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BREAKING NEWS: Cherry Blossom Festival postponed

CHERRYVALE — Inclement weather has forced the postponement of the Cherry Blossom Festival in Cherryvale. See the message from the Cherryvale Chamber of Commerce below: We regret to announce that due to the inclement weather, all Cherry Blossom Festival activites … Continue reading

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Six arrested on probation violations; search yields drug, endangered children

Six Montgomery County residents were arrested Wednesday, April17, following an investigation into possible probation violations.   Sheriff Robert Dierks said local officers, in conjunction with probation authorities, received information that several people on probation were allegedly violating their probation conditions … Continue reading

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General election results for Montgomery County

Winners named in USD 447 board election   The USD 447 Board of Education results are complete with the final tally including the votes from Montgomery, Neosho and Wilson counties. The top three winners were Robert John (342 votes), Gina … Continue reading

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Police chief, public works director delegated to coordinate Caney projects

BY ANDY TAYLOR CANEY — Mayor Dale McBride confirmed Friday that he has delegated Rick Pell, police chief, and J.R. Secondine, public works director, to handle some administrative duties dealing with city projects due to the absence of a city … Continue reading

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Sheriff investigates shooting in rural Cherryvale

CHERRYVALE — The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in rural Cherryvale on Tuesday evening, March 26.   The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department says a pickup truck occupied by John Wesley and Tomi Lee Enloe was … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: Just a farm kid . . .

BY RUDY TAYLOR   While attending a job fair last week where Taylor Newspapers manned a booth, I met lots of job seekers.   Some brought resumes. Others just moseyed by, picked up the free stuff on our table and … Continue reading

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Final results from USD 447 Board of Education primary election

Results from the USD 447 Board of Education are now final.  The top six vote recipients in the primary election will advance to the April 2 general election.  Those top vote recipients were Robert John, Gina Booe, Roy Griffin, John … Continue reading

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Primary election yields ouster of Independence city commissioner

Tuesday’s primary elections did lead to the defeat of one incumbent member of the Independence City Commission.   Commissioner Tim White was given the boot after failing to earn enough votes to be among the top four vote recipients to … Continue reading

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Advanced ballots can be cast until 7 p.m., Monday

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has announced that county clerk’s offices in 24 Kansas counties — including Montgomery County — will remain open until 7 p.m., tonight (Monday) to assure voters in Tuesday’s election a chance to vote by early … Continue reading

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Drive-by shooting in Coffeyville leads to attempted murder charge

COFFEYVILLE — Å Coffeyville woman was arrested late Sunday evening on a charge of attempted murder following a drive-by shooting earlier in the evening.   Anthony Celeste, Coffeyville police chief, said Rachel Mcbeath, age 20, was arrested at 504 E. … Continue reading

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