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DIGGING IN

Editor's note: Veronica Coons participated in the Cottonwood Extension District's Master Gardener training class, the subject of this report.

March 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GETTING HIS SHOT

ALBERT - In 1986, the Kansas Governor's One Shot Turkey Hunt was established as an economic development tool for El Dorado. Partnering with the National Wild Turkey Federation, it has since brought together the sitting Governor of Kansas, leaders of business and industry, guest celebrities, the media and outdoor enthusiasts for a three-day weekend of hunting and fellowship.

March 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Larned group takes message to Topeka

LARNED - At Larned's February city council meeting, Larned City Councilman Kim Barnes noted it had been a long time since Larned had made contact with the legislature in Topeka. Community feedback over reports that districts in the eastern part of the state were pushing to change long-standing protocols for evaluating mentally ill patients, and the closure of the juvenile correctional facility in Larned in 2017, prompted him to suggest perhaps it had been too long.

March 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


OUT OF THE MORGUE

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

March 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Marshall shares insights on NAFTA negotiations

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Roger Marshall left Friday for a 48-hour turnaround visit to Mexico City where the seventh round of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations were taking place. He returned to Washington, D.C., early Monday morning.

March 06, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


A BITTER WORLD

HOISINGTON - Soon, when cross-country flyers stop at the Salina Regional Airport to refuel, they will be able to take in a unique and educational art display created by Hoisington's own B&B Metal Arts. Bruce and Brent Bitter were commissioned in October, 2016, to create the Steve Fossett Sculpture Plaza which will be dedicated later this month, memorializing Fossett's amazing 2005 flight around the world in his Global Flyer, a feat that broke several world records. It's a story Bruce Bitter, also an amateur pilot, has become intimately familiar with over the past year and a half ...

March 03, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood Hospital and Clinic Auxiliary Scholarship Applications due April 1

The Ellinwood Hospital Auxiliary is accepting applications for its scholarship program, with the deadline of April 1. The Auxiliary awards 1-2 scholarships each spring, depending on funds available and number and quality of applications received.

March 02, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Education


OUT OF THE MORGUE

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

March 01, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington City Council appoints Rubio to vacant seat

HOISINGTON - Three people vying to be appointed to the open Ward 3 seat on the Hoisington City Council attended the meeting Monday night. They included Becky Andereck, teacher and coach for USD 431, Richard Rubio, an accountant with I.L.S., and Don Doerschlag, part-time Hoisington Police officer and manager of the Hoisington Casey's General Store.

February 26, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


OUT OF THE MORGUE

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

February 22, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Social media conduct questioned over Rankin report

The situation involving the cancellation of a jury trail for Jeffrey Allen Rankin following a plea bargain that reduced the counts against him from 31 to two has led to an email exchange between Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor, Barton County Operations Manager Phil Hathcock and Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir.

February 19, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


17 days: Dispute over speedy trial countdown results in nixed jury trial

It may be awhile, if ever, before Barton County jurors are permitted to decide the guilt or innocence of Alejandro "Vato" Azteca in a 2016 shooting outside a Great Bend apartment complex.

February 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


CABIN FEVER CURE

It was the kind of day that the "Cat in the Hat" liked to visit "Sally" and her brother. Cold and miserable, with nothing to do. But for many Great Bend kids, The DARE day out at the Great Bend Events Center provided a welcome outlet for pent-up energy for kids ages 3-12, with many inflatables and bounce houses for running, jumping and climbing on. The activity was free and open to children accompanied by their parents from 1-5 p.. Saturday.

February 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


CABIN FEVER CURE

It was the kind of day that the "Cat in the Hat" liked to visit "Sally" and her brother. Cold and miserable, with nothing to do. But for many Great Bend kids, The DARE day out at the Great Bend Events Center provided a welcome outlet for pent-up energy for kids ages 3-12, with many inflatables and bounce houses for running, jumping and climbing on. The activity was free and open to children accompanied by their parents from 1-5 p.. Saturday.

February 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Larned Council mulls Topeka trip

LARNED - City Councilman Kim Barnes voiced his concern Monday night over feedback he has received from the community concerning recent reports that legislators in the eastern half of the state are interested in changing the protocols for evaluating mentally ill patients, and what that could mean for Larned State Hospital. He wanted to gauge interest in forming a delegation of representatives from Larned to travel to Topeka and visit with legislators there to let them know how important the hospital is to Pawnee County.

February 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Hoisington City Council approves nominee for fire district board

HOISINGTON - Four Hoisington community members sent letters to the city recommending themselves to be appointed to the board of directors for the proposed fire district ...

April 26, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Destiny calls in 1918

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with ...

April 25, 2018 | VERONICA COONS | Local News


Taking back her strength

Denise Rankin has learned a lot about taking her voice back in the past two years. It started two years ago when she learned about ...

April 25, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Rankin gets maximum sentence

In Barton County District Court Tuesday afternoon, Jeffrey Allen Rankin received the maximum sentence on two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Judge Richard ...

April 24, 2018 | and DALE HOGG | Local News


Ellinwood city council approves Splash Pad addition

ELLINWOOD - At the Ellinwood City Council meeting in April, a representative from the Ellinwood Rotary Club, Rosie Joiner, shared specifications for a covered patio the ...

April 22, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


SPEAKING HER MIND

Darcy Feist, a fifth grade student in Joan Henning's class at Holy Family Catholic School in Great Bend, can do something that makes many ...

April 22, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


SKILLS DRILLS

LARNED - Jacque Wasinger is the Family and Consumer Science teacher at Larned High School. Four years ago, she began organizing mock interviews for students in ...

April 19, 2018 | PHOTOS BY JANET FLESKE | Local News


Stafford USD 349 among 19 school districts selected for Gemini II Redesign Project

STAFFORD - Nineteen school districts from across the state, including Stafford USD 349, will take part in Gemini II: The Space Walk Begins, which is the ...

April 18, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


War and murder in 1898

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with ...

April 18, 2018 | VERONICA COONS | Local News


Making History

HOISINGTON - When Hoisington Historical Society President Lon Palmer and recently retired Hoisington Public Library Director Chris Rippel proposed an oral history project to teachers at ...

April 17, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood City Council approves building permit

ELLINWOOD - Soon, Ellinwood's Main Street will feature an new structure that may just be the wave of the future. Rachel Ringering, Ellinwood stylist, attended ...

April 14, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Clara Barton ‘Steps for SIDS’ walk-a-thon

HOISINGTON - Tuesday afternoon was beautiful walking weather, and Clara Barton Hospital's Steps for SIDS Walk-a-thon was clearly the winner in the weather lottery. Community ...

April 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


OUT OF THE MORGUE

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with ...

April 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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