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Monday Weather »

Cooler temperatures are expected this week. High temperatures today will be in the mid 80s with less humid conditions. The chance of showers and a few thunderstorms return to the area for Tuesday and Wednesday. Most of the shower activity will be located to the southwest of a Great Bend to Wichita to Winfield line.

Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. East northeast wind around 6 mph. Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind around 6 mph. Tuesday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near […]

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Monday’s Barton County Commission Agenda »

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BOARD OF BARTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Agenda Meeting Monday, July 28, 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 July 14, 2014, Regular Meeting.  Minutes of the July 21, 2014, Regular Meeting […]

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Shafer Art Gallery plays host to Lady of Guadalupe Pageant »

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Story by Joe Vinduska Barton Community College’s Shafer Art Gallery will host a pageant performance of “The Miraculous Apparitions of the Virgin Mary,” Friday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. Actors from the Prince of Peace Catholic church will portray the popular Mexican story of the Virgin Mary’s miraculous appearance to Juan Diego in 1531.  Admission […]

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Great Bend man to serve on State Library Board »

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TOPEKA- A Great Bend man has been appointed by Gov. Sam Brownback to serve on the State Library of Kansas Board. Harry Willems will serve a four year term. Willems received his MLS from Emporia State University. He currently serves as the Director of Park City Public Library and the Assistant Director and Consultant for […]

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NWS: Heat ADVISORY »

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URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS …DANGEROUS HEAT EXPECTED AGAIN TODAY… RUSSELL-LINCOLN-BARTON-ELLSWORTH-SALINE-RICE-MCPHERSON-MARION- CHASE-RENO-HARVEY-BUTLER-GREENWOOD-WOODSON-ALLEN-KINGMAN-SEDGWICK- HARPER-SUMNER-COWLEY-ELK-WILSON-NEOSHO-CHAUTAUQUA-MONTGOMERY- LABETTE- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…RUSSELL…LINCOLN…GREAT BEND… ELLSWORTH…SALINA…LYONS…MCPHERSON…MARION… COTTONWOOD FALLS…HUTCHINSON…NEWTON…EL DORADO…AUGUSTA… EUREKA…YATES CENTER…IOLA…KINGMAN…WICHITA…ANTHONY… HARPER…WELLINGTON…WINFIELD…ARKANSAS CITY…HOWARD… FREDONIA…CHANUTE…ERIE…SEDAN…COFFEYVILLE…INDEPENDENCE… PARSONS 336 AM CDT SAT JUL 26 2014 …HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM CDT THIS […]

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Darrell Ellis wins Chevy Camaro in 2014 car giveaway »

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Darrell Ellis took home the 2014 Chevy Camaro Friday night at Manweiler Chevrolet in Hoisington. Ellis was chosen from 100 finalists that were signed up throughout the summer for Eagle Radio’s “Sunshine Make it Mine” car giveaway. Listen to Eagle Radio next week for reaction from Ellis. This year’s presenters were Manweiler Chevrolet, Farmers Bank […]

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Cop Shop (7/24) »

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Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log  7/25 Traffic Arrest At 12:48 a.m. Todd Becker at Railroad Avenue & W. US 56 Highway reported a white minivan in the south ditch. No damage. Great Bend Police Department Service Log (7/24) Warrant Arrest At 8:40 a.m. an officer arrested Antonio Brison for a GBMC warrant. Criminal Use […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (7/24) »

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BOOKED: Lisa Funk of Otis on Barton County District Court for DUI, ITOL, fail signal turn. Bond is set in lieu of $1,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: Tyler Moeder of Otis on Barton County District Court case for DUI. Bond is set in lieu of $2,500.00 C/S. BOOKED: Antonio Brison of Great Bend on Great Bend Municipal […]

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Vets Lake remains on Kansas health warnings list with 6 other lakes »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Health officials are alerting the public about potentially harmful algae blooms in Kansas lakes. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued warnings for high levels of the toxic algae in seven lakes. Those include Chisholm Creek Park Lake in Sedgwick County, Veterans Lake in Barton County and Jewell State […]

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Demolition looms for Great Bend’s old opera house »

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It would seem the days are numbered for the old opera house at the intersection of Forest and Williams in Great Bend. In December of last year, bricks and mortar began falling from the building deeming it unsafe to occupy. The City of Great Bend contacted the owners, David and Barbara Pitcock of Hays, to […]

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