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Garden City police search for suspects in aggravated battery

The suspect who was allegedly yielding the knife is described as 5’10”, slender build, long black hair which was worn in a ponytail, wearing a white t-shirt, and dark colored pants. The second suspect is described as a 5’08”, average build, wearing a white t-shirt, white hat, and darkcolored shorts.


Plainville Livestock Commission suspended, assessed a civil penalty in settlement with AMS

On July 12, Plainville Livestock Commission Inc., and Tyler D. Gillum of Plainville, Kansas (collectively, Plainville), a market agency selling livestock on commission subject to the Packers and Stockyards Act, entered into a Consent Decree with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Kansas.


Law enforcement kicks off campaign targeting impaired driving

As part of the campaign, underwritten by the Kansas Department of Transportation, there will be increased law enforcement presence on Kansas roadways looking for and pulling over all motorists who show signs of impaired driving.


Join KARTA for Ag Tech Expo

The Kansas Ag Research & Technology Association will partner with the Kansas Department of Agriculture and the Kansas Water Office to present a unique workshop event in Goodland, Kansas, on Aug. 29. The schedule of events includes great information, vendors, free food and prizes and a benefit equipm


This county fair, youths observe adults in showmanship contests

After a couple of their fellow contestants had already shown their horses, this group of 10 adults are ready for their turns, from left, Susan Spicer, Tracy Heathers, Penny Zadina, Wayne Krausnick, Darin Knobbe, Amanda Kimble, Carol Spady, Jodi Spady, Chris Krausnick and Larry Schilke. Already throu


Kansas Barn Alliance will host BarnFest in Damar, Kansas, Sept. 21-22

The Kansas Barn Alliance will be hosting BarnFest 18 on Sept. 21 to 22 in Damar, Kansas, and rural areas of Rooks, Graham and Phillips counties.


Army Chinook makes emergency landing in rural Chase County

One of three Army National Guard CH-47 Chinooks made an emergency landing in northwest Chase County Friday, Aug. 3, after warning lights indicated an issue with the craft’s forward transmission.


Marshall Cattle Company will host Ranch Gathering on Sept. 6

Join Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and Colorado State University for the second Ranch Gathering, to be held at the Marshall Cattle Company on Sept. 6 from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Burlington, Colorado. CCA members and the surrounding ranching community are invited and welcome to attend for an eveni

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Authorities say escaped Work Ethic Camp inmate caught

MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) -Authorities say officers have caught an inmate who escaped from the Work Ethic Camp in McCook.The Red Willow County Sheriff's Office says inmate Aaron Schlieker was taken back into custody just after 4 a.m. Monday.The Nebraska Correctional Services Department said Schlieker fled t


Fair hitting crescendo with so much more on tap

Friday’s Wrangler Roundup Supper for sponsors served nearly 400. The 4-H horse show, the opening fair event, had a great day of weather for its competition Sunday.


Ag-themed photos take top honors in hospital’s contest

There were four divisions in this years contest: 1) Nebraska Photos, 2) Chase County Photos, 3) Vintage Photos and 4) Youth Division for participants 12 years of age and under. The subject matter for each division was to come from one of the following categories; agriculture, wildlife, landmarks, ar


IVFD called to business, church, hay bale fire

Mitchell said as they were en route, they were notified that a small child had pulled the alarm in the building, so the units returned to the barn.


NCTA in top 25 trade schools

CURTIS, Neb. — A national spotlight shines brightly for students arriving this weekend to the campus of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Neb.Aggie students had their choice of higher education programs affirmed Thursday by a Forbes news article tabbing NCTA as ranking 16th am


Inmate escapes McCook Work Ethic Camp

Schlieker is described as a 25-year old white male, 6’1”, 195 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing khaki pants, a gray sweatshirt and gray beanie hat.


Nebraska county attorney wants to hire daughter

TheMcCook Daily Gazettereports that Red Willow County Attorney Paul Wood made the request when submitting his proposed 2018-19 budget. Wood included a $19,020 budget increase for a deputy attorney's salary. He says his daughter, Emily Wood, would be able to start Oct. 1 if she passes the bar exam.


Cardiac rehab unit celebrates 30th anniversary at CCCH

Cindy Arterburn, department director of the cardiac rehabilitation unit at Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH), saw a need 30 years ago for an additional cardiac rehab unit in western Nebraska.


Cougar softball opens campaign today

Burlington High School’s varsity softball squad will have a hectic weekend when they open their Class 3A 2018 campaign, which begins Thursday, Aug. 16, with a home opener against La Junta at 4 p.m. at the softball complex next to the middle school.


Coltons have long lineage as Yale alumni

LaReina and fellow student David Weiss were asked to choose what school they wanted to visit as part of the program. Weiss chose Harvard, while “I didn’t think it was right to send a Colton to Harvard,” Charley Colton joked.


Chamber of commerce mixer Aug. 17

Burlington Chamber of Commerce will hold a mixer for its members Friday, Aug. 17, at The Dish Room at 6 p.m.


Colorado Division of Water Resources Public Meeting August 13th, 2018

The State Engineer and his staff will be holding a public meeting on August 13th beginning at 10:00 am at the Burlington Community and Education Center (located at 340 S. 14th Street in Burlington, CO) to discuss progress on the rule making associated with the Rules and Regulations Governing Diversi