Stevens County LEPC members come together

The Stevens County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) met at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2015 at the Hugoton Fire Station / EOC at 110 West Fifth for their regular working lunch. It took awhile but the room slowly filled with a nice room full of members.

The 17 members present were  RoGlenda Coulter, Bailey Esarey, Richard Everett, Brittany Fitzgerald, Joshua Grubbs, Pat Hall, Kathy Haynes, Cathy Hernandez, Debbie Hickson, Brent Inkelaar, Rodney Kelling, Courtney Leslie, Joy Lewis, John Moser, Paula Rowden,   Susan Schulte and Phillip Thompson. Guests signing in were Terry Pierson and Josh Slawski. Read More →

It’s Fair time again! Stevens County’s annual Fair will begin in earnest Thursday, July 23, with the 4-H Fashion Revue beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Hall. Friday evening, several Stevens County girls will compete for the crown beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Sorghum Queen contest in the Middle School Auditorium.
Saturday morning, get out to the Fairgrounds for the horse show at 8:30 a.m. The 4-H classes will go first, followed by open class entries. Timed events will be last. Later Saturday evening, head out to Dirtona for some dirt track action and the United Rebel Sprint Series! Pits open at 4:00 p.m., and the races will start at 7:00 p.m.
This year, for even more community spirit, each day of Fair Week will be extra fun as residents wear special clothing items! Monday, fairgoers are requested to wear red, while camo apparel is the order of the day for Tuesday. Wednesday will definitely be fun with Crazy Hat Day! Thursday’s request for “Wear Shorts Day” should be easy to accomodate, if the usual July heat is prevalent. For Friday, all fairgoers – men and women, boys and girls, young and old – are instructed to wear pink! Read More →

Sorghum Queen candidates listed

Lights! Camera! Action! Twenty-six beautiful girls from Stevens County will compete in the Sixty-Third Sorghum Queen Contest this Friday evening. They will meet July 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hugoton Middle School auditorium.
Candidates will be judged by their attire, poise, overall appearance, personality and punctuality on responsibilities.
The twenty-six candidates who have signed up for the Sorghum Queen contest are listed. Read More →

Don’t let high temps melt your common sense

From 1999-2003, there were 3,442 deaths reported nationwide caused by exposure to extreme heat, an annual average of 688. Of those for whom age information was available, seven percent were younger than 15, 53 percent were between 15-64 years old, and 40 percent were 65 years or older.
With current weather forecasts indicating temperatures in the mid-90s and higher accompanied by high heat indexes, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management is urging Kansans to use caution and common sense when venturing outside. Similar in nature to the winter wind chill factor, the heat index, given in degrees Fahrenheit, is an accurate measurement of how hot it really feels when relative humidity is added to the actual air temperature. A heat index of 105 to 130 degrees means prolonged exposure or physical activity may result in sunstroke, heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heatstroke. Read More →

July 4 Park Day produces lots of winners

Turtle Races (sponsored by Southwest Kansas Friends of the Arts and the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce) 3- to 5-year-olds 1st – Skylar Mason 2nd – Quintin & Benjamin Martin 3rd – Ashley Coats 6- to 8-year-olds 1st – Ella Beesley 2nd – Madison Coats 3rd – Brynlee Williams 9- to 12-year-olds 1st – Gabrielle Bolin 2nd – Rustin Pearcy 3rd – Storm Heger Giant Turtle Races 1st – Layla Duncan Frog Jump (sponsored by the HHS 2016 Senior Class and the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce) Overall Winner: Rustin Pearcy 3- to 5-year-olds 1st – Fynn Reinerio 2nd – Gracie Creed 3rd – Jaxx Woodington 6- to 8-year-olds 1st – Ethan 2nd – Brynli 3rd – Gavin Pearcy 9- to 12-year-olds 1st – Rustin Pearcy 2nd – Rylin 3rd – Caprice Egg Toss (sponsored by Wolters Construction) 7- to 10-years-olds 1st – Carson and Adams 2nd – Ryland and Jaxon 3rd – Danny and Henry 11- to 17-years-olds 1st – Sawyer and Jace 2nd – Ethan and Ryland 18-year-olds and up 1st – Daniel and Tina 2nd – Alredo and Daniel 3rd – Alfredo and Tina Parent and child 1st – Michael and Cami 2nd – Michael and Alexa 3rd – Jamie and Brynlee Read More →

Vets Rep will be in Hugoton July 9

David Smith, Veterans Service Representative of the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs in Fort Dodge, will be in Hugoton at the Stevens County Library Thursday, July 9 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs assists Veterans, their dependents and relatives with information, advice and assistance in filing claims for Veteran benefits. He will be able to furnish information in the fields of education, health, burial and memorials, VA pensions, and many other programs furnished by the Veterans Administration.

Submitted by the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs, Fort Dodge.

Hugoton’s annual Park Day is always a great opportunity to show off the community and have a lot of fun with the whole family! This year is no exception, as the Chamber has pulled out all the stops to ensure 2015’s Park Day is one to remember!

Starting the day off will be the Park Day Opening Ceremony on the east side of the park at 8:45 a.m. It will be followed by the Little Miss and Little Mister Hugoton Contest at 9:00 a.m. Contestants from birth to age three are encouraged to participate. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Make sure your little cutie is outfitted in their most patriotic red, white and blue outfit for a chance to win! This year Little Misses and Misters do not have to be Stevens County residents. The contest is sponsored by Dillco Fluid Service. Read More →

Sergio Hermosillo has been awarded the title of Super Dad 2015!! Sergio’s name was first drawn at White’s Foodliner garnering him a $25 gift card. As White’s Foodliner was then drawn from the 16 participating businesses, this also won Sergio the grand title of Super Dad earning him not only the title, but also $50 in Chamber Bucks that are good anywhere in Hugoton! Read More →

Beautiful weather made for a great turnout for the Brian Lamberson Memorial Motorcycle Rally sponsored by the Hugoton Dust Bowl Riders Saturday, June 13. Taking place at Barb’s Den, the event boasted a turnout of well over 130 bikes with more than 230 poker hands sold and an overall attendance of around 250 people.   Read More →

Super Dad is eligible for lots of loot

Father’s Day will be celebrated this Sunday, June 20. If you haven’t found Dad that perfect present, be sure to visit these local merchants before it’s too late! While you’re there, enter Dad or Grandpa for a chance to win a number of great prizes and a chance to be named Super Dad 2015! Super Dad will win 50 Chamber Bucks to use anywhere in Hugoton! Read More →