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Camp Hope makes it official, moving camp to Barton College »

Camp Hope

After the fire burned down the Conference Center at Camp Aldrich 12 days ago, plans were put in motion to find new locations for upcoming events on the grounds Northeast of Great Bend. A big concern was the location for Camp Hope. Camp Hope, the camp held for kids battling cancer, called Camp Aldrich its […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (4/22) »


BOOKED: Matthew Cooley of Great Bend on a Great Bend Municipal Court case for criminal trespass. Bond is set in lieu of $500.00 C/S or 48 hour OR bond. BOOKED: Roxanne Allende of Great Bend on a Great Bend Municipal Court case for batter/DV in lieu of $1,000.00 C/S or 48 hour OR bond. BOOKED: […]

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Bikers of Central Kansas donates to GBHH&H »

Danny Riggs presents a $700 check to Donita Wolf, director of St.

Rose’s Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice, while Lori Grauer, left, and Annette 

Schremmer look on. The three joining Wolf represent the Bikers of Central 

Kansas, who raised money for GBHH&H at their recent Chili Challenge.

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The Crest Theatre presents a film directed by Great Bend native »


Great Bend High School Alum, Nicholas Barton wrote and directed the feature film “WICHITA,” a 107-minute Thriller/Western which will be debuting at the Crest Theatre on Friday, May 2nd in downtown Great Bend. All seats are general admission for $10 and will be available at the door. Doors open at 6:00pm and the film will start at […]

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Triangular series between Great Bend, Scott City, and TMP Marian »

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Great Bend Panther Baseball Great Bend Panthers Game 1 – 12 -Win Game 2 – 3 – Win Scott City Game 1 – 3 – loss TMP Marian Game 2 – 2 – Loss

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Larned VS. Hoisington (Softball) »

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Click here for: Larned Softball Game Wrap Larned High School Softball Game #1 Larned – 5 Hoisington – 1 Game #2 Hoisington – 2 Larned – 1

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Barton Commissioner, Cates, dies in plane crash »


Garfield-  8:30 p.m. UPDATE  The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating a Tuesday afternoon crop duster plane crash. The pilot, identified as Barton County Commissioner Don Cates was killed. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports the Fixed-Wing, Single-Engine Airplane flown by  Donald E. Cates, 67, Claflin, was Northwest of Garfield flying Southeast when it hit a power […]

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Barton County Solid Waste Management revises rates and plan »


Each year the Solid Waste Management Planning Committee has to review the management plan. Barton County evaluated the county’s plan and recommended a couple of inclusions. Mark Witt, Landfill Manager, says the first change has to deal with current disposal fees. (Click the audio link below) Mark Witt Audio The second addition dealt with the […]

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Man seeks to hide ‘murder’ tattoo before trial »


GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word “murder” across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to remove or cover it up. Prosecutors say they aren’t opposed to Jeffrey Chapman covering his […]

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Barton County Commission retains membership with KCCA »

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  The Barton County Commission has received an invoice for the 2014 dues for the Kansas County Commissioners Association. The organization is comprised of the commissioners serving the 105 counties of Kansas. County Administrator, Richard Boeckman, explained getting advice at the conference coming up in May is the main benefit to joining. (Click the audio […]

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