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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (10/3 – 10/5) »


10/3 BOOKED: Nathan Guile of Great Bend on a Barton County District Court case failure to appear. Bond is set at $200.00 cash or 48 hour OR. BOOKED: Juvenile of Pawnee Rock on a Great Bend Municipal Court case for possession of marijuana. BOOKED: Amber Dawn Akins of Great Bend on a Great Bend Municipal […]

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Refined Medley Earns Beautification Award »


Refined Medley, located at 1601 Kansas in Great Bend, is a “unique little shop with a lot of passion,” according to its founder and owner Carol Maser. Each room in the shop has a different purpose and a different theme, with the decorations and colors changing from season to season. “I try to give the […]

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Hays man missing since Sept. 30 »


According to Kansas Missing and Unsolved, a Hays man has been missing since Sept. 30. The group said Jacob Montoya, 23, is 5 foot, four inches and weighs 170 pounds. He has dark hair and brown eyes. His cellphone was last pinged in the Victoria or Russell areas on Sept. 30, and his last credit […]

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Two Kansas men hospitalized after Kiowa Co. rollover crash »


GREENSBURG, Kan.- Two Kansas men were injured in an accident just before 7 p.m. on Sunday in Kiowa County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2005 Chevy Monte Carlo driven by Morales, Eddie J. Morales, 30, Wichita, was southbound on 59th Avenue just south of U.S. 54. The driver lost control of the vehicle. It […]

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Join Barton County’s Prairie Godmothers for a Bag Lady Brunch October 18th »


Awareness for what the Prairie Godmothers Funds has been able to do in Barton County has steadily increased. The organization has continued to help women in the county who have short-term, critical needs. Despite numerous agencies in the area that provide assistance to families in need, there were still cases that were slipping through the […]

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I-70 semi fire cooks a load of frozen chicken »


DORRANCE, Kan- A semi reportedly carrying frozen chicken was destroyed in an accident just after 5 p.m. on Saturday in Russell County. The Kansas Highway Patrol, Russell County Sheriff’s deputies, and a fire crew from Dorrance responded to the blaze on Interstate 70 near exit 199. The Kansas Highway Patrol is expected to release additional […]

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Week 5 High School Football Scores (10/3) »


Week 5 High School Football Schedule (10/3) Western Athletic Conference / Great Bend’s District 6 Dodge City 28, Great Bend 21 Hays 57, Wichita South 8 Garden City 52, Liberal 6 Derby 45 @ Newton 14 Salina South 42 @ Andover 10 Salina Central 49, Haysville – Campus 0 Area 11-Man Teams Hoisington 21, Kingman 7 Larned 33, Lyons 7 LaCrosse 42, […]

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Barton County Commission agenda for Monday »

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BOARD OF BARTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Agenda Meeting Monday, October 6, 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 September 29, 2014, Regular Meeting. E. Any citizen wishing to make statements during […]

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Friday search results in seizure of drugs and cash »


The Barton County Sheriff’s office Friday conducted a series of search warrants that resulted in the seizure of a substantial amount of marijuana and cash. According to Sheriff Brian Bellendir, officers and detectives executed search warrants at three locations in Great Bend. They searched two residences and one storage shed .  At those locations officer’s seized […]

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Pratt man found guilty of murder of woman and her unborn child »


Kansas Attorney General PRATT – A Pratt man was found guilty on Friday of two first degree murder charges and one attempted first degree murder charge, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.  A Pratt County jury found Bryant Alan Seba, 22, of Pratt, guilty of one count of first degree premeditated murder in connection with […]

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