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.
Let the wordplay begin.
As can be expected, even in this day of electronic information - or, perhaps, especially in this day - keeping track of records is a continuous and vital part of keeping any business operating, and that includes the business that is Barton County.
Three teenage girls who had been missing since Sunday night were found Friday afternoon in Great Bend.
INMAN – The Kansas Sampler Foundation announced the 24 finalists for the 8 Wonders of Kansas People, which includes microchip creator and Great Bend resident Jack Kilby. The public will have until October 22 to vote to determine the top 8.
Now that Adam Joseph Longoria faces a capital murder charge, which carries a possible death penalty, in the killing of 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt, questions have arisen locally about capital punishment in Kansas.
Editor's note: Long-time Great Bend resident Robert Feldt experienced the Holocaust on a first-hand basis as a child in occupied France. He is the son of a German Jew and a Russian Jew. His mother moved to Berlin, Germany in 1917, fleeing the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia.
Trees need to be cut out, ditches dug out, and drainage improved if a township road in South Homestead Township is to stay passable during bad weather, the Barton County Commission was told this week.
Taxpayer investments in local infrastructure and "quality of life" projects will be crucial to the continued expansion of a local business, the Great Bend City Council was told this week.
What do garage bands, skateboarders, vintage car enthusiasts and motorcyclists all have in common? Well, they will all be at the third-annual Big Bend Bike Rally on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Great Bend Expo Complex.
Barton County fourth graders got a crash course in farming Wednesday, during the 17th Kids Ag Day.
Work is expected to begin next week on the demolition of an old building downtown.
The first public meeting to prepare for future disasters has been set for later this month, according to Emergency Management Coordinator Amy Miller.
Dramatic videos of flying cameras, storms chasers, and a family emerging from a demolished home after a tornado were among the highlights of "Storm Fury on the Plains," a severe weather awareness program presented Tuesday at the Crest Theater. But Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chance Hayes didn't come to Great Bend just to entertain; his presentations provided potentially life-saving information for anyone with a desire to chase after tornados, or anyone who wants to stay safe in case of severe storms.
Great Bend city officials understand how important Veterans Memorial Lake is to the community and they want residents to understand what is happing with the popular recreational area.
The counties of Kansas are again finding themselves at odds with state lawmakers in Topeka as a bill that would eliminate the mortgage registration fee is winding its way through the Senate.
The venerable Moses Band Shell, a center piece of the Barton County Courthouse Square and the focus of civic celebrations year-round for nearly 90 years, may be in for face lift, the City Council decided Monday night.
Hoisington police officer and former Barton County Undersheriff Larry Holliday Jr. was arrested following an injury accident early Saturday in northern Barton County.
Great Bend Public Library staff celebrated the 110th birthday of Dr. Seuss on Monday with a party for children. "Miss Amanda," as children's librarian Amanda Moran-Jones is known, read the Seuss book "Green Eggs and Ham," and then The Cat in the Hat invited the children to sample the same dish - scrambled eggs with green food coloring.
Chelsea A. Kaundart, 21, was traveling southbound on Washington in the 300 block and lost control on the snow and ice at about 3 p.m. on Sunday. The vehicle then crossed the center line and entered the east ditch sideways striking a cedar tree, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol Crash Log.
BELLEVUE, Tenn. - Belmont University student Katie Keast, a Larned native, delivered an inspirational message during a Memorial Service for the Mull and Harter families Saturday night.
Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips offered some winter weather advice to motorists during Monday morning's Barton County Commission meeting – as long as it continues to snow, keep the headlights on.
Even with a fresh dusting of snow on the ground Monday morning, spring and the threat of turbulent lies weather ahead, said Barton County Emergency Management Director Amy Miller. So, the Barton County Commission approved a proclamation marking this as Severe Weather Awareness Week in the county.
"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island," Walt Disney is quoted as having said. And soon, foster kids in Great Bend will be receiving some of that loot.
BELLEVUE, Tenn. - The preliminary investigation conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board indicated the plane crash that killed four Kansans crashed nine miles from the John C. Tune Airport in Nashville.
Before you could make a trip to your local department store and pick up a $5 throw rug for your entry, the bathroom or the kitchen, it was up to people to make their own. It was a common skill most women and some men learned before they married, said Heartland Farm's Sister Jane Belanger, O.P. She helped students attending Fiber Space 2014 workshops on weaving recapture those skills.
HOISINGTON - Joining Senator Mitch Holmes (R-St. John) and Rep. John Edmonds (R-Great Bend) at Saturday's Legislative Coffee in Hoisington was Kansas Board of Education member Sally Cauble (R-Dodge City).
The Friends of the Great Bend Public Library meeting scheduled for Sunday, March 2, has been canceled.