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Barton celebrates inmate success at Ellsworth Correctional Facility »

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Story and photo by Brandon Steinert Second chances and renewed hope for brighter futures for inmates were underscored by the speakers at the 10th Annual Learning Celebration on Tuesday evening at Ellsworth Correctional Facility. As a team, Barton Community College and the Kansas Department of Corrections are a force to be reckoned with, giving inmates […]

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It’s time to fall back an hour, get extra shut-eye »

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s time to reclaim that hour of sleep you lost last spring. Most of the United States is turning back the clock this weekend for the annual shift back to standard time. For many, that means making the switch before hitting the sack Saturday night, even though the change doesn’t become official […]

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Cop Shop (10/30) »

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Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (10/30) Non Injury Accident At 7:32 a.m. Shawn Murray at MM 201 on W 56 Highway reported a vehicle versus deer accident. Theft At 5:53 p.m. Tim Hertach at 933 NE 160 Avenue reported someone stole a bunch of property off his tractor. Fire At 6:54 p.m. Duane Felbman […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (10/30) »

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BOOKED: Douglas Kelly of Great Bend on Barton District Court warrant for failure to appear, bond set in lieu of $10,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: Jacob Adam Keenan on Barton County District Court case for burglary and theft, bond set in lieu of $20,000.00. Barton County District Court case for burglary, theft, and criminal damage, bond set […]

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Check out the falling fuel prices around Great Bend »

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Area Average : $2.979 Last Week: $2.991 Last Month: $3.162 6 Months Ago: $3.499 Last Year: $3.109 Average Cost To Fuel A Vehicle With a 15 Gallon Tank: $44.69 Last Week: $44.86 Last Month: $47.43 6 Months Ago: $52.49 Last Year: $46.64 Station Address Reg Dsl Services ZIP SERVICE 5 Unbranded  1001 MAIN ST Great […]

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SeaPort Airlines changes service pattern at Great Bend »

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PORTLAND, ORE. (October 30, 2014) – SeaPort Airlines today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has approved an alternate service pattern for air service from Great Bend, Kansas. The new service will replace current scheduled service to Wichita Mid-Continent Airport with nonstop service to Kansas City International Airport. This service pattern will be implemented […]

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New Administrator for Pawnee Valley Community Hospital »

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John Hughes has been named as the new Administrator for Pawnee Valley Community Hospital. Hughes will begin his duties as hospital administrator on January 5, 2015. Originally from North Carolina, Hughes is currently serving as the Hospital Administrator at Ellinwood District Hospital, Ellinwood, Kansas. He has nineteen years experience in healthcare and his management style […]

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Three arrested in Great Bend burglaries »

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  Over the course of the last several days, Sheriff’s officers have been investigating a series of burglaries in Barton County that culminated in several arrests and the execution of a search warrant yesterday afternoon October 28, 2014. On October 24 at about 6:30 a.m., Sheriff’s officers were alerted to suspicious activity near several salvage […]

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Cop Shop (10/28) »

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Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (10/28) Non Injury Accident At 6:44 a.m. Robin Lies at the 900 block of Barton County Road reported a vehicle versus deer accident. At 7:11 a.m. Jim Coggins at NW 110 Avenue & K-96 Highway reported an open line. Sounds like someone has flashers or blinkers going off. No […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (10/28) »

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BOOKED: Karen Parsons of Goddard on Barton County District Court case for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, DUI, illegal transportation of an open container, driving against restrictions of license, driving left of center, and lane straddling. Bond is $10,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: Joseph Dannebohm of Ellinwood on Ellinwood Municipal Court case for domestic battery. Bond […]

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