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Thursday Weather »

It will be cooler again Thursday with thunderstorms possible through the morning and afternoon. Highs will be in the 80s.

Thursday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. East southeast wind 6 to 8 mph. Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Friday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 91. […]

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Suspicious package causes evacuation of the Pratt Co. Courthouse »


PRATT – Law enforcement officials in Pratt County were investigation a suspicious package on one of the floors of the courthouse Tuesday afternoon. A courthouse employee notified the Sheriff’s Office. In a media release, the Sheriff’s office reported they followed their protocol, the courthouse was evacuated, and the Kansas Highway Patrol bomb squad was notified. […]

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Northern Natural Gas explains their layout of pipelines in Barton County »

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Northern Natural Gas Company owns and operates the largest interstate natural gas pipeline system in the United States. Northern’s pipeline stretches across 11 states and reaches Barton County. The office in Bushton took time this week to inform county commissioners on the layout of their pipeline. Senior O&M Technician Greg Alexander said none of the […]

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Trial delayed for Great Bend man charged with involuntary manslaughter »

Danielle and Shawn Schellinger

William Baker was charged on a Barton County District Court warrant for two counts of involuntary manslaughter nearly two months ago and was set to stand trial Wednesday morning. The trial date was pushed back for unknown reasons and will be rescheduled for a later date. Baker’s trailer detached on 10th Street in Great Bend […]

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St. Rose Health Center moving forward with debris removal »

St. Rose Health Center

Footings were poured last week for the new front door at St. Rose Health Center in Great Bend. As the old remnants of the circular towers get removed, new features are added. St. Rose brought in a new MRI machine last week through the north side of the building. St. Rose corporate health consultant Mark […]

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Barton County works out a deal to recycle asphalt shingles »

Asphalt Shingles

The Barton County Landfill receives between 1,500 and 2,000 tons of shingles per year. As asphalt shingles are primarily composed of oil, paving contractors frequently use ground shingles in their asphalt mix. Landfill Director Phil Hathcock says each shingle contains approximately 20 percent asphalt. Hathcock says several of the conferences he went to last year […]

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Great Bend man hospitalized after Interstate 70 accident »


DICKINSON COUNTY– A Great Bend man was injured in an accident just after 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday in Dickinson County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2008 Honda Civic driven by Antonio Quiroz-Hernandez, 48, Great Bend, was eastbound on Interstate 70 just west of Mink Road. The vehicle was following a and rear-ended a 2014 […]

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KU-based physician spending more time caring for St. Rose patients »

Jimmy Mbogori, M.D.

A Great Bend Internists (GBI) physician has been devoting one week a month to his patients for several years but recently doubled his commitment to St. Rose Health Center. GBI is part of the St. Rose family. Jimmy Mbogori, M.D., is now seeing patients two weeks a month on the newly remodeled second floor at St. Rose. His […]

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Cop Shop (7/28) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (7/28) Burglary /  Not in Progress At 7:30 a.m. Mike with Road & Bridge at 83 S. Washington Avenue reported someone tried to break into their asphalt plant. Fraud At 10:08 a.m. Dolores Demel at 1008 NE 160 Road reported she received a call from IRS saying they were […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (7/28) »


BOOKED: Ralph Tuey of Great Bend on Reno County District warrant for contempt, bond set in lieu of $731.50 cash only. BOOKED: Miles Jackson of Great Bend on Barton County District Court case for criminal threat, bond is $5,000.00 C/S. Barton County District Court case for aggravated battery and obstruction, bond is $20,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: […]

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