Tractor-truck collision in Southwestern Kansas blamed on cloud of dust
LIBERAL, Kan. (WIBW) - A cloud of dust has been blamed for a tractor-truck crash near Liberal that left one man with serious injuries. The Kansas Highway Patrol Crash Log indicates that around 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, emergency crews were called to the area of County Road 22 and County Road C - about 8 miles northwest of Liberal - with reports of a 2-vehicle crash.
Downed power line leads to grass fire
A downed power line is what local fire officials say caused a vegetation fire Tuesday night northeast of Liberal. In a press release, Seward County Fire Chief Andrew Barkley said around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, firefighters were dispatched to a vegetation fire with a power line down on Road L between Road 6 and Road 7.
Sheriff’s Office Investigates Gunshot Incident
On Monday, June 5th 2023 at 8:24am, the Seward County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an individual laying on the ground near the intersection of Road R and Road 4 in rural Seward County. The reporting party stated that the individual was bleeding from the head. The Seward...
Man suffers from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound
An individual is in a Wichita hospital after what local authorities have ruled an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. In a press release, Seward County Undersheriff Ryan Roehr said around 8:30 a.m. Monday, a call was received reporting an individual laying on the ground near the intersection of Road R and Road 4 in rural Seward County.
US 83 Project Resurfacing Update
The traffic changes are scheduled to start Thursday, June 8. from the 6-points intersection to the Oklahoma/Kansas state line in Seward County. The traveling public can expect one lane reduction with pilot car operation. Motorists should be aware of delays of up to 15 minutes and a speed limit reduction.
Classes starting to fill for 2023 Kids' College
With summer officially here, parents are looking for various activities for their children and soon, Seward County Community College will be helping with just that. Seward County Community College will again be offering its annual Kids’ College. This year’s Kids’ College will run from July 17 through 20, with three sessions to choose from – 8 to 9:15 a.m., 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., and then 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., with the final day including a pool and pizza party for everyone, and that will finish at 2 p.m. Kids’ College is for students entering 1st through 8th grades, and all children will gather outside the SCCC Student Union building 10 minutes before each session for drop-off. There will be some off-campus classes such as bowling (Billy’s Ayr Lanes) and fishing, which will be at a local pond. Classes are $25 apiece.
Downed Powerline Causes Rural Fire
On 06/06/2023 at 8:30pm Seward County Firefighters we’re dispatched to a vegetation fire with powerline down on Road L. Units arrived on the scene to find a 3 acre slow burning vegetation fire. Units contained the fire until the power company could make the downed power line safe.
Not-For-Profit Applications Available at Liberal City Hall
Applications for Not-for-Profit Funding Requests for the 2024 budget year are. available at City Hall located at 324 N. Kansas. The applications are due to the. City of Liberal by July 10, 2023. For more information, please contact the Administration Department at 620-626- 2201.
Marlins take third in opening meet
The Moore County Marlins began their season Saturday, June 3 at Liberal, Kansas. The Marlins have a new coach this year but the goal remains the same as they finished third overall with 252 points. Some key results from the meet were high point morning swimmers were Lyla Flores with...
Norman J. Brungardt
Norman J. Brungardt, 86, of Liberal, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2023 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kansas. He was born on May 19, 1937 to Isidore V. and Mary (Braun) Brungardt at Gorham, KS. On August 15, 1959 he married Sharon Kay Conner at Russell, KS; she...
Seward County Commission to Hold Town Hall Meeting
The Board of Seward County Commissioners is holding a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, June 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the Seward County Administration Building located at 515 N. Washington, Liberal, Kansas. Commissioners and Administration is asking community members to provide input prior to the meeting regarding emerging issues, challenges, ideas and opportunities to implement solutions. Please call 620-626-3330 or e-mail [email protected]. There will be introductions of Commissioners, panel discussions, question and answer session, coverage of what has been accomplished since January, and a final wrap-up. Everyone is invite all to attend.
County commission approves support for grants
Two local communication providers continue to fulfill the need for broadband in the area, and representatives from both companies were at Monday’s Seward County Commission meeting asking for letters of support and help with matching grants for their projects. First up was EPIC Touch, and Sales Associate Becki Richardson...
Deer tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in the Oklahoma Panhandle
TEXAS COUNTY, Oklahoma (KFDA) - A white-tailed deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the Oklahoma Panhandle. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) said a Texas County landowner saw a deer behaving abnormally and reported it to them. The deer was recovered near Optima and was tested.
Rattlers Take Home Field for Two Wins
With the Liberal Bee Jays on the road, the Liberal Rattlers gave fans a night of baseball Wednesday night. The Rattlers hosted the Dodge City A’s. The Rattlers won both games 7-6 and 8-5. The Rattlers rallied in game one. They trailed 4-0 going to the bottom of the sixth before plating six to lead 6-4. Dodge City rallied with two to tie it. C.J. Beard walked off Dodge City with a line drive single to center scoring Alex Schwindt for the 7-6 win. The Rattlers led throughout game two for the win. The Rattlers are 5-2.
Liberal to celebrate multiple cultures
The calendar may only be in June, but some community leaders are already gearing up for this year’s Cultural Festival in October. The festival, according to Luz Riggs, is an opportunity for the Liberal community to learn about and participate in its diversity. Riggs is just one of the...
Southwestern Heights Shooting Sports Head to State and Nationals
The Southwestern Heights Shooting Sports Team, under the direction of Coaches Bryan Garrison and Lesley Schellenberg, will be heading to the State Competition on June 16th and 17th. A couple of the shooters will also be travelling to Michigan in July for the National Competition. KSCB spoke with the team on Tuesday, here is what they had to say.
Seward County Commission Approves Several Items
At the Seward County Commission meeting Monday evening, the Commissioners pledged support for a LINK Program for EpicTouch to continue providing high speed internet to another 190 structures including Wheatridge Care Center, Good Samaritan Society, MacArthur Elementary School, 2 churches, and many duplex/apartment complexes. Commissioners voted to replace existing voice...
Seward Announces Spring 2023 Honor Roll
The Seward County Community College Athletic Department is proud to announce the Spring 2023 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. To qualify, student-athletes must have a 3.0 GPA or higher in non-remedial courses and have successfully completed 12 or more credit hours for the semester. Overall the Saints student-athletes passed 1591...
Michael Wright is First Seward Soccer Assistant
LIBERAL, KS – The Seward County Saints Men’s Soccer program has tabbed Michael Wright as the first assistant in program history. Assistant Coach Michael Wright is entering his inaugural year on staff as the men’s soccer team will have their first-ever match on August 19, 2023 at Pratt.
Four SCCC Baseball Players Sign
LIBERAL, Kan. – Three Seward County Baseball student-athletes have chosen where they will continue their academic and athletic career as Aidan Moore, Connor Cox and Elijah Bear have all signed on to their four-year schools. First, we have starting pitcher Aidan Moore who has signed with Lubbock Christian University,...
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