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Leadership Program: Leadership Principles In Action

Chamber Accepting Registrations for LEAD Bourbon County Program

FORT SCOTT – The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for participants in the 2018-19 LEAD Bourbon County leadership program; representing Leadership, Education and Development. This program will take place on the second Thursday of each month from September through May.

The program utilizes the curriculum of the Kansas Leadership Center, including facilitated sessions and tours of business and industry to demonstrate the leadership principles in action. Facilitators of LEAD Bourbon County will be Deb Needleman and Robert Uhler.

More detailed information including the registration form, brochure and topic of each session may be found on the Chamber website fortscott.com, under the Chamber tab. Registration is $325 (which includes all meals) plus a $50 materials fee and those interested may register and pay for their own, or often employers will sponsor an employee to participate. Registration forms and fees are requested to be submitted to the Chamber by August 24th.

Contact the Chamber for more information at 620-223-3566 or visit fortscott.com/lead-bourbon-county-program.

Nominations For Kansas Health Champion Awards Accepted Until Sept. 30

   

Nominations Now Being Accepted for Kansas Health Champion Awards

Exceptional efforts to promote health and fitness in Kansas to be recognized

 

TOPEKA – The Governor’s Council on Fitness is now accepting nominations for its annual Kansas Health Champion Awards. Awards are given to individuals and organizations that make an exceptional effort to model, encourage and promote health and fitness in Kansas. Award recipients will be recognized at the Community Health Promotion Summit on Jan. 24, in Manhattan, Kan. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 30.

 

“The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is proud to partner in this important initiative to improve the health and wellness of Kansans,” said KDHE State Health Officer, Dr. Greg Lakin. “Many people and organizations throughout the state have made healthy living a priority, and it’s important that we recognize their efforts that impact others”.

 

Nominees would be expected to have demonstrated:

  • Work that goes above and beyond what is expected to model, encourage and promote fitness
  • Far-reaching impact
  • Sustainable influence or activity

 

“In addition to promoting effective models for increasing physical activity, nutrition and tobacco-free living for replication by organizations and communities around the state, the awards also allow us the opportunity to honor the outstanding work of one individual and one organization this year,” said Marlou Wegener, Manager of Community Relations, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.

Eligible nominees might include an outstanding volunteer, a school, a local community, a newspaper or individual reporter, a local or State policy maker, or an employer, among others.

 

For more information and to submit a nomination, go to getactivekansas.org, and click on the nomination form link. If you have questions about the nomination process, contact Jennifer Church at 785-296-6801.

The Governor’s Council on Fitness advises the Governor and others on ways to enhance the health of all Kansans through promotion of physical activity, good dietary choices and prevention of tobacco use.

Kansas Aquatic Biodiversity Center Opens at Farlington Lake

Aquatic Wildlife Propagation Center Opens

 

Farlington The future for some of Kansas’ most imperiled aquatic species got brighter Thursday, August 16, with the grand opening of the Kansas Aquatic Biodiversity Center (KABC) at the Farlington Fish Hatchery in southeast Kansas. More than 60 people attended the opening ceremony for the facility, which culminated more than 10 years of planning and work.

 

The KABC is operated by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT). It is part of a program to propagate imperiled aquatic wildlife for reintroduction into areas where they have had serious population declines due to human activities and other factors. It will also be a holding facility for animals in immediate peril due to a decline in the quality of their habitat. In the next few months, KABC staff will work to propagate common, non-imperiled animals to develop procedures and get the rearing systems up and running. Once the systems are ready, KABC staff will begin propagating a few select species that have been determined by KDWPT to be important to restoring existing populations.

 

Robin Jennison, KDWPT Secretary, told a crowd at the event the facility could have a quick impact by raising and releasing aquatic animals currently on a threatened or endangered species list. Jennison said the center will play a huge role in the recovery of species in future disaster areas, such as where a chemical spill has impacted miles of a particular stream. As well as a place to take survivors of the disaster, the center could also propagate replacement animals far faster than the species could reproduce naturally. KABC will also participate in research projects pertaining to such aquatic animals.

 

Dan Mosier, KABC manager, said building the facility required the collaboration of various state and federal agencies. KDWPT, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) contributed to the $853,000 construction cost. KDHE provided more than half, largely with funds collected from mitigation agreements with corporations responsible for past ecological disasters. Such funding will help support the center in the future, too.

 

“KDHE is proud to partner with the KDWPT on this crucial aquatic biodiversity facility. This facility will allow for critical research and production work with species that are in need of conservation,” said Leo Henning, KDHE director of the division of environment.

 

Mosier said KABC is currently working on a research project concerning alligator snapping turtles with a Missouri university.

 

The Farlington Fish Hatchery is located at 101 Hatchery Rd., Farlington, which is below the Crawford State Fishing Lake Dam in Crawford County. The KABC will not be open to the public, but tours may be given by prior arrangement by calling 620-362-4166.

 

Fort Scott City Commission Meeting Prior Minutes

CITY OF FORT SCOTT CITY COMMISSION MEETING, Minutes of August 7, 2018, Regular Meeting #15

The regular meeting of the Fort Scott City Commission was held August 7th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Commission Room, 123 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kansas.

ROLL CALL:

Commissioners Adamson, Nichols, and Parker were present with President of the Commission Bartelsmeyer presiding. Mayor Mitchell was absent.

INVOCATION: Jerry Witt, Community Christian Church, said a prayer asking God for guidance for the City and all government and City officials.

AUDIENCE IN ATTENDANCE: Janet Braun, Kaylea Manwiller, Mike Embry, Trey Widder, Shaun West, Madeline Prachyl, Chris Anderson, Ryan Thomas, Julie Anderson, Brian Thurston, Kenny Rood, Jared Leek, Brita Rygmyr, Robert Shaw, Blynn Hill, Barbara Woodward, Justin Fisher, Amy Fisher, Josie Fisher, Jean Fisher, Janet Guilfoyle, Jerry Witt, Michael Mix, Alex Schafer, Daren Hutchison, Shelby Hutchison, Chris Garrett, Dustin Fowler, Pat Lyons, Deb Needleman, Darrell Parker, Travis Shelton, Kenny Howard, Rhonda Dunn, Paul Ballou, Rachel Pruitt, and Clayton Miller, and representing the press, Jason Silvers, Fort Scott Tribune.

PROCLAMATIONS/RECOGNITIONS:

APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND APPROPRIATIONS/CONSENT AGENDA:

  1. Approval of minutes of the regular meeting of July 17th, 2018.

  1. Approval of Appropriation Ordinance 1220-A totaling $510,652.55.

  1. Approval of Public Dance License – River Room Events, LLC, 3 W. Oak

  1. Certificate of Appropriateness – Improvements at 9 N. Main Street

  1. Resolution 32-2018 and Notice of Hearing with Reference to Alleged Unsafe and Dangerous Structure and Accessory Structure located at 111 S. Little – Public Hearing Date – 9/18/2018 at 6:15 p.m.

Parker moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Nichols seconded. All voted aye.

APPROVED CONSENT AGENDA.

SERVICE AWARD RECOGNITIONS:

5 years: (Certificate only)

Chris Anderson, Firefighter, Fort Scott Fire Department

Justin Fisher, Corporal, Fort Scott Police Department

Dustin Fowler, Maintenance II, Woodland Hills Golf Course

Christopher Garrett, Corporal, Fort Scott Police Department

Janet Guilfoyle, Accounting Clerk, City Hall

Blynn Hill, IV, Sergeant, Fort Scott Police Department

Jason McReynolds, Maintenance II, Water Distribution Department

Kenneth Rood, Water Treatment Plant Maintenance

Alex Schafer, Firefighter, Fort Scott Fire Department

Ronald “Trey” Widder, Police Officer, Fort Scott Police Department

10 years: (Certificate and Gift)

Brian Thurston, Detective, Fort Scott Police Department

Chris Tourtillott, Maintenance II, Parks Department

15 years: (Certificate and Gift)

Mike Embry, Supervisor, Wastewater Treatment Plant

20 years: (Certificate and Gift)

Diane Clay, City Clerk/Municipal Court Clerk

Chad Brown, Public Works Director

25 years: (Certificate and Gift)

Daren Hutchison, Captain, Fort Scott Fire Department

Shaun West, Captain, Fort Scott Police Department

APPEARANCE/COMMENTS/PUBLIC HEARING:

  1. APPEARANCE: None

B. CITIZEN COMMENTS (Concerning Items Not on Agenda – 3 minute

limit per citizen) –

  1. PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Adamson moved to open the Public Hearing at 6:08 p.m. Bartelsmeyer seconded. All voted aye.

OPENED PUBLIC HEARING AT 6:08 P.M.

6:00 p.m. – 2019 Budget Hearing – Adoption of 2019 Budget – Jon Garrison, Director of Finance, informed the Commission that a work session was held three weeks ago on the budget. He informed the Commissioners that this budget has no mill levy increase. This budget does reflect a 5% utility rate increase in 2019 and 5% the next year for the River Intake project. He asked for any comments or questions.

There were no questions from the Commissioners or the audience.

Nichols moved to approve the 2019 Budget. Adamson seconded. All voted aye.

APPROVED 2019 BUDGET.

Parker moved to close the Public Hearing at 6:10 p.m. Adamson seconded. All voted aye.

CLOSED PUBLIC HEARING AT 6:10 P.M.

CONSIDERATION:

  1. Consideration of a Conditional Use Permit at 9 N. Main to allow residential living on the 1st floor – Dave Martin, City Manager, informed the Commission that this is a critical decision for the downtown. The Planning Commission met on this and determined they want to look at each situation and not change the ordinance. As a Commission, you can do the following: 1) Vote yes; 2) Vote no; 3) Put off for another two weeks if you’re not ready to make a decision.

Rhonda Dunn, Community Development Director, informed the Commission that the Planning Commission did meet on this issue on July 12th, 2018. Currently, in the downtown district, residential living is only allowed on the 2nd floor of the building. Jerry Witt came before the Board to request a Conditional Use Permit to allow residential living on the first floor of the building he owns in the downtown historic district. The Design Review Board met and recommended his designs be approved for the City Commission.

Jerry Witt said that he has a love for downtown. He said years ago he lived at the Carriage House downtown while his house was being constructed. He spent between $6-10,000 on the canopy on the building already. His costs for renovating this building will be between $150,000 to $200,000. He had a renter in this building and bought the building next to it so his renter would have a place to go.

Commissioner Bartelsmeyer asked when people walked by and looked in what they would see.

Mr. Witt said they would see an office area. The living quarters are all behind the office area.

Jared Leek said he was appearing on behalf of some of the other downtown business owners who are in opposition to this Conditional Use Permit. He referenced Norm Conard, Barb Trimber, Pat Lyons, and Brita Rygmyr. He stated that he owns six properties downtown. He had researched and shared several articles regarding what happens when residential living is allowed in a downtown area. He shared the numbers of visitors in regards to the National Historic Site, the Lowell Milken Center, and the Liberty Theatre and the fact that foot traffic has increased astronomically in the downtown area. He believes the downtown buildings should be used for retail only and named several types of businesses that want to locate downtown. He did say that he is happy to see the upstairs of the downtown buildings filled with residential living.

A discussion was held between the Commissioners about placing requirements on the Conditional Use Permit.

City Attorney said that special requirements can be placed on the Conditional Use Permit such as stating the residence cannot be rented, Jerry or Judy Witt must reside there, the permit will expire when the Witt’s leave the residence, and office space must be at the front of the store. He said that the permit can be drafted and brought before them for final approval.

Commissioner Parker stated that when this building is refurbished and made historic looking again, it will be great. She doesn’t want to see any building end up like the Stout building.

Jared Leek asked the Commission to take into consideration the people that own businesses in the downtown area.

Rachel Pruitt, Economic Development Director, remarked that there are residents living on the first floor of the Western Building apartments.

Brita Rygmyr, owner of Papa Don’s Pizza, said that her business does not profit from people living in the downtown area. They walk their dogs in the downtown area and don’t always pick up the waste. Parking is an issue in the downtown area especially with the elderly people coming to her business.

Cheryl Adamson made a motion to table this issue for two weeks to allow more discussion regarding this Conditional Use Permit. The motion died for lack of a second.

Parker moved to approve the Conditional Use Permit for Jerry & Judy Witt at 9 N. Main to allow residential living on the first floor and to see the permit in writing at the next meeting with the following stipulations: 1) The building cannot be rented. 2) The Witt’s have to live there. 3) The C.U.P. will expire when the Witt’s leave the residence. 4) The front of the building will be office space. Nichols seconded. All voted aye. Motion carried.

approved the Conditional Use Permit for Jerry & Judy Witt at 9 N. Main to allow residential living on the first floor and to see the permit in writing at the next meeting with the following stipulations: 1) The building cannot be rented. 2) The Witt’s have to live there. 3) The C.U.P. will expire when the Witt’s leave the residence. 4) The front of the building will be office space.

  1. Discussion of 1523 E. Wall Street demolition – Rhonda Dunn, Community Development Director, informed the Commission that the owner of this building has completed all the required repairs to this structure. She asked that the Commission rescind the demolition bids.

Bartelsmeyer moved to rescind the demolition bids for 1523 E. Wall Street. Nichols seconded. All voted aye.

APPROVED TO RESCIND DEMOLITION BIDS FOR 1523 E. WALL STREET.

  1. Discussion of 1601 E. Wall Street demolition – Rhonda Dunn, Community Development Director, informed the Commission that this is the old Sugarfoot and Peaches restaurant which had a fire. The owner has had some health issues recently. He has an arrangement with a local contractor to demolish this structure.

A discussion was held on the amount of time this structure has been in this condition.

Nichols moved to give him until August 21st, 2018 to have the structure removed. If not, the City will demolish it with the bids received. Bartelsmeyer seconded. All voted aye.

APPROVED TO GIVE OWNER UNTIL 8/21/2018 TO HAVE STRUCTURE AT 1601 E. WALL STREET REMOVED; IF NOT REMOVED BY THAT DATE, THE CITY WILL REMOVE WITH DEMOLITION BID THAT WAS RECEIVED.

  1. Discussion of 310 N. Cleveland demolition – Rhonda Dunn, Community Development Director, informed the Commission that she has been working with the Good Neighbor Action Team and the Next Steps program for this property owner. They are going to apply for a USDA grant to improve their property. He is trying to get a job also. Rhonda asked for approval to reject the bids as the City has no idea what is inside the house. She said that there is no electricity or water to the house and they are sleeping outside and keeping food in coolers.

Commissioner Adamson stated she wished they would consider public housing.

City Attorney said that a person has a right to live where they want to. He said that this could end up going to District Court to get a court order to have them removed by the Sheriff’s Department.

Bartelsmeyer moved to approve to rescind the demolition bids and proceed forward with the court order to have them removed from the house. Adamson seconded. All voted aye.

approved to rescind the demolition bids and proceed forward with the court order to have them removed from the house at 310 n. cleveland street.

  1. Consideration of three-year agreement with Craw-Kan to install fiber internet at LaRoche Baseball Complex – Jon Garrison, Director of Finance, informed the Commission that he is appearing on behalf of Larry Gazaway who is in Des Moines, Iowa at a conference. He is seeking approval of a three-year agreement with Craw-Kan to install fiber optic internet into the following areas at the LaRoche Baseball Complex: grandstand, bleachers, stands on both sides, grassy fan areas and concession areas. In exchange for this, the City will provide outfield signage, main gate upper arch signage, backstop signage, smaller 6” X 12” Wifi powered CKT signs placed in fan accessible areas, login page, and authorization to publicize the partnership. They will provide wireless network support from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Parker moved to approve the three-year agreement with Craw-Kan to install fiber internet at LaRoche Baseball Complex. Bartelsmeyer seconded. All voted aye.

approved the three-year agreement with Craw-Kan to install fiber internet at LaRoche Baseball Complex.

  1. Consideration of Airport Mower Bid – Kenny Howard, Airport/Lakes Director, informed the Commission that bids were taken for the purchase of a zero turn mower for the Airport and the Lakes. There were three bids received: Blue Valley Trailers, Fort Scott for a Grasshopper 900D mower in the amount of $21,612.55; Heritage Tractor of Pittsburg, Kansas for a John Deere mower for $19,500; and Legacy Farm & Lawn of Nevada, Missouri for a John Deere in the amount of $16,470 and $28,995. The bid from Blue Valley Trailers for the Grasshopper mower is the only bid that met the bid specifications. He asked for approval for the mower from Blue Valley Trailer in the amount of $21,612.55.

Adamson moved to approve the bid from Blue Valley Trailer in the amount of $21,612.55 for the mower. Parker seconded. All voted aye.

APPROVED BID FROM BLUE VALLEY TRAILER IN THE AMOUNT OF $21,612.55 FOR THE GRASSHOPPER MOWER FOR THE AIRPORT/LAKES.

COMMISSION/STAFF:

  1. Director Updates: Rhonda Dunn – Ms. Dunn stated that the Design Review Board met last week and put together some fencing guidelines for the downtown historic district. This will be on the August 21st, 2018 Commission agenda for your consideration.

B. City Commission:

Adamson Nothing to report.

Bartelsmeyer Remarked that it was a tough decision tonight but felt like it was the right thing to do.

Nichols Remarked that tonight was a tough meeting. He welcomed Commissioner Bartelsmeyer’s granddaughter to the meeting.

Parker – Remarked that she was proud of the service awards for the City employees and that we have good, competent employees that work for us.

Mitchell Not present.

C. City Attorney: Asked for a 20 minute Executive Session to discuss the potential acquisition of real estate to include the City Commission, City Attorney, City Manager, Director of Economic Development, Director of Finance, and Community Development Director. There is no action anticipated.

  1. Director of Finance: Nothing to report.

  1. City Manager:

  1. Vacation – Dave reminded the Commission that he is on vacation next week. Diane will have a contact number for him in case of an emergency.

  1. Sam Mason – Dave said that in the first part of September it will be a year since Commissioner Sam Mason passed away. He went and saw Lora Mason recently and she is doing well.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

Nichols moved to move into Executive Session for 20 minutes to discuss the potential acquisition of real estate to include the City Commission, City Attorney, City Manager, Director of Economic Development, Director of Finance, and Community Development Director. There is no action anticipated. Bartelsmeyer seconded. All voted aye.

WENT INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 7:22 P.M.

Bartlesmeyer moved to enter into another 10 minute Executive Session to discuss the potential acquisition of real estate. Parker seconded. All voted aye.

WENT INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 7:42 P.M.

Bartelsmeyer moved to adjourn from the Executive Session at 7:50 p.m. Parker seconded. All voted aye.

ADJOURNED FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 7:50 P.M.

ADJOURNMENT:

Bartelsmeyer moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:51 p.m. Parker seconded. All voted aye.

ADJOURNED MEETING AT 7:51 P.M.

The next regularly scheduled meeting is to be held on August 21st, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

RECORDED BY:

____________________

DIANE K. CLAY

CITY CLERK

Fort Scott City Commission Agenda August 21

 

The agenda for the Fort Scott City Commission meeting Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. at city hall, 123 S. Main.

ROLL CALL:

ADAMSON BARTELSMEYER NICHOLS PARKER MITCHELL

II. FLAG SALUTE

III. INVOCATION: Pastor Paul Rooks, Grace Baptist Tabernacle

IV. PROCLAMATIONS/RECOGNITIONS: None

V. CONSENT AGENDA:

  1. Approval of minutes of the regular meeting of August 7th, 2018.

  1. Approval of Appropriation Ordinance 1221-A totaling $273,230.48.

VII. APPEARANCE/COMMENTS/PUBLIC HEARING:

  1. APPEARANCE: Miriam Mix and Patience Richwine – FSHS Mentoring Program

Kevin Wagner, 2018 Wreath Ride

B. CITIZEN COMMENTS (Concerning Items Not on Agenda – 3 minute limit per citizen)

C. PUBLIC HEARINGS/COMMENTS:

6:15 p.m. Update on alleged unsafe and dangerous structure located at 1914 E. Wall Street (On July 17th was continued for 30 days)

VIII. CONSIDERATION:

  1. Discussion of 13 N. Holbrook demolition

  1. Consideration of fencing ordinances in downtown historic district

  1. Selection of Voting and Alternate Delegates for League of Kansas Municipalities Annual Voting Meeting – 3 voting – 3 alternate

  1. Approval of Conditional Use Permit – 9 N. Main – Witt Family Rentals, LLC

IX. COMMENTS:

  1. Director Updates: Larry Gazaway
  1. Commission:
  1. City Attorney:
  1. Director of Finance:
  1. City Manager:

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

I MOVE THAT THE CITY COMMISSION RECESS INTO EXECUTIVE

SESSION FOR ________________________________ IN ORDER TO

(see below justification)

DISCUSS ______________________________________. THE

EXECUTIVE SESSION WILL BE ___________ MINUTES AND THE OPEN

MEETING TO RESUME AT ________________.

Justifications for Executive Sessions:

  • Personnel matters of non-elected personnel

  • Consultation with an attorney for the body or agency which would be deemed privileged in the attorney-client relationship

  • Matters relating to employer-employee negotiations whether or not in consultation with the representative or representatives of the body or agency

  • Confidential data relating to financial affairs or trade secrets of corporations, partnerships, trusts and individual proprietorships

  • Preliminary discussions relating to the acquisition of real property

X. MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT: ROLL CALL

Second Street Closed August 20 To Repair Water Main

City of Fort Scott Water Distribution Department

2nd Street from National Avenue to Judson Street will be closed beginning Monday, August 20th, 2018 to repair a water main. Please adjust your route accordingly.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact City Hall at 223-0550.

Farmers Market Sets Up In Hospital Cafe August 22

Mercy Hospital Café Hosts Farmers’ Market

Trial date set for Wednesday, August 22

Farm fresh produce is not only good for you; it’s delicious and packed with nutrients. Plus, shoppers now have another opportunity to purchase beyond typical farmers’ market days offered in Fort Scott.

In conjunction with the Healthy Bourbon County Action Team and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways grant, Mercy is collaborating with local farmers to bring a farmers’ market to the hospital cafeteria from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22. If the event is successful, future dates will be scheduled.

The public is invited. Cash and checks accepted.

We know that finding time to eat healthy food can be a challenge between work, family, and all the extra stuff we do,” said Sherise Beckham, Mercy dietitian. “As a worksite, we want to promote healthy eating, as a community partner we want to support our farmers market, and as a healthcare facility, we want to be a model for encouraging healthy behaviors. This new collaboration with the Fort Scott Farmers’ Market allows us to do all those things and we couldn’t be more excited.”

Local vendors participating in the market are Stacey Atkins, Ronnie Brown, and Chet and Linda Bower.

Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2018, 2017 and 2016 by IBM Watson Health, serves millions annually. Mercy includes more than 40 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, 800 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 44,000 co-workers and 2,100 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In addition, Mercy’s IT division, Mercy Technology Services, supply chain organization, ROi, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients in more than 20 states coast to coast.

supply chain organization, ROi, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients in more than 20 states coast to coast.

Obituary for Robert Otis McCutchen

Robert Otis McCutchen, age 55, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away early Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at the Mercy Hospital in Ft. Scott.

He was born November 29, 1962, the son of Robert James Cork “Bobby” McCutchen and Ila Carolene Faught McCutchen.

Robert graduated from the Fort Scott High School. He had worked as a carpenter.

Survivors include two children, Dylan and Shyla McCutchen, both of Kincaid, Kansas. He was preceded in death by two sons, and his parents, Bobby McCutchen and Carolene McCutchen Scott.

There was cremation and no services are planned at this time. Arrangements were handled by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott.

Manufacturing Summit coming to Wichita

 

TOPEKA – Wichita is the site of the second annual Kansas Manufacturing Summit, a forum providing those in the manufacturing sector the opportunity to network, learn about business match options, and gain insight into workforce development. The event will be held September 18 at the National Center for Aviation Training in Wichita.

The Kansas Manufacturing Summit, hosted by Kansas Department of Commerce and Kansas Chamber of Commerce’s Manufacturing Council, in conjunction with Wichita State University, will cover a range of topics aimed at improving business operations and productivity with Kansas manufacturers.

Conference sessions include:

  • Emerging (3D) Technologies
  • Automation and Additive Manufacturing
  • Sustainability and Efficiencies in Manufacturing Workforce
  • Workforce Development and Integration
  • Block Chain Management
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Transformation

 

“A highlight of this year’s conference will be a panel discussion giving manufacturers insights and opportunities available to help grow and develop the workforce,” said Susan NeuPoth Cadoret, Director of Business Development at the Kansas Department of Commerce.

The cost to register for the Summit is $35 through August 28, after which the cost will increase to $50. Guests will be able to attend the reception held at the end of the Summit for only $20. Registration can be completed online at KansasCommerce.gov/manufacturingsummit. The website will also include the full conference schedule, speaker biographies and hotel information as they become available.

 

Gearing Up For FSCC Fall Semester by Briana Blandamer

As summer comes to a close, the staff and students here at FSCC are gearing up for the Fall 2018 semester.

Beginning in mid-July, the volleyball and football athletes began their summer camps and practices, working hard to prepare for this year’s season.

Greyhound Volleyball will begin their season with a tournament, Friday, August 24th playing at 3 pm and 7 pm. They will continue into Saturday with games at 11 am and 3 pm.

FSCC Football will kick off their season on August 25th at 3 pm at Highland Community College. Come to support our Greyhounds!

Aside from athletics, students planning to live in Greyhound and Boileau Hall began move-ins through to Friday. Weekend move-ins are permitted by appointment only. If you are a new student moving into a dorm room, stop by the Business Office and they can give you further instructions.

The students are not the only ones looking forward to this semester at FSCC. The staff and their families had a meet-and-greet, company picnic on Tuesday evening to welcome new staff members to their team and get ready for this school year. You can find articles about our new staff members here at fortscott.biz.

As school begins on Monday, August 20th, Fort Scott’s Director of Student Activities, Kassie Fugate-Cate, has organized ‘Welcome Week!’

To begin the week there are Pastries and Drinks in Bailey Hall from 7:30 am to 10 am on both Monday and Tuesday!

Campus maps, Student Survival Guides, and assistance will be provided. Feel free to ask anyone for help finding a classroom or to get your questions answered.

On Tuesday the 21st, there will be an Activities Expo in Bailey Hall from 11 am to 12 pm. Stop by to find out all the clubs and activities FSCC has to offer!

Wednesday is the Business Expo from 9 am to 11:30 am to check out some of our local businesses.

Thursday the 23rd there are FREE snow cones and student volleyball on the north side of Burris Hall from 5 to 7 pm. This event is sponsored by Christians on Campus. Everyone is welcome!!

Don’t forget to pick up your ‘Welcome Week!’ pamphlet for a list of these activities and some coupons!

Enrollment will continue through August 24th, so be sure to get that taken care of! Let’s enjoy a new semester here at FSCC!

GO Greyhounds!

For more details, click here:

Welcome Week broc18

Briana Blandamer, FortScott.Biz intern, whose focus is Fort Scott Community College.