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Burlington School Board opens bus bids, members honored for service

The Burlington School Board of Education met for their regular January meeting last Wednesday morning. Board President Terry Graham called the meeting to order with members present including Robert Hill, T.J. Rockenbach, Allison Armbruster and Aaron...

 

Kiowa City Council hears end of year review

Kiowa's City Council met for their regular monthly meeting Jan. 14. Mayor Ron Rohr opened the meeting with the Lord's Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance with the following members present: R.L. Simpson, Russ Molz, Brian Hill and Tom Wells. Board...

 

Kiowa Mayor Ron Rohr resigns suddenly; Councilmember Bill Watson new mayor

Unexpected change best describes what's happened with the Kiowa City Council the past week. At the regular monthly meeting of Kiowa's City Council on Monday, Jan. 14, Mayor Ron Rohr conducted...

 

Kerns resigns as special education teacher at Burlington

Burlington's Board of Education held a special meeting last week that lasted approximately three hours and was mainly executive session. President Terry Graham called the meeting to order with members present including: Robert Hill, T.J. Rockenbach...

 

South Barber School Board approves Ready Gen Reading Curriculum, bleacher handrail project

South Barber USD255 Superintendent Dr. Mylo Miller opened the regular January meeting with recognition for the board members. He said board members “are entrusted by this community with the responsibility of an annual budget of $5.7 million, 250...

 

KDH Board holds annual retreat

A highlight of the Kiowa District Hospital (KDH) Board retreat for some members was meeting with community leaders. On Jan. 8 the board started their retreat at the hospital, visiting with department managers on a tour of departments. As board... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    January 9, 2019

Alva's Landry Gaddy concludes term on Oklahoma Hall of Fame Teen Board

Ranked No. 1 in her class at Alva High School with a 4.0 GPA and a list of achievements and community service that is pages long, it's not surprising that senior Landry Gaddy is one of the 43...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    January 9, 2019

Meagan Henry selected as South Barber's 7-12 Teacher of the Year

"I was on the stage digging through a box of props for the play when they found me," Meagan Henry said of South Barber USD 255 Superintendent Dr. Mylo Miller and Grades 7-12 Principal Brent Shaffer.... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    January 6, 2019

Meagan Henry selected as South Barber's 7-12 Teacher of the Year

"I was on the stage digging through a box of props for the play when they found me," Meagan Henry said of South Barber USD 255 Superintendent Dr. Mylo Miller and Grades 7-12 Principal Brent Shaffer....

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    January 2, 2019

KDH ready for pricing transparency, internal operating budget approved for 2019

All but one board member was present when president Pat Myers called the December meeting of the Kiowa District Hospital (KDH) Board to order. They were: Miranda Allen, Jim Parker and Jeff Miller. Chantae Simpson was absent. Also seated at the board...

 

Kisling is new Burlington School Board member

All members of the Burlington School Board were present as President Terry Graham called the Dec. 17 regular meeting to order including: Allison Armbruster, Robert Hill, T.J.Rockenbach and Aaron Smith. Also attending were Superintendent Dr. Stacey Cr...

 

City of Kiowa closer to renovation project, under budget toward year-end

The Kiowa City Council met for their monthly meeting Dec. 10. Mayor Ron Rohr opened the meeting with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. He called the meeting to order with all members present including: Russ Molz, Brian Hill, Tom Wells, R.L....

 

South Barber concession stands raise $900 for Ministerial Alliance Food Bank

A long holiday tradition at South Barber High School has been to collect goods for the South Barber Ministerial Alliance in Kiowa, Kansas. For years the school had a Block the Door event. Students brought non-perishable food to block their classroom...

 

`Miss Klassic' Trapshooter Chloe Blunk 2nd overall female shooter at state competition

Chloe Blunk is in her second season as a varsity member of the Chaparral High School Trapshooting Team. She had a season as explosive as the gun she shoots to hit her clay targets. Blunk finished as...

 

Staff and administration compensation adjustments approved at Kiowa City Council meeting

At the end of regular business at the Kiowa City Council December meeting Monday night the council held five executive sessions that lasted approximately one and a half hours. That's according to City Administrator Lou Leone. The first executive...

 

South Barber School Board accepts resignation of 6th grade teacher, approves 2019-20 calendar

All members of the South Barber Board of Education were present as President Mark Pollock called the December regular board meeting to order Monday evening. Business was conducted in just over one hou...

 

SBHS drama class presents comical `Hallmark Christmas Wonderthon' Saturday and Sunday

Bring yourself a little Christmas cheer this weekend and all you have to do is sit, enjoy and laugh. "While some say that if you've ever seen a Hallmark Christmas movie, you've seen them all, the...

 

Find 'Christmas in the Heartland' at Kiowa Sunday afternoon

Hopefully there won't be too much snow for “Kiowa's Christmas in the Heartland” Sunday afternoon. That's because Kiowa's Chamber of Commerce has a full afternoon of activities planned for you from shopping, a free movie and Santa to a lighted...

 

SCCF gives $5,400 to Barber County, community and teacher grants

The South Central Community Foundation, based in Pratt, Kansas, awards grants to help provide funding for quality programs and projects that allow local communities to succeed. Recently the SCCF presented Barber County with a $5,400 grant for...

 

KDH Board – Jeans and Gems raises $20,000; room changes at manor

Kiowa District Hospital Board President Pat Myers called the December meeting of the board to order with all members present including Chantae Simpson, Miranda Allen, Jeff Miller and Jim Parker. Also at the board table were Robert Whitaker, CEO, and...

 

Burlington moving on transportation projects, Kisling plans to file for school board

President Terry Graham was ready to call the November meeting of the Burlington Board of Education to order at 8 p.m., but only two members were present: Allison Armbruster and Aaron Smith. T.J. Rockenbach arrived at 8:30 p.m. to meet quorum...

 

Hardtner's Christmas Open House, Santa and Soup Supper Sunday

You can do it all in Hardtner, Kansas, on Sunday – shop a variety of vendors, see Santa, sip soup and have fun visiting with new and old friends. Hardtner has their Christmas Open House this Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. It's all in Hardtner's Community...

 

Dale Hoch earns American FFA Degree, given to less than one percent of members

Of 669,989 FFA members in 8,630 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, only 4,255 young people were recognized onstage as American FFA Degree recipients at the national convention. That's less than one percent of...

 

Kaynette Scheck selected for South Barber Elementary Teacher of the Year

Sitting in Kaynette Scheck's fourth-grade classroom for a lunchtime interview finds a teacher who is as excited about her students' learning as the self-proclaimed "outdoor girl" is about her family...

 

Power outages questioned, architect hired for Kiowa City Hall remodel, Burn Time Nov. 26-Dec. 9

A variety of business was conducted at the Kiowa City Council regular November meeting from approving an architect for the city hall remodel to approving a variety of Christmas-related items. Mayor Ron Rohr opened the meeting in his traditional way b...

 

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