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Driver captured after pursuit

Cory A. Little, Great Bend, was arrested early Tuesday following a pursuit that started at NW 20 Ave. and NW 70 Road, and ended in the 3000 block of Broadway Ave. in Great Bend. The incident occurred around 3:20 a.m. when a Barton County Sheriff's Office deputy attempted to stop the vehicle. After reaching speeding over 90 mph in the county, the driver reportedly ran stop signs and avoided tire spikes and was traveling 60 mph in town until the vehicle went into a ditch at 18th and Jackson. Little ran on foot and was caught by ...

January 09, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Miller preliminary hearing rescheduled

The preliminary hearing for the woman suspected of stealing funds from the now defunct Central Prairie Honor Flights program has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. on Feb. 7 in Barton County District Court. With no judge available on Jan. 3, the preliminary hearing for LaVeta Diane Miller could not take place as scheduled. Miller is charged with two counts of theft between $25,000 and $100,000, from Central Prairie RC&D in Great Bend, which administered the nonprofit program that provided World War II veterans with free trips to the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C ...

January 09, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Ellsworth woman injured

ELLSWORTH - An Ellsworth woman was taken to the hospital on Tuesday after the sport utility vehicle she was driving was rear-ended by a pickup on K-156 and Kunkle Drive in Ellsworth.

January 09, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Rape reported outside Great Bend bar

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a rape that allegedly occurred over the weekend in a vehicle outside the bar at 206 North U.S. 281, north of Great Bend.

January 09, 2013 | | Area Briefs


OTR for Jan. 10, 2013

Great Bend Police

January 09, 2013 | | On the Record


Taylor Rae Langen 1994 - 2013

GREAT BEND - Taylor Rae Langen, 18, died Jan. 8, 2013 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.

January 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Maxine (Richardson) Bitter 1927-2013

OTIS – Maxine (Richardson) Bitter, 85, died Jan. 7, 2013 at her residence in Otis.

January 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Michael W. Willms, 1960-2013

HAYSVILLE – Michael W. Willms, 52, passed away Jan. 5, 2013.

January 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Wesley L. Belden 1939-2013

PAWNEE ROCK - Wesley L. Belden, 73, died Jan. 9 at Great Bend Regional Hospital in Great Bend. He was born Feb. 7, 1939, at Binghamton, N.Y., the son of Helen (Cobb) Belden. He married Judy Smee Dean on Aug. 29, 1992, in Hoisington.

January 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


“Barton County’s Got Talent” to Include Donated Works of Art

Habitat for Humanity of Barton County is busily preparing for their upcoming "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater on Saturday, January 19th.

January 09, 2013 | | News


Great Bend thespians compete in Wichita talent show

Great Bend High School's got talent and students proved it last weekend during a trip to Wichita.

January 09, 2013 | | News


Flu season going strong

Kansas is one of the 29 states reporting a high level of influenza-like illnesses according to the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

January 09, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Chase High School/Raymond Junior High School Honor Rolls

Chase High School Honor Roll

January 09, 2013 | | Education


Great Bend Regional Hospital reports that 87% of health care workers received the flu shot

Flu season is upon us and the best way to prevent the flu is through annual flu immunizations. In 2010 the Kansas Healthcare collaborative started a four-year campaign to increase the number of hospital health care workers receiving annual influenza immunizations as part of the effort to decrease health care-associated infections.

January 09, 2013 | | Business


Online ticket buying requires caution

Whether it's a ball game or a hot concert, consumers are more likely than ever to buy their tickets online. Your Better Business Bureau says it is best to consider the source carefully. Be sure the seller is trustworthy before sending them the sometimes-extravagant sum required for those seats.

January 09, 2013 | | Business


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American snipers

January 25, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Kansas to host Central Plains Irrigation Conference Feb. 17-18

The 2015 Central Plains Irrigation Conference and Exposition will take place Feb. 17-18 at the City Limits Convention Center, Colby. The popular annual event focused solely on irrigation-related topics is hosted in Kansas every third year. Sponsors include Kansas State University, Colorado State University, the University of Nebraska and the Central Plains Irrigation Association.

January 25, 2015 | | Agriculture


Phone scams continue to be serious threat, remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 201

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Think your life is complicated? Not until you buy your daughter a horse

This column was originally published in 2006

January 25, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


Kansas Day lecture

Marci Penner, director and WenDee LaPlant of the Kansas Sampler Foundation staff are the presenters for Kansas Day 2015. These women are currently traveling to every one of the 626 incorporated cities in Kansas doing research for an update to the Kansas Guidebook for Explorers. They will be sharing their adventures at the annual Kansas Day Program co-sponsored by the Lyons Public Library and the Rice County Historical Society.

January 25, 2015 | | Local News


Collins baby girl

Merle J. Collins Jr. and Carrie Lynn Hogg, of Russell, announce the birth of their daughter, Peyton Marie Collins, on Jan. 16, in Hays. She weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and was 19 in. long. She has a big sister, Lana Collins, 11 years old; and two big brothers, Joe Collins, 10 years old and Jacob Collins, 8 years old.

January 25, 2015 | | Births


OTR for Jan. 25, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 24, 2015 | | On the Record


Gloria K. Zamarripa 1948 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Gloria K Zamarripa, 66, died Jan. 24, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. She was born July 14, 1948, the daughter of Fred Ray and Alice (Rohr) Kincaid. Gloria married Frank Zamarripa April 4, 1964 at Great Bend. He died May 6, 1989.

January 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Charley Hoffsmith 1947 - 2015

Charley Hoffsmith, 67, died Jan. 24, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, after a long battle with colon cancer. He was born July 4, 1947, at Dighton, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Marie (Orten) Hoffsmith. A long-time resident of Great Bend, he was the owner and operator of Charley's Tree Service.

January 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Hazel Crone

PAWNEE ROCK - Hazel Crone, 89, died Jan. 24, 2015 at home in Pawnee Rock, Kansas. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.

January 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Sue Elizabeth Ballantine 1947 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Sue Elizabeth Ballantine, 67, died Jan. 22, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. She was born on Feb. 28, 1947, to Donald H. and Violet Ann (Schartz) Ballantine. Sue was a resident of Wichita for 35 years and formerly of Ellinwood, KS. She retired from Boeing in 1998 where she worked for 20 years.

January 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Alabama offensive coordinator Kiffin returning for 2nd year

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Lane Kiffin says he is coming back to Alabama for a second season as offensive coordinator.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


World Cup of Hockey tournament set for 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The World Cup of Hockey is making a long-awaited return in 2016.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Could Patriots really get a Super loser label?

PHOENIX (AP) - When the conversation turns to Super Bowl losers, the Bills and Vikings immediately come up.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


3-pointer came on only attempt of his career.

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - Tim Kempton scored 11 points, including a key 3-pointer that came on his first career attempt from the arc, and added 10 rebounds in helping Lehigh defeat Lafayette, 75-71.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


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