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GED Orientation courses set to begin at Barton »


Barton Community College’s Center for Adult Education will soon be starting its 9-week GED Preparation Class. The orientation session, which is a prerequisite for the course, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 5-9 at 1025 Main St. in Great Bend. Those interested can call ahead or arrive on the first day […]

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Sunday Weather »

A weather system will move across the region Sunday into Monday. Areas of light drizzle will be possible Sunday. There will be a chance for light rain Sunday night into Monday, especially Monday and Monday night over far southern and southeast Kansas.

Sunday Areas of fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. South wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Sunday Night A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust […]

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Barton to offer personal income tax preparation course »


Tired of paying someone else to do your taxes?  Barton Community College is here to help with its Personal Income Tax Preparation course, which is scheduled for 12-12:50 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays from January 12 to March 6, 2015. The course is designed to gain a basic understanding of Internal Revenue Service and State […]

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Monday’s Barton County Commission Meeting Agenda »

barton county courthouse

Budget Amendment Hearing and Agenda Meeting Monday, December 22, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. Until Close BUDGET AMENDMENT HEARING 9:00 a.m. Until Close This Budget Hearing has been scheduled for the purpose of amending the 2014 Operating Budget for the following Barton County Funds – Road and Bridge, Noxious Weed and Special Bridge. Despite the efforts […]

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Friday High School Basketball Scores (12/19) »


Friday High School Basketball Scores (12/19) Boys Hoisington 56, Pratt 53 Larned 46, Lyons 42 Ellis 51, Ellinwood 47 Otis-Bison 64, LaCrosse 44 Lincoln 45, Wilson 30 Republic County 53, Russell 42 South Central 58, Hodgeman County 30 St. John 90, Cunningham 24 Macksville 56, Stafford 52 Kinsley @ Ness City Goddard-Eisenhower 62, Dodge City […]

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Residents displaced after Friday apartment complex fire »


Hays Post HAYS -At 1:42 p.m. Friday, the Hays Fire Department, assisted by the Hays Police Department and Ellis County EMS, was dispatched to a building fire at 328 W. Ninth. First arriving police officers reported smoke in the building and an injured person outside. On arrival, firefighters found an apartment on fire in a […]

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Remodeling progresses at St. Rose’s Medical Office Building »

This Health Facilities Group architectural drawing depicts the new face of St. Rose.

While the recent razing of the ASB Building on Broadway was obvious to any passerby, the extreme makeover next door won’t be apparent for a few months yet. The Medical Office Building (MOB) is being remodeled to house what will be called St. Rose Health Center; the name change from St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery […]

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Cop Shop (12/18) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (12/18) Non Injury Accident At 7:14 a.m. Josh Keil at NW 210 Road & NW 100 Avenue reported an accident with a deer. Injury Accident At 7:30 a.m. Renea Suppes at 3 NW 90 Road reported a two-vehicle accident. Male complaining of chest pain. Non Injury Accident At 9:48 […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (12/18) »


BOOKED: Jose Santana of Great Bend on two Great Bend Municipal Court warrants for failure to appear, bond set at $2,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: Baldomer Areniva-Armendariz of Lyons on Great Bend Municipal case for serve sentence. BOOKED: Laura Williams on Rush County hold for other jurisdiction, bond is set at $25,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: Tangi Prewitt on […]

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Kan. inmate charged with rape and sexual battery »


HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A Hutchinson Correctional Facility inmate, being held for crimes in Pawnee and Johnson County, was formally charged on Thursday in connection with a July 2014 attack on a prison contract worker. Steven Stumpner, 28, was charged with rape and aggravated sexual battery. The state alleges he forced a contract worker for the […]

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