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Rankin sentencing delayed

Sentencing in the Jeffrey Allen Rankin versus the State of Kansas case was continued from April 4, the Tribune learned Tuesday morning. According to the Barton County Attorney's office, the new date is tentatively set for 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 24. Rankin plead guilty Feb. 2, 2018, on two charges of sexual exploitation of a child.

April 04, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


THE GRAND TOUR

Of the two holiday traditions that involve small children dressing up and going out into the community, some sort of handled container in hand, with hopeful anticipation of bringing it home filled with candy, Easter is the swiftest. And reporters for local newspapers are drawn to the photo opportunities these Easter egg hunts provide as well.

March 31, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Follow up on Rankin, dismissal of charges

On Feb. 20, the Great Bend Tribune story, "Social media conduct questioned over Rankin report," delved into informal charges Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor leveled against employees of the Barton County Sheriff's Department regarding two posts and "likes" from other department employees on Facebook. The posts at issue claimed Mellor and Assistant County Attorney Doug Matthews assessed blame to Great Bend Police Department Lt. Heather Davis Smith for actions ordered in the state versus Jeffrey Rankin case.

March 31, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


MINUTE TO WIN IT

ELLINWOOD - Quarterly parties for students who reach their Accelerated Reader goals proves learning to read can be fun. Students in grades two through four celebrated their latest AR goals by taking part in several "minute to win it" games organized by librarians Amy Hammeke, Jean Garner, grade school library assistant Kala Robl and library substitute Lindell Redington.

March 30, 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 29, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


THOUSANDS OF PANCAKES

ALBERT - Albert Volunteer Fire Chief Charles Keller is looking forward to being able to offer his firefighters another level of safety when filling air bottles at the station, thanks to the turnout at the 29th Annual Albert Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Feed and Raffle that happened Saturday, March 24.

March 29, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington City Council approves request for TGT funds

HOISINGTON - Hoisington Mayor Dalton Popp brought the Monday night city council meeting Monday night to order, following a brief opportunity for council members to examine a prototype for new metal art displays that the city's power plant staff have been developing. It's one way the city is helping the Hoisington Main Street organization to solve the problem of how to better protect the city's iconic metal art currently displayed on utility poles along Main Street. A request from that organization for $5,000 from the Transient Guest Tax fund to go toward the project was part of ...

March 28, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Chief Stricker cautions fire danger is still high

HOISINGTON - "It's amazing just how dry it still is out there, even after the rain," Hoisington Fire Chief Jerry Stricker said Friday morning.

March 24, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington grass fire contained

HOISINGTON - "It's amazing just how dry it still is out there, even after the rain," Hoisington Fire Chief Jerry Stricker said Friday morning.

March 23, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Farmers, turkeys and chickens in 1978

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 21, 2018 | VERONICA COONS | Local News


Ellinwood Chamber requests permission to hold 2018 After Harvest Festival

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce's outgoing director Jacque Isern, newly appointed director Michele Martin, and members of the board of directors were on the agenda of the Ellinwood City Council meeting Tuesday, March 13. They came with their annual request for use of city facilities for the 2018 After Harvest Festival to be held July 19-22. They also discussed improving security at the Saturday night dance, hoping to avoid a repeat of an altercation that occurred at the dance last year.

March 21, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington awards TGT dollars to GPS Kids Club

HOISINGTON - Kids and parents involved with Hoisington's GPS Kids Club showed up in force Monday night to lend support to a request from Debbie Stephens' and her team in their request for $40,000 in Transient Guest Tax dollars to assist with replacement of the heating system at their building. Tourism, conventions, commerce and economic development are the four areas funds from the TGT fund are allowed to be spent, according to city ordinance. Hoisington City Manager Jonathan Mitchell said. Stephens made that GPS Kids Club work providing child care for the community helps to drive economic growth, and ...

March 15, 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 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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


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Articles By Author - Veronica Coons


Printmaking, a many-layered art form, Morgan explains

BY VERONICA COONS

June 16, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood moving ahead with community improvements

ELLINWOOD - The city council meeting held Monday night included several meaningful discussion that showed progress towards transformation into a 21st century visitor-friendly community.

June 15, 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 ...

June 14, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


STEPHENS TO STAND TRIAL

After four hours of preliminary hearing testimony in Barton County District Court Tuesday, 20th Judicial Magistrate Judge Richard E. Burgess Jr. ruled Chaz Stephens, Hoisington ...

June 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


MAKING THE PITCH

HOISINGTON - City staff have been busy in recent weeks working diligently with prospects interested in bringing new homes and businesses to town, City Manager Jonathan ...

June 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Corbett named AHF Parade grand marshal

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood's 2018 After Harvest Festival Parade theme this year will be "Celebrating people, petroleum, and progress," according to Rosie Joiner, member of the ...

June 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 ...

June 06, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

June 04, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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