It was 160 years ago that John Michael Carlson homesteaded a 160 acre farm in northern Cherokee County . Four generations later, the farm remains in the same family as that homesteader’s great-great grandson Joe Carlson continues the farm operation today. Monday night Joe and Pat Carlson were…
With the four-state blood bank nearly overdrawn, the large turnout on Monday during the monthly blood drive in Columbus was a welcome outcome. “I had set our goal at 35 pints and we have 38 right now,” said Susan Schultz, local chairperson for the drive. “We very much needed it to be a good drive…
A town hall meeting with US Senator Dr. Roger Marshall will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. in the Cherokee County Courthouse in the break-room. This will be the Senators first visit back to Columbus since his election in November. He took office in January. The local voters gave Dr. Marshall one of…
Less than 1,000 COVID-19 cases were reported by the state of Kansas since Friday. The state reported 883 new cases over the weekend, as well as 29 new deaths and 32 new hospitalizations – the lowest numbers have been for months. Cherokee County has 2338 total cases since tracking began. The…
Programs administered by the Cherokee County Conservation District saved 1,149 tons of soil, reduced the Phosphorus runoff by 615.90 pounds and contributed $75,102 to the Cherokee County economy. These figures were presented to the public attending the districts 75th annual meeting held Monday…
Shortly after Cherokee County Deputies were dispatched to suspicious activity at a vacant home north of Galena just before 2:30 p.m. Monday, a Baxter Springs duo was taken into custody after their mid-afternoon burglary attempt was foiled. Upon the first deputy’s arrival, he apprehended a suspect…
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Wednesday, February 24 •Baxter Springs Kiwanis Club meets Noon -1 p.m. at Van’s Steakhouse •Senior Exercise 10 a.m. at the Hospitality Center 516 N. Kansas. Pat Niggemann, leader. •Columbus Recreation Committee virtual meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 25 •Varsity Basketball at Southeast…
Q: I inherited six place settings and several serving pieces of Vodrey China. The pieces are marked with a bird sitting in a crown and the word “Vodrey” above the mark and “China” below it. The china was bought by a man, who died in 1914, and was passed down through the family. Can you tell me…
A car vs. deer accident occurred February 16 at approximately 6:52 p.m. A 2008 Ford Taurus driven by Paula Dennis, 57, Joplin, Mo., was traveling east on Southeast KS-66. Dennis struck a deer in the roadway near Southeast 90th Street. Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated. A car vs. deer…
With the four-state blood bank nearly overdrawn, the large turnout on Monday during the monthly…
A town hall meeting with US Senator Dr. Roger Marshall will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. in the…
Less than 1,000 COVID-19 cases were reported by the state of Kansas since Friday. The state…
It was 160 years ago that John Michael Carlson homesteaded a 160 acre farm in northern Cherokee County . Four generations later, the farm remains in the same family as that homesteader’s great-great grandson Joe Carlson continues the farm operation today.
Hazel J. Whittington was found guilty of speeding; 10 miles over and was assessed fines and fees of $186. Offense occurred November 22, 2020. Jesse E. Weaver…
A Galena seventh grade student has been named a merit winner in the Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest. Dakota Bennett is one of 23 artists…
Members of the Connecting Point Church were busy repairing their youth center building on West Maple on Monday evening. The former church building had been…
Titan Senior, Traceton Redlon, shot lights-out from behind the three-point arc in Monday night’s win over Girard. His five three’s went a long way in securing…
The Columbus Titans used a big second quarter to hold on and outlast the visiting Girard Trojans in a 69-62 win, Monday night in their final home game of the…
The Columbus Lady Titans made a valiant effort in their comeback attempt in Monday’s make-up, and final regulars season home game with Girard. But their…
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Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has”.…