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Tuesday Weather »

Severe weather will be possible for Wednesday afternoon and evening as a strong weather system moves into the region. Large hail up to the size of golf balls and damaging winds around 65 mph will be possible.

Today A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Tonight A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South southeast wind 9 […]

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The late Pat Keenan receives road named after him in Great Bend »

Dortha Keenan and Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips

Pat Keenan served as a Barton County Commissioner from 1997 to 2005. During that time, he advocated paving the road to the Great Bend City Composting Site. He took up the cause in 2004 and the road was paved in a joint effort by the Township, the City of Great Bend, and Barton County in […]

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Finding homes for pets is just part of the mission for Golden Belt Humane Society »

GB Humane Society

  One of the main goals for the Golden Belt Humane Society is to find forever homes for the hundreds of dogs and cats that come into their shelter on U.S. 281. For the past year, the humane society in Great Bend has seen an increased number of pets get adopted from all over the […]

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Cop Shop (9/26 – 9/28) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (9/26) Seizures At 1:22 p.m. Rosewood Services at 384 N. Washington Avenue reported a woman in her 30′s actively seizing in the van. 9/27 Domestic At 1:15 a.m. there was a report at 7 NE 30 Road of a man doing drugs and alcohol. He was breaking things in the […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (9/26 – 9/28) »


9/26 BOOKED: Matthew Walton of Great Bend on Great Bend Municipal warrant for contempt of court, no bond. BOOKED: Marcus Bryant of Great Bend on Barton County District Court case for burglary and criminal trespass, bond is set in lieu of $20,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: Anahi Preito of Lyons on a Barton County probation violation. Serve […]

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Depression, anxiety topics for St. Rose ITV session »

Susan Krigel

Since a conversation about the challenges of living with acute or chronic illness wouldn’t be complete without a discussion of depression and anxiety, these will be topics during the next interactive televideo (ITV) session at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. Susan Krigel, PhD, will lead the presentation from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. […]

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Judge: Great Bend murder suspect competent to stand trial »

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GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ruled that the suspect in the death of a man near Great Bend will go to trial in February. District Judge Ron Svaty ruled Friday that Jeffrey Wade Chapman is competent to stand trial in the death of 25-year-old Damon Galyardt, whose body was found near Great […]

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Heartland Cancer Center auction offers many items »


The Haynes Hideaway is just one of many attractive items for the live auction at the upcoming Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) Benefit, said Mark Mingenback, St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center director of marketing. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Club at Stoneridge. Tickets are $35 each; heavy hors […]

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Monday Barton County Commission Agenda »

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BOARD OF BARTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Agenda Meeting, Monday, September 29, 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 September 15, 2014, and the September 22, 2014, Regular Meetings. E. Any citizen wishing […]

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Week 4 High School Football Scores (9/26) »


Western Athletic Conference / Great Bend’s 5A District 6 Great Bend 36, Wichita North 7 Hays 42, Garden City 28 Dodge City 52, Liberal 20 Arkansas City 32, Newton 16 Salina South 55, Goddard 6 Salina Central 37, Goddard-Eisenhower 15 Area 11-Man Games Hoisington 35, Hillsboro 6 Larned 33, Nickerson 25 Southeast of Saline 40, LaCrosse 6 Plainville 12, […]

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