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Court orders Longoria DNA swab

Attorneys for Adam Longoria agreed Tuesday to the collection of his DNA sample for the KBI databank. Longoria is charged with capital murder and criminal sodomy in connection with last year's killing of 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt. He appeared in Barton County District Court for about 15 minutes Tuesday, as attorneys discussed pre-trial motions with District Judge Hannelore Kitts.

March 22, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Slain Houston hero had local ties

A good Samaritan who lost his life defending a Houston woman from an armed robber last November has been recognized by Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.

March 19, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Judge to hear motions in Longoria case Tuesday

Barton County District Judge Hannelore Kitts is scheduled to hear and/or rule on pre-trial motions in the case of Adam Joseph Longoria on Tuesday. Longoria, 36, is charged with capital murder in connection with the death of 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt of Great Bend last year.

March 18, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Locals get break on BCC tuiton hike

Tuition at Barton Community College will increase by $3 per credit hour this fall, but Barton County residents will receive a $3 per credit scholarship to offset the increase.

March 17, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Jazz Festival puts spotlight on youth


March 16, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

KU players coming to Great Bend

University of Kansas basketball players will meet the public and play a game with local all stars at the annual KU Barnstorming Tour, Sunday, April 17 in the gym of the Barton Community College Kirkman Center.

March 14, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Three flown to Wichita after head-on collision

Three people were seriously injured in a head-on collision Friday night in Barton County.

March 12, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Allen County spelling champion Clara Wicoff correctly spelled "geriatrician" Saturday to win the Great Bend Tribune's 2011 Sunflower Spelling Bee.

March 12, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Crime Stoppers seeks info on home invasion

Crime Stoppers is seeking information about an altercation that occurred Feb. 28 at 1305 MacArthur Road. Although they arrested Travis Myers, the adult son of Great Bend City Councilman Randy Myers, on suspicion of domestic battery of his brother Nathan, authorities said Thursday that they'd like to hear from anyone who may have seen people entering the house early that morning.

March 10, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

One more day until Tribune's Sunflower Spelling Bee

Saturday's Sunflower Spelling Bee will be a battle of champions, with the winners receiving medals, scholarships and other prizes, including the grand prize of a trip to the week-long national bee in Washington, D.C.

March 10, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Fire departments respond to vehicle fires

Fire departments from Ellinwood and Great Bend responded to two separate vehicle fires on Tuesday and early Wednesday. Both caused major damage but no serious injuries.

March 10, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Prevention specialist comments on 'Skins'

A local community prevention specialist warns parents that MTV's new TV series "Skins" depicts teens who display unsafe behavior without consequences. Christina Hayes with the Northwest Kansas Regional Prevention Center said parents should be aware of the show and talk to their teenagers about real life vs. MTV.

March 08, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Zoo Society gets wild

Membership has its privileges, at least for those who join the Great Bend Zoological Society.

March 08, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Stiles to join self-defense, empowerment event for girls

Former professional basketball player and Claflin native Jackie Stiles will help present an afternoon and evening of empowering activities for young girls.

March 06, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

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Articles By Author - Susan Thacker

Colyer, Farm Bureau pres. visit Great Bend

Governor Jeff Colyer and Kansas Farm Bureau President Rich Felts stopped by the Great Bend Tribune on Saturday en route to the Ellis County Fair ...

July 14, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Libraries Rock with 'Magical Musical Tour'

Dan Dan the Magic Man, the traveling library magician, will be at the Great Bend Public Library next week to help young people get excited ...

July 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

See it all

With the Barton County Fair in full swing, it's worth your time to visit the Great Bend Expo Complex and enjoy the experience.

July 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

County Fair opens

The Barton County 4-H Fair got underway Wednesday at the Expo Complex west of Great Bend. Most of the Open Class and 4-H exhibits were ...

July 11, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Special ed staff covering school psych posts

Great Bend USD 428 has all of its teaching positions covered for the fall semester, Assistant Superintendent John Popp told the board of education on ...

July 09, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

McGee eligible for parole hearing

A man convicted of sex crimes in Pawnee and Barton County will be eligible for a parole hearing this fall. Randy Ray McGee, 53, is ...

July 05, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Zoo news: Master Gardeners hard at work

Multiple groups of volunteers with the Master Gardener designation have been at work on the grounds of the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo in recent ...

July 04, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Photo Op: New signs installed at zoo

New signs were installed Monday at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo's Butterfly House. The outline of a large Monarch butterfly is a colorful ...

July 04, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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