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New Administrator for Pawnee Valley Community Hospital »


John Hughes has been named as the new Administrator for Pawnee Valley Community Hospital. Hughes will begin his duties as hospital administrator on January 5, 2015. Originally from North Carolina, Hughes is currently serving as the Hospital Administrator at Ellinwood District Hospital, Ellinwood, Kansas. He has nineteen years experience in healthcare and his management style […]

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Friday Weather »

The coldest air of the Fall season so far is expected to overspread the area Friday night. This will result in a hard freeze with lows in the 20s by early Saturday morning. The sub-freezing air will kill temperature-sensitive plants and vegetation if left unprotected.

Friday Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 47. East northeast wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Friday Night Widespread frost after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 27. East wind 8 to 10 mph. Saturday Widespread frost before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with […]

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Thursday High School Scores-Friday Schedule »


Week 9 High School Football Scores (THURSDAY) Hoisington 54 Lyons 13 Ellsworth 57 Sterling 30 Norton 42 TMP 6 Beloit 58 Russell 20 Area 8-Man Teams Canton-Galva 48 Ellinwood 44 Central Plains 60 Goessel 6 Victoria 50 Otis-Bison 0 Pratt-Skyline 48, St. John 0 Kiowa County 60, Macksville 0 Ness City 50 Hodgeman County 48 Little River 46 Solomon 0 South […]

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Three arrested in Great Bend burglaries »

Kyle Dreiling

  Over the course of the last several days, Sheriff’s officers have been investigating a series of burglaries in Barton County that culminated in several arrests and the execution of a search warrant yesterday afternoon October 28, 2014. On October 24 at about 6:30 a.m., Sheriff’s officers were alerted to suspicious activity near several salvage […]

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Cop Shop (10/28) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (10/28) Non Injury Accident At 6:44 a.m. Robin Lies at the 900 block of Barton County Road reported a vehicle versus deer accident. At 7:11 a.m. Jim Coggins at NW 110 Avenue & K-96 Highway reported an open line. Sounds like someone has flashers or blinkers going off. No […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (10/28) »


BOOKED: Karen Parsons of Goddard on Barton County District Court case for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, DUI, illegal transportation of an open container, driving against restrictions of license, driving left of center, and lane straddling. Bond is $10,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: Joseph Dannebohm of Ellinwood on Ellinwood Municipal Court case for domestic battery. Bond […]

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Three arrested, further arrests pending in Great Bend drug bust »


On Monday, October 27, at approximately 8 p.m., the Great Bend Police Department assisted by the Barton County Sheriff’s Office arrested three subjects for sale of marijuana in the area of McArthur Lake. In excess of one pound of marijuana was located at the scene. Marijuana estimated value in excess of $4,000.00. A fourth known […]

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Cop Shop (10/27) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (10/27) Theft At 11:17 a.m. John Wrench at 51 McKinley Street reported a truck was stolen. Non Injury Accident At 3:13 p.m. Dawn Sandon at 150 SW 40 Avenue reported that something large came through the property and tore down power lines. Burglary / In Progress At 8:51 p.m. […]

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GBRC – Stop ‘N Learn: Creepy Crawly »

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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop ‘N Learn Session titled, “Creepy Crawly” on Wednesday, October 29th, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm at the Great Bend Activity Center (2715 18th).  This program will also be held Friday, October 31st, at the Sr. Center (2005 Kansas Ave.) starting at 1:00 pm.  Why do some animals […]

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