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The City of Great Bend prepares Party in the Park »

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A full list of events has been scheduled again for this year’s Party in the Park on August 16th. The festivities at Veteran’s Lake in Great Bend will allow people of all ages to enjoy daylong activities. Christina Hayes, Great Bend Community Coordinator, says she is especially excited about the Tuff Enuff Obstacle Run. Christina […]

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GBRC Adult Open Tennis Tournament »

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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a USTA Adult Open Tennis Tournament on Saturday, July 26th, and Sunday, July 27th.  The tournament is open for anyone ages 18 and older. We will be offering the following singles and doubles divisions:  Mens Open, Mens 4.5, Mens 3.5, Women Open, Womens 4.5, Womens 3.5, Doubles […]

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Cop Shop (7/21) »

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Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (7/21) Domestic At 1:53 a.m. Debbie Kirkhart at 180 NE 30 Road reported a woman was not wearing any clothing walking toward the college up the hill. She walked in Chad Lagerman’s address to the east. She did knock and rang the doorbell several times but they did not […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (7/21) »


BOOKED: Margaret Frisbie of Claflin on a Barton County District Court case for DUI and driving left of center. Bond set at $1,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: Chad Lagerman of Great Bend on Barton County District Court case for battery DV, bond in lieu of $2,500.00 C/S. BOOKED: Elizabeth M. Martinez of Great Bend on Barton County […]

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Byway Photo Contest: 1st quarter winners »

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The Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the winners of the first quarter entries for the Focus on the Byway Photo Contest. “We were both surprised and delighted to receive over 100 entries for this first quarter”, said Cris Collier, President of the Great Bend Convention & Visitors Bureau.  “This contest […]

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Larned woman hospitalized after Monday evening accident »


GARDEN CITY- Two people were injured in an accident just after 9 p.m. on Monday in Finney County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2009 Nissan Versa driven by Lorraine Katherine Miller, 67, Larned was eastbound on Mary Street at U.S. 50 five miles north of U.S. 156 and failed to yield to the traffic […]

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Vandal opens oil stock tank, spills 188 barrels »

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Barton County authorities are looking for whoever opened the valves on an oil lease stock tank over the weekend and caused 188 barrels of oil to spill to the ground. Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir loss from the spill, which occurred between 1 p.m. Friday and 8:25 a.m. Saturday, resulted in a loss of more […]

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Great Bend’s housing construction delayed »

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The City of Great Bend desperately wants to build new housing but a delay in the water and sewer line installation has put a hiccup in the construction for the Amber Meadows and Prairie Rose Drive project. The City received a single bid from Nowak Construction from Goddard to install the lines near 24th and […]

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Barton County residents beat the rush…get kids updated on shots now »


The new school year is not far away and the Barton County Health Department is about to become a popular destination for parents wanting their children properly vaccinated. Janel Rose, Barton County Health Educator, says the bulk of the shots your child needs will come before the age of four. Janel Rose Audio The rest […]

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Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program sign-up »

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Any Barton County senior age 60 and older who qualifies, can apply and receive checks immediately from the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program at the Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market on Thursday, July 24, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Any senior resident who individually earns $1,800 gross income per month or less qualifies for the program ($21,590 […]

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