The Great Bend Tribune's Sunday edition featured an Associated Press story about the Bender crimes, which were a series of murders that happened 140 years ago in Labette County.
HOISINGTON - Although the temperature hovered around the century mark on Saturday, children and adults both climbed eagerly into trucks, honking horns and spinning steering wheels to see vehicles they had not seen before. It was all a part of the Hoisington Labor Day weekend celebration on Saturday.
HOISINGTON - Golfers in Hoisington may soon have a new place to hit the links. Hoisington resident Mark and Kristi Lovett were present at the Hoisington City Council meeting on Monday to ask the council to consider leasing property south of the city to them to install a driving range for golfers. The property is located south of the railroad tracks in Hoisington and east of the Rotomix plant.
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood Library will close for the Labor Day weekend, starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 30 and reopening at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King presented a speech in Washington D.C. that galvanized a generation into action and ultimately moved African-Americans into the mainstream of society.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council voted by a vote of 5-3 to draft ordinances changing the policies related to dogs at its regular meeting on Monday.
HOISINGTON - USD 431 is continuing with its emphasis on social emotional development and skills, and as a part of that, Volunteers In Action Volunteer Coordinator Linn Hogg spoke to Hoisington High School students Thursday about the importance of volunteering at one of five breakout sessions at the opening assembly. Seventy-five students registered to be notified of volunteer opportunities.
Former Ellinwood, Great Bend and Hutchinson resident Johnita Becker and her daughter Elizabeth are exhibiting a wide variety of artwork and poems at Petr's Frame House, 2009 16th St.
It seems as though in this country, that for many years, those who could drag themselves out of bed and to work even during the most serious of illnesses, was the winner. What they also shared was their contagious illnesses, spreading germs far and wide.
HOISINGTON - Clean Line Energy LLC are planning a wind farm in southwestern Kansas, and the company proposes transmission lines that pass through Barton County to carry energy to states farther east. None of the electricity will light Kansas homes but will result in an improvement of the power grid.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital held hazardous preparedness training for employees with Charlie Keeton, South Central Hospital Preparedness Regional Coordinator and Thomas Donay, lead instructor, last week. Around 15 staff members trained, including lab techs, nurses, radiology and administrators during the 16 hour program.
ELLINWOOD - At one time, kindergarten was a place where students learned social skills, to sit still, and even to take a nap during their half day of school. No more.
HOISINGTON - At its regular meeting on Monday, the USD 431 heard a report from board member Deb Stephens on a new K-6 after school program which, she said, "is a desperate need in the community." It would be held at the Hoisington United Methodist Church on school evenings until 6:30 p.m.
There are new audio books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
The U.S. Supreme court refused Monday to hear a case by Amazon and Overstock.com challenging the state of New York's ability to collect sales tax on items sold online. Good for them - and especially to do so on Cyber Monday.
The Central Kansas Dream Center continues offering help and hope to those hurting people who have fallen through the cracks of the system. And with that thought in mind plans have begun for a unit for young adults aging out of foster care, called the Dream Center Living Youth.
ELLINWOOD - Decorated Christmas trees, German food, a living nativity, and shopping galore all marked Ellinwood's first ever Christkindlmarket on Sunday.
Thanksgiving Holiday is traditionally a time to give thanks for bountiful blessings, food and family.
BUSHTON - Central Plains Middle School students recently wrote an essay on "What Patriotism Means to Me?" as part of the Veterans of Foreign Wars' Patriots Pen essay contest.
Birds have always known that Cheyenne Bottoms is an important stop on the central flyway for the hundreds of thousands of water fowl and shore birds that migrate south each winter and north each spring. Although it's not always recognized as such by humans, Cheyenne Bottoms was designated a wetlands of international importance in 1971.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate for governor, Paul Davis, made a campaign stop in Great Bend on Saturday and spoke to a crowd of about 50 people. Davis expressed concerns about sales tax, property tax, college tuition and utility rates all rising.
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