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Sunday Weather »

Numerous showers & thunderstorms are still scheduled to spread east southeast across Kansas this afternoon & tonight...a few of which may produce nickel-sized hail. DARK BLUE SHADED AREAS denote areas where thunderstorm potential is greatest tonight while BLUISH GREEN AREAS denote areas where thunderstorms are most likely on Monday. The thunderstorms that are scheduled for Wednesday Afternoon & Wednesday Night will be severe. For now hail around the size of golfballs & 60-70 mph winds are likely. BLUISH GREEN SHADED AREAS indicate where large hail would be the primary threat late Wednesday Afternoon & Evening. Later Wednesday Night the primary threat would become damaging winds. The forecasts for Wednesday & Wednesday Night should be monitored closely.

Today A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. South wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Tonight Showers and thunderstorms likely before 4am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. […]

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Barton County unemployment down, state unchanged »

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TOPEKA – Unemployment rates in Barton County fell slightly last month, dropping from 4.0 percent in February to 3.7 in March. Pawnee County remains steady at 4.5 percent over the past two months, the most recent figures available.   The Kansas Department of Labor reported Friday the March seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.9 percent statewide, […]

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Sunflower Diversified reminds central Kansans about services for autism »

From left to right: Susan Keeler, Shari Schneider, Cathy Estes and

Monica Gonzalez are Sunflower Diversified early intervention specialists with 

Kansas endorsements in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. They offer 

services to children with autism at Sunflower’s Early Education Center.

When Cathy Estes reviews new information about autism, it is obvious to her that “something is very wrong.” For example, last year’s research indicated one in 88 children develops autism; now the figure is one in 68, said Estes, children’s services coordinator at Sunflower’s Early Education Center (EEC) and Incredible Years Preschool. Since April is National Autism Awareness […]

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Cop Shop (4/17) »

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Barton County Sheriff’s Service Log (4/17) Cattle Out At 9:48 a.m. Audrey Barner at N US 281 Highway & NW 170 Road reported a black cow, yellow or white ear tag, was on the east side of the road in the ditch. At 7:57 p.m. Alan Adams reported driving down a dirt road, calves are […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (4/17) »

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BOOKED: Antonio Brison of Great Bend on GBMC case for DWS and no proof of insurance. Bond is set in lieu of $500.00 C/S or a 48 hour. BOOKED: Joshua Hoeffner of Ellinwood on Great Bend Municipal warrants for contempt; serve 30 days, for contempt; serve 60 days, Barton County District warrant for probation violation, […]

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A century celebrated in Larned »

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By KHI News Service LARNED — State officials today celebrated the 100th anniversary of Larned State Hospital, the state’s largest psychiatric hospital. Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Secretary Shawn Sullivan joined Larned State Hospital Superintendent Dr. Tom Kinlen at a ceremony that included remarks from Sullivan and others and a signed event proclamation from Gov. […]

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Cop Shop (4/16) »

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Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (4/16) Non Injury Accident At 11:21 Richard Miller at 245 NE 30 Road reported a vehicle ran into a building. Great Bend Police Department Service Log (4/16) Burglary At 7:32 a.m. Darrin Halzle at 1615 Jefferson Street reported a stereo was taken from his vehicle. Criminal Damage At 7:51 […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (4/16) »

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BOOKED: Lacy Prather-Welch of Larned on BTDC warrant for failure to appear in lieu of no bond. BOOKED: Leon Holmes of LaCrosse on a Rush serve sentence. He is to serve from 4/16/2014 at 1700 hours to 04/19/2014 at 1700 hours. BOOKED: Michael Wheeler of Great Bend on Central Kansas Community Corrections serve sentence. He […]

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Man charged with aggravated identity theft in Barton Co. »

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Oscar Sanchez-Valencia, 27, a citizen of Mexico, has been charged with one count of making a false statement to the government, three counts of misusing a Social Security number, seven counts of aggravated identity theft, two counts of making a false claim of U.S. citizenship, and one count of using false documents. The indictment was […]

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USD 428 Personnel Transactions »

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USD 428 Personnel Transactions from the April Board Report Licensed Teacher Resignations Mrs. Sara Ballard, Special Education Teacher at Lincoln Elementary School Ms. Amanda Johnson, Teacher of Grade 2 at Park Elementary School Ms. Ashley Norton, Ramp-Up Math Teacher at GB Middle School Ms. Tamara Worcester, SFA Teacher/Tutor at Lincoln Elementary School Mr. Jeffrey Zook, […]

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