By Jim Misunas
Most of Barton County has received about six inches of rain the past two weeks. But the county escaped flash flooding problems that affected nearby Rice and McPherson counties Monday.
There was running, walking, driving, biking and motorcycling - and a little bit of fighting at Jack Kilby Square.
While other similar-sized and larger Kansas cities have seen their bond rating lowered, the city of Great Bend has received confirmation of its sound fiscal practices.
Most accidents are preventable.
It was the worst day of his life.
BARTON COUNTY - Two Barton County residents died Monday night in an oilfield accident at a rural saltwater disposal lease.
CHASE - Sam Padgett always admired car collector Bob Bethell. He respected him so much that Padgett is coordinating the first Bob Bethell Memorial Car Show Aug. 24 in Alden.
By Jim Misunas
By David K. Clapsaddle
An Independence Day celebration has been properly scheduled for 16 Great Bend neighborhoods, according to Great Bend officials.
STAFFORD - A Reno County man is hospitalized in serious condition and a stabbing suspect faces pending charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Larry Klusener was searching for Ford Model A parts when he stumbled on a homeowner wanting to unload some old license plates.
ALDEN - Vintage cars collected by the late Rep. Bob Bethell will be auctioned at 10 a.m. Saturday in a sale coordinated by Carr Auction of Larned. Rep. Bethell represented the 113th District for 13 years and died in a car accident May 20, 2012 upon returning home from a legislative session.
The Golden Belt Humane Society's Animal Rescue Operation is more than halfway home.
ELLINWOOD GIRLS 44, RUSSELL 29
By Jim Misunas
LARNED - Ruth Searight, Pawnee County clerk, reports filings for the city/school board election scheduled April 7 as of Thursday morning, Jan. 22, 2015. The final filing date is noon, Tuesday, Jan. 27.
DODGE CITY – Class 2A Central Plains stunned Class 6A Shawnee Mission South 54-38 to advance to Saturday's championship game of the Dodge City Tournament of Champions. The Oilers (10-1) outscored South 30-16 in the second half.
LARNED - Larned's newest housing project has been named Prairie Vista by the Larned city council.
By JIM MISUNAS
Thursday, Jan. 22
Wednesday, Jan. 21
DODGE CITY - Dodge City's girls handed Great Bend its first Western Athletic League loss 55-35 and Dodge City's boys completed a sweep with a 50-36 victory over the Panther boys.
Hesston 60, Larned 32
Defending Mid-Winter Classic champion St. John (9-0) drew the top seed, but innovative scheduling gives the unbeaten Tigers three games next week. St. John will open against the Pratt-Macksville loser at 4:45 p.m. But the Tigers will still play in Friday's second semifinal game at 8:15 p.m. against the Pratt-Macksville winner, which is scheduled Tuesday. The other bracket matches Ness City against Nickerson and Larned versus winless Wichita West (0-8) in Thursday's games.
Great Bend's basketball team witnessed the future for Hays High Indians, and the future is very bright.
Great Bend's leading scorer Regan Unruh made the game's key play with an assist.
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