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Cop Shop (8/22 – 8/24) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (8/23) Non Injury Accident At 11:46 a.m. Buck Causey at the 300 block of NE 40 Avenue reported an empty vehicle on the east side of the ditch. Fire At 12:07 p.m. Heidi at SW 30 Road and SW 10 Avenue reported a grass fire picking up. 8/24 At […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (8/22 – 2/24) »


8/22 BOOKED: Anthony Verduzco-Gonzalez of Sterling on Barton County District Court case for serve sentence. BOOKED: Jeseph Villarreal of Great Bend on warrant for failure to appear from Great Bend Municipal Court. Bond set in lieu of $1,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: Wendell Akins of Ellinwood on Central Kansas Community Corrections order for serve sentence. BOOKED: Grayland […]

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4 teens involved in rollover accident UPDATE »


RUSSELL — Four teenagers were involved in an accident just after 10:30 p.m. Sunday in Russell County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2005 Ford Mustang driven by Dalton Lee Keller, 17, Russell, was southbound on 180th Street, approximately 11 miles north of Russell. The driver lost control of the vehicle, and it entered the […]

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Larned still in the planning stage for their downtown revitalization »

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A week and a half ago the City of Larned instigated a downtown revitalization meeting to hear business owners and town members’ thoughts and ideas on how to spruce up the downtown business district. Rita Kurtz, who organized the meeting at the Larned Area Chamber of Commerce, says there were many good ideas pitched. Rita Kurtz […]

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Pawnee Valley Community Hospital develops new endowment »


Earlier this month the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Foundation took a step to ensure they will be able to continue to provide quality healthcare to residents in Pawnee County. Linda Henderson, PVCH Foundation Director, says the Foundation announced the establishment of a new endowment to support their healthcare facilities. Linda Henderson Audio Larned’s Lewis Young […]

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State mulls easing protection of snake species »


  GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — State officials are considering easing regulatory protection of a nonvenomous snake. The Hutchinson News reports that the redbelly snake is a short, reclusive snake found in northeast Kansas. Some Johnson County officials have complained that its designation as a threatened species has held up developments. When a species is listed […]

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Budget Hearing highlights Monday’s Commission meeting »

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BOARD OF BARTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Budget Hearing and Agenda Meeting Monday, August 25, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. until Close BUDGET HEARING 9:00 a.m. BUDGET HEARING – This Budget Hearing has been scheduled for the purpose of reviewing the proposed 2015 Operating Budget for Barton County. BUDGET HEARING: 2015 Operating Budget: -Elected officials, Department Heads and […]

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Barton Silver Cougar Club to offer History course »


Barton History Instructor Linda McCaffery will teach a course via Barton’s Silver Cougar Club titled “From Idealism to Disaster; 1920-1950,” 1:30-3:30 p.m. each Tuesday from September 2 through October 28 in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. The course will explore the United States in the two decades following World War I.  The events […]

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Barton Community College hosting “Exploring the Internet” course »


The Internet is an amazing invention, and it is a part of almost anything and everything in some way or the other.  Barton Community College is offering a course to help people become more familiar with some of the basics of exploring this vast network of information from 1-4 p.m. every Wednesday, Sept. 10 – […]

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Cop Shop (8/21) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (8/21) Injury Accident At 7:56 a.m. Mary Lightfoot at 41 SW 130 Avenue reported a one-vehicle accident involving a light pole. Non Injury Accident At 8:36 p.m. Mack Schneider at NW 10 Road & NW 140 Avenue reported an accident with a deer. At 10:37 p.m. Bruce Sutton at […]

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