduct Towards a Student
On Friday, February 23, the USD 235 School District Administration was made aware of an allegation of inappropriate conduct by a Uniontown Junior High staff member towards one of the school’s students outside of the school environment. “We take these allegations very seriously as student safety and care are...
Nevada Fire stop fast-moving blaze near Vernon County Square
NEVADA, Mo. (KOAM) — Monday afternoon tipsters told us of a large fire just north of the Vernon County Square in Nevada.
Taste of Fort Scott: Exploring 4 Remarkable Pizzas in Town
This article presents a guide to four exceptional pizza places in Fort Scott. Have you had the chance to try any of them? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Nevada firefighters moved quickly to bring a structure fire under control
Nevada, MO – Nevada firefighters responded to a fire Monday afternoon. The fire was located north of Vernon County square on the 200 block of east locust. Firefighters were able to contain the fast-moving blaze. The investigation is ongoing into what started the fire. The Red Cross has stepped in to assist the residents displaced by the fire.
FSHS hosts Academic Technology and Fine Arts Showcase
FORT SCOTT, Kan. (KOAM) -- Fort Scott High School held an Academic Technology and Fine Arts Showcase.
Pittsburg High School senior’s Carnegie Hall achievement
PITTSBURG, Kan. — A Pittsburg High School senior can add Carnegie Hall to the places he’s performed. Beau Bedene made the trip to New York City to perform in the prestigious Honors Performance Series. The program hosts high school students from all over the world, by invitation only.
Chamber Coffee Hosted by Bourbon County Arts Council on February 29
The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce invites members and guests to a Chamber Coffee this Thursday, February 29th at 8 a.m. hosted by Bourbon County Arts Council. The event will be held at the Ellis Fine Arts Center on the campus of Fort Scott Community College, 2108 S. Horton St. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
Sara Sutton appointed as Vice President of Career and Technical Education and Workforce Development
Sara Sutton, who earned an Associate of Science degree from Fort Scott Community College (FSCC), a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Kansas State University, a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Pittsburg State University, has been appointed as the Vice President of Career and Technical Education and Workforce Development. Sara will begin her official duties in the role on July 1, 2024.
Groundbreaking held for Four Oaks Miniature Golf rebuilding project
PITTSBURG, Kan. — A complete revamp is in the works for the Four Oaks Miniature Golf Course in Pittsburg. A ceremonial groundbreaking was held, today, to kick off work to rebuild it. The project is expected to cost over $300,000, and is being funded through multiple private donations and...
FSCC Spring College Rodeo is March 8-10
To see how cowboys and cowgirls compete and hone their skills, the community is invited to Fort Scott Community College from March 8 to 10 to see, among other events, calf roping, barrel racing, and bull riding in the rodeo arena. The 45th FSCC Spring College Rodeo is this Friday...
Local Republicans Will Meet February 29
All Republicans and independents are invited to the Republican meeting on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, 6 pm, at Ft Scott Livestock Market, 2131 Maple Rd, Ft Scott, KS.
Celebrating a milestone birthday with Natalie
Family and friends gathered together in Fort Scott on Saturday, Feb. 24, to celebrate the incredible life of one of their beloved matriarchs, Natalie Comstock. The 4-H Building was filled with people, vintage pictures, decorations and a huge cake to commemorate her 100th birthday. Loved ones lined up to give hugs as they congratulated her, snapping keepsake photos that kept Natalie smiling through it all.
Early Childhood Spring Fling 2024
On behalf of the USD 234 School District, we would like to invite you to the 2024 Early Childhood Spring Fling. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, April 18th from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Fort Scott Preschool Center. All children ages birth-six years old and their families are invited to attend.
Pittsburg rolls past Spring Hill 71-58 in substate semis
PITTSBURG, Kan. -- Pittsburg boys basketball rides its red-hot offense to a 71-58 win in the Class 5A substate semifinal against Spring Hill on Tuesday.
Three Must-Visit Mexican Restaurants in Fort Scott: A Culinary Journey
This article is designed to guide you through three of the finest Mexican restaurants in Fort Scott. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences. Please feel free to leave your comments below: