A Stafford County search warrant ended in a standoff Wednesday. Jeff Parr is the Stafford County Sheriff. PARR-PUT THE GUN DOWN by Matt Unruh Parr said the standoff with the subject lasted 15 to 20 minutes. After the subject dropped his weapon and was apprehended, the search for the other subject continued, which lasted into […]
Great Bend Police Department was involved in a chase (WED.) this/yesterday afternoon. Sergeant Ryan Bieberle is with the Great Bend Police Department. BIEBERLE-HOISINGTON MUNICIPAL WARRANT by Matt Unruh A female passenger in the vehicle was also taken into custody on a Riley County warrant, and they were both booked into the Barton County Detention Center.
At Monday’s County Commission Meeting, Barton County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Reed was honored with the Employee Recognition Award for a heroic deed he performed in August of 2011. Employee Relations Committee member Wendy Prosser presented the award. PROSSER-PLACE OF SAFETY by Matt Unruh The August 6th, 2011 police chase began in Great Bend when 21-year-old […]
A lighting strike started a tank battery fire on Monday night southeast of Claflin. Doug Hubbard is the Barton County 911 Director, and the Claflin Fire Chief. HUBBARD-DIDN’T GO ANYWHERE ELSE by Matt Unruh Hubbard says there was 40,000 dollars worth of damage to the tank batteries and the oil from the fire.
On Saturday, a project that’s been in the works for over 12 years finally came to fruition during the Jack Kilby Memorial unveiling ceremony. Chet Kale is the sculptor for the memorial known as “The Gift,” and he explains how the project began. KALE-IT IS TODAY by Matt Unruh Kale shared his thoughts on how […]
A fire destroyed a trailer in Pawnee Rock on Friday. Dustin Chambers is the Pawnee Rock Fire Chief. CHAMBERS-ALL BURNT DOWN by Matt Unruh The trailer was a complete loss with an estimated value of 5,000 dollars. There were no utilities connected to the trailer, and the Kansas Fire Marshall is investigating.
The Great Bend Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Saturday morning. Mike Napolitano is the Great Bend Fire Chief, and he has the details. NAPOLITANO-AND THE STRUCTURE DAMAGE by Matt Unruh Napalitano says there were people in the home when the fire began, but they were able to get out safely. The electrical […]
Saturday was Jack Kilby Day in Great Bend, the hometown of the late Jack Kilby who invented the integrated circuit used in most electronics today. Members of the Kilby family were on hand for the unveiling ceremony of “The Gift” sculpture that now stands on the west side the Barton County Courthouse in Great Bend. […]
Yesterday was the 3rd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event at Jack Kilby Square in Great Bend to raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence. Executive Director of Great Bend’s Family Crisis Center Laura (POTZNER) Patzner talked about the displays of silent witnesses that tell the story of women that have been killed […]
Saturday many special guests and speakers will gather in Great Bend for the unveiling ceremonies for the Jack Kilby Memorial, the Great Bend native that invented the integrated circuit that’s used in many electronics today. Glenn Opie is the Chair of the Jack Kilby Memorial Project Committee. OPIE-OF TEXAS INSTRUMENTS by Matt Unruh Opie says […]