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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 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


All for one?

The Great Bend City Council decided Monday night to disregard the recommendations of Carl Otter, the city's own engineering technician, and of Josh Golka, the city's on-call engineering consultant with Professional Engineering Consultants, and approve one family's request to install a circular driveway at their property at Harrison and Broadway.

February 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


New policy protects library’s youngest patrons

Librarians walk a fine line, especially children's and teen librarians, between being a professional, and being a babysitter.

February 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


LOVE TO SHARE

When Jadisyn Andrasek, 8, overheard her grandmother talking to a friend about the Boxes of Love promotion sponsored by the United Way of Central Kansas, she wanted to help.

February 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Tribune attends KPA day at Capitol

TOPEKA - The Kansas Press Association Day at the Legislature fell on Thursday. Organized by KPA leadership, it provides newspaper editors and publishers an opportunity to travel to Topeka, network with, and meet en masse with legislators. Thursday, Great Bend Tribune Publisher Mary Hoisington and Managing Editor Dale Hogg were among the 50 members in attendance.

February 02, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


LOVE TO SHARE

When Jadisyn Andrasek, 8, overheard her grandmother talking to a friend about the Box of Love promotion sponsored by the United Way of Central Kansas, she wanted to help. She thought for a moment, and decided she could share a nice Valentine note to be put in each of the packages. Using the pages from the friend's heart-shaped notepad, Jadisyn went to work on the project, and wrote 80 Valentine's greetings. She also attached a sweet treat to each one. Her sister, Jaizley, 7, wanted to help too, so Grandma bought her a package of Valentines also, which ...

February 02, 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.

February 02, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Getting ready for 2018 Farm Bill

Regardless of where on the political spectrum you sit, in Kansas, the 2018 Farm Bill is going to have an impact on your life. And while Congress won't begin writing the bill for another year, legislators will have their ears open, gauging their constituents needs and desires, and will begin determining what their positions are going to be on the big issues.

February 01, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Hoisington EMS spotlighted for youth event

BY VERONICA COONS

January 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


2017 Miss Barton County and Miss Golden Belt pageant features nine

Saturday night marked the fifth in an annual tradition that is bringing back an appreciation for talent, fitness and style of young women in the Golden Belt area. The 2017 Miss Barton County and Miss Golden Belt Scholarship Pageant was held at the Great Bend High School auditorium, and features four contestants for Miss Barton county, and five for Miss Golden Belt.

January 29, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


AREA CHAMBERS USHER IN 2017

BARTON COUNTY - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce ushered in 2017 Saturday night with its annual banquet, and announced new board members, and an overview of 2016 events including the final June Jaunt and the ongoing After Harvest Festival.

January 28, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Whoa! It’s Magic

Editor's note: At the start of the 2016-2017 school year, we met all five Ellinwood High School exchange students when Sen. Jerry Moran visited the school. That first visit, we saw Nazar Kayumov perform a simple card trick in the hallway as he assisted other students tacking up posters for an upcoming event. Clearly, his talent was already known by his peers. Later, Nazar was a guest of the Ellinwood Rotary Club, and there he performed several magic tricks, which left that group of Ellinwood professionals both flummoxed and delighted. It also left us wanting to know more about ...

January 26, 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.

January 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


When communication grinds to a halt, it's hard to keep an open mind

It's the first week into a new administration, and while the news has been filled with images of protestors marching in the streets, the urges of others to keep an open mind and give the new president a chance have also been notable.

January 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Hoisington CDBG Survey starting soon

HOISINGTON - City staff last week attended training for administering surveys in order for the city to challenge key Census results. The existing Census results indicate a high percentage of residents are above an income threshold required to qualify for needed Community Development Block Grants that can bring significant dollars into the community. But with recent downturns in the economy, the City feels these results are inaccurate, and are standing in the way of acquiring funding to complete needed infrastructure projects.

January 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Pawnee Rock residents take shelter as tornado hits

PAWNEE ROCK - Roads into the city of Pawnee Rock were closed through Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning to all but residents and emergency responders ...

May 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Emerging to devastation

Editor's note: The author lives west of Great Bend and witnessed the tornado as it traveled from rural Pawnee Rock towards rural Great Bend ...

May 17, 2017 | BY VERONICA COONS | Local News


GBPL cleans house, purging 5K patrons from active list

The Great Bend Public Library Board of Directors met Monday afternoon, recognizing staff member Allison Muth in absentia, who graduated from Great Bend High School ...

May 16, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Class of Heroes

BY VERONICA COONS

May 15, 2017 | BY VERONICA COONS | Local News


Dolly Parton Imagination Library coming to Hoisington

HOISINGTON - Hoisington's youngest children now have even more support to help them become early readers, and the kids have not only the community, but ...

May 11, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington firefighters host regional training school

HOISINGTON - Hoisington's fire department hosted a regional fire school this past weekend, and Chief Jerry Stricker gave a report to the City Council Monday ...

May 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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