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Ellinwood man dies after truck rear-ends semi »


NESS CITY – An Ellinwood man died and another man was injured in an accident just after 10 a.m. on Friday in Ness County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a Sterling Tanker Truck driven by Frank Slade Zamarripa Jr., 45, Ellinwood, was westbound on Kansas 96 ten miles west of Ness City. The truck rear-ended […]

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Press release from Barton County Health Department regarding Pertussis »

Health Department

We have been in daily contact with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) throughout this outbreak and together have developed some guidance for our community. I am confident that the prevention and control recommendations we have implemented will work to slow and eventually stop the spread of pertussis in this community. Even though Barton County is […]

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Traffic stop yields ‘numerous containers’ of marijuana, currency »


RUSSELL–A traffic stop in Russell County earlier this week resulted in the driver’s arrest and the discovery of marijuana in the vehicle. According to a news release from Russell County Sheriff John Fletcher, deputies conducted a traffic stop for speeding Tuesday, Feb. 10, on Interstate 70 near mile marker 194 east of Bunker Hill. The […]

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Cop Shop (2/12) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (2/12) Non Injury Accident At 10:30 a.m. Mike Patton at NE 90 Avenue & NE 130 Road reported a red and yellow dump truck county vehicle drove off the road and into a fence. Burglary / Not in Progress At 3:33 p.m. Ron Herold at 1566 E. Barton County […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (2/12) »


BOOKED: Logan Likes of Great Bend on Great Bend Municipal Court case for criminal trespass, bond set at $500.00 C/S. BOOKED: Brian Keith II of Hoisington on Great Bend Municipal Court case for driving while suspended, bond set at $500.00 C/S. BOOKED: Cody Arnold of Great Bend on Barton County case for possession of methamphetamine. […]

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Winter blues topic of presentation at Heartland Cancer Center »


Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) will be the new location for the next series of monthly interactive televideo (ITV) presentations organized by Midwest Cancer Alliance. The topic of the first 2015 event is “Shake Off Those Winter Blues.” It is scheduled for 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25 at HCC, 204 Cleveland; the program is […]

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Chapman found guilty of first-degree murder (FULL STORY) »

Chapman, Jeffery

A little over three years and three months after Jeffrey Wade Chapman shot and killed Damon Galyardt in Barton County, Chapman has been charged guilty of murder in the first degree. The jury handed over their verdict late Thursday afternoon at the Barton County Courthouse. Chapman was charged with the murder of Galyardt on November […]

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FHSU’s Martin responds to Brownback’s LGBT executive order »


HAYS -In light of Gov. Sam Brownback’s recent executive order rescinding protection for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender state workers, Fort Hays State University President Mirta Martin offered a response to staff and faculty. Click HERE to read the report from Tiger Media Network.

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1 hospitalized after vehicle reportedly fails to yield west of Hays »


HAYS -A Hays woman was injured in an accident just before 7 p.m. on Wednesday in Ellis County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1995 Ford passenger vehicle driven by Robin Colleen Adams, 54, Hays, was pulling out of a private drive on to 230th two miles west of Hays. The vehicle failed to yield […]

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Candidate filing list for Barton County City, School Board and Ellinwood Hospital Board »


Great Bend (Mayor & 4 City Council Positions) Mayor: Mike Allison Council: Ward 1 (No filings) Ward 2 Matt Aycock Wayne E. Henneke Ward 3 Allene Owen Ward 4 Dana C. Dawson Hoisington – (Mayor & 4 City Council Positions) Mayor: Clayton Williamson Ward 1 Gerald Donovan Ward 2 Michael F. Aylward Ward 3 (No […]

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