A tense four-and-a-half hour standoff Friday night between an Oklahoma man who was holding his two young children hostage and law enforcement in Great Bend ended without shots being fired and the suspect being taken into custody. The man, Chris Solida, was wanted in Oklahoma for allegedly shooting and wounding his wife, Brandy Solida.
The Great Bend City Council will hold a budget hearing at 7 p.m. Monday at the City office, 1209 Williams. The council's regular meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m. The agenda includes an increase in water rates, an update on the old opera house building and the city's 2014 audit.
ODIN - Rita Klug, 73, passed away on Aug. 13, 2015, surrounded by her husband and family, at Almost Home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 3, 1942, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of John and Margaret (Boor) Schneweis. In 1960, she graduated from Odin High School. She later married James Klug on Nov. 18, 1961, in Beaver. She worked for Superior Essex for 30 years. Rita was a loving wife, mother, and homemaker, who enjoyed gardening and sewing.
KANSAS CITY- Left-hander Danny Duffy threw six innings of one-run ball, Eric Hosmer belted a two-run homer and the Royals' weary bullpen this time held on through three scoreless innings to sew up a 4-1 series-evening win over the Angels on Friday night.
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The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes an Abatement of Taxes and Special Assessments for the City of Hoisington, a cooperative effort to fix roads in Claflin, the courthouse chiller and Health Department immunization rates.
WASHINGTON ─ Wider trade of crude oil with Mexico, as the U.S. Commerce Department announced it will approve, delivers just a portion of the economic benefits that could be generated by lifting all outdated restrictions on U.S. energy exports, said API.
The grand opening of the apartment complex Reserves at Trail Ridge will take at 10 a.m. place Thursday. Senator Jerry Moran will be in attendance, along with other dignitaries. The public is invited to attend this community event.