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." This classic joke obviously refers to Mary Todd Lincoln's response after her husband Abraham Lincoln's assassination at the Ford Theater. It is also a joke long-time Great Bend Tribune City Editor Chuck Smith appreciated. He had a twisted sense of humor, what it takes to survive in this grueling and thankless news business for nearly four decades. That joke also has a certain sting ...
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. The original bleachers in the main gymnasium at Great Bend High School dating to the building's construction in 1951 don't make accommodations for those with handicaps. That is about to change, the Unified School District 428 School Board decided Tuesday afternoon. The Board, gathering at Lincoln Elementary School for its monthly luncheon meeting, approved seeking bids for handicapped seating. The current seats have only been modified periodically since ...
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. Barton County Health Educator Janel Rose, and Great Bend's Community Coordinator Christina Hayes have been working to cultivate the local market and a meeting to discuss the changes is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Highland Hotel poolside with a Dutch treat lunch. "We want to meet and plan with all parties interested in participating in the Summer Street Stroll, especially ...
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.
The Memorial Parks Advisory Committee is on a mission.
The Great Bend Water Department has begun testing for nutrients at Veterans Memorial Lake which has, in the past, been plagued by toxic blue-green algae.