The Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office daily reports can best be viewed on a computer.
The office can be reached at 620-223-1440.
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Denise and Bobby Duncan are opening their residence located at 102 S. National Ave., to the public this evening at 6 p.m. to answer questions and concerns about their recent closure of the Beaux Art Center.
“We are hoping to have documents ready….there has been a lot of misinformation,” Denise Duncan said.
The event is “especially for people in the historic district,” Duncan said. “And people that rent historic buildings.”
Both she and husband, Bobby will be there, she said.
The Duncan’s have had several discussions about the building with city officials that have been unsatisfactory, she said.
Denise Duncan contends that because their residence is a historic building, a code footprint is not needed. Additionally, they contend that the code footprint provided to the city is incorrect, she said.
“The State Fire Marshall verified that it (their building) is on the state historic register,” she said. “Since it is on the historic register they are giving the city power to make waivers, exceptions, and variances on such matters.”
The City of Fort Scott hired Zingre and Associates P.A. to make the code footprint.
“Zingre’s code footprint is full of errors,” Duncan said.
Among Zingre’s biggest concerns is lack of proper egress width for stairways and doors based on the calculated occupant load of the building and how this load would spread out among the building’s two exits, according to his letter to the city, which was provided by Duncan.
Egress is an exit, according to the dictionary.
The Duncan’s will explain these contentions and others this evening at the meeting they are hosting.
The Fort Scott Police Department daily reports can best be viewed on a computer. The FSPD is located at 1604 S. National and can be contacted at 620-223-1700.
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Bourbon County Commission Room
2nd Floor, County Courthouse
210 S. National Avenue
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Tuesdays starting at 9:00
Date: March 27, 2018
1st District-Lynne Oharah Minutes: Approved: ____________
2nd District-Jeff Fischer Corrected: _______________
3rd District-Nick Ruhl Adjourned at: _______________
County Clerk-Kendell Mason
9:00- 9:15 Jim Harris- Discussion of Kansas Junkyard and Salvage Control
9:15-9:30 Jim Harris- Discussion of the 5 yr. Solid Waste Plan Resolution # 11-18
9:30-9:35 Jim Harris- Discussion of pothole patching machine
9:35-9:45 Jim Harris- Consideration of KDOT request for a haul road
10:00-11:00 Justin Meeks- Opioid discussion
11:00-11:30 Rachel Pruitt- Microbrewery
11:30 Justin Meeks
12:00- 1:00 Commissioners gone to Lunch
1:30-1:45 Justin Meeks- Tax Sale
2:30 Employee Handbook
Justifications for Executive Session:
-Personnel matters of individual 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(s) 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
-Matters relating to the security of a public body or agency, public building or facility or the information system of a public body or agency, if the discussion of such matters at an open meeting would jeopardize the security of such public body, agency, building, facility or information system
Norma Jean Walker, a former resident of Bronson, Kansas and more recently of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born August 25, 1935, in Ft. Scott, the daughter of Alvin Cooney and Velma Elizabeth Taylor Cooney. Norma graduated from the Uniontown High School. She married Sherman Allen Walker on January 10, 1953, in Huntsville, Arkansas. Norma was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved life… and took great pride in her family and her home. She enjoyed gardening and tending her flowers and especially spending time with her family and friends. She had attended the First Missionary Baptist Church in Uniontown and was currently a member of the Hope Chapel. She loved the Lord and wanted to serve Him the best she could. Norma was always willing to help anyone, no matter the situation.
Survivors include a son, Craig Walker, of Bronson; four daughters, Pam Constans and husband, Paul, of Ft. Scott, Brenda Alter, of Lawson, Missouri, Kim Saleh and husband, Jay, of Kansas City, Missouri and Sara Slife and husband, Benjamin, of South Carolina; eight grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, Sherman, preceded her in death on February 27, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Dean Cooney.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 28th at the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel. Burial will follow in the Bronson Cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.
Members of Friends of Fort Scott National Historic Site hosted the weekly Chamber Coffee Thursday to highlight their organization.
FFSNHS President Reed Hartford told the coffee attendees that they are a non-profit, separate from the historic site.
The organization can raise funds and spend money on advertising, two actions that the historic site cannot do, Hartford said.
In 2009 the group began to support activities of the site.
Some of their accomplishments are: promoting FSNHS as one of the wonders of Kansas, providing a community Fourth of July ice cream social, providing lunch for new citizens following the naturalization ceremony, and providing refreshments at the end of candlelight tours.
Since 2010 the FFSNHS group has sponsored a Friends Fest as a fundraiser.
This year it is this Saturday, March 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Liberty Theater, 113 S. Main.
Tickets are $35 and can be purchased the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce, 231 E. Wall.
The group is bringing reenactor Randy Otto as Sir Winston Churchill.
For more information, contact Martha Scott, 620-224-9924.
The sponsors of the event are City State Bank, Union State Bank, Landmark Bank and Jim and Connie Banwart.
The following is a gallery of coffee attendees interacting prior to the announcement segment of the event.
At each coffee, members give a donation to the Chamber of $1 and tell about an event coming up in the community. The group that hosts the coffee gets extra time to tell about their business or organization.
The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) on Friday announced the release of new Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the Kansas Prevention Collaborative-Community Initiative (KPCCI).
Communities across Kansas are eligible to apply for one-year planning-phase grants that will help assess community prevention needs, build local capacity and plan prevention efforts. Communities that have previously completed a KPCCI planning-grant cycle will be eligible to apply for a three-year implementation-phase grant, which will support their prevention efforts and build their capacity to apply for federal Drug-Free Communities funding.
Grantees will use these funds to address the problems of underage drinking and produce sustainable system changes in their communities.
The grant initiative is designed to allow communities to address local alcohol and other drug use concerns, but also to explore how behavioral health concerns, such as suicide, problem gambling, and depression, can impact youth and adult drug use. Communities will utilize the Strategic Prevention Framework model designed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to assess their local needs, build capacity and create a plan during this planning phase.
KDADS Secretary Tim Keck recognized the importance of addressing substance abuse concerns locally and in an integrated fashion, “KDADS remains committed to supporting prevention efforts at the local level in Kansas. We lose too many of our youth to behavioral health problems tied to substance use, problem gambling and suicidal behavior.”
“These Community Initiative grants are one part of our statewide prevention system. KDADS’ Behavioral Health Services Commission works with partners to provide training, technical assistance, communication, support, and evaluation services to communities across the state. We encourage communities to get involved with behavioral health prevention efforts and become part of the Kansas Prevention Collaborative,” said Andy Brown, Prevention Program Manager at KDADS.
The communities awarded new KPCCI planning grants will receive $15,000 in prevention funding and be supported in their planning efforts by KDADS and its partners in the Kansas Prevention Collaborative (KPC). New KPCCI implementation grant recipients will receive $185,000 in prevention funding over three years. Total awards for all KPCCI grantee cohorts next year will be $602,000.
About the Kansas Prevention Collaborative
The Kansas Prevention Collaborative was created in 2015 in an effort to integrate and innovate behavioral health prevention efforts. A partnership of several different states, educational and provider agencies, the KPC’s goal is to expand prevention efforts to be more inclusive of mental health promotion, suicide prevention and problem gambling education and awareness, as well as to increase the availability of resources to adequately fund local-level prevention and promotion strategic plans. For more information, see https://www.kdads.ks.gov/commissions/behavioral-health/consumers-and-families/services-and-programs/kpc.
The KPC’s website can be viewed here: http://kansaspreventioncollaborative.org.
JOB OF THE DAY – FULL TIME – Flexo Press Operator – Liberty Labels
Liberty Labels is seeking applications for a Flexo Press Operator. Attention to detail a must. Must be able to read Job orders and follow specific instructions. Apply in person at 2146 Native Rd, Fort Scott. To download an application: http://ow.ly/rkdQ30j7H5X
Story Time – Hosted by Fort Scott Public Library at 10:00 am. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and snacks related to our theme in the downstairs event room, along with a play table for before and after the stories. All story times welcome any-age children and teens. Hope you can come. Tell your friends!
Kiwanis Meeting- FSCC Heritage Room- 12:00 pm
|27||T.O.P.S. Meetings Held at BRCC 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm|
Breakfast Bingo at Buck Run Community Center, 9-10am. Drink some coffee and play some bingo at Buck Run. Staff will provide the bingo cards, the caller, and coffee. Prizes provided by the Fort Scott Recreation Commission.
Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
|28||Airport Advisory Board will meet at the Airport, 1862 Indian Road, Fort Scott|
Adult Coloring Program Hosted by the Fort Scott Public Library 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The coloring isn’t just for kids! Coloring pages, pens and pencils, and snacks provided.
TAG- Teen Advisory Group – Community Service -Fort Scott Public Library – 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Chamber Coffee, Tri-Valley Developmental Services 8 am
FSCC Junior / Senior Day 2018
Kansas Sales & Use Tax Workshop. 9:00am – 12:00 pm. FSCC Greyhound Room, 2108 S. Horton.
|29||Kiwanis Pioneer Club – FSCC Heritage Room -12:00 pm- 1:00 pm|
One Family’s Orphan Train Experience. Fort Scott Presbyterian Village. 2401 S. Horton Ave.
|29||Thursday Card Players, Buck Run Community Center, 6:00 – 9:00 pm|
|30||Livestock Sale, Fort Scott Livestock Market, 2131 Maple Rd., 10:00 am – You don’t have to be a buyer just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!|
Youth Baseball/Softball Deadline. Contact BRCC at 620-223-0386 for more details.
FSHS Thespian Rummage Sale. 8:00 am – 1005 S. Main, Fort Scott
|31||Eggstravaganza Crafts for Kids pre-k through 5th grade at BRCC. $1 fee|
|31||Care to Share Bake Sale during the Ruddick’s Furniture Sidewalk Sale!|
|31||Free screening of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” 1:00 pm – A FREE screening of the classic Show Boat, a part of the Water/Ways Exhibit and will be held at the EMPRESS EVENT CENTER!. The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler, but their fairytale romance is threatened when his luck turns sour. Rated: PG. This screening made possible by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council.|
|31||FSCC Hounds Men’s Baseball vs Neosho County – This is to be a doubleheader. Games will be at 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm|
|31||Friends of Fort Scott National Historic Site Friends Fest featuring “Sir Winston Churchill” 6:00 pm Liberty Theatre, 113 S. Main St.|
Fort Cinema Show Times
FSCC Junior/Senior Day – March 29th
2018 Friends Fest Churchill – March 31
103.9 All Hit -Fort Scott Home, Sport,
Farm, Garden Show – April 13 & 14
Job Fair – April 24th
Kiwanis 3-Person Golf Scramble
Festival of Arts & Ideas- April 27 -29
Boots and Bling – April 28th
Tumbleweed Festival – June
Happenings in Fort Scott this week, provided by the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce.
Fescue grass greens up early in the spring, responds well to fertilizer, and provides lush green growth, making it a popular lawn grass. It’s also a popular pasture grass, but the thing that makes it work so well in your lawn can cause it to not work so well with your cow herd.
The Southwind District of K-State Research and Extension would like to remind you to join us on Wednesday, April 4, to learn more about fescue endophytes, their effect on cattle, and how to manage fescue. This program will take place at 6 p.m. at the Moran Community Center, located at 407 N. Cedar St. in Moran, Kansas, and will feature Southwind Extension District Agent for Livestock Production and Forage Management Christopher Petty, Kansas State University Southeast Area Livestock Specialist Jaymelynn Farney, and Kansas State University Southeast Area Agronomist Doug Shoup.
The meeting is sponsored by Multimin 90 and Ag Choice of Moran. An evening meal will be provided, free of charge, by our sponsors. Pre-registration is required, by March 30th to reserve your meal.
For more information, or to pre-register, contact the Southwind Extension District, Iola Office at 620-365-2242 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.