ELLINWOOD - Coming to Kansas from the Denver-metro area, Kyle Chamberlin enjoys the friendliness of the smaller community in Ellinwood after his move in January. Also a plus for the former senior recreation specialist at the Aurora, Colo. Recreation Department where he spent a five-and-a-half years, is less time spent on the road commuting.
ELLINWOOD - With at comfortable and family friendly atmosphere, the beautifully decorated Fire Escape Coffee House, in downtown Ellinwood, has reopened as a community gathering place for all ages. The shop serves regular coffee as well as specialty drinks and snacks, all staffed by volunteers.
The Great Bend Police Department will begin offering vulnerability assessments to local businesses including armed intruder, beginning about the first of March. The assessment will include flood and tornado threats as well as human.
HOISINGTON - The USD 431 School Board approved on Monday, adding locking doors to the four schools in the district.
Looking at a globe of the world, one sees in the western hemisphere, the continents of South America and North America. Canada, Mexico, and Brazil are all American nations.
BUSHTON - Things worth doing are worth doing well, and seventh graders at Central Plains Middle School put this proverb to work as they invested time and energy learning about notable and not-so-famous Kansans.
ELLINWOOD - Over 200 people attended the successful Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce annual banquet on Friday, capping off a year of new programs, changes and initiatives at Lone Wolf Restuarant.
"Everybody's talking at parties about the tunnels in Ellinwood," said Miss Sally Wolf, the mannequin at the Wolf Hotel. "I'd like to be able to join in. I've never seem them."
HOISINGTON - Hoisington Main Street Inc. will once again host a romantic Valentine's Day Dinner for couples beginning at 6 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the Knights of Columbus, 114 N. Main. The evening will be highlighted with a chance for couples to renew their wedding vows.
If adults represented by competent attorneys choose to use a surrogate to have a family, why should it be anybody's business but the participants?
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Grade School second grader Taylor Poteet was unaware that the picture he drew was chosen from among thousands of entries as runner-up for the 15th annual "Kansas Don't Spoil It" calendar contest.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood School/Community Library has been chosen as one of six libraries in the state to host the "Hometown Teams" Smithsonian Institution exhibit from Jan. 31 to March 15, 2015.
HOISINGTON - Darlene Stoss, long-time Hoisington area resident, was named "Citizen of the Year" at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce banquet.
HOISINGTON - Two men Jonas Grubb of Great Bend and Jason McKinnon of Great Bend were booked on Sunday into the Barton County Jail after leading area law enforcement on a manhunt.
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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