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Friday Weather »

A nice warming trend will be in store for the region from Friday through the middle of next week. Daytime highs will actually rise above normal which will be a welcome change across the area.

Friday Sunny, with a high near 64. West wind around 9 mph. Friday Night Clear, with a low around 28. West wind around 9 mph. Saturday Sunny, with a high near 63. West northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 29. […]

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Cop Shop (3/4) »

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Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (3/4) Theft At 1:16 a.m. Jay L. Krier at 1845 NE 130 Avenue reported theft of guns from his residence. 3/5 Injury Accident At 12:17 a.m. Rachel Nieman at Winterset Lane & 197th Street reported a rollover accident. Stated she has neck and head pain but does need EMS. […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (3/4) »

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BOOKED: Frank Shanks of Great Bend on a Great Bend Municipal Court serve sentence. BOOKED: Sydney Perez of Larned on a Great Bend Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear, bond in lieu of $500.00 C/S. BOOKED: Grayland James of Great Bend on Great Bend Municipal warrant for contempt, no bond. BOOKED: Bonnie Kuhn of […]

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FHSU top rankings on websites draw potential students »

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FHSU UNIVERSITY RELATIONS Online education and affordability are becoming distinguishing details for Fort Hays State University’s Virtual College. Recently, FHSU has been put among the top rankings among various websites that potential students use to make informed decisions. BestColleges.com ranked FHSU No. 8 in its category of Online Management Programs, citing FHSU’s Bachelor of Science […]

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Wednesday Sub-State Scores; Thursday-Friday Schedule »

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Area basketball Sub-State Schedule WEDNESDAY 5A Newton Sub-State – Girls Newton 69 Great Bend 58 THURSDAY 5A Newton Sub-State – Boys Great Bend (2-18) @ Maize South (18-2) 7pm 4A Larned Sub-State – Boys Pratt (11-9) vs Holcomb (19-1) 6pm Hugoton (13-6) vs Larned (14-6) 3A Hesston Sub-State – Girls Lyons (18-3) vs Sterling (17-4) […]

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Great Bend will attack algae problem at Vet’s Lake with a heavy dose of alum »

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A year ago, the City of Great Bend hired the services of CH2M Hill to devise a plan to eliminate the algae problem at Veterans Memorial Lake. The City has had an ongoing battle with the large population of Canadian geese calling the lake home and leaving phosphorus in the water from their feces. Great […]

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Almost Home observes first year; family expresses gratitude »

Jim Thurman, Almost Home resident, and his daughter, Marisa Struckhoff, spend time together.

Marisa Struckhoff and her four siblings were like a lot of adult children – holding their breath while searching for an answer to an aging parent’s physical and emotional decline. But Jim Thurman’s kids were finally able to exhale when they found Almost Home, 1919 Van Buren. The non-profit entity, which offers residential, caregiver-respite and […]

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Kansas Senate panel approves bill to rewrite lobbying laws »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Lobbyists in Kansas would be required to report payments they receive from government agencies to finance efforts to influence state officials under a bill approved by a legislative committee. The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee endorsed the measure on a voice vote Wednesday. It goes next to the full Senate for […]

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Barton County will charge the City of Great Bend more for jail bookings »

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Kansas law states that cities committing prisoners to the County jail will provide for the payment to the County to house their prisoners. The City of Great Bend closed their jail in 1972. After they did so, the City turned all their bookings over to the County jail. Since 1972, Great Bend has been paying […]

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Commissioners get into long debate with bidders over proposal wording »

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Barton County Commissioners received a long discussion Monday morning regarding the bid process for a new heating and air conditioning system at the Road and Bridge Department. The County accepted bids for the replacement projects in early February and received four bids. Rube’s Incorporated entered the low bid for the project at $42,584. The specifications […]

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