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Free Screenings August 31 at West Bourbon Elementary School

Developmental screening will be available for all children from birth to age five, who may be in need of special education and related services in West Bourbon county on Friday, August 31 at West Bourbon Elementary in Uniontown.
Vision, hearing, speech, and developmental screenings will be conducted for children birth to age five, at no cost.
This free screening is sponsored by the Southeast Kansas Interlocal #637 and the local school district.
Appointments are necessary and can be arranged.  To schedule an appointment for children ages 3-5, please contact Jennifer Vaughn at (620) 704-6549.
Submitted by  Vance Eden, Principal -West Bourbon Elementary School, Uniontown, Ks. Phone :620-756-4335

Obituary of Virginia McKenna

Virginia Marie Gillen McKenna died Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, Kansas at the age of 80.

Virginia was born July 14, 1938, in Harper County, Kansas, to Arnold P. and Margaret A. (Goetz) Gillen. She grew up on a farm near Willowdale where she and her eight siblings played hide-n-seek and red rover outside on the wide prairie. Because the family could not attend daily mass, they added the phrase, “All for the honor and glory of God today” to the end of their daily meal prayer. This is a tradition that continues to this day in the Gillen and McKenna families.

Virginia graduated from Kingman High School in 1956 and married Michael J. McKenna at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Kingman, Kansas on December 29, 1959. They lived in Mishawaka, Indiana and in Kansas City, Kansas while Mike attended Notre Dame and then the University of Kansas Medical School. They had three children: Jennifer Ann, Edward Christopher, and Michael Joseph, before settling in Fort Scott where Dr. McKenna worked with Dr. James Basham at the Basham McKenna clinic before starting his own practice. When her husband was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, she became his sole caregiver. Virginia and Mike were married for 41 years before he died in 2000.

The simple things in life gave Virginia the most joy. Each day, she looked forward to her daughter Jennifer and grand-dogs coming to say hello. She doted on her granddaughter Maude. In past years, she loved spending time at the McKenna cabin in Kingman with family members. She was an avid reader who also enjoyed birdwatching, sketching, and playing bridge with friends. A lifelong gardener, she could often be found puttering in the yard. She loved spending time on her front porch visiting with family, neighbors, and friends. Virginia was a member of P.E.O. and the St. Anne Altar Society. For years, she participated in the 24-hour adoration at Mary Queen of Angels. Most recently, she particularly enjoyed her daily drives with her son Ed (Chris) to Lake Fort Scott and Gunn Park.

Virginia is survived by her children Jennifer McKenna of Fort Scott, Ed McKenna of Fort Scott, Mike McKenna and wife Steph, and her granddaughter Maude of Boise, ID; her sisters Rosella Thissen and husband Bob of Augusta, KS, Lorraine Yalong of Fresno, CA, and her brother Fred Gillen and wife Margaret of Kingman, KS. She was preceded in death by her husband Michael, her parents Arnold and Margaret Gillen, sisters Esther Ross, Louise Steffen, Catherine Lauener, and Mary Odell, and her brothers James Gillen and Robert Gillen.

Following cremation, Father Robert Wachter will celebrate the Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Rosary at 9:30 a.m., under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Burial will take place on Thursday at the Walnut Hill Cemetery in Kingman, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation at msfocus.org, the National Breast Cancer Foundation at nationalbreastcancer.org, or the St. Mary’s school in Fort Scott. Memorial contributions may be left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, PO Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at konantz-cheney.com.

What’s Happening In Fort Scott By The Chamber of Commerce

What’s Happening

August 10, 2018

10-11
Livestock Sale – Fort Scott Livestock Market, 2131 Maple Rd., 10am-5pm
10-11
50-min. narrated Trolley Tours of Historic Fort Scott on the hour from 11am-4pm leaving from the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 231 E. Wall St., $6 adults, $4 children 12 and under, last tour leaves at 3pm.
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Spaghetti & Garlic Bread Lunch for a cause benefiting: Alzheimer’s Association – Country Place Senior Living, 820 S. Horton St., 11am-1pm, $5 donation

Meal includes: traditional spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic bread, and a blueberry muffin that can be dine-in or pick-up
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Back to School Movie Night at Common Ground Coffee Co. located at 116 S. Main St. This is a free event and will be showing several movies.

Movies listed as: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at 2pm, Night at the Museum at 4pm, and Little Rascals at 6pm

10 Friday Night Concert in the Park – Heritage Pavilion, 1st & Main St., downtown, 7-8pm, this weekend featuring the Hemphill Family Band.
10
Outdoor Movie Night in Downtown Fort Scott – Star Wars Edition – Rogue One , Wall &
Main St., 8:30pm
11 Farmers’ Market – Skubitz Plaza, downtown, 8am-12pm
11
Joe Evans performing at Common Ground – 116 S. Main St., free to the public, 9am
11
Church of Christ is having Vacation Bible School on August 11th from 9am-12pm with lunch provided. You may call Elisa at 785-214-1280 for more information. Registration will start at 8:30am
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Back to School Movie Night! Part 2 at Common Ground – 116 S. Main St., free to the public, starts at 2pm

Movies listed as: The Goonies at 2pm, Alice in Wonderland at 4pm, and Shrek at 6pm

11
EKTEC Rodeo in Uniontown – Eastern Kansas Timed Event Circuit, Uniontown, KS Saddle Club Arena
You may click here for more information about event or to register.
11
Fort Scott’s Welcome Home Weekend – Live Band 80’s & Out at the River Room, $5 cover at the door, 3 W. Oak St., 7-10pm
12
KOMB 103.9 City Pool Party from 5-7pm. Everyone is welcome and Care to Share will have concessions. This is free to the public.
13 USD 234 Board of Education Meeting – Board of Education Building, 424 S. Main St.,
5:30-6:30pm
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Join us at Fort Scott Presbyterian Village at 2401 S. Horton St. for an informative presentation on computer scamming and how to stay safe on the internet. Get expert guidance on how to protect your personal information from criminal hackers while using your computer, cell phone, or other Bluetooth-capable device. The speaker will be John Motti, Owner, ABC Computers.
RSVP to Becky Kellum at 620-223-5550 or rkellum@pmma.org by August 10th. 
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Join Miss Val and other local families for a themed story time, featuring 2-3 books read aloud, songs or fingerplays, craft, and snacks.Along with a play table for before and after the stories. All story times welcome any-age children and teens, and most weeks offer the option of attending the same program on Tuesday or Wednesday. Some themes are based around seasons, holidays, and annual events. While others are chosen by regular attendees. This is hosted by the Fort Scott Public Library on 201 S. National Ave. at 10-11am. 
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Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2108 Horton St., 12-1pm
14
T.O.P.S. Meeting Held – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 4-5pm
14
Farmers’ Market – Skubitz Plaza in downtown Fort Scott, 4-6pm
14
Historic Preservation Association of Bourbon Co. Meeting – Old Congregational Church, 502 S. National, board meeting at 6:30pm, program at 7pm
15
Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
15
Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church, 2401 S. Horton St., 12-1pm

15 Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm
15 TAG – Teen Advisory Group, Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave.,
4-5pm
16 Chamber Coffee – Scott Township Rural Fire Dept. Station, 2060 Hwy 54 or 1.5 miles W. of Hwy. 54/69 Junction, 8am
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Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2108 Horton St., 12-1pm
16 Thursday Card Players – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 6-9pm
17-19 Heartland Showcase Boer Goat Sale – Bourbon Co. Fairgrounds

Click here for more information about
the sale.
17-18 Livestock Sale – Fort Scott Livestock Market, 2131 Maple Rd., 10am-5pm
17-18
50-min. narrated Trolley Tours of Historic Fort Scott on the hour from 11am-4pm leaving from the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 231 E. Wall St., $6 adults, $4 children 12 and under, last tour leaves at 3pm.
17
Benefit Dinner for Paizlee from the Community and The Floyd’s Family. Our community is coming together to support a loving family of Fort Scott with a benefit dinner. Please, every donation is appreciated to help this living little girl fight for her life. If you would like tickets for the event you may click here. The food provided will be smoked pulled pork, green beans, baked beans, and dessert all for $7.00 a plate. All donations go straight to the family for expenses.
17 Friday Night Concert in the Park – Heritage Pavilion, 1st & Main St., downtown, 7-8pm, will be at Common Ground Coffee Co. if excessive heat.
17
Outdoor Movie Night in Downtown Fort Scott – Despicable Me, Wall & Main St., 8:30pm
18
1-Person Scramble – Woodland Hills Golf Course, 2414 Horton St., 8am-2pm

18
Farmers’ Market – Skubitz Plaza, downtown, 8am-12pm
18 Flagship Romance hosted by the Bourbon Co. Arts Council – Liberty Theatre, 113 S. Main St., 8pm
20 Chamber Board Meeting – Papa Don’s, 10 N. Main St., 12-1pm
20 FSCC Board of Trustees Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 5:30-6:30pm
20 Community Book Club – chose a Gaylord Dold book from the Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 7-9pm
21 Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 10-11am

21
Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2108 Horton St., 12-1pm
21
Community Bingo at Country Place Senior Living – 820 S. Horton St., 2-4pm
21
Farmers’ Market – Skubitz Plaza in downtown Fort Scott, 4-6pm
21
City Commission Meeting – City Hall, 123 S. Main St., 6-7pm
22
Breakfast Bingo – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 9-10am
22
FSCC’s annual Business Expo will take place from 9-11:30am. Local businesses, please call Kassie Cate at 620-223-2700 ext. 5248 or email kassief@fortscott.edu to register! Spaces fill up fast so don’t hesitate. No registration cost either. Take this opportunity to market your business and hire eager college students. The expo will take place in Bailey Hall.
22 Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
22
Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church, 2401 S. Horton St., 12-1pm
22
Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm
22
TAG – Teen Advisory Group, Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 4-5pm
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Chamber Coffee opening. Call the Chamber at 620-223-3566 to reserve your spot.
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Employers are invited to a Lunch & Learn meeting to discover more about the Registered Apprenticeship opportunity. Apprenticeships are a tired and true workforce development strategy that have paid dividends for companies who use the program. Employers who utilize apprentices report higher productivity, higher retention rates, and a substantial return on investment.
Join us to learn more about this opportunity at the Fire Station One Community Room at 911 W. 4th St. in Pittsburgh, KS. 

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Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2108 Horton St., 12-1pm
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Thursday Card Players – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 6-9pm
Save the Date:
August 24th – Extreme Midget Wrestling
August 25th – 6th Annual Fort Scott National Cemetery #1 Wreath Ride
September 1st – Labor Day Weekend
September 1st – 8th Annual Coed Softball Tournament for Care to Share
Click here for full events listing on our website.
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The Fort Scott National Historic Site 2018 Schedule of Activities.

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Kansas Rocks Recreation Park

4-Wheeling, Biking, Hiking

2018 Schedule of events.

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Bike Share Program

Bike Share Program is now
available to the public!
Click here to view more detail about this amazing program and
for additional information on our website click here!

Kansas Water Photo Contest Launched

 

Photos Featured at the Governor’s Water Conference in November

 

Kansas is blessed with great natural resources and Kansans are encouraged to capture the most vital of these, water. The Kansas Water Office (KWO) is accepting water photos to be featured at the 2018 Governor’s Water Conference in November. The photos need to pertain to water or water use in Kansas.  Examples include all bodies of water, irrigation, and agriculture, recreation and fun, or other water infrastructure.

 

Worthy entries will be selected for display at the 2018 Governor’s Water Conference, scheduled for Nov. 13-14, 2018 in Manhattan, KS. Attendees at the conference will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite photo. The winning photo will earn feature photo at the 2019 Governor’s Water Conference. It will also, along with second and third place, be displayed in Kansas State Capitol and the Kansas Water Office during the year.

 

Entries can be submitted through our online portal on the KWO Website: www.kwo.ks.gov or should be sent to kwo-info@kwo.ks.gov with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. The following formats are accepted: .jpg, .png and .gif. Participants have until October 12, 2018, to enter a maximum of five photos that follow contest guidelines. For more information for photo, categories visit the KWO website.

 

By submitting photos, participants grant KWO permission to freely use and share photos at the Governor’s Water Conference, on social media, web, publications, and displays.

 

Updates on the contest will be distributed through the KWO social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. For more information visit the KWO website.

 

The Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas is hosted by the KWO, K-State /Kansas Water Resource Institute. Major sponsors for the event include Black & Veatch, Burns & McDonnell and Great Lakes Dredge & Dock.

Obituary for Jennifer Lyn Houston

Jennifer Lyn Houston

Jennifer Lyn Houston, age 30, a resident of rural Arcadia, Kansas, passed away Sunday, August 5th at the Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri, following injuries received in an automobile accident in Cedar County, Missouri.

She was born September 28, 1987, in Fort Scott, Kansas, the daughter of Richard Allen Barnard and Connie Patricia Price Barnard.

Jennifer graduated from the Fort Scott High School and had been an FSHS cheerleader. She had worked in various restaurants in both Fort Scott and Nevada and was currently being trained as a manager for Wendy’s in Ft. Scott. She enjoyed spending time with children, being outside and fishing as well as listening to music.

Survivors include a son, Aidyn Allen Barnard and a daughter, Lyza Renee Houston. Also surviving are her parents, Richard and Connie Barnard, of Arcadia; three brothers, Michael Allen Barnard and Chester Ray Barnard, both of Ft. Scott and Randall Eugene Barnard, of Las Vegas, Nevada; and a sister, Rebecca Dawn Barnard, of Arkansas City, Kansas as well as her grandparents, Don and Barbara Barnard of Pharr, Texas and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Pastor Larry Stevicks will conduct funeral services at 10:30 A.M. Monday, August 13th at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Sheffield Cemetery near Arcadia. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 P.M. Sunday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Jennifer Houston Memorial Fund and may be left in the care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

Obituary Of Angela Delaney

Angela Kay Delaney, age 52, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at her home.

She was born on June 14, 1966, in Ft. Scott, the daughter of James and Linda Dunlap Marshall. Angela lived in Germany for two years and enjoyed her time there.

She enjoyed collecting movies, skulls, and jewelry. Her favorite drink was a suicide. Her favorite things to eat were mac and cheese, Peeps and Twizzlers. She worked as a clerk for Pump-N-Pete’s Convenience store where she was in management training. Angela was willing to help anyone in need and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include a son, James Delaney, of the home; a brother, Brian McDaniel, Ft. Scott; a sister, Melissa McDaniel and husband Michael, Bella Vista, AR; her father since she was 1 year old, Darrell McDaniel, Bentonville, AR; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother, Linda McDaniel; and a sister, Tammy Baglin.

There was cremation, with memorial services at 10:30 AM Friday, August 17th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Private family interment will take place at a later date in the Centerville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 AM until service time Friday morning.

Memorials are suggested to the Angela Delaney Memorial Fund and may be left in the care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

Stark Teen Killed on Hwy. 69 Wednesday

A 15-year-old was killed Wednesday in a three-vehicle crash five miles south of Fort Scott in Bourbon County, according to a  Topeka Capital-Journal report.

The incident was reported at 9:40 a.m., according to the Kansas Highway Patrol’s crash log.

Hunter D. Kovacic, of Stark, was driving north on US-69 when he crossed the center line. He sideswiped a southbound Ford F350 and then struck a semi-truck head-on.

It isn’t known if Kovacic was wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the Ford F350, who was wearing a seat belt, wasn’t injured.

The semi’s driver, Billy Rabbit, 40, of Pryor, Okla., was transported to Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott with injuries. He was wearing a seat belt, KHP said.

Thank You From Trevor Jacob

I want to thank everyone who voted and participated in the 2018 primary election.

It’s an honor and a privilege for us as Americans to show our appreciation and dedication to all who stood up and defended our rights to self-govern and to have a voice in the electoral process.

May God bless America as we bless Him.
Kansas House of Representative District 4, Trevor Jacobs

Welcome Back To Teachers

Come Show Your Tiger Pride

There is excitement in the air!

That excitement is that our school district gets to start preparing to see our amazing children and staff!

Although, the first week of school can become very stressful for both students and staff. To help overcome this stressful time, I would like our community to show their support to our USD 234 staff during the first week of school.

We would appreciate donations for giveaways to be handed out to our wonderful staff at our all staff meeting August 20th.
 
You may show your appreciation by decorating your business windows, offering discounts, or just saying thanks when you see our staff.
 
USD 234
greatly
 appreciates our community and all of your
continued
 support!
 
Donations for giveaways may be brought to the board of education or you may contact Nick Traul at 
620-223-0800 for pick up.