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Flint Hills Job Corps provides free training

For those young people in need of a job, but are in need of assistance, the Flint Hills Job Corps, located in Manhattan, provides free job training for those who qualify. The program provides training in carpentry, cement-masonry, construction craft laborer, dental assistant, facility maintenance technology, plumbing, security & protective services, CNA, Home Health aide, and recently revamped high school academics or high school equivalency for those ages 16 through 24.

August 07, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Ellinwood hires new AD

ELLINWOOD - USD 355 Ellinwood School District has hired a new athletic director, Derek Schoenthaler, who moved to Ellinwood three weeks ago.

August 07, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Game Playing: Voters turned away from polls

There isn't any significant voter fraud in Kansas or anywhere else for that matter. According to the Wichita Eagle, Aug. 13, 2012, out of 146 million nationwide voters over 12 years, there was one case for every 15 million prospective voters. Half of those cases were not prosecuted because of confusion about eligibility.

August 06, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Barton County CTC surveys show high rates of teen drinking

BARTON COUNTY -The 2013-14 Communities that Care data for the area once again shows that Barton County teens drink at a higher rate than teens from the remaining portions of Kansas, although the good news is that the numbers are trending downward across the state, including here. The report shows that area teens tend to smoke less and use marijuana less than the state average.

August 05, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Look! Learn! Laugh! Born Learning Trails make exercise Fun!

Not your average exercise trail signs, the Born Learning Trail throws in an extra spoonful by promoting positive and engaging parent-child interaction, and both Great Bend and Claflin will benefit from the new trail in each community. The Born Learning Trail combines exercise with 10 educational signs that will provide a change of pace for relationship building and family exercise.

August 04, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Kenneth Harold Allen 1928 - 2014

Kenneth Harold Allen, 86, died July 31, at Great Bend Regional Hospital in Great Bend. Born July 4, 1928, in Great Bend, he was the son of James Martin and Bertha (Piel) Allen. On April 28, 1952, he married Maude Evalene Russell in Salem, Ark. She died on Aug. 8, 2007. A lifetime resident of Great Bend he was a carpenter for Marlette Homes.

August 01, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Obituaries


Hoisington businesses see fake $10 bills

HOISINGTON - There was an attempt two weeks ago to pass two fake ten dollar bills in Hoisington Police Chief Kenton Doze reports, at two separate businesses.

July 31, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Farewell

July 31, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


USD 355 moves to 21st century technology; considers new scoreboard

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood School District is moving to 21st century technology and will only allow students to carry iPads into the classroom. Book bags are only allowed for students to carry books to and from school to the locker at the junior and senior high level.

July 31, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Hoisington to put sales tax increase on ballot

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council, at its regular meeting on Monday, approved a resolution to put on the November ballot a raise in retail sales tax of .25 of one percent for the community. This increase will put the city at the same increment as the city of Great Bend.

July 29, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Squash plants may not be producing

One of the most popular vegetables grown by home gardeners is squash. Many years, it produces and produces in such great numbers, that it is frequently a popular giveaway.

July 29, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


New director begins at Hoisington Rec

HOISINGTON - The new director for Hoisington Recreation Commission is Granson Salmans formerly of Montezuma, and he began his duties on Monday.

July 27, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Kansas homegrown: Pinkall nominated for Emmy for work at the Sochi Olympics

Dr. Bryan Pinkall, who grew up in Great Bend, recently drove home from Manhattan and broke the news to his parents, Michelle and Gary, with a short video that he had a special vacation planned in August.

July 26, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Ellinwood council proposes 2015 mill levy assessment

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council met at a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss the proposed mill levy assessment for 2015. The council approved the budget for publication.

July 24, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


BBBS provides assistance to kids in need

Her voice brimming with enthusiasm, new Big Brothers, Big Sisters area director Diane Shoemaker has come on board with the non-profit organization which provides a little attention to kids-in-need, but has big results.

July 21, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


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