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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (8/28) »


BOOKED: Eric Reed of Great Bend on Barton County District Court case for DWS and illegal tags. Bond is set in lieu of $1,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: Eric Reed of Great Bend on a Great Bend Municipal Court warrant for contempt of court with no bond. RELEASED: Andrew Taylor of Great Bend on Great Bend Municipal […]

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Brief tornado flips tractors in Russell County »


MILBEGER, Kan- The National Weather Service reported a brief rope tornado touched down near Milberger in Russell County at approximately 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The storm flipped tractors and broke windows, the Wichita office of the NWS reported. “I saw the tornado north of town. I’ve spoken to several farmers who said they followed it for […]

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Check out the Labor Day weekend gas pump prices »

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Need to fill up for the Labor Day weekend? Here are the latest pump prices around town. Area Average : $3.271 Last Week: $3.273 Last Month: $3.458 6 Months Ago: $3.225 Last Year: $3.521 Average Cost To Fuel A Vehicle With a 15 Gallon Tank: $49.07 Last Week: $49.10 Last Month: $51.87 6 Months Ago: […]

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4th Annual Community Coat Re-Distribution starts next week »


The 4th Annual Community Coat Re-Distribution will be firing up September 1. The main drive behind this idea is to collect as many coats as possible and then distribute them to those that are in need of a coat for the upcoming winter. Carla Esmiller is one of the members in charge of the event. Carla […]

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Clara Barton Hospital keeps chugging along on expansion »


$1.4 million can make a big difference in a number of projects. Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington is hoping that money will provide efficient and modern health care to meet the expectations their patients and staff deserve. Michelle Moshier, the Executive Director of the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, says progress on the 5,577 square feet […]

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Draft of Hazard Mitigation Plan available for comment »

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Interested Barton County citizens are invited to review the Final Draft of the Region E Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan until September 4, 2014.  Comments on the document are welcomed and individuals should go to the Barton County website to view the proposed plan.  Participation by citizens is an important element in the development of emergency […]

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Ground broken for new Midwest Energy solar array »


COLBY, Kan. — Midwest Energy and Clean Energy Collective broke ground on their 3,960-panel, 1 megawatt community solar array Thursday morning north of Colby. Midwest Energy President and General Manager Earnie Lehman told those assembled the array is being built in response to member demand for a solar option, and would be a capstone of […]

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GED Orientation classes starting »

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Barton Community College’s Center for Adult Education will soon be starting its 9-week GED Preparation Class. The orientation session, which is a prerequisite for the course, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 2-5 at 1025 Main St. in Great Bend. Those interested can call ahead or arrive on the first day […]

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St. Rose announces upcoming major re-construction, remodeling plans »

CUTLINE: The Medical Office Building will be converted into the main St. Rose


Structural and other changes at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center will result in a more convenient and modernized facility that will continue to house current and new services, Senior Vice President Leanne Irsik said. Re-construction and remodeling will begin this fall. The main building, which opened 50 years ago, will be razed, as will […]

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Cop Shop (8/27) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (8/27) Shots Fired At 6:11 p.m. a report was made at 81 S. Highway 281 of a lot of shots fired. Could hear them while fishing at Cheyenne Sportsman Club. Non Injury Accident At 9:40 p.m. Kierra Colepepper at NE K-156 Highway & NE 40 Road reported her hood […]

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