A vehicle driven by Saul Moreno Leal was backing from a parking stall in the 1800 block of Main St. at 7:58 p.m. Sunday and struck a vehicle driven by Rachelle Widener, who was also backing up. Leal reportedly left the scene and was stopped at Seventh and Main, where he was arrested for driving without a license. He was booked into the Barton County Jail and released after posting a $500 surety bond.
The Ness County Sheriff's Office reports recovering a gun stolen from Great Bend. Ness County contacted the Great Bend Police Department at 11:54 p.m. Saturday to report it had recovered the weapon previously reported stolen.
An individual on a dirt bike eluded police Saturday night after allegedly committing traffic violations on Third Street. The incident occurred at 10:33 p.m. and officers were unable to locate the bike after it went through a field.
Great Bend Police are investigating an accident that occurred Saturday when a vehicle struck a pedestrian at 10th and Frey. David Mack was reportedly driving east on 10th St. at 6:11 p.m. and struck Robert Galliart, who was walking south on Frey St. Galliart was transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital, where he was treated for a broken wrist and released.
HOISINGTON -The Clara Barton Foundation awards scholarships annually to local applicants interested in the pursuit of education in a medical field of study through scholarship endowments that have been established over the years. The Foundation awarded seven $500 scholarships this year.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 8:45 a.m. July 2 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
On Friday, the House passed a massive National Defense Authorization for 2016 that will guarantee U.S. involvement in more wars and overseas interventions for years to come. The Republican majority resorted to trickery to evade the meager spending limitations imposed by the 2011 budget control act - limitations that did not, as often reported, cut military spending but only slowed its growth.
WICHITA -- Great Bend's softball team (20-2) will play Blue Valley West (17-5) at 7 p.m. May 28 at Two Rivers Complex in Wichita in the Class 5A state softball tournament. The Panthers would play the winner of Topeka Seaman or Valley Center in the semifinals.
TOPEKA – Memorial Day AAA projects 37.2 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 4.7 percent increase over last year and the highest volume since 2005. Nearly 89 percent of travelers (33 million) will travel by automobile, an increase of 5.3 percent from the 31.3 million who traveled by automobile last year, and the largest growth seen in five years. The expected rise in car travel is driven by factors that include rising consumer optimism brought on by improving finances, increased purchasing power and lower gas prices.