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Find a `Country Christmas' in Medicine Lodge Sunday, Nov. 18

The holiday season is upon us and the Medicine Lodge community plans to start with a Country Christmas and open house this Sunday, Nov. 18. For a hearty lunch and chance to have photo opportunities with a North American reindeer, go to the Gyp Hills...

 

KDH considers reimbursements with `rollercoaster' numbers

The Kiowa District Hospital is a tax-supported entity that relies on local and county taxes and also reimbursement through Medicare. As a small rural hospital, KDH has status as a Critical Access Hospital. Those reimbursement rates vary based on a...

 

South Barber School Board approves winter stipends for employees

The November board meeting of South Barber School USD255 lasted just over 30 minutes Monday night. Superintendent Dr. Mylo Miller and Board Clerk Julie Johnson sat at the head of the table with board president Mark Pollock as he called the meeting...

 

Red, white and blue salute to veterans, onward and upward despite obstacles

Some of the veterans honored across the nation the last few days at ceremonies large and small faced situations unfathomable to most Americans in their time of service to the United States. But most...

 

South Barber's Hughbanks is a Wendy's High School Heisman state finalist

South Barber High School senior Savannah Hughbanks received notification she is a 2018 Wendy’s High School Heisman State Finalist in the fast-food chain's annual scholarship competition. She is one of the 967 students graduating with the Class of...

 

KDH purchases equipment, a few changes in personnel titles, yes to gardening project

The Kiowa District Hospital Board met for their regular monthly meeting Oct. 25 with all members present except Jim Parker. President Pat Myers called the meeting to order with members Jeff Miller, Chantae Simpson and Miranda Allen present. CEO... Full story

 

Kiowa City Council holds special meeting for two items

The Kiowa City Council held a special morning meeting on Nov. 1 that lasted nearly 40 minutes. Two items were on the agenda. One item regarded the D.A.R.E. program the KPD is restarting in South Barber School USD 255. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse...

 

Burlington School Basketball Homecoming to be Friday night

The Burlington School Board meet for their regular monthly meeting Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. President Terry Graham called the meeting to order with members present: Allison Armbruster, Robert Hill and T.J. Rockenbach. Aaron Smith was absent. Superintendent...

 

Kiowa's Fall Festival = food, fun and a little bit of Halloween intrigue

Calling all the little princesses, the scariest mad scientist, the cutest pumpkins, big and little, pretty or frightening witches – use your imagination and go to Kiowa's Main Street Sunday, Oct....

 

Kiowa City Council purchases police SUV and bucket truck

As Kiowa Mayor Ron Rohr called the October meeting of Kiowa's City Council meeting to order he made a brief announcement about the public comment period. He said to the public that their comments are limited to three minutes per topic. The comment...

 

South Barber clinches district football title

With a record of six wins, zero losses and one tie (6-0-1), the South Barber High Chieftains from Kiowa, Kansas, have captured their District Title in 8-Man Football in District 7. This is the third consecutive District Championship for the...

 

KDH gearing for Community Education Classes, new domain for website

Kiowa District Hospital vice-president Jeff Miller called the regular monthly meeting of the board to order September 27 in the absence of president Pat Myers. Other board members present were: Chantae Simpson, Miranda Allen, and Jim Parker. Also...

 

Kiowa Council hires new police officer Monday night

Following executive session at their regular October meeting Monday night, Kiowa's City Council hired a new police officer. He is Travis Petersen who was on the job Tuesday helping the new police chief Nate Houston. He comes to Kiowa from the Harper...

 

South Barber's Pollock headed to state tennis Friday

South Barber senior Taylor Pollock earned a trip to compete at the Division 3-2-1A State Tournament this Friday and Saturday. The state tournament is held in Pratt at the Walter Blake Tennis Complex....

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    October 4, 2018

Martina McBride comes home for Medicine Lodge Indian Peace Treaty

When country music legend Martina McBride returns home to Sharon, Kansas, it's very low key. When she was spotted at the Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty, the following sweet moment happened as written by... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    October 4, 2018

History comes to life in amphitheater near Medicine Lodge

The entire Medicine Lodge Indian Peace Treaty weekend centers around the signing of that historical document. Kansas' own Medicine Lodge Indian Peace Treaty Pageant commemorates the great Peace... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    October 3, 2018

New Kiowa PD Chief Houston modernizing department

Kiowa's new police chief, Nate Houston, said he plans to have a "public oriented department." In an attempt to modernize the KPD, he wants dash and body cams for all officers. Chief Houston is a... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    October 3, 2018

New KDH CEO promotes a pro-active approach to medicine for the community

Robert Whitaker may have started out with an industrial engineering degree managing hospital construction projects, but his career turned into overseeing medical centers in roles as administrator,... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    October 3, 2018

It's `Grand Lil' Opry' time in Anthony this Saturday, Oct. 6

The folks in Anthony, Kansas, encourage you to buff your boots and head to the historic Anthony Theatre this Saturday night, Oct. 6, for the second season of the Grand Lil' Opry at 7 p.m. When the 2017 Grand Lil' Opry concluded, people who attended...

 

First "Awesome Chieftain-Tornado Award" given

Students are being caught and awarded for doing good deeds at South Barber School, USD255 in Kiowa, Kansas. Superintendent Dr. Mylo Miller said, "We started this program this year in order to...

 

Bids due Oct. 10 to buy Burlington School Bonds for transportation vehicles and bus barn

All members of the Burlington School Board were present at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Sept. 18, as board president Terry Graham called the meeting to order. They are: Allison Armbruster, Robert Hill, T.J. Rockenbach and Aaron Smith. Also...

 

The Big Medicine Lodge Indian Peace Treaty Weekend is about here

Do you enjoy vibrant colors, the beat of a drum, being out in the crisp fall air in open spaces, rodeo, raucous night show entertainment, pageantry, dances, open-air concerts, western art shows and...

 

Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty weekend Sept. 28–30

Do you ever think about the days of this great prairie land centuries before we all arrived? When the only sounds came from the sound of rivers rushing; the breeze rustling leaves on the trees or the wind howling across the plains during fierce rain...

 

Kiowa's City Council hires new police chief at September meeting

Monday, Sept. 24, is the first day for Nate Houston to start as the new police chief in Kiowa, Kansas. City Administrator Lou Leone confirmed that Kiowa's City Council voted 5-0 to hire Houston following executive session at their September 10...

 

Undersheriff Brewer charged with involuntary manslaughter

Officials with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) arrested Barber County Undersheriff Virgil “Dusty” Brewer last Wednesday morning. The arrest was made at the county courthouse in Medicine Lodge, according to spokeswoman Melissa Underwood...

 

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