ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood School District USD 355 will begin implementing its iPad student initiative with a partial rollout for the last quarter of the school year for 5th and 12th graders and a full roll-out from k-12 this fall.
The golden belt area has received an abundance of snow this year. Our crops this summer will appreciate the water that is soaking in the ground now.
HOISINGTON - Kans for Kids is an organization devoted to helping others. For twenty years, the money raised by the organization based out of Hoisington has gone to help families who have a child with cancer.
Why he supported the recently passed massive farm bill and the importance of water to the region were the key points of remarks made by U.S. Senator Jerry Moran when he addressed the annual Water PACK meeting in Great Bend Saturday night.
Chris McCord, owner of the Wolf Hotel in Ellinwood, rushed into the hallway where he found his friend, the mannequin Miss Sally Wolf, crumpled in a heap at the bottom of the stairs.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Municipal Airport will be host to a rocket launch with the Kansas Organization for SpaceModeling on March 8 with a backup date of March 22. For about 15 years, those who like to launch model rockets come from throughout the state and even from out-of-state to launch rockets
While drivers are patiently waiting at the corner of Broadway and Williams at what has now become a four way stop due to the stop light continually blinking red, the streets department has been checking on the problem.
ELLINWOOD - Coming to Kansas from the Denver-metro area, Kyle Chamberlin enjoys the friendliness of the smaller community in Ellinwood after his move in January. Also a plus for the former senior recreation specialist at the Aurora, Colo. Recreation Department where he spent a five-and-a-half years, is less time spent on the road commuting.
ELLINWOOD - With at comfortable and family friendly atmosphere, the beautifully decorated Fire Escape Coffee House, in downtown Ellinwood, has reopened as a community gathering place for all ages. The shop serves regular coffee as well as specialty drinks and snacks, all staffed by volunteers.
The Great Bend Police Department will begin offering vulnerability assessments to local businesses including armed intruder, beginning about the first of March. The assessment will include flood and tornado threats as well as human.
HOISINGTON - The USD 431 School Board approved on Monday, adding locking doors to the four schools in the district.
Looking at a globe of the world, one sees in the western hemisphere, the continents of South America and North America. Canada, Mexico, and Brazil are all American nations.
BUSHTON - Things worth doing are worth doing well, and seventh graders at Central Plains Middle School put this proverb to work as they invested time and energy learning about notable and not-so-famous Kansans.
ELLINWOOD - Over 200 people attended the successful Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce annual banquet on Friday, capping off a year of new programs, changes and initiatives at Lone Wolf Restuarant.
Catholic students from the Dodge City Diocese learned about the importance of forming healthy habits and spoke about their knowledge at the annual Civic Oration Contest held Saturday in Great Bend.
HOISINGTON - The city of Hoisington had a major community water leak on Tuesday when the main transmission line to the community failed.
Kansas Poet Laureate Wyatt Townley wants to bring poetry home to Kansans, and in that vein, is beginning a weekly poetry column that will be published in the Great Bend Tribune.
ELLINWOOD - Wyatt Townley, Shawnee Mission, finds poetry in every day life, in trains, in the Kansas wind, and in nature. Imaging magical ways to weave words, she comes home to poetry.
ELLINWOOD - At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Ellinwood City council discussed traffic flow in front of Ellinwood Grade School on Sixth Street.
An early morning fire destroyed the Camp Aldrich dining hall on Saturday. It created an orange glow that could be seen from Claflin.
HOISINGTON - At the Hoisington School Board meeting on Monday, the school board heard preliminary plans for separating the Hoisington Middle School Library into two rooms.
CLAFLIN - The Claflin Independent Township Library will celebrate National Library Week, April 14-19, showcasing the new copies of micro film of historic Claflin Clarion, Claflin Gazette and Claflin Banner newspapers and having an open house.
Miss Sally visited the Kansas Wetlands Education Center this week for the first time since its opening in 2009.
CLAFLIN - In an agreement designed to be mutually beneficial, the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce and Claflin have joined forces to promote rural Kansas, market events and promote businesses.
ELLINWOOD - Anticipation abounds at Ellinwood School District this spring as 5th and 12th graders receive cutting edge technology that allows them to search for the front door of Ellinwood Grade School on Google Earth or message a teacher with a question about an assignment.
Monday following the Barton County Commission meeting, the below explanation was given on the dispute between Sheriff Brian Bellendir and County Attorney Richard Boeckman on the county's Facebook page. It said:
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