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​Driver leaves ER after arrest

After a one-vehicle accident at 6:26 a.m. Sunday at U.S. 56, milepost 211, the driver was arrested by the Barton County Sheriff's Office on suspicion of driving under the influence. At the jail he requested medical assistance for shoulder pain. At 9:27 a.m., a Great Bend Police Officer responded to a disturbance at the Great Bend Regional Hospital Emergency Room, and the BCSO was called to assist. The suspect was served a notice to appear in municipal court after allegedly assaulting someone. He then left the hospital.

May 20, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Colo. family injured on I-70

Several people from Colorado Springs, Colo., were injured at 6:10 p.m. Sunday in Russell County, when a Suburban pulling a camper-trailer attempted to pass a semi-trailer on Interstate 70, 1 mile east of Bunker Hill. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the vehicle became unstable as it passed the semi, entering the median. The driver over-corrected and the vehicle entered the ditch, rolling several times. The trailer broke free and landed upright, while the Suburban landed on its roof.

May 20, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Fatality reported in Pratt County

A 2-year-old boy died Monday and others were injured in a one-vehicle accident in Pratt County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 10:18 a.m.. on K-61, 1.5 miles north of Preston.

May 20, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Continuing education classes to be offered

ELLINWOOD - Dr. Catherine Strecker of Educational Strategies, 17 N. Main, will offer four continuing education workshops on May 31. Two CEU credits will be offered for each session.

May 20, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Bowling fun

May 20, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Martin “Marty” C. Smith 1954 - 2013

HOISINGTON - Martin "Marty" C. Smith, 58, passed away Sunday May 19, at KU Medical Center in Kansas City. Born October 7, 1954 in Denver, Colo., he was the son of Robert E. and Evelyn (Collins) Smith. On Jan. 16, 1998 he married Karen King in Springfield, Mo. Marty moved to Hoisington in 2008 coming from Lovington, New Mexico. He served his country in the United States Army and worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator until he was disabled.

May 20, 2013 | | Obituaries

Larned Police Report

Sunday, May 19

May 20, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs

Senator Moran now accepting 2013 Service Academy applications

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) is accepting applications for nominations to the United States Service Academies. The academies include the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. Those selected will enter the academies in June 2014.

May 19, 2013 | | Education

BCARSP meeting

The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met on May 10, at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 50 members and two guests present.

May 19, 2013 | | Club News

USD 428, Holy Family, Central Kansas Christian Academy and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served May 20 through May 23. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

May 19, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

May 19, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Activities


May 19, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


May 19, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Club Calendar


May 19, 2013 | | Club News

Local students named Governor’s Scholar

At the invitation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Ethan Kaufman, Russell High School, Taylor Fry, Great Bend High School and Conner Birzer, Ellinwood High School, were selected to attend the 30th Annual Governor's Scholars Awards Program on May 5, in Topeka.

May 19, 2013 | | Education

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Pawnee Heights' play is scheduled Saturday

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Last week Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hinted that the Federal Reserve Board will increase interest rates at the board's December meeting. The positive ...

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GBHS athletes recognized

Special guests at the Unified School District 428 Board of Education meeting Monday night were the Great Bend High School fall sports participants who were ...

November 13, 2015 | | Prep Sports

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It didn't take long for the Barton men's basketball team to establish the outcome Wednesday night. It was a game the Cougars knew ...

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