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On 11-27-22, Caleb Magee, Olathe, was westbound on K-52 east just east of Yancy Road when a deer entered the roadway and struck his vehicle. (Case 221109)

On 12-08-22, Alejandro Javier Sonora, Redfield, Kan., was traveling north on Paine Road and lost control of vehicle stopping on the west side in the field by the road. (Case 221136)

On 12-12-22, Dirk Wayne Gardner, Mound City, was westbound on KS Highway 7 before west 1700 Road when a cow entered the roadway and struck his vehicle. (Case 221139)

On 12-13-22, Reva Wisdom, Mapleton, was traveling northbound on US 69 and rear ended Lauren Shea Earnest, Lawrence, who was driving approximately 40 mph due to a spare “donut” on her car, which caused her to lose control and spin clockwise 190 degrees coming to rest in the east ditch. Wisdom came to rest on the east shoulder. Both driver and passenger of vehicle two were transported by AMR with possible injuries. (Case 221146)

On 12-15-22, Rone Marie Hannah, Parker, was traveling south on 1077 Road south of west 2400 Road when a deer entered the roadway and struck her vehicle. (Case 221153)

On 12-16-22, Unknown,  was traveling westbound and struck a guardrail then left the scene and did not report the accident. (Case 221154)

On 12-17-22, Brian Alan Burk, Blue Mound, was turning and did not see Ralph Wesley Krum, Mound City, who was stopped and ran into the back passenger corner. (Case 221157)

On 12-19-22, Carlos Antonio Sandoval Rivera, Kansas City, Kan., was driving down a driveway on 1300 Road and came upon a blind corner. At the same time, Craig Steven Gaetke, Overland Park, was driving northwest on the same driveway and struck each other on the front left side/headlight area. (Case 221161)

On 12-20-22, Ricky Kellenberger, Fort Scott, was traveling north on US 69 Highway at the 103 mile marker when an unknown motorist lost a bale of hay in the roadway. Driver was unable to avoid impact and damaged the undercarriage of his vehicle. The driver that lost the hay bale was not identified. (Case 221165)

On 12-23-22, Justin Daniel Rayburn, Madison, Kan., was driving east on Coronado Road too fast for the snowy conditions and slid into a tree, which stopped the vehicle from rolling down a steep embankment. The driver and passenger switched places prior to the officer arrival. Driver stated he was drinking prior to the crash. Both driver and passenger were transported to the hospital for injuries. (Case 221172)

On 12-23-22, Cordell Weber Self, Pleasanton, was traveling north and lost control of his vehicle and struck a power pole on the west side of the road. (Case 221173)

On 12-23-22, Alexander Schaffer, Richmond, Kan., was eastbound on 1350 Road approaching the railroad tracks at the intersection of 1350 and Thomas Road. Driver was traveling too fast for conditions and slid into a moving train as the brakes were applied. The vehicle was destroyed but driver was not injured. (Case 221175)

On 12-24-22, Coley Otto Atherton, Mound City, was traveling east when going around a curve lost control and struck a tree in the north ditch. (Case 221176)




ACCIDENT REPORTS On 7-27-23, Kenneth J. Krum, Mound City, backed into a Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas vehicle driven by Courtney L. Robinson, Fort Scott, the driveway of Krum’s residence. No injuries reported. (Case 230625) On 8-7-23, Jennifer L. Willard,... [More]

ACCIDENT REPORTS - July 26, 2023


On 7-10-23, Brylen Deef, Prescott, struck debris with his vehicle at the 84 mile marker on US Hwy 69. The vehicle was towed from the accident site. (Case 230552) On 7-11-23, Lincoln S. Schaffer, Parker, was southbound on Farlin Road when he was struck by a vehicle driven... [More]

ARREST REPORTS - July 26, 2023


On 07-02-2023 Phillip Hale was arrested in connection with domestic batter; knowing or reckless bodily harm to family member (IN202300357) On 07-02-2023 Mishell Hernandez was arrested in connection with driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol; interference with LEO,... [More]

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Audience members request one year moratorium on solar farms


Letter from KDWP discussed during meeting   During the public comment segment of the commissioner’s weekly meeting on Monday, several people in the audience again spoke regarding the current zoning regulations for commercial solar farms.  Public comment... [More]

USD 362 sells construction class house


Move solves one of three financial issues   Monday night’s Unified School District 362 approval at a special meeting of the sale of a vocational-education construction house in La Cygne has solved what appeared to be an impending financial concern. However, two... [More]

La Cygne passes past-debated action items


Approved pair will buy skid steer, delete proposed RV permit registration   Two items thoroughly debated and tabled after a Sept. 6 regular meeting have now been passed by La Cygne city leaders. At their regular meeting last Wednesday, Sept. 20, the council cast a... [More]

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Epps invited to speak at KASB banquet


On Saturday, Sept. 23, Don Epps, Superintendent of USD 344, traveled to Wichita, Kan., to give a two-hour presentation at the Dale Dennis Teacher of the Year Banquet at the Kansas State Department of Education conference. According to Epps, approximately 90 to 130 nominations... [More]

The Missourians to perform in Mound City


The gospel music quartet, The Missourians, will be in concert at the Mound City Christian Church on Sunday, Sept. 24. The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. and free will donations will be accepted with all proceeds going to the Mound City Historical Park to fund repairs and improvements.... [More]

Eagle Scouts complete community service projects


Last week, Mason Barron and Morgan Barron completed their Eagle Scout projects for the city of Pleasanton.  Mason Barron refurbished two park benches and installed them downtown on Ninth Street just east of Main Street.  These benches are the first stage in an improvement... [More]

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