Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration approved testing the future of drone flight over the U.S., attempting to research safety, according to CNN.
The story of Linda Tillman, feature story in Tuesday's Great Bend Tribune, perfectly exemplifies the spirit of this time of year and the generosity, which if each of us had, would make the world a much kinder and softer place.
Despite a life-threatening illness and daily bouts of radiation treatment, Linda Tillman, has not forgotten the two most important things in her life-family and giving.
HOISINGTON - For a moment in time, students at Roosevelt School in Hoisington experience time off from studies, instead imagining that they are travelling on the Polar Express train.
ELLINWOOD -"Her Last Breath" by Linda Castillo. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder comes face-to-face with her Amish past when she investigates a deadly car accident that involves the family of her childhood friend Mattie. The investigation takes on a more sinister cast as evidence reveals that nothing about the crash was accidental. Is there a stone-cold killer amid the Amish community?
Driverless cars are the wave of the future-a future that will be here before we know it. They will profoundly change our society.
HOISINGTON - Stacey Bressler, who has worked the last 26 years as the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce executive vice-president, starts a new chapter in her life by moving on to Fayetteville, Ark. after the first of the year, which is where her mother and sister live.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington resident Kristi Lovett has been named as the new Hoisington Chamber of Commerce executive vice president. She will take over her duties after the first of the year.
The USD 355 School Board approved a bid for $156,932 for locking doors for the district, which will include card readers, at its regular meeting on Monday. This will represent a change for everyone who enters the school.
ELLINWOOD - Santa gently snores "Jingle Bells' in his cozy gingerbread house on Pembroke and Kennedy Street in Ellinwood in the twinkling village created by Rhea and John Grandon. Children and adults gather each holiday evening at the Christmas fantasy village where dreamers dream.
HOLYROOD - USD 112 Central Plains Superintendent Jim Runge will retire effective June 30, 2014.
ELLINWOOD - Last August, Ellinwood had serious problems with flooding after torrential rains, particularly on the north side of town. The city has narrowed engineering firm choices to one and is in negotiations with them.
Pope Francis was named Time's Person of the Year. He is a good choice.
ELLINWOOD - Four juveniles were apprehended in Ellinwood for shooting out car windows Monday between 6-8 p.m., according to Ellinwood Police Chief Art Keffer. There are 11 reported cases at press time from within the city limits.
BARTON COUNTY - The Kansas Department of Alcohol Beverage Control conducted a second sting for 2014 on April 11 and while the results have improved from the first sting, more needs to be done.
You know you have a good friend when they change you just by being a friend.
HOISINGTON - A cross-curricular study aimed at teaching history, English, speech, character qualities, technology and collaborative work, Hoisington High School juniors each studied a Medal of Honor recipient, stirring feelings of patriotism and admiration for American heroes.
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.
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