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Chapman murder trial continues Monday

The first-degree murder trial of Jeffrey Wade Chapman will resume Monday morning. It is expected to wrap up before the end of the week.

February 07, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


​Driver arrested after pursuit

ELLINWOOD - An Ellinwood Police Department pursuit ended with a suspect arrested for driving under the influence and other charges, the Barton County Sheriff's Office reports.

February 07, 2015 | | News


HCC honors volunteers, seeking others to help

Robert Ingersoll of Great Bend knows what it's like to be a cancer patient who needs a kind word or a helping hand.

February 07, 2015 | | News


​GBRC introduces traveling youth baseball

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be part of a competitive, traveling baseball league. There will be an open informational meeting about 7U and 8U summer baseball from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8 at the Big Bend Batters Box, 2207 Washington St.

February 07, 2015 | | News


​‘Animal Tails’ story time starts Saturday

Children can hear a story with an animal theme and then meet one of the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo animals at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the zoo. Sarah Cruz, education director at the zoo, said her new "Animal Tails" program is free and is suitable for preschoolers.

February 06, 2015 | | News


BCC swimming pool, tuition on agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will look at future tuition rates and the college swimming pool during the board's February study session, at 4 p.m. Tuesday in room F-30, the Seminar Room of the Fine Arts Building.

February 06, 2015 | | News


​Murder trial reveals victim’s troubled life

Fourteen witnesses were called Thursday, the first day of testimony in the first-degree murder trial of Jeffrey Wade Chapman. He is accused of killing Damon Galyardt, 25.

February 05, 2015 | By Susan Thacker and Dale Hogg | News


Gas prices headed upwards

In the past 24 hours, the national average price of gasoline has increased by 5 cents per gallon from $2.06 to $2.11, a jump that has been in the works for a few days, according to Gasbuddy.com.

February 05, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Crime Stoppers seeks information on burglary

A burglary Sunday in Great Bend resulted in damage to an unoccupied residence at 2814 23rd St. and the loss of several items. Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir, speaking for Crime Stoppers, noted that a .22 rifle was stolen. Total loss was estimated at $500.

February 05, 2015 | | News


Trailer fire

This mobile home at 305 Maple St. was in flames when the Great Bend Fire Department arrived at 4:08 a.m. Wednesday. Chief Mike Napolitano said the fire was being investigated with assistance from the Great Bend Police Department and the State Fire Marshal's Office.

February 04, 2015 | | News


Zoo News: Binturong is named Poppy

The new binturong (BIN-tu-rong) at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo has been named Poppy, zoo officials announced.

February 04, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


​Jury chosen for Chapman trial

A jury for Jeffrey Wade Chapman's trial was chosen Wednesday afternoon. Eight women and six men will serve, with 12 jurors and four alternates.

February 04, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Universal emergency network in the works

Establishing the first interagency and uniform emergency communications system is the goal of a project now in the works, members of the Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee learned at their first 2015 quarterly meeting Jan. 27.

February 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


CLEANING THINGS UP

The Great Bend City Council and city personnel held a team-building work session last Friday at the Great Bend Convention Center. Council members took turns running through lists of suggestions and concerns.

February 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Dollhoue project finally completed

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February 03, 2015 | | News


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Residents asked to remove flowers from cemetery

The Great Bend Cemetery staff is preparing for spring clean-up and is asking residents to remove fall flowers by Suday. On Monday staff will have them all collected and either trash them or donate what's usable to the church group that rebuilds them.

March 03, 2015 | | News


Pawnee Rock Council ponders new fire truck

If all goes well, soon the City of Pawnee Rock will not need to depend on an antique fire truck to ensure the safety of its residents. The city council met Monday night and continued to wrestle with the details of acquiring instead a somewhat newer truck.

March 03, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


The next step

The long-running campaign to clean up Veterans Memorial Lake took another step forward Monday night when the Great Bend City Council approved the application of a chemical jolt to help eliminate the toxic blue-green algae.

March 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Some new faces

The City of Great Bend has a new police chief and a new City Council member.

March 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Council OKs fund transfer for library

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved a resolution allowing the transfer of funds for the Great Bend Public Library heating and air conditioning system loan. The amount being transferred is $762,012.92.

March 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Hoisington honors Seuss

Monday, March 2, was "Read Across America Day". This year, the book is the Seuss classic, "Oh, The Places You'll Go." At Hoisington Middle School several activities were planned such as crazy sock day, guess the number of gold fish in a bowl, dress like your favorite Seuss character, etc.

March 02, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


For the Love of Reading

Students at Lincoln Elementary school arrived at school Monday morning dressed in the costumes of beloved book characters. Hours of work went into preparations for the school's celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday. The popular children's author would be 111 years old this year.

March 02, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Hoisington gaining ground on EMT shortage

At the Hoisington City Council meeting Feb. 23, EMS Director Scott Fleming announced the successful completion of Emergency Medical Technician training for five new volunteers.

March 02, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


County shop remains in the cold

A lengthy discussion over the replacement of a heating and air conditioning system in the Barton County Road and Bridge Department shop ended in a stalemate at the County Commission meeting Monday morning.

March 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


County ups jail fee for Great Bend

A 40-plus-year-old arrangement between the City of Great Bend and Barton County over the cost to house inmates in the Barton County Jail has been revised, Sheriff Brian Bellendir told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

March 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Weather preparedness important

This is Severe Weather Awareness Week 2015, and to mark its importance to the safety of area residents, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a resolution denoting this observance locally.

March 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


​Jury selected for LaVeta Miller trial

A jury was selected Monday for LaVeta D. Miller's trial in Barton County District Court. Miller has entered a plea of not guilty to two counts of theft by deception.

March 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Burkes to chair BCC Foundation fundraiser

The Barton Community College Foundation will kick off its Annual Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign, "Changing Lives – One Gift at a Time," on Sunday, March 1. Lifelong area residents and supporters of the college Gary and Anna Burke will serve as honorary co-chairs for the month-long fundraising drive.

February 28, 2015 | | News


NOW PLAYING

Neil Simon's The Odd Couple (Female Version), produced by Great Bend High School Theatre Department, opens March 1, and runs through March 3.

February 28, 2015 | | News


​Storm Fury on the Plains coming to Great Bend

With spring approaching, Great Bend will participate in the statewide tornado drill on Tuesday. That will also be the date for the annual presentations of "Storm Fury on the Plains," a weather and storm safety program.

February 28, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


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