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Larned WWII Marine finally accounted for

LARNED - On Thursday, Feb. 1, the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced a World War II Marine from Larned had finally been accounted for. Believed killed on Nov. 20, 1943, Krieger was the first casualty of WWII from Larned. Within moments, social media lit up with comments of hope to the family and expressions of gratitude to the soldier thanking him for his service and his ultimate sacrifice.

February 02, 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.

February 01, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


BCHS Museum welcomes spring with farming exhibit

A new exhibit at the Barton County Historical Society Museum, "Agricultural Options on the Central Kansas Plains," is on loan from the Coronado Quivira Museum of Lyons. Museum staff spent the first part of this week uncrating and installing the numerous panels in the exhibit hall and the library.

February 01, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Conservation Awards presented

The Barton County Conservation District held its 71st annual meeting Saturday night, and two area residents were honored for their conservation work with Barton County Bankers Awards for Soil Conservation and Windbreaks. In addition, the importance of volunteering was also highlighted at the ceremony.

January 30, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Eyes on the future: Circles

Thursday night, Circles of Central Kansas, sponsored by Youth Core Ministries of Greeensburg, held the first graduation ceremony of the Barton County Getting Ahead program. Ten graduates were honored. Three shared what they learned over the past six months and shared the goals they've set as they begin their new futures.

January 26, 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.

January 25, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington City Council awarded critical CDBG grant

HOISINGTON - Good news for the City of Hoisington last week in the form of a congratulatory letter from Governor Sam Brownback. "I am pleased to award the City of Hoisington a Community Improvement grant of $600,000 through the Kansas Small Cities Community Development Block Grant program This award will provide the needed financing for your sewer project," the letter stated.

January 24, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


City of Hoisington says ‘no’ to renewing IBEC Union contract in place for 75 years

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council Monday night chose not to renew a contract with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 304, which as been effective since Sept. 14, 1942.

January 24, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Reality U multi-school pilot unique

HOISINGTON - USD 431 Superintendent Bill Lowry attended the first Great Bend Middle School Reality U program two years ago. He recognized its value and went to work with United Way of Central Kansas to bring the program to Hoisington.

January 23, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Spelling Bee winners

BY VERONICA COONS

January 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.

January 18, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Claflin council welcomes new members

CLAFLIN - The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 8 in the city building. City Clerk Patricia Schmidt submitted the unofficial minutes of the meeting.

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBPL’s Santy hard at work

BY VERONICA COONS

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


It’s cold out there

A dusting of snow clung to the road west of Great Bend Monday morning as January weather returned to the area for a few days. On paved roads, a thin sheen of ice kept drivers on the edges of their seats until mid-morning, and hats and gloves were popular accessories with temperatures hovering in the single-digits. Freezing cold returns today with expected highs of 15 degrees with windchill values as low as -18. Relief is in sight, thankfully, later in the week, with highs reaching into the 50s by Friday.

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Woodmansee talks trafficking at Hoisington High

HOISINGTON - In observance of Human Trafficking Awareness month, students at Hoisington High School missed their regular seventh period class Thursday afternoon for an assembly presented by Marissa Woodmansee, Juvenile Services Director for the 20th Judicial District concerning Human Trafficking. She was invited by Johnelle Moshier, an HHS junior. Moshier heard Woodmansee speak on the topic a year ago, and the invitation was issued as part of Moshier's STAR event with FCCLA.

January 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Stafford USD 349 among 19 school districts selected for Gemini II Redesign Project

STAFFORD - Nineteen school districts from across the state, including Stafford USD 349, will take part in Gemini II: The Space Walk Begins, which is the ...

April 18, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


War and murder in 1898

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 18, 2018 | VERONICA COONS | Local News


Making History

HOISINGTON - When Hoisington Historical Society President Lon Palmer and recently retired Hoisington Public Library Director Chris Rippel proposed an oral history project to teachers at ...

April 17, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood City Council approves building permit

ELLINWOOD - Soon, Ellinwood's Main Street will feature an new structure that may just be the wave of the future. Rachel Ringering, Ellinwood stylist, attended ...

April 14, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Clara Barton ‘Steps for SIDS’ walk-a-thon

HOISINGTON - Tuesday afternoon was beautiful walking weather, and Clara Barton Hospital's Steps for SIDS Walk-a-thon was clearly the winner in the weather lottery. Community ...

April 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 ...

April 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Kloos supports Kansans Can initiative

Kansas gubernatorial candidate Rick Kloos, Independent, stopped by the Tribune offices Wednesday on his way to the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Show. He was ...

April 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Drought outlook for Great Bend area ‘not good’

Kansas State Climatologist Mary Knapp was a featured presenter at the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Show Thursday. She spoke about the current climate trends ...

April 05, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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