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Great Bend teachers experiencing problems with state assessments »


State assessments in the Great Bend school district are in full swing, and have been for a few weeks. Many school districts in the state of Kansas are juggling with the best way to test students. With many systems being considered, USD 428 Director of Curriculum, John Popp, says Great Bend schools are going with […]

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Barton County shells out nearly $30,000 on software updates »


If you have software there’s a good chance you will have to update or switch it at some point. Barton County is getting more comfortable with the Computer Information Concepts software, known as CIC. The county currently uses the software for limited computer functions, but as County Administrator Richard Boeckman points out, it would be […]

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More money pours into Veterans Memorial »


Checks continue to roll in for the Veterans Memorial at Golden Belt Memorial Park in Great Bend. Monday morning Barton County Commissioners received a $500 check from the Crime Stoppers Board for the fund. Commission Chairman, Kenny Schremmer, talks about the support the fund is receiving. (Click the audio link below) Kenny Schremmer Audio The board […]

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St. John man injured in Edwards County crash »


BELPRE, Kan- A Kansas man was injured in an icy head on crash in Edwards County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Luke A. Snyder, 30, St. John was west bound on U50 on Monday at 7:10 a.m. The vehicle hit an icy snow packed section, skidded out of […]

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New update on Camp Aldrich says fire was accidental »

Fire 2

The investigation continues involving the fire at Camp Aldrich this past Saturday. The blaze took place in the dining hall of the Conference Center. Doug Hubbard, Claflin Fire Chief, says his crew could see the flames from town when they responded to the fire at 5:30 Saturday morning. (Click the audio link below) Doug Hubbard […]

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St. Rose therapist offers advice at next Parkinson’s meeting »

CUTLINE: Alesia Schneweis, left, St. Rose Rehab Services physical therapist,

demonstrates to co-worker Stacy Denning an exercise that will be explained at 

the next Parkinson’s Support Group meeting.

The simple exercises that will be demonstrated at the next Parkinson’s Support Group meeting could help with everything from walking to reaching for an item on a shelf. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center’s St. Dominic Room. It is free and open to Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers, […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (4/10 – 4/13) »


4/10 BOOKED: Aaron L. Harter of Mcpherson on Salina Municipal case for failure to appear. Bond set in lieu of $195.00 cash only bond. BOOKED: Robert Nichols of Hutchinson on Barton County District case for hold for sentencing. BOOKED: Amber Shuler of Great Bend for serve sentence through Great Bend Municipal. BOOKED: Dawn Nuss of […]

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Wild Goose Chase at KWEC scheduled for April 26 »


Early Registration Deadline Extended for Wild Goose Chase 5k/3k Fun Run The Kansas Wetlands Education Center, in partnership with Eagle Communications, is hosting the 2nd Wild Goose Chase 5k/3k Fun Run on Saturday, April 26 at Cheyenne Bottoms. Get your running shoes ready for the fastest, flattest 5k/3k race in Kansas. Check-in for the races begin at 7:30 a.m. […]

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Gym fire doesn’t stop La Crosse prom »


The community of Lacrosse rallied to replace the prom venue after a fire at the school gym early Saturday morning. The fire was reported early Saturday in the La Crosse High School’s gymnasium, which is where the prom was going to be held Saturday night. La Crosse schools superintendent Bill Keeley says the prom was […]

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Two injured in Pawnee County crash »


BURDETT, Kans-Two people were injured in a Saturday rear end crash in Pawnee County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1987 Chevy truck driven by Geoffrey Clyde Norris, 59, Burdette was traveling northbound on 345 Ave just north of Burdett. The vehicle was slowing to look for a field entrance and was rear ended by […]

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