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 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 5, 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 5, 2020

KDH board member resigns, keeps mill levy the same

As the Kiowa District Hospital Board of Directors met for their July meeting, their first order of business was accepting the resignation of one of their own members, Miranda Walz-Allen. She reportedly took a position as CEO of the Seiling Municipal...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 29, 2020

Burlington Superintendent rolls out reopening plan to school board

Burlington teachers report to school Monday, Aug. 10, with classes beginning Thursday, Aug. 13, for students. Superintendent Dr. Stacey Croft unveiled her reopening plan to the Board of Education, which they approved at a two-hour special meeting...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 29, 2020

KDH accepts architect plans for new therapy addition

By Zoom technology, the Kiowa District Hospital Board of Directors held a brief special meeting July 17. The purpose of the meeting was to accept the plan of the architect Ryan Craft of LK Architecture in Wichita for a new therapy addition. The...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 29, 2020

South Barber School starting 2020-21 year in brick and mortar

Once again the hallways at South Barber Schools in Kiowa, Kansas, will have the laughter and chatter of students, teachers and staff. Superintendent Dr. Mylo Miller said the 2020-21 year will start for students August 19. The school will function...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 22, 2020

City of Kiowa administrator applicants near 13, deadline Wednesday

When the “beaners” have their black cauldrons of ham and beans bubbling for Labor Day in Progress Park, there will be a new addition nearby. The family of Cindy Molz Yandell addressed the Kiowa City Council at their July meeting about donating a...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 22, 2020

Nescatunga Arts Festival was postponed, now canceled due to COVID-19 health concerns

For the first time ever in the history of Alva's Nescatunga Arts Festival, what would be the 51st festival is canceled due to COVID-19 health concerns. The event that is traditionally the first Saturday in June was initially postponed until Aug. 8. L...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 22, 2020

Burlington plans to start school Aug. 13

Burlington School Superintendent Dr. Stacey Croft said Tuesday she is closely monitoring the school situation statewide with continued concerns of COVID-19. At this point the superintendent said Burlington teachers will report to school Monday, Aug.... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 15, 2020

AAHN's Place foster care facility again discussed at town meeting in Kiowa

An estimated 50 to 60 people attended a town hall meeting at South Barber High School in Kiowa, Kansas, July 8. The subject regarded AAHN's Place, a foster care facility that is two years old in Wellington, Kansas. Now the owner, Derrick Prichard,...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 15, 2020

Legion Rider Ronald James gives Fourth of July salute to veterans at Hardtner Parade

A true patriot, Legion Rider from Post 69 in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, Ronald James stepped off his motorcycle to offer a tribute to veterans as the highlight of Hardtner's Fourth of July Parade....

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 1, 2020

Patriot Guard and Lil' Firecrackers to give veterans salute at Hardtner's Fourth of July Parade

When the Patriot Guard Motorcycles from Medicine Lodge roar into Hardtner, Kansas, on the Fourth of July with their American Flags blowin' in the wind, a wave of patriotism could well flood your...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 1, 2020

KDH has good financial report, new clinic director, ready for bids on therapy/wellness addition

At the Tuesday, June 23, regular meeting of the Kiowa (Kansas) District Hospital (KDH) Board of Directors, they covered a full agenda. All members were present in the clinic lobby as President Pat Myers called the meeting to order, including Jim...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 24, 2020

A FEMA-approved and 75 percent funded building to keep you safe and serve multiple purposes

The mood was upbeat on a beautiful June morning in Kiowa, Kansas. With ceremonial hard hats and shovels, some of South Barber's board of education members and Superintendent Dr. Mylo Miller stood on...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 24, 2020

Over 1,500 acres burn in what started as a wheat-field fire

Sixteen fire departments from Oklahoma and Kansas responded to a harvest field blaze that ravaged 1,527 acres in winds that gusted to 40 miles per hour, Amorita-Byron Fire and Rescue Chief Brad Rieger...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 24, 2020

Fireworks, parade and more at Hardtner's Fourth of July celebration

It's been a heck of a year so far, so celebrating living in America – the land of the free and home of the brave – will take on an even deeper meaning and reason to light your sparkler. When Hardtner's $10,000 worth of fireworks explode over the...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 24, 2020

Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell visits Sen. Pederson at Burlington

Last Thursday morning a small group of Burlington residents gathered at the town's Purple Pride Park. They came to visit with Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell who came to Burlington to see Sen. Roland P...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 17, 2020

KDH moving closer to new therapy and wellness addition, welcomes Dr. Bliss

Dr. Kirk Bliss, DO, began practicing at the Kiowa District Hospital and Rural Health Clinic in late May and is reportedly keeping busy. “We have a great provider team,” CEO Janell Goodno said. The KDH Board of Directors met for their monthly...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 17, 2020

Kiowa City Council searching for new administrator, hears comments about AAHN's Place, has new firetruck

The June 8 meeting of Kiowa's City Council was the last for City Administrator Rusty Varnado. See the separate story in the Newsgram today telling about Varnado's departure and his appreciation to the city. Mayor Bill Watson presided over the...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 17, 2020

Kiowa's outgoing city administrator thanks council

At the June meeting of Kiowa's City Council, outgoing City Administrator Rusty Varnado expressed his appreciation to the council "for allowing me to serve Kiowa." After a military career in the U.S.... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 17, 2020

Hardtner will have 4th of July fireworks and celebration

“Hardtner will have Fourth of July fireworks and a celebration,” Syd Sterling said. “Instead of protesting and rioting we are celebrating that we live in this great country and have `Freedom, Family and Fireworks!'” That incidentally is the...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 17, 2020

Wheat field fire northeast of Burlington burns nearly 80 acres

Saturday afternoon about 3:30 p.m., Burlington's Fire Department received a call about a wheat field fire at County Road 600 and Osage Road. That location is two miles east and six miles north of... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 17, 2020

The 2020 Wheat Harvest in Newsgram reading area `fast, furious and great'

The year 2020 has been turbulent and depressing, and caused sheer madness in the U.S., thanks to the horrendous coronavirus pandemic that came from China. The entire nation's economy was severely damaged, especially with recent protests that turned... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 10, 2020

AAHN's Place foster care coming to Kiowa gets mixed reviews

When AAHN's Place (foster care) owner Derrick Prichard addressed Kiowa's City Council at their May meeting about opening a foster care boys home in Kiowa, there were mixed reviews. The Kiowa community is known for embracing projects involving youth....

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 10, 2020

South Barber to hold groundbreaking ceremony for all-purpose building at elementary

South Barber USD255 Board of Education conducted business in well under one hour Monday night. All members attended as they again met in the high school library sitting at the tall, round individual tables for social distancing. President Mark...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 3, 2020

Barber County Candidate Filings for Fall Election

June 1 was the filing deadline for the 2020 election. The Primary Election is August 4 and the General Election is November 3. Barber County Election Deputy Amy Sill provided the following list of candidates who filed by this Monday, June 1 for...

 

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