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Kiowa City Council continues search for administrator, waterline project closer to starting

The Kiowa City Council opened their September meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and opening prayer. Mayor Bill Watson presided over the meeting with all members present: R.L. Simpson, Brian Hill, B.J. Duvall, Tom Wells and Jason Thayer. Also at...

 

All-American parties and congrats for Evie Watson as she becomes U.S. citizen

This story all began with a young American soldier in the U.S. Navy who was stationed in the Philippines during wars in Korea and Vietnam and met a young woman while there. From that relationship Evel...

 

For their love of hot cars – it's a family affair

Mooreland couple Kelly and Meredith Wooldridge and their son, Jacobi, and his girlfriend, Caroline Noreuil, of Woodward have fun traveling to car shows together to show their slick cars. They've been...

 

South Barber hosts Central Christian for Football Homecoming in Kiowa Friday night

The Friday night lights will shine brightly over South Barber High School's stadium in Kiowa as they host the Central Christian Cougars in homecoming action. The evening begins with the coronation...

 

Kiowa District Healthcare holds groundbreaking for new therapy and wellness addition

It was an exciting day Sept. 10 in the life of the Kiowa District Hospital/Healthcare. It's especially a milestone for those area people who need physical, occupational or speech therapy or...

 

South Barber approves E-Sports, hire, have good audit, serving free meals

The South Barber Board of Education again met in the high school library for social distancing purposes at their September meeting Monday night. All members were present including President Mark...

 

Kiowa's 81st Annual Labor Day Celebration scaled back due to COVID, about 300 still enjoy

All the ham and beans disappeared at the traditional Free Ham and Bean Feed at Kiowa during the 81st Annual Labor Day Celebration. One of the bean chefs, Roger Robison, said they reduced the amount...

 

Former Kiowan Marion Williams electrocuted at Kingman home

Marion Williams, 57, was a Kingman County (Kansas) deputy sheriff. The sheriff there confirmed to the Newsgram Tuesday that Williams was electrocuted and died while off-duty Monday (Labor Day)...

 

Deb Kolb named grant coordinator for Barber County United (BCU)

There is a push to make the nation and state healthier, community by community. Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) of Kansas selected the Barber County United (BCU) organization, along with 23 other...

 

Alleged stabbing in Hardtner, no info available from officials

There are reports from locals in Hardtner, Kansas, that a stabbing occurred there Sunday. Locals say a man was arrested for stabbing a woman and is in jail. The Newsgram has been unable to confirm that information. When contacted Tuesday morning...

 

Friday night lights are illuminating with COVID-19 restrictions

The Heart of the Plains League (HOPL), of which South Barber USD255 is a member, released their guidelines for football and basketball that are listed in this article. When asked if any members of the public can attend the Chieftains' football...

 

Kiowa Council narrows the field of city administrator candidates

Monday, Kiowa, Kansas, Mayor Bill Watson confirmed to the Newsgram that the city council has narrowed their field of candidates for the city administrator position and are near making an offer. Watson said they had 19 people submit their resume for...

 

KDH selects Hutton construction for Therapy and Wellness Addition at August meeting

After meeting with four contractors earlier in August, the Kiowa District Hospital Board of Directors chose a contractor to build the new Therapy and Wellness Addition at their Aug. 25 monthly meeting. The board eliminated MW Builders of Lenexa who...

 

How about a `Rona Walk' to start Kiowa's Labor Day celebration?

Bring your lawn chairs and head to Progress Park in Kiowa, Kansas, this weekend for a relaxing Labor Day Celebration. Despite COVID-19, the Labor Day Celebration in Kiowa, which has been a tradition since 1939, will not miss a beat. Chamber of...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 26, 2020

McGinnis resigns at Burlington School, psychology offered, in-school learning going well

All but one member was present as the Burlington Board of Education President Terry Graham called their Aug. 17 meeting to order including: Robert Hill, April Kisling and T.J. Rockenbach. Aaron Smith was absent. Also attending was Superintendent Dr....

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 26, 2020

KDH approves 2020-21 budget

No members of the public attended the Kiowa District Hospital budget hearing Friday, Aug. 14. All board members were present: Pat Myers, Jeff Miller, Chantae Simpson and Jim Parker. They unanimously approved the budget that has no millage increase....

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 26, 2020

Kiowa Council still interviewing for city administrator

Kiowa Mayor Bill Watson confirmed the city council is still interviewing candidates for the city administrator position....

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 26, 2020

Monty Thompson Golf Outing fun and financially rewarding for education foundation in his name

Monty Thompson was a beloved educator and avid golfer until he lost his valiant fight against melanoma cancer in 2008. Saturday his golfing buddies, family and supporters of the Monty Thompson...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 26, 2020

South Barber has 98 percent of students back in classroom

"The kids and staff are happy to be back to school," South Barber Superintendent Dr. Mylo Miller said. South Barber School in Kiowa, Kansas, started classes last Wednesday. "So far, so good," the...

 

5th Annual RawHyde Golf Tournament has 124 golfers, raises nearly $9,000 for scholarships

"We had quite the day. We couldn't have asked for better weather in August," Marci Hyde of Burlington said. She was referring to the 5th Annual RawHyde Golf Tournament in memory of her husband,...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 19, 2020

City of Kiowa sees some COVID money, narrowing search for administrator

As Kiowa, Kansas, Mayor Bill Watson called the Kiowa City Council Aug. 10 meeting to order, all members were present: President R.L. Simpson, Brian Hill, B.J. Duvall, Tom Wells and Jason Thayer. City Clerk Trish Brewer sat with the council as did...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 19, 2020

KDH Board hears from four contractors for new Therapy and Wellness Addition

Friday afternoon the Kiowa District Hospital Board of Directors heard from four contractors who want their business. This is to build the KDH Therapy and Wellness Addition. The new addition will inclu...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 19, 2020

The 5th Annual RawHyde Open golf tournament provides memories and youth scholarships

This Saturday, Aug. 22, some fun stories will be told about the late Robert Hyde of Burlington. His widow, Marci, said she can't believe this is the 5th Annual RawHyde Open Golf Tournament in Rob's...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 12, 2020

South Barber School Board adopts adaptation plan to start school in a COVID-19 environment

Just as the South Barber School USD255 in Kiowa, Kansas, is anxious to get students back in the building for live classroom learning, the Freedom Gates Boys Ranch at Hazelton is excited to have their boys stay on campus with a virtual learning...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 12, 2020

Kiowa City Council continues interviewing administrator candidates

Kiowa Mayor Bill Watson said the city council continues their search for a new city administrator....

 

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