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County and city team up for repairs on 10th Street Bridge »

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Barton County has taken bids relating to the replacement of the approaches to the 10th Street Bridge over the flood control project west of the City of Great Bend. Originally, construction meant that the bridge would be closed and a detour would be set up. Great Bend’s City Administrator, Howard Partington, and Barton County’s Administrator […]

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Rosewood riders open horse show season in Lyons »

Rosewood horse show participant Josh Trimmer prepares to enter the Celebration Center in Lyons during the group’s first horse show performance of the season. Trimmer was among a dozen Rosewood horse riders to participate in the SCSHA horse show in late June.

A dozen riders from Rosewood Services began the horse-show season by competing June 20 and 21 at the South Central Stock Horse Association (SCSHA) horse show at the Celebration Center in Lyons. It was a strong outing for the group, as they recorded more than 31 top-three finishes, including 11 first-place ribbons. “Our riders performed […]

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Tourism road show slated for Great Bend »

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The Tourism Division of the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks, and Tourism is hitting the road to conduct a series of workshops across the state during the week of July 8th.   The state’s six tourism professional staff will begin their week with a workshop in Scott City on July 8th, Great Bend on July 9th, […]

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Kitchen Therapy continues success; next session scheduled at St. Rose »

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A Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA) official has noticed the growing success of one of its programs at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center and encourages even more local residents to join in. Brooke Groneman, director of outreach, noted that St. Rose is the first MCA member to offer the Cancer Center Kitchen Therapy program outside of Kansas City. These […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (7/3 – 7/6) »


7/3 BOOKED: Tyler Boeck of Hoisington on Barton County District Court case for possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, bond in lieu of $100,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: Joseph Wedgeworth of Great Bend on a Great Bend Municipal warrant for failure to appear, bond held for sentencing. BOOKED: Angie Gonzalez of Great Bend […]

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Barton Community College of significant value to region »


Barton Community College is one of the area’s largest employers. It’s a progressive, comprehensive community college with offerings ranging from art and traditional associate degree options to more than 25 industry-specific training programs like nursing, natural gas measurement and more. The college’s activities bring in money to the area, stimulate the local economy and it […]

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“Enrollment Days” to help Barton students prepare for school year »

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Barton Community College is hosting three “Enrollment Days” sessions to help students prepare for the upcoming school year at 1 p.m. on Wednesday July 9, 16 and 30.  Space is limited so students need to call (620) 792-9286 to sign up, or they can sign up online at bartonccc.edu/admission. Students will be able to do […]

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Great Bend traffic stop results in seized drugs »


On Thursday, 7/3/2014 at approximately 1:34 a.m. officers from the Great Bend Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the 3500 block of 10th Street for a traffic infraction. The Great Bend Police Department K-9 was called to the scene of the traffic stop and was walked around the vehicle. The K-9 indicated on the […]

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Cop Shop (7/2) »

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Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (7/2) Non Injury Accident At 5:00 a.m. Doug Kornegay at N US 281 Highway & NE 20 Road reported hitting a deer in a company vehicle. Injury Accident At 6:09 a.m. Nelson Adams at 165 Washington Avenue reported running into a culvert. Great Bend Police Department Service Log (7/2) […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (7/2) »


BOOKED: Maria Arana of Great Bend on Barton District warrant for failure to appear, bond set in lieu of $500.00 C/S. BOOKED: Savanna Bradshaw of Great Bedn on GBMC warrant for failure to appear. Bond is set in lieu of $1,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: Marco Acosta of Ulysess on a Barton County District warrant for failure […]

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