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Local News Archives for 2019-08

Dedication Of New Coffeyville Mural


A dedication of Coffeyville’s new downtown mural was conducted last night.  Denise York with Coffeyville’s Reawakening thanked the crowd for attending along with Security First Title who provided the building canvas, Taylor Crane and Rigging for equipment, Paul Kritz for legal work, the Coffeyville’s Reawakening committee and artist Mike DeRosa.  DeRosa spoke about the vision for the mural.

He added the mural was the largest project he’s every worked on.  The mural is one of the early projects completed as part of Coffeyville’s Reawakening.     

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Co-Ed Softball Tournament Next Saturday


 

The Coffeyville Community College softball team is looking for a few more teams to complete their co-ed slow pitch softball tournament field for next Saturday, August 24th. The entry cost is $200 per team and the tournament will consist of 50 minute games. Girls will hit girls' balls, and there will be 3 home runs allowed per team.

 

Those interested can visit the CCC Softball Facebook page for more information.

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ISFR Swine Show Results


 

A Field Kindley High School sophmore walks away with the Grand Champion Market Barrow at this year's Inter-State Fair. 15 year old Deziree Lee showed a 286 pound cross-bred barrow to take home a purple ribbon and a buckle. Lee who is heavily involved at FKHS is in FFA, on the dance team and is on the honor roll. Lee also showed a second barrow earlier in the day and chose not to show her gilt when she came up lame. Reserve champion was Brenden Anderson from Caney. Judge for the swine shows was Jim Coakley and sponsor of the shows is Blue Moose Outdoor Portables.

 

Swine Show Results

Market Barrow

Grand Champion: Deziree Lee, Coffeyville, Kan. 

Reserve grand champion: Brenden Anderson, Caney, Kan.

 

AOB (All other breeds)

Champion: Lily Anderson, Caney

Reserve champion: Cooper Robbins, Lenapah, Okla.

 

Yorkshire

Champion: Sawyer Richardson, Vinita

Reserve champion: Cameron Vail, Altamont, Kan.

 

Berkshire

Champion: Conner Langworthy, Lenapah, Okla.

Reserve champion: McKinzie McAffrey, Welch, Okla.

 

Duroc

Champion: Brenden Anderson, Caney, Kan.

Reserve champion: Sawyer Richardson, Vinita, Okla.

 

Hampshire

Champion: Kade Burgess, Miami, Okla.

Reserve champion: Cameron Vail, Altamont, Kan.

 

Spotted

Champion: Zoe Dixon, Vinita, Okla.

Reserve champion: Kade Burgess, Miami, Okla

 

Cross

Champion: Deziree Lee, Coffeyville, Kan.

Reserve champion: Delaney Pippin, South Coffeyville, Okla.

 

Breeding Stock

Grand Champion gilt: Lily Anderson, Caney, Kan.

Reserve champion gilt: Kinley Langworthy, Lenapah, Okla.

 

Champion commercial gilt: Lily Anderson, Caney, Kan.

Reserve champion commercial gilt: McKinzie McAffrey, Welch, Okla.

 

Champion Berkshire gilt: Kinley Langworthy, Lenapah, Okla.

Reserve champion Berkshire gilt: Tripp Tatum, Wann, Okla.

 

Champion Chester gilt: Gracey Tignaneli, Delaware, Okla.

 

Champion Hampshire gilt: Tripp Tatum, Wann, Okla.

Reserve champion Hampshire gilt: Morgan Hanigan, Oswego, Kan.

 

Champion Poland China gilt: Kelsey Wall, Bluejacket, Okla.

 

Champion Spotted Poland China gilt: Brittney Monroe, Edna, Kan.

Reserve champion Spotted Poland China gilt: Keaton Gillman, Miami, Okla. 

 

Champion Overall Purebred gilt: Kinley Langworthy, Lenepah, Okla.

Reserve champion overall purebred gilt: Maddie Gillman, Miami, Okla. 

 

Showmanship

 

Senior showmanship:

1.Cord Dodson, Liberty, Kan.

2.Brenden Anderson, Caney, Kan.

3.Maddie Gillman, Welch, Okla.

4.Delaney Pippin, So. Coffeyville, Kan.

5.Keaton Gillman, Miami, Okla.

 

Junior showmanship:

1.Lilly Anderson, Caney, Kan.

2.Kade Burgess, Miami, Okla.

3.Kinley Langworthy, Lenepah, Okla.

4.Parker Midgett, Liberty, Kan.

5.Colton Moss, Bluejacket, Okla.

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ISFR Junior Heifer Show Results


 

The results from the Inter-State Fair Junior Heifer Show are in. This year's Supreme Heifer, a lim-flex, was shown by 15 year old Trace Falkenstien from Bartlett. This is the fourth year he's shown at the Inter-State Fair and he began his career with a Hereford bucket calf. Reserve Supreme Heifer went to Brenley Grigsby. The junior heifer show was sponsored by Community State Bank. The judge of the shows was Head of Livestock Judging at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Blaine French.

 

 

Junior Heifer Show Results, August 13, 2019

 

Supreme Heifer: Trace Falkenstien

Reserve Supreme Heifer: Brenley Grigsby

 

Champion Angus: Brenley Grisby

Reserve Champion Angus: Brody Grigsby

 

Champion Chi: Darla Fesmire

Reserve Champion Chi: Dexter Small

 

Champion Charolais: Darla Fesmire

 

Champion Gelbvieh: Kyle Chapman

Reserve Champion Gelbvieh: KeatonGilman

 

Champion Hereford: Emma Pool

Reserve Champion Hereford: Emma Pool

 

Champion Limousin: Trace Falkenstien

Reserve Champion Limousin: Seth Johnson

 

Champion Maine Anjou: Abby Emberson

Reserve Champion Maine Anjou: Wyatt Goode

 

Champion Red Angus: Landry Layton

Reserve Champion Red Angus: Clint Harrington

 

Champion Shorthorn: Olivia Gillette

Reserve Champion Shorthorn: Oakley Carter

 

Champion Simmental: Paige Atkisson

Reserve Champion Simmental: Gavin Grigsby

 

Champion Commercial Heifer: Brenley Grigsby

Reserve Champion Commercial Heifer: Brody Grigsby

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ISFR Tractor Pull Results


 

The motors roared and the smoke poured out over the grandstands at Walter Johnson Park for the first night of entertainment at the 111th annual Inter-State Fair and Rodeo in Coffeyville. It was tractor pull night as fans got to watch three classes pro stock, modified and two-wheel drive. The winners of the each class are Steve Bailey from Odessa, Missouri in pro stock class with his tractor “Rut Cutter”, Wayne Longnecker from Cambridge, Iowa in modified with his tractor “River Rat” and Jake Miller of Whitewright, Texas in two wheel drive with his tractor “Bad Decisions”.

 

Grandstand entertainment tonight is the LJ Jenkins Bull Riding, followed by two nights of PRCA pro rodeo tomorrow and Friday and then the demo derby wraps up fair week on August 17.

 

Results, Outlaw Tractor Pull – August 13, 2019

Inter-State Fair and Rodeo, Coffeyville, Kansas

 

Pro Stock Tractors

1. Steve Bailey, Odessa, Mo. “Rut Cutter”  337 feet.

2. Clint Melling, Nordheim, Texas “Bulletproof Buck” 328.93 feet

3. Grey Porter, Mercer, Mo. “Gang Green” 327.28 feet

4. Dave Yarick, Rich Hill, Mo. “Dirtslinging  Deere” 321.29 feet

5. Jim Brackett, Richland, Mo. “Hillbilly X-Press” 304.13 feet

6. CodyYarick, Rich Hill, Mo. “Gone” 303.41 feet

 

Modified Tractors

1. Wayne Longnecker, Cambridge, Iowa “River Rat” 321.94 feet

2. Donald Nelson, Cat Springs, Texas “Twisted Whip” 317.29 feet

3. Cameron Neaves, Meadoo, Texas “Cotton Candy” 316.17 feet

4. Donald Nelson, Cat Springs, Texas “Texas Bullwhip” 306.45 feet. 

 

Two wheel drive

1. Jake Miller, Whitewright, Texas “Bad Decisions” 309.99 feet

2. Robert Zajicek, Columbus, Texas “Gun Smoke” 298.77 feet

3. Donald Nelson, Cat Springs, Texas “”Lil’ Whip” 275.21 feet

4. Scott Wilms, Beatrice, Neb. “Inheritance” 272.12 feet

5. Donald Nelson, Cat Springs, Texas “Bull Whip Motorsports” 267.30 feet

6. Dustin Corliss, Cat Springs, Texas “Run and Tell It” 261.56 feet

7. Cole Zajicek, Columbus, Texas “Texas Two Step” 253.55 feet

8. Scott Jensen, Dell Rapids, S.D. “American Ethanol” 251.19 feet.

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Independence Receiving Bids for Water Tower Renovation


 

The City of Independence is receiving proposals to contract for interior and exterior renovations on the airport's water tower. Bids were first accepted starting in late July, and will continue to be accepted through 2 p.m. on August 15th.

 

The city is also requesting quotes for striping work at 1300 N. 5th Street to the end of the stadium, and will accept quotes until August 16th.

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Help End Summer Blood Shortage


 

With many regular donors delaying giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school, the American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage. While thousands of donors have rolled up a sleeve this summer, blood and platelet donations aren’t keeping pace with patient needs. More donations are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply and be prepared for patient emergencies.

 

Make an appointment to donate blood now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting red-cross-blood.org or calling 1-800-Red Cross.

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Day Out of School to Reward Students for School Participation


 

Overall student participation at the high school level can be low. It can be a very small number of students who show up to the majority of events. Field Kindley High School Senior Halle Herkelman presented to the USD 445 School Board her idea to improve participation.

 

Herkelman, who is the daughter of Coffeyville Community College Men's Basketball Coach Jay Herkelman, says she's worked on this plan since last December and then presented it first to Dr. Craig Correll, then the teachers and finally the school board who gave their approval.

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Another Great Bake Sale During ISFR


 

The next generation of bakers got to show off their stuff during the bake sale at the 111th annual Inter-State Fair in Coffeyville. Ninety-seven items in three categories, 4-H, open class and educational, were up for auction during the bake sale, with young people doing much of the mixing, baking and decorating. Some of the items sold include chocolate chip cookies for $115, banana nut bread for $110 and a carrot cake for $245. Last year’s bake sale brought in $8,995. The auctioneers for this year’s bake sale were Marty Hill and Dale Baker.

 

The 111th annual Inter-State Fair and Rodeo kicks off tonight with the Outlaw Tractor Pull.

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Young Copan Cowboy to Compete at ISFR


 

A 2018 Copan High School graduate will compete in this year's Interstate Fair and Rodeo. 19 year old Dawson Appleton is a tie-down roper who will compete on Thursday, August 15. Appleton competed in junior and high school rodeo before attending Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in Miami this past year. He competes in both the tie-down and team roping in college, but will not team rope at Coffeyville.  He’s competed at a handful of rodeos in the Prairie Circuit, just getting himself acclimated to professional competition. Appleton says he's trying to get his feet in the water, to see what it’s like, and to see if it’s what he wants to do.

 

He will limit his professional competition until he finishes his ag-business degree in college.

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Back to School Drive Safe


 

As summer draws to a close, the next couple of weeks are when most Kansas students return back to schools across the state.  AAA Kansas warns drivers to be especially vigilant for pedestrians before, during and after-school hours.  Nearly one-third of all child pedestrian fatalities in the United States occur between 3:00pm and 7:00pm.   Through its annual “School’s Open, Drive Carefully” public awareness campaign, AAA aims to help reduce child pedestrian fatalities and injuries. 

 

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a pedestrian struck by a vehicle traveling 25 miles per hour is nearly two-thirds less likely to be killed as compared to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle traveling just ten mph faster.

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Museum to Host Art Exhibit


 

The Historical Cherryvale Museum will host an art exhibit on Sunday, August 18th, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Several Cherryvale artists have been invited to display up to four of their works for the afternoon. Artists whose works will be represented include Anke Dotson, Leonard Wren, Carl Brothers, Leonard Wood, Sheila Minnich, Tom Porter, Don Richardson, David Frizell, and Casey Lickteig. Mr. Lickteig is the art instructor at Cherryvale Middle and High School, and some of his student work may be included. The exhibition will be held in the gymnasium at Cherryvale’s Presbyterian Church, located at 211 South Montgomery Street. The Museum, just a block away at 215 East 4th, will also be open Sunday afternoon.

 

The public is invited. Admission is free, although donations are welcome.

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Texas Company Banned From Kansas


 

A Texas company has been temporarily banned by court order from doing business in Kansas for failure to respond to an outstanding subpoena. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says Student Loan Relief of Dallas, Texas, has been temporarily banned from doing business in Kansas. District Judge Theresa Watson entered an order last week in Shawnee County District Court prohibiting the company from engaging in consumer transactions in Kansas until the court finds it is in compliance with the subpoena.

 

During the course of the attorney general’s investigation into consumer complaints about the company’s business practices, Student Loan Relief failed to respond to an investigative subpoena in violation of Kansas law. If proven, allegations in the complaints against the company would constitute violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.

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Over 250 Violent Crime Victims Receive Assistance


 

The Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board awarded financial assistance to 263 victims of violent crime at its August meeting. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says awards were made in 121 new cases. Additional expenses were paid in 142 previously submitted cases. The awards totaled $259,706.47. The Division of Crime Victims Compensation in Schmidt’s office administers the Crime Victims Compensation program, which was established in 1978 to help victims of violent crime pay for their unexpected expenses such as medical treatment, mental health counseling, lost wages, dependent support and funeral expenses.

 

Awards are limited to a maximum total amount of $25,000. A portion of assessed court costs and fines, inmate wages, parole fees and restitution paid by convicted offenders provides funding to the program.

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One Thing Leads to Another


 

There’s a cause and a consequence for everything.

 

You can see it in cow herds just before and after calving, says Allison Meyer, animal scientist at the University of Missouri.   

 

The 5.5% of calf deaths in the United States that occur prior to weaning add up to losses of at least $670 million per year, plenty of economic incentive to find answers. Meyer studies what cows eat in the perinatal period from last trimester to the first three weeks post-calving, and the transfer of nutrients from cow to calf.

 

“We're particularly interested in how many nutrients are getting to the calf,” she says. “Then, how that affects its growth and development—and ultimately its long-term health, reproductive efficiency and carcass quality.”

 

Causes for a shift in nourishment available to the calf begin with dietary balance and intake for the cow. How is the forage quality? Is she being supplemented to meet requirements? Is she a heifer that’s still growing or a cow with high lactation potential? Is there heat or cold stress effecting her energy intake or needs?

 

“When the calf is a fetus, the cow  provides all nutrients through the uterus and placenta,” Meyer says. “Certainly she has to consume the nutrients, digest them, then absorb them and transfer those to the calf. But once the calf is born, it is relying on the cow or the first-calf heifer to make colostrum and milk.”

 

The calf, in turn, has to be vigorous enough to get the colostrum or milk and have a good enough gastrointestinal (GI) tract or gut to digest and absorb the nutrients and use them.

 

“We know calves that don't consume as much colostrum and get sick early in life are less likely to grade Choice and less likely to have a high weaning weight,” Meyer says. “It needs colostrum really early” and can only use available nutrients if the gut can digest and absorb those so the calf can “stay warm, finish development and grow up.”

We ask a lot of the newborn calf GI tract, she says.

 

“The gut is trying to deal with all the pathogens that are coming in from the outside, so it's important to make sure it's developed appropriately,” Meyer says, explaining why calves need colostrum to create passive immunity. 

 

Newborn calves have few nutrient stores, relying on nutrients from the cow to ensure their vigor, development and production. That starts before birth, she says: “From the post-weaning period until the calving period, we need to make sure cows are maintaining or gaining body condition.”

 

Cutting back to where females lose weight risks creating runts that can’t fully express their genetics.

 

“We want calves to match their genetic potential as a fetus because the growth and development they’re doing then is setting them up for everything they will do after birth,” Meyer says.

 

“We don’t want to decrease fetal growth or decrease birth weight by restricting or taking feed away from a cow or heifer while she's pregnant,” she says. “If we want to decrease birth weight because we’re worried about dystocia, we really need to make sure we do that genetically. We want the genetics of the calf to tell it how much to grow as a fetus.”

 

Feeding pregnant cows appropriately leads to their calves’ independent health. 

 

“Our goal is for calves to be born alive,” Meyer notes. “How we keep them alive is to make sure they get the nutrients they need before they are born, and then continue to get the nutrients they need after they are born.”

 

In a lifetime of causes and consequences, she says, “It’s important to focus on the pre-weaning calf, because regardless of what type of beef producer we have, whether they're trying to produce the next national champion bull or just calves to take to the sale barn at weaning, how many live to weaning and how ready they are for the next phase of their life matters to everybody.”

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CFD Assists with Two Flood Rescues


 

The Coffeyville Fire Department was dispatched to Brown Rd and 1000 in Labette County yesterday morning, on a mutual aid request from the Edna Fire Department for a water rescue. Coffeyville Fire responded with a three man boat crew and rescued a female motorist who was stranded in high water. Crews successfully rescued her from the roof of her car without any injuries. Also yesterday morning CFD responded to a mutual aid request from Cherryvale Rural Fire to assist a resident in evacuating from their home after high water had risen into it.

 

CFD wants you to remember, when it comes to high water, turn around, don't drown.

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Vaude in the Ville this Weekend


 

The 4th Annual Vaude in the Ville is coming up this Saturday from 7:00pm to 11:30pm at the Spencer Round Theater. President of the Midland Theater Foundation Haylie Bagwell says this is hosted by the Midland Theater and Coffeyville's Reawakening.

Bagwell says it started out with just music, then they added dance and this year they have added a comedy performance.

 

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ISFR Royalty Candidates


 

Seven girls will compete for Coffeyville’s Inter-State Fair royalty titles. Cassidy Bronson from Chelsea, Oklahoma and Nell Kreder from Ramona, Oklahoma are running for the title of Inter-State Fair Queen. Myranda Kistler from Claremore, Oklahoma, Chesnee McGovern from Nowata, Oklahoma and Laray Taylor also from Nowata will compete for Inter-State Fair Princess. For Inter-State Fair Little Miss Oaklee Edmisten from Nowata and Crosslyn Mooney from Welch, Oklahoma will be in the running.

 

The pageant will be held on August 11 and consists of four parts horsemanship, speech, personal interview, and modeling. The speech, modeling and interview will be held August 11 at 2:00pm at the Coffeyville Recreation Center. The horsemanship component takes place on August 11 at 5:00pm at Bent E Quarter Horses Arena in Coffeyville. Both events are free and open to the public.

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Localized Flash Flooding in Montgomery County


 

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is experiencing localized flash flooding throughout the area due to the heavy rain. As always, do not drive into high water. If you do run into standing water, turn around, don't drown!

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Mural Dedication Ceremony Next Wednesday


 

Coffeyville's Reawakening is inviting the community to a mural dedication next Wednesday. The Mural Dedication Ceremony, held on August 14th between 8th and Elm Streets, will be a short affair to thank the mural's painter, Mark DeRosa, and others for their hard work and dedication in making "this vision for downtown Coffeyville possible." The event will begin at 5:30 p.m.

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CPD Warns of Fake Money


 

There have been quite a few counterfeit bills being passed in Coffeyville recently. The police department have taken 28 reports this year of counterfeit money, and a good percentage of those cases pulled have been in the last two weeks. These bills appear to be “washed” money meaning the ink is removed off of a $1 bill and then reprinted to be a $20 or a $50. CPD has been getting all different dollar amounts $10 and up and warn businesses to be on the lookout for them. These are much better quality counterfeits than they have seen in years past.

 

If you suspect the bill may be a fake, hold it up to the light. All newer bills $5 and up should have the face image on the right side of the bill and may also have a security strip on the left side.

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ISFR Parade Route Change


 

A change in the parade route for this years Interstate Fair and Rodeo. So that parade participants don’t have to cross busy streets, this year’s parade, slated for Thursday, August 15, will start at 8th and Spruce. Chairman of the Parade for the Montgomery County Fair Association Miranda Rine says the fair and rodeo parade will follow the same route as the Christmas parade. New this year are the traveling trophies and three categories for parade entrants. Traveling trophies will be awarded to first place finishers in each of three categories equine, commercial and non-profit. Second place finishers in each category will receive a certificate.

 

Parade entries are due August 9. Entry forms can be found online at fairandrodeo.com.

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KDOT Bids Approved for SEK HWY Construction


 

The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. Two of the approved bids were here in Southeast Kansas.

 

In Crawford County the K-47 and Ozark Street intersection in Girard will see some intersection improvement with Mission Construction Company in St Paul being selected with a bid of $328,266.51. In Labette County U.S. 59 and U.S. 160 junction will also see intersection upgrades with Laforge & Budd Construction Company in Parsons getting the bid at $3,083,218.92.

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Results from Parsons Commission Primary


 

An election was held to narrow down the ten candidates for the Parsons City Commission. After yesterday's primary these six candidates will be moving on to the November general election. The incumbent Kevin Cruse who had 363 votes, Leland Crooks 317 votes, Eric Strait 287 votes, Verlyn Bolinger 282 votes, Jonna Gabbert 206 votes and Sontana Johnson 135 votes. The four candidates who will not be moving on are Ryan Robertson with 124 votes, Braden Lett 90 votes, Brady Magner 88 votes and Jeffrey Stammer 60 votes.

 

730 ballots were counted in the election.

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12th Annual Blake's Triathlon


 

The 12th annual Blake's Triathlon is this Saturday starting at 8:00am at Riverside Park in Independence. Chamber of Commerce Director Lisa Wilson says this is put on by Blake Bertie's family to honor her and help raise awareness and funding to help fight childhood cancer.

 

Wilson says for more information you can call (620)330-1500 or go to the website blakebertiecancerfoundation.org. You can also pick up a triathlon application at the Ash Youth Center.

 

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Injury Accident in Coffeyville


 

One person received minor injuries in a two vehicle accident in Coffeyville this afternoon   (Tuesday afternoon).  The accident at the intersection of 11th and Elm Streets occurred at about 2:00.  Police at the scene say that a male driver of one of the vehicles was transported to CRMC for a minor arm injury.  Police say he was using a seat belt at the time of the accident. 

 

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.  

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New Faces at CCC


 

With one week until classes start back up at Coffeyville Community College, Director of College Relations Yvonne Hull says students are going to be seeing some new faces around campus.

 

Hull says she's excited for the semester to get started. If you haven't enrolled yet there is still time but the dorms are full so they've had to create a wait list.

 

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National Night Out Tonight


 

Tonight is the night for the 7th annual National Night Out. Join the Coffeyville Police Department and Fire Department at the Aquatic Center tonight from 5:30pm until 8:00pm. There will be free swimming, music, bouncy house, a mock jail cell, cotton candy and much more.

 

National Night Out is an event to encourage community in the city and a great way to meet police officers and firefighters.

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Phone Issues at CCC


 

You aren't being ignored. Coffeyville Community College is having issues with their phones and Director of College Relation Yvonne Hull says she apologizes to anyone who has been trying to reach them.

 

Hull says right now the best way to contact someone at CCC is through their email or you can reach out via one of the social media pages.

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IPD Thankful for Support to K9 Program


 

The Independence Police Department sends out thanks for everyone who has supported the IPD canine program, especially Tracy Oakes. Harrison met with Oaks last fall and explained that IPD planned to have the canine team on the street in the middle of 2020. She offered to fund the dog if it would help start the program sooner. Harrison says without Oaks they would probably have had to delay the program. The canine program has been funded nearly entirely by donations. With the support IPD has raised over $30,000.

 

Harrison added that IPD is not done yet. He says they need the community’s continued support to provide for food and equipment for Pax over the long term.

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Iowa Rodeo Clown To Entertain At Inter-State Rodeo


 

An Iowa rodeo clown will entertain crowds during the Inter-State Fair and Rodeo on August 15th and 16th. Allan Dessel will be bringing his own unique brand of comedy to the fair, with acts such as the Dance Evolution, a study of nearly 90 years of dance.

 

Dessel got his start in rodeo as a teenager while helping local rodeos behind the scenes. In his younger days, he was a bullfighter, but slowly transitioned to his current status as a rodeo clown throughout the years. His first rodeo as a clown was in 2007, and he's been doing it ever since.

 

Rodeo tickets for this year's Inter-State Fair and Rodeo are $15. Fun passes, which allow for entry to all five nights of grandstand entertainment, are $45.

 

To purchase tickets, or for more information on the week's events, click here.

 

 

 

(Photo courtesy of Howard Sears Photography)

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KDOT Holding Local Consult Meetings


 

Throughout the month of August, the Kansas Department of Transportation will be holding Local Consult meethings throughout the state. The date for Southeast Kansas has been set for August 21, and will be held in Independence's Memorial Hall from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. A link to an invitation from Kansas Governor Laura Kelly can be found by clicking here.

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Police Officers Needed in Coffeyville


 

 

The City of Coffeyville is looking to hire more police officers. The city is authorized to maintain 27 police officers, and duties include patrolling, responding to general service calls, as well as performing technical and administrative aspects of the job among other things. Applicants will need to pass a physical agility test and a written test. For more information, those interested can click here.

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Cooking for a Cure Raises $2,200


 

Over $2,000 raised this weekend for a family and their child fighting cancer. With about three weeks of preparation the first annual Cooking for a Cure was put together to raise money for 9 year old Cooper Stout as he fights brain cancer. Organizer Brett Trotter says he wants to thank everyone that came out and helped as they raised $2,200.

 

They are planning to put this event on next year and Trotter says he's issuing a challenge to raise over $5,000 at next years event.

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Protect Your Stuff When you Head to College


 

The transition from high school graduate to new college student is an exciting milestone, and moving away from home is part of the process for many. AAA Kansas reminds college students and their parents of important steps before heading off to school. According to Consumer Reports, dorm rooms can be a hot spot for thieves. Two roommates could have $6,000 or more worth of electronics alone including laptops, tablets, smartphones and gaming systems as well as other items of value in their small living space.

 

To help best protect yourself or your child AAA Kansas has some tips and information, if you live in a dorm, some personal possessions may be covered under your parents’ homeowners or renters insurance policies, if you live off-campus, purchase renters insurance, leave valuables at home, create a dorm inventory and safeguard your items from theft.

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Keep An Eye Out For Suspicious Activity in Montgomery County


 

Due to a dramatic increase in residential thefts of trailers and other equipment in rural areas of the county, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public assistance in keeping an eye out for suspicious activity in your neighborhood. In a press release sent out on Thursday, the sheriff's office asked the public to report any unusual or suspicious activity in their neighborhood by calling their dispatch center at 620-330-1000. By dialing that number, an officer will respond and investigate.

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Coffeyville Museum Relocating in Downtown


 

Moving on up. The Dalton Museum is relocating to downtown Coffeyville. Historical Society's Kris Crane says they are grateful for Mike Ewy and Community State Bank for donating the building and for all the volunteer help they've gotten from the community.

 

Crane says that while the move in August and September admission into the mission is half off and they look to be fully moved into the Old Condon Bank by early October.

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Coffeyville Curfew Reminder


 

The Coffeyville Police Department would like to remind parents of the curfew hours for minors. There have been having quite a few violations of this ordinance lately and CPD would like to get it resolved. This is nothing new and has been in effect since June 1994. The City of Coffeyville curfew is from 11:00pm to 6:00am every weeknight and 12:01am to 6:00am on Friday and Saturday nights.

 

The curfew ordinance on minors has been posted on the CPD Facebook page. They appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

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Purchase Your Ticket for "Vaude in the Ville"


 

There's still time to purchase your tickets for the 4th annual "Vaude in the Ville" variety show! The event will be held next Saturday, August 10th, and features acts reminiscent of the days of vaudeville variety shows. Comedian, vocalist, and Coffeyville native Linsay Goldapp will be the hostess for the evening. Other local acts will perform that night, including musicians, comedians, dancers, and more.

 

Tickets are $25 each and will benefit the Midland Theatre & Event Center. Those interested can purchase a ticket at the Coffeyville Area Chamber of Commerce or the Coffeyville Reawakening headquarters.

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