Approximately four acres of wheat stubble were burned in a field fire Tuesday afternoon. Great Bend Fire Department dispatched trucks to a field 3.5 miles south of town on U.S. 281 around 4:55 p.m. Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said a hot bearing on the combine started the fire.
Great Bend police were in pursuit, briefly, of a car driven by a 19- or 20-year-old man at 3:11 a.m. Wednesday. The driver and a juvenile passenger were picked up after the car struck a light pole on the northwest corner of Eighth and Elm.
Shortly before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, law enforcement received a report that a man who was driving toward Great Bend was intoxicated and threatening family members. It was also reported there were three other passengers in the car, including a 4-month-old child.
On the morning of June 13, staff at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo discovered someone had damaged a Polaris Ranger and other property belonging to the zoo. Damage to the Polaris exceeded $1,400.
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LARNED - The Larned USD 495 school board finalized personnel decisions for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school year in a recent meeting of the board of education. The following are approved minutes from the May 9 meeting.
LARNED - Ready to take an imaginary trip in your arm chair? Children were invited to the Jordaan Memorial Library's June Book Club on Tuesday. The theme was "Books Take You Places." Fiction and nonfiction books were featured.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met June 13 at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
LARNED - USD 495 Fort Larned schools, in collaboration with the Larned Pride committee, were awarded a $3,500 grant from the Golden Belt Foundation to help provide educational, field trip, and expansion opportunities out at Camp Pawnee. Camp Pawnee is four miles west of Larned on 8th Street from downtown Larned.
Reading Al Gore's comments on Mitt Romney we were reminded of all of the reason's we don't trust the man: "Good for Mitt Romney though we've long passed the point where weak lip-service is enough on the Climate Crisis. While other Republicans are running from the truth, he is sticking to his guns in the face of the anti-science wing of the Republican Party."
If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be Mormon, would you vote for that person?
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - NFL owners and players are discussing a straight split of income in the next collective bargaining agreement that would net the players just under 50 percent of total revenues.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Wily Mo Pena hit his first major league home run in nearly three years, Joe Saunders pitched seven strong innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Kansas City Royals 7-2 Tuesday night.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Night or day, it didn't matter to Florida's Steven Rodriguez.
God bless America, and how's everybody?
WICHITA - Kevin Thompson, 56, died Feb. 22, 2014. He was employed by Hawker/Beechcraft as a Tool and Dye Maker for over 25 years.
Orval E. Weeks, 86, died Feb. 26, 2014 at Sterling House in Great Bend. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.
RIP, "mid-major." It was a good run.
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An Abilene woman suspected of conspiracy to commit first degree murder was apprehended Tuesday in Stafford County, and was held for a time at the Barton County Jail.
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The Great Bend Public Library has been selected as a "Hometown Teams" partner site and will receive a grant of up to $1,500 to tell its local story of sports and community. GBPL will join 17 museums, historical societies, libraries, and community organizations across the state in researching and documenting local sports stories as part of the Kansas Humanities Council's "Hometown Teams" initiative.
The Barton County Farm Bureau Association will be holding its 15th-annual Farm Safety Awareness Day Tuesday, March 4, at Barton Community College in the Case IH Technical training building.
The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball (ABBB) is proud to announce the promotion of Brett Behrends, CPA, Danielle Hollingshead, CPA and Nicole Zink, CPA.
On Feb. 22, four students from Barton County participated in the Kansas State High School Activities Association State Piano Festival held at Wichita State University. These students include Kaylyn Oberle, Claflin "Central Plains", Hannah Wilborn, Hoisington, Melanie Maneth, Great Bend, and Katy Jerke, Great Bend. At the KSHSAA Piano Festival students must perform Classical Repertoire by memory. However, participants must first compete and receive "I" ratings at the Regional Contest held on Feb. 8. Adjudicators listen to the students and write a critique of their musical performance and assign a rating with "I" rating the highest possible score. Students receiving ...
We must stop them.
Hide your wallets and shield the children, because they're voting down in Texas. Texas Republicans will be testing the strength of the Tea Party as they pick their first post-Rick Perry slate of statewide candidates since the 1980s. But Texas Democrats might end up missing Perry, as there is a decent shot that Republicans will nominate not their best-qualified, most-electable candidates but an entire clown car full of crazypants.