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Skip-it to Give-it campaign helping Haiti

A local effort this month has people in Barton County giving up little luxuries they can live without, and tucking away the money they would have spent so it can go to help people in Haiti still recovering from the devastating effects of the 2010 earthquake that leveled most of the buildings on the island.

October 19, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Religion

Candidates for USD 428 BOE spotlighted at forum

Following the closing comments by mayoral candidates who opened the Candidate Forum Tuesday night, League of Women Voters representative Rose Kelly requested candidates for USD 428 Board of Education to come to the stage of the Crest Theater.

October 18, 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.

October 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


In order to provide Great Bend voters with information to help guide their voting in November, the Great Bend Tribune and the Great Bend chapter of the League of Women Voters sponsored a candidates forum Tuesday night at the Crest Theater. The forum was organized according to the rules set down by the National League of Women Voters. The Tribune provided a live feed on the Great Bend Tribune Facebook page.

October 17, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Subway pulling out of Hoisington

HOISINGTON -- A week ago, Hoisington City Manager Jonathan Mitchell was contacted by the regional manager of Subway. The news wasn't good. He was informed the Subway restaurant in Hoisington would be ceasing operations effective Tuesday, Oct. 17. Management wanted to make arrangements for the building. Mitchell shared what he knew with the city council at Monday night's meeting.

October 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Hoisington council hears request to name cemetery


October 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Ellinwood’s council and historical society consider brick streets

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Historical Society members hope to see a balanced approach to the way the city determines which of the historic brick streets are repaired and which are replaced in the future. But for now, the city will continue with a plan to remove four blocks deemed the worst in the city, replacing bricks with concrete, city council members decided Tuesday. The replacement is part of the work that will result from an upcoming bond sale.

October 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HOISINGTON - Thursday morning, electric car teams from nine high schools from around the state arrived in Hoisington bright and early for the Hoisington ElectroRally, the high school's first home meet. Each team brought at least one single-driver, lightweight, aerodynamic, high efficiency electric race car, and a strategy for winning.

October 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Great Bend Public Library announces new director

After months of strategizing and searching, the Great Bend Public Library and the Central Kansas Library System came to an agreement last week who they wanted to direct both organizations. Monday afternoon, at the Great Bend Public Library Board of Directors meeting, it was announced they had offered the position to Gail Santy, and she accepted. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, she will succeed Harry Willems who was appointed in January 2009 and served as the organization's fifth director, a position he held for nine years.

October 11, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Kansas Supreme Court Justice delivers opening remarks at annual rodeo

Kansas Supreme Court Justice Dan Biles visited Great Bend Saturday, in order to deliver the opening remarks at the 13th Annual Rosewood Rodeo for the second time in two years. His relationship with Rosewood Services dates back nearly 19 years, when he was asked to represent the organization as a practicing lawyer. The opportunity allowed him to get to know some of the nearly 50 participants competing in the annual rodeo, and he took a moment to reflect on his years of advocacy with people with disabilities.

October 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Humane Society, Larned Council partner on funding

LARNED - City council members resumed discussion Monday night with Pawnee County Humane Society concerning a request for $25,000 towards the salary of the shelter manager. After nearly an hour, it was agreed that while the organization needs an infusion of cash, it can do with less. What's really needed is the assistance of more volunteers so board members can focus on fundraising, grant writing and raising awareness about the shelter. At the September meeting, the PCHS approached the city, noting that with reduced donations and increased costs for supplies and services, they faced a critical budget shortage. Since ...

October 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Miller on hunt for runway dollars

For the past two years, the City of Great Bend has been preparing to rebuild the primary runway at the Great Bend Municipal Airport. That project will happen in 2019. Already, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has promised to pay 90 percent of the cost, but only for the first 5,550 feet. With an additional 2,351 feet remaining, Great Bend could lose its status as a mid-America fuel stop if funding for the final stretch isn't found. Earlier this month, Great Bend Municipal Airport Manager Martin Miller traveled to Topeka to present a grant proposal to a ...

September 29, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

‘China a strong partner,’ Marshall says

Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., hosted a conference call with reporters Monday morning, Sept. 25. The conversation largely focused on his return from a Congressional Delegation to China. He has been part of two other international delegations, one to Cuba and one to Israel, both with a focus on opening additional trade agreements for U.S. exports. This trip, sponsored by the nonprofit National Committee on United States - China Relations, focused largely on trade and national security.

September 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Library board updated on outreach efforts

Members of the Great Bend Public Library Board of Directors Monday were reminded that to remain relevant,libraries need to evolve. Rather than just a depository of books, the Great Bend Public Library is responding to the needs of the community by offering outreach and training. Elizabeth Dukelow, Data/Materials Manager and Marketing Librarian, presented the monthly departmental report. The library continues to outreach to the community through the Crochet Club. Members have crocheted 230 purple infant hats over the summer. Those that are at least 50 percent purple will be donated to the Kansas Childrens Service League for the ...

September 22, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

GBFD awarded SAFER grant

A federal grant will help pay for three additional firefighters in Great Bend, Battalion Chief Eugene Perkins announced this week.

September 21, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

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Articles By Author - Veronica Coons

Hoisington grass fire contained

HOISINGTON - "It's amazing just how dry it still is out there, even after the rain," Hoisington Fire Chief Jerry Stricker said Friday morning.

March 23, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Farmers, turkeys and chickens in 1978

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 ...

March 21, 2018 | VERONICA COONS | Local News

Ellinwood Chamber requests permission to hold 2018 After Harvest Festival

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce's outgoing director Jacque Isern, newly appointed director Michele Martin, and members of the board of directors were on ...

March 21, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Hoisington awards TGT dollars to GPS Kids Club

HOISINGTON - Kids and parents involved with Hoisington's GPS Kids Club showed up in force Monday night to lend support to a request from Debbie ...

March 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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 ...

March 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Editor's note: Veronica Coons participated in the Cottonwood Extension District's Master Gardener training class, the subject of this report.

March 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


ALBERT - In 1986, the Kansas Governor's One Shot Turkey Hunt was established as an economic development tool for El Dorado. Partnering with the National ...

March 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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