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 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 24, 2019 

In 2008 Marg Hayward recalled origin of Nescatunga Arts Festival and organization

(A WORD ABOUT THIS ARTICLE – In 2008 Yvonne Miller interviewed Marg Hayward who was 100 years old at the time. She was married to acclaimed local artist Jack Hayward who was the first Nescatunga Arts and Humanities Council President. Marg named...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 22, 2019

Six graduate from Burlington High School

The senior class video showed a close-knit group with just six graduates at Burlington High School during commencement last Thursday evening. As the class made their final appearance together on the...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 22, 2019

Resignations and bids for bus barn top Burlington School agenda for special meeting

At a special meeting of the Burlington School Board last Thursday, the board accepted the resignation of Principal Lane Pruett and his wife Kirsten Pruett, teacher and longtime coach of the Lady Elks. A call to Principal Pruett found the couple will...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 15, 2019

Retirement of maintenance director, co-cheer sponsors named at SB School Board

The South Barber Board of Education had 25 minutes in executive sessions in a one hour and 20 minute meeting Monday night. No action was taken upon return to the open meeting regarding the two executive sessions. Board President Mark Pollock called...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 15, 2019

Heritage Center Players to present comedy 'Dearly Departed'

Matt Thom again sits in the director's chair to bring you a comedy by the Heritage Center Players in Medicine Lodge this weekend. Performances of the comedy play "Dearly Departed" are Friday and...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 15, 2019

South Barber graduates give tribute to classmate Jarrett Koblitz

As the South Barber Class of 2019 held commencement Saturday afternoon, 18 students graduated. However, there was one honorary graduate who "is in the heart of each classmate here," as classmate and...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 8, 2019

The Gyp Hill Premiere of Medicine Lodge now to cover Kiowa and all Barber County, Kansas

Last week the Newsgram reported that The Kiowa News closed after 126 years in operation. Since that announcement the situation changed significantly. ...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 8, 2019

Mural artist, longtime art educator, award-winning Dr. Bob Palmer to judge 50th Nescatunga Festival

Who better to judge Alva's 50th consecutive Nescatunga Arts Festival than one of Oklahoma's most acclaimed artists and approximately 40 year art education teachers? Saturday, June 1, Dr. Bob Palmer...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 8, 2019

Congressman Estes nominates Taylor Pollock for U.S. Naval Academy Appointment

Taylor Pollock will graduate from South Barber High School Saturday as one of the top two in her class – she is Salutatorian. Excelling in math and science, she's accumulated nine college credit...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 8, 2019

South Barber vocalists do well at music contests

Under the direction of Naicee Sutter, the South Barber vocal department received all I (Superior) or II (Excellent) ratings at recent music contests. At the HOPL league contest, the high school Mixed...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 1, 2019

Administrative change at Kiowa Manor, equipment purchased, payable status discussed

The April meeting of the Kiowa District Hospital (KDH) had a full agenda from a change of administrators at the manor to hearing about ways to deal with a larger than expected “payable status” to Medicare. KDH Board President Pat Myers called...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 1, 2019

Sad day in Kiowa – The Kiowa News closes after 126 years

The news was definitely an “extra, extra, read all about it moment” Tuesday morning, but the weekly publication of The Kiowa News was nowhere to be found. Rex Zimmerman and his wife Diann have owned The Kiowa News for 40 years exactly this week....

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 1, 2019

ABBD Fire Department gets helipad in Byron

When you live out in rural America and have an accident or medical emergency that requires the service of a medical helicopter that could help save the life of you or a loved one – where are they...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 24, 2019

The 50th Anniversary Nescatunga Festival is coming to Alva Saturday June 1; Wheeler to perform

For 50 years the Nescatunga Arts Festival has run consecutively in Alva, making it the longest running art show in Oklahoma. Always held the first Saturday in June, this year's 50th Anniversary festival is Saturday, June 1. The Nescatunga Arts and...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 24, 2019

South Barber receives Kansas Challenge Award for elementary and 7-12 sites

The South Barber School District USD255 in Kiowa, Kansas learned they are the only school district in Kansas to receive the Kansas Challenge Award for both school sites (elementary and 7-12). This is...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 24, 2019

Schubert-Akin finishes 25th consecutive Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon is known for the infamous Heartbreak Hill, the steep half-mile incline at mile 20 that takes out many runners in the 26.2 mile race. Imagine, Jennifer Schubert-Akin has run up...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 24, 2019

Kisling sworn in as new Burlington School Board member, Shaw hired as new ag teacher

Burlington Board of Education President Terry Graham called the April meeting to order with all members present: Aaron Smith, T.J. Rockenbach, Robert Hill and new member April Kisling. Also present...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 17, 2019

Kiowa City Council considers more cuts for building projects, buys mowers, hears public concerns

Kiowa Mayor Bill Watson called the April meeting of the city council to order on the 8th with all members present. Councilmember R.L. Simpson offered a prayer and the members of the public packed in the council chambers recited the Pledge of...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 17, 2019

South Barber Forensics has state qualifiers and were 3rd in HOPL

South Barber High School Forensics Coach Meagan Henry said the team placed third at the Argonia competition and third in the Hearts of the Plains League. Team members who have qualified for the State...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 10, 2019

Maloney resigns, Hutson hired as new vo-ag teacher

South Barber USD 255's Board of Education had a full agenda Monday night for their regular April meeting. After spending over one hour in executive session, the board acted on numerous items. One of...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 10, 2019

South Barber Forensics has state qualifiers and were 3rd in HOPL

South Barber High School Forensics Coach Meagan Henry said the team placed third at the Argonia competition and third in the Hearts of the Plains League. Team members who have qualified for the State...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 3, 2019

Kiowa City Council hears increased insurance cost, approves hiring 3rd full-time officer

Kiowa’s City Council held a special meeting at the end of March to discuss three items. One of those regarded the city hall renovation project which was in a story in the Newsgram last week. The other two items are covered in this article. All...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 3, 2019

KDH Lab has 0-deficiencies survey, nursing staff questions holiday pay

Most of the Kiowa District Hospital nursing staff filled a row of chairs at the March board meeting held in the clinic lobby last Thursday night. Their spokesperson was Sharon Kimmel, RN. She said the nursing staff was there to register a formal...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 3, 2019

Medicine Lodge attorney and bicyclist Robert Christiansen killed when hit by car

“Our community is sad and shocked,” longtime Medicine Lodge attorney Allen Goering said. He was referring to the death of his colleague Robert “Bob” Christensen. An attorney, Christiansen, age 64, was reportedly on his way back to Medicine...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 3, 2019

SBHS drama class to present comedy `Clue' Saturday and Sunday

Be prepared to laugh and try to figure out “who dun it?” The South Barber drama class will present a comedy play, “Clue,” Saturday evening at 7 and Sunday afternoon at 2. Based on the popular board game, this comedy begins on a dark and...

 

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