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With the Civic Center gearing up for the 2024 Grant County Fair, Civic Center Manager Mari Honstead has been working tirelessly to get ready. With that in mind, the current 11-year-old … more
A question posed on a social media site recently begged the answer to what happened to "Main Street"? You know, the one where cars "dragged" up and down all night long, with the occupants honking and … more
HED: County hears appropriations requests The Grant County Commission is on the brink of figuring out its fiscal year 2025 budget, and heard a pair of last-minute appropriations requests at its … more
Grant County Treasurer Terri Trotman gave an update on happenings at the county treasurer’s office at the July 2 county commission meeting and was asked when the new license plate design would … more
The following information listed is some of the calls and arrests reported from July 1-7, 2024. Those  arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. July 1 5:24 … more
The following information listed is some of the calls and arrests reported from June 17-30, 2024. Those  arrested presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. June 17 12:48 … more
When the Ulysses City Council approved a new fireworks ordinance in June, effectively expanding the number of days fireworks could be sold and allowing for later discharge of fireworks on the 4th of … more
Ulysses has become a very chicken-friendly town. more
The world, as we all know it, is not the same. And why do you suppose that is? Working in the media, I see things. And I don't like what I have been seeing. I have said it before - modesty, … more
The Ulysses Ace hardware held a block party Saturday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ace Hardware. Hayden Graber performed live, Furever Friends was there, and Royal Smith barbecue cooked up … more
Nancy Wallace-Kletecka was named president and publisher of the Ulysses News effective May 2, a promotion from her title of Managing Editor. “Smith Newspapers is very excited to announce … more
The last week of February into March left several counties on edge as weather conditions created multiple fast-growing, devastating fires throughout the Midwest. Grant County Fire Department was … more
GARDEN CITY - Garden City Fire Department (GCFD) announced the passing of Larry Pander, firefighter and military veteran Tuesday, February 27. “It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the … more
TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced this week that 58 projects at 37 airports have been selected to receive $14.3 million through the Kansas Airport Improvement Program (KAIP). … more
They were pioneers who have left their "mark" on Grant County. A mark that continues today as the descendants of those from so long ago continue to give back to their southwest Kansas roots. … more
Since January, Grant County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has been in the process of conducting an Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (A-EMT) course. Sarah Krueger, Doctor of Veterinary … more
The KTOY (Kansas Teacher of the Year) program, recognizes teachers with excellent teaching styles from elementary to secondary classrooms in Kansas. This plays an important role as it highlights the … more
Community health workers from Grant County ventured to the capitol to attend Kansas Medical Society’s (KMS) Advocacy Day Wednesday, January 24. Advocacy Day provides community health … more
In the past, and some may still do that today, many schools have selected their homecoming candidates through only a voting process. The road to being homecoming royalty at Ulysses High School, … more
After 29 years of service, Dave Kinkelaar, owner of DK Liquor, handed off keys to Chase and Sophia Rietcheck to become new owners of RR Liquor and Cigars. “We really wanted to invest into … more
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