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Larned group takes message to Topeka

LARNED - At Larned's February city council meeting, Larned City Councilman Kim Barnes noted it had been a long time since Larned had made contact with the legislature in Topeka. Community feedback over reports that districts in the eastern part of the state were pushing to change long-standing protocols for evaluating mentally ill patients, and the closure of the juvenile correctional facility in Larned in 2017, prompted him to suggest perhaps it had been too long.

March 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.

March 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Marshall shares insights on NAFTA negotiations

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Roger Marshall left Friday for a 48-hour turnaround visit to Mexico City where the seventh round of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations were taking place. He returned to Washington, D.C., early Monday morning.

March 06, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


A BITTER WORLD

HOISINGTON - Soon, when cross-country flyers stop at the Salina Regional Airport to refuel, they will be able to take in a unique and educational art display created by Hoisington's own B&B Metal Arts. Bruce and Brent Bitter were commissioned in October, 2016, to create the Steve Fossett Sculpture Plaza which will be dedicated later this month, memorializing Fossett's amazing 2005 flight around the world in his Global Flyer, a feat that broke several world records. It's a story Bruce Bitter, also an amateur pilot, has become intimately familiar with over the past year and a half ...

March 03, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood Hospital and Clinic Auxiliary Scholarship Applications due April 1

The Ellinwood Hospital Auxiliary is accepting applications for its scholarship program, with the deadline of April 1. The Auxiliary awards 1-2 scholarships each spring, depending on funds available and number and quality of applications received.

March 02, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Education


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.

March 01, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington City Council appoints Rubio to vacant seat

HOISINGTON - Three people vying to be appointed to the open Ward 3 seat on the Hoisington City Council attended the meeting Monday night. They included Becky Andereck, teacher and coach for USD 431, Richard Rubio, an accountant with I.L.S., and Don Doerschlag, part-time Hoisington Police officer and manager of the Hoisington Casey's General Store.

February 26, 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.

February 22, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Social media conduct questioned over Rankin report

The situation involving the cancellation of a jury trail for Jeffrey Allen Rankin following a plea bargain that reduced the counts against him from 31 to two has led to an email exchange between Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor, Barton County Operations Manager Phil Hathcock and Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir.

February 19, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


17 days: Dispute over speedy trial countdown results in nixed jury trial

It may be awhile, if ever, before Barton County jurors are permitted to decide the guilt or innocence of Alejandro "Vato" Azteca in a 2016 shooting outside a Great Bend apartment complex.

February 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


CABIN FEVER CURE

It was the kind of day that the "Cat in the Hat" liked to visit "Sally" and her brother. Cold and miserable, with nothing to do. But for many Great Bend kids, The DARE day out at the Great Bend Events Center provided a welcome outlet for pent-up energy for kids ages 3-12, with many inflatables and bounce houses for running, jumping and climbing on. The activity was free and open to children accompanied by their parents from 1-5 p.. Saturday.

February 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


CABIN FEVER CURE

It was the kind of day that the "Cat in the Hat" liked to visit "Sally" and her brother. Cold and miserable, with nothing to do. But for many Great Bend kids, The DARE day out at the Great Bend Events Center provided a welcome outlet for pent-up energy for kids ages 3-12, with many inflatables and bounce houses for running, jumping and climbing on. The activity was free and open to children accompanied by their parents from 1-5 p.. Saturday.

February 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Larned Council mulls Topeka trip

LARNED - City Councilman Kim Barnes voiced his concern Monday night over feedback he has received from the community concerning recent reports that legislators in the eastern half of the state are interested in changing the protocols for evaluating mentally ill patients, and what that could mean for Larned State Hospital. He wanted to gauge interest in forming a delegation of representatives from Larned to travel to Topeka and visit with legislators there to let them know how important the hospital is to Pawnee County.

February 08, 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.

February 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Tunneling in

Great Bend farmers market vendors didn't have far to go this year to get up to speed on the latest programs available to help serve their customers and promote locally grown food. The Kansas Department of Agriculture chose the city as one of its five regional locations for Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Certified Farmer Training.

February 04, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Articles By Author - Veronica Coons


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


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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

June 04, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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