2020 Quilts of Valor - special section from the Kiowa County Press

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Attached below is the 2020 Quilts of Valor special section from the December 25, 2020, edition of the Kiowa County Press. Note: Adobe Acrobat Reader (available free online at or similar compatible software is required to view the special section.

Card of Thanks – Kiowa County Commissioners

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The Kiowa County Commissioners would like to express our gratitude to the planning group for the Merry on Maine Holiday Festival.  

We understand the enormous planning for this event, along with the love and hope for our residents, businesses, and communities to have an inspirational event of fellowship and joyful celebration.  We know that this year has been profoundly disappointing for so many, no celebrations, graduations, weddings, funerals, reduced income, isolation, sickness and loss of life.  

Obituary – Richard Earl “Dick” Scott

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Richard Earl Scott

October 14, 1937 - November 23, 2020

Longtime Towner resident Richard Earl "Dick" Scott passed away November 23, 2020, at the Greeley County Hospital in Tribune, Kansas, at the age of 83 due to complications related to the coronavirus. A celebration of life memorial service will be held at later date, and Dick's cremated remains will be interred at the Towner Cemetery.

Plainview School moves to online learning following COVID-19 exposures

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Students, Staff, Parents, and Community Members,

It was only a matter of time before our school was affected by COVID.  We have had a staff member test positive today.  This affects both the elementary school and the Jr/High Schools.  The students and staff members who are to quarantine have been personally contacted.  The exposure and test results have also been reported to the Kiowa County and Prowers County Health Departments as per protocol.

Letter to the Editor – Veterans’ dinner cancelled this year

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As Commander of American Legion Post #125, I have had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year's Veterans' dinner scheduled for November 11, 2020.  This is just one more event having to go by the wayside as a means of protecting our members and beyond from possible exposure to COVID-19.