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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 Ellinwood Rotary Club, which sponsors the parade. She also announced the club's selection for the Parade grand marshal is long time Ellinwood school nurse Ruth Corbett, now retired.

June 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 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.

June 06, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Extreme Ice to give all Thursday revenue to Cook family

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood's Extreme Ice snow cone shop will donate all revenue received today, Thursday, June 7, to the family of Ellinwood Middle and High School principal Mark Cook to help with expenses incurred by the family following an health emergency affecting Cook. The shop will be open from noon until 9 p.m. Extreme Ice owner Ben Jacobs, also USD 355 Superintendent of Schools, said Tuesday that he will donate all regular business expenses that day, so customers can rest assured every penny they spend at his store will go to support Cook. A donation jar will also be ...

June 06, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Larned considers how to finance a pool

LARNED - With record high temperatures tempting residents out to the Larned City Pool to beat the heat, it was no surprise Monday evening's city council meeting focused heavily on what the next steps in finding a solution to the city's outdated pool might be. City Manager Bradley Eilts lined up presentations from Rick Ensz of Cooper Malone McCain to discuss financial services to provide the city with guidance towards a bond issue, and from Kyle McCawley, project engineer of Larkin Aquatics, to discuss pool consulting services. The council also considered the option of a utility surcharge to offset ...

June 05, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Still ‘Rolling out the Barrel’

A rollicking good time was had by members of the Sunflower Polka Club Sunday, June 3, at the Great Bend Columbus Club. Around 150 people attended the dance marking the 31-year anniversary of the club, according to Wayne "Buzz" Banks and his wife, Betty Banks, Great Bend.

June 04, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Cemetery phase 2 under consideration

HOISINGTON - City Manager Jonathan Mitchell, during his report to the city council Monday, May 14, stated people have been impressed with the work done so far at the Hoisington Cemetery.

May 28, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


‘STRONGER TOGETHER’

HOISINGTON - For the past four years, Hoisington EMS Director Scott Fleming and the Hoisington EMS staff have pulled out the stops to provide the community a first-class opportunity to meet and greet first responders and get an up-close look at the equipment they use everyday in their mission to preserve life and limb. The event is part of National Emergency Medical Services Week, the goal of which includes bringing together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's "front line."

May 24, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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 needed by Fire District No. 1. The topic was an agenda item at the regular May 14 meeting. According to Urban, equipment is currently housed in a variety of locations including the shed at the old grade school in Claflin. The district is replacing equipment, and wants to build a new building that is spacious enough to consolidate all the equipment in one location. Council person Doug Hubbard is currently collecting estimates for various sizes ...

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 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.

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 as their driving reason for the requests.

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 and gardens with locally grown, healthy bedding, vegetable and herb plants. The plants are the end result of a year-long vocational program offered at hospital.

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 presence of glass containers and unruly behavior have been made, and they were reflected in ordinances approved by the Ellinwood City Council Tuesday night.

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 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.

May 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


LHS a finalist in nationwide shoe design competition

COSTA MESA, Calif. - Larned High School has made it to the Top 5 in a national competition that had art students painting designs on Vans brand footwear. As finalists in the ninth annual Vans Custom Culture art competition, LHS students are in the running to win either $10,000 or $75,000 for their school's art program.

May 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


PAWNEE PARTNERS

LARNED - Pawnee County Commissioner Bob Rein Jr. proposed a marketing partnership among the county, the city, and the Chamber of Commerce Monday night in order to draw new people into the area.

May 08, 2018 | 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


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