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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


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


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Articles By Author - Veronica Coons


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


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 ...

June 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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