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Sunday Weather »

Chances for rain will increase again across southern Kansas Sunday night and Monday and continue through Tuesday. Rain chances are somewhat less further north across central Kansas.

Sunday A chance of drizzle before 1pm. Patchy fog before 1pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 60. East wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Sunday Night A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. East northeast wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts […]

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Photos from Friday night’s hailstorm »


  RUSSELL -Pictures supplied by Ellis County Emergency Manager Bill Ring of storms Friday night, April 24, in northeast Ellis County, where there were reports of a tornado, hail and an inch of rain; in Lucas, where hail covered the streets; and in Scott City, where three tornadoes were reported. The Russell County Sheriff’s office […]

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American AgCredit purchases property in Wichita »

American AgCredit

American AgCredit, a farmer-owned financial cooperative, announced today the purchase of 4.5 acres that will serve as a building site for the company’s new regional headquarters located at 4105 N. Ridge Road in Wichita, Kansas. “We are excited to build this new facility in Wichita, as our current location can no longer accommodate our needs,” said Chief […]

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Monday Barton County Commission Meeting Agenda »

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BOARD OF BARTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Agenda Meeting Monday, April 27, 2015 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 April 6, April 13 and April 20, 2015, Regular Meetings. E. Any citizen wishing […]

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Rotary Club and Young Professionals to host BBQ and wine fundraiser »

BBQ Bears event invite (2)

The community is invited to an evening of “BBQ and Bears, Wine & Wildbeasts” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Brit Spaugh Zoo, hosted by the Rotary Club of Great Bend and Barton County Young Professionals. The evening will feature and appearance from Miss Kansas 2014 Amanda Sasek, live country music by Grant Lambert, 11 […]

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Tornadoes, large hail, beneficial rain from Friday storms »

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RUSSELL –Tornadoes, large hail, and high winds rolled across the state on Friday night. Law enforcement and the National Weather Service reported multiple tornadoes touched down in rural areas of Scott County. Residents in northeast Ellis County reported a tornado. Greeley County residents in southwest Kansas needed a snowplow to clear Kansas Highway 27  that […]

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Hodgeman County sheriff’s deputy charged with murder, child abuse »


JETMORE, Kan. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy in western Kansas man has been charged with killing his 2-month-old son. The Kansas attorney general’s office announced Friday in a news release that 30-year-old Kody Lee Hanson has been charged with first-degree murder and child abuse. Bond has been set at $250,000 cash or surety. The Topeka […]

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GBRC hosting NBC Hap Dumont tournament this weekend »


The Great Bend Recreation Commission is hosting the 2015 NBC Hap Dumont Points Tournament on April 25-26th . Team representation from  Hays, Hutchinson, Wichita, Hoisington, Southwest Kansas, Haven, Pratt, McPherson, Larned, McCook Neb., Marysville, Wellington, Salina, Nickerson, Liberal, Colwich, Dodge City will begin play at the Great Bend Sports Complex and Veteran’s Ball Park at […]

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Teen with Hays ties due in court on murder charge »


TOWN OF PIEHL, Wis. (AP) — A teenager accused of killing her mother and stepfather in northern Wisconsin is due in court. Seventeen-year-old Ashlee Martinson has been brought back to Wisconsin from Indiana where she was arrested last month. Authorities say Martinson is scheduled for a Friday afternoon appearance in Oneida County Circuit Court. Martinson […]

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Cop Shop (4/23) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (4/23) Burglary / Not in Progress At 6:46 a.m. Marvin Selle at 261 SE 20 Avenue reported two vehicles broken into during the night. At 7:01 a.m. Angie Anderson at 98 SE 20 Road reported both of their vehicles broken into last night. Great Bend Police Department Service Log […]

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