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For safety reasons, all properties need to use 911 addresses

Pictured is the city limit sign just north of Great Bend on U.S. 281. This area is called North Main in some addresses that are actually outside of the city limits, causing problems for first responders.

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 Barton County established its 911 addressing system in 1989. But, as the county’s mapping system is much more advanced now, it has become more noticeable that some areas of the county have not been addressed correctly, Barton County 911 Director Dena Popp told the County Commission Monday morning.

The issue, she said, there are residences and businesses that are outside the city limits using City of Great Bend addresses. This is causing problems getting the law enforcement and medical service departments with the correct jurisdiction to these locations.

“It’s important that we get this fixed,” Popp said. “This ...

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