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Landri's Dream

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
While making breakfast last August, Chad Tuttle asked his then 8 year old daughter, Landri, what she had dreamed about the night before. No one thought it was an unusual question.  That’s how Chad and Trista Tuttle start every day: asking their two children—daughter, Landri and 13 year old son, Iley—how they slept, what they dreamt, how they’re feeling.  In other words, connecting before the all- too-hectic daily schedule shared by active kids and involved parents kicks in.

The Legacy Pastor Tim LaHaye Left Behind

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
In 1929, a Hungarian journalist named Frigyes Karinthy (no, that isn’t a typo) reported on an untested theory called “Six Degrees of Separation”.   (If that sounds familiar, it’s because a play by that name became famous on Broadway in 1990.)  The theory basically states that everyone is just “six steps away from everyone else by way of introduction.”  In other words, a chain of “I know someone who knows someone” statements can be made to connect any two people in the world in a maximum of six steps. 

Fish Placed in Queens and Blue Lake

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On August 3 the Division of Parks and Wildlife added 80,000 crappie fish in Blue Lake and 35,000 in Queens.  Crappie is considered a top species choice among anglers as they are fun to catch and have an excellent flavor.  Usually, a ½ to 1-pound crappie is considered good size; although they have been known to reach up to 6 pounds. 

5 Ways You Can Help Our Kids Start School Out Right

| Betsy Barnett | News

It’s that time again as the area schools are getting ready to open their doors for another year of learning and growing.  In order to be successful a child must have the proper tools in school.  However, as we all know, often times it is very difficult for parents to provide their children with every item that is on that school supply list.  Did you know on the average in Kiowa County school supplies will cost nearly $30 per child?

Living with Wildlife in Kiowa County

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
In a rural area like Kiowa County, it’s not unusual to see wildlife.  The fields and pastures are home to a number of different species, most of whom manage to live relatively undisturbed—at least, as undisturbed as wildlife can be in a region where human beings are co-inhabitants.  According to the Department of Wildlife, there’s an abundance of “small game” wildlife around right now, including  white tailed deer, mule deer and pronghorn, all with “fawns on the ground”, as well as coyotes, swift fox, pheasants, raccoons, badgers and others common to the western grasslands.  

Maine Street Bash Raises Money for Theater Project

| Betsy Barnett | News
The 10th annual Maine Street Bash, a major fundraiser for the Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center, the local non-profit working to bring three historical buildings back to life, including the Plains Theater, brought many people, great music, and fun to Maine Street in Eads on Saturday night. 

Kiowa County Fire District Nearing Final Hurdle

| Betsy Barnett | News
The proposed Kiowa County Fire District continues to move forward.  Initially, the County Clerk was required to file a Service Plan which was done by June 20.  The town councils and Board of County Commissioners approved the Service Plan by June 30.  In the past week three community meetings, one in each part of the county (Haswell, Eads, Sheridan Lake), were held and all three well-attended.  The overall consensus was highly favorable with few major concerns.  All three community meetings were attended by county officials who were able to answer the many and varied questions laid out by the public. 

Democratic National Convention

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Hillary Clinton made history becoming the first woman ever to accept the nomination from a major party for President of the United States during the closing day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.  Clinton has chosen as her Vice-Presidential running mate, Governor Tim Kaine from the state of Indiana.

The Highs and Lows of Wheat Harvest in Kiowa County

| Betsy Barnett | News
The wheat harvest for 2016 is all but in the books as county farmers have rapidly pulled in bushels and bushels of wheat over the past few weeks. 

Republican National Convention

| Betsy Barnett | News
Last week the Grand Ole Party took center stage at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio and delegates chose the party’s nominees for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States.  After the four-day convention, the presumptive candidate, Donald Trump officially accepted his party’s nomination; as did Vice-Presidential selectee, Governor Mike Pence, from the state of Indiana. 

HUGO WATER DETERMINATION – NO THC PRESENT

| Betsy Barnett | News
“The mystery began when a company that had been testing its workers for drugs tried to test the town's water and found a positive THC result,” Lincoln County sheriff's Capt. Michael Yowell said. Authorities invalidated that result Saturday.

GREAT PLAINS OIL PROPERTY TO BE AUCTIONED OFF MONDAY, AUGUST 15

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
After a period of several years where the future of the property was unknown, the decision has been made by Kiowa County Growers, Inc to put up for auction the Great Plains Oil Company property.  The auction, conducted by Civis and Johnson Auction Service, is slated for Monday, August 15 at 1pm with an opportunity to preview the property on Friday, August 5 from 4pm to 6pm.

Bear Sighting Near Eads

| Kayla Murdock | News
On Sunday, July 25, residents of Eads were shocked by a rare sighting of a black bear 4 miles west of town.  Social media exploded when Artie Lane posted a video of the bear trotting through the prairie, with the Bartlett grain tower visible in the background. 

American Dream Growing Distant in Kiowa County

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
As more than a few people might agree, trying to get a house built in Kiowa County can make pursuing the “American Dream” feel more like a nightmare.  Without a doubt, there are clear benefits to building in the county, not the least of which are lower land prices and less restrictive building codes.  But once prospective home builders actually begin the process of trying to get a new home construction loan, they can find themselves facing obstacles and restrictions that can be difficult, if not impossible, to work around.

Wheaties

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The men with the Holland Harvesting, Inc. crew, also known as “Wheaties”, have just finished breakfast and are waiting for the go ahead from company owners, Rob and Sue Holland, who will signal when it’s time to leave for the fields.

LOVE’s is in the Air

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
     After months of preparation and working behind the scenes with the mayor’s office, it seems that the landscape on the north side of Eads is about to change in a very significant way.  Love’s is coming to Eads, and construction is set to begin in the spring, perhaps as early as March, with late summer slated for completion. One thing is known for certain: it will be no small arrival.