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Are gas prices falling? Check out the latest pump prices around town »

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The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a “2” across much the country. Gasoline prices typically decline in autumn, and this year they’re getting a big push lower from falling global oil prices. By the end of the year, up to 30 states could have an average gasoline price of under […]

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2-1A KSHSAA State Baseball Tournament Back in Great Bend in 2015 »

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Great Bend, Ks – September 25, 2014.  Great Bend will be hosting the 2015 KSHSAA 2A-1A State Baseball Tournament at the Great Bend Sports Complex. The tournament is scheduled for May 28th-30th, 2015. The 2015 KSHSAA State Softball Tournament will return to Pratt for the 2-1A tournament. Today, the Great Bend Recreation Commission received the official notification […]

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Cop Shop (9/24) »

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Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (9/24) Fraud At 12:24 p.m. Wayne Stark at 188 S US 281 Highway reported a possible fraud from publisher’s clearing house. Non Injury Accident At 4:12 p.m. Sharon at 1201 N. Center Street reported a trolley hit the mirror on a parked car. At 8:18 p.m. Stan Ewy at […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (9/24) »

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BOOKED: Kevin Saunders of Great Bend on Great Bend Municipal case for driving while suspended and no proof of insurance, bond in lieu of $500.00 C/S. BOOKED: Derryc Werner of Ellinwood on Great Bend Municipal warrant for contempt of court, no bond must serve 360 days in jail. BOOKED: Joshua Michael Graves of Great Bend […]

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Sunflower Diversified selling lunch on four Wednesdays in October »

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On four of the five Wednesdays in October, the community can take a “Hump Day” break and let someone else do the cooking at lunchtime. This first-time fundraiser for Sunflower Diversified Services is a new addition to its annual Sunrise Campaign. All proceeds directly support infants, toddlers and adults with developmental disabilities and delays. The […]

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Dominican Sisters invite public to ASB closing ceremony »

From left to right: Sister Teresita Huse, Sister Celeste Albers,

Sister Eleanor Unrein and Sister Ancilla Schawe review a scrapbook from the 

Dominican School of Nursing. The school’s home was in the Allied Services 
Building, which will be razed.

The community will have a chance to “pray our goodbye” to the Allied Services Building (ASB) during a closing ceremony this weekend, said Sister Celeste Albers, worship director at the local Dominican Sisters Motherhouse. The event is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday in front of the ASB in the 3600 block of Broadway. It is […]

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No pep rally after the Homecoming Parade Friday »

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There will NOT be a pep rally at Jack Kilby Square following the Homecoming Parade on Friday, September 26. High school entries will return to the high school following the parade and all other entries will return to the parking lot on the west side of the Wetland Aquatic Park. Parents will need to pick […]

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Cop Shop (9/23) »

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Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (9/23) Fraud At 3:13 p.m. Gerald Mauler at 677 W. Barton County Road reported a possible phone scam. Burglary / Not in Progress At 7:44 p.m. Martin Sullivan at 4003 3rd Avenue reported things out of place at the residence, thinks someone has been in the house. Domestic At […]

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Russell Co. offices will close to mourn couple killed in accident »

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RUSSELL — Russell County offices, including the landfill, will be closed Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the funeral services of Bill and Delores Rabas, Russell. The couple was killed in a traffic accident Sept. 14 in Ellsworth County. Bill Rabas, 64, was a retired motor grader operator for the Russell County Highway […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (9/23) »

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BOOKED: Megan Wilson of Wichita on Barton County District Court warrant for failure to appear, no bond. BOOKED: Eric Ehster of Hoisington on RHDC warrant for probation violation, bond is set in lieu of $2,200.00 cash only. BOOKED: Hannah Herres of Great Bend on a Barton County District Court case for battery and battery/domestic violence. […]

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