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Three hospitalized after Stafford County rear-end collision »


SYLVIA, Kan- Three people were hospitalized after a rear-end collision on Wednesday afternoon in Stafford County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1988 Mazda pickup driven by Dale R. Eisenhour, 53, Stafford, was making a left turn on Southeast 140th Avenue four miles west of Sylvia and was rear ended by a 2004 Pontiac Grand […]

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Great Bend infusing more technology into school district »


Times have changed. It used to be if you studied a subject in school you received a textbook for that class. The Great Bend school district now faces questions every year whether or not to buy tangible books for new curriculum or get the online version. USD 428 has been careful to keep up with […]

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Officials win Tuesday battle in the war on drugs in Great Bend (AUDIO) »

Amy Sneath

Great Bend and Barton County’s push to clean up the drug use and distribution in the area took another step forward Tuesday night. Around 6 p.m. the Great Bend Police Department executed a narcotic search warrant at 2421 6th Street. Hernan Montez was booked with multiple drug charges. Lieutenant David Bailey says their leads finally […]

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Larned searching for ways to revitalize downtown »

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Like many towns in Kansas, the City of Larned has been looking for ways to liven up their downtown area. Lauren Long, Executive Director at the Larned Area Chamber of Commerce, says the town has played around with the possibility of applying for grants to help revitalize downtown. Lauren Long Audio A downtown revitalization meeting […]

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Barton Community College Library to host “Librarypalooza” event »


The Barton Community College library will host “Librarypalooza” from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 in the Barton Library. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet library staff, try out iPad minis and more at the “Technology Petting Zoo” and learn about library resources, services and recent additions. There will be prize drawings, welcome kits for […]

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Shafer Art Gallery to showcase Barton’s faculty and staff »

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Each year, the Barton Community College faculty and staff get to strut their artistic talents in the Shafer Art Gallery’s “FacultyStaffFriendsAcquaintancesandSomeFolksWeHardlyKnow” exhibit like professional artists, complete with a full-blown reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, August 22.  The show will also include exhibits from Esther Maher, which will feature a variety of prints, paintings and ceramics, […]

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Barton Community College announces spring 2014 graduates »

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Barton Community College has announced its list of graduates who earned associate degrees and those who earned certificates for career training during the spring semester of 2014. Andover Mackenzie Orchard, A.S. Beloit Zachry Brummer, A.A. Richard English, A.A.S. Shani Jennings, A.A.S. Brookville Jessica Merrill, A.A. Chapman Spencer Anderson, A.S. Elizabeth Bell, A.S. Sarah Bryan, A.A.S. […]

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Cop Shop (8/12) »

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Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (8/12) Non Injury Accident At 6:39 a.m. Tim Casey at 319 SE 20 Avenue reported a vehicle rollover. Will need a wrecker. Great Bend Police Department Service Log (8/12) Theft At 10:30 a.m. Walmart at 3503 10th Street reported an unknown subject stealing several items. Emergency Road Repair At […]

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Multiple drug arrests made in Great Bend Tuesday »

Greg Becker

On Tuesday, August 12, at approximately 6:00 p.m. the Great Bend Police Department, Barton County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kansas Highway Patrol executed narcotic search warrants at 2421 6th Street and 520 Odell in Great Bend. Narcotics were located at 2421 6th by GBPD personnel and one arrest was made. BTSO executed the search warrant […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (8/12) »


BOOKED: Jessica Owen of Great Bend on Barton County District Court case for possession with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of distribute paraphernalia, possession of prescription only drug with intent, and no drug stamp. Stamp is set in lieu of $100,000.00 C/S bond. BOOKED: Christina Chapman of Great Bend […]

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