The Hugoton High School National Honor Society would like to invite the community of Hugoton to attend the fifth annual Mr. HHS Contest, which will take place Monday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium. NHS is building a tradition of having the Mr. HHS competition as a fundraiser for families in Hugoton. In previous years, proceeds have gone to families affected by cancer and to the Stevens County Relay for Life.

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Legislative Update Cancelled

The Legislative Update with Rep Stephen Alford and Sen Larry Powell which was scheduled for Saturday afternoon, has been cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather. There are still two other updates scheduled: March 21 and April 18.

Trent Loos will be the guest speaker at the  Stevens County Conservation District’s Sixty-Fifth Annual Appreciation Ban­quet Saturday, February 21 at the Memorial Hall in Hugoton. The speaker Trent Loos is co-sponsored by Faulkner Real Estate – Hugoton’s Karen Yoder and Ulysses’ Mark Faulkner. Join them for dinner, accomplishments, awards, meeting and elections. Hunny’s BBq will be catering the dinner, courtesy of Citizens State Bank. The banquet is free of charge, but rSVP’s are required. Place your reservation today by calling 544-2991 extension 3. Door prizes will be given away! Connecting rural and urban America by sharing the positive story of production agriculture has been the mission of Trent since he walked into a radio station in Spearfish, S.D. in 2000 and asked to do his own program. That dream of this sixth generation United States farmer, often touted as an agricultural activist, came true January 8, 2001 when “Loos Tales” aired on radio station KMZU in Missouri. Read More →

KBI issues official report of weekend’s events

Sheriff Ted Heaton brought in the following report from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation concerning events which occurred Saturday, February 7.

Saturday evening, the Hugoton Police Department was dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance within Hugoton city limits. Upon arrival, the officer attempted to stop a subject who was leaving the scene.


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Valentine’s Day is coming around again, and if you haven’t picked up the perfect gift yet, local businesses just might have you covered! Simply visit area retailers and sign up for a chance to win a ton of great prizes. Every winning couple will then be entered into the 2015 Sweetheart Sweepstakes drawing for a chance to win a $50 Chamber gift certificate. For the Valentine’s sweepstakes, only couples are eligible to win. The winners will be drawn Monday, February 16.
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Felicia Moreland named Cub Master of the Year

The Cimarron River District Boy Scouts of America hosted its annual recognition dinner at the Sublette Community Building Saturday, January 24. The host was Pack 142 with Jerry and Angie Lee as leaders. They set up a very attractive and inviting room and served coffee and tea. The meal was catered by Good Eats and Sweet Treats. The opening prayer was offered by Jake Jacobs of Liberal. The opening was the John Wayne Face the Flag Son with the pledge of Allegiance led by Cub Scouts Stoppel and Moreland. Read More →

Area churches will host Ground Hog Suppers

Get your tastebuds and your tummy ready this weekend! Both the Hugoton UMC men and Lone Star Friends Church will host their annual Ground Hog Suppers! Read More →

EcoDevo considers “Minnow Tank”

The Stevens County Economic Development Board met Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the Senior Center craft room for their regular monthly meeting.  Present at the meeting were Director Neal Gillespie, Stevens County Commissioner Joe D. Thompson, secretary Ruth Van Horn and board members Josh Morris, Jan Leonard, Ray Hoggatt, Judy Parsons, Mark Crawford, Jack Rowden, Doug Martin and Curtis Crawford.  Also attending the meeting were Jeff Crawford and Hugoton Hermes reporter Ruthie Winget.  Board member Dan Corpening was absent.
The minutes of the previous month were approved. Read More →

January 10, the artworks of several Hugoton Middle School art students were delivered for an upcoming competitive display at the Baker Arts Center in Liberal to compete in what is known as the Western Kansas Scholastics Art Competition. This is a state and national art competition open to all art students in grades seven through twelve offered yearly in southwest Kansas, with other regions including Wichita, Kansas City and other areas in Kansas. This competition also involves regions in all 50 states throughout the United States. Read More →

Heavy snowfall brings with it numerous accidents

The Stevens County Sheriff’s Department was busy over the weekend with multiple vehicle accidents.

Friday, January 2, 2015, Amanda Munson, age 34, of Moscow, was traveling southbound on Highway 25 in a 2002 Ford Expedition when her vehicle was struck in the left rear by a westbound 2002 GMC pickup driven by Jesus Antonio Cordova Villa, age 22, of Turpin, Ok., that had failed to stop at the stop sign. The Expedition came to a stop in the west ditch and the pickup ended in the south ditch of County Road D. Cordova was transported for his injuries. Both vehicles sustained major damage. Read More →