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.
"Everybody's talking at parties about the tunnels in Ellinwood," said Miss Sally Wolf, the mannequin at the Wolf Hotel. "I'd like to be able to join in. I've never seem them."
HOISINGTON - Hoisington Main Street Inc. will once again host a romantic Valentine's Day Dinner for couples beginning at 6 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the Knights of Columbus, 114 N. Main. The evening will be highlighted with a chance for couples to renew their wedding vows.
If adults represented by competent attorneys choose to use a surrogate to have a family, why should it be anybody's business but the participants?
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Grade School second grader Taylor Poteet was unaware that the picture he drew was chosen from among thousands of entries as runner-up for the 15th annual "Kansas Don't Spoil It" calendar contest.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood School/Community Library has been chosen as one of six libraries in the state to host the "Hometown Teams" Smithsonian Institution exhibit from Jan. 31 to March 15, 2015.
HOISINGTON - Darlene Stoss, long-time Hoisington area resident, was named "Citizen of the Year" at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce banquet.
HOISINGTON - Two men Jonas Grubb of Great Bend and Jason McKinnon of Great Bend were booked on Sunday into the Barton County Jail after leading area law enforcement on a manhunt.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet on Saturday evening "Celebrating Life in the Heartland."
Cell phone use on airplanes may soon be coming in airplane flights. Some foreign flights already allow this.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council heard at its meeting last week that a side loading trash truck is in need of repair.
HOISINGTON - Which is the better, faster, stronger tractor? Allis Chalmers, John Deere? Massey Ferguson?
ELLINWOOD - Motivational speaker Joe Coles spent the day Wednesday at Ellinwood Middle and High School teaching the students life skills, positive changes, and including everyone.
ELLINWOOD - The planning stage is nearly over as USD 355 will soon be installing electronic locking doors at district schools, beginning the first of May. They will be done shortly thereafter.
The federal Food Stamp program, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, underwent changes beginning in October of 2013, and as a result, local charities that provide food are now seeing an increase in usage.
Prevention is the best medicine.
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.
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