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​More than 1,000 gallons of fuel stolen

Police believe $5,000 worth of diesel fuel was stolen over the last month, from rigs parked at Central Power Systems and Service (Detroit Diesel), 625 10th St. The theft was reported Tuesday and is being investigated by the Great Bend Police Department.

February 08, 2013 | | Area Briefs


False information used at bank

An individual used "false information" to steal thousands of dollars from an individual's bank account, according to Lt. William Browne at the Great Bend Police Department. The alleged theft was reported last Tuesday at Farmers Bank and Trust, 1017 Harrison St. The investigation shows a person misrepresented himself or herself and got money from an individual's account. Loss was $3,587.

February 08, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Burglars grab laptop and 3 guitars

Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a burglary that occurred between 6:15 and 8:53 p.m. last Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 2507 11th St. Apt. 4 in Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings said the doors were locked and it is possible that the burglar has a key.

February 08, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Burglary and rape reported

Great Bend Police are investigating a report of a rape at a residence in the 1100 block of Morphy St. Reports show someone entered the residence by force at 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, and that the assailant had a knife or other cutting instrument. A woman in her early 20s was reportedly raped; another woman of similar age contacted the police at 1:58 a.m. and they arrived within three minutes. Evidence was collected, including a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner kit.

February 08, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Wanted: People with chronic conditions

With the educational programs for 2013 in full swing it is easy to see that the common theme is definitely health and wellness. Today I want to highlight a workshop that targets people who are living with a chronic condition. Read on to see how you can register.

February 08, 2013 | BY DONNA KRUG | Local Life


Listening, learning, leading

Most people in agriculture know this time of year is meeting season. Everyone from seed and chemical companies to producer groups and government agriculture groups take advantage of this "down" period to educate, inform, and listen. Some meetings are designed to inform those attending while some are designed to listen to those attending. The best meetings do both. Several of these opportunities have occurred here at Barton recently.

February 08, 2013 | BY VIC MARTIN | Agriculture


Left and right are not opposite equals

Are the left and the right in this country pretty much the same except for ideology? Are liberals and conservatives basically two sides of the same coin? One side you have one opinion, the other side an opposing view. Are the parties in America symmetrical?

February 08, 2013 | BY TINA DUPUY | Columnists


Barton briefs

Hoisington Food Bank open Monday

February 08, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood Police Report

Ellinwood Police Department January Report

February 08, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Check It Out!

ELLINWOOD - There are new books on CD at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:

February 08, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


GBHS Hall of Fame tickets on sale

Ticket sales for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon are available in the Activities Office at Great Bend High School. The luncheon is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Highland Convention Center. The 2012 inductees include 1968 graduate, Karla (Bender) Leibham and Bill McKown, class of 1974. Tickets are $15. Those planning to attend, but have not sent an RSVP, or wish to purchase tickets, can contact the Activities Office at 620-793-1560.

February 08, 2013 | | Local News


Forensics season has successful start

The Great Bend High School Forensics Team traveled to two tournaments, on Feb. 2nd. One group went to Kinsley and the other went to South Barber High School (Kiowa). Both teams placed 4th overall in sweepstakes and competed against approximately 20 different schools at both tournaments. Six students competed at the Kinsley tournament. Three students qualified to finals in the Informative event. Kameko Schultz placed 2nd, Riley Jones placed 3rd and Rebecca Clark placed 6th. In Original Oration event, Clara Kachanes placed 1st qualifiying to the State Championship Tournament and Jesus Sandoval placed 3rd. In Humorous Solo Acting Schultz placed ...

February 08, 2013 | | Local News


Do not pass go

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

February 08, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Drone Whisperer

February 08, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Pilot project for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities is unveiled

TOPEKA – Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services Secretary Shawn Sullivan today unveiled a pilot project to provide persons served on the Home and Community Based Services Intellectually/Developmentally Disabled (I/DD) program with full participation in the KanCare system. The project is scheduled to begin March 1, and will last for 10 months.

February 08, 2013 | | Local News


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Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 30, 2015 | | On the Record


Stricker, out since Dec., plans return at Masters

Steve Stricker intends to play the Masters next week, his first competition since back surgery four months ago.

March 30, 2015 | Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer | AP Sports


Coach brings latest innovation in team building at Kentucky

It could've easily been called the John Calipari Fantasy Camp.

March 30, 2015 | Eddie Pells, AP National Writer | AP Sports


Throwers, sprinters dominate Alex Francis track meet

HAYS – It was pretty much throwers and sprinters but those groups were impressive.

March 30, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Limited group of women perform well at Alex Francis Classic

HAYS – The Barton Community College women's track team to a small group to the Alex Francis Classic this past weekend on the campus of Fort Hays State. Barton left some of its heavy hitters at home, including all everything distance standout Lydia Mato and NJCAA Indoor hurdle champion Vanessa Style.

March 30, 2015 | Mike Marzolf, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Prosecution rests against Boston Marathon bomber

BOSTON (AP) - Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by an 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 terror attack.

March 30, 2015 | | AP Sports


Pawnee County Briefs

Meet the Chamber director

March 30, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


God & Country concert

The Central Kansas Community Choir (CKCC) rehearses Sunday night in the Fine Arts Auditorium at Barton Community College.

March 30, 2015 | | Local News


U.S. Supreme Court to hear Kansas’ appeals on Carr, Gleason death penalty cases

TOPEKA – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Monday the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the state's appeals of the Kansas Supreme Court's decisions overturning the death sentences of Jonathan Carr, Reginald Carr and Sidney Gleason.

March 30, 2015 | | News


Hoisington Middle School Honor Roll

The Hoisington Middle School has released the Honor Roll for the 3rd nine weeks.

March 29, 2015 | | Education


Build a healthy meal

As the final days of National Nutrition Month pass us by I want to give you some good reasons to choose to eat healthier. Whenever I present educational materials that promote health and wellness I start by asking participants if they think what they choose to eat affects their overall health? Nearly everyone thinks it matters, yet the reasons they give for not eating healthy abound. The USDA developed thirty-seven one page fact sheets as part of the 10 tips nutrition education series. Titles range from: "Kid-Friendly Veggies and Fruits," "Make better beverage choices," "Salt and Sodium," to "Eating Better ...

March 29, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Kraft — Reif

Karla Kraft and Eldon Reif announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Vella Mae Jantz of Wichita. The prospective groom is the son of Dorothy Reif of Great Bend.

March 29, 2015 | | Engagements


Central Plains High School 3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

Superintendent's Honor Roll

March 29, 2015 | | Education


Leroy Rube 90th

Leroy Rube will celebrate his 90th birthday on April 3, with a card shower.

March 29, 2015 | | Birthdays


Wetland Explorer: Migration Madness

While we humans are getting our excitement watching the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, the animal world is gearing up for one of the most impressive natural phenomena in the world – migration! Thousands of species of birds around the world travel vast distances each year to get the most out of their habitat.

March 29, 2015 | Jean Aycock - KWEC Education Director | Local News


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