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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


Edible art

Mrs. Kaiser's preschool class at Roosevelt Elementary School in Hoisington wrapped up Fire Prevention Week Friday by making a themed snack. Using graham crackers, pretzels, oreo cookies and frosting, they created firetrucks. Pictured are Tinley Christians and Braylin Rossman.

October 12, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington City Council to discuss zoning ordinance at Monday meeting

The Hoisington City Council will meet Monday night at 7 p.m. at the city office and will consider several items of new business. These include a proposed text change of the zoning ordinance pertaining to accessory builidings, a proposed project at Pride Park, a request for bids from Barton County, as well as the consideration of two Transient Guest Tax requests. One, for the 2016 Relay for Life, and the second for the Chamber of Commerce to assist with bleacher repairs. The council will also consider Appropriation Ordinance no. 1394.

October 09, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood City Council to discuss fate of Scout House Tuesday

The Ellinwood City Council meets Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the city office where they will discuss several items of new business. These include whether or not to keep the Scout House in good repair, or make plans for its future demolition. At this time, the roof is in desperate need of replacement. Also, what to do wtih funds donated to the EMS service, a request to remove a stop sign on the northeast corner of Humbolt and Pohlman, consideration of a resolution to secure temporary financing for the KDOT project. One executive session is requested pertatining to attorney ...

October 09, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


County residents give input on developing plan

Martin A. Shukert, a consultant with RDG Planning & Design of Omaha, Neb., Janelle Rose with the Barton County Health Department and Sue Cooper with Be Well Barton County as they travelled Hoisington, Ellinwood, and Claflin over the last two weeks to gather information from residents of each community for the bike and pedestrian master plan Shukert has been hired to draft.

October 08, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Controlled burn in Stafford county cause of smoke in Great Bend

Brief: Controlled burn in Stafford county cause of smoke in Great Bend

October 06, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Homecoming tradition returns in style

At the Great Bend Panthers homecoming parade Friday, observers saw a return to a tradition that has taken a hiatus since 2006. While concern over predicted rain evaporated, floats representing several Fall sports teams went before the homecoming court of attendants who rolled slowly by, waving from the back seats of convertibles provided by a number of Great Bend community members.

October 06, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Carry the Fallen sheds light on heavy subject

Challenges are faced every day by America's returning veterans. There's the challenge of reintegration into the civilian world, for one. For some, there is the challenge of resuming relationships put on hold. Others must adjust to life-changing injuries. There is also a silent, invisible challenge faced by most soldiers, and that is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and the weight of that challenge triggers 22 veterans each day to take their own lives, said Blake Wornkey,local organizer for the Active Heroes Carry the Fallen rucksack march held Saturday morning at Cheyenne Bottoms.

October 03, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS Homecoming bonfire celebration a smashing success

Thursday night, students at Great Bend High School were invited to a bonfire at the rural property of Jeff and Sally Mauler, executive members of the Great Bend Parents and Great Bend High School Boosters Club. Members of Great Bend High School Student Council and several parents were on hand to serve hotdogs, man a s'mores booth, and oversee a car smash.

October 02, 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 01, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Veterans marching at Cheyenne Bottoms Saturday for PTSD awareness

Blake Wornkey, Ellinwood, is an Army veteran, diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, who along with 15 to 18 fellow veterans will lead a Carry the Fallen Rucksack March at the Cheyenne Bottoms Wetlands Area Saturday morning.

September 30, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Articles By Author - Veronica Coons


A life turned 'round, Part II

Editor's note: Robert Bruce is Hoisington's newest city council representative. His journey to becoming the kind of man who chooses to take part ...

August 23, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


A life turned 'round: Part one

Editor's note: Jails are filled with people who have committed crimes that ended tragically in ways the perpetrators never intended. Drunken or distracted driving ...

August 23, 2016 | 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 ...

August 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


4-H family welcomes Japanese exchange student

For the past three weeks, Liberty Marsh, 12, a member of the South Bend Jolly Workers, has played hostess to Kotono Sugito, 12, a member ...

August 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Support shown for bike, pedestrian options

By Veronica Coons

August 12, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Accuracy in speech brings is its own reward

The November election can't come too soon. And while many voters express their admiration for a non-career politician in the race, this campaign season ...

August 10, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Ellinwood City Council approves 2017 budget

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council met Monday night, and began the meeting with a brief public hearing of the 2017 budget which was published earlier ...

August 10, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GB breaks ground on community orchard

In April, 2015, community volunteers from several organizations met at the Brit Spaugh zoo to plant the seeds of a project that years from now ...

March 04, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


Heartland Farm grows agritourism

Heartland Farm, operated by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, is located 10 miles west of Great Bend. They have been an active participants in recent ...

March 04, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


Hoisington Land Bank expanding housing options

The city of Hoisington's decision to start a land bank is starting to pay off. The Hoisington Land Bank offers free lots in an ...

March 04, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Progress: Commerce & Finance


Claflin museum reopens better than ever

CLAFLIN - Claflin's history museum had to close unexpectedly in 2010 when the building, one of Claflin's original structures, had severe structural problems.

March 04, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Progress: Community


Ellinwood opens wellness center

2015 saw the culmination of a four-year effort by the Ellinwood Recreation Commission and volunteers in the community. The dream of opening a year-round fitness ...

March 04, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Progress: Community


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