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Prescription drug disposal made easier
People who have expired or unused medications now have a place to safely dispose of them in Liberal. Tuesday, representatives from Southern Pioneer Electric’s Helping Us Give to Society (HUGS) program presented the Liberal Police Department with a donation to purchase an Elastic Drug Terminator Inci
Keating Tractor celebrates diamond anniversary
Many Liberal businesses celebrated major milestones this past year including Electric Motor Service and National Beef. This year also saw Keating Tractor and Equipment celebrate its 60th anniversary of being in business in the community, and the company is very proud of the milestone.
Jury: Kansas man guilty of murder during drug deal fight
WICHITA — A Kansas man accused in the shooting death of a man at a mobile home in Wichita has been found guilty. On Friday, a jury in Judge Ben Burgess’ Sedgwick County courtroom found Keeshaun Milo, 29 of Wichita, guilty of first-degree murder in the December 2, 2016 shooting of Michael Hamilton in
The Family Owned Restaurant In Kansas That Feels Like Going Home For Dinner
Eating at a family owned restaurant is always a treat. There are so many across the state that it’s hard to eat at every one of them, but you’ll see soon how some of them are special enough to make a trip for. Eating at these restaurants feels just like going home for dinner, and there’s nothing bet
County to discuss new trash trucks for landfill
The Seward County Commission’s final meeting of 2018 will feature several routine items, three of which center around the landfill. The first is to award the bid for two new cab and chassis for side load trash trucks and approve the trash bodies.
Arroyo takes helm of City HR
Staff at Liberal’s City Hall has been undergoing changes since the beginning of the year and recently, the city introduced its new human resources director, Angelica Arroyo, who will be replacing Sheena Schmutz.
Hutton to ride off into the sunset
Many changes have happened at the now Lewis Automotive facility in Liberal, including changes in automobiles themselves as well as the dealership. Robert Hutton, who has worked at the dealership since Oct. 1997, has seen them all. He started when the dealership was still under the Stu Emmert banner
Kansas Catholics Against Guv-Elect Kelly?!?
A politically incorrect statement of principle overlooked by local media deserve mention this Sunday. Here's the money line from a worthwhile editorial:. "Once safely elected, the narrative changed. During Kelly’s first post-election news conference, she prompted statewide headlines with the astonis
Has drug use increased at Liberal High School?
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a series of stories recapping Thursday’s joint meeting between the Liberal City Commission, Seward County Commission, the USD 480 Board of Education, the Seward County Community College Board of Trustees, the Southwest Medical Center Board of Trustees and the Lib
City to consider CID for Liberal Plaza area
The Liberal City Commission will have an easy meeting this evening beginning at 5:30. After honoring 10-year and 25-year City of Liberal employees,, the commission will be discussing the vacating of a utility easement.
Coronado Museum to host Holiday Open House
With only a dozen days left to Christmas, it is not just beginning to look like Christmas. Holiday spirit is in full swing across Liberal, with parties, meals and get-togethers at a higher level than other times of year.
Lighting effects can become fire hazard
Many people are preparing those lights displays outside for the upcoming holidays and while many displays are lovely to look at, it is also important for people to take precautions, especially in regard to fire safety.
Economic impact of tourism in the millions but could be more
When we think of local tourism, we generally think about Dorothy’s House, the Coronado Museum, the Land of Oz exhibit, and the Mid-America Air Museum. Rarely do we consider the economic impact they have on our community.
Board discusses school security issues
Some project requests for Liberal High School were the top topics for the USD 480 school board during its most recent meeting Monday evening. The first of these came up during USD 480 Director of Secondary Education Sheri King’s report near the beginning of the meeting.
2019 Men and Women of Distinction Calendar Revealed
The Liberal Chamber of Commerce unveiled its annual Men and Women of Distinction Calendar Tuesday evening at the Rock Island Depot. Those included on the 2019 calendar are: Ivanhoe Love Jr., Mike Bailey, Renae Hickert, Royce Kitts, Dr. Ken Trzaska, Peggy Luck, Dr. Dora Davis, Janice Northerns, Enriq
Kansas State RB Alex Barnes confirms he’s declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft
New Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman’s job in 2019 just got a tad bit tougher as one of the Wildcats’ star players has just made himself available for the upcoming draft.
Southern areas receive moderate to heavy precipitation; High Plains and Midwest mostly cool and dry
Over the past week, moderate to heavy precipitation fell over much of the southern tier of the United States, according to the Dec. 11 U.S. Drought Monitor released Dec. 13. The highest amounts occurred from eastern Texas through the Carolinas, and relatively high amounts also fell in southern Calif
Dr. Lewis Armstrong artwork on display at MAAM
Liberal has its share of artists and creative minds and currently, the Mid-America Air Museum is exhibiting some artwork from one of those creative minds, Dr. Lewis Armstrong. Armstrong was born in Liberal and has been drawing and sketching since high school. He served his country as a B-24 tail gun
Law enforcement: To be safer, shop with a friend
Many people will be out and about in stores throughout the community doing their holiday shopping for friends and family. And while holiday shopping can be fun, it can also turn not so fun should those gifts be stolen.
How does law enforcement respond to mental health calls?
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second part of the story recapping the Police and Community (PAC) meeting hosted by the Liberal Police Department Tuesday evening and will focus on the final presentation from LPD Capt. Pat McClurg and LPD Chief Dennis Mulanax.