HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council has approved a new ordinance requiring rental properties be properly maintained and inspected. The purpose is to protect both renters and homeowners, protect the value of land and dwellings throughout the city, and to protect the public from increased criminal activity that tends to occur in residential areas that are unstable due to blight.
Kansas is in desperate need of immediate CPR due to the failing tax policies of the current state administration.
ATWOOD - Noel Arthur Lipton, 71, died June 29, at the Rawlins County Hospital. Born Sept. 9, 1942, in Seattle, Wash., he was the son of Fredrick and Francis (Kelly) Lipton. On Sept. 9, 1972, he married Betty Ruckman in Great Bend. He was a mechanic and proudly served in the United States Army.
After record breaking drought and heat, the past few years have not been easy ones for farmers and gardeners. However, this June has provided much needed moisture, 8.34 inches as of Monday afternoon, according to John Feerick, senior meteorologist at accuweather.com.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council, at its regular meeting last week, passed an ordinance disallowing the storage of vehicles or parking in the front yard on residential property. The ordinance went into effect last Friday.
Editor's note: The Kansas Press Association, in cooperation with the Great Bend Tribune, is collecting photos of Vietnam soldiers who died in service for the Education Center at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. There are 265 photos of Kansas soldiers needed. The Tribune has located two photos, Kent Amerine and Edward Saenz.
HOISINGTON - The city of Hoisington is facing major infrastructure upgrades, including city sewage lagoons that are short-circuiting, causing problems with under treated sewage. In light of that issue as well as other infrastructure upgrades needed such as a leaking swimming pool, the Hoisington City Council discussed at its meeting on Monday, adding a one cent sales tax for items purchased in Hoisington.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood School/Community Librarian Sharon Sturgis closes a book, but starts a new chapter in her life as she retires this month from the position she has held for two decades.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that police need a search warrant to search an arrested person's cell phone except in extreme emergency, such as immediate terrorist activity.
HOISINGTON - On June 12, Marline and Richard Amerine received a phone message on their landline phone from an individual claiming to be from the IRS.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood residents may soon have a Wellness Center if the Ellinwood Recreation Commission has it way. There is currently no fitness facility in Ellinwood.
BARTON COUNTY - The winds of war periodically have swept the U.S. over the last 100 years. Many soldiers arrived back stateside with little fanfare and continued their lives the best way they knew how.
HOISINGTON - For the first time ever, the Kansas High School Activities Association executive board has placed middle schools into an activities league. Pratt, Larned and Hoisington were placed into the Central Kansas League for middle schools starting with the 2015-2016 school year.
ELLINWOOD - Get together and talk about the special or everyday food dishes one used to make. Remember those recipes one wanted to ask mom about or grandmother. Perhaps it would be how to make an authentic German Chocolate Cake with the fudge frosting or a banana cream pie. It is time to spend some hours this summer in front of the air conditioner looking through the old cookbooks and recipe boxes.
ELLINWOOD - For their dedication to quality rural health care, Dr. Charlie Joslin and Dr. Chris Brown have been named as grand marshals of the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival.
HOISINGTON - The new director for Hoisington Recreation Commission is Granson Salmans formerly of Montezuma, and he began his duties on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
ELLINWOOD - Overcast skies made for a pleasant morning Saturday when the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival parade brought crowds to the red, brick streets of the community.
HOISINGTON - At the Hoisington City Council meeting on Monday, several landlords were present, upset about the rental licensing agreement just passed by the council. The Great Bend Tribune featured a story on the program on July 6. The rental agreement requires minimum standards for rental housing and rental inspection.
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