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Charges filed against Ellis Co. hit-and-run suspect »


  HAYS  -Holliann Stramel, 24, Hays, was in court Friday afternoon on a second bond hearing stemming from a alleged hit-and-run accident that killed 67-year-old John Befort on July 18 After failing to meet the requirements of her original bonded release, Ellis County Attorney Thomas Drees argued today that full-time tracking and alcohol monitoring be ordered […]

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Memorial Park Lake remain under public health warning »


TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes. KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and other lake managers where appropriate, […]

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Accident south of Olmitz claims life of 29-year old Great Bend man »

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On Friday, July 31, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Barton County Sheriff’s Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Northwest 90 Avenue to a reported injury accident. A passing citizen found a blue 1994 Ford Explorer in the field, South of the intersection of 90 Road and 90 Avenue. Investigation indicates that the vehicle was southbound on 90 Avenue. […]

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Cop Shop (7/30) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (7/30) Fraud At 12:07 p.m. Liz Stambaugh at 364 B SE 60 Road reported receiving a call from someone calling claiming to be her grandson, stating he was in jail and needed bond money. Criminal Threats At 2:44 p.m. Regina Adams at 5540 2nd Street Lot E reported just […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (7/30) »


BOOKED: Andres Salcido of Great Bend on Great Bend Municipal warrant for failure to appear, bond is set in lieu of $2,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: Kevin Barnes of Great Bend on two Great Bend Municipal warrants for contempt of court, no bond. BOOKED: Christopher Caton of Great Bend on two Great Bend Municipal warrants for failure […]

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Friday Weather »

High temperatures will be warmer on Friday, nearer to normal for the end of July.

Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. South southwest wind 5 to 9 mph. Friday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind 5 to 11 mph. Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. South southwest wind 6 to 11 mph. Saturday Night […]

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Pratt woman, child hospitalized after Reno Co. semi collision »


TURON- Two people were injured in an accident just before 7p.m. on Thursday in Reno County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2001 Dodge Stratus driven by  Sherri Kay Voepel, 56, Pratt, was traveling southwest on Kansas 61 at Will Street in Turon. The vehicle went left of center and struck a semi that was […]

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Great Bend Panther Booster Club begins membership campaign »

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With the start of school just around the corner, the Great Bend High School Panther Booster Club has their Membership Drive and Activities Program Sponsorship Ad Campaign underway. Members include alumni, parents, teachers, friends, and business organizations that are committed to the area’s youth by providing financial assistance to the Great Bend High School’s Activities […]

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Great Bend in the early stages of improving Stone Lake »

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The Great Bend City Council enjoys their goal sessions. These sessions give council members a more informal setting to discuss items they have noticed and where improvement needs to happen. At the last goals session, the city council determined they wanted to see upgrades and advancements in Great Bend’s current venues. City Administrator Howard Partington […]

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Cop Shop (7/29) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (7/29) Non Injury Accident At 6:34 a.m. Richard McIntyre at SE 60 Avenue & 56 Highway reported an accident with a deer. At 11:50 a.m. Nichole Jeffrey at 180th & Michaelis reported an accident near the Cross Plains Cemetery on Susank. At 11:59 a.m. Angela Hawkins at 198 N. […]

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