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A New Accent Is Developing in Southwest Kansas

Say you’re a young personliving in Liberal, Kansas—a small town in the southwestern part of the state, home to about 20,000 people—and someone you know does something fun without you. “I told my friends from Liberal that I had gone to Vancouver to present some research,” says Trevin Garcia, who just


Jurassic Tour, the Ultimate Family Dinosaur Adventure Coming to Liberal

Announcing Jurassic Tour, the largest most realistic Dinosaur event ever seen in Kansas!! This fun filled family event will be atthe Seward County Fairgrounds,810 Stadium Ave., Liberal, KS, June 23 – -24 .


No Injuries Reported with 2 Deer/Vehicle Accidents

The Seward County Sheriff Office responded to two different vehicle vs deer accidents during the late night hours of Wednesday June 13th.At 4:49am deputies were dispatched to a one vehicle accident 1/10thof a mile East of Road R on Road 4. A 2017 GMC driven by a male from Liberal was traveling Wes


Liberal City Commission Meets, Opts Out of the Self Help Housing Program

The Liberal City Commission met Tuesday evening and after comments from citizens, accepted a dividend check from Employers Mutual Company through Al Shank Insurance in the amount of $96,352.06.


Equity Bancshares, Inc. Enters Agreement to Acquire City Bank and Trust of Guymon, Oklahoma

Equity Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQBK) (“Equity” or the “Company”), parent company of Equity Bank, announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire City Bank and Trust, (“CBT”) of Guymon, Oklahoma, from parent company Docking Bancshares, Inc. (“Docking”) of Arkansas City, Kansas


Perspective | Celebrating tradition in ‘No Man’s Land’

In the mid-1800s it was known as “No Man’s Land.” In the 1930s, it was the epicenter of the Dustbowl. In 2017, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt spent $14,434.50 to fly there to speak with landowners whose farms were affected by acontroversial rule regulating water bodies. This is Guymon, Okla.


'Liberal accent' discovered in Kansas town with rising Latino population

Outside city hall in Liberal, Kansas. (Google Street View)Residents in one Kansas town are developing a so-called “Liberal accent” due to the increased Latino population, according to a study released Monday.


Marlins dominate in Guymon, win second straight meet

Moore County Marlin swimmers (from left to right) Izahi Gomez, Dallas Tyler, Easton Gates and Wyatt Gates hold up their ribbons to celebrate their first place finish in the Boys 8 and Under Freestyle Relay at the WKSC Guymon Intra-squad Meet on June 9 at the Texas County YMCA in Guymon, Oklahoma. (C


Answering the call: Fire chiefs look to growing Latino population to rescue the languishing small-town firehouse

“They are like, ‘Oh, you are over there being white again with your firefighter friends,’ “ said Avalos, who was born in Mexico and brought to the United States by his parents when he was 4 years old. “But I like it, and I’m learning a lot of new things by getting involved in the community.”


Katy Taylor 2021 offensive lineman Bryce Foster was caught by surprise with a recent offer from TCU

Katy (TX) Taylor 2021 offensive lineman Bryce Foster is already becoming a coveted name among college programs and he’s still got nearly three years to go in the process. The 6-foot-5, 290-pounder already holds twelve offers from programs including Auburn, Baylor, LSU, Miami, Texas A&M, Georgia and


Midwest shopping spree continues for Equity in Kansas

The $3.6 billion-asset Equity said in a press release Tuesday that it will pay $18.9 million in cash to Docking Bancshares in Arkansas City, Kan., for the $173 million-asset City Bank. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter.


A Liberal accent: Linguistics team documents language changes in southwest Kansas

A Kansas State University linguistics team has found that people in Liberal, Kansas, and other southwest Kansas communities are developing a distinct accent. Credit: Kansas State UniversityLanguage changes are happening in southwest Kansas, a Kansas State University linguistics team has found. Peopl


Liberal Police Complete Click It Or Ticket Campaign

During theClick It or TicketCampaign just completed, the Liberal Police Department conducted overtime saturation patrols to aggressively enforce Kansas occupant restraint, texting, impaired driving, and other traffic laws. During the campaign, officers wrote 126 safety belt citations, 17 child restr


Fewer Answering the Volunteer Firefighter Call

“They are like, ‘Oh, you are over there being white again with your firefighter friends,’ ” said Avalos, who was born in Mexico and brought to the United States by his parents when he was 4 years old. “But I like it, and I’m learning a lot of new things by getting involved in the community.”


Book tells of how storm chaser Tim Samaras caught one storm too many

As I rounded the corner for breakfast at the Guymon, Oklahoma, Super 8 on June 1, 2012, a familiar face with a distinctive Roman nose peeked over his laptop screen at me, then focused back on the weather data he was analyzing.


Analysis | Why Nebraska has an amazing jobs market but nobody is moving there

What gives? As the Journal article noted, part of the answer has to be the lack of housing. According to Zillow Research, only two other places in the entire country (California and the District) had tighter housing inventory over the past year. Only 1 in every 184 or so housing units in the state w


Moore County Marlins begin 2018 summer season, win in Ulysses

Last season, the Moore County Marlins swimming club waited patiently until they ventured into the Texas portion of their schedule to win their first meet of the season. Last year, the Marlins reigned supreme over the Western Kansas Swim Club’s meetings in Spearman and at their home pool at the Dumas


Rollover Accident Sends Balko Woman to the Hospital

A 1996 Toyota Tacoma pickup being driven by Dayla Sue Pugh, 66, of Balko, Oklahoma was north bound on county road NS135 when she went off the right side of the road, over corrected and came partly back up on the road, over corrected and went back into the east ditch. The vehicle rolled three quart


Train Fire in Guymon Closes Intersections

We are wanting to make everyone aware, due to a train fire the following intersections and railroad crossings will be...Posted byGuymon Police DepartmentonFriday, June 1, 2018


Sarah Hyland's normal relationship with Wells Adam

She said: "We had tweeted each other because I thought he was funny, and he was a fan of [my] show. I saw him as the bartender and I was like, 'That's really cute!'