View Mobile Site

Archive By Author - Veronica Coons


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


Last-minute, no-cost, stuff-on-hand Christmas gifts for the procrastinator

You've procrastinated, and the big day is already here. Now, the stores are closed and there's still a few people you haven't gotten a gift for. Here are three last-minute ideas that won't come off as last minute (if you're careful).

December 24, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


THE COMMON SOLDIER

HOISINGTON - Mike and LaVetta Stephens operate The Museum of the Common Soldier out of their home in La Crosse. Since the 1970s, Mike has been collecting war memorabilia, and has amassed a collection that includes artifacts from the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and two Gulf Wars. On Saturday, Dec. 9, they brought several items of militaria to the Hoisington Public Library for a presentation about the Korean War.

December 23, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Kansas gubernatorial candidate Ed O’Malley gearing up for campaign

Thursday morning, attendees at the Great Bend Area Chamber of Commerce coffee at Community Bank of the Midwest got a chance to meet Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed O'Malley. He's the founder of the Kansas Leadership Center, located in Wichita, where countless business and community leaders have undergone leadership training over the years.

December 22, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Gail Santy to be the new face of GBPL and CKLS

After 10 years as a consultant for the Central Kansas Library System, Gail Santy will become director of it and the Great Bend Public Library in January. One morning last week, we met with Santy in the office she will soon occupy. Most of the books and photos that had filled the shelves during Willems directorship had been removed, and Santy's were yet to be unpacked. They shared the space together easily.

December 21, 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 21, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Claflin City Council lowers speed limit by school

CLAFLIN - Parents and students traveling to Central Plains High School may want to give themselves more time in the morning, now that the Claflin City Council agreed to lower the speed limit on Ninth Street to 20 mph from W. Front Street to Albro Street. The decision was precipitated by complaints both from area residents and bus drivers of excessive speeding on a regular basis. Police Chief Gary Vaughan brought the complaint to the attention of the council at the November meeting, and the discussion was revisited Monday night.

December 17, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood Chamber requests city’s help with updated marketing plan

ELLINWOOD - When the Ellinwood City Council met Tuesday night, they heard a presentation by Jacque Isern and Lindsay Bogner of the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce concerning the need for update marketing materials for the city. It has been more than 10 years since the last time the Chamber created a brochure.

December 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington City Council considers options for city owned properties

HOISINGTON - Monday night, the Hoisington City Council met and considered a proposal from Steve Hopkins of the Living Joy Church regarding The Office and Subway buildings on Main Street. The church has been looking for a new location that offers better accessibility for members of the congregation that find navigating steps difficult. Hopkins and Mitchell walked through the building several times since the Nov. 27 meeting, bringing in members of the congregation and various contractors. They believe they can renovate the first floor of The Office into a church, and would like to rent the Subway building for approximately seven ...

December 14, 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 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


1 2 3 4 5  Next »  Last »

Page 1 of 79

Articles By Author - Veronica Coons


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 ...

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 ...

January 24, 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

January 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


1

Page 1 of 1


Please wait ...