The state fire marshal and Great Bend Police Department are investigating a fire that destroyed a Great Bend home early Saturday morning, GBFD Chief Mike Napolitano said.
Barton County Kansans for Life plan to carry signs in sight of west 10th St. next Sunday afternoon, as a reminder of their stance against abortion.
Two bad drivers plus one patrol car equaled one drug bust, Wednesday morning in Great Bend.
Two armed men reportedly forced entry into a Great Bend residence Wednesday night, tied up the occupants and took electronic equipment.
When the organizers of a car show to benefit Relay for Life realized their fundraiser was the same weekend as the Big Bend Bike Rally, they decided to take their event where the crowd would be. So, people who attend the motorcycle rally this Saturday at the Great Bend Expo will also get to see some classic cars, said Valerie Locke at CPI Qualified Plan Consultants.
Motorcycle races, stunt riders and tattoo artists are all part of the fun of the third Big Bend Bike Rally, Saturday at the Expo Complex west of Great Bend. For music lovers, there's a Battle of the Bands contest, followed by a concert featuring Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, an ambitious rock band that toured with ZZ Top this spring.
Great Bend police officer Mark Bretches, who heads the department's DARE program, has a new ride. In place of the bright red Mustang that kids once associated with the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, Bretches now drives to Great Bend schools in a bright red, 2010 GMC Sierra truck with four-wheel-drive.
The blue box in the lobby of the Barton County Jail may look like an ATM, but it doesn't dispense cash. The Cobra-brand electronic cashier allows people to make deposits into inmate accounts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Sheriff Greg Armstrong said. In addition being convenient for the public, it improves accounting at the jail.
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A 20-year-old Goodland man is in the Barton County Jail, facing charges that he solicited young girls via text messages, Sheriff Greg Armstrong said.
This was the second annual tribute to ex-prisoners of war and those still missing in action, and to all veterans. It was sponsored by the Great Bend American Legion, its Auxiliary, and the Legion Riders.
Photos from the Great Bend Municipal Airport Air Festival and Fly-in, Sept. 17-19, 2010
A parade doesn't take long, when it's led by the American Legion Riders. With no floats or marching bands, the parade before Saturday's POW/MIA Recognition ceremony lasted about five minutes, with a motorcade of dozens of flag-laden motorcycles rolling down Main Street to the courthouse square and circling the block.
A museum landed at the Great Bend Municipal Airport last week.
Attorney General Steve Six's office agreed Friday that one of capital murder suspect Adam Longoria's phone calls to his attorney's office may have been recorded at the jail. But in response to motion to dismiss the case, Six said there's been no evidence that Longoria's constitutional right to attorney-client privilege was violated.
TOPEKA - Kansas Supreme Court justices on Wednesday heard oral arguments in appeals to Adam Longoria's capital murder conviction. No decisions were made as the case was taken under advisement.
The iron lung exhibit from the Barton County Historical Society Museum is featured this week at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson.
Larned State Hospital Superintendent Dr. Tom Kinlen will attend Thursday's study session with the Barton Community College Board of Trustees, set for 4 p.m. in the Seminar Room, F-30 on the lower level of the BCC Fine Arts Building. This is billed as a "linkage" meeting between the trustees and LSH. Other guests from Larned will be Holly Hertel, former director of nursing; and Julie Belt, interim director of nursing.
A Great Bend man was booked on charges that included kidnapping following an incident that occurred south of Great Bend last Friday. The alleged victim was also arrested on outstanding warrants.
M & N Screen Printing in Great Bend was awarded the contract to print T-shirts for the Great Bend Recreation Commission for the next year.