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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


Ellinwood City Council moves forward with 2018 flood control and street projects

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council includes a new face as of Tuesday night. Newly elected councilman Jon Prescott was sworn in privately on Monday, Jan. 8, by Ellinwood City Clerk Kim Schartz. Mayor Irlan Fullbright and Councilman Alan Brauer also visited Schartz Monday at the city offices for their swearing in.

January 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


PASSING THE GAVEL

HOISINGTON - A new mayor and council member, along with re-elected council members, were sworn in by Hoisington City Clerk Donita Crutcher at the start of the city council meeting Monday night. This was followed by an official passing of the gavel from outgoing Mayor Clayton Williamson to newly elected Mayor Dalton Popp. Williamson was recognized for 15 years of service to the city. Councilman Gerald Donovan, Ward 1, was also recognized for his service to the city, which began in 2009. Becky Steiner, a write-in candidate, was elected and agreed to fill his chair.

January 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Congressman’s listening tour pauses at The Front Door

Congressman Roger Marshall kicked off a January listening tour this week, stopping at The Front Door Thursday night to answer questions and hear concerns about a host of topics ranging from tax reform, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and securing the borders to infrastructure and trade.

January 05, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington City Council approves roofing bid for The Office

HOISINGTON -- Actions on roofing proposals and bids for cemetery fencing and signage were decided on by the Hoisington City Council at the Tuesday, Dec. 26 meeting.

January 02, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington EMS granted $25,000 for new equipment

HOISINGTON - Hoisington's EMS Director Scot Fleming learned earlier in December his department had been picked to receive a grant from Firehouse Subs of Wichita. The grant made it possible to purchase two ROSC-U mechanical CPR devices, one for each ambulance. The state-of-the-art equipment provides high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for hours. He and EMT volunteers Megan Elmore, Garrett Tindall, and Andrea Aguilera demonstrated one of the new units Thursday morning when the department hosted Chamber Coffee at their new living and training quarters.

December 31, 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.

December 27, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Congressman responding to Claflin Police Chief’s concerns

After Claflin Chief of Police Gary Vaughan was required to turn over guns once used by officers in his department to the Kansas Department of Administration and witness their destruction at the Claflin City Shop on Oct. 31, he swore he would not remain quiet. At the state level, guns seized in a crime are routinely processed and sold at auction, the proceeds bolstering the general funds of the acting police department. He wanted answers about why the same wasn't true at the federal level.

December 26, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Barton County’s First Christmas Tree

In 1874, Kansas was plagued with locusts (grasshoppers), which descended on the area and ate all the crops and any other living plant material in the area.

December 24, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Articles By Author - Veronica Coons


Claflin City Council to discuss funding for new building for fire department

CLAFLIN - Mayor Mike Urban and members of the city council will meet on Wednesday, May 23, to further discuss the topic of an additional structure ...

May 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 ...

May 16, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington City Council hears two TGT fund requests

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council approved two requests for transient guest tax (TGT) grants Monday night totaling $11,200. Both requests put marketing and promotion ...

May 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Prairie Treasures

LARNED - Each spring, on select days in April and May, the Larned State Hospital offers the surrounding community the chance to fill their planter boxes ...

May 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood City Council approve CMB ordinances for 2018 After Harvest Festival

ELLINWOOD - Since the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce requested in March permission to hold the 2018 After Harvest Festival, decisions intended to deter underage drinking, the ...

May 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 ...

May 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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