The Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning started under a pall as commissioners remembered veteran Great Bend Tribune City Editor Chuck Smith who covered their meetings for years. Smith died last Thursday of a heart attack at the age of 56.
"Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play."
After three days of jury selection, a jury in the trial for accused murder Adam Longoria was seated by 10:30 a.m. Thursday. However, there was a snag.
It barely took Tammy Conrad a second to look at the photo in the three-ring binder placed in front her to recognize the subject.
eletebodycopy Looking over the 10 surviving potential jurors seated in the Barton County Courthouse jury box Wednesday afternoon, Adam Longoria defense attorney Jeff Wicks asked a pointed question.
It's been an issue for several years.
League of Women Voters invited all candidates for the Great Bend City Council to participate in a newspaper questionnaire in advance of the election Tuesday, April 3.
Jury selection in the trial for Adam Longoria entered its first day Monday as attorneys for both the accused murderer and the State of Kansas started whittling the 400-juror pool down to 12 plus two alternates.
Just as the greening of the plants are a sign of spring, so is the annual Great Bend Spring Expo. This marks the 18th year for the event and the theme is "A Cure for the Winter Blues."
The announcement Wednesday by the Kansas Democratic Party that anti-abortion activist Randall Terry isn't eligible to be on the party's April 14 caucus ballot won't deter the Democratic presidential candidate's White House bid.
When it comes to Great Bend's farmers market, there's something sprouting.
HAYS - The eyes of the nation may have been on March Madness and the national collegiate basketball tourney, but thousands swarmed to Hays this past weekend for the 36th annual Kansas Special Olympics State Basketball and Cheerleading tournament.
Nujtxeeq Vue, AKA Newt, was busy at a Salvation Army Store in Amarillo, Texas, Tuesday morning.
It took three weeks to complete and involved more work than anticipated, but the new foot bridge crossing the southern pond at Britt Spaugh Zoo is a thing of beauty.
Almost 50 years after the landmark 1964 Surgeon General's Report on tobacco, a lot of work remains to be done to keep young people from taking up the smoking habit, said Janel Rose, Barton County Health Nurse.
It's official. The road to the Great Bend Compost Site is now Pat Keenan Memorial Road as Barton County Road and Bridge Department crews recently installed the large blue sign.
Some of the cars were driven by folks trying to outrun the law. Some were just left by the side of the road.
Local election officials and Secretary of State Kris Kobach remind Kansans that today is the last day to register to vote for anyone who wants to vote in November's general election. Advance voting begins Wednesday in Barton County.
Barton County's books are almost cleared of all delinquent property taxes. There are just two parcels that remain unpaid, the County Commission learned Monday morning.
Last Friday morning, the Barton County Health Department held a special meeting to discuss Ebola and emergency preparedness regarding the disease.
As of Monday morning, there were 103 inmates in custody at the Barton County Jail. That's making finding room for more a problem.
When it come to Ebola, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider has two words of advice for Heartland residents.