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Support growing in state for ‘Caylee’s Law’

If the number of e-mails he's received are any indication, there is swelling support in Kansas for a new law that would set guidelines on how long a parent can wait until they report a child missing, said state Rep. Bill Wolf.

July 25, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


HOLYROOD JUBILEE

HOLYROOD – As Old Glory came into view people rose from their seats and with hands over their hearts watched silently as members of American Legion Post 200 lead Saturday's grand parade celebrating Holyrood's 125th Jubilee.

July 25, 2011 | BY TERRI HURLEY | News


Habitat home owners wanted

Barton County Area Habitat for Humanity is looking for the right family to help get into their own home, according to Barry Bowers, one of the directors of the local organization.

July 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Heat can kill

Even before the most recent instance of a child being left in a closed car hit the state news, Kansas officials were active, warning adults to be aware of the danger that is posed by such actions.

July 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Longoria loses phone privileges after call to TV station

Telephone and personal visitation privileges for capital murder suspect Adam Joseph Longoria have been severed, except for arranged visits from immediate family.

July 23, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


College releases second Prairie Ink

Barton Community College has released the second annual edition of Prairie Ink, the college's literary annual, Vice President Penny Quinn said.

July 23, 2011 | By Tribune staff | News


County paves, drills and recycles

Barton County highway crews will work in Claflin again this summer as they continue the sealing operations around the county.

July 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


College ready to cut mil levy, raise wages

Barton Community College plans to spend 5 percent more on salaries and cut the local tax rate by half a mil, with a proposed budget approved Thursday.

July 21, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


New preliminary hearing granted for Longoria

Prosecutors are ready to drop the charge that Adam Joseph Longoria had oral sex with Great Bend teenager Alicia DeBolt before she was murdered last August, in light of evidence that the male DNA found in her mouth was not the defendant's. Assistant Attorney General Victor Braden said the State is still seeking the death penalty, but wants to amend the reason for its capital murder charge from first-degree murder committed after the act of criminal sodomy to first-degree murder committed after attempted rape.

July 21, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


SAVING THE PAST

HOLYROOD - These days it seems easier to tear down old buildings than to repair and save them. One Holyrood businessman decided that was not going to happen to a two-story lime stone building on Holyrood's Main Street.

July 21, 2011 | By Terri Hurley-Special to the Tribune | News


Hot, dry and dangerous

Just in case anyone didn't believe the drought and heat were serious, the government continues to react to this crisis that just seems to have no end in sight.

July 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Carrier eligible for parole for 1970 murder

After 40 years in prison, a man convicted of first degree murder in Russell County may be eligible for parole on Oct. 1.

July 20, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


New mural tells story of Russell

RUSSELL – The history of Russell now sprawls across the huge building way facing Cecil Bricker Park at Main and Eighth streets. Victoria artist Rick Rupp has installed his latest masterpiece, consisting of 60 5x10-foot panels depicting scenes from Russell's historic past.

July 20, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Fund will benefit local parks

Year 'round walkers and Christmas gawkers will both benefit this year from the benevolence of a late Great Bend woman. And hers is a gift that will keep on giving, at least for the next few years, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night.

July 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Arts Center changes hours due to heat, lack of AC

With its air conditioner out of service, the Barton County Arts Center has curtailed its hours for the rest of the week, Executive Director Karen Neuforth announced Tuesday. The Arts Center, normally open weekday afternoons, will be open from 12:30-2 p.m. this week. Starting Monday, it will be open from 9 a.m. to noon.

July 19, 2011 | | News


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Tot Spot equipment fully funded

Two civic groups have raised more than $50,000 for new playground equipment at Brit Spaugh Park. One final fundraiser is planned to make "The Tot Spot" even better, members said.

April 21, 2015 | | News


New life breathed into landfill

Barton County will now have a landfill through at least 2075.

April 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Ball rolling for tax credit application

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved the first step in designating the Fairways at StoneRidge as a Rural Housing Opportunity District. The action was taken at the request of Rick Ball, who owns the lots in question and is developing them.

April 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Addresses for care packages sought

The Great Bend Military Moms are preparing to send another shipment of care packages to those serving in the war zone areas, group founder Leslie (Halbower) Barrett said. These areas include Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Africa.

April 21, 2015 | | News


READY FOR BUSINESS

There were several familiar faces and one new one as the Great Bend City Council reorganized Monday night.

April 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Marshall says he’s running for Congress

Great Bend physician Roger Marshall said Saturday he has filed with the Federal Election Commission as a candidate for the First District congressional seat now occupied by fellow Republican Tim Huelskamp of Fowler.

April 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Week focuses on plights of crime victims

Every year, around 26 million Americans become crime victims.

April 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Waystations needed to save monarchs

With the Kansas Wetlands Education Center and Cheyenne Bottoms in its backyard, Barton County is no stranger to butterfly tagging, and the each year, butterfly enthusiasts take part in butterfly counts throughout the warmer months. These efforts have shown numbers have dropped to critical levels over the past few decades. Barbara Green, a representative of Monarch Watch, hopes more people will respond by creating monarch waystations.

April 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Spike in rabies cases seen

Great Bend veterinarian Nels Lindberg has some advice for animal owners – get those critters vaccinated for rabies right away.

April 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Claflin to open new and improved history museum

Five years ago, Claflin, a northern Barton County city, received a couple blows. First, it's elementary school was closed when the district consolidated with Bushton, Holyrood, and Wilson. Second, its history museum had to close unexpectedly when the building, one of Claflin's original structures, had severe structural problems.

April 16, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Project taking root

Saturday afternoon, community volunteers from several organizations met at the Brit Spaugh zoo to plant the seeds of a project that years from now will bear fruit for the city – literally.

April 16, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Tech support scam hits area

In this computer-reliant age, it is upsetting to receive an unexpected phone call claiming that one's PC has been infected with viruses.

April 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Library reopens with little fanfare

A handful of patrons were waiting Wednesday morning when circulation clerk Maggie McQuade unlocked the front doors of the Great Bend Public Library.

April 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Walk KS teams celebrate midpoint of 'journey'

On March 15, hundreds of teams set off on journeys to "walk across Kansas," at least symbolically. Now half-way through the eight-week Walk Kansas fitness challenge, Barton County teams met Wednesday for a pep rally in the courthouse square.

April 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Budget cuts raise questions about BCC programs

Two instructors at Barton Community College who would normally expect to see their contracts renewed this month are facing the possibility of being "non-renewed," raising questions about the future of theater and journalism programs at the college.

April 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


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