• KDOT representative Dan Kiser gives SRO Chip More an award for People Saving People and activities at USD 344.

  • Brian and Karri Barker stand in front of their new shop, Barker’s Corner Automotive, located at the intersection of KS. Hwy. 7 and Hwy. 152. They held their grand opening Saturday to let the county know they are open and doing business. They offer tires, oil changes, brakes, and much more.

  • Prescott has their annual kids’ fishing derby on the morning of May 7 at Prescott Lake.

  • Rhonda McGown helps students stitch quilt pieces that will become gifts for mom.

  • Larry Pope reads an excerpt from his book, “Early Identification,” to the crowd at the authors event at the Mound City Library last week.

NEWS

SPECIAL: Somerset Road to close south of K-68

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  Monday, May 16, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will close Somerset Road south of K-68. The closure is expected to take place around 9 a.m. Monday and remain in effect until June 1, weather permitting. A detour will be signed along K-68, Woodland... [More]

SPECIAL: Commissioners leave SRO funding for 2023 year, 2-1

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Ask that sheriff and superintendents meet and form a plan   The Commissioner’s meeting room was packed with approximately 40 people comprised of city mayors, council people from countywide and citizens concerned with one of four subjects discussed last week –... [More]

Fireworks in jeopardy at Pleasanton, call for licensed shooters

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Pleasanton Fire Chief Rob Dent spoke to the council and said they have no available firefighters to shoot off fireworks July 2. His explanation, the same people have been doing it for 22 years and they’re tired and want to spend the holiday with family around the barbecue.... [More]

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SPORTS

Prairie View softball defeats Osawatomie and Girard

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The Prairie View softball team played Osawatomie and Girard this past week. They hosted Osawatomie in a league doubleheader on May 3 and traveled to Girard for a single game on May 6. The Lady Buffs swept Osawatomie, 16-2 and 10-0, and won the single game against Girard, 9-7.... [More]

Jayhawk girls’ track place second at Northeast Arma

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The Jayhawk track team traveled to Northeast Arma on May 6 to compete in the Northeast Arma Invitational. The meet was originally scheduled for May 5 but was moved to May 6 due to weather. The Hawks did well at the meet as the girls placed second with 85 team points. The boys... [More]

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COMMUNITY

Domestic violence: Emotional abuse and gaslighting

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As we learned in the last installment of this series, domestic violence and abuse go beyond the normal scope that one first imagines when you hear the term but it goes beyond the physical scope as well and often begins with an emotional rollercoaster that becomes an ingrained... [More]

Bishop walks Potawatomi Trail of Death

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On March 20 Indiana Bishop Doug Sparks set out on a walk that would take him through four states over the course of the next 43 days before finally arriving at his destination on May 1. As part of his posting with the diocese in Indiana, Spark was given a three month sabbatical... [More]

Domestic violence: Physical abuse isn’t what you think it is

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Domestic violence is defined as abuse that takes place by or between people who are married or cohabitate. That definition has been broadened over the years to include other family members such as parents, siblings, and children. Most people hear the term domestic violence... [More]

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