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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 ...



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 ...



60+ people attend BOE in support of Wallis  Butler County Times Gazette

No action was taken on the future of Bluestem High School football coach Kyle Wallis Monday night.



American Pickers to film in Kansas  Butler County Times Gazette

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Kansas! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout Kansas this May.



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 ...



Smith Vision opens new office in El Dorado  Butler County Times Gazette

Needing more space to better serve patients, Dr. Christopher Smith O.D. of Smith Vision Center has opened a new location.



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 ...



Leon PD 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 ...



Augusta’s new extreme playground is the tallest in Kansas  Butler County Times Gazette

Augusta, Kansas, October 2018 – The City of Augusta will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new extreme playground at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at 614 N.



SERC offers physical therapy options in El Dorado  Butler County Times Gazette

El Dorado has a new physical therapy practice. The Spine Extremity Rehabilitation Center, or SERC, opened March 26.



Margaret Doornbos celebrating 100th birthday  Butler County Times Gazette

The community is invited to the 100th Birthday party of Margaret Doornbos from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at El Dorado Senior Center, 210 E.



EHS Alum of the Year found success in business  Butler County Times Gazette

The headlines could proclaim that of a local boy “Who made good”- A native son who experienced success in business and as a major contributor to the ...



El Dorado High School Homecoming Friday  Butler County Times Gazette

El Dorado High School will have special events this week in honor of Homecoming this Friday. EHS Homecoming Assembly at 10 a.m.. All schools dismiss two ...



Butler Electric Cooperative to offer High Speed Internet  Butler County Times Gazette

Butler Electric Cooperative (Butler EC) has taken its first steps in providing high-speed internet to their membership and communities they serve.



Potwins annual Watermelon Festival is Saturday  Butler County Times Gazette

The community of Potwin kicked off their annual Watermelon Festival last night with a softball tournament and music by Mark Scott and the Classic Cowboys at ...



Election results for Butler County  Butler County Times Gazette

The following are unofficial election results from Tuesday's election. The results will not be official until the county canvass. Some results have not been reported ...



Boil Water Advisory issued for Rose Hill - News  Butler County Times Gazette

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Rose Hill located in Butler County.



County approves CPU for rock quarry  Butler County Times Gazette

A conditional use permit for Cedar Point Rock Quarry south of Augusta on U.S. Highway 77 near SW 120th Road was approved 3-2 Tuesday by the Butler ...



State offices close in honor of George HW Bush  Butler County Times Gazette

Following President Trump's executive order to close federal government offices, Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer issued an order closing state offices in honor of ...



Last Chance U: Netflix shines spotlight on the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference  Butler County Times Gazette

On July 20, Netflix released season three of Last Chance U, an acclaimed docu-series that follows the lives of Junior College football players and coaches.



Two injured, one critically in Friday crash  Butler County Times Gazette

Three car collision shuts down road for half hour Friday evening.



South Central Mental Health Counseling Center opens youth center in Augusta  Butler County Times Gazette

Augusta — At a recent open house, South Central Mental Health Counseling Center celebrated the opening of their youth drop in center, The Hangar.



Taco John’s expects March opening in El Dorado  Butler County Times Gazette

El Dorado is about to experience the best south-of-the-border flavors – Taco John's is bringing its *fresh*, high-quality ingredients and signature menu to the area!



Former Maize teacher and former Augusta officer pleads guilty to sex with student  Butler County Times Gazette

Johnny Yelverton, 45, former Maize teacher and DARE officer with the Augusta Department of Safety, pled guilty on Monday to two counts of unlawful sexual ...



County sales tax ending earlier than projected  Butler County Times Gazette

On April 1, 2010 a 1⁄4 cent county wide sales tax went into effect in Butler County, which was authorized to last 10 years and pay for the County's emergency ...



2019 Miss Augusta/Miss Butler County Pageant Sept. 22  Butler County Times Gazette

The 2019 Miss Augusta/Miss Butler County Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at the Augusta High School auditorium. The annual event ...



Early morning traffic fatality near Leon  Butler County Times Gazette

Butler County Sheriff's Department and emergency personnel responded to a fatality accident at 2:40 a.m. Friday morning at U.S. 400 and SE Teter Road, near ...



Business expands for Sugar Shanes Cafe  Butler County Times Gazette

Augusta's popular Sugar Shane's Cafe celebrated two years at the 430 State Street location this year. In that time, owner Shane Scott upgraded the main dining ...



El Dorado runs wild in 34-14 homecoming win over Circle  Butler County Times Gazette

The best ability is availability. The Wildcats know this all too well, as they have suffered through injuries of several key players this season. With the return of ...



Mayor's veto causes delay for Butler project  Butler County Times Gazette

In response to Andover Mayor Ben Lawrence's veto last week concerning the special use permit for Butler Community College's building project, the Andover ...



Augusta First Christian Church celebrating 125th anniversary  Butler County Times Gazette

Spawned by a small group of Disciples of Christ, beginning in the early 1870′s, the Augusta First Christian Church was chartered by the state of Kansas on Aug ...



El Dorado State Park Shooting Range opens  Butler County Times Gazette

The brand new El Dorado State Park Shooting Range held its grand opening on Saturday. The $2.3 million facility features 56 shooting lanes with range safety ...



Forum offers one more opportunity for voters  Butler County Times Gazette

This week the community had one more opportunity to hear from candidates when Kansas Farm Bureau and the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce hosted a ...



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.



BOE hears report on after school program  Butler County Times Gazette

Augusta USD 402 Board of Education members received a report Monday evening about the after school program instituted last year. Right at School is licensed ...



New park: For the love of Dalton  Butler County Times Gazette

With children's laughter in the background, friends, family, city offiicals, and residents gathered Friday evening to dedicate Augusta's newest park in the memory ...



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 ...



Andover girl crowned National Miss Kansas Pre-Teen  Butler County Times Gazette

aughter of Willard and Sabrina Walker, was crowned the 2018 National American Miss Kansas Pre-Teen queen at the state pageant held July 15th, at the Hyatt ...



Updated:Two teens on horses injured Wednesday east of town  Butler County Times Gazette

Two teenagers on horseback were injured Wednesday night when they were struck near Augusta. A tow truck operated by Dave Wheat, Augusta, was ...



El Dorado Public Schools hires new Elementary Assistant Principal  Butler County Times Gazette

The USD 490 Board of Education added DeAnna Pierce to the administration Monday at the regular school board meeting at El Dorado High School. Pierce will ...



USD 490 reveals new elementary schools colors, mascots at groundbreaking  Butler County Times Gazette

USD 490 didn't just have a regular ceremony to kick off the construction of El Dorado's two new elementary schools. “This is a party. We have something to ...



Butler Trustees providing the facts  Butler County Times Gazette

From the Butler Community College Trustees: Butler Community College is an institution that believes in honest dialogue, and we act on fact. Communication is ...



Kansas Connections Academy Kicks Off Enrollment for 2018-19 School Year  Butler County Times Gazette

Online and In-person Information Sessions Available to Families Interested in Statewide K-12 Virtual Public School. Kansas Connections Academy, a tuition-free ...



Cold Weather Rule for residents to take effect Thursday  Butler County Times Gazette

TOPEKA - The Cold Weather Rule, designed to help Kansans who are behind on their utility payments avoid disconnection during the winter months, will begin ...



El Dorado's 1% sales tax on ballot next month  Butler County Times Gazette

On the ballot in November: “Shall the city retailers' sales tax in the amount of one percent be extended for a period of five years from and after the first day of ...



Carpenter files for Kansas House  Butler County Times Gazette

Will Carpenter, 61, former House Representative for District 75, local small business owner, and former County Commissioner for Butler County has announced ...



Kansas car tags to undergo makeover  Butler County Times Gazette

License plates for newly registered cars in Kansas are undergoing a makeover. The new plates will carry the same designs currently offered, but will be flat ...



Hemp Development Group hosting planning meeting Thursday in Andover  Butler County Times Gazette

The Hemp Development Group is comprised of like-minded entrepreneurial farmers and business people advancing the industrial hemp farming opportunity; ...



Butler REC to build internet tower, solar farm near Rose Hill  Butler County Times Gazette

Butler Rural Electric Cooperative was granted a Conditional Use Permit to build a 1 -megawatt solar panel farm and a 120 foot rural internet tower near Rose Hill ...



City of Augusta Flag Design Contest  Butler County Times Gazette

In celebration of the City of Augusta's 150th anniversary, the Augusta Arts Council will be accepting designs for a new city flag. Designs may be submitted ...



Augusta Historic Theatre receives honor  Butler County Times Gazette

The Augusta Historic Theatre received an honor recently when it was named by the Western Journal as one of the Top Historical Sites to Visit in the United ...



Cemetery tours - A Walk Through Time  Butler County Times Gazette

Augusta Historical Society's annual Cemetery Tour The Augusta Historical Society will host the annual Elmwood Cemetery tour on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.



El Dorado Main Street hosts pipeline event  Butler County Times Gazette

The 3rd Annual El Dorado Historic District Community Forum — Go With the Flow – Pipelines Working For You — presented by El Dorado Main Street April 17 ...



Movie review: ‘Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ hits most of its notes  Butler County Times Gazette

With “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” the Coen brothers sing a different tune, albeit in a minor key. Ah, but what sweet music! The mellifluous dialogue rolling ...



Gubernatorial candidates visit El Dorado  Butler County Times Gazette

The El Dorado Civic Center was crowded Thursday evening for the Butler County Gubernatorial Forum. On stage were five Democrats, five Republicans, one ...



Third Annual Farm to Fork Tour  Butler County Times Gazette

The third annual Farm to Fork & So Much More Tour and Dinner will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018. The event is a fundraiser for the Ag in the Classroom ...



SBA to begin offering flu shot clinics in El Dorado, Augusta  Butler County Times Gazette

(El Dorado, KS) – To help people keep from getting sick this winter, Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital is offering mini flu shot clinics earlier and throughout the ...



Woman drowns in backyard pool - updated  Butler County Times Gazette

Officers responded to a drowning around 10:30 this morning in the 500 block of West High in Towanda. A 37-year-old woman was found in the pool. Towanda ...



Rep. Williams shares reasons for proposed local tax cuts for Butler Community College  Butler County Times Gazette

The resolution urged BCC to “take prompt and assertive steps to bring about changes in BCC's funding structure, so as to ensure that local property taxes ...



Butler football voted No. 13 in NJCAA preseason poll  Butler County Times Gazette

Another year, another preseason top-20 ranking for the Butler Grizzly football team, as the Grizzlies are No. 13 in the NJCAA preseason rankings. Every year ...



Braydens fight against MDS  Butler County Times Gazette

Most young men don't find themselves in a life-and-death battle at the age of 23, but that is exactly where Brayden Roberts of Augusta is currently, fighting MDS.



County Commission hears from Rep. Williams  Butler County Times Gazette

Rep. Kristey Williams visited the Butler County Board of Commissioners Tuesday and discussed funding options for Butler Community College.



Symphony in the Flint Hills transforms Rosalia Ranch  Butler County Times Gazette

Usually when you turn east on 20th Road just north of Rosalia there is green grass, rolling hills and graving cattle as far as the eye can see.



Butler responds to Rep. Williams proposed resolution  Butler County Times Gazette

A recent resolution brought to the Butler County Commissioners by Kansas 77th District Rep. Kristey Williams is encouraging Butler Community College ...



Proposed Potwin hog farm awaits KDHE decision  Butler County Times Gazette

Ask most people and they will tell you that they don't care to live near a hog farm. A few outraged Potwin residents shared many of their reasons against a ...



El Dorado Community Foundation awards grants  Butler County Times Gazette

El Dorado Community Foundation hosted the Annual Awards Presentation for the George Trimble Special Needs Charitable Fund. Local Attorney Jim Hargrove, ...



Augusta BOE makes personnel changes  Butler County Times Gazette

The Augusta USD 402 made several significant approvals at Monday's monthly Board of Education meeting. Following an executive session concerning ...



Hampton’s Burgers really cooking  Butler County Times Gazette

Bryan and Darla Hampton opened the right off downtown, quaint burger joint with a lot of knowledge of the food *service* industry. As soon as Hampton's Burgers, ...



Lauren Lowery received P.E.O. Star Scholarship  Butler County Times Gazette

Lauren Lowery, El Dorado High School senior, has been selected to receive a $2500 P.E.O. Star Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year.



Jimmy Dean is recalling sausage because it might contain pieces of metal  Butler County Times Gazette

If you eat Jimmy Dean sausage with your breakfast, you might want to check the package.According to a health alert Monday, the company recalled more than ...



Kemboi wins league title; Wildcats finish second  Butler County Times Gazette

Team Results: Boys: Buhler 44, El Dorado 58, Circle 66, Augusta 94, Winfield 121, McPherson 132 Girls: Buhler 24, Circle 66, McPherson 67, Augusta 77 There ...



City Commission hears history of water in El Dorado  Butler County Times Gazette

The El Dorado City Commission took a look back at the history of water in El Dorado, as well as the current lake debt and payment plan during a special meeting ...



June 10, 1958: In two minutes everything changed  Butler County Times Gazette

Tuesday, June 10, 1958 was a hot, humid Kansas day. Many people still remember the activities they participated in that day and where they were that evening ...



Flood warnings for Butler County  Butler County Times Gazette

Flood conditions for both Whitewater and Walnut Rivers.



Sunlight Children’s Advocacy and Rights Foundation announces Buell as new CEO  Butler County Times Gazette

Andover – Sunlight Children's Advocacy and Rights Foundation has selected Dusty Buell as its new CEO. Buell will replace long time Executive Director, Suzi ...



Circle ends 19-game losing streak with 20-10 win over Rose Hill  Butler County Times Gazette

The Circle football team went 742 days without beating an opponent. Week after week the Thunderbirds were unable to come out on top, but they still continued ...



Updated:17-year-old Towanda girl dies in crash on K254  Butler County Times Gazette

A 17-year-old girl from Towanda was driving west on K-254, when she turned south at Ohio St., into the path of a pickup truck traveling east on K-254. The truck ...



Carl Brewer runs on record of leadership  Butler County Times Gazette

Democrat gubernatorial candidate discusses issues.



Vote on final designs for El Dorado flag  Butler County Times Gazette

The preliminary vote on the El Dorado flag designs has narrowed the final 12 designs to a final three designs. There were over 1,300 votes. The community's ...



Augusta City Council holds last meeting of 2018  Butler County Times Gazette

Monday's Augusta City Council meeting had a fairly brief agenda with a few normal end-of-year business items. Job classification and salaries. When the City ...



Butler County Treasurer resigns  Butler County Times Gazette

Butler County Treasurer Ruth Fechter has resigned from her position effective July 14, she announced to the Butler County Board of Commissioners at ...



Andover Family Counseling offers mental health services in Western Butler County  Butler County Times Gazette

Licensed Therapist Lindsay and husband Brice Sanner have started a family counseling practice in Andover.



Rose Hill Bank to become American State Bank and Trust  Butler County Times Gazette

Effective July 16, 2018, Rose Hill Bank will officially change its name to American State Bank & Trust Company. American State Bank and Rose Hill Bank have ...



Fair Funding with BCC Mill Levy Reduction Is the Right Solution  Butler County Times Gazette

For months, really years, a storm has been brewing in Butler County. Butler County taxpayers continue to be unfairly taxed, and feel unheard, by Butler ...



Movie review: The new animated Spidey movie is more fun than its predecessors  Butler County Times Gazette

Here's a line from “The Matrix,” spoken by Laurence Fishburne: “He is the one.”Here's some dialogue from “Highlander,” delivered by Christopher Lambert: ...



Presentation on the Whitewater Falls Stock Farm Barn  Butler County Times Gazette

The Frederic Remington Area Historical Society will host a special program at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at Centre Point Church, 212 S. Main in Whitewater ...



El Dorado USD 490 schools honor grandparents  Butler County Times Gazette

USD 490 took time out of their schedules to honor grandparents with activities at each of the schools in the district. Grandparents Day was celebrated with ...



Hashtag Handmade offers alternatives to commercial hygiene products  Butler County Times Gazette

The concept for Hashtag Handmade, 201 N. Main St. in El Dorado, started at a family function where co-owners Tandi Clark and Kelsey Wade started to ...



Rausch Named Country Doctor of the Year  Butler County Times Gazette

Dr. Michael Rausch, El Dorado, is one of three finalists in a National Contest to Name a Country Doctor of the Year. The competition, sponsored by Merritt ...



Inmates set fires at EDCF  Butler County Times Gazette

A group of about 100 inmates refused to go back to their cells and set fires at the El Dorado Correctional Facility Sunday afternoon.



Couple combines good food and love of nature into new business  Butler County Times Gazette

Goals are the first steps to every journey in life and no one knows that better than Zach and Shannon Hettenbach. The young Augusta couple has learned the ...



Augusta’s new police chief sworn in  Butler County Times Gazette

Police officers and firefighters attended Monday's Augusta City Council meeting to watch Robert Sage take the official oath of office as the new Director of Public ...



Murder warrant issued on suspect in 22-month investigation  Butler County Times Gazette

On Friday, May 25th, following an almost two-year long investigation by the Andover Police Department, led by Detective Natasha Ward, charges were formally ...



Here’s how to clapback at the holiday dinner table this year  Butler County Times Gazette

Sometimes, visiting family and old friends during the holidays gets awkward. Mom might ask about that one guy she never approved of. Titi Rosa might ask if ...



Bogner signs with Southwestern volleyball  Butler County Times Gazette

Augusta senior Jaci Bogner signed her letter of intent on Wednesday and will continue her volleyball career next year at Southwestern College in Winfield.



Kortes proud to have five graduating grandchildren  Butler County Times Gazette

Graduation time is a busy time for families, making plans for celebrations, parties and getting to the commencement ceremonies. Chuck and Deann Korte of rural ...



Global Parts Group approved for loan  Butler County Times Gazette

The Butler County Board of Commissioners approved a $300000 loan for Global Parts Auto Group in Augusta at the weekly meeting Tuesday.



Networx: Popular kitchen sink types: Pros and cons  Butler County Times Gazette

When you're shopping for a new kitchen sink, prepare to be overwhelmed by the exciting variety of styles. For help selecting just the right sink, consult this handy ...



You can get a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts for just $1 on Wednesday  Butler County Times Gazette

Tis the season. No, not that one. It's the most wonderful time of the year! That's right, Krispy Kreme is bringing back an extra-special doughnut promotion.



Walnut Valley Packing wins several awards  Butler County Times Gazette

Tucked away in the southeast corner of El Dorado just beyond the railroad track bridge on Main Street is a small meat packing plant that is bringing home some ...



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