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 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 13, 2019

You can be a part of Kiowa's Community Garden; help needed planting, picking, weeding, eating

When you can't wait for the taste of summer, you'll find that perfect cucumber or tomato in a garden in the middle of your hometown – and it's free. Of course you can help plant the vegetables, weed around them, water, pick .... Last week, Kiowa...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 13, 2019

Bids come in much higher than expected on Kiowa City Hall renovation

The roof of Kiowa's City Hall downtown building has water damage that led to serious mold that is now in the walls and beyond “and only getting worse.” But the entire roof about blew off Monday night when two bids were presented for the...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 13, 2019

Pizza for St. Paddy's Day, to benefit Kansas Honor Flight

Huge amounts of patriotism seem to abound from the tiny town of Hardtner, Kansas, year-round. This Sunday, March 17 (St. Patrick's Day), is another shining example – when there is green to raise for the red, white and blue. Most everyone in the...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 13, 2019

Sixth graders DARE to refuse the bad things in life

Teaching young students ways to refuse drugs, tobacco and alcohol and other high risk behaviors is the core of the D.A.R.E. Program. A group of sixth grade students at South Barber Elementary just graduated through D.A.R.E. Kiowa Police Chief Nate...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 6, 2019

Delayed City of Kiowa building project and committee responsibilities questioned

Over a year ago, at Kiowa City Council meetings there was a sense of urgency to begin renovations of the City of Kiowa building at 618 Main St. That was due to health hazard concerns for employees and others from serious mold that had developed from...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 6, 2019

Kiowa Council agrees to proceed with $8.2 million waterline replacement and improvement project

Kiowa is closer to getting their dilapidated waterlines replaced from the wells at Sharon and upgrading the entire near 100-year-old system in town. The council voted to proceed with Phase I and Phase II of the estimated $8.2 million project. That's...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 6, 2019

Kiowa Hospital Board accounts receivable reduced with discount bill pay offer

By the time the Kiowa District Hospital Board meeting began, all who attended the community garden informational meeting the hour prior were ready to bite into a ripe, juicy red tomato. In a separate story, read about the first-time community garden...

 

Jim Blevins inducted into Oklahoma Track Coach's Hall of Fame

An integral part of the Fairview school and community, Jim Blevins is a native of Kiowa, Kansas, and a 1976 graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The lifelong educator and coach was...

 

Judge denies self-defense immunity for former Barber County Undersheriff Brewer

Charged with involuntary manslaughter for the fatal “beanbag round” shooting of Steven Myers, former Barber County Undersheriff Virgil “Dusty” Brewer pleaded “not guilty” in district court in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, last Wednesday...

 

New councilmember and attorney take seat at Kiowa City Council table

Kiowa's City Council table had a new look at their Feb. 11 regular monthly meeting. Longtime councilmember Bill Watson sat at the head of the table as mayor since he replaces Ron Rohr who abruptly...

 

South Barber School Board extends contracts to superintendent and principals

South Barber's Board of Education met for their February meeting Monday night with a rather short agenda. After spending approximately 30 minutes in executive session mid-meeting, the board voted to extend two-year contracts to Superintendent Dr....

 

Cole Coggins 2nd in the over 1000 point club at South Barber

After playing in over 80 basketball games in his high school career, South Barber senior Cole Coggins got a surprise Friday night. In front of the large crowd at Parent's Night and the 2019...

 

VAP's new CEO Clark all about profitability, cutting waste and making quality products

Stockholders in Alva's Value Added Products (VAP) were in for a few "firsts" at their 19th annual meeting Saturday. For the first time the meeting was held in the comfortable setting of a conference... Full story

 

South Barber Homecoming Friday Night

Friday night the South Barber Chieftains and Lady Chieftains host Stafford for the 2019 Basketball Homecoming. Three senior young women are nominated as queen candidates. They are: ReAnna Dunlap,... Full story

 

KDH offers bill pay discount; search for manor DON

Kiowa District Hospital Board President Pat Myers called the regular monthly meeting of the board to order the evening of Jan. 24. All members were present including: Chantae Simpson, Miranda Allen, Jeff Miller and Jim Parker. CEO Robert Whitaker... Full story

 

For 95th Birthday, Harding requests cards and donations to veterans groups

A lifelong member of the Kiowa, Kansas community, Corine Harding turns 95 years old this Saturday, Feb. 2. She and Jack, her husband of over 40 years, now make their home at the Kiowa Manor. She said...

 

SB grad Hostetler recipient of $160,000 scholarship through University of Wisconsin-Madison

Take a look at the attractive 19-year-old Kacee Hostetler with long golden hair – and you think of a high school graduate who was undoubtedly a cheerleader. Well, she was. She is also a young woman...

 

Burlington School Board opens bus bids, members honored for service

The Burlington School Board of Education met for their regular January meeting last Wednesday morning. Board President Terry Graham called the meeting to order with members present including Robert Hill, T.J. Rockenbach, Allison Armbruster and Aaron...

 

Kiowa City Council hears end of year review

Kiowa's City Council met for their regular monthly meeting Jan. 14. Mayor Ron Rohr opened the meeting with the Lord's Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance with the following members present: R.L. Simpson, Russ Molz, Brian Hill and Tom Wells. Board...

 

Kiowa Mayor Ron Rohr resigns suddenly; Councilmember Bill Watson new mayor

Unexpected change best describes what's happened with the Kiowa City Council the past week. At the regular monthly meeting of Kiowa's City Council on Monday, Jan. 14, Mayor Ron Rohr conducted...

 

Kerns resigns as special education teacher at Burlington

Burlington's Board of Education held a special meeting last week that lasted approximately three hours and was mainly executive session. President Terry Graham called the meeting to order with members present including: Robert Hill, T.J. Rockenbach...

 

South Barber School Board approves Ready Gen Reading Curriculum, bleacher handrail project

South Barber USD255 Superintendent Dr. Mylo Miller opened the regular January meeting with recognition for the board members. He said board members “are entrusted by this community with the responsibility of an annual budget of $5.7 million, 250...

 

KDH Board holds annual retreat

A highlight of the Kiowa District Hospital (KDH) Board retreat for some members was meeting with community leaders. On Jan. 8 the board started their retreat at the hospital, visiting with department managers on a tour of departments. As board... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    January 9, 2019

Alva's Landry Gaddy concludes term on Oklahoma Hall of Fame Teen Board

Ranked No. 1 in her class at Alva High School with a 4.0 GPA and a list of achievements and community service that is pages long, it's not surprising that senior Landry Gaddy is one of the 43...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    January 9, 2019

Meagan Henry selected as South Barber's 7-12 Teacher of the Year

"I was on the stage digging through a box of props for the play when they found me," Meagan Henry said of South Barber USD 255 Superintendent Dr. Mylo Miller and Grades 7-12 Principal Brent Shaffer.... Full story

 

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