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Clara Barton Hospital keeps chugging along on expansion »


$1.4 million can make a big difference in a number of projects. Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington is hoping that money will provide efficient and modern health care to meet the expectations their patients and staff deserve. Michelle Moshier, the Executive Director of the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, says progress on the 5,577 square feet […]

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Draft of Hazard Mitigation Plan available for comment »

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Interested Barton County citizens are invited to review the Final Draft of the Region E Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan until September 4, 2014.  Comments on the document are welcomed and individuals should go to the Barton County website to view the proposed plan.  Participation by citizens is an important element in the development of emergency […]

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Ground broken for new Midwest Energy solar array »


COLBY, Kan. — Midwest Energy and Clean Energy Collective broke ground on their 3,960-panel, 1 megawatt community solar array Thursday morning north of Colby. Midwest Energy President and General Manager Earnie Lehman told those assembled the array is being built in response to member demand for a solar option, and would be a capstone of […]

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GED Orientation classes starting »

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Barton Community College’s Center for Adult Education will soon be starting its 9-week GED Preparation Class. The orientation session, which is a prerequisite for the course, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 2-5 at 1025 Main St. in Great Bend. Those interested can call ahead or arrive on the first day […]

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St. Rose announces upcoming major re-construction, remodeling plans »

CUTLINE: The Medical Office Building will be converted into the main St. Rose


Structural and other changes at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center will result in a more convenient and modernized facility that will continue to house current and new services, Senior Vice President Leanne Irsik said. Re-construction and remodeling will begin this fall. The main building, which opened 50 years ago, will be razed, as will […]

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Cop Shop (8/27) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (8/27) Shots Fired At 6:11 p.m. a report was made at 81 S. Highway 281 of a lot of shots fired. Could hear them while fishing at Cheyenne Sportsman Club. Non Injury Accident At 9:40 p.m. Kierra Colepepper at NE K-156 Highway & NE 40 Road reported her hood […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (8/27) »


BOOKED: Brandy Zuege of Great Bend for BTDC warrant for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set in lieu of $10,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: Kyla Robertson of Great Bend on BTDC case for intent distribution of any drug, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set in […]

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Shotgun blast reported on 11th Street in Great Bend »


On Thursday (8/28) at 6:14 a.m. officers from the Great Bend Police Department responded to 2525 11th Street in Great Bend in reference to criminal damage. When officers arrived it was discovered an unknown subject fired a shotgun round through the front door of the residence. The resident was inside at the time although was […]

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Great Bend Firefighters raising money for MDA Friday »


Friday, the Great Bend Firefighters will be holding their annual MDA Boot Block at several Great Bend businesses. Mark Orth, with the fire department, says you can help firefighters fill their boots with donations Friday for continued support to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Mark Orth Audio Muscular dystrophy is a disease in which muscle fibers are […]

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USD 428 Education Foundation celebrates 25 years »


This year, the USD 428 Education Foundation is observing its 25th anniversary. Since 1989, the organization has raised and donated nearly $250,000 to enhance education in the Great Bend school district. Tricia Reiser is the foundation’s president. Tricia Reiser Audio The nonprofit foundation provides an opportunity for alumni, parents, community, businesses, and other school supporters […]

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