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Extreme Ice to give all Thursday revenue to Cook family

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood's Extreme Ice snow cone shop will donate all revenue received today, Thursday, June 7, to the family of Ellinwood Middle and High School principal Mark Cook to help with expenses incurred by the family following an health emergency affecting Cook. The shop will be open from noon until 9 p.m. Extreme Ice owner Ben Jacobs, also USD 355 Superintendent of Schools, said Tuesday that he will donate all regular business expenses that day, so customers can rest assured every penny they spend at his store will go to support Cook. A donation jar will also be ...

June 06, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Larned considers how to finance a pool

LARNED - With record high temperatures tempting residents out to the Larned City Pool to beat the heat, it was no surprise Monday evening's city council meeting focused heavily on what the next steps in finding a solution to the city's outdated pool might be. City Manager Bradley Eilts lined up presentations from Rick Ensz of Cooper Malone McCain to discuss financial services to provide the city with guidance towards a bond issue, and from Kyle McCawley, project engineer of Larkin Aquatics, to discuss pool consulting services. The council also considered the option of a utility surcharge to offset ...

June 05, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Still ‘Rolling out the Barrel’

A rollicking good time was had by members of the Sunflower Polka Club Sunday, June 3, at the Great Bend Columbus Club. Around 150 people attended the dance marking the 31-year anniversary of the club, according to Wayne "Buzz" Banks and his wife, Betty Banks, Great Bend.

June 04, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Cemetery phase 2 under consideration

HOISINGTON - City Manager Jonathan Mitchell, during his report to the city council Monday, May 14, stated people have been impressed with the work done so far at the Hoisington Cemetery.

May 28, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


‘STRONGER TOGETHER’

HOISINGTON - For the past four years, Hoisington EMS Director Scott Fleming and the Hoisington EMS staff have pulled out the stops to provide the community a first-class opportunity to meet and greet first responders and get an up-close look at the equipment they use everyday in their mission to preserve life and limb. The event is part of National Emergency Medical Services Week, the goal of which includes bringing together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's "front line."

May 24, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Claflin City Council to discuss funding for new building for fire department

CLAFLIN - Mayor Mike Urban and members of the city council will meet on Wednesday, May 23, to further discuss the topic of an additional structure needed by Fire District No. 1. The topic was an agenda item at the regular May 14 meeting. According to Urban, equipment is currently housed in a variety of locations including the shed at the old grade school in Claflin. The district is replacing equipment, and wants to build a new building that is spacious enough to consolidate all the equipment in one location. Council person Doug Hubbard is currently collecting estimates for various sizes ...

May 20, 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.

May 16, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington City Council hears two TGT fund requests

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council approved two requests for transient guest tax (TGT) grants Monday night totaling $11,200. Both requests put marketing and promotion as their driving reason for the requests.

May 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Prairie Treasures

LARNED - Each spring, on select days in April and May, the Larned State Hospital offers the surrounding community the chance to fill their planter boxes and gardens with locally grown, healthy bedding, vegetable and herb plants. The plants are the end result of a year-long vocational program offered at hospital.

May 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood City Council approve CMB ordinances for 2018 After Harvest Festival

ELLINWOOD - Since the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce requested in March permission to hold the 2018 After Harvest Festival, decisions intended to deter underage drinking, the presence of glass containers and unruly behavior have been made, and they were reflected in ordinances approved by the Ellinwood City Council Tuesday night.

May 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.

May 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


LHS a finalist in nationwide shoe design competition

COSTA MESA, Calif. - Larned High School has made it to the Top 5 in a national competition that had art students painting designs on Vans brand footwear. As finalists in the ninth annual Vans Custom Culture art competition, LHS students are in the running to win either $10,000 or $75,000 for their school's art program.

May 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


PAWNEE PARTNERS

LARNED - Pawnee County Commissioner Bob Rein Jr. proposed a marketing partnership among the county, the city, and the Chamber of Commerce Monday night in order to draw new people into the area.

May 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Winning Forensics

HOISINGTON - In the seven years since Marion Oborny began teaching and coaching Cardinals Forensics at Hoisington High School, the program has grown steadily. The class roster this year has grown to 26 students in two classes, a few of whom participated outside of class. And this year, more students have qualified and are planning to compete in 17 events at the 3A State Forensics at Wichita-East on Saturday, May 5. One key to the success of the program is Oborny's insistence on attending tournaments, and its made for a banner year for Hoisington.

May 02, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Cheyenne Bottoms spotlighted with shorebird symposium

BARTON COUNTY - Shorebirds, according to Monica Iglecia, assistant director of shorebird habitat management with Manomet, a nonprofit scientific consulting firm, appear to be simply tiny little birds from a distance. But, through long-distance migration, populations of these birds are important indicators of the health of some of the planet's most important ecosystems.

May 01, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Articles By Author - Veronica Coons


Commission hesitant to give nod to Rosewood request

The building where E&E Glass once operated may have a new life soon, should Rosewood Services succeed in acquiring a grant from the state ...

July 16, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood After Harvest Festival celebrates ‘people, petroleum and progress’

ELLINWOOD - If you didn't get enough midway action last weekend at the Barton County Fair in Great Bend, you'll get a second chance ...

July 16, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBPL discuss plans for weeding the collection

GBPL Board of Directors welcomed a new member, Alicia Lear, at their regular meeting Monday afternoon. Lear replaces Rose Kelly, who served the board for ...

July 13, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


BOUNTIFUL

Barton County gardeners brought the fruits of their labor to the fair Thursday morning for the annual Open Class and 4-H Horticulture and Floriculture exhibitions ...

July 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Fairy garden a fun project to teach kids life skills

Alicia Straub, Barton County Commissioner from Ellinwood, and daughter Aliza were at the Barton County Fair Thursday morning entering Aliza's fairy garden in the ...

July 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Don’t be afraid of that oversized zucchini

Try as you might to limit the size of your home-grown zucchini, rare is the person whose fruits never get away from them. You go ...

July 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 ...

July 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington City Council to move forward with policy manual overhaul

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council addressed one of the top staffing priorities for the coming year when it met Monday night. At the June 25 ...

July 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


‘Queen of the night’ doesn’t disappoint

LARNED - Anne Graner isn't sure where her father bought his Queen of the Night cactus many years ago. Growing up in Oyster Bay, New ...

July 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


DOG DAYS OF BARTON COUNTY

Bright and early Saturday morning, 4-Hers and their four-legged friends were spruced up and ready for show at the annual Barton County Fair 4-H Dog ...

July 07, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Dorothy M. Campbell 1917-2018

GREAT BEND - Dorothy M. Campbell, 100, passed away July 7, 2018, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born November 7, 1917, at ...

July 07, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Obituaries


RED, WHITE & BLUE

The Great Bend City Band held its annual patriotic concert Thursday night, with a selection of eight historical marches that date back to the Civil ...

July 05, 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 ...

July 05, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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