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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (6/19 – 6/21) »


6/19 BOOKED: Savanna Bradshaw of Great Bend on two Great Bend Municipal warrants for failure to appear, she must serve 30 days for each. BOOKED: Hernan Montez of Great Bend for serve sentence. BOOKED: Brandon Eggleston of Great Bend on GBMC warrant for failure to appear, bond is set in lieu of $1,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: […]

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1 hospitalized after Cadillac goes airborne, rolls near Hays UPDATE »


HAYS – A Kansas man was injured in an accident just before 4:30 a.m. on Monday in Ellis County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1999 Cadillac passenger vehicle driven by Darnell Eugene Collins Jr., Wichita, was westbound on Interstate 70 three miles east of Hays. The vehicle traveled into the median, hit a cross […]

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Do thieves prey on the obits; one Great Bend resident warns citizens »


So many times when you know you are going to be away from your home for vacation or business you will make sure someone checks on your house. Some crooks are getting smarter when it comes to choosing which houses they burglarize. Thieves might check Facebook to see if a family is going on vacation […]

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Great Bend fireworks display is on for 4th of July »


After the City of Great Bend decided to stop funding a fireworks display on the 4th of July years ago, Mike Cargill and Jim Mayberry spearheaded the fundraising campaign. Great Bend went without a fireworks show for a few years before Sunflower Diversified Services stepped in to help. Although Sunflower does not actually host or […]

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More than 100 participate in Rosewood’s “Kids Day at the Ranch” »

Rosewood Ranch manager Eric Hammond directs his horse-drawn wagon along country roads during “Kid’s Day at the Ranch” on June 13. Wagon rides were just one of many activities available to children during the three-hour annual event.

Rosewood Ranch was a happening place Saturday, June 13th as dozens of energetic children were involved in fun ranch activities. The children and their families participated in the fifth annual “Kids Day at the Ranch,” presented by Rosewood Services. Rosewood Ranch, located five miles north of Pawnee Rock, provides year-round therapeutic horse riding for children […]

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Monday Barton County Commission Meeting Agenda »

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BOARD OF BARTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Canvass Monday, June 22, 2015 — 8:30 a.m. Until Close The County Commission will meet as the Board of County Canvassers on Monday, June 22, 2015, at 8:30 am in the Office of the County Clerk. At that time, they will canvass ballots from June 16, 2015 Unified School District […]

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2 hospitalized after pickups collide in Ness Co. »


RANSOM- Two people were injured in an accident just before 11 p.m.on Friday in Ness County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2013 Ford F150 driven by Scott W. Barton, Fairhope, AL., was westbound on Kansas 4 one mile east of Ransom. The vehicle failed to yield to a 2005 Chevy Silverado that was southbound […]

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Tower bricks available; costs to save building prohibitive »

Free bricks from the circular towers’ demolition are available to the public.

St. Rose Health Center has been getting many requests for bricks that could serve as mementos of the 51-year-old circular towers that are currently being razed. The free bricks are now available at the corner of Polk and Forest, on the old parking lot just outside the construction fence. “People who want a keepsake of the structure are […]

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Great Bend Airfest brings warbird ride opportunities »


The Great Bend Airfest is official scheduled for September 18-20, 2015. As plans and schedules are being finalized, Airport Manager Martin Miller announces early reservation opportunities for those interested in vintage warbird rides during the show.  The 2015 Airfest will include 17 different warbirds, and six of these will be offering rides to the public.  […]

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Dodge City lifts fireworks ban, Barton County considering it »


DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Welcome rains in western Kansas will mean the return of fireworks to Dodge City and perhaps Barton County as well. The Dodge City Commission agreed this week to allow the discharge of fireworks in Dodge City on July 3-5 on private property, between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m. Fireworks are […]

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