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Stafford Co. woman hospitalized after ejected in crash »

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Two people were injured in an accident just after 2 p.m. on Sunday in Reno County. Hutchinson Police reported a vehicle driven by Misty K. Young, 20, Stafford, was southbound in the 700 Block of Kansas 61. The vehicle hit the median and rolled ejecting driver and a passenger Zachary Moon, 27, […]

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Kansas man hospitalized after wind blows semi off highway »


GREENSBURG- A Kansas man was injured in an accident just before 1 p.m. on Sunday in Kiowa County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2015 Freightliner semi driven by William Staud, 49, Haysville, was westbound on U.S. 400 just west of U.S. 54. The wind blew the truck and trailer from the westbound lanes to […]

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Monday Weather »


Monday Sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a northwest wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph. Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 6 to 11 mph becoming southwest 13 […]

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Oilers State Champs! Beat Hanover 42-30 »

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CPHS Game Wrap 11-22-14 Central Plains Oilers – 42 Hanover Wildcats – 30

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U.S.D. 428 Ed Foundation observes milestone »


This year, the USD 428 Education Foundation is proudly observing its 25th anniversary of philanthropy. The annual fall fund raiser will be a dinner and auction on Nov. 25 at the Great Bend Convention Center. As an added feature to the Italian-themed event, Dr. Bryan Pinkall will perform Italian opera numbers. Tickets can still be […]

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Barton Music Department Hosts Holiday Music Events »


Story by Joe Vinduska Photo by Brandon Steinert Nothing gets the nostalgia pumping for the holidays like tunes inspired by the season. Area residents can easily get their fill through various holiday music events and performances by the Barton Community College Music Department. Prairie Winds Concert – December 1 Barton Community College’s Prairie Winds Concert […]

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Monday Barton County Commission Agenda »

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BOARD OF BARTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Agenda Meeting Monday, November 24, 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 November 3, 2014, and the November 17, 2014, Regular Meetings. E. Any citizen wishing […]

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Sunflower, local business ask community to brighten Christmas »

Andi Wolf of Great Bend Coffee and Jessica Kraisinger, teacher at Sunflower’s Incredible Years Preschool, adorn a Christmas tree with tags that represent children’s needs.

Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency and a Great Bend business. Infants and toddlers served by Sunflower Diversified Service’s Early Education Center (EEC) and Incredible Years (IY) Preschool will benefit from the activity sponsored by Great […]

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Cop Shop (11/19) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (11/19) Non Injury Accident At 7:15 a.m. at SE 10 Road & S US 281 Highway there was a report of a vehicle versus deer accident. At 9:44 p.m. Linda Hollister at MM 201 of W US 56 Highway reported an accident with a deer. 11/20 At 1:14 a.m. […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (11/19) »


BOOKED: Toni Zahn of Great Bend on a Barton County District Court case for DWS, bond set at $1,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: Matthew Harris of Great Bend on GBMC case for failure to appear, bond is set in lieu of $500.00 C/S. BOOKED: Patrick Doty of Great on a BTDC warrant for forgery x3 and theft […]

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