HOISINGTON - The search in the Hoisington area for a fugitive from Virginia is over as 34-year-old Jason McKinna has been captured.
HOISINGTON - The Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Barton County Sheriff Department and the Hoisington Police Department are searching for a white male last seen on the north side of Hoisington on Sunday morning.
On Friday, the Great Bend Police Department with the assistance of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Barton County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, Barton County Communications and the Barton County Attorney's Office, located two more victims to the shooting in the 1400 block of Second Street on Wednesday.
A program to celebrate the life and work of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held Monday evening at Great Bend's First Baptist Church.
Blustering winds tended to discourage people from loitering outside Saturday, but a handful of volunteers took turns standing outside the Walmart Supercenter.
Along with messages about prayer groups and pot luck dinners, this week's church bulletin may contain a note about domestic violence.
Santa Rosa, Calif.-based American AgCredit has announced plans to locate its Kansas and Oklahoma regional office in Great Bend. The ag lender has purchased commercial property at 10th and Patton.
Art is in the eye of the beholder, and it's hard to deny the emotion and intrigue present in the photo art produced by Great Bend artist Stephen McAnulla. Industry leader Wacom, makers of digital creative tools that allow artists to sketch, draw, paint digitally, will feature McAnulla as part of a panel of experts in an upcoming one-hour online seminar where he will share some of his work.
It was a bitter-sweet occasion for the United Way of Central Kansas.
The Great Bend Police Department has released the names of the three people shot Wednesday night in Great Bend. All of the victims were transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital by Great Bend Emergency Medical Services.
Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.
The City of Great Bend Wednesday afternoon announced the death of one of new lions at Brit Spaugh Zoo, 1-year-old Sakima. The lioness was recently acquired, along with her brother, from a Pennsylvania zoo.
The location for the big event is changing but the Charity Gala promises to treat participants to the same great time and great food they have come to expect, said Connie Oetken, Sunflower Diversified Services director of development.
There was a time not that long ago when Tara Prosser thought she had put Lily's story behind her.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – At a sentencing hearing last Friday, the Maricopa County. Ariz., man charged with severely injuring two Great Bend men in Scottsdale, Ariz., attending the Fiesta Bowl a year ago, pleaded guilty to counts related to the crash. Joseph Spano, 28, was then sentenced to four years in prison and two years probation.
The Friends of the Great Bend Public Library meeting scheduled for Sunday, March 2, has been canceled.
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.