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 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 28, 2021

Dueling Pianos, fire-grilled steak dinner, auction and lots of fun on Aug. 14

The doors open at 5:30 p.m. at Kiowa's Community Building Saturday, Aug. 14, for an evening of entertainment and a fire-grilled steak dinner. It will be like a party when the Dueling Pianos start playing. People wanting to support Kiowa's hospital, m...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 28, 2021

Freedom Gates Boys Ranch raises near $30,000

The fundraising meal and auction held in Medicine Lodge for the Freedom Gates Boys Ranch was more than successful. FGBR President Michael Simpson said the evening brought in near $30,000. He...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 21, 2021

Burlington takes on new administrative leadership for the 2021-22 school year

As the Burlington Public School Board of Education met for their July meeting a new superintendent and new high school principal were in place. They are Superintendent Kevin Brown and High School Principal Gerrett Spears. All five board members were...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 21, 2021

Kiowa City Council hears about new home for school museum, water project 22 percent complete

At the July 12 meeting of the Kiowa City Council they had a full agenda. Mayor Bill Watson opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and also gave the prayer. Saying the prayer was usually something that Councilmember R.L. Simpson did, but he had resigned...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 14, 2021

CH Dance Competitive Troupe wins overall at TOP National Finals

"The girls all started jumping up and down. I just sat down in my chair and started crying," Cammi Hostetler said. She was referring to the moment last weekend when her CH Dance Competitive Troupe...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 14, 2021

Janet Robison appointed as new Kiowa city councilmember

Kiowa has a new city councilmember. For years Kiowa's City Council has been all men so the addition of Janet Robison was refreshing to women in the audience at the meeting, who commented about it,...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 14, 2021

South Barber School Board, be a `Chieftain Buddy'

What is a “Chieftain Buddy,” you ask? It's you, a caring adult who volunteers to be a positive role model for young people from kindergarten to sixth grade. Adult volunteer buddies select the day, time and activity they'll spend with their studen...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 14, 2021

Acts of kindness and funds collected for Kuhr's young family after death from motorcycle crash

Just 30 years old, Alex Kuhr of Kiowa, Kansas, died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident the afternoon of July 4th. The accident, which was reported in the Newsgram last week, happened on blacktop County Road 580, which is just east of...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 7, 2021

Freedom Gates Boys Ranch offers hope one boy at a time, four-year-old inspires the older kids

It's been a while since we checked in to the ranch – the Freedom Gates Boys Ranch that is, located in Hazelton, Kansas. Michael Simpson has devoted a good portion of his adult life to helping...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 7, 2021

Over 100 people attend Celebration of Life for Dalton Black

It was a beautiful 4th of July with temperatures mostly in the 80s. A perfect day for over 100 people to gather for a celebration of life for Dalton Black who lost his battle to Muscular Dystrophy...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 7, 2021

romoting patriotism, Drake is state runner-up in VFW National Anthem contest

“I was honored to sing the Star-Spangled Banner,” Autumn Drake said. She admitted total shock when she was notified she is the VFW Auxiliary Department of Kansas second-place winner of the 2021-2022 “Get Excited for the Red, White and Blue!...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 30, 2021

'Dalton just loved life!'

Dalton Black may have had muscular dystrophy (MD) since he was a little boy, diagnosed at age 6, but people saw his winning smile and personality before they realized his disability. He succumbed to...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 30, 2021

South Barber School Board anticipates reduced mill levy

“Lower property tax is a good thing,” South Barber Superintendent Dr. Mylo Miller said about the anticipated “at least two mill decrease” as he works on the 2021-2022 Tax Budget for USD 255. Dr. Miller and the board discussed the possible red...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 30, 2021

KDH gets significant lower interest rate on new hospital loan

It was a full agenda for the Kiowa District Hospital Board at their June 22 meeting. President Pat Myers called the meeting to order with all members present including: Jeff Miller, Jim Parker, Chantae Simpson and Marcia Cantrell. CEO/CFO Janell...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 23, 2021

Burlington School awaits DHS approval for daycare

Burlington School Board President Terry Graham called the regular monthly meeting to order June 17 at 8 a.m., with four board members present including: Robert Hill, April Kisling and Aaron Smith. T.J. Rockenbach was absent. Also attending were Dr....

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 23, 2021

Kiowa City Council talks water project, eyesore properties, liquor sales and more

Kiowa's City Council had a full agenda at their June 14 meeting with guest speakers and lots of new business items. As Mayor Bill Watson opened the meeting council and the audience rose to salute the flag. Then Councilmember R.L. Simpson gave a...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 23, 2021

The 2021 wheat harvest was average to above average and came fast and furious

A little over one week of cutting and the 2021 wheat crop is mostly cut and in the elevators in the Newsgram reading area of northwest Oklahoma and southcentral Kansas. The main delay was awaiting...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 23, 2021

Kiowa's Labor Day 5K returns this year

One of the most loved activities of Kiowa's Labor Day weekend is the 5K Race at 8 a.m. Monday morning. It is a time when family and friends have a little friendly competition. It's also a time for serious runners to see if they can win the race on...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 16, 2021

Bryan leads `clean up Kiowa crusade' – asks for your help

“A friend of mine said he is willing to put up a lot of money to help clean up eyesore properties around Kiowa,” Jeff Bryan, local businessman said. Bryan said that person who wishes to remain anonymous, and hopefully some other residents who...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 16, 2021

Kiowa Hospital Board gets good audit, has improved finances with COVID-related money

Following the annual meeting, the Kiowa District Hospital Board met for their regular monthly meeting May 25 at the Community Building. Board President Pat Myers called the meeting to order with all members present: Marcia Cantrell, Jeff Miller, Jim...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 16, 2021

Hardtner's Fourth of July tradition is changing; NO celebration this year

If your Fourth of July tradition is to go to Hardtner, Kansas, for the parade to enjoy the swimming pool have a pit BBQ sandwich and watch the fireworks extravaganza explode over the old Achenbach hospital lawn, it's time to make other plans. For 62...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 16, 2021

Three South Barber 5th graders make perfect scores on state assessments

At the South Barber Board of Education June meeting Monday night, Superintendent Dr. Mylo Miller bragged on three students who were fifth graders last school year. Each of them earned a perfect score...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 9, 2021

Kiowa Hospital Board gets good audit, has improved finances with Covid-related money

Following the annual meeting, the Kiowa District Hospital Board met for their regular monthly meeting May 25 at the Community Building. Board President Pat Myers called the meeting to order with all members present: Marcia Cantrell, Jeff Miller, Jim...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 9, 2021

Wheat whacking to start in just days in northwest Oklahoma and south-central Kansas

It's June 8 and everyone is at the starting gate ready to hear "on your mark, get set, go!" It's not a track meet but the excitement is there for the 2021 harvest of primarily red, hard winter wheat....

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 2, 2021

Kiowa community blood drive

Did you know that someone needs blood every two seconds? Did you know that one pint of blood can save up to three lives? Did you know that less than 10 percent of the U.S. population gives blood annually and only 37 percent of the population is...

 

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