A thick cloud of brown dust settled over portions of downtown Great Bend Wednesday and Thursday as a demolition crew carefully began the delicate process of razing the old Trading Post building at 1315 Williams.
The first and second grade students sat on the Lincoln Elementary School library floor Thursday afternoon, seemingly oblivious to the tables full of adults behind them.
A letter signed by Great Bend Middle School Principal David Reiser and sent to the parents of GBMS students this week explains the procedures put in place to control rowdy behavior by some middle school students at Great Bend High School events.
A 72-year-old Great Bend man died Monday morning when he wrecked his pickup in rural Reno County, the Reno County Sheriff's Office reported.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment continues to monitor waters for blue-green algae, including Veterans Memorial Lake in Great Bend.
Along with Boy Scouts of America nationwide, area Scouts will demonstrate their slogan "do a good turn daily" Saturday, Sept. 25, by taking part in the annual Scouting for Food program. They will be placing door hangers with the date on local door knobs this week as reminders.
A recorded jailhouse phone conversation between accused killer Adam Joseph Longoria and his attorney's Wichita office violated attorney-client privilege and is grounds to dismiss the charges against him or at least take the death penalty off the table, according to a motion filed Monday in Barton County District Court by Longoria's attorney Jeff Wicks.
As temperatures start to dip as autumn nears, there will be one thermometer Julie Bogner-Smith wants to see climb.
A while back, the Unified School District 428 School Board thought it prudent to come up with a policy governing memorials and memorial services following the death of students or personnel. The plan was to have the policy in place before it was needed.
A fight between an eighth and ninth grader at the Great Bend High School football game Sept. 3 prompted the Unified School District 428 School Board to discuss Monday night what to do with unruly Great Bend Middle School students who cause trouble at sporting events.
The next appearance in Barton County District Court for accused killer Adam Joseph Longoria will be a motions hearing at 10 a.m. Oct. 21, Kansas Attorney General Steve Six's office announced. His preliminary hearing has been set for 10 a.m. Nov. 18.
An entry in last Thursday's logs for the Barton County Jail indicates Adam Joseph Longoria was booked into the facility on an additional charge of falsely reporting a crime in McDowell County, N.C. The new charge comes as Longoria, a 36-year-old Great Bend man, is in custody for capital murder in the death of 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt the weekend of Aug. 21 and vehicle theft stemming from his attempt to flee the following week.
There is good news as the flu season approaches, said Janel Rose, public health educator for the Barton County Health Department.
Barton County Engineer Clark Rusco has met with Bartlett Grain Company officials over how traffic to and from the new grain-handling facility will impact U.S. 56, which runs along the north edge of the site, the Barton County Commission learned Monday morning.
Three bidders have had a peek inside the old opera house building at Forest and Williams, all eying the possibility of razing the beleaguered structure.
Noting that it was more than double previous projections, the Great Bend City Council Monday night voted to reject a bid submitted for utility improvements in the Amber Meadows housing development.
We have been spoiled in Central Kansas. July, normally a time for extremely hot temperatures, has been mild. We all knew that we would pay the price, and now we are.
It was a time Monday morning to show appreciation. The Barton County Commission recognized two long-time county employees who are leaving after years of service.
After somber deliberation, a unanimous Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a non-binding resolution calling for the resignation of County Treasurer Kevin Wondra.
Two items in the news of late should act as a reminder to all of us that there are folks out there willing to scam us for our money if we let them.
TOPEKA – Ruling the jury instructions may have violated his constitutional rights, the Kansas Supreme Court Friday overturned the death sentence for Sidney Gleason, convicted of capital murder in the 2004 killings of a Great Bend woman and her boyfriend.
Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part series about the Great Bend City Council's 2015 budget-planning session Tuesday night. Part one dealt with the council's goals. This installment will delve into the budget's numbers and what they mean.
On June 13, Great Bend City Council members toured city facilities as the first step in the 2015 budget-planning process. Next they gathered on July 2 for a brain-storming session with the purpose of establishing their goals for the upcoming year.
To help shore up reserves, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved transferring money from the Oil and Gas Valuation Depletion Trust Fund. However, the commission was warned this critical piece of county funding will not be around for much longer.
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