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Great Bend in the early stages of improving Stone Lake »

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The Great Bend City Council enjoys their goal sessions. These sessions give council members a more informal setting to discuss items they have noticed and where improvement needs to happen. At the last goals session, the city council determined they wanted to see upgrades and advancements in Great Bend’s current venues. City Administrator Howard Partington […]

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Cop Shop (7/29) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (7/29) Non Injury Accident At 6:34 a.m. Richard McIntyre at SE 60 Avenue & 56 Highway reported an accident with a deer. At 11:50 a.m. Nichole Jeffrey at 180th & Michaelis reported an accident near the Cross Plains Cemetery on Susank. At 11:59 a.m. Angela Hawkins at 198 N. […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (7/29) »


BOOKED: Zachery Gaddis of Great Bend on Barton County District Court case for felony obstruction, possession of methamphetamine, theft-possession of stolen gun, bond is set in lieu of $10,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: Andrew Tucker of Ellinwood on Barton County District Court serve sentence. BOOKED: Benjamin Delgadillo of Great Bend on Stafford County District Court serve sentence. […]

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Suspicious package causes evacuation of the Pratt Co. Courthouse »


PRATT – Law enforcement officials in Pratt County were investigating a suspicious package on one of the floors of the courthouse Tuesday afternoon. A courthouse employee notified the Sheriff’s Office. In a media release, the Sheriff’s office reported they followed their protocol, the courthouse was evacuated, and the Kansas Highway Patrol bomb squad was notified. […]

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Northern Natural Gas explains their layout of pipelines in Barton County »

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Northern Natural Gas Company owns and operates the largest interstate natural gas pipeline system in the United States. Northern’s pipeline stretches across 11 states and reaches Barton County. The office in Bushton took time this week to inform county commissioners on the layout of their pipeline. Senior O&M Technician Greg Alexander said none of the […]

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Trial delayed for Great Bend man charged with involuntary manslaughter »

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William Baker was charged on a Barton County District Court warrant for two counts of involuntary manslaughter nearly two months ago and was set to stand trial Wednesday morning. The trial date was pushed back for unknown reasons and will be rescheduled for a later date. Baker’s trailer detached on 10th Street in Great Bend […]

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St. Rose Health Center moving forward with debris removal »

St. Rose Health Center

Footings were poured last week for the new front door at St. Rose Health Center in Great Bend. As the old remnants of the circular towers get removed, new features are added. St. Rose brought in a new MRI machine last week through the north side of the building. St. Rose corporate health consultant Mark […]

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Barton County works out a deal to recycle asphalt shingles »

Asphalt Shingles

The Barton County Landfill receives between 1,500 and 2,000 tons of shingles per year. As asphalt shingles are primarily composed of oil, paving contractors frequently use ground shingles in their asphalt mix. Landfill Director Phil Hathcock says each shingle contains approximately 20 percent asphalt. Hathcock says several of the conferences he went to last year […]

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Great Bend man hospitalized after Interstate 70 accident »


DICKINSON COUNTY– A Great Bend man was injured in an accident just after 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday in Dickinson County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2008 Honda Civic driven by Antonio Quiroz-Hernandez, 48, Great Bend, was eastbound on Interstate 70 just west of Mink Road. The vehicle was following a and rear-ended a 2014 […]

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KU-based physician spending more time caring for St. Rose patients »

Jimmy Mbogori, M.D.

A Great Bend Internists (GBI) physician has been devoting one week a month to his patients for several years but recently doubled his commitment to St. Rose Health Center. GBI is part of the St. Rose family. Jimmy Mbogori, M.D., is now seeing patients two weeks a month on the newly remodeled second floor at St. Rose. His […]

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