Monthly Archives: November 2016
Angels and Golden Angels will once again be placed on the Christmas Trees at both banks in Kiowa – The First State Bank and Peoples Bank – beginning Monday, Nov. 28.
Please let one of the tellers know the number on the angel that you select. Wrapped gifts need to be returned to the banks by Wednesday, Dec. 14.
There will also be Gold Stars on the Angel Tree this year! Those interested in Gold Stars will provide a senior in our community with a Mobile Meals sponsorship. Suggested donation amounts will be posted on the Stars, but any donation is appreciated. Please visit the Angel Tree and pick up a Gold Star for further details.
Thank you for helping support this project and for providing a blessing for others this holiday season.
Dear Citizens of Kiowa,
The City of Kiowa is requesting your assistance in completing the Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) survey. The purpose of the survey is to determine the City’s eligibility for State and Federal funding for needed improvements to public facilities and services. Each form has been assigned a number to assure that all data collected will be kept confidential.
Again, the purpose of the survey is to help determine funding mechanisms, such as grants and low-interest federal loans, for projects that are in great need of improvements. Examples of projects in need of repairs include the water line along TriCity Road, wastewater lagoons, and stormwater drainage.
The completed forms should be returned to the City Office at 618 Main Street, Kiowa, KS 67070. All completed forms will receive a one-time credit of $5.00 towards the next City utility bill.
Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated. If you have questions regarding the survey, please call the City Office during normal working hours, at 620-825-4127 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lou Leone, City Administrator
Jerry Moran 1808
Patrick Wiesner 272
Robert D. Garrard 112
U.S. HOUSE of REP.- 4th District
Michael Pompeo 1436
Daniel B. Giroux 173
Miranda Allen 560
Gorden J. Bakken
KANSAS SENATE 32- 32nd District
Larry W. Alley 1660
Don Shimkus 440
KANSAS HOUSE of REP.-116th District
Kyle D. Hoffman 1599
Jolene E. Roitman 551
STATE BOARD of EDUCATION #10
Jim McNiece 1756
SUPREME COURT JUSTICES
Carol Beier-Pos. 1 Y-881 N-1208
Dan Biles-Pos. 2 Y-865 N-1196
Lawton R. Nuss-Pos. 3 Y-857 N-1198
Marla Luckert-Pos. 5 Y-867 N-1184
Caleb Stegall-Pos. 7 Y-1376 N-698
DISTRICT COURT JUDGE
William R. Mott Y-1258 N-615
Right to Hunt & Fish Y-1884 N-226
BARBER CO. COMMISSIONER #2
Paul Harbaugh 752
BARBER CO. COMMISSIONER #3
Bill Smith 617
Debbie Wesley 2931
Sheri J. Weeks 2014
REGISTER of DEEDS
Betty Jo Swayden 2069
Gaten Wood 1873
Lonnie Small 1853
Elwood Twp. Trustee– Bill Cundiff 85
Elwood Twp. Treasurer– Lee A. Sternberger 85
Hazelton Twp. Trustee– Mick Gillig 70
Hazelton Twp. Treasurer– Gina Stewart 61
Kiowa Twp. Trustee– Garrett Lohmann 419
Kiowa Twp. Treasurer– Brent Diel 424
THERE WERE A TOTAL OF 551 ADVANCE VOTERS – Unofficial Totals
The South Barber Chieftains lost a tough 28-0 battle at Sharon Springs-Wallace County Saturday afternoon to end the football season at 9-2. See story in this week’s print edition.
By REX ZIMMERMAN
There were plenty of tears to go around for everyone Saturday afternoon as the South Barber Lady Chieftains had just lost their 3rd place match with defending state champion Goessel at the 1A, Div. I State Volleyball Championships in Hays.
Sad, yes, but when this team looks back on what they have accomplished, they can feel pretty proud. Finishing fourth at State ain’t too bad. Neither are a 36-6 season record and some nice medals to show for it.
Additional honors were seniors Bailey Roberts and Anna Perez being named to the 12-member All-State Tournament Team. – Bailey as a setter and Anna as libero. Other seniors playing their final match as Lady Chieftains were Madison Polson and Emily Rugg.
This was just the second Lady Chieftain team ever to make it to State, the first being the 1998 team that was undefeated during the regular season but didn’t make it to Saturday’s finals.
This South Barber team did make it to the championship round after going 2-1 in Friday’s pool play to finish second to Goessel.
The Lady Chiefs, seeded 3rd, opened play against 6th seed Lebo and used good serving by Emily Rugg and Anna Perez, and kills by Madison Polson and juniors Idallis Shaffer and Kaleigh Velasquez to pull out to an early lead in the first set. Lebo battled back, but down the stretch more good serving by Bailey Roberts and sophomore Bryn Rathgeber kept South Barber out in front and they went on to win 25-20. In the second set, the Lady Chieftains got more good play from Madison Polson and outstanding defense from Rathgeber and Perez to pull away to a 25-15 win to take the match.
South Barber next faced 7th seed Dighton and managed to pull away late in both sets to win 25-21, 25-20 to guarantee their place in Saturday’s championship round.
In Friday’s final match, the Lady Chiefs played once beaten Goessel. They played well, but had trouble with the Bluebird hitters to fall 20-25 in the first set and 17-25 in the second.
Saturday’s first semifinal match pitted South Barber against 5th seed Hanover, which had been on a roll ever since handing Centralia its first loss of the season in the opening round.
South Barber got five quick points from Morgan Polson to lead 11-4, but Hanover battled back and managed to win the first set 20-25. The Lady Chiefs fell behind early in the second set and just couldn’t catch up as Hanover took the set and match by a 16-25 score.
Saturday’s third place battle saw South Barber face the hard-hitting Goessel ladies once more, and the Bluebird’s size at the net was again a factor. Coach Steve Roberts saw his team battle their hearts out, but Goessel won the first set 10-25 then took the second by a 17-25 score to give the Lady Chieftains the 4th place medals.
By REX ZIMMERMAN
Voters in Barber County and across the nation head to the polls next Tuesday, November 8, to select candidates for President, Congress, Kansas Legislature and local county offices.
And while the Barber County offices were pretty much decided in the August primary election, that’s not the case for state and national races and all voters are urged to excercise their right and fill out their ballot on election day.
Voters in the southern part of the county, including Kiowa, Hardtner and Hazelton, will vote at the Kiowa Community Building, while voters in the Medicine Lodge, Sun City, Sharon and Isabel areas will cast ballots at the new Courthouse Annex in Medicine Lodge,
Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on election day.
Early voting began the middle of October at the Barber County Clerk’s office in Medicine Lodge and will continue through November 7.
No Races County Offices
After last August’s primary election, there are no contested races for Barber County offices. Running unopposed in November are Paul Harbaugh for County Commissioner from District 2, Bill Smith form County Commissioner from District 3, Debbie Wesley for County Clerk, Sheri J. Weeks for County Treasurer, Betty Jo Swayden for Register of Deeds, Gaten Wood for County Attorney, and Lonnie Small for Sheriff.
Township offices throughout the county are also up for election. Some will have candidates on the ballot while others do not have any filings for the trustee and treasurer positions.
National, State Contests
There are plenty of offices up for grabs at the state and national level on November 8, including the contest for President of the United States between the Republican ticket of Donald Trump and Mike Pence and Democratic candidates Hillary R. Clinton and Timothy M. Kaine. But there are other candidates for the office that could pull votes from both the major party tickets – Libertarian Gary Johnson and Bill Weld and Independent Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka.
The race for U.S. Senate finds incumbent Jerry Moran (R) facing Libertarian Robert D. Garrard and Democrat Patrick Weisner.
Wichita Republican Michael Pompeo will face competition for the U.S. House of Representatives from the 4th District from a local candidate, Miranda Allen of Kiowa, who is running as an Independent. Also on the tickets is Democrat Daniel B. Giroux and Libertarian Gorden J. Bakken.
The Kansas Senate 32nd District race finds Larry W. Alley (R) of Winfield facing Don Shimkus (D) of Oxford, while in the Kansas House of Representatives 116th District, incumbent Kyle D. Hoffman (R) of Coldwater faces competition from Jolene E. Roitman (D) of Wellington.
On the ballot will also be candidates for the Kansas Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and District Court.