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 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 10, 2024

Jennifer runs Boston Marathon 30 years to stop MS, not only for sister but now niece also

(Editor's Note: This article is a personal account, an editorial, by Yvonne Miller) My worst fear came true two weeks before Thanksgiving last year. Our daughter Elizabeth was diagnosed with multiple...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 10, 2024

Kiowa District Hospital receives $40,000 Circle grant

Last Thursday, "4/4/24 at 4," Kiowa District Hospital celebrated the 10th anniversary of being in their new facility at 1002 S. 4th. An estimated 30 or 40 people enjoyed refreshments, selecting KDH...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 10, 2024

Rooks Retirement Recognition fills South Barber Central Office with well-wishers

Monday night you could hardly find a parking place in the general vicinity of the South Barber USD #255 building on Main Street in Kiowa, Kansas. It was time for the April Board of Education meeting.... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 3, 2024

Burlington new gym to be complete by May

Burlington School is buzzing with spring activities, testing, finishing the new gym, and much more. Burlington Board of Education President Robert Hill called the regular monthly March meeting to order with the following board members present: Terry... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 3, 2024

KDH invites you to celebrate 10 years in their new facility Thursday

Can you believe the new Kiowa District Hospital opened 10 years ago? CEO Janell Goodno was there and is still here today as are some other employees. All are in the mood to celebrate. KDH invites the public to celebrate with them this Thursday,... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 3, 2024

Burlington new gym to be complete by May

Burlington School is buzzing with spring activities, testing, finishing the new gym, and much more. Burlington Board of Education President Robert Hill called the regular monthly March meeting to order with the following board members present: Terry...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 3, 2024

KDH invites you to celebrate 10 years in their new facility Thursday

Can you believe the new Kiowa District Hospital opened 10 years ago? CEO Janell Goodno was there and is still here today as are some other employees. All are in the mood to celebrate. KDH invites the public to celebrate with them this Thursday,...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 27, 2024

New South Barber Area Chamber of Commerce brings communities together

Leaders in the small communities of Hardtner, Hazelton and Kiowa, Kansas, are in agreement to work together as the newly formed South Barber Area Chamber of Commerce. Gayle McNett, president of the new chamber of commerce, said that Hazelton Mayor...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 27, 2024

South Barber Forensics has seven state qualifiers so far

After hours upon hours of practice and tweaking performance and gaining experience at numerous competitions, South Barber's forensics team has seven students who have qualified so far for the state championship in May. South Barber High School...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 20, 2024

Kiowa City Council hears about new South Barber Chamber of Commerce

Kiowa's March 11 meeting agenda was full of items that affect Kiowans. One of those was a visit from Kiowa's Southern Baptist Church Pastor Brian Neilson and his wife Tiffany who attended the meeting to remind the community that the Baptist church...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 20, 2024

Burlington's board of education public gives details for using new fitness center

A March special meeting of Burlington's board of education was action packed: unveiling eligibility requirements for using the highly anticipated community fitness center inside the new gymnasium,...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 20, 2024

South Barber to present comic melodrama 'Lost in Tumblerock'

If you're ready for rowdy – want to watch heartthrob and goofy ranch hands and beautiful French cancan dancers – don't miss the South Barber drama class performing a comic melodrama, "Lost in Tum...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 13, 2024

South Barber School to celebrate 50th anniversary Labor Day weekend

The town of Kiowa, Kansas, will be rockin' with Chieftain fans and alums from Kiowa High School and South Barber High School on Labor Day weekend 2024. South Barber School USD No. 255 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the school with numerous...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 13, 2024

Kiowa Hospital Board holds retreat and monthly meeting same day

The Kiowa District Hospital (aka KDHealthcare) is ready to celebrate 10 years in their “new” facility. They invite everyone to drop by the hospital April 4 for tea and cookies, time to be announced. Kiowa District Hospital Board of Directors Presiden...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Sports    March 6, 2024

South Barber Chieftains 1st runner-up at Sub-State

Head Coach Shawn Hooker and Assistant Coach Matt Cantrell took the South Barber Chieftains to first runner-up in the Sub-State Championship game Saturday. The loss in overtime by just two points was...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 6, 2024

Burlington School Board hires Kenny Daugherty as principal

Kenny Daugherty received approval as principal at Burlington's Board of Education special evening meeting Feb. 26. Superintendent Gerrett Spears introduced Daugherty as a potential candidate for principal and told the board, “Kenny is a very high q...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 6, 2024

Postal carrier Pulliam receives Million Mile Award

Through rain, sleet and snow, dog bites, you name it, postal carrier Linda Pulliam has endured and probably knows where every mailbox is in Kiowa, Kansas. She's walked and driven to deliver the mail...

 

Meet new Kiowa City Administrator Ty Piper

Ty Piper is no stranger to Kiowa, Kansas. His folks are Glen and Donna Piper, who've had lifelong farming interests in this area, and Glen was a longtime South Barber school superintendent. Piper graduated from Pratt, lived in Kiowa some and played...

 

South Barber School Board hires Madison Hofen as K-12 band and vocal director

It was a three-hour meeting for the South Barber School Board on Feb. 13. First thing, the board entered executive session. In increments of 20 minutes, the board spent an hour and 20 minutes in executive session to discuss non-elected personnel....

 

Burlington School Board renews administrative contracts

Gerrett Spears was named superintendent at Burlington's Board of Education meeting last month. At the Feb. 12 meeting, the board approved Spears' contract as presented. The board also renewed Elementary Principal Stan Pedersen's contract for the... Full story

 

Burlington Elks new gym is almost ready ... still hard hat area but not for long

It's been years in the waiting, but Burlington Public School in northwest Oklahoma finally has a spacious new gymnasium that's about ready to see action. It appears third time was a charm when the... Full story

 

Kiowa City Council approves four-member fire board, no more chief position

When Kiowa's City Council met for their February meeting Monday night, longtime councilmember Tom Wells was in the hospital in Wichita after falling and had reportedly, according to his colleagues, been in ICU with a brain bleed. Wells was expected...

 

No injuries or hazardous materials in 17-car train derailment northeast of Hazelton

Early Monday morning, Feb. 12, at approximately 5:30, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) train was westbound about two miles northeast of Hazelton, Kansas, when it derailed. Mike Loreg, Barber... Full story

 

South Barber wins homecoming basketball games

On Friday night, the South Barber Chieftains had reason for celebration at their 50th Anniversary Homecoming basketball games against Stafford. The Chieftains won their game 49-40. The Lady Chiefs...

 

South Barber hosts 50th Anniversary Basketball Homecoming Friday night

This Friday night, Feb. 2, the South Barber Chieftains host the Stafford Trojans for the school's 50th Anniversary Basketball Homecoming. Spirit Week culminates Friday with a pep rally at 2:30 p.m....

 

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