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Trailer fire believed to be arson

A 20-foot travel trailer located near the city of Albert was destroyed by a fire Tuesday night. The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports arson is suspected and the case is under investigation.

October 05, 2011 | | News

Longoria hearing continues today

When text messages were exchanged between Adam Longoria's and Alicia DeBolt's cell phones, Nex-Tech Wireless towers were collecting the data. That was the source of much of the testimony on Wednesday, as Longoria's second preliminary hearing in connection with the Great Bend teenager's murder got under way.

October 05, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Habitat makes quick work of construction project

Habitat for Humanity volunteers with power tools have been busy at 19th and Hubbard St. in Great Bend, bringing the non-profit organization's next construction project to life.

October 04, 2011 | | News

Shots fired on Pine Street

Great Bend Police are investigating an incident that reportedly ended with shots being fired into the air in the southeast part of town.

October 04, 2011 | | News


The 200-plus students of Eisenhower Elementary turned the brown playground across from their school into a sea of blue Monday afternoon.

October 04, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News

KDOT traveler information map to be tested

While the weather prediction for today is warm and sunny, the 511 Traveler Information Map ( may look like a blizzard is covering the state, said Kansas Department of Transportation spokesperson Barb Blue.

October 04, 2011 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News

County ‘sign guy’ is keeping busy

A county staffer who takes responsibility for fighting an uphill battle to keep drivers safe was honored Monday by the Barton County Commission.

October 04, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

Got it made in the shade

Reactions were positive to the on-site experience of the new Great Bend Sports Complex when City Administrator Howard Partington led tours Monday.

October 04, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

Attorneys prepare for next Longoria hearing

Attorneys for Adam Longoria have filed a new motion seeking to have his case thrown out of court, saying the Kansas Attorney General's Office has prejudiced potential jurors through the media. At the same time, defense attorneys are asking the court to reinstate some of the privileges Longoria lost after making statements to reporters this past summer.

October 03, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Local businesses model fall styles

Animal prints are still in style this autumn as ladies wear longer sleeves and add layers to their fashion ensembles. Volunteers modeled clothes from four Great Bend clothing stores Monday at the Fall Style Show, sponsored by the Great Bend Senior Center and the Recreation Commission.

October 03, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Street work on Broadway begins Monday

A busy part of Broadway Avenue will be the site of street work the first part of this week, according to City Engineer Robert Winiecke.

October 02, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

Potential area wind farm changes hands

Although any development would be years down the road, St. Louis, Mo.-based wind energy developer Wind Capital Group purchased a proposed wind power project in central Kansas, a company official said Friday.

October 01, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News

ATV Riders

HOISINGTON - Hoisington's second annual ATV rodeo was held yesterday in south Hoisington on a bright, sunny day with comfortable temperatures.

October 01, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News

Local girl meets dolphin star

When the film "A Dolphin Tail" opened in Great Bend last weekend, 8-year-old Addie Ehrlich was among the first in line.

October 01, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News

Office of the Repealer to tour Kansas

TOPEKA – Kansas Office of the Repealer Secretary Dennis Taylor announced Friday he will tour the State of Kansas, including Great Bend, in the coming weeks to discuss proposed repeals and collect input from Kansans on rules and regulations they believe should be eliminated.

October 01, 2011 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News

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Middle School teaching the Three C’s

The Three R's of education are being joined the by the Three C's - College and Career Competencies.

October 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | News


Unlike painting and drawing, which are quickly associated with art, quilting is associated with warmth and comfort. The Shafer Gallery at Barton Community College will ...

October 23, 2016 | By MICAH OELZE Barton Community College | News


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