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 By Yvonne Miller    Local    September 26, 2018 

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...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    September 26, 2018 

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...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    September 26, 2018 

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...

 

Molz takes seat at South Barber School Board for first time

The South Barber School Board met Monday night for their regular September meeting that lasted nearly one hour. Kiowa man Ryan Molz took his seat as a new board member to fill the unexpired term of...

 

South Barber football homecoming Friday night

The undefeated South Barber Chieftains host Central Christian Friday night for the 2018 Football Homecoming in Kiowa, Kansas. The homecoming coronation will happen about 6:30 p.m., with kickoff at 7...

 

Kiowa's major water line replacement project addressed at public meeting

It appeared only about 15 residents attended a public meeting regarding Kiowa's proposed major water line replacement held in late August at the Chief Theater in Kiowa. There were more professionals and city council people who are involved with the...

 

KDH Board plans for upcoming health fair Oct. 26; Jeans and Gems Oct. 27

The Kiowa District Hospital Board meet for their regular August meeting at the end of the month. Board president Pat Myers called the meeting to order with all members present, including Chantae Simpson, Miranda Allen, Jeff Miller and Jim Parker....

 

Burlington School voters approve transportation and building bond issues

Last Tuesday, Aug. 28, Burlington School District patrons voted to approve the transportation bond issue and a building bond issue. The board had proposed a $350,000 Transportation Bond and a $520,000 Building Bond. Burlington Superintendent Dr....

 

Alvans Chavez (male) and Moorman (female) win Kiowa's Labor Day 5K Race

The threat of rain may have reduced the number of runners in the 34th Annual Kiowa Labor Day 5K Race. But the overcast, slightly breezy conditions provided ideal temperatures of about 67 degrees throughout the event that was spared from the rain....

 

Senator and Pastor Lankford gives 'uplifting' and 'inspirational' message

His message was "so uplifting." "He inspires you to do good things." Those were just a few of the comments this reporter heard from Burlington folks following a praise and worship service at the high...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 29, 2018

Burlington School board and public discuss transportation bond issue, decided in Tuesday election

On Aug. 20, the Burlington Board of Education held a public meeting at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the upcoming transportation bond election that was held this Tuesday, Aug 28. Election results were not yet known at press time. All the board members and...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 29, 2018

Jam-packed Labor Day weekend Aug. 31 – Sept. 2 for Burlington's Alumni Reunion

The Burlington Elks plan to celebrate the years of friendships and memories made at Burlington High School with an all-school reunion Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. A highlight of the...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 29, 2018

Kiowa to celebrate 79 years of Labor Day festivities in Progress Park

What do you think of when you remember being in Kiowa, Kansas, on Labor Day weekend? Is it running or walking the 5K race? Or is it walking for a cake to give to your special someone or having the...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 22, 2018

City of Kiowa budget hearing held and more city business

The Kiowa City Council held a public hearing for the proposed 2019 tax budget on Aug. 13. No members of the public voiced an opinion about the budget. The board approved the proposed budget that has general fund expenditures of $2,780,910. The mills...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 22, 2018

South Barber School ready for classes to start Thursday

In the South Barber School Board article last week, the administrative reports were not included. An updated version of their reports follows. Class starts for South Barber students tomorrow (Thursday, August 23). Grade 7-12 Principal Brent Shaffer s...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 22, 2018

KDH Board holds tax budget hearing, slight mill reduction

The Kiowa District Hospital Board of Directors held a special meeting Aug. 13 at 8 a.m. for the public tax budget hearing. The purpose was for the public to voice opinions regarding the KDH proposed 2019 tax budget. No members of the public attended...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 22, 2018

Two senior girls vie for Miss Burlington crown Thursday evening

Tomorrow evening, Aug. 23, the Miss Burlington Pageant begins at 7 p.m., with no admission charge. Both senior girls in the Burlington High School Class of 2019 are competing for the crown. They are...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 22, 2018

Jam-packed Labor Day weekend Aug. 31 – Sept. 2 for Burlington's Alumni Reunion

The Burlington Elks plan to celebrate the years of friendships and memories made at Burlington High School with an all-school reunion Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 – Sept. 2. A highlight of the...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 15, 2018

South Barber's Steve Roberts ends 25-year girls basketball coaching career with 400-175 record

You've heard the terms "slow as molasses in January" or "getting blood out of a turnip." That aptly describes the winning coach and teacher Steve Roberts talking about his many accomplishments. Robert...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 8, 2018

Progress on city hall remodel and role of administrator questioned at Kiowa Council

Like the August heat, the Kiowa City Council meeting had some heated exchanges at their regular monthly meeting Monday night. All members of the Kiowa City Council attended the August meeting including: R.L. Simpson, Bill Watson, Russ Molz, Brian...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 8, 2018

Record golfers tee-off at Monty Thompson annual Golf Outing

"We had a record number of golfers – 70 people entered," chairman Mike Miller said of the annual golf outing for the Monty Thompson Continuing Education Foundation (MTCEF). The event was held at...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 1, 2018

Kiowa's burn site opened temporarily to take in limbs

A week ago Monday night Kiowa's City Council held a special meeting to give an update on the city burn site, the proposed city budget for 2019, and an executive session to discuss non-elected employees. City Administrator Lou Leone said the first...

 

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