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Fort Hays State plans race for children’s speech clinic »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Fort Hays State University is planning a race to raise money for children’s speech therapy. The university announced Monday that it would hold the event April 25 in Municipal Park in Hays. Participants may choose to register for a five-kilometer run, a one-mile walk or the post-race celebration only. Proceeds from […]

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Bridge on 10th Street in need of repairs will briefly be closed »

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Barton County is need of an emergency bridge repair. Kirkham Michael, an engineering consultant from Ellsworth, does all the biannual bridge inspections in Barton County. About a week ago, Kirkham Michael was out doing their inspections and noticed erosion on Bridge #200, located 2.7 miles east of Great Bend. County Engineer Clark Rusco says this […]

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Arrested Great Bend man charged with stolen vehicles, meth »

Randy J. Dent

Barton County Sheriff’s detectives are currently investigating a series of stolen vehicles and stolen property originating at various locations in Barton County. On April 1, 2015 Sheriff’s Deputies executed a search warrant at a residence located at 4 NW. 30 Road, Area 9, lot 12, All Seasons Mobile Home Park. Officers recovered several stolen items as well as developed […]

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Hays teen arrested after alleged break-in »


By KARI BLURTON Hays Post A 19-year-old Hays man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and criminal damage to property after allegedly breaking a door window in an attempt to gain entry to a residence on the 400 block of West Seventh early Friday morning. According to Hays Police Department Lt. Brandon Wright, two […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (4/3 – 4/5) »


4/3 BOOKED: Billy Hamilton of Kansas City, MO on a Great Bend case for serve sentence. BOOKED: Eric Combs of Great Bend on a Barton County District warrant for unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, bond was set at $2,500.00 C/S. BOOKED: Andrew Taylor of Great Bend on Barton County […]

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Chronic wasting disease spreads to Pawnee, 5 more Kan. counties »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State wildlife officials say chronic wasting disease has spread to six counties in southwest Kansas. The disease, which is fatal to deer and elk, had already been found in three northwest Kansas counties. So far, the disease had not been passed to humans or livestock. The Wichita Eagle reports counties where […]

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Kan. Board of Ed to examine school laws, bonds in Great Bend »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas State Board of Education is meeting April 16 to review changes to the state’s education laws including an overhaul in the way schools are funded. The board also plans to consider giving authority to hold bond elections to the Haysville, Maize, Haven, Great Bend and Dodge City districts and […]

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Macksville man hospitalized after rollover accident »


RADIUM – One person was injured in an accident just before 6 a.m. on Saturday in Stafford County The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2008 Chevy Passenger vehicle driven by Dallas C. Murrow, 22, Macksville, was northbound on Northwest 80th Avenue six miles north of Radium. The vehicle approached a curve and left the roadway. […]

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Crews continue to restore power after damaging storm UPDATE »

Storm damage in Stafford County

Midwest Energy reported more than 2,000 customers still were without power as of late morning Friday, although the number is down significantly from nearly 10,000 just after midnight Thursday. The bulk of the outages are south of Great Bend and west of Hutchinson. Strong winds during the overnight storm took down 300-plus power poles in […]

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Cop Shop (4/2) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (4/2) Non Injury Accident At 3:56 a.m. at 5th Street and Pine Street a vehicle fled and eluded LEO and struck a fence. One of the subjects is Randy Dent. At 8:00 Reanna Alzonna at 4 NW 30 Road reported an accident where someone ran into a carport. Fire […]

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