Spring River Current

Spring River Current A newspaper for the community with content provided by the community. Locally owned and operated with an emphasis on Baxter Springs and it's residents

Galena 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees
05/19/2019

Galena 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

Galena Hall of Fame Class of 2019

BHS Building Trades completes 13th House among several other smaller projects.
05/19/2019

BHS Building Trades completes 13th House among several other smaller projects.

Finally walking away from this one, our 13th big project in town along with a few other smaller community projects. Believe it or not, everything you see and don't see in the pics was completed by high school students 10-12 grades. There are a couple of exceptions like the masonry and sheetrock finish. Pretty good for a bunch of teenagers who are just learning. They've completed framing, electrical, plumbing, door and window installation, all interior and exterior finishes, Tile and hardwood floor installation, all of the cabinetry including dovetailed soft close drawers and solid oak shaker doors, moldings and trim work, concrete flat work including stamped and acid stained concrete, service entrance hook up, sewer line hook up and more. It wasn't without it's challenges! Times have really changed over the last few years and it's very apparent in observing kids being exposed to these things for the very first time. We all need to get the game controllers and phones out of our kids hands, and introduce them to a hammer and a tape measure. teach them how they work...buy them some materials and have them build a doghouse or anything for that matter. It's progressively taking us longer and longer to complete a house due to the kids having absolutely no experience with anything when they get into my classes. They eventually learn, but at the cost of repeating, replacing and making things right.

Highway between Riverton and Galena is back open after limbs removed. Bridge is still horrible, but seems to be acceptab...
05/18/2019

Highway between Riverton and Galena is back open after limbs removed.

Bridge is still horrible, but seems to be acceptable to drive on by KDOT.

UPDATE: Highway back open to traffic flow

Eastbound traffic on Highway 66 between Riverton and Galena is blocked due to tree limbs over the roadway. Please find an alternate route while crews works to remove them.

Tornado Watch in effect
05/18/2019

Tornado Watch in effect

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Cherokee County until 5:00 pm. Remember, weather conditions can change rapidly and without a lot I’d notice so please plan ahead and closely monitor a trusted local news source.

05/18/2019

Baxter Springs Little League games for Saturday have been cancelled for expected severe storms.

Do you know the owner of this hound? See below for more details
05/17/2019

Do you know the owner of this hound? See below for more details

UPDATE: This dog's owner has been contacted and he is scheduled to be picked up this evening. Thank you to everyone who helped to spread this post.

This male hound was found in the 500 block of Southridge. He appeared to be sick but has since been examined by a veterinarian. He has a green plastic collar with a reflective stripe with the owner's information on it. I have been unable to reach the owner. If this is your dog or you know the owner, please contact the Baxter Springs Police Department at 620-856-2112 or message this page.

Fugitive Friday
05/17/2019

Fugitive Friday

UPDATE: Suspect is in custody

#Wanted #FugitiveFriday Alexandria Renee Kloer, 22, of Scammon. Kloer is wanted on felony forgery related charges. She is described as 5’04, 210 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes. Please contact the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at 620-429-3992 with info as to her whereabouts. You can also submit information by texting 888777. Just type ‘tip cherokee’ followed by whatever information you wish to provide.

Searching for the owners of this fine looking fella.
05/14/2019

Searching for the owners of this fine looking fella.

This beautiful husky was found in the 1900 block of Cherokee Ave. He does have a faded red collar but no microchip. If this is your dog or you know the owner, please contact the Baxter Springs Police Department at 620-856-2112 or message this page.

2 Car Accident North of Riverton
05/14/2019

2 Car Accident North of Riverton

Deputies are still on scene of this 2 vehicle, non-injury crash north of Riverton. Please use caution if traveling near the crash site.

Dream Team fills downtown Baxter Springs with flowers
05/14/2019

Dream Team fills downtown Baxter Springs with flowers

A great big thank you goes to Casey Roberts, Wayne Ryland, Elaine Warstler, Lori Colbert, and Ben Colbert for their hard work planting the flowers all along Military last Saturday morning. They did a fantastic job, and we all really appreciate your time and effort to beautify our town!!

Travelling Monk walks through area on Route 66
05/12/2019

Travelling Monk walks through area on Route 66

This time of year we start getting all kinds of visitors from around the world traveling #Route66. Today, Sutham Nateetong, a Buddhist Monk, is walking through our corner of Kansas as he travels from Santa Monica to the Statue of Liberty. Deputy Ludwig stopped to make sure he didn’t need water or any assistance. #WelcomeToKansas #SelfieWithAMonk

Community Baby Shower Monday at Crossroads Christian Church
05/10/2019

Community Baby Shower Monday at Crossroads Christian Church

Reminder:
The Cherokee County Community Baby Shower is this Monday, May 13th, at Crossroads Christian Church from 12:30pm-2:30pm. We hope to see you there!

Tomorrow is your last chance to grab mom an arrangement at In The Garden Floral and Gifts before Mother's Day. Don't for...
05/10/2019

Tomorrow is your last chance to grab mom an arrangement at In The Garden Floral and Gifts before Mother's Day. Don't forget to check out the other retailers in town as most have gift certificates or items that she may like as well.

Wanting something different then a spring bouquet for your mama?! We’re also doing
🌺 TROPICAL BOUQUETS 🌺

05/10/2019

Baxter Springs Public Schools, USD 508 to hold Summer Boost Program

This summer USD 508 will offer a summer boost program. This program runs 4 weeks. The program serves breakfast and lunch & also provides transportation to and from the building. The students will rotate through 5 sections (reading, math, legos, PE, and enrichment). They do team building activities and go on field trip every Friday! This is not a typical school day set up, but is a WONDERFUL learning experience for your child. If you are interested is this program please contact Lincoln Elementary at 856-3322.

05/09/2019
Riverton USD 404

Due to rain, Riverton's games have moved to Colgan for tonight. Game times are the same.

Today's baseball and softball games have been moved to Colgan. Still a 4:30 pm start time.

This day in Kansas History, the first college basketball game was held in 1891. K.U. defeated Washburn 8 - 7.
05/09/2019

This day in Kansas History, the first college basketball game was held in 1891. K.U. defeated Washburn 8 - 7.

On #thisdayinhistory , May 9 (1891), K.U. defeated Washburn, 8 to 7, in the first college basketball game played in Kansas. #kansashistory #kshistory #history

NEW at Café on the Route is a hot & cold buffet. The hot side will change day to day. Lunch Buffet is available everyda...
05/08/2019

NEW at Café on the Route is a hot & cold buffet.

The hot side will change day to day.

Lunch Buffet is available everyday from 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Today’s special on the hot side is Tacos 🌮

Prices are as listed
Endless Salad Bar $5.49
One Trip Salad Bar $3.49
Whole Buffet $7.25

Do you recognize this pooch? It's at the kennel waiting on its lost owners.
05/07/2019

Do you recognize this pooch? It's at the kennel waiting on its lost owners.

This dog was found at the ball field at 19th and Lions Road. It does not have a collar. If this is your dog or you know the owner, please contact the Baxter Springs Police Department at 620-856-2112 or message this page.

City Wide Garage Sale set for Baxter Springs
05/06/2019

City Wide Garage Sale set for Baxter Springs

It's City Wide Sale time again! Please be sure to come get your address on the list before the end of the day on May 29th!!

Baxter Springs Chamber of Commerce
05/06/2019

Baxter Springs Chamber of Commerce

It's City Wide Sale time again! Please be sure to come get your address on the list before the end of the day on May 29th!!

05/03/2019
Cowtown Spring Fling, Baxter Springs KS

Cowtown Idol is pressing on. Run down to the Library and check it out.

Idol is on! We may postpone a few minutes but the weather is clearing to the west. Bring a hoodie and your appetite!

Rita's Roost is back open now and Cafe on the Route will reopen tomorrow (Friday).
05/03/2019

Rita's Roost is back open now and Cafe on the Route will reopen tomorrow (Friday).

We are excited to announce that the Rita’s will re-open starting today and resume our normal business hours from now on.
🐓🥰🐓🥰🐓🥰🐓🥰🐓🥰

Cafe on the Route will resume normal business hours starting tomorrow 5/3/19.

Thanks everyone for being patient with us while we finalized construction.

Spring Fling starts tomorrow! Grab anyone you know in town or out of town, we'll even let those folks from Columbus stop...
05/02/2019

Spring Fling starts tomorrow! Grab anyone you know in town or out of town, we'll even let those folks from Columbus stop by (keep an eye on them though, last time they were allowed in town they stole the courthouse).

One Week away...Here's what we have for you.. Friday evening starting at 6, we have 15 Cowtown Idol contestants and Free hot dogs, drinks and snacks.
Saturday, we have 96 craft vendors (mostly handcrafted), 11 food vendors with everything from BBQ, mexican, burgers, pineapple bliss, ghetto tacos, shaved ice and cotton candy. Close to 100 classic cars, rat rods and bikes, featuring a couple popular movie cars. Saloon show, old west shoot out, NASCAR RC racing, Bounce houses, Petting zoo, 3 bands on the stage with Bobby Degonia headlining at 2:30. Pie eating contest, Mustache/Beard contest and pin up contest. Come out, spend the day and have a great time!

From the Southeast Kansas Nature Center in Galena
05/02/2019

From the Southeast Kansas Nature Center in Galena

After about 6 inches of rain, you guessed it! Shoal Creek is up, as is the Schermerhorn Cave spring. We also have some water in our building from the rains and the nature center will delay opening today until we’ve dried out a little.

Anyone going to the Four State Farm Show this week? If so plan ahead, I think mother nature doesn't care fo it. On the p...
05/02/2019

Anyone going to the Four State Farm Show this week? If so plan ahead, I think mother nature doesn't care fo it. On the plus side every farmer around is available to go if they can get through the mud and find parking.

Make sure you wear your mud boots! My golf cart won’t move in this! This will be a real challenge!!

Do you need to hoop it up? Check out this deal from Somewhere In Time Antiquities
05/01/2019

Do you need to hoop it up? Check out this deal from Somewhere In Time Antiquities

S O L D ...

Portable basketball goal. Adjustable from 7 1/2’ all the way to 10’

$150

Current Specials at Van's Steakhouse.
05/01/2019

Current Specials at Van's Steakhouse.

Our Limited Time Offers!

Red Onion Espressoria - Galena to have Mother's Day Buffet.
05/01/2019

Red Onion Espressoria - Galena to have Mother's Day Buffet.

Share for your chance to win a FREE Mother's Day Buffet. Drawing will be Monday May 6th.

05/01/2019

From FCC Community Garden: Due to the massive amount of rain, we will postpone the community garden planting and work night until next Wednesday, May 8th.

Quapaw Spring Concert rescheduled
05/01/2019

Quapaw Spring Concert rescheduled

The Spring Concert has been rescheduled.

05/01/2019
Baxter Springs Police Department

Known streets in Baxter with water over the road.

15th Street between Wyandotte & the RR Tracks.
Kansas Ave between 15th and 12th.
Garfield and 20th Street.
9th and Ottawa.
All currently have water over the roads.

TURN AROUND! DON'T DROWN!

05/01/2019
The V Sports Bar and Grill at Baxter

The V is hiring

THE V SPORTS GRILL IS hiring.
930 W 9th St, Baxter Springs. KS 66713

KITCHEN COOKS

BARTENDERS

Qualification needed.
Happy and upbeat, like what they do and enjoy being
around people
Clean, well-groomed daily. Ready to start your shift on
time.
Drug free

Reliable transportation to get to work.
Ability to count cash and make change, servers will be their own bank. We will cash out once a day.
Must be a team player, helping as needed where needed.
Requirements:

Cook – Kitchen 2 years
Bartenders – 2 years

Please come ready to complete application and interview at the same time. We will process first come first serve unless we run out of time.

The V Sports Grill will be am exciting place to work. Lots of TV’s, good food menu and full bar! All we need now is excellent staff to complete the package.

We are looking forward to serving Baxter and the surrounding communities .

Wall cloud and funnel that was responsible for sirens in Chetopa earlier.Leslie took these around 1pm li about 1 mile we...
05/01/2019

Wall cloud and funnel that was responsible for sirens in Chetopa earlier.

Leslie took these around 1pm li about 1 mile west of Bartlett KS
Wall cloud & funnel. No tornado.

Leslie took these around 1pm li about 1 mile west of Bartlett KS
Wall cloud & funnel. No tornado.

Photo of the tornado that passed north of Miami earlier today. Thank you Kerry Jane Gibbs for sharing.
05/01/2019

Photo of the tornado that passed north of Miami earlier today.

Thank you Kerry Jane Gibbs for sharing.

04/30/2019
Baxter Springs Police Department

Storm shelters at Baxter Schools are open. We are expecting more waves to come in between now and 11 pm. Be aware and stay tuned to a trusted live source like KOAM TV & FOX14 TV-TELEVISION CITY, NewsTalk KZRG KODE/KSN and 96.9 KKOW Country all will have live broadcast to keep you current on the weather.

Just got word the storm shelters at the schools are now open.

04/30/2019

TORNADO WARNING FOR BAXTER, GET TO YOUR SAFE PLACES NOW.

04/30/2019
Riverton Kansas Little League

From Riverton Kansas Little LeagueRivert: All games for tonight are cancelled.

Games for tonight have been cancelled throughout all districts.

04/30/2019
Baxter Springs Public Schools, USD 508

Baxter Track Meet cancelled due to weather.

As many of you know there is a severe threat weather this afternoon from 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm. It will not be a safe environment for Baxter Springs to host our track meet thus we will cancel the meet. We appreciate all of the organization and hard work that our Coaches and Staff have put into this event and it does not go unnoticed.

Galena's Blake Booth signs to play football at Bethany college.
04/30/2019

Galena's Blake Booth signs to play football at Bethany college.

Blake Booth signs to play football @ Bethany college. Congratulations Blake we are proud of you.

Be weather aware tomorrow.
04/30/2019

Be weather aware tomorrow.

Severe weather season is upon us, please closely monitor conditions as they can change rapidly and dramatically this time of year.

04/29/2019

Tonight's (Baxter) Little League games have been cancelled.

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