LARNED – Local and area churches have recently received letters and phone calls from "Pastor" Bob Ruth, who is in the Larned State Hospital, from the "Church of the Redeemed," soliciting donations and the names of prayer partners for patients at LSH. The letter asks the churches to "join with their LSH ministry in praying for the prisoners."
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood District Hospital is now offering digital mammograms and dexascan bone density scanning once per month via a travelling motor coach with the equipment onboard.
Linda Borror of Ellinwood knew it would be best to have her nursing license reinstated to help benefit Star of Hope International.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood VFW still exists as a veteran's organization but has ceased operation of the private club portion which includes the bar due to a lack of activity and economic times.
ELLINWOOD - The emergency sirens sounded Wednesday evening in Ellinwood High School and the lights were turned off in an eerie version of a lone gunman drill.
CLAFLIN - The Claflin Twisted Stitchers Quilt Club in Claflin has a display of members' work at the Claflin Independent Township Library.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington is offering occupational therapy treatment for those with persistent swelling of the lymph nodes called lymphedema.
ELLINWOOD - At its meeting on Tuesday, the Ellinwood City Council heard a report from Emergency Medical Technician Director Debbie Glenn on the upcoming mass casualty drill at Ellinwood High School at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22.
HOISINGTON - Time to saddle up - not your horse - but your ATV for Hoisington's first open ATV Rodeo at 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at Bicentennial Park, on the west side of town, sponsored by the Central Kansas Off Road Association, Radium Bridge Riding Area; and Hoisington Main Street Inc.
HOISINGTON - At Monday's Hoisington City Council meeting, citizens in the audience voiced their complaints regarding high utility bills.
With a thirst for life and adventure, hometown boy Skip Yowell is still excited to see what's around the corner and still figuratively looking for mountains to climb.
Claflin Elementary School, Ellinwood Grade School and Roosevelt and Lincoln Elementary Schools in Hoisington are once again collecting General Mills Box Tops for Education and are encouraging collection from area residents.
HOISINGTON - The current owner of Cheyenne Hardware in Hoisington is selling the business. If the business is not sold, it will be closed.
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.
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.
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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