Category Archives: Fort Scott

City Design Review Board Meets June 12

The Design Review Board will meet on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at the City Hall Commission Meeting room at 123 S. Main Street, Fort Scott, Kansas. This meeting will be held to discuss a Certificate of Appropriateness for the building at 120/122 E. Wall. This meeting is open to the public.

What’s Happening in Fort Scott This Week by the Chamber of Commerce

Kids Eat Free Lunch At The Keyhole, noon to 1pm, Mon.-Fri., now through July 26th!! 10th & Main St., across from the Fort Scott High School

Sack lunches will be provided to those under 18. Children check in, no need to give names, and then pick up a lunch of shelf-stable meals. Open to all kids, regardless of income; no need to reside in Fort Scott

Care to Share (“The Sharing Bucket”) will be hosting the 5th Annual “TaTa” Ride on June 15th, 2019 and an “AR-15 Gun Raffle”. Raffle tickets are $5 each and on sale now! ATF Regulations apply. Contact Stacey Wright for tickets or more info. (See flyer below)
Hedgehog.INK now has gardening books on the sale rack in the front of the store – These books are FREE, for a donation to Fort Scott High School Thespians. Funds raised will help send students to the international competition in late June

Benefit Bass Fishing Tournaments & Raffles for Class of ’91 Grad Chad Elmer – Entry fees will go toward’s Chad’s upcoming expenses and prize money. Raffles include fishing and outdoor gear, ammo, an AR15 gun, and more! (See flyer below for complete details)

7-8
Weekly Livestock Sale at Fort Scott Livestock Market. Starting at 10am on both Fridays & Saturdays
Fridays:  Cows, Pairs, Big Bulls
Saturdays:  Stocker & Feeder Cattle, followed by any cows & bulls that come in late Friday & Saturday. Cafe open both sale days. You don’t have to be a buyer, just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!
7 YPL First Friday Luncheon (Young Professional’s League of Bourbon County) – Papa Don’s,
10 N. Main St., 12-1pm

Open to YPL members or anyone interested in the organization

7 Friday Night Concert in the Park – Heritage Park Pavillion, 1st & Main St., 7-8pm

This Friday’s show will feature the local favorite band “The Eastsiders”. The band does Christian, gospel and classic rock. Many of the songs are originals written by lead singer Danny Brown. The crowd loves this band!

The concerts are organized by Ralph Carlson. If you or someone you know is interested in performing, contact Ralph at rscarlson@classicnet.net

Bring your lawn chair as seating is limited. In the event of rain, we will move to Common Ground Coffee Co., at
116 S. Main St.

8 Farmer’s Market – Skubitz Plaza (in front of the historic fort)

Saturday Mornings, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Fort Scott Farmers’ Market is a farmer driven and run market. The farmers work hard to produce the very finest produce available. We also provide a great venue for community organizations to promote their mission and raise funds

We are focused on fresh locally produce farm products

8 Kiwanis 3-Person Scholarship Scramble – Woodland Hills Golf Course, 2414 S. Horton, 9am-2pm

Contact Shannon O’Neil for more information/registration: 620-223-5060

8 Storytime at Hedgehog.INK – 16 S. Main St., 10:30am

Join Addisyn for a celebration of fairy tales! (See flyer below)

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/hedgesbookstore/

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5th Annual Fire Department Benefit Ride – this year’s ride will benefit local family, Jack & Stephanie Lockwood. Stephanie is battling leukemia (See flyer below)

Schedule:
12pm – register at Fire Station 1
1pm – 100 mile ride begins at Fire Station 1 (1604 S. National Ave.), ends at Holmtown Pub (206 N. National Ave.)
5pm – Live music by Royce Hyer
6pm – Live music by the Dirty Bourbon Band

There will be a gun raffle inbetween bands. Come on out and help support the Lockwood family!

To watch a Dirty Bourbon Band video, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DirtyBourbonBand/

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Cinema Saturdays at the Gordon Parks Museum – FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton, 12-2pm

The Gordon Parks Museum will show the films of Gordon Parks on Saturdays this summer starting on June 8 at 12:00 p.m. in the museum on the FSCC campus.  This free event will feature Mr. Parks’ films and one of Kevin Willmott’s films

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Barks & Brews at Boiler Room Brewhaus – 2 S. National Ave.

Join Paws and Claws as we celebrate the release of the Farm Dog Pils from The Boiler Room Brewhaus. In addition to a great, local craft beer, there will be sodas, food, and live music. A portion of proceeds from Farm Dog sales will be donated to Paws and Claws. Hot dogs and sides available for a free will donation. We will even have a few furry critters available for adoption and some great pet products to raffle off!

8 BBQ Fundraiser for Hammond Community Center Maintenance – Hammond Community Center, 2275 Soldier Rd., 5-7pm

Please help us maintain our beloved community building!

Free Will Offering * Take Out Available

Menu: Smoked Ham/Pulled Park, Baked Beans,
Coleslaw, Bread, Dessert, Tea/Water/Lemonade

9 Team Trivia at the Boiler Room Brewhaus – 10 S. National,
3-5pm

Exciting, fun and challenging team trivia. Put your team together (maximum of 8 teams, maximum of 5 members on a team)

$5 per person. Cash prizes for winning team. Pre-register at the tap room

Lyle Brittain: Fort Scott’s New Codes Officer

Lyle Brittain, Fort Scott Codes Enforcement Officer.

Living in cities and towns has both benefits and responsibilities.

A property owner is responsible for keeping his/her property in a habitable condition, grass at a reasonable height and free of debris, among city codes.

The Fort Scott Codes Department provides information and assistance regarding permits, zoning, and Fort Scott codes and regulations, according to the city’s website.

Lyle Brittain, 25, was introduced at the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce Weekly Coffee on May 30 as a new codes officer for the city.

Brittain earned an associates degree in business from Fort Scott Community College in 2014, and has owned a landscape business for 12 years he said.

His duties in the codes officer position are to inspect properties for compliance of grass height, proper electrical and gas systems, and additionally, issuing building permits, he said.

“We drive up and down streets,” Brittain said. “We will take complaints (about properties) and they will be addressed as soon as we can.”

The codes department can be reached by calling the city office at 223-0550. The hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“We are allowed on private property unless the owner tells us to leave,” Brittain said.

“We don’t want to make people mad,” he said. “We introduce ourselves and let them know if they don’t get the codes violation done, there will be a legal letter coming.”

“The letter will give a certain amount of days to get the issue resolved, say for instance grass getting too high (on a property),” Brittain said. “If the city  has to use its’ resources of manpower and machine to resolve the issue, it’s $300.”

A code the public may not know about concerns properties that are deemed uninhabitable.

“You can’t live in a house without electricity or water or sewer services,” Brittain said. “That’s considered an uninhabitable condition.”

The Fort Scott Codes Department is located in the basement of Memorial Hall at 1 E. Third.
The door the City of Fort Scott Codes Department at Memorial Hall, 1 E. Third.

Rhonda Dunn is the Fort Scott Director of Finance and Codes, and Adam Harrison is the newly created codes supervisor.

Lyle is married to Liz Brittain and the son of Bill and Michelle Brittain.

Listening Sessions For Employers

KANSASWORKS in partnership with Wichita State University will host
Listening Sessions for Employers
on Wednesday, June 12th
Learn resources, strategies, and tools that may attract more people into the labor force
Wichita State University in partnership with Southeast KANSASWORKS will host
Listening Sessions for Employers
on Wednesday, June 12th.
The sessions will be at Ellis Fine Art Center at Fort Scott Community College. Employers can choose to attend one session at the following times:
8:00 am- Breakfast
11:30 am- Lunch
4:00 pm- Refreshments
The goal of the session will be to listen to employers on trends they are seeing when hiring, learn about successes or challenges they face, and discuss resources, strategies, and tools that may attract more people into the labor force.
To learn more or to sign up,
click HERE.
You may also contact
Katie Givens, PHR, SHRM-CP

Friday Night Concert: The Eastsiders

The Friday Night Free Concert is located at Heritage Park Pavillion, First and Main Street.

This Fridays show will feature the Local favorite band “The Eastsiders”, said Ralph Carlson, coordinator.

The band does Christian music, many of the songs are originals written by Lead Singer Danny Brown,” Carlson said. “They also do gospel and classic rock. In addition to Brown, Michael Shead lead guitar, Matt MacFadden on the bass guitar, Rob Hunt, Keyboard and Paul Studyvin on percussion. The crowd loves this band. In the event of rain, we will move to The Common Grounds Coffee Shop. Be sure to bring your lawn Chair as seating is limited. I am really pleased to have this band return for us.”

Arts Council Summer Concert Series June 22

The Bourbon County Arts Council Summer Concert Series presents:
Whiskey Raccoons
live in concert
The Whiskey Raccoons
will be performing live at
Liberty Theatre
113 S. Main St. on Saturday,
June 22nd at 8pm!
For tickets, contact:
Terri Floyd: 620-224-7221
Bre Martin: 620-644-8703
Deb Anderson: 620-224-8650
The Chamber: 620-223-3566
$10 BCAC members / $15 non-members

Sponsors Sought For Fort Games at Smallville Crossfit

Showcase your business by partnering with Smallville Crossfit
Direct our
Fort Games Partner Competitionvisitors from out of town
to YOUR business
using your promotions or advertising
Become a
GOLD SPONSOR
for just $100!!
Click HERE to visit our Facebook page
Click HERE to register for the competition
(first 10 same-sex 2-person teams to sign up & use code FortGames2019 get $20 off registration!!)
Smallville CrossFit is gearing up for our annual Fort Games
on June 22nd!
We are expecting over 50 competitors. We will be putting together Athlete Bags that will consist of t-shirts and other promo items from area businesses. We would love to showcase your business; if you have items you would like us to put in the Athlete Bags let us know, and we will come by and
pick them up.
If you would like to be a Gold Sponsor for the event let us know and we will get you added to the list! ALL sponsorship is important to us, and we greatly appreciate any kind you may have to offer!
This event has been a huge success for us; every year athletes and their families travel many miles to compete! Per usual, after the event we have very hungry people who want to know where to eat!!
We are working on a way to “showcase” our local restaurants, pubs, food places…
but in order to do this we need your help!
We would love to have something with a name, address, to-go menu, coupon, or something to offer to these athletes and their families to point them in your direction!
Sponsorships can be monetary, or prizes of any size for bags, or podium prizes.
Thank you for your consideration and we hope to hear from you soon.
Aaron & Lindsey Watts
Smallville CrossFit
620-719-9602
SM

2019 City/School Election: Increase in Candidates

The Bourbon County Courthouse, 210 S. National Avenue.

The following have filed for the 2019 City/School Election, according to information provided by Kendell Mason, Bourbon County Clerk. The clerk’s office is located at the Bourbon County Courthouse, 210 S. National.

Candidates were to file by noon June 3 for the desired positions, with August 6 the primary election and November 5 the general election.

In the Fort Scott City Commission contest, 14 people have filed to run for three possible seats. Three incumbants will run for re-election.

” In 2017 we had four file, in 2015 we had three file and in 2013 we had four file,” for the Fort Scott City Commission election, Mason said, when asked to compare the 2019 numbers.

Another highly contested race is for USD 234 Board of Education with 11 people who filed.

The clerk can be reached at (620)223-3800 ext. 191.

 

CANDIDATES THAT HAVE FILED FOR THE 2019 BOURBON COUNTY ELECTION

 

CITY OF BRONSON-CITY COUNCIL (3 COUNCIL POSITIONS)

JAMES E. OLSON

DANIELLE MINOR

MICHAEL STEWART

 

CITY OF FORT SCOTT-CITY COMMISSION (3 COMMISSION POSITIONS)

CHERYL L. ADAMSON

HAROLD (PETE) ALLEN

KEVIN “SKITCH” ALLEN

CYNTHIA BARTELSMEYER

CASEY BOLDEN

TRACY DANCER

BOBBY DUNCAN

BOB FARMER

JOSH JONES

DEB MCCOY

DIANA MORRISS

JEANIE PARKER

LINDSEY WATTS

MATTHEW WELLS

 

CITY OF FULTON (1 MAYOR & 5 COUNCIL POSITIONS)

NO CANDIDATES FILED

 

CITY OF MAPLETON (3 COUNCIL POSITIONS)

NO CANDIDATES FILED

 

CITY OF REDFIELD-CITY COUNCIL (3 COUNCIL POSITIONS)

WILMA K. GRAHAM

JIMMIE JACKSON

L.D. MORRISON

ANGELA HIXON

 

CITY OF UNIONTOWN-CITY COUNCIL (3 COUNCIL POSITIONS)

DANEA D. ESSLINGER

DAVE WEHRY

USD 234

JAMES WOOD

DANNY BROWN

MICHELLE HUDIBURG

KELLYE BARROWS

JOE FOULK SR

MICHAEL J. HOYT

JOSH JONES

AARON JUDY

SHAWN GOANS

LYNETTE JACKSON

Bill Michaud

 

 

USD 235

TROY GOODRIDGE

JASON SUTTERBY

JOSHUA HARTMAN

KOLBY STOCK

SALLY JOHNSON

 

FSCC BOARD OF TRUSTEES (3 POSITIONS)

DAVID ELLIOTT

KIRK HART

MICHAEL J. HOYT

CURTIS LEAR

ROBERT NELSON

SOUTHWIND EXTENSION DISTRICT (2 POSITIONS)

DIANE BRILLHART

PETE WILEY

 

 

Special Moment in Good Ol’ Days: Carl Jowers

Editors note: readers were asked to submit their best moment of Good Ol’ Days to fortscott.biz
My special moment in the Good Old Days Parade was the appearance of the American Legion Fort Scott Post 25  Color Guard.
Jim Streeter, a 73 year member of Post 25, does not remember the last time an American Legion Color Guard participated in Fort Scott parades.
The Color Guard members marching are (L-R) Skipper Brown, Darrell Spencer, Faye Brown and Leslie Montee.
Marvin Taylor is riding in the van and was available as a Color Guard backup should one of the Color Guard members be unable to complete the parade route.
I’m very proud as Post 25 Commander of these Legionnaires who stepped up and formed our American Legion Color Guard.
Carl Jowers. Post 25 Commander.