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NO Tri-Yak-A-Thon in 2020

“We did not receive enough registrations to have the Tri-Yak-A-Thon,” said Penny Pollack-Barnes.  “The race has been cancelled.”

The multi-sport annual event had a registration cut off for Sept. 26 for the Oct. 10 event at Gunn Park.

“In these uncertain times, we decided to hold the event if we have enough interest in the event,” Barnes said.  If they had 40 registered participants by September 26 it would have continued. They did not.

 

Tri-Yak-A-Thon Competition Scheduled For Oct. 10

Tri-Yak-A-Thon winners in a past competition. Submitted photos.

The Gunn Park Trail volunteers are hoping to hold an annual multi-sport competition on Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. in the park.

“We may not be able to hold the Tri-Yak-A-Thon this year,” Penny Pollack-Barnes, spokeswoman for the group, said. “In these uncertain times, we decided to hold the event if we have enough interest in the event.  If we have 40 registered participants by September 26 we will hold the event, assuming we don’t experience a COVID surge and the weather cooperates.  So far, we have nine registered participants.”

“We will be observing social distancing recommendations at the event,” she said.  “We expect participants to help us in our efforts to make sure our event does not result in the spread of the Coronavirus.”

A runner in a prior Tri-Yak-A-Thon. Submitted photos.

Triathalon competitions are multi-sport events that require all-around fitness for the solo participants, Barnes said.

“The variety in activities allows team members with different skills to participate,” she said.  “We make the event ‘off-road’ to show off Fort Scott’s wonderful trail system.”

Kayakers in a prior Tri-Yak-A-Thon, navigate the Marmaton River. Submitted photos.

The Tri-yak-A-Thon is a race where participants run on Gunn Park’s beautiful trails, kayak up and down the Marmaton River, and then tackle the trails again on a bike,” -Barnes, said.  “We will donate all proceeds from the 2020 Tri-Yak-A-Thon to Fort Scott Paws & Claws.”

“The goal of the event is to have fun and raise money to support the animal shelter,” she said.  “The trail run is a 5K, the kayak portion is another 5K, and the bike portion is a 10K.  Participate as a relay team, or if you are tough enough, you can do the entire race as a solo participant.  You must bring your own kayak, life jacket, helmet, and mountain bike.  Riders must wear a helmet.”

The race starts during a previous Tri-Yak-A-Thon. Submitted photos.

The cost is $35 for individual participants and $75 for each team.

 

Packet pickup will be from 8:00 to 9:45 AM at Shelter House #6.  

Registration will only be available online this year.  Participants must register before the event to avoid people congregating at the registration area.  Online registration will close on September 26.

Registration is online at https://www.trireg.com/tri-yak-a-thon.

Kayaks are lined up waiting for the kayaking leg of the Tri-Yak-A-Thon in a prior competition. Submitted photos.

The race will begin at 10:00 AM. 

“Whether you enter the race or just come and cheer, please join us and support our park, our trails, and our animal shelter,” Barnes said. “While much of the race occurs out of view on the trails, the participants go through our staging area multiple times.  This offers many opportunities to cheer people on.”

Public Bike Repair Station: New Resource For Gunn Park Trails Users

The Gunn Park Trails Bike Repair Station is located near the entrance of the park. It was completed last Sunday, Sept. 6. Submitted photos.
A public bike repair station is available at Gunn Park, located on Fort Scott’s west side, off of Park Street.
The bike repair station is located in the parking lot adjacent to the Gunn Park entrance. This is where most of the Gunn Park Trail riders park, and is available to the public, according to Frank Halsey the organizer of the Marmaton Massacre Bike Race event that funded the station.
“It provides a public location, and tools necessary for basic emergency bike repairs such as tire repairs with an air pump.  Retractable tools are also available for the tightening of loose parts,”  Halsey said. “It is constructed so the bike can be elevated while being repaired.”
“This new Fort Scott asset was made available from the proceeds of the hugely successful Marmaton Massacre Mountain Bike Race hosted by Gunn Park Trails on July 11th and 12th,” he said. “Credit goes to the race volunteers, sponsors, and of course the participants.”
Volunteers completed the installation of the bike repair station on Sunday, Sept. 6. The City of Fort Scott poured the concrete pad for the station.
“Fort Scott is fortunate to have Gunn Park Trails providing fun exercise and attracting visitors to our community,” Halsey said. “This new feature simply adds more value to this important asset.”

Women’s Health Virtual Walk/Run

NRMC Foundation Hosts Virtual Race in Support of Women’s Health

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Nevada Regional Medical Center (NRMC) Foundation recently unveiled an effort to help individuals maintain a healthy lifestyle by hosting a Women’s Health Virtual Walk/Run. Proceeds from the race will be used to provide mammography screenings at no cost to uninsured and underinsured women in October.

Those interested in contributing to the cause without entering the race can visit the event website to make a donation or purchase a t-shirt. Those who wish to enter the race, whether competitively or not, may choose to enter a 5K or 10K for $15. All race participants will earn an event t-shirt as well as a finisher medal and commemorative race bib. The deadline to enter is Saturday, October 3.

To maintain social distancing, NRMC is encouraging online registration for the race. Once registered, participants may run or walk the distance on their own. Individuals may log their race time on the event website to compare scores on the leaderboard.

With the continuing concern about COVID-19 and its spread, it has never been more important for everyone to make health a top priority. While all people are susceptible to the disease, those with underlying conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and respiratory issues should exercise special caution at this time.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of exercise each week. While that may sound like a long time, spreading the time over several days makes it an achievable goal. Simply walking 30 minutes a day for 5 days does the job. Others may prefer to exercise for 15 minutes twice daily for 5 days.

In conjunction with the virtual race NRMC Diagnostic Imagining will host a Ladies Night with extended mammography screening hours on Thursday evening, October 1st. During this time, underinsured and uninsured women may utilize grant funding from the NRMC Foundation, covering any self-pay portions of the screening they may incur.

Though breast cancer remains the second most common cancer among women, advances in diagnosis have improved the outlook in recent years. NRMC uses the latest 3D ultrasound mammography screening that is proven to help detect more cancer, sooner. If found early breast cancer can be treated and cured, often with less invasive procedures. The American Medical Association, the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society all recommend that women begin getting regular mammograms by the age of 40.

To register for the Women’s Health Virtual Walk/Run, visit the event registration website at www.nrmchealth.com/race.

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About Nevada Regional Medical Center
Serving a six-county area since 1937, Nevada Regional Medical Center is a 71-bed acute, intensive and skilled care hospital. Nevada Regional Medical Center has earned recognition as a respected regional medical center for its comprehensive health care services, skilled and caring employees and state-of-the-art medical technology. Staff represent more than a dozen medical specialties, including family practice, women’s services, neurology, urology, psychiatry, orthopedics, wound care services, and general, vascular, thoracic and oncological surgery. Additionally, consultation clinics are held regularly by specialists in oncology, pulmonology, podiatry, ear, nose, and throat and cardiology.

What’s Happening in Fort Scott

REMINDER!!!
Applications accepted through August 31st for the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation Grant cycle for 2020!
This year, FSACF will be awarding over $42,000.00 to local not-for-profits for projects to benefit our community. A certain dollar amount of the awards is reserved for projects that benefit our youth. Maximum grant to any one project is $5,000.00.
Applications can be obtained by sending an email:  gmotley@banklandmark.com.
Please use the same email address to submit any questions you might have. Completed applications must be received by 5:00 pm, August 31st.
UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS
8/21 & 8/22 –SMALLVILLE ATHLETICS – FORT GAMES 2020! Competition starts Friday, 8/22 at 5 pm & all Day Saturday 8/23 – Annual Fitness Competition includes:2 Day M/M F/F Partner Competition Divisions Include: Rx, Intermediate, Master’s 35+ & Scaled – Be held at 1905 S. Judson St.
8/22 – Mo’s Swap Meet– Every Saturday from
8am – 4pm (3rd & Margrave St)
Plaza in front of the Fort, 8am to noon.
8/22- Auction of the Living Estate of Nadine Rose by Anderson Auction Service,Starts at 10 am until 2 pm. 19 Golfview Drive Fort Scott, KS
8/23- Auction of the Larry Ginter Estate by Anderson Auction Service,Starts at 1 pm – 1708 Buckeye Rd., Fort Scott, KS (Pawnee Station)
8/21 & 8/22 – Fort Scott Livestock Sale starts as 10am – Sale Barn
8/21thru8/27 –Fort Scott Cinema: The Outpost, Inception & Unhinged…. Coming Soon: New Mutants & Tenant
8/21 – Boiler Room Brewhaus – Come in and drink and sing Karaoke night!
8/23 – Boiler Room Brewhaus Brings back Trivia
night for teams of 2 to 6 people, $5 entry
per team, 5-7 pm
SAVE THE DATE!
8/25 ~ 8/27 – KANSASWORKS Virtual Job Fair, Employers to register Free!
8/29 ~ Cruise Night in Fort Scott starting at 7pm, plus Perry’s Pork Rinds Pop Up Shopfrom 6-8pm
8/30 – Boiler Room Brewhaus Paint Party! Paint & Sip “Witches Crazy, 6 pm -9 pm – Sell out quick!
9/5 – BOURBON COUNTY TOUR – 8:30am-12pm, Ghost Towns & Early Legends of Northern Bourbon County, carpool tour leaving from the Old Fort Genealogical Library, register today here. Limited to 40 participants.
9/5 -SPECIAL OLYMPICS CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT! Sat. starting at 1:30 pm until 5 pm at the Woodland Golf Course to Sign up!
Fort Scott Area
Chamber of Commerce
620-223-3566
In This Issue
Smallville Athletics “Fort Games”
Mo’s Swap Meet
Auction of Living Nadine Rose
Auction Larry Ginter Estate
The Boiler Room Brewhaus
Chamber Highlights
Click here for our
Membership Directory.
We THANK our members for their support! Interested in joining the Chamber? Click here for info.
Thinking of doing business in or relocating to Fort Scott?
Contact us for a relocation packet, information on grants & incentives, and more!
Seeking a job/career?
We post a Job of the Day daily on our Facebook page, distribute a monthly job openings flyer, and post jobs on our website.
Many opportunities available!
Housing needs?
Click here for a listing of our Chamber member realtors.
Click here for our rental listing.
FSACF GRANTS ACCEPTED THROUGH 8/31
CLICK IMAGE BELOW FOR DETAILS.
REGISTER FOR KANSASWORKS VIRTUAL JOB FAIR – NO COST TO EMPLOYERS!
SIGN UP TODAY FOR THE 9/5
BOURBON COUNTY TOUR!
THANK YOU TO OUR BOOSTER MEMBERS!

What’s Happening In Fort Scott

REMINDER!!!
Applications accepted through August 31st for the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation Grant cycle for 2020!
This year, FSACF will be awarding over $42,000.00 to local not-for-profits for projects to benefit our community. A certain dollar amount of the awards is reserved for projects that benefit our youth. Maximum grant to any one project is $5,000.00.
Applications can be obtained by sending an email  gmotley@banklandmark.com.
Please use the same email address to submit any questions you might have. Completed applications must be received by 5:00 pm, August 31st.
UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS
8/14thru8/20 –Fort Scott Cinema: The Outpost, The Big Lebowski & Field of Dreams! Coming soon: Unhinged, New Mutants, Tenet
8/15 – Mo’s Swap Meet– Every Saturday from
8am – 4pm (3rd & Margrave St)
Plaza in front of the Fort, 8am to noon.
8/15- E3 Baseball 7U/8U Tryouts,LaRoche Baskeball Complex, 9-10:30am
8/14 & 8/15 – Fort Scott Livestock Sale starts as 10am – Sale Barn
8/15 – The Lavender Patch Farm – Even though our summer season has ended, The Lavender Patch will be open one day or two days per month. In August it’ll be on the 15th & 29th from 9:00-1:00. Remember, we are always open by appointment! Our second bloom is starting so there is some lavender to pick if you’d like!
8/15 – Boiler Room Brewhaus – Come in and drink and sing Karaoke night!
8/16 – Boiler Room Brewhaus Brings back Trivia
night for teams of 2 to 6 people, $5 entry
per team, 5-7 pm
8/19 – Boiler Room Brewhaus Brews & Brushes painting event, 6pm – Sold Out!
8/22 –SMALLVILLE ATHLETICS – FORT GAMES 2020! Competition starts Friday, 8/22 at 5 pm & all Day Saturday 8/23 – Annual Fitness Competition includes:2 Day M/M F/F Partner Competition Divisions Include: Rx, Intermediate, Master’s 35+ & Scaled – Be held at 1905 S. Judson St.
8/29 ~ Cruise Night in Fort Scott starting at 7pm, plus Perry’s Pork Rinds Pop Up Shopfrom 6-8pm
SAVE THE DATE!
9/5 – BOURBON COUNTY TOUR – 8:30am-12pm, Ghost Towns & Early Legends of Northern Bourbon County, carpool tour leaving from the Old Fort Genealogical Library, register today here. Limited to 40 participants.
9/5 -SPECIAL OLYMPICS CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT! Sat. starting at 1:30 pm until 5 pm at the Woodland Golf Course to Sign up!
Fort Scott Area
Chamber of Commerce
620-223-3566
In This Issue
Mo’s Swap Meet
The Lavender Patch Farm
Real Estate Auction – City of FS
The Boiler Room Brewhaus
Chamber Highlights
Click here for our
Membership Directory.
We THANK our members for their support! Interested in joining the Chamber? Click here for info.
Thinking of doing business in or relocating to Fort Scott?
Contact us for a relocation packet, information on grants & incentives, and more!
Seeking a job/career?
We post a Job of the Day daily on our Facebook page, distribute a monthly job openings flyer, and post jobs on our website.
Many opportunities available!
Housing needs?
Click here for a listing of our Chamber member realtors.
Click here for our rental listing.
FSACF GRANTS ACCEPTED THROUGH 8/31
CLICK IMAGE BELOW FOR DETAILS.
REGISTER FOR FORT GAMES TODAY!
SIGN UP TODAY FOR THE 9/5
BOURBON COUNTY TOUR!

FSHS Annual Youth Scholarship Golf Tournament July 25

Men’s Kiwanis Club of Fort Scott Annual Youth Scholarship Golf Tournament, July 25th, 2020. Start time 9:00 am at Woodland Hills Golf Course.

The tournament benefits Fort Scott High School seniors.

 

 

Numerous raffle items, including Calloway golf clubs, sapphire diamond necklace and other numerous items.

The cost is $60.00 per player in a  three-person scramble.

 

Submitted by Terri Townsend

Chamber Golf Classic July 24

JOIN US FOR THE 26TH ANNUAL
CHAMBER GOLF CLASSIC
NOW IS THE TIME ~
The tournament is next Friday, July 24th.
This is one of the primary fundraisers of the Chamber to fulfill our mission of Supporting Commerce, Building Community & Promoting Spirit in Fort Scott, Bourbon County and the surrounding area!
We greatly appreciate your support!
Golfers – sign up your winning team now – Big Prizes!
Did you see this?
Briggs Auto is sponsoring BIG prizes for
Hole-in-One’s on the Par 3 Holes!
See details below!
Lunch by Sharky’s Pub & Grub and Luther’s BBQ!
CASH prizes for the winning teams,
plus more games, raffles & FUN!!!
Sponsors – this is your time to get your Return on Investment through business advertisement & promotional items!
Please see information below
for more details!
Click here for printed form.
Click here to register online.
Or, feel free to give us a call or drop by the Chamber to register a team or sponsorship!
620-223-3566
Always a great day of
business promotion, networking & fun!
Special thanks to 2020 Tournament Chair & Board Member:
David Ben Lipe – Sharky’s Pub & Grub, Luther’s BBQ
2020 Chamber Board Chairman:
Bill Michaud – Sleep Inn & Suites, Empress Event Center

Buck Run Open As of Today

Even though Buck Run Community Center is open again today with some limitations because of Covid 19 restrictions, there are other walking, running, playing, and fishing opportunities in Fort Scott.

Here is the framework of what has taken place the last few months at Buck Run Community Center, according to Tom Robertson, manager.

“May 18th – BRCC Fitness and Racquetball opened by appointment only, (Limited to 10 in each room)
May 22nd – Opened BRCC lobby to take FSRC Summer Programs registrations. (no appointments needed for fitness and/or racquetball but still limited to 10)
June 22nd – Completely opened BRCC and begin Youth Baseball/Softball Leagues
June 24th – Closed BRCC & cancelled FSRC programs and leagues for 1 week
July 1st – Reopened BRCC but limited to 45 and under in building with social distancing. Canceled FSRC summer camps and programs with the exception of youth and adult baseball/softball leagues that has been postponed until July 9th. Orders will be evaluated around July 6th or 7th.”

 

“The fitness room and two gymnasiums are open for usage,” said Tom Robertson,  manager.  “We are not allowing rentals until the restrictions are lifted to avoid going over the 45+(people allowed in the building) restrictions.

“We opened today with a restriction of 45 (people) and under including staff at any given time while practicing social distancing,” Robertson said.

“Youth baseball/softball is on hold right now with the 45 and under restriction. We will try to resume games if and when the restrictions are lifted.”

“The decision to postpone games was made by the Fort Scott Recreation Commission Board based on the orders by our Bourbon County Health Department,” he said.

The meeting was held on Monday of this week.

“Buck Run Community Center will practice social distancing at all times,” Robertson said.  “Once the governor presents guidelines on mask-wearing, signs and direction will be given to BRCC users as they enter the building.”

Buck Run Community Center is located at 735 State.

For questions or concerns, email Tom Robertson @ fsrc@usd234.org or by calling 620-223-0386/ 620-224-7707.

 

There are other options for exercise in the city.

The following is edited information from the Buck Run Community Center website:

http://buckruncommunitycenter.org/

 

 

 

 Golf Course Information/Events

Rate Type Mon – Thurs Fri – Sun Annually
9 Holes Golf $11 $13
18 Holes Golf $13 $15
9 Holes + Cart $14 $14
18 Holes + Cart $24 $24
9 Hole Trail Fees $5 $5
18 Hole Trail Fees $10 $10

Single Membership $440
Youth Membership $100
Family Membership (Family of 4) $25. for each additional. $595
Trail Fees $150
Cart Shed Rental – Includes trail Fee

Annual Cart Pass – Unlimited use of Woodland Hills Carts

$350

$425

To host a tournament call 620-223-5060

 

 

Gunn Park

Located at Park Avenue 2

Lakes, Fishing, Shelter Houses, Tent & RV Camping, Bathrooms, Picnic Tables, Disc Golf and Playground Area. For Rental Information Contact City Hall at 620-223– 0550.

 

Lake Fort Scott

Located at Rt. 5 South of Fort Scott

Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Shelter Houses, Picnic Tables. For Information contact City Hall at 620-223-0550.

 

Bridal Veil Park

Located at West 2nd Street

Shelter House, Picnic Tables, Soccer Field, and Playground Area.

 

 

Lincoln School Walking Trail

Located at West 18th Street

Walking, Running, Fishing, Picnic Tables.

 

 

 

Betty Ruth Willard Fields/Ty Cullor Field

Located at 2108 Horton

Bathrooms, Picnic Tables and Playground Area.

 

 

 

Ellis Park

Located at 12th & Williams

Sand Volleyball, Basketball Court, Walking Trail, Shelter House, Picnic Tables and Bathrooms.

 

3rd Street Park

Located at 3rd & Hill

Shelter House, Bathrooms, Picnic Tables, Outdoor Basketball Court and Playground Area.

 

Nelson Park

Located at the corner of Grant & Elm Street
Playground Area and Walking Trail.

 

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James B. Tedesco Memorial Skate Park

Located at 4th & Scott Street Skate Park

 

The park is a public use, and is well suited for use by skateboarders, roller blades, scooters and more. Helmets are not required but suggested and benches and trashcans are provided for anyone who would like to enjoy watching the skaters perform.

 

 

Swimming Pool Reopens July 1 With Modifications Due to COVID 19

The Aquatic Center will resume normal business hours beginning July 1st, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. There will be more restraints and guidelines to follow:

Only 30 people will be allowed in the pool at any given time.

At the top of each hour 30 new patrons will be allowed in the pool and the previous 30 will be asked to leave.

Cash only will be taken due to an issue with the credit card system.

They will take the first 30 people at the beginning of each hour. If patrons leave before their hour time has expired, we will NOT allow the next person in. This is so we can stay on the hourly change of patrons as a whole and allow us to clean all areas at the conclusion of each session.

The fees will remain the same as posted.

These guidelines will be reevaluated on July 8th, 2020 when the Public Health Officer’s order ends.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please call City Hall at 223-0550 if you have questions.