New Rooks County jail approved by voters

Voters from Rooks County approved the sales tax question on the November 4, 2014 ballot to build a new Rooks County jail.  The uncanvassed vote total was 1,101 in favor and 863 opposed. The new jail will be built near Read on! →

RCH expansion to move forward

Since the new Rooks County Health Center opened in 2008, the volume of inpatient and outpatient services has increased by 295%.   RCH no longer has the space it needs to adequately serve patient needs, especially in the clinic and rehabilitation Read on! →

Kansas women create angel gowns

George Taylor, Photojournalist , gtaylor@kwch.com    Click here for video. STOCKTON, Kan. – A Kansas mother and daughter are giving back, helping grieving families with the pain of losing a baby. Peggy Wise and Jenny Gray are sewing Angel Gowns, turning Read on! →

Animal Hospital welcomes new veterinarian

After 38 years of operating the Animal Hospital veterinary clinic in Plainville, owners Armin and Vicki Kelly have announced that they have agreed to sell the practice to Lauren Mack, DVM.  Mack just graduated from Washington State University School of Read on! →

McKenna Center in Palco opens with large crowd

The new McKenna Youth & Activity Center in downtown Palco officially opened on Saturday, May 24, 2014 with a large crowd braving the off-and-on light showers to be a part of the ribbon cutting ceremony. Palco Mayor Freda Lambert welcomed Read on! →

In Touch With You Massage opens in Stockton

Excerpts from the Stockton Sentinel – May 8, 2014 After being involved in the printing and screen printing business for many years in Stockton, Jayne Prockish has taken on a new venture, In Touch With You Massage, opening in May, Read on! →

Dollar General opens in Plainville

The community of Plainville is no longer without a variety store!  On March 20, 2014 Dollar General officially opened at 205 NW 3rd St. (just east of the US 183 and K-18 intersection).   Plainville has been without the services of Read on! →

Plainville considering Recreation/Wellness Center

The Plainville Recreation Commission, in cooperation with the City of Plainville, is considering opening a new Recreation/Wellness Center in the former Duckwall’s building location on S. Main Street in Plainville’s downtown.  The Recreation Commission said they have received an anonymous Read on! →

Stockton National Bank acquires Norton bank

The Stockton National Bank has announced that they have agreed in principle to acquire First Security Bank and Trust of Norton, Kansas, effective March 4, 2014. First Security Bank and Trust operates two (2) full-service banking offices in Norton, KS Read on! →