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.
Experiencing a warm loving atmosphere is common for many children. Yet for some children, victims of child abuse and neglect, who end up in the foster care system, those loving touches may be few and far between.
Three whooping cranes were spotted at Cheyenne Bottoms on Friday. They were flying among sandhill cranes.
The supper and bingo scheduled for March 1 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galatia has been postponed until Sat. March 8.
It's not the usual comedic fair selected for a high school theater performance, but Dan Heath thinks "Reviving Ophelia" is an important story that needs to be heard.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees took another opportunity Thursday to discuss the recent selection of four students from the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society, who were recognized Feb. 13 at Topeka. They were BCC's 2014 choice for the PTK All-Kansas Academic Team.
Thursday, the USD 428 Board of Education met at a noon meeting at Great Bend Middle School. Principal David Reiser and staff took the opportunity to update board members of committee efforts of the school's Professional Learning Communities model.
An Abilene woman suspected of conspiracy to commit first degree murder was apprehended Tuesday in Stafford County, and was held for a time at the Barton County Jail.
Tornado sirens will be tested across the state on Tuesday, as Kansans prepare for severe weather season.
The Great Bend Public Library has been selected as a "Hometown Teams" partner site and will receive a grant of up to $1,500 to tell its local story of sports and community. GBPL will join 17 museums, historical societies, libraries, and community organizations across the state in researching and documenting local sports stories as part of the Kansas Humanities Council's "Hometown Teams" initiative.
The Barton County Farm Bureau Association will be holding its 15th-annual Farm Safety Awareness Day Tuesday, March 4, at Barton Community College in the Case IH Technical training building.
First Kansas Bank of Great Bend has agreed to acquire Bank of America branches in Great Bend and Hays, local bank officials announced Wednesday.
The Barton Community College Dance team took home the first place trophy in the Region VI dance and cheer competition Sunday in Hutchinson.
Pat Kottas needed both knees replaced. The years of his youth spent crouched as a baseball catcher and playing football coupled with the subsequent years of chasing his kids around, coaching their sports teams and climbing multiple sets of stairs daily at work, had left him unable to stand up straight. After some badgering from his family, which included Barton Community College's Director of Nursing and Healthcare Education Programs Dr. Kathy Kottas, the time had come for him to bite the bullet and succumb to his bilateral knee replacement surgery on Dec. 13, 2013.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.40.
Murl Reidel, Director of Grants with the Kansas Humanities Council, felt the story of South Hoisington was a unique story that had not been heard before. So, when the Barton County Historical Society applied for a Heritage Grant to collect and preserve the oral histories of former residents of the now razed town, he was excited to make that partnership possible.