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Spirits High

Editorial note: In Tuesday's paper, the accomplishments of the football and tennis programs were highlighted. The spotlight today shines on the remaining programs.

November 03, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Extending the season

Traveling on C.R. 390, Rush County, towards Heartland Farm, a metallic gleam catches the eye, just north of the windbreak that protects the 1950s farmstead from the cool blasts Mother Nature delivers around this time of year, as fall matures and winter is fast at its heels.

October 31, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


No tolerance for neglect

Surely it is a relief to all parties that the City of Ellinwood earlier this week made the decision to accept an offer from Mark and Cassie Batchman to purchase their property at 104 N. Main, making way to complete the demolition of two blighted properties on the city's two-block business district without risk of damaging a successful business.

October 29, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Out of the Morgue

This week, we bring you a summary and round-up of stories from several Kansas newspapers concerning a murder that occurred around this time in 1915. At the time, it was considered one of the most horrifying cases in the state's brief history since the Indian massacres.

October 29, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


City of Ellinwood to purchase Batchman property

The Ellinwood City Council met Monday night in a special meeting to consider an agreement that would put an end to a year-long debacle that had not only caused one Ellinwood family countless financial headaches, but also prompted community members to publicly declare their dissatisfaction with the city over the handling of a public improvement project gone awry. The council went into executive session for 10 minutes for a discussion of the possible property acquisition. Upon returning to open session, Mayor Irlan Fullbright summarized the discussion.

October 26, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


City of Ellinwood to consider purchase of 104 N. Main at special meeting Monday

The Ellinwood City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday night in a special meeting to consider an agreement to purchase property. The owners of the property at 104 N. Main, Mark and Cassie Batchman, contacted city staff regarding a proposal to sell the property to the City. Staff has negotiated a proposed contract for Council's consideration for the purchase of the property.

October 23, 2015 | 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.

October 22, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


What's that sound?

Women for Kansas, the grassroots organization working to organize women in an effort to elect moderates to office throughout the state, wants to form more local chapters, and Great Bend is on their short list of desired communities. From a recent email sent to The Great Bend Tribune, "From laws affecting school funding to gun safety, "Women for Kansas" says many residents are unhappy with how the state is being run."It's easy for people to say, 'oh this would be different if we had someone else in office.' Well it's not enough to say 'someone different.' We ...

October 21, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Prairie Land Food partners with First United Methodist Church

Prairie Land Food, operating out of First United Methodist Church at 2123 Forest Ave., is offering the public a chance to save on the "Holiday Dinner" package just in time for Thanksgiving. Orders will be taken between Oct. 24 and Nov. 10 for the special which includes a 12 to 14 lb. whole, uncooked turkey, sweet potatoes, potatoes, onlions, carrots, celery, oranges, apples and a 10-inch 38 oz. pumpkin pie. The cost for everything is $35, and will be available for pick-up on Friday, Nov. 20. Large orders from groups or organizations will also be accepted through Nov. 10.

October 16, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington breaks ground on new housing project

Members of the Housing Opportunities Inc. Board, Hoisington city officials, Chamber of Commerce representatives and several other honored guests met at Thursday afternoon for a ceremonial ground breaking of the Eastwood Apartments, a six duplex project that will relieve housing pressure by increasing the available safe and affordable housing in Hoisington by another 12 units upon completion. This is the 15th project by HOI in 15 years, according to HOI Executive Director Vicky Dayton, who addressed the group.

October 15, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


KC Wolf visits Hoisington students

Hoisington elementary students were treated to a visit by Dan Meers, who performs as the Kansas City Cheifs' mascot, KC Wolf, on Thursday morning at Roosevelt Elementary School. The visit was courtesy of the Hoisington Elementary Parents Association.

October 15, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Scouts turn out for Ellinwood City Council

ELLINWOOD -When Ellinwood Scout master Scott Reser learned the city council would discuss the fate of the scout house at Wolf Park Tuesday evening, he picked up the phone and rallied scout leaders and scouts who filled the city office to show their support of fixing the roof and keeping the building around for future generations of scouts to meet in.

October 15, 2015 | 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.

October 14, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Recycling benefits increasing

Last year, Sunflower Diversified Services purchased a grinder, allowing the recycling business to grow. Now, glass can be ground and made useful locally by the Barton County Road and Bridge Department for paving our rural roads. This was fantastic news this week. It shows that recycling is certainly worthwhile.

October 14, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Hoisington City Council considers new rules on accessory buildings

For several months, the Hoisington planning commission has been working to find a balance between restriction and ease of future development. Changes to the existing zoning ordinances within the city pertaining to accessory buildings have been their focus. These include sheds, garages, and other structures like carports that exist on a residential lot along with the main structure. At Monday night's city council meeting, Jerry Renk, spokesman for the commission, addressed the council. With the public hearing out of the way as of Sept. 21, and with only positive comments received, the commission recommended adoption of the changes.

October 14, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Olmitz fun day Saturday

OLMITZ -- Olmitz' volunteer fire department is hosting the second annual day of fun at Olmitz, from 11 a.m to midnight on Saturday, April 29 ...

April 26, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Rep. Roger Marshall comments on ag sec. approval

Monday, the United States Senate voted to confirm former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue for Secretary of the US Department of Agriculture.

April 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


KanCare Expansion forum shares potential Barton County impact

Monday night, a forum organized by The Alliance for Healthy Kansas at the Prince of Peace parish hall sought to inform and provide answers about ...

April 24, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


A PRE-PROM WARNING

LARNED - Saturday night, students of Larned High School attending prom will have more than dancing and fancy attire on their minds. That's because Wednesday ...

April 20, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Answering tough questions

BY VERONICA COONS

April 19, 2017 | BY VERONICA COONS | Local News


Chemicals burn at Rice County plant

RICE COUNTY - Thursday morning, workers at the Jacam chemical plant located between Lyons and Sterling were sent home when chemicals in one of the buildings ...

April 13, 2017 | 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 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Library leadership needs new blood

With two seats on the Great Bend Public Library Board of Directors opening up, now is the time for people who care about ensuring one ...

April 12, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


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