With the spring season upon us, I thought it would be appropriate to remind everyone that I will start sending out letters concerning lawn and accumulation of trash issues. The letters serve as reminders as to the City of Ellinwood's ordinances concerning this issues and I hope, if you should happen to receive a letter, you take it as a reminder to perform a spring clean up and get your property in shape for the summer. Let's keep our city clean-a great place to raise our children and a great place to live.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Frank Martin said he's ready to take on the difficult task of turning last-place South Carolina into winners.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine, 3715 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Julie Smith with greeters Allene Owen and Jan Westfall. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Even before the first touch foul or vicious dunk of the season, Thad Matta didn't know what kind of a team he had.
Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme cost 16,500 investors a total of as much as $18 billion, according to the court-appointed trustee, but at least Madoff is not on death row.
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson has even more in common with Blake Griffin now. Not everything, though.
LAWRENCE - The word filtered out from an email from a Kansas official that the Jayhawks' bus, at least according to their GPS system, would arrive back in Lawrence at shortly after midnight.
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An accidental hit-and-run case is now considered an aggravated battery case, based on new information received by the Great Bend Police Department, Lt. Bill Browne said Monday. The man who reported being hit by a car as he was walking the night of Monday, March 19, now says the driver tried to run him over.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Frank Martin has agreed to become South Carolina's next men's basketball coach, people familiar with the decision say.
ELLINWOOD - Government commodities will be distributed in Ellinwood from 11 a.m. to noon on March 29 at the CC Church, 701 N. Fritz Ave. Call 564-2695 for more information.
ELLINWOOD -Pamela Reser, 57 died March 25, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Services are pending with Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
Jerry Mitchell Jones, 76, died July 24, at Hospice House of Reno County in Hutchinson. Born Dec. 13, 1937, in Hutchinson, he was the son of Ray and Marjorie (Swann) Jones. On March 12, 1958, he married Nelta Irene Simpson in Great Bend. She died on Dec. 3, 1997. A lifetime resident of Great Bend and Seward, he was the owner and operator of the J&J Cafe in Seward until 1997.
POULSBO, Wash. - A memorial service for John David Lewis, formerly of Larned, who died on May 19, will be held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 2, at the First Presbyterian Church in Larned. Memorials are suggested to the church, Larned EMT's or the Pawnee County Food Pantry.
Clarence "C. D." Johnson, 63, died July 25 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Jan. 6, 1951, at Great Bend, the son of Clarence Harve and Bernadine (Ericks) Johnson. He married Jolene Debes on Oct. 11, 1980, at Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a rural letter carrier for Rural Route 2 for the United States Postal Service, Great Bend, retiring in 2012.
Bradley Wicks, driving while suspended, failed to appear
It is always a thrill for me when someone calls with a wildlife sighting or event in our community. A lady called and said there were vultures spending the night in Great Bend. This roosting tree is at 18th & Harrison in the back yard of a residence. There are about 20 birds using that tree.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood School/Community Library has new books available for checkout. They are:
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a donation to the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial from the Great Bend Tribune, the cleaning of a drainage ditch in Ellinwood and the Central Kansas Community Corrections budget.
A summer kids' event called Weird Animals VBS will be hosted at Trinity Lutheran Church from Sunday to Thursday. Weird Animals VBS is for children 3 years old to those who just completed 8th grade, and will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day.
Is someone out there picturing Abe Lincoln with a dunce cap instead of a stovepipe hat?
An excerpt from Tom Purcell's new book, "An Apple Core, a Toilet: Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood."
TOPEKA (AP) The court also struck down three of the four capital murder convictions each against Jonathan and Reginald Carr. It upheld one capital murder conviction for each of them.
Change can be difficult, but you can't move forward without it.
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