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Russell County and Luray residents approve sales taxes »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post RUSSELL — Russell County voters cast their ballots today as local elections were held across Kansas. The half-cent countywide sales tax has been renewed again for another five years by an overwhelming 75 percent of the voters: Yes-737; No-252. According to Russell County Economic Development and Convention and Visitors Bureau […]

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Wednesday Weather »


Severe thunderstorms are possible over most of Southern Kansas from late tonight through early Wednesday morning and again from Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night/early Thursday morning. The primary area of concern will be along and east of the Kansas Turnpike, with large hail up to quarter size tonight, with golfball size hail possible on Wednesday […]

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Three vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon sends two to the hospital »

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A three vehicle accident at 18th and Main yesterday afternoon sent the driver and passenger of one of the vehicles to the hospital. The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. just south of the Dillons store on Main. According to the Great Bend Police Department, a black Monte Carlo driven by Taylor Johnson was heading east […]

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2014 April Election Results: Sales Tax passes easily »


Election results are not final until canvassed by Barton County Commissioners 2014 Barton County Election Results  ½ Cent Retailers Sales Tax in Great Bend YES:  944 NO:  151 Great Bend City Council Ward 1 Victoria Berryman: 161 Write In:  22 Great Bend City Council Ward 2 Joel Jackson: 392 Write In:  16 Great Bend City […]

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Monday fire destroys property of Gorham fire chief »


By BECKY KISER Hays Post GORHAM — A fire late Monday afternoon south of Gorham destroyed two combines and a metal shed owned by Gorham Fire Chief Glen Blundon. Russell County Emergency Manager Keith Haberer told Hays Post Tuesday he was one of the first responders at 5:55 p.m. to the fire at 17953 Fairfield […]

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Great Bend hires new football coach »

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On February 18th, things looked bleak for the Great Bend High School’s football program. Coach Bo Black, after 13 seasons and 82 wins, decided to leave the Panthers and become the head coach at rival Hays High School. Less than a month and a half later, Great Bend has their next head coach. Tony Crough […]

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Hits 106.9 Will Undergo Unscheduled Maintenence »


Hits 106.9 will experience unscheduled downtime beginning Tuesday afternoon due to antenna repair needed at the tower site.  For this work to be completed we will unfortunately have to turn off the transmitter while the repairs take place.  The work is estimated to take 2 days.  We are hopeful we’ll be back on the air […]

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Cop Shop (3/31) »

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Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (3/31) Burglary / Not in Progress At 8:22 a.m. Ryan Rowe at 318 SW 40 Avenue reported someone broke in to one the sheds. Took a large amount of items. Non Injury Accident At 8:42 p.m. Lesa Ryan at the 300 block of NE 30 Road & NE 30 […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (3/31) »


BOOKED: Jamie Baldwin of Great Bend on Barton County District serve sentence. BOOKED: Travis Klima of Hoisington for Barton County District serve sentence. BOOKED: Marco Antonio Silva y Munoz of Hays on Stafford County District warrant for contempt of court in lieu of $1,200.00 cash only and Stafford County District warrant for contempt of court […]

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Cooler heads prevail in dispute between Barton Sheriff and Administrator »

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Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir had a problem with Barton County Counselor and Administrator Richard Boeckman, so much so that he requested an executive session at Monday’s Barton County Commission meeting. That prompted this lively discussion between the Sheriff and Boeckman. (Click the audio link below) Sheriff Brian Bellendir Audio Later in the day, Bellendir […]

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