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Michael S. Thomas | Obituaries  Emporia Gazette

HARTFORD - Michael S. Thomas, 49, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at his home in Hartford. Michael Scot Thomas was born November 18, 1969 ...



Wichita-area team shows high school fishing is growing in Kansas ... and quickly  Wichita Eagle

Bluestem is the only high school in Kansas with a school-sponsored boat for its club fishing team. The Lions traveled across Kansas, to Oklahoma and even ...



Remington USD 206 to hold bond information meetings - News  Butler County Times Gazette

Voters in the Remington School District (Butler County U.S.D. No. 206) will go to the polls on March 5, 2019 to decide if now is the time to address facility and ...



Accident claims one life - News  Butler County Times Gazette

A 19-year old man i s dead following a two-vehicle accident in Butler County. At about 6:24 a.m. July 3 Matthew C. Crouch, 19, Climax, was driving a 2017 ...



El Dorado softball swept by Rose Hill  Butler County Times Gazette

The El Dorado softball team was swept by Rose Hill by scores of 14-1 and 10-9 on the road on Monday to start the 2019 season. The Wildcats committed eight ...



Lovesee gaining college interest ahead of junior year  Butler County Times Gazette

Torrance Lovesee is about to start her junior year at Bluestem High School, and already has an impressive resume as a three-sport athlete. In the spring ...



Fireworks season begins - News  Butler County Times Gazette

One week from today is the big day — Independence Day. It is a day filled with parades, community gatherings and celebrations of country. It is also a day filled ...



Perry Reservoir sitting at 89.2 percent of its flood plain; weather continues to wreak havoc on holiday camping, fishing plans  Butler County Times Gazette

Editor's note: This story was updated at 8:56 a.m. Saturday with new figures] Memorial Day weekend is here, but the typical activities associated with the holiday ...



Mountain lion carcass found by hunters in north-central Kansas  Butler County Times Gazette

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism on Thursday evening reported that game wardens had confirmed a mountain lion sighting in Rooks ...



Update on Augusta flooding  Butler County Times Gazette

Rain will continue tonight, but not as heavy. The scattered showers and isolated storms will move east and should be finished early Thursday morning.



El Dorado USD 490 names Tosh as new superintendent  Butler County Times Gazette

The USD 490 Board of Education has announced the selection of Teresa Tosh as the new superintendent. Tosh will take the reins on July 1, 2019 after the ...



Echer Named RHS Head Football Coach  KRSL

Bluestem High School Head Football and Head Track Coach, Assistant Athletic Director, and Strength and Conditioning Teacher Jordan Echer has been hired ...



Butler Mission Week coming up - News  Butler County Times Gazette

It's coming in about a week — five days when churches and volunteers in the El Dorado community will come together working in the community, performing acts ...



Leon P.D. temporarily shuts down as search for new chief  Butler County Times Gazette

The Leon Police Department has temporarily disbanded due to the retirement of their police chief. “We have temporarily closed it until we can hire a new police ...



Flooding starting in Butler County  Butler County Times Gazette

The National Weather *Service* has issued a flood warning for the Walnut River West Branch in El Dorado — but the problems in the area hardly stop there.



Cindy Serna - News  Butler County Times Gazette

Cindy June Serna, 61, of Augusta, passed away Friday (June 14, 2019) in Wichita. Cindy was born in Hutchinson on July 3, 1957, to Shirley (Hodson) and Leon ...



KSHSAA releases updated classifications; Andover Central jumps to 5A  Butler County Times Gazette

The Kansas State High School Activities Association has released the updated classifications for 2018-19. These classifications include all sports except football ...



Iconic Augusta coach passes away  Butler County Times Gazette

Gus Garcia, the son of Mexican immigrants who made it from Douglass High School to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, has died at age 80.A legendary ...



BOE approves Lolling as new EHS Principal  Butler County Times Gazette

This week's El Dorado USD 490 Board of Education's meeting included the hiring of a new EHS Principal and Head Football Coach. Bruce Lolling will be the ...



Kansas in Brief  Butler County Times Gazette

Theater launches online campaign for new doorThe Jayhawk Theatre has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the replacement of a stage door. Jeff Carson ...



Agricultural briefs - News  Butler County Times Gazette

Farm Focus Family nominations soughtThe Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber's Agri-Business Committee is seeking nominations for its 2019 Farm Focus ...



Meteorologist says she got death threats after interrupting Masters for tornado warning  Butler County Times Gazette

An Atlanta television meteorologist said she got death threats Sunday after her station interrupted coverage of the Masters golf tournament when a tornado ...



Kansas water photo contest launched - News  Butler County Times Gazette

Kansans are encouraged to capture the essence the most vital natural resource — water. The Kansas Water Office (KWO) is accepting water photos to be ...



Ronald Allan Zentz  Butler County Times Gazette

JEWELL — Ronald Allan Zentz was born Aug. 15, 1940, near Jewell, Kan., to Robert A. Zentz and Marie Gayle (Tarvin) Zentz. He passed into the arms of Jesus ...



Kansas Oil Museum hosting Rockfest 2019 Saturday  Butler County Times Gazette

The Kansas Oil Museum, 383 E. Central, El Dorado, has the perfect solution for entertaining guests this Easter weekend - Rockfest 2019. Free family fun from 10 ...



Highlands Nordman named Associate AD at Butler  Butler County Times Gazette

Current Highland Athletic Director and Butler County native Tyler Nordman will become Associate AD at Butler Community College on Aug. 19. Nordman has ...



Miss Wichita, Annika Wooton, wins 2019 Miss Kansas  Butler County Times Gazette

Miss Wichita Annika Wooton succeeded in winning the 2019 Miss Kansas Competition after seven years of vying for the crown.Wooton, from Overland Park, ...



McKibban retiring from SBA after 42 years  Butler County Times Gazette

El Dorado – For more than 42 years, Tom McKibban, CRNA, MS, has cared for patients and their health as an anesthetist. All of those years have been spent at ...



Kansas spending millions to send 360 inmates to private Arizona prison  Butler County Times Gazette

The Kansas Department of Corrections announced Friday it will send 360 inmates from Kansas to a privately run prison in Arizona by the end of the year.



Remington USD 206 Bond, an affordable investment - News  Butler County Times Gazette

Next week, on Tuesday, March 5th, voters in Butler County, Kansas U.S.D. No. 206 (Remington Schools) will decide if now is the right time to make needed ...



Kansas miracle: No kids struck by 1,040 motorists ignoring school bus stop signs  Butler County Times Gazette

More than 1000 motorists illegally passed school buses in Kansas during a one-day test in April to determine willingness of the public to respect stop sign arms ...



Wes Bell hired as EHS head football coach  Butler County Times Gazette

El Dorado High School announced the hiring of Wes Bell as the head football coach on Tuesday. Bell will bring plenty of coaching experience with him, ...



Davenport does it all  Butler County Times Gazette

Everything Nick Davenport does, he seemingly does well.A three-sport athlete at Ell-Saline, Davenport had more than a modicum of success at all three.



Drums Across Kansas coming to El Dorado - News  Butler County Times Gazette

Drums Across Kansas will celebrate its 22nd year when drum corps take to the field in El Dorado on July 15. “I challenge anyone who has never seen this event ...



Butler County Fair set to start - News  Butler County Times Gazette

While the the Butler County Fair will not swing into full action until July 20, there are events on the calendar as soon as July 13. This weekend will be a fashion ...



Judy Griffith - News  Butler County Times Gazette

Judith “Judy” Griffith of El Dorado passed away July 10, 2019 at Lakepoint Augusta Nursing Home at the age of 82. Judy's life began on June 12, 1937 in ...



See tracks, think train  Butler County Times Gazette

Editor's Note: This article was written for publication in The Newton Kansan, The McPherson Sentinel and The Butler County Times-Gazette. Nearly half of the ...



Dear Monty: Not knowing your property line when buying a home can be expensive  Butler County Times Gazette

Reader question: I recently had my lot surveyed, and it turns out one neighbor's fence is three feet over my property line, butted up against the back of my garage ...



El Dorado mayor to not seek reelection - News  Butler County Times Gazette

EL DORADO — The deadline for candidates to file for in the Nov. 2019 election passed June 3, and one notable Butler County name is absent from the filings ...



Augusta HS seniors graduate  Butler County Times Gazette

Students in the Augusta High School Class of 2018 enjoyed commencement exercises on Sunday afternoon at Hillier Stadium. Stories and accomplishments ...



Flood warnings issued - News  Butler County Times Gazette

With additional heavy rainfall, the National Weather *Service* has issued new flood warnings for the Missouri River in Leavenworth and Stranger Creek in ...



Betty M. Carlson  Butler County Times Gazette

EL DORADO — Betty M. Carlson, 90, passed away surrounded by love and family, May 26, 2019, at Homestead of El Dorado. Betty's life began Feb. 10, 1929 in ...



Grizzlies predicted to finish runner-up in KJCCC coaches poll  Butler County Times Gazette

WICHITA, Kan. – Butler was predicted to finish runner-up in the Jayhawk Conference for the upcoming 2019, as the KJCCC coaches' poll was released during ...



More heavy, flooding rain expected Monday and Tuesday  Butler County Times Gazette

A heavy thunderstorm that hit Kansas on Saturday evening caused the National Weather *Service* in Wichita to issue a flood warning for Saline and McPherson ...



- Obituaries  Butler County Times Gazette

M. Lynne Wooster, 72, Great Band died Friday, July 5, 2019, at University Of Kansas Health System, Great Bend Campus.She was born Jan. 15, 1947, in Wichita ...



Carlene Deming - Obituaries  Butler County Times Gazette

Carlene Deming It was a grand celebration and the angels rejoiced on June 18, 2019, at 9:30a.m. as Carlene Adana (Dovel) Deming, age 78, of Hutchinson, ...



The voice of McPherson  Butler County Times Gazette

For three years, Jim Joyner has brought nothing but passion and an enthusiastic attitude when covering McPherson High School athletics as a play-by-play ...



Derek Tuttle named second head coach in Andover Central football program history  Butler County Times Gazette

Andover Central has a new head football coach for the first time since the football program began in 2002. Derek Tuttle has been named the head football coach ...



Randy Putnam - Obituaries  Butler County Times Gazette

WICHITA - Randy Putnam, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on August 3rd, 2019. Rosary, 7 p.m., August 8; Funeral Mass, 10 a.m., ...



City okays improvements at Santa Fe Lake  Butler County Times Gazette

Augusta's Mayor Mike Rawlings endorsed three proclamations at Monday night's city council meeting. Mayor Rawlings declared Local Law Enforcement Week, ...



Gas prices continue to rise in Kansas - News  Butler County Times Gazette

Only a few weeks ago, gas prices were dropping several cents a week in Kansas, bottoming out in Topeka around $1.80 a gallon.Now, the prices are on a ...



Reminders for recycling  Butler County Times Gazette

McPherson County sent 7.5 million pounds of material to be recycled in 2018 and McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility General Manager John Hawk said ...



Day of the Cowboy to be celebrated at Pioneer Bluffs  Butler County Times Gazette

A community celebration at a historic Flint Hills ranch will honor the cowhands of yesterday and today. The National Day of the Cowboy will be celebrated from 2 ...



Citizens Bank of Kansas names new branch officers  Butler County Times Gazette

The Board of Directors of Citizens Bank of Kansas recently named three new officers to serve as Community Bank Presidents. Kelly Wood will serve as ...



Garden Gate Garden Club selects June 'Yard of the Month'  Butler County Times Gazette

Brent and Starlene Nearhood, winners of the Garden Gate Garden Club Yard of the Month award, are garden enthusiasts, but it goes much deeper than that.



El Dorado offender indicted on multiple child pornography crimes  Butler County Times Gazette

A 35-year-old El Dorado man was indicted Wednesday on charges that, even though he already was a registered sex offender, he produced and distributed ...



Butler’s nursing grads recognized  Butler County Times Gazette

EL DORADO - Butler Community College recognized 57 nursing graduates Thursday evening during its December 2018 Pinning Ceremony. The Dec.



Kansas Senate unanimously adopts bill to help targets of domestic violence avoid homelessness  Butler County Times Gazette

Unanimous backing by the 40-member Kansas Senate sent legislation to the House in an effort to reduce homelessness among people who experienced or find ...



Fireworks illegal in Leavenworth - News  Butler County Times Gazette

As the Fourth of July approaches, many residents likely will be hearing the sound of fireworks in their neighborhoods. But fireworks are illegal in the city of ...



126 Butler Community College Early Academy students recognized  Butler County Times Gazette

Students receiving both high school diploma and associate degree from Butler Community College.



Heavy rains, flooding affecting crops  Butler County Times Gazette

When it rains, it pours. Just this week, Kansas State Research and Extension released a report showing downward pressure on corn prices because of a trade ...



Things to do  Butler County Times Gazette

1. 2019 Back to School Haircuts: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Hutchinson Community College Cosmetology, 200 E 3rd Ave, Hutchinson. To qualify for a haircut ...



Outdoor calendar: T.H.E. Archery Clubs 40-target 3D shoot coming up in Wakarusa  Butler County Times Gazette

To submit an item for the Outdoors calendar, contact The Topeka Capital-Journal by fax: (785) 295-1230 or email at jrouse@cjonline.com. View the complete ...



RICHARD DALE HARPER  Butler County Times Gazette

Richard Dale Harper, 72, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019, at home with his loving wife by his side. A Celebration of His Life is being planned for the near ...



Health: Sleep and school: While start times are debated, here’s how to help your child  Butler County Times Gazette

Kids may be sleeping in this summer to rest up for the school year, but there are some big questions keeping experts up at night.Is lack of sleep among ...



New USD 490 superintendent search underway - residents can help  Butler County Times Gazette

Current USD 490 Superintendent Sue Givens announced her intent to retire during the October Board of Education meeting, and the El Dorado district has ...



Augusta man killed in Valley Center accident  Butler County Times Gazette

Steve Gray, 62, of Augusta, was identified on Friday as the man killed in an industrial accident in Valley Center. Gray was at Conner Industries, 202 S. Cedar ...



Andover, Andover Central relay teams shine at Kansas Relays  Butler County Times Gazette

The Andover boys 4x800m and Andover Centrai girls 4x400m relay teams were both put to the test on Saturday at the Kansas Relays. The Kansas Relays, at ...



Longtime KU basketball strength coach Andrea Hudy leaving for Texas  Butler County Times Gazette

LAWRENCE — One of Kansas Athletics' most tenured and well-known figures is on the move.Andrea Hudy, the Jayhawks' assistant athletics director for sports ...



Flash flood watch in effect with more rain on the way  Butler County Times Gazette

More rain is on the way for the Topeka vicinity on Monday afternoon and evening, with some strong thunderstorms and flooding possible, according to the ...



Strong beer sales start in Kansas stores  Butler County Times Gazette

Real beer” was really here Monday for at least for some of the local retailers newly allowed under Kansas law to stock 6.0 beer.“We started stocking the product ...



New pain management physician brings Mayo Clinic experience to SBAMH  Butler County Times Gazette

EL DORADO – After eight years of training, teaching medical students and serving patients at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, Dr. Rebecca Sanders launched ...



Augusta Council is challenged with airport expansion  Butler County Times Gazette

Planning expansion at the Augusta Municipal Airport has been a challenge for the City Council for a number of years. It hasn't been easy to shift the community ...



Velocity bridges digital divide to bring high speed internet  Butler County Times Gazette

Butler Electric Cooperative brings exciting *service* to the area.



Gov. Laura Kelly nominates southeast Kansas trial judge for Court of Appeals  Butler County Times Gazette

Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday nominated a southeast Kansas district court judge who served as a state legislator to fill a vacancy on the Kansas Court of Appeals.



KU football wide receiver Daylon Charlot eyeing long-awaited breakout season  Butler County Times Gazette

LAWRENCE — Adversity hasn't hampered Daylon Charlot's confidence.In fact, the Kansas football wide receiver enters his final collegiate season just as certain ...



College, city at odds over street project - News  Butler County Times Gazette

ANDOVER - The Butler Community College Board of Trustees is asking a district court judge to intercede in an ongoing issue between college officials and the ...



JAG Day at the Capitol  Butler County Times Gazette

Some area students participated in JAG-K Day at the Capitol recently.



Decomposed body found at El Dorado Lake - News  Butler County Times Gazette

An investigation by the Butler County Sheriff's Office is underway following the discovery of a body around 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening near the Boulder Bluff ...



Richard W. Davis  Butler County Times Gazette

Custom obituary. Richard W. Davis was born June 5, 1928 in Jet, Oklahoma to Bill Davis and LeNona (George) Davis and raised by mother and his beloved ...



Sports Calendar - News  Butler County Times Gazette

Saturday, Aug. 17. PRO BASEBALL — New York Mets @ Kansas City 6:15 p.m. (Fox Sports Kansas City). PRO SOCCER — San Jose @ Sporting Kansas City ...



Citizens Bank of Kansas: Dennis Knackstedt retiring, Kyle Russell named President  Butler County Times Gazette

After 11 years as President and 32 years with Citizens Bank of Kansas, Dennis Knackstedt is ready to retire -- at least as President. On February 22, 2019, at the ...



Pedestrian killed in Rose Hill this morning - News  Butler County Times Gazette

Butler County Deputies, Butler County EMS, Rose Hill Fire, and Rose Hill Police were dispatched around 8:30 a.m. yesterday to the report of an injury accident ...



Jackie Joe (Jack) King - Obituaries  Butler County Times Gazette

Jackie Joe (Jack) KingEDMOND, Okla. - Jackie Joe (Jack) King passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Edmond, OK. He will have a graveside *service* at the ...



Kansas Highway Patrols top officer driven out for downplaying abuse, sex scandals  Butler County Times Gazette

The former superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol was forced to resign despite asserting he appropriately responded to sexual misconduct and domestic ...



Tyson will rebuild Holcomb plant damaged by fire  Butler County Times Gazette

Tyson Foods announced Monday the company will rebuild the Holcomb meat processing plant damaged by a large fire over the weekend, paying full-time ...



Kansas Senate advances $190 million tax ‘windfall’ bill denounced by Gov. Laura Kelly  Butler County Times Gazette

The Kansas Senate embraced a controversial bill Wednesday helping corporations and individuals avoid nearly $190 million in state taxes linked to realignment ...



Ruda in review  Butler County Times Gazette

Board, faculty and community members crowded into Garden City Community College's Beth Tedrow Student Center on Thursday afternoon to celebrate Ryan ...



KU basketballs Devon Dotson to test NBA Draft waters, leave door open for return  Butler County Times Gazette

LAWRENCE — Devon Dotson is stepping away from Kansas basketball, but he isn't saying goodbye just yet.The freshman point guard declared for the NBA ...



Dan Wilson recognized by KBOR and Butler  Butler County Times Gazette

The Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) and Butler Community College partnered recently to recognize GLMV Architecture and Dan Wilson, GLMV project ...



Legislative Update: Wind turbine bill stalls with committee vote  Butler County Times Gazette

HB 2273, Wind Turbines in Kansas: Our neighbors in southern #HD5 know especially well the contentious nature of wind energy in Kansas. The Anderson ...



K-254 crash fatal for three from El Dorado  Butler County Times Gazette

Wednesday afternoon wreck at intersection of K-254/Greenwich Rd, in Sedgwick Co.



Fix, rain, repeat: The story of county roads in Franklin County  Butler County Times Gazette

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Officials are aware of the road problems throughout Franklin County.Weather event after weather event, since the first of the year, ...



Paper, pencils and politics  Butler County Times Gazette

The Cultural Empowerment and Development Foundation held back to back community events, first handing out school supplies to a winding line of local ...



Music Theatre Wichita announces Jester Award nominees  Butler County Times Gazette

Music Theatre Wichita's Jester Awards program, which has been honoring outstanding achievements by Kansas high schools in the field of musical theatre ...



Allan Lytton promoted to KHP Captain  Butler County Times Gazette

Colonel Mark Bruce, Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, announced that Lieutenant Allan Lytton has been promoted to Captain, and will now be ...



Heavy rains bring flooding to the area  Butler County Times Gazette

Earlier this week heavy rain caused a creek to burst its banks and flood Manhattan, Kan., forcing more than 300 people to evacuate their homes.Other Kansas ...



The joy of harvest  Butler County Times Gazette

When Americans get excited about squash, it isn't usually for the stems. We eat the fruits — thin-skinned zucchini or hardened winter squashes — and ...



Body recovered at Wilson Lake may be missing Lindsborg man  Butler County Times Gazette

UPDATE: The Russell County Sheriffs Office state they have recovered a body from Lake Wilson believed to be that of Engel Rosario, the Lindsborg resident ...



Today’s Workout: Pulse your pushups to amp them up  Butler County Times Gazette

Every muscle group has a variety of exercises and movements to choose from for toning and building that particular area.There are a few that usually come first ...



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