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American AgCredit Pays $39M in Patronage Dividend to customer-owners »

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American AgCredit, a farmer-owned financial cooperative, today announced net income of $98.9 million for the 2014 calendar year along with a cash dividend distribution of $39 million to its shareholders. This compares to net income of $111 million and a cash dividend of $37 million in 2013.American AgCredit has returned over $250 million to its […]

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Monday’s Barton County Commission Meeting Agenda »

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BOARD OF BARTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Agenda Meeting Monday, March 30, 2015 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 March 23, 2015, Regular Meetings. E. Any citizen wishing to make statements during the […]

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Saturday Weather »

A southward moving cold front will create breezy northwest winds on Sunday afternoon. The combination of the northwest winds gusting to 25 mph, above normal temperatures, and dryer air will create an elevated grassland fire danger across portions of Central Kansas. Outdoor burning is NOT recommended on Sunday.

Today Sunny, with a high near 75. Northwest wind around 8 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 48. East southeast wind 10 to 17 mph becoming south southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph. Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Breezy, with […]

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New Kansas bill would allow counties to vote on liquor sales »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A Kansas bill introduced Wednesday would allow a county’s voters to decide if their grocery stores can sell liquor, wine and spirits; and convenience stores to sell full-strength beer. The Hutchinson News reports that the bill introduced Wednesday would allow a county’s board of commissioners to submit a ballot to voters […]

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FHSU Foundation’s ROI ranks among the nation’s best »


FHSU University Relations The Fort Hays State University Foundation raised the bar for return on investment during its 2014 fiscal year. Not only was their return No. 1 in the state of Kansas, but it was also No. 1 in the MIAA and in the top percentile for the United States. These numbers are based […]

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Cop Shop (3/26) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (3/26) Shots Fired At 11:29 a.m. Kerrie Buess at 323 Marla Street reported hearing a subject shooting a gun. Non Injury Accident At 4:55 p.m. Becca Lubers at N. Washington Avenue & NW 30 Road reported an accident that occurred in the morning. Fire At 8:24 p.m. Brianna Shephard […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (3/26) »


BOOKED: Donna Werner of Kinsley on Great Bend Municipal warrant for failure to appear, bond set in lieu of $1,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: Jason Scott of Susank on Barton County District Court warrants for contempt of court, no bond. BOOKED: Michael Mitchell of Ellinwood on a Barton County Court case furnishing alcoholic liquor to a minor. […]

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Midwest Energy purchases city of Seward electric system »


  SEWARD — Residents of the city of Seward recently voted by a 3-to-1 margin to sell their city’s electric system to Midwest Energy, according to a news release by the company Thursday. On Mar. 25, Stafford County commissioners certified the results of the mail-in ballot, making the vote official. The acquisition is the company’s […]

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USD 428 School Board finally locks in calendar for next school year »

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The decision on next year’s school calendar was nearly delayed again Thursday at the USD 428 Board of Education luncheon at Eisenhower Elementary. After sending the calendar back for revisions, the school board finally decided to go with Draft Option 2. The two main options the school board was having difficulty deciding between had differences […]

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Cop Shop (3/25) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (3/25) Shots Fired At 6:30 p.m. Laura Brant at 323 Marla Street reported someone shooting firearms in the area. Fight In Progress At 10:48 p.m. Officer Derek Hyde at Barton Community College Security reported a fight in the Blue Stem Dorm room 346. Kenshia Winfrey wants to press charges […]

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