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Russell man hospitalized after car goes airborne in Barton Co. »


 HOISINGTON, Kan. – A Kansas man was injured in an accident just after 7 p.m. on Saturday in Barton County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1972 Chevy passenger vehicle driven by Allen Wayne Strecker, 65, Russell, was traveling northbound on U.S. 281 fifteen miles south of Russell. The vehicle entered the west ditch, went […]

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Sunday Weather »

Unseasonably warm temperatures are expected again Sunday across the area, with afternoon highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Record Highs are possible in several locations in Central/Eastern Kansas.

Sunday Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 90. Southwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind around 9 mph. Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 8 to […]

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Monday’s Barton County Commission Agenda »

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BOARD OF BARTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Agenda Meeting Monday, October 27, 2014 9:00 a.m. Until Close I. OPENING BUSINESS: A. Call Meeting to Order. B. Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. C. Consider Approval of the Agenda. D. Consider Minutes of the October 20, 2014, Regular Meeting. E. Any citizen wishing to make statements during the […]

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Barton Community College to host blood drive »

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Barton Community College will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 in the Technical Building in room T-186, the Case New Holland Training Building. Information about blood donation from the American Red Cross: On any given day, an average of 38,000 units of red blood cells are needed in […]

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Week 8 High School Football Scores (10/24) »


Western Athletic Conference / Great Bend’s District 6 Salina Central 41, Great Bend 15 Hays 34, Abilene 33 Wichita Northwest 35, Garden City 14 Hutchinson 48, Dodge City 28 Liberal 13, Goddard-Eisenhower 0 Salina South 42, Newton 14 Area 11-Man Games Hoisington 42, Sterling 0 Hugoton 14, Larned 6 LaCrosse 47, Leoti – Wichita County 8 Russell 24, TMP 17 Ellsworth 20, Lyons 13 Holcomb 57, Pratt 26 Area 8-Man Games Little […]

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100.7 Eagle Country Experiencing Technical Difficulties »


Due to technical difficulties at our transmitter site in Hoisington, KHOK is currently broadcasting on low power.  This will cause reception difficulties especially inside buildings and increases with distance from the city of Hoisington. We are aware of the issue and expect to have a majority of our transmitter capability restored by Saturday afternoon.  We […]

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GBRC – Sr. Program: Halloween Party »

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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a “Halloween Party” on Tuesday, October 28th from 1:00-2:00 pm at the Senior Center located at 2005 Kansas Avenue.  Dress up in costume, if you would like, and join friends for an afternoon of spooky fun, refreshments, and entertainment by a Jefferson grade school class.  For more information, […]

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Cop Shop (10/23) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (10/23) Burglary / Not in Progress At 9:50 a.m. James Steiner at 790 E K-4 Highway reported someone broke into his shop again. A welder is missing. At 10:08 a.m. Joyce Koester at 680 NE 120 Road reported her residence was broken into again. Door was open and another […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (10/23) »


BOOKED: Zebulon T. Flynn of Great Bend on Barton County District Court warrant for probation violation. No bond. BOOKED: Ashli Witten of Great Bend on Barton County District Court warrant for probation violation. No bond. BOOKED: Ashlie Witten of Great Bend on a Marion County District Court warrant for failure to appear. No bond. BOOKED: […]

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Former Barton County prosecutor appointed district judge »


SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback has appointed a veteran public defender in Salina to fill a soon-to-be vacant district court judgeship. Brownback announced Thursday that Paul Hickman will replace Saline County District Judge Jerome Hellmer, who plans to retire in January. Hickman is the deputy public defender in the state’s Salina public defender […]

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