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GBRC announces 2011-2012 budget

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is proposing a maximum general fund budget of $1,649,900 for fiscal year 2011-12, with $485,990 earmarked for personnel. An additional $164,720 not included in the $1.6 million is budgeted for the employee benefit fund, GBRC Director Diann Henderson said Monday as her board of directors held its public budget hearing.

July 11, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Final Day

Today is the last day to take in the 2011 Barton County Fair, which opened last Wednesday.

July 09, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Highway Patrol works two fatal accidents

The Kansas Highway Patrol worked two fatal accidents Friday and Saturday, including one in which a Larned resident was injured.

July 09, 2011 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Wanted man arrested after chase

A brief high-speed pursuit Friday morning led to a Great Bend man's arrest in northwestern Barton County.

July 08, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


State amends Longoria charges

New motions filed in the capital murder case against Adam Joseph Longoria change one of the charges from criminal sodomy to indecent liberties with a child. The motions also describe how Longoria, suspected of killing 14-year-old Alicia Debolt last August, previously made undercover drug buys for the Great Bend Police Department.

July 07, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Barton County Fair draws nearly 3,000 entries

Two cousins from Ellinwood won the purple ribbons at the 4-H Dairy Show, Thursday at the Barton County Fair.

July 07, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Probe into girl's death continues

A Great Bend man who was staying at the same address where 15-year-old Jessica Cheyanne Shearer died Monday has been arrested, although authorities won't say if the charges are connected to the girl in any way.

July 07, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Man arrested as police investigate teen's death

A Great Bend man who was staying at the same address where a 15-year-old girl died Monday has been arrested, although authorities won't say if the charges are connected to the girl in any way.

July 06, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Barton County Fair opens

Andromeda and Tesch and her sister Dawnstar know their rabbits. The girls, sisters and members of the Sharp Shooters 4-H Club in Great Bend, put on white lab coats Wednesday afternoon as they carried their Polish bunnies to the showmanship judge at the Barton County Fair.

July 06, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Zoo news: New exhibits up at Raptor Center

New displays are up in the Raptor Center at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo. Now visitors can learn more about the center's mission as a temporary sanctuary for injured birds, and they can also learn more about raptors found at Cheyenne Bottoms.

July 06, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Police investigate girl's death

The Great Bend Police Department is investigating the mysterious death of a 15-year-old girl on July 4. The case is being investigated as a suspicious death.

July 05, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Rooks County suspects arrested in Great Bend

Two Great Bend men suspected of committing burglaries in Rooks County were arrested Monday morning in Great Bend.

July 05, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Police roundup: Burglaries, damage reported

The Great Bend Police Department received two burglary reports on Friday.

July 05, 2011 | Susan Thacker | On the Record


Fourth keeps GBFD busy

Numerous fire calls over the weekend were related to fireworks. Great Bend Fire Department Chief Mike Napolitano said there were at least 20 fireworks-related fires between 12:15 a.m. Sunday 12:10 a.m. Tuesday - 14 in Great Bend and six in the county.

July 05, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Lab results in on skull found in river

A partial human skull discovered last December on the Wet Walnut Creek belonged to an American Indian male who probably died before 1900, the Barton County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday.

June 30, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


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​BCC trustees approve contracts and plans

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees approved several contract renewals on Wednesday, along with a contingency planning policy and a new strategic plan for the college.

May 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Dive In: Keeping pool makes sense

Nobody wants to see their taxes go up, but Wednesday's decision by the Barton Community College Board of Trustees to keep the pool open will be worth the cost. We estimate it will be less than $9.50 on a $100,000 home next year, and less than $2.50 a year after that.*

May 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


​BCC mill levy could go up

Keeping the swimming pool in operation at Barton Community College is likely to require an increase in the mill levy, but it won't be the only reason for a possible increase, college trustees said Wednesday.

May 27, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC trustees approve plan to maintain pool

A plan to maintain the Barton Community College swimming pool for the foreseeable future received unanimous support Wednesday from the BCC Board of Trustees.

May 27, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Good attendance gets wheels

The staff at Riley Elementary School had a dilemma; local donors were providing four bikes to give away for perfect attendance, but the school had five students who never missed a day of school, showed up late or left early. So, the staff pitched in and purchased a fifth bike.

May 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


BCC considers welding program

Barton Community College may add a basic welding program to its course lineup before the end of 2015.

May 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Show support: Honor vets with better care

Memorial Day is a good time to honor our veterans, and not just those who are deceased.

May 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Wetlands Waterpark opens this weekend

The Wetlands Waterpark at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Park could open Saturday, weather permitting, but the forecast is not promising.

May 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Moving Forward: Barton County Academy holds commencement

Twelve more high school graduates had the opportunity to turn their tassels Wednesday evening, when the Barton County Academy held its 2015 graduation ceremony.

May 20, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Civil War program presented

On April 9, 1865, the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia in the McLean House in the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia, signaled the end of the Civil War.

May 20, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Kansas looks at new model for education

Officials from the Kansas State Department of Education visited the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday to get business leaders' perspective on what schools need to teach.

May 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Celebrating a century

SEWARD - The Most Rev. John Balthasar Brungardt, bishop of the diocese of Dodge City, will officiate the Mass on Memorial Day, May 25, at St. Xavier Catholic Church in Seward. Bishop Brungardt will also install a first-class relic of Blessed Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio.

May 16, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Religion


Balance

In case you haven't heard, we are in the midst of Palindrome Week.

May 16, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


​No easy answers for pool issue

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees may vote to shut down the 45-year-old swimming pool in the next three years, or it may look for more ways to finance costly maintenance and repairs. The options were discussed last Thursday at a board study session, and could be on the agenda as action item at the May 28 meeting.

May 16, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Questions arise on BCC board vacancy

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees may not be able to appoint a replacement for trustee-elect Bob Mead, who died on May 4, as quickly as planned. Great Bend attorney Brock McPherson said that because he received the most votes after Mead in the April election, he should be the person who fills the post when it becomes vacant in July.

May 16, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


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