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Driver hospitalized after concrete truck rolls near Hays »


HAYS  -A man was rescued this morning after an Ellis County Concrete truck rolled over north of Hays on 230th Avenue just after 9 a.m. According to Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Tod Hileman, early reports from the scene indicate the driver was turning left out of the business driveway, 1648 230th Ave., when the load […]

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Cop Shop (7/21) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (7/21) Fraud At 8:32 a.m. Dennis Burgardt at 214 SW 40 Avenue reported a customer gave him a counterfeit check. Theft At 9:10 a.m. Rex Burdett at 351 NW 50 Road reported he had several items stolen out of his garage. Criminal Threats At 1:15 p.m. Dawn Ramey at […]

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Kan. Congressional Delegation Wishes Bob Dole a Happy Birthday (VIDEO) »


WASHINGTON, DC – The Kansas Congressional delegation today released a video greeting and birthday tribute to former U.S. Senator Bob Dole on his 92nd birthday. The video features U.S. Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran, and U.S. Representatives Lynn Jenkins, Tim Huelskamp, Kevin Yoder, and Mike Pompeo. Dole, who turns 92 on Wednesday, said his […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (7/21) »


BOOKED: Jesse Crumm of Stafford County on two Stafford County District warrant for driving while suspended, bond was set at $5,000.00 C/S and for contempt of court, no bond. BOOKED: Brandon Williams of Great Bend on a Barton County warrant for failure to appear, bond was set at $1,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: Jacqueline Hudson of Great […]

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Police investigate report of laser pointed at plane near Hays »

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Hays Post The Hays Police Department is on the lookout for someone who allegedly shined a laser at a plane flying over Hays on Monday night. According to HPD Assistant Chief Brian Dawson, air traffic control out of Kansas City contacted the HPD to report the incident. Dawson said the plane is believed to be […]

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Great Bend eyes next batch of homes to demolish »

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The City of Great Bend is looking to take action on properties that are falling apart and are in bad shape. The governing body recently took action on the 1401 2nd Street property by clearing out all the trees with plans to demolish the structure. Great Bend Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker has found his […]

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Be Well Barton County moves forward with bicycle and pedestrian routes »

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Less than two months ago Be Well Barton County was looking for members to be involved in a steering committee to hash out the best way to implement new bicycle and pedestrian paths throughout the county. Tuesday afternoon the steering committee met to determine the next phase of the master plan to get more people walking […]

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Man faces federal meth charges after Ellis Co. arrest »

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WICHITA — A California man is facing drug charges after his arrest last year in Ellis County, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom. Ignacio Lopez-Gonzalez, 28, Fontana, Calif., has been charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and one count of possession […]

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Average Barton County trying to increase immunization rate »


We are not bad, but we are not good either. Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider says Barton County is not at the bottom for giving immunizations but the county is not a leader either. The county’s health department receives grant money from the Kansas Department of Health & Environment to cover costs for immunizations. […]

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Governor Orders Flags Lowered To Honor 5 Members of the Military »

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TOPEKA – Gov. Sam Brownback today ordered flags in Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sun-up to sun-down through Saturday. Flags in Kansas may be ordered to half-staff again on the date of the funeral for Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith if that occurs after July 25. Smith has family ties to Kansas. The […]

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