Cosmetology students doing business on campus
Equipment, furniture and space have been updated for the Fort Scott Community College Cosmetology School which moved back to the campus after 25 years in a downtown location. The location of the new facility is the renovated vocational technology building at FSCC...
Marijuana still drug of choice, synthetics use on the rise
Fort Scott police continue to tackle an ongoing problem in the area -- drugs. The Tribune recently sat down with Fort Scott Police Chief Travis Shelton, and FSPD detectives Jason Pickert and Brian Thurston to discuss drugs that are on the rise and others that continue to cause problems in society...
FSPD, BCSO arrest man who faces multiple drug charges
A Fort Scott man was arrested Tuesday afternoon on drug charges and was still incarcerated as of Thursday, law enforcement officials said. Officers took 45-year-old Brent Stewart, of Fort Scott, into custody at 4:42 p.m. Tuesday near Wall and Caldwell streets on arrest warrants for various drug charges. The Bourbon County Sheriff's Office and the Fort Scott Police Department worked together on the case...
Just a scoop
The Fort Scott Farmer's Market offers various organizations to raise money with an ice cream social each Tuesday.
FSCC mill levy to be 'slightly' decreased
The Fort Scott Community College Board of Trustees on Monday set a public hearing for the 2015 budget for Aug. 11. The estimated mill levy is down "slightly" from 2014, according to Karla Armstrong, dean of finance and operations. The mill levy for 2014 was 29.519 and at this time is set for 29.457 for 2015. Trustees do not have an exact amount because the valuation for Bourbon County is not final, Armstrong said...
New dialysis center TVs reported stolen
Fort Scott Police Department officers are investigating the theft of several televisions from a construction site where a new dialysis center is being built on the south edge of Fort Scott. FSPD Chief Travis Shelton said Tuesday six LG brand flatscreen TVs have been taken from the construction site of the planned Fresenius Medical Care Dialysis Service center located at 2526 S. ...
Shop with less taxes this weekend
Local shoppers will once again have an incentive to shop locally this weekend. The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce has organized a Sales Tax Holiday scheduled to run Friday through Sunday. During the promotion, several local retailers will offer an 8.65 percent discount on all purchases made up to $300 throughout the entire weekend...
Trustees, Tatro agree to end his employment
By mutual agreement, the employment of Clayton Tatro as Fort Scott Community College president has come to an end. The announcement was made after the FSCC Board of Trustees held a 25-minute executive session with the college's attorney, Zackary Reynolds of The Reynolds Law Firm, PA of Fort Scott to discuss non-elected personnel to protect their privacy...
Commissioners begin working on county's budget
On Monday, Bourbon County Commissioners spent an hour and a half on the road and bridge department budget and made plans for three more budget work sessions to try and beat the date of Aug. 15. That is the date the budget is supposed to be published...
Tomatoes and more tomatoes
The annual Tomato Festival was held Saturday during the Fort Scott Farmer's market at Skubitz Plaza.
Donald Ray Pargen
Donald Ray Pargen, 75, of Joplin, Mo., died at the Spring River Christian Village, Saturday morning, July 26, 2014. He was born May 11, 1939 in Pittsburg, Kan., the son of Elmer Leon and Faye Evelyn (Johnson) Pargen. He married Emma Patterson Aug. 11, 1961 in Fort Scott, Kan. She survives of the home...
Friday Art Walk
Montana LaRoche, 11, of Fort Scott, creates a colorful flower using sidewalk chalk during the Art Walk Friday evening in downtown Fort Scott. Laroche is the daughter of Washington Nationals first baseman and Fort Scott native Adam LaRoche and his wife, Jennifer...
No confidence vote cast against FSCC president
When the Fort Scott Community College Board of Trustees began their special meeting Tuesday, they were handed a letter proclaiming a vote of no confidence in FSCC President Clayton Tatro. The letter was from members of the Fort Scott College Association of Professional Employees (FSCAPE)...
Commissioners expect to sign first official jail project document Monday
When the Bourbon County Commissioners meet Monday, they expect to sign a contract with a financial firm that will assist the county in a new jail project. Even though the commissioners have discussed the project often, and have also met with representatives from various professional services, signing the contract will be the first official step towards the jail project taken by the commissioners...
Forum offers venue for all candidate levels
Tuesday's candidate forum at Fort Scott Community College also included comments from candidates for various state and federal offices. The following are comments from candidates and representatives of candidates for various offices ranging in hierarchy from the U.S. Senate to the Kansas State Board of Education...
Candidates quizzed on Medicare, marijuana
Questions on topics ranging from possible Medicaid expansion to legalization of marijuana in Kansas were posed to candidates running for a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives during a candidate forum Tuesday evening at Fort Scott Community College...
Scouts spend last night in Kansas at Fort Scott
Tuesday was day 39 out of 60 that 10 Eagle Scouts, ages 15-18, are cycling across America on the journey of a lifetime. Sweltering heat and hot, humid winds were what the day had in store for them, but they made it to Fort Scott via U.S. Highway 54...
Candidates discuss sheriff's office needs
Issues facing Bourbon County such as property taxes, repairs to the jail and Bourbon County Courthouse or construction of a new jail facility were tackled during a candidates forum hosted by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday evening. During the event, which took place in the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center on the Fort Scott Community College campus, candidates for local, state and federal offices had a chance to provide their stances on important issues. ...
Fort Scott group expresses concern for slow progress towards improved Internet service
Members of a committee working with a state pilot program to bring faster Internet service to Fort Scott voiced their concerns that, perhaps like the Internet service, the process is moving slowly. The committee has been formed to work under a pilot program funded through federal grant money to the Kansas Department of Commerce. ...
Trustees take no action after lengthy closed session
After two-and-half hours of discussion during an executive session Tuesday, the Fort Scott Community College Board of Trustees emerged with no action and no explanation for the more than 50 people who had waited outside the closed doors. The trustees called the special meeting for the purpose of going into an executive session to discuss non-elected personnel...
Eagles (Scouts) land in Fort Scott
Ten Eagle Scouts on a cycling journey of a lifetime cross the bridge on north National Avenue Tuesday afternoon. The group spent the night in Fort Scott before heading out today to complete their 3,800 mile journey to the Atlantic Coast, having started on the Pacific Coast...
A good day for fishing
Forty youth took part in the fishing derby held on a mild day.
USD 234 officials pleased with new budget
USD 234 officials are pleased with the proposed budget for the 2014-15 year. During a special meeting Monday, USD 234 Business Manager Susan Brown provided members of the Board of Education with a glimpse of the planned budget and discussed with them such items as mill levies, increased expenditures and various differences in this year's budget from last year's budget...
County to soon begin looking at future asphalt projects
The condition of some county roads and the plan to upgrade them continues to be the topic of discussion at Bourbon County Commission meetings. On Monday, Jerry Simmons attended the meeting to ask if the commissioners could create a two-year plan and to asphalt Limestone Road...
Local farmer involved in new Agricultural Act, supported conservation
Local farmer Ronnie Brown of rural Fort Scott has been to the nation's capital several times a year for the last several years. His has been to be involved in the process of enacting the newest agriculture bill that the U.S. Congress created to ensure that American farmers have the tools needed to produce abundant and affordable food and fiber...