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Longoria hearing continues today

When text messages were exchanged between Adam Longoria's and Alicia DeBolt's cell phones, Nex-Tech Wireless towers were collecting the data. That was the source of much of the testimony on Wednesday, as Longoria's second preliminary hearing in connection with the Great Bend teenager's murder got under way.

October 05, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Don't Talk to the Actors

Great Bend Community Theatre kicks off its 2011-12 season this week with a comedy about the crew of a Broadway-bound play.

October 03, 2011 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Attorneys prepare for next Longoria hearing

Attorneys for Adam Longoria have filed a new motion seeking to have his case thrown out of court, saying the Kansas Attorney General's Office has prejudiced potential jurors through the media. At the same time, defense attorneys are asking the court to reinstate some of the privileges Longoria lost after making statements to reporters this past summer.

October 03, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Local businesses model fall styles

Animal prints are still in style this autumn as ladies wear longer sleeves and add layers to their fashion ensembles. Volunteers modeled clothes from four Great Bend clothing stores Monday at the Fall Style Show, sponsored by the Great Bend Senior Center and the Recreation Commission.

October 03, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Facebook official subpoenaed for Rykiel case

The preliminary hearing for the man arrested after the death of a 15-year-old runaway did not happen on Thursday as scheduled.

September 29, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Harmon starts prison sentence

The Great Bend man responsible for more than a dozen burglaries and thefts has begun his prison sentence, according to information from the Kansas Department of Corrections.

September 29, 2011 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Good Question: This summer was one for the books

With the heat advisories of July and August behind us, a Tribune reader asks, "Did Great Bend break the record for the number of 100-degree days?"

September 28, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Local women join Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure

Two Great Bend women endured sore feet and rain to walk 60 miles for the cause of breast cancer.

September 27, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Vehicular burglaries reported

Great Bend Police Department received several reports of vehicular burglaries Friday.

September 26, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Bike Rally wraps up

This weekend, the Big Bend Bike Rally offered the most fun to be had on two wheels.

September 24, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Grieving family fights to prevent suicides

Those who loved Chad Roberson remember him as a fun-loving, generous man who would do anything for family - and would always help an underdog. He was a leader, protective, hard working. In the summer of 2010 he was baptized.

September 21, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Kansas Court of Appeals hears cases at Great Bend

Justices from the Kansas Court of Appeals brought their work to Great Bend Tuesday. At Barton Community College and the courthouse, justices heard arguments on cases dealing with child custody, a driving under the influence arrest, and the post-release supervision of a man convicted of a sexual offense.

September 20, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Plane knocks out power line at Ness City

Fire trucks and law enforcement officers were standing by Sunday evening at airports in Ness and Barton counties, but the pilot of a damaged two-passenger airplane landed at the Larned/Pawnee County Municipal Airport.

September 19, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Police investigate kidnapping report

Great Bend Police are investigating a report of an aggravated kidnapping.

September 19, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


BCC trustees change policy manual

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees may talk less about Policy Governance and more about Barton Governance in the future, after amending its board policy manual last Thursday.

September 17, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


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​Victim says burglar came in through window

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating an aggravated burglary that was reported Wednesday night at All Seasons Mobile Home Park. Sheriff Brian Bellendir announced that two suspects were arrested.

April 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Chapman sentenced to 'Hard 25' for murder

Damon L. Galyardt, 25, had everything to live for – including the future birth of his daughter – when his life was cut short the night of Nov. 11, 2011. On Thursday Galyardt's killer, Jeffrey Wade Chapman, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for at least 25 years.

April 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Budding artists' works displayed

What do SpongeBob SquarePants and Leonardo da Vinci have in common?

April 08, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Training continues at GBFD

Great Bend firefighters spent Wednesday morning putting out fires in the "Burn Building," a training area located behind Fire Station No. 2.

April 08, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Mead joins incumbents on BCC board

Mike Johnson and Mike Minton will return to the Barton Community College Board of Trustees for another term, and they will be joined by Bob Mead. All were winners in Tuesday's election, according to the unofficial results released by the Barton County Clerk's Office.

April 07, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


State school board member decries ‘War on Public Education’

State Board of Education member Sally Cauble thought it was an April Fool's joke when Deputy Commissioner Dale Dennis asked her to explain the purpose of postcards published by the board to "inform legislators and celebrate public education in Kansas." Dennis, who is in the Kansas Board of Education's Division of Fiscal and Administrative Services, also wanted to know what the budget was for these items, and he wanted to make sure they weren't in violation of the law that prohibits state officers from lobbying in the state. He wasn't kidding.

April 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


​Veteran asks for strict sentencing in Miller case

A Kansas veteran is asking Barton County District Judge Ron Svaty to show no leniency when sentencing the woman convicted of stealing more than $100,000 from funds earmarked for honoring World War II veterans.

April 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Stolen vehicles, other property recovered

Stolen property was recovered from All Seasons Mobile Home Park, 4 NW 30 Road, at Area 9, Lot 12, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. Deputies executed a search warrant at a residence there last Wednesday, April 1.

April 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Dispatchers log path of storm

When a storm roared through Barton County Thursday night, dispatchers received reports of arcing power lines and blowing debris.

April 03, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Easter tradition continues at Pawnee Rock

PAWNEE ROCK - A sunrise pageant is planned for Easter morning at the Pawnee Rock State Historic Site, one-half mile north of U.S. 56 and the town of Pawnee Rock. The pageant starts at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 5.

April 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Misfire:'Constitutional Carry' legislation not needed

On Thursday, Governor Sam Brownback signed into law Senate Bill 45, the permitless concealed carry legislation, earning praise from the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legal Action and criticism from Everytown for Gun Safety and a related group, the Kansas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

April 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Crisis City: GBFD sends 10 firefighters

SALINA - The training is intense at Crisis City, a hands-on All Hazards Emergency Response Training Center west of Salina. Great Bend Fire Department sent five firefighters for training on Tuesday, and five more on Wednesday, Capt. Travis Parmley said.

April 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Great Bend sends firefighters to Crisis City

Participants from state, local and private organizations across Kansas took part in a two-day emergency response exercise at Crisis City, Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1. Great Bend Fire Department sent several people.

April 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Stafford County fire spreads to Barton County

By SUSAN THACKER

April 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


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