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Hutchinson USD 308 and Pratt USD 382 continue superintendent searches
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Progress is being made for two area school districts in their search for new superintendents. At Hutchinson USD 308, the school board will get their final recommendation for their open position during the meeting on Jan. 4. According to Gary Sechrist with the Kansas Association of
Beautiful sounds from deep down
Tammy Thimesch and her Joyful Noise Music Academy students from Pratt helped kick off the Christmas season in Greensburg on December 2 when they performed in the Big Well Museum.
Limo service ready to roll
Looking at Lemon Park Lights might be more fun from the back seat of Pratt’s newest limo service and Benjamin Rowland, owner-operator of a gleaming limousine is ready to make that happen.
Health of soil, health of self are one and the same
A ribbon-cutting ceremony held December 5 at Southwest Elementary in Pratt was about more than starting a new business. The event, facilitated by Pratt Chamber of Commerce, showcased an entire change in thinking and way of life that will be taught to students there with hands-on experience in the Gr
Panther wrestling shines in two weekend tournaments
Derby sent 20 wrestlers to two separate tournaments and came home with 11 top-three finishers. As a team, the Panthers finished second (168) in the Douglass Goodwill Invitational and brought home a seventh-place finish (266) at SM Northwest. In Douglass, five wrestlers won their weight class.
SCCF gives $5,400 to Barber County, community and teacher grants
The South Central Community Foundation, based in Pratt, Kansas, awards grants to help provide funding for quality programs and projects that allow local communities to succeed.
Lady Greenbacks take down TMP
The Lady Greenback basketball team furthered their winning record on Tuesday with a win against Thomas More Prep, 35-26. Allisan McGowan got the game started with an early three against TMP giving Pratt the momentum to get ahead early. McGowan was the top scorer of the game with a total of 13 points
Coach pleased with Lady Thunderbirds improved play
Skyline Thunderbird girls lost 28-17 on Saturday to Cunningham, but they played better than the final score indicated, according to their coach Morgan Ballard. "We're pretty young, seven of our 10 players do not have varsity experience, but I was pleased with how we played," Ballard said. "We are de
Overland Park attorney aims for State GOP chairman
Michael Kuckelman, the Overland Park attorney representing the widow of an unarmed man fatally shot by law enforcement in Barber County, is running for Kansas Republican Party chairman.
Railer wrestlers fourth at Goodwill tourney
DOUGLASS — The Newton High School wrestling team finished fourth out of 12 teams Saturday at the 66th Goodwill Invitational in Douglass. Great Bend topped the field with 188 points, followed by Derby with 168, Pratt at 142, Newton at 140 and Augusta at 101.
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Barber County Cattlemen's Association scholarships
The Barber County Cattlemen’s Association will once again be offering scholarships to local high school seniors and college age youth. Scholarships will be a minimum of $500 each and are available to any Barber County resident, individual attending high school in Barber County or individual with par
Holiday home tour sure to provide cheer
Anyone wanting to get some holiday decorating ideas or just wants to enjoy some beautifully decorated homes is invited to attend the Holiday House Tour in Stafford. The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 in Stafford.
Blizzard Update: 9:28 a.m.
If you have travel plans across Kansas today, you may want to think twice. However, if you must go, be prepared for significant slowdowns and delays due to wintry conditions.
Kansas high school state football championships
RUSHING—BV—Pasek 10-44, Mertz 7-(-1). D—Igo 35-187, Washington 27-242, Simms 1-(-2)
Man shot by Pratt police dies
Pratt is a town of 6,700 residents in south-central Kansas, about 80 miles west of Wichita.
Pratt ready for state title game
PRATT, Kan. (KAKE) -Pratt has had an exciting year on the gridiron. For the second time in three seasons, the Greenbacks find themselves in the state title game.Pratt fans haven't had a lot of stressful games this season. The Greenbacks won their first 11 games by an average of 32 points.Last week P
Pedestrian dies after being struck on Highway 54 in Kiowa County
KIOWA COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) - A 71-year-old man is dead after being struck by a Jeep Wrangler Sunday. It happened on U.S. Highway 54.The Kansas Highway Patrol said a Jeep driven by a 39-year-old Minnesota man collided with a pedestrian on Highway 54. The patrol said the man proceeded to the nearest t
Greensburg's green renaissance continues, but population still lags
The EF-5 tornado that destroyed most of Greensburg, Kansas the evening of May 4, 2007 also left the town with an opportunity to start over from scratch. "The night after the tornado all we had left was each other," said Bob Dixson, mayor of Greensburg, a small town two hours west of Wichita.
Update: Suspect in officer-involved shooting dies at Wichita hospital
The KBI said Pratt police received a report of a man waving a gun in the street. As officers were trying to make contact with the man, the KBI said he shot at officers. Three officers returned fire, hitting Prieto. No officers were hurt in the shooting.