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GETTING IN THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT

With temperatures hovering in the low 40s, families turned out in the hundreds for the annual downtown merchant's Halloween costume parade which started at 11 a.m. at the Barton County Courthouse Saturday. Businesses along Main Street decorated tables and staff members dressed up in anticipation of treating youngsters. Costumes ranged from sweet to ghoulish and everything in between. Ages ranged from the stroller bound to those entering middle school, with some parents getting into the act too. They dressed mostly as superheroes, unicorns, ghosts and goblins. Some groups adopted overall themes with their costumes, while other trick-or-treaters dressed ...

October 28, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


USD 431 BOE expands fundraising policy to HMS

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington USD 431 board of education met Monday, Oct. 2 at the District Office. The board reviewed a district policy on fundraising which was approved in 2015, and approved extending the reach of the policy to the middle school classes.

October 26, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Out of the Morgue

Something a little different this week.

October 26, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Housing and recruitment hot topics for candidates

Editor's note: This is our final installment of reports concerning Tuesday night's Candidates Forum presented by the Tribune and the Great Bend chapter of the League of Women Voters. Wednesday, we reported on questions asked of and responses given by Great Bend mayoral candidates, and Thursday we turned to candidates for USD 428 Board of Education.

October 20, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Skip-it to Give-it campaign helping Haiti

A local effort this month has people in Barton County giving up little luxuries they can live without, and tucking away the money they would have spent so it can go to help people in Haiti still recovering from the devastating effects of the 2010 earthquake that leveled most of the buildings on the island.

October 19, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Religion


Candidates for USD 428 BOE spotlighted at forum

Following the closing comments by mayoral candidates who opened the Candidate Forum Tuesday night, League of Women Voters representative Rose Kelly requested candidates for USD 428 Board of Education to come to the stage of the Crest Theater.

October 18, 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 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 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


MAYORAL HOPEFULS

In order to provide Great Bend voters with information to help guide their voting in November, the Great Bend Tribune and the Great Bend chapter of the League of Women Voters sponsored a candidates forum Tuesday night at the Crest Theater. The forum was organized according to the rules set down by the National League of Women Voters. The Tribune provided a live feed on the Great Bend Tribune Facebook page.

October 17, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Subway pulling out of Hoisington

HOISINGTON -- A week ago, Hoisington City Manager Jonathan Mitchell was contacted by the regional manager of Subway. The news wasn't good. He was informed the Subway restaurant in Hoisington would be ceasing operations effective Tuesday, Oct. 17. Management wanted to make arrangements for the building. Mitchell shared what he knew with the city council at Monday night's meeting.

October 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington council hears request to name cemetery

BY VERONICA COON

October 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood’s council and historical society consider brick streets

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Historical Society members hope to see a balanced approach to the way the city determines which of the historic brick streets are repaired and which are replaced in the future. But for now, the city will continue with a plan to remove four blocks deemed the worst in the city, replacing bricks with concrete, city council members decided Tuesday. The replacement is part of the work that will result from an upcoming bond sale.

October 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


OFF TO THE RACES

HOISINGTON - Thursday morning, electric car teams from nine high schools from around the state arrived in Hoisington bright and early for the Hoisington ElectroRally, the high school's first home meet. Each team brought at least one single-driver, lightweight, aerodynamic, high efficiency electric race car, and a strategy for winning.

October 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Great Bend Public Library announces new director

After months of strategizing and searching, the Great Bend Public Library and the Central Kansas Library System came to an agreement last week who they wanted to direct both organizations. Monday afternoon, at the Great Bend Public Library Board of Directors meeting, it was announced they had offered the position to Gail Santy, and she accepted. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, she will succeed Harry Willems who was appointed in January 2009 and served as the organization's fifth director, a position he held for nine years.

October 11, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Kansas Supreme Court Justice delivers opening remarks at annual rodeo

Kansas Supreme Court Justice Dan Biles visited Great Bend Saturday, in order to deliver the opening remarks at the 13th Annual Rosewood Rodeo for the second time in two years. His relationship with Rosewood Services dates back nearly 19 years, when he was asked to represent the organization as a practicing lawyer. The opportunity allowed him to get to know some of the nearly 50 participants competing in the annual rodeo, and he took a moment to reflect on his years of advocacy with people with disabilities.

October 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Humane Society, Larned Council partner on funding

LARNED - City council members resumed discussion Monday night with Pawnee County Humane Society concerning a request for $25,000 towards the salary of the shelter manager. After nearly an hour, it was agreed that while the organization needs an infusion of cash, it can do with less. What's really needed is the assistance of more volunteers so board members can focus on fundraising, grant writing and raising awareness about the shelter. At the September meeting, the PCHS approached the city, noting that with reduced donations and increased costs for supplies and services, they faced a critical budget shortage. Since ...

October 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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USD 428 concedes violation of policy in graduation remarks

Counsel representing Great Bend USD 428 has responded to a complaint from Christopher Line, a Patrick O'Reiley Legal Fellow with the Freedom From Religion ...

June 21, 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 21, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Another Bailey

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Police Sgt. Chance Bailey attended the Ellinwood City Council meeting on June 12, where, following a 10 minute executive session, he was recommended ...

June 19, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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


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