The Hugoton City Council and USD 210 Board of Education Candidate Forum was conducted Monday evening, March 23 at the Hugoton High School auditorium. The event was sponsored by the Hugoton Education Association, Stevens County Economic Development Board,  Stevens County Farm Bureau Association, as well as the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce and their gold members. Read More →

Special services offered

“Hoppy” Easter! The Easter holiday is quickly approaching, and with it, several opportunities to worship at the local church of your choice. Following are some of the special services planned in the area. Read More →

State Champions!!!

This year marks the hundredth year reunion of all Hugoton High School alumni. In all that time, the school has earned only three State Championships – all in Track & Field in 20-year intervals: 1938, 1958 and 1978. The long dry spell of State banners has at last been broken – the Hugoton High Lady Eagles have brought home a 4A Division II State Championship, winning over Baldwin 68-54!! Read More →

The Hugoton High School Lady Eagles’ basketball team will face Baldwin High School Saturday, March 14 at 4:00 p.m. at the State Basketball tournament in Park City for the Championship. Live streaming of the games is provided here, courtesy of Eagle Communications.

In Sub-State play the Lady Eagles took the court at Larned Middle School.  For the first game of the tournament Hugoton defeated Larned Lady Indians 55-24. For the Sub-State finals, they were evenly matched against the second-seeded Pratt Greenbacks, a comparable opponent in height and athleticism. Hugoton scraped out a 50-47 victory after an edge-of-your-seat contest. The girls will play in state competition Thursday, March 12 at 3:00 p.m. in Hartman Arena against Meridan-Jefferson West. Live coverage of the State tourney will be available courtesy of Eagle Communications at Tune in to support the Hugoton High School Lady Eagles!

In the semi-finals of Sub-State play Thursday evening at Fowler, Moscow girls were victorious over Pawnee Heights 61-12. The Lady Wildcats were led by Kelsi Mueller, scoring 18 points in the victory. Moscow, with a 19-2 record, went on to play Rolla (14-5) in Championship play. The first-ranked Moscow Lady Wildcats basketball team will play Wednesday, March 11 in State play at 6:30 p.m. at Dodge City at the United Wireless Arena. They will play Sylvan-Lucas Unified. If they win, they will play Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the State finals.

Chamber Board presents awards at banquet

A large crowd braved the cold and snow to attend the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet Saturday evening.  Cathy Wolters, president of the Chamber, was on hand to welcome them all. A delicious pork tenderloin dinner was catered by Janice Morgan.

In 2014, at this time, Executive Director of the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce Ruth Van Horn announced the Chamber had 91 members of which 16 were new. Read More →

Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation Wednesday, February 25, designating March 2-6 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kansas. Kansans are urged to check their emergency kit supplies for home, office and vehicles, as well as review plans to ensure they are prepared for any severe weather emergencies.

“Even though March through June typically brings severe storms, tornadoes, and flash floods, many people are still caught unprepared,” said Angee Morgan, KDEM deputy director. “Being prepared really doesn’t take a lot of time or a lot of money and while the odds are good you won’t need to use your emergency kit, it’s better to be prepared, just in case.”

Stevens County Emergency Services Coordinator Rodney Kelling reported Hugoton and Moscow will test their tornado sirens Tuesday, March 3, at 1:30 p.m. unless severe weather threatens. Please remember a Tornado Watch means conditions may be favorable for a tornado while a Tornado Warning means there is imminent danger of a tornado for the warned area. Rodney would also like to remind Stevens County residents of available shelters in Hugoton and Moscow. Hugoton citizens may shelter at the Stevens County Law Enforcement Center, 510 S. Monroe in Hugoton, or at Hugoton High School, 215 West Eleventh. Moscow residents may seek shelter at the Moscow United Methodist Church, 300 Ransom in Moscow. Read More →

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 →