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ALL HANDS ON

HOISINGTON - Habitat for Humanity: Barton County Area began work on the property located at 322 E. 6th Street. Work days are being scheduled for the following dates: Aug 13, 20, 27, Sept. 3, 10. The organization was granted two lots in the city of Hoisington to help alleviate a shortage of housing that has concerned the community for several years. Through mostly volunteer efforts and donations, the group is able to provide people a hand up, rather than a hand out when it comes to becoming homeowners. The local group was organized in 2001. They partner with families to build ...

August 09, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Harold D. Dalton

HUTCHINSON - Harold D. Dalton, 89, passed away Aug. 7, 2016, with his family by his side. He was born in Dickenson County to Carl and Letha (Poland) Dalton. He attended Chapman High School. After graduating high school, he joined the Army serving during World War II. After an Honorable Discharge from the Army, he met and on Oct. 13, 1947, married Mary (Johnson) Dalton. He was employed by KPL as a welder and later retired as a superintendent after 42 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking and gardening.

August 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Obituaries


Chase High senior latest addition to Hoisington EMS squad

HOISINGTON - Adrea Aguilera is a senior at Chase High School. She learned that the Hoisington Emergency Medical Services offers opportunities for volunteer EMTs through a friend while she was attending emergency medical technician training at Barton Community College during her second semester of her junior year. After she completed her training, she took her practical boards in June.

August 05, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington USD 431 approves 2016-2017 budget

Hoisington's USD 431 Board of Education met Monday night, Aug. 1, for a budget hearing and to conduct regular business. Superintendent Bill Lowry recommended a budget that included 6 mills for capital outlay. The budget was approved as published.

August 05, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Chase High School senior latest addition to Hoisington EMS squad

HOISINGTON - Andrea Aguilera is a senior at Chase High School. She learned that the Hoisington Emergency Medical Services offers opportunities for volunteer EMTs through a friend while she was attending emergency medical technician training at Barton Community College during her second semester of her junior year. After she completed her training, she took her practical boards in June.

August 04, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HOISINGTON SELECTED AS A PATHWAYS TO A HEALTHY KANSAS COMMUNITY

HOISINGTON- Clara Barton Hospital and the City of Hoisington learned it is one of eight communities in Kansas recently selected as a grantee in the largest community grant program ever funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.

August 03, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Lewis will serve District 113 again

In Barton County, the only contested race for Kansas House of Representatives was for the 113th District, which includes Southeastern Barton County and Stafford County, as well as parts of Rice and Pawnee counties. Two hours after the polls closed and preliminary results were reported, it was becoming clear that Greg Lewis, R-St. John would win.

August 03, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


BUILDING A DREAM

This week has been one of transformation for the Central Kansas Dream Center.

July 30, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


What matters?

With shootings of police officers and shootings of black men sharing the spotlight of media attention in this country, there is one angle to the debate that hasn't received any attention. There is a perception divide between urban and rural reflected in the argument over which lives matter.

July 27, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


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.

July 27, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington approves purchase of new ‘Jaws of Life’

HOISINGTON - Hoisington City Council members approved the purchase of a new 'jaws of life' extraction unit by the Hoisington Fire Department at the meeting Monday. Previously, Hoisington EMS was responsible for the extraction unit, but when the new ambulance arrived, EMS Director Scott Fleming realized there would not be room for the old unit on the new vehicle.

July 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington City Council Wilborn steps down, Bruce to serve Ward 4

HOISINGTON - Monday night, after a study session concerning the 2017 budget, Hoisington City Council members recognized outgoing councilman Brian Wilborn , awarding a plaque for his service to the council. The newly re-elected representative resigned following a move out of Ward 4, which he was elected to represent. His family will be moving to a home in the country.

July 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Competition up for high tunnel grants

A Natural Resources Conservation Service administered grant program that pays for high-tunnels has been growing in popularity over the past few years, and that is increasing competition for the grants in some areas, said Barton County District Conservationist Ron Klein. The goal of the program is to get locally grown produce into the hands of people, especially those who have low income or live in areas that may be in food deserts. One common definition of a food desert is where the distance to a grocery store is either more than one mile in an urban area, or more than ...

July 24, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


REACHING NEW HEIGHTS

Bruce Swob has been raising bees and harvesting honey for years. When the Great Bend Summer Street Stroll Farmer's Market was formally organized a few years ago, he was one of the first vendors to sign up, attend the required training at a workshops in Hays, and become certified to accept senior vouchers through a program administered by the Barton County Health Department. During one workshop, he saw the kind of production that was possible in a high-tunnel. When he learned last year that he could apply for a grant to get a tunnel of his own, he didn ...

July 24, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Make room for old and new

When the USD 431 Technology team reported to the Board of Education Monday night about their experience at the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in June, it was easy to get caught up in their excitement for all things high tech and new. At least, until this reporter's technology failed, and she was sent rummaging through her purse for a pen and notepad.

July 21, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


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Claflin city council continues police chief search

CLAFLIN - When the Claflin City Council met Monday, Sept. 12, no hiring decision was made concerning the open police chief position previously filled by Rory ...

September 22, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Pawnee Rock to hold Firefighter Appreciation dinner

PAWNEE ROCK - Pawnee Rock's city council met Sept. 6, and continued to tighten up efforts to increase observance of ordinances in the community. This ...

September 22, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington Main Street project off to ‘chaotic’ start

HOISINGTON - Work started this week on the long awaited Hoisington Main Street Reconstruction Project, and more needs to be done to get the word out ...

September 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood City Council approves drainage easements

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood's City Council considered two offers to purchase the building located at 104 N. Main Street Tuesday night. The building was located adjacent ...

September 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBPL closing gap between library and schools More adults take part in summer reading program

As libraries adapt to the changing needs of society, it's becoming increasingly important to link libraries more closely with education, said CKLS Director Harry ...

September 14, 2016 | 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 ...

September 14, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Respect, kindness and tolerance

Ellinwood received a rare and important gift this week when Holocaust survivor and author Marion Blumenthal-Lazan visited with students and the community. She shared the ...

September 14, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Levingston’s ‘wild ride’ in the media ‘super’

For the past few weeks, Austin Levingston, son of Cindy and Beau Levingston, Great Bend, has been navigating new waters as he's been plunged ...

September 14, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


A LESSON IN PERSEVERANCE

ELLINWOOD - A visit almost a year in the planning brought author and Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan to the Ellinwood High School gymnasium Tuesday, first ...

September 13, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GB breaks ground on community orchard

In April, 2015, community volunteers from several organizations met at the Brit Spaugh zoo to plant the seeds of a project that years from now ...

March 04, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


Heartland Farm grows agritourism

Heartland Farm, operated by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, is located 10 miles west of Great Bend. They have been an active participants in recent ...

March 04, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


Hoisington Land Bank expanding housing options

The city of Hoisington's decision to start a land bank is starting to pay off. The Hoisington Land Bank offers free lots in an ...

March 04, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Progress: Commerce & Finance


Claflin museum reopens better than ever

CLAFLIN - Claflin's history museum had to close unexpectedly in 2010 when the building, one of Claflin's original structures, had severe structural problems.

March 04, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Progress: Community


Ellinwood opens wellness center

2015 saw the culmination of a four-year effort by the Ellinwood Recreation Commission and volunteers in the community. The dream of opening a year-round fitness ...

March 04, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Progress: Community


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