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Hays man involved in school lockdown in possession of loaded gun »


By KARI BLURTON Hays Post A 53-year-old Hays man is facing charges of criminal threat and criminal use of a weapon after leading the Hays Police Department on a pursuit that ended at the roadway entrance to the Thomas More Prep-Marian campus Thursday morning. According to Chief Don Scheibler of the Hays Police Department, officers […]

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Monday’s Barton County Commission Meeting Agenda »

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BOARD OF BARTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Agenda Meeting, Monday, August 18, 2014 9:00 a.m. Until Close I. OPENING BUSINESS: A. Call Meeting to Order. B. Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. C. Consider Approval of the Agenda. D. Consider Minutes of the August 4, 2014. Minutes of the August 11, 2014, Regular Meeting, will not be […]

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Check out the latest gas pump prices around Great Bend »

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Need a tank of gas for the weekend? Here are the latest gas pump prices around Great Bend Area Average : $3.342 Last Week: $3.466 Last Month: $3.461 6 Months Ago: $3.141 Last Year: $3.482 Average Cost To Fuel A Vehicle With a 15 Gallon Tank: $50.13 Last Week: $52.00 Last Month: $51.91 6 Months […]

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Hoisington man hospitalized after Rice Co. rollover accident »


BUSHTON, Kan- A Hoisington man was injured in an accident just after 10 p.m. Thursday in Rice County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1998 Ford SUV driven by Nicholas L. Curtice, 32, was eastbound on Kansas 4 two miles west of Bushton when it crossed the centerline and entered the north ditch. The driver […]

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Camp Aldrich Dining Hall demolition begins »

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Roach Dirt Services begins demolition on the remnants of the Camp Aldrich Dining Hall, which burned down on April 12. Barton Community College, which operates the camp, intends to have a new facility finished by summer of 2015. Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman said though it’s sad to lose a building with so much history and […]

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Near closure for Great Bend family involved in a hate crime last week »


Early last week an African American family on Adams Street in Great Bend woke up to find the words ‘I hate blacks’, the ‘N’ word, and a swastika written in car chalk on the windows of their vehicle. The Great Bend Police Department treated the incident as a hate crime. According to Lieutenant David Bailey with […]

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Cop Shop (8/13) »

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Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (8/13) Theft At 7:48 a.m. Gerald Donovan at 32 NW 60 Road reported two step ways that cover over the tank batteries were stolen. Non Injury Accident At 11:13 a.m. Vincent Bruno at SW 30 Road & SW 110 Avenue reported a rock from a county gravel truck hit […]

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Great Bend man sentenced for fatal wrong-way accident »


By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT A Great Bend man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for causing an accident that claimed the life of an Ellis County man. Cameron Wade Williams was sentenced to 41 months in prison Wednesday after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter/driving under the influence in the September 2013 wrong-way […]

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Orman will be in Great Bend Friday; says voters are frustrated »


By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post As an Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate, Greg Orman faces the challenge of introducing himself to Kansas voters on top of running against Republican incumbent Pat Roberts and Shawnee County District Attorney and Democratic candidate Chad Taylor. Orman is in the middle of an 18-city bus tour across Kansas […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (8/13) »


BOOKED: Silberio Garcia of Great Bend on Great Bend Municipal case of battery DV. Bond set in lieu of $1,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: Johnathon Powell of Great Bend on BTDC warrant for theft and criminal trespass. Bond set in lieu of $2,500.00 C/S. BOOKED: Brock Ryan of Great Bend on a Barton County District Court warrant […]

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