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A century celebrated today 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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Thursday Weather »

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A mild spring day will be on tap for Friday, with breezy conditions and high temperatures in the lower 70s. The chance of showers and thunderstorms will begin to increase for Saturday afternoon across Central Kansas. The shower and thunderstorm chance will shift over the entire region for late Saturday night into Sunday. A few […]

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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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Cop Shop (4/15) »

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Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (4/15) Non Injury Accident At 7:36 a.m. Dustin Horner at NW 130 Avenue & K-96 Highway reported an accident with a big turkey. Accident tore up the front of the gray Chevy Silverado. At 8:41 a.m. there was a report at 821 Main of an accident with two semis. […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (4/15) »

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BOOKED: Thomas Gray of Ellinwood on an Ellinwood Municipal Court case for obstruction, interference with a law enforcement officer, and domestic violence/assault. Booked in lieu of $1,000.00 C/S or 18 hour OR bond. BOOKED: Richard Musil of Great Bend on two Barton County District Court warrants, both for probation violation, and both with no bond. […]

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Eagle Communications wins national AACE award »

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HAYS– Eagle Communications, Inc., has been recognized with a 2014 award for Communication Excellence by the ESOP Association. Eagle won the printed materials category. This award recognizes excellence in the use of original, printed informational materials, which are used to promote the company’s ESOP to employee owners, customers and the community. “As a communications company, […]

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Money to support athletics or the library. GBMS sorting through the pros and cons »

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Do you spend money on academics or athletics? The debate was stirred up again at the USD 428 School Board meeting Monday night. The Great Bend Middle School is looking to add weight lifting/conditioning as an elective course for students. In addition to that, Ken Harton, the current GBMS Librarian and Assistant AD has announced […]

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