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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (4/3) »


BOOKED: Damon Stevenson of Macksville on Stafford County District Court case for possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia. Bond is set in lieu of $2,500.00 C/S. BOOKED: John Randall of Great Bend on Barton County District warrant for probation violation. No bond. BOOKED: Allison Jones of Great Bend on a Barton County District Court […]

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Gas prices are down. Check out the pump prices around town. »


Need a tank of gas for the weekend? Here are the latest pump prices around Great Bend. Area Average : $3.388 Last Week: $3.395 Last Month: $3.287 6 Months Ago: $3.396 Last Year: $3.470 Average Cost To Fuel A Vehicle With a 15 Gallon Tank: $50.82 Last Week: $50.93 Last Month: $49.31 6 Months Ago: $50.94 Last Year: $52.05 Station Address Reg Dsl Services ZIP SERVICE 5 Unbranded 1001 MAIN ST […]

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Gift will help protect Kansas wetland habitats »


GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — A foundation bearing the name of a businessman who helped establish the Cheyenne Bottoms Preserve in central Kansas has donated $100,000 to the state chapter of The Nature Conservancy. The organization said Thursday the $100,000 gift from the Charles Hulme Foundation will be used to protect and improve wetland habitats […]

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USD 428 teachers of the year: Post and Strickland »

Kayci Strickland with Great Bend High School Principal Tim Friess and USD 428 superintendent Tom Vernon

It was April Fool’s Day, but it certainly was no joke when Shelly Post and Kayci (Scott) Strickland learned that they have been named as USD 428 teachers of the year for the 2014-15 school year. Post, a 27-year veteran teacher at Helping Hands Preschool, and Strickland, a Great Bend High School English teacher in her eighth […]

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Dean Akings announces candidacy for Barton County Commission »


Dean Akings of Great Bend is willing to turn in his police badge for a seat on the Barton County Commission. Akings, who has been Great Bend’s police chief since 1983, has announced he is seeking the position of District 5 county commissioner. This district extends approximately from Polk Street in Great Bend west to Dundee. “A few […]

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Cop Shop (4-2) »

cop shop

Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (4/2) Narcotics Violation At 12:50 a.m. there was a report of possible drug activity in room 200 at 3200 10th Street. Name on file is Christy Glenn, several people in the room. Traumatic Injuries At 11:43 a.m. Gayle Tiede at 1029 Grant Street reported a female in a wheelchair […]

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Rep. Huelskamp Announces Barton County Town Hall »


WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) released the schedule for his Barton County town hall. He is continuing the tradition of visiting each of the District’s 63 counties each year. So far, Representative Huelskamp has completed 221 town halls during his time in office. “Now more than ever before the voice of the American […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (4/2) »


BOOKED: Lindsay Davis-Ewing of Hays on Barton County District warrant for failure to appear, bond in lieu of $200.00 cash only or 48 hour OR. BOOKED: Joelle Lehman of Great Bend on a Russell County warrant for probation violation. Bond set in lieu of no bond. BOOKED: Steven Delgadillo of Great Bend on a Barton […]

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Great Bend native Joe Kramer is named 2014 Professional Conservation Champion »

Great Bend native Joe Kramer

PRATT ­– The Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV) recognized Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s Joe Kramer, Director of Fisheries and Wildlife Division, as one of two recipients of the 2014 North American Migratory Bird Joint Venture Conservation Champion Award. Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory was the other 2014 recipient. Each year, this award is […]

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Spring Expo $1,000 shopping spree winner »


from left to right are: Angela Campbell and Helen Combs from First Kansas Bank, Tom,

Carolyn, Marla Poppelreiter and Lois Demel representing Stueder Contractors, Inc. and

the Spring Expo.

Tom & Carolyn Humburg were the winners of the $1,000 shopping spree given away at the 20th Annual Central Kansas Spring Expo which was held March 29th -30th in Great Bend. They will be able to spend the $1,000 with any of the exhibitors participating in the Expo. First Kansas Bank and Stueder Contractors, Inc. sponsored the drawing.

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