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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 ...



Peggy Pauline (Smith) White, d. June 7, 2019  Butler County Times Gazette

ST. JOHN, KANSAS — Peggy Pauline (Smith) White, age 92 passed away on June 7, 2019 at Pratt Regional Medical Center, Pratt, KS. She was born on Nov.



Flinthills rallies for dramatic regional win over Bluestem  Butler County Times Gazette

The Flinthills baseball team avoided a first-round upset at the 2-1A regional tournament with a late rally and earned a walk-off victory over Bluestem on Monday ...



Bluestem qualifies for fifth straight state tournament  Butler County Times Gazette

The Bluestem softball team continued it's run of state tournament appearances with a fifth straight regional championship on Tuesday. The Lions defeated ...



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 ...



Remington bond issue narrowly passes  Butler County Times Gazette

It was too close to call last week immediately following the vote on the bond issue for Remington USD 206. The unofficial count was 550 Yes and 530 No votes.



Bluestem softball run rules Flinthills in regional championship  Butler County Times Gazette

Bluestem's 13-0 regional championship victory marks three straight years the Lions have qualified for the state tournament. When head coach Michelle ...



Rogene Maclean will be 100  Butler County Times Gazette

Rogene Maclean was born on May 10, 1919, in a house on Stadium Street in Leon. She is the daughter of Charley and Crete Maclean. Her father had built the ...



Miltonvale under Boil Water Advisory - News  Butler County Times Gazette

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Miltonvale, which is located in Cloud ...



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 ...



Celebrating generations: Butler County ranch owned by four generations  Butler County Times Gazette

LEON — It has not always been FlutterBye Ranch, but it has been in the same family for 120 years. John Crowley arrived in Butler County in 1865 at the age of ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



El Dorado band set for 2019 season - News  Butler County Times Gazette

The 97th season of the El Dorado Band will kick off next week — with practices starting May 23. The first concert for the band is set for May 30. The band has ...



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, ...



High school baseball, softball state tournament pairings  Butler County Times Gazette

STATE TOURNAMENT PAIRINGSBASEBALLCLASS 6AAt Hoglund Stadium, LawrenceGames Thursday — Campus (1: 20-2) vs. Derby (8: 11-9), 11 a.m.; ...



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 ...



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.



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.



Sound and fury of Neosho County wind farm dispute reaches state Capitol  Butler County Times Gazette

Alternative-energy controversy pulsated through Neosho County's political circuits Tuesday with a force tantamount to one of the gigantic 600-foot-tall wind ...



WATCH: Singing Kansas law enforcement officers take stage with Kelly Clarkson, sing Stand By Me  Butler County Times Gazette

Two Kansas law enforcement officers hit the stage Thursday night to show off their pipes as part of musician Kelly Clarkson's concert at Sprint Center in Kansas ...



Augusta boys state-bound after 68-45 win over Abilene  Butler County Times Gazette

The Augusta boys basketball team is headed to the 4A state tournament after knocking off Abilene on the road by a score of 68-45. Both head coaches, Jake ...



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 ...



Outdoor calendar: Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission meeting coming up in Salina  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 ...



Jaguars win third straight boys golf title after jump to 5A  Butler County Times Gazette

The Andover Central Jaguars boys golf team accomplished an unconventional third-straight state title Wednesday, prevailing in the 5A State Golf Tournament at ...



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 ...



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 ...



Boil water advisory issued for Augusta - News  Butler County Times Gazette

The City of Augusta is issuing a Boil Water Order effective immediately due to a power outage that has disabled a control computer for the water distribution ...



Northeast Kansas high school track and field capsules  Butler County Times Gazette

BurlingameCoach: Jeff SlaterTop returners: Boys – Trevin Lewis, sr.; Seth Greenwood, sr. Girls – Emmy Punches, so.Outlook: Slater expects breakout years from ...



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 ...



Regional baseball, softball pairings announced - News  Butler County Times Gazette

Regional baseball and softball pairings have been announced by the Kansas State High School Activities Association, with all of the single-elimination ...



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 ...



Flooding in Butler County closes schools  Butler County Times Gazette

Heavy rainfall across Butler County on Tuesday night closed roads and left some residents stranded. Several rainfall amounts of three to six inches have been ...



Flinthills Nursery, a Butler County tree farm  Butler County Times Gazette

Buying a local tree that has weathered a few Kansas seasons will help ensure that it will thrive for generations to come. One of Butler County's best kept secrets ...



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 ...



Large solar power system goes online at Kansas high school  Butler County Times Gazette

WICHITA — A Wichita-area high school is operating one of the largest privately-owned solar power systems in Kansas and hopes to generate enough energy in ...



Kansas Senate approves controversial nominee to lead commerce department  Butler County Times Gazette

The Kansas Senate voted Monday to confirm Gov. Laura Kelly's nominee to lead the Kansas Department of Commerce amid skepticism about his economic ...



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 A to Z: C is for WaKeeney Christmas  Butler County Times Gazette

WAKEENEY — Hailed as the Christmas City of the High Plains, the holiday spirit can be discovered year-round in WaKeeney.The city's annual tree lighting and ...



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 ...



Belinda Larsen: Time to say 'so long' - Opinion  Butler County Times Gazette

I've had a good run. I've officially stepped off the hamster wheel and looking forward to slowing down and spending more time with the people in my life. I want to ...



Memorial Day - News  Butler County Times Gazette

Today I hear the thunder of the battlefield, the silence of the dead and cries of they dying.Today I shiver with the fear of the oncoming horde, the cold, cold fear of ...



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 ...



Pooka Williams agrees to terms of diversion, remains suspended from KU football  Butler County Times Gazette

LAWRENCE — Anthony "Pooka" Williams' path to putting his legal woes in the past has been revealed.Whether that path is the same the Kansas football ...



Person killed in car-cattle truck collision near Potwin  Butler County Times Gazette

A head-on collision took the life of one person and a dozen cattle were killed just before midnight Monday on K-196 near Potwin. A spokesperson with the Butler ...



Andover modifies pit bull ban for annexed residents  Butler County Times Gazette

The Andover City Council re-visited amending the City's Ordinance No. 1662, which bans pit bulls. The ban has been in place since 2001. The change would ...



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 ...



Things to do  Butler County Times Gazette

1. Center of the Nation Model Train Expo: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jun. 1, Kansas State Fair, 2000 North Poplar Street, Hutchinson. Cost: $6. For information: 620-662-5906 ...



Kansas A to Z: D is for Dalton Gang Hideout museum  Butler County Times Gazette

MEADE — Located at 502 S. Pearlette St. in Meade is the Dalton Gang Hideout. It includes the former house of J.N. Whipple, who built the house in 1887 and ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Flooding continues - News  Butler County Times Gazette

The Missouri River remains in a flood stage in the Leavenworth area. But forecasters do not believe flooding from the river will be as bad as previously predicted.



The Coronado expedition  Butler County Times Gazette

A large cross stands north of US Highway 400 east of Fort Dodge. Many know what it signifies. But after 40 years, few know how it got there.The Coronado Cross ...



Governor asks for federal assistance for Kansas flooding  Butler County Times Gazette

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced Sunday that she had asked President Donald Trump for emergency federal assistance to help address the weather-related ...



Laurel Hergert  Butler County Times Gazette

OTIS — Laurel Jacob Hergert, 84, died April 30, 2019, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse.He was born Dec. 12, 1934, in Great Bend to Jacob and Frieda (Ochs) ...



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 ...



Sara A. Johnson - Obituaries  Butler County Times Gazette

SALINA - Sara A. Johnson, 88, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019. She was born November 5, 1930, in Joplin, Missouri, to William Lloyd and ...



State high school track and field honor roll  Butler County Times Gazette

BOYS100 METERSLambert, Smoky Valley;10.53Sellers, Wichita West;10.65Hawkins, Buhler;10.71Johnson, Parsons;10.5Vigil, Hutchinson;10.76200 ...



SBA Foundation delivers a hit with Amy Brown  Butler County Times Gazette

Radio personality Amy Brown is no stranger to giving back, and she wants people to know that even one small act can make a large difference.“That can have a ...



CBD store owner is a ‘believer’  Butler County Times Gazette

El Dorado has a new business that sells CBD products. Sacred Leaf, 2348 W. Central, Suite A., sells a variety of products that contain cannabidiol - CBD for ...



Almost shocked: KU basketball surprised by Midwest berth; Kansas City in the cards  Butler County Times Gazette

LAWRENCE — Kansas basketball's road to a potential Final Four will begin in Salt Lake City. Regardless of what happens there, though, the Jayhawks will be ...



Court reporter in Dana Chandler trial faces discipline for Facebook comments  Butler County Times Gazette

A disciplinary board ruling says the judicial court reporter for the murder trial of Dana Chandler deserves public reprimand for offering her opinion on the case in ...



Rep. Kristey Williams wants to end Daylight Savings Time  Butler County Times Gazette

Rep. Williams pre-filed bill to ditch Daylight Savings Time.



Jerry and Glenda Martin  Butler County Times Gazette

Jerry and Glenda Martin, Hutchinson, will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 1, at 1011 West First ...



Big 12 unveils kickoff times for KU, K-State football season openers  Butler County Times Gazette

LAWRENCE — The Les Miles and Chris Klieman eras have their official on-field kickoff times.The Big 12 and its television partners on Thursday revealed the full ...



Graduation 2019 - News  Butler County Times Gazette

This year's graduates are enjoying a healthy economy, a growing job market and rising wages.The vestiges of the hard and deep recession that hit more than 10 ...



KU formally submits appeal on Silvio De Sousa ineligibility ruling  Butler County Times Gazette

LAWRENCE — Kansas has taken the next step in its months-long effort to clear the name of one of its star men's basketball players.The university on Thursday ...



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 ...



Medical marijuana advocates urge legalization for treatment in Kansas  Butler County Times Gazette

Veterans, victims of chronic illness and their loved ones packed an overflowing Senate committee room Thursday to urge lawmakers to legalize medical ...



Randy Bane - Obituaries  Butler County Times Gazette

ROLLA - Randy Bane, age, 71, of Rolla, Kansas died May 21, 2019, at Morton County Senior Living Community, Elkhart, Kansas. Funeral arrangements are ...



Brick Street Festival April 12-13  Butler County Times Gazette

It's almost time for Augusta's 2019 Brick Street Festival! The popular event will be held on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 on the bricks downtown.



Flooding forces cancelation of tourney  Butler County Times Gazette

Barring any last-minute changes, the first four-round professional event scheduled for Sand Creek Station will have to wait until next year.The All Pro Tour Sand ...



Springing for onions  Butler County Times Gazette

Farmers' markets have only been open for two weeks, and already we are joyously inundated with *fresh* vegetables.Every year, I try to tone down my ...



Still pursuing diversion agreement, KU footballs Pooka Williams scheduled for June trial  Butler County Times Gazette

LAWRENCE — A trial date has been set for Kansas football standout Anthony “Pooka” Williams.Williams, who is charged with domestic battery, appeared ...



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 ...



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 ...



Leaf and stripe rust observed in Kansas wheat crop  Butler County Times Gazette

Rains in March and April have encouraged growth in winter wheat, but wet weather also may propel the occurrence of stripe and leaf rust.Leaf rust on lower ...



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 ...



Rollover crash south of El Dorado claims one  Butler County Times Gazette

A rollover crash south of El Dorado on I-35, near mile maker 69, has claimed one life and left another in critical condition. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports ...



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.



Saline County hires Emergency Management Director - News  Butler County Times Gazette

Saline County has hired Michelle Barkley to be its next Emergency Management Director. She will begin her new position May 13.Barkley graduated from ...



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 ...



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 ...



Kansas finds long-range threat  Butler County Times Gazette

LAWRENCE — Kansas basketball may have found its long-range threat.Iowa graduate transfer Isaiah Moss, a 6-foot-5, 208-pound guard out of Chicago, ...



Mark D. Arthur, Jr. - Obituaries  Butler County Times Gazette

Mark D. Arthur, Jr. died peacefully, May 2, 2019 at his home in Russell, Kansas. He was born February 7, 1940 in Odessa, Texas, to Mark D. and Ruby ...



JAG Day at the Capitol  Butler County Times Gazette

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



El Dorado’s 2019 Spring Fling will be held May 1  Butler County Times Gazette

EL DORADO - The 2019 Spring Fling Senior Resource Fair will be held Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in El Dorado, at three locations: Civic Center (201 E. Central), ...



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.



Orioles hold off Chapman to reach 4A state championship  Butler County Times Gazette

The Augusta boys basketball team will play for a 4A state championship for the first time since 2002, when their head coach, Jake Sims, was a junior at Augusta ...



Andover’s Blues and Brews Festival line up released  Butler County Times Gazette

Andover – The Andover Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is excited to announce the artists who will be performing at the Blues and Brews Festival on ...



Edna L. Woods  Butler County Times Gazette

Edna L. Woods, 80, Leavenworth, Kansas, passed Thursday, May 23, 2019 at NorthCare Hospice House.



Astronaut encourages grads to chase their dreams  Butler County Times Gazette

Astronaut Mark Stucky encouraged Salina South High School graduates to chase their dreams during his commencement address Sunday afternoon.A total of ...



Kansas Senate passes $18.1B budget without pay raise for state employees  Butler County Times Gazette

The Kansas Senate narrowly passed a budget package Thursday that wipes out Gov. Laura Kelly's proposed pay raises for state employees and pulls a ...



Virgil Moyne Morris  Butler County Times Gazette

JOHNSON — Virgil Moyne Morris, 86, died May 28, 2019, at the Stanton County Hospital in Johnson.He was born on Feb. 11, 1933, to Robert Morris and ...



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 ...



Laffery is new executive director at Life Care Center of Andover  Butler County Times Gazette

ANDOVER − Life Care Center of Andover, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, is welcoming a new executive director, Daniel Laffery. Laffery earned a ...



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