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
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Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism - Fisheries Division
06/05/2020

Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism - Fisheries Division

Galena Volunteer Fire Department
06/05/2020

Galena Volunteer Fire Department

The lettering on a fire truck is special. It reminds you of the community you serve, all the firefighters who came before you, and the story each truck has to tell.

Our trucks have been updated with Chief Bill Hall’s most profound motto. Now each time we step into a truck to respond to a call, we’ll be reminded to Make a Difference.

Johnston Public Library
06/05/2020

Johnston Public Library

We had a great turn out today, about 27! Thank you to all who came in support of your local library and our Children's Summer Reading Program. What a great audience! Also, a huge thank you to Aaron Fowler (and Bella) for performing for us today! They rolled with the punches and never skipped a beat! Keep an eye out for a few clips to be posted!

#imagineyourstory

06/05/2020
Vans Steakhouse

Vans Steakhouse

We need permanent wait staff, must be able to work noons after school starts.We are open Wednesday through Saturday and closed major holidays!

Baxter Springs Parents Class of 2020
06/05/2020

Baxter Springs Parents Class of 2020

Prom tickets are for sale and must be bought by June 13th and no later. We have only about 33 kids that have RSVPed. If you have RSVPed please do so. Contact Amy Wilson for questions

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office - Kansas
06/04/2020

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office - Kansas

Looking for something fun to do this weekend with the kids or grand kids? It's a good opportunity to take them fishing!

Saturday June 6th and Sunday June 7th are free fishing days in Kansas, where no license is required (although other regulations such as length, creel limits and equipment requirements still apply).

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office - Kansas
06/04/2020

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office - Kansas

A Kansas Department of Transportation project to resurface U.S. 69 (Highway 160 runs concurrent on this 7 mile stretch) between Columbus and Crestline begins tomorrow, Friday, June 5. Traffic will be reduced to one lane at the work zone, with delays of 15 minutes or less. The road work will continue through mid-July, weather permitting. Please plan accordingly and drive with care!

Cherokee County Health Department-Kansas
06/04/2020

Cherokee County Health Department-Kansas

Our most recent positive case has since recovered, meaning we no longer have any active positive cases. Please keep up the great work on social distancing, washing hands, being respectful of other people's space, wearing a mask if going out and not going to work if you are not feeling well!

Baxter Springs Police Department
06/03/2020

Baxter Springs Police Department

PLEASE be careful and Never Ever give Information to anyone over the phone. BSPD Officers with the help of Dollar General just saved an elderly lady $2000 from a scammer. In this case, the scammer was very forceful and persistent with the victim. They told her that her computer would be locked up if she did not go to Dollar General, purchase $2000 worth of Google Play cards and then mail them to them. The victim did complete the purchase of the cards, when Dollar General notified authorities of a possible scam. Officers made contact, spoke to the scammers who of course did not want to speak with us. A huge good job to Dollar General !

Baxter Springs Police Department
06/03/2020

Baxter Springs Police Department

What I Love About our Small Town Way of Life.. When things are looking bad all over the Nation, our Community decides to get outside, clean up our streets and do some painting to make our City look even better than it did. I would like to thank each individual that is working today but I just don’t know them all. I do know that they are members of our Community - The Dream Team, Baxter High School Football Team, Decades of Wheels and a gathering of several citizens that just want to do good in today’s atmosphere of tragedy.

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office - Kansas
06/03/2020

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office - Kansas

Update: 9:47 pm - The device has been detonated.

Cherokee County Deputies were called to an abandoned home outside of Galena earlier today. A family member cleaning up the property found an item he thought was possibly an old explosive device. The Kansas State Fire Marshal and members of the Kansas Highway Patrol Explosive Team were requested to respond, and the item has been deemed not to be a primary explosive. However, out of an abundance of caution, law enforcement has dug a hole, where the device will be placed and detonated under controlled conditions. Galena Fire and Cherokee County Ambulance Personnel have staged in the area, as standard precautionary protocol. Should area residents hear an explosion this evening, it will likely be a result of this non-criminal incident.

Missing from Granby MO area
06/03/2020

Missing from Granby MO area

UPDATE:6/3/2020 at 1945 hours Ashton has been safely located.

PLEASE SHARE Missing Teenager last seen around 8pm Tuesday June 2, 2020. If you have any information please contact the police dept.

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office - Kansas
06/03/2020

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office - Kansas

Update: 9:47 pm - The device has been detonated.

Cherokee County Deputies were called to an abandoned home outside of Galena earlier today. A family member cleaning up the property found an item he thought was possibly an old explosive device. The Kansas State Fire Marshal and members of the Kansas Highway Patrol Explosive Team were requested to respond, and the item has been deemed not to be a primary explosive. However, out of an abundance of caution, law enforcement has dug a hole, where the device will be placed and detonated under controlled conditions. Galena Fire and Cherokee County Ambulance Personnel have staged in the area, as standard precautionary protocol. Should area residents hear an explosion this evening, it will likely be a result of this non-criminal incident.

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office - Kansas
06/02/2020

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office - Kansas

Its tonight!!!!!!
06/02/2020

Its tonight!!!!!!

Please help us spread the word.

Baxter Springs Police Department
06/02/2020

Baxter Springs Police Department

City Wide Cleanup is scheduled for June 8th through June12th. It’s a perfect time to get all your junk picked up that is cluttering your yard. Citizens must call City Hall on Monday 6-8 or Tuesday 6-9 to be put on the list for pickup. When you call, please advise them of the type of items you want picked up so the City crews can bring the right equipment. Call 620-856-2114 to schedule your pick up!

Baxter Springs Police Department
06/02/2020

Baxter Springs Police Department

City Wide Cleanup is scheduled for June 8th through June12th. It’s a perfect time to get all your junk picked up that is cluttering your yard. Citizens must call City Hall on Monday 6-8 or Tuesday 6-9 to be put on the list for pickup. When you call, please advise them of the type of items you want picked up so the City crews can bring the right equipment. Call 620-856-2114 to schedule your pick up!

06/01/2020
Cherokee County K-State Research and Extension
06/01/2020

Cherokee County K-State Research and Extension

There will be three markets in Cherokee County this week! Stop by the Baxter Springs Farmer's Market on Tuesday, Columbus KS Farmers' Market on Thursday, and the Galena KS Farmers Market on Saturday. The vendors have been working hard to grow locally grown produce and make homemade goods for the markets. Shop local and support your vendors!

Cherokee County Health Department-Kansas
06/01/2020

Cherokee County Health Department-Kansas

For Immediate Release: Cherokee County Health Officials Encouraging Personal Responsibility In Controlling Spread of COVID-19

With last week’s expiration of the Kansas Ad Astra Plan, which placed limitations on “mass gatherings” as well as certain operating restrictions on various businesses and activities, Cherokee County Officials have been meeting and at this time, have chosen not to impose any local restrictions.

“While there is no longer any mandate when it comes to mass gatherings or the number of people who can be in a single location at any given time, residents are encouraged to use good judgment and take the steps they feel are necessary to keep them and their family’s safe,” stated Cherokee County Health Department Administrator Betha Elliott.

In an effort to help control the spread of COVID-19, the following recommendations are being provided:

• Limit prolonged close interactions with non-family or household members
• Avoid being in someone’s personal space (try to maintain the 6-foot social distance rule)
• Avoid activities and events which may involve a large number of people in a confined space
• Regularly wash hands for more than 20 seconds with soap and warm water
• Frequently sanitize hands
• Cough or sneeze into your elbow
• Sanitize commonly touched areas, including computer keyboards, light switches, phones, desks, etc…
• Don’t go to work if you’re not feeling well
• Be cautious about going out if you’re vulnerable, elderly or have a compromised immune system
• Consider wearing a mask if you go out and be respectful of the decision of those who choose to wear a mask

“We have visited with many business leaders over the past several days and a good number of them intend on continuing to voluntarily take precautions, such as having employees wear masks, limiting the number of customers in their facilities at any given time or limiting the number of attendees at specific events. I applaud their proactive efforts to help keep their customers and clients safe and encourage others to visit covid.ks.gov to find industry specific guidance related to re-opening best practices.”

“Moving forward, we all have to continue doing our part to help control the spread of COVID-19, making it unnecessary for the imposition of local restrictions in the future,” concluded Administrator Elliott.

Offices within the Cherokee County Courthouse continue normal operations, with the exceptions of District and Municipal Courts, who are under modified operations in accordance with Administrative Rules set by the Kansas Supreme Court. In addition, drivers’ license renewals are not currently available.
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Cherokee County 4-H
06/01/2020

Cherokee County 4-H

For the month of June the 4-H member chosen is 12 year old Hudson Asher. Hudson is the son of Aaron and Constance Asher & lives in rural Columbus. This will be Hudson's 4th year in 4-H. Hudson has shown poultry, rabbits, pigs, dairy goats and beef cattle at the county fair. He has participated in Sports fishing, photography, cooking and robotics. Hudson is a member of the Lone Elm Beaver 4-H club and is serving as the club’s Historian. He is currently homeschooled and finishing 6th grade, he enjoys being homeschooled as it offers him more freedom. He has also has played baseball, for 7 years on Baxter’s Little League team and soccer is one of his favorite fall activities. Hudson is passionate about his animals and spends a lot of time with them. Hudson attends First Christian Church in Galena. In his spare time Hudson enjoys STEM, especially robotics, reading, Minecraft and being outdoors. Hudson has a caring heart and enjoys helping younger 4H’rs, he is very hands on in the poultry project and always willing to help. Hudson volunteered this year to present during career day at Lincoln Elementary in Baxter Springs on how 4H provides a foundation of skills for future career paths. Hudson stated his favorite things about Fair is spending a week with all of his fellow 4her’s and the ice cream social.
Hudson will be mentioned in local newspapers, & announced on Facebook. His name and photo will also be shown on the K-State digital sign located in the Cherokee County Extension office parking lot. Each winner will receive area prizes including Twenty dollars cash, a prize from the 4-H grab bag, certificates to Columbus & Baxter Pizza Huts & Sonic Drive-ins, Two day passes for the city pool from the City of Columbus & an arm band for the Cherokee County Fair compliments of Herron Regional Dental Center.

Baxter Springs Police Department
06/01/2020

Baxter Springs Police Department

Saturday night, BSPD was notified of a missing woman who had put a kayak in at the Baxter Springs Riverside Park. After never reaching her destination down river, family members became concerned as darkness fell.

After securing the scene, Baxter Fire took over command of the rescue operation. They coordinated with boats from Jay Price, Galena Fire as well as Quapaw and Ottawa County. The woman had swam ashore down river and eventually walked until she was picked up. Thankfully she was in fine health and no medical issues. I am thankful though for the quick response and cooperation of all our local agencies. Working together makes us stronger and that kind of cooperation really benefits us all. Thanks to all who helped, even though it turned out to be a self rescue, the assistance was greatly appreciated.

Baxter Springs Police Department
06/01/2020

Baxter Springs Police Department

Sunday afternoon BSPD located a suspect wanted for Domestic Battery. A short standoff ensued. After securing help from a Cherokee County K9 team, Baxter Officers talked the suspect into coming outside. After attempting to resist arrest, he was taken into custody and transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Cherokee County Health Department-Kansas
05/30/2020

Cherokee County Health Department-Kansas

One of our positive cases has moved to the recovered column! Enjoy the sunshine this weekend, but enjoy it from a safe distance from others! 😎

Route 66 True Value Hardware LLC.
05/30/2020

Route 66 True Value Hardware LLC.

We are so excited to get our new sign up. We kept the old trampoline frame and put it to good use.

Johnston Public Library
05/29/2020

Johnston Public Library

Johnston Public Library
05/29/2020

Johnston Public Library

Good afternoon patrons!

We are pleased to announce, Aaron Fowler will be back at Johnston Public Library! This will be an ☀️ outside ☀️ event on the library lawn . For your comfort, we encourage you to bring; lawn chairs, blankets, water, and sunscreen. You may also wear a mask, however, it is not required. Social distancing will be practiced. We hope to see you all next week!

05/29/2020

No pool in Baxter springs this year as they are tearing out the old pool to replace it with a new one

Cherokee County Health Department-Kansas
05/29/2020

Cherokee County Health Department-Kansas

We unfortunately have to report another positive case today, bringing our current active positive case count to 2. Please remember to follow best practices with regards to hygiene and social distancing!

The Copper Lily Flowers and Gifts
05/29/2020

The Copper Lily Flowers and Gifts

It’s Friday!!!

Cash & Carry 💫 $15

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Our pup has been missing from west 1st street in Baxter since Wednesday night if you see him please notify us
Everyone welcome to come and enjoy the music and fellowship featuring Duke Mason. A love offering will be taken.
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Garage sale that isn't on the list at 2009 Washington Ave. Christmas trees complete with decorations, peacock tree, silver and white, China cabinet, Red leather chair, green area rug plus much much more. A combining households sale it is.