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EPA finds deficiencies in Hoisington waste water treatment

HOISINGTON - After a surprise visit from the Environmental Protection Agency last week, the city of Hoisington has learned that it has significant deficiencies in its treatment of waste water.

July 23, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

Police investigate rape, kidnapping report

A woman reports being held against her will for more than a day and sexually assaulted by several men, according to Great Bend Police Detective David Bailey.

July 23, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

Officers have busy weekend

Maybe it was the nearly full moon, or the result of after harvest celebrations, but officers at the Barton County Sheriff's Office and Great Bend Police Department fielded several disturbance complaints this past weekend.

July 23, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

Mural interweaves Ellinwood’s past with the present

ELLINWOOD - The richness of the historical roots of Ellinwood blends with present life in the mural post card that artist Tim Conway is painting on the south wall of what is known as the Dick building at the corner of Main and Santa Fe in Ellinwood.

July 22, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News


A gentle, brief rain fell on Great Bend Monday morning.

July 22, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

Defendant pleads guilty to sex crime while at LSH

WICHITA, Kan. – A Kansas man has pleaded guilty to an Internet sex crime that took place while he was in the Kansas Sexual Predator Treatment Program at Larned State Hospital

July 22, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News

City Youth Academy reunion Friday

The City Of Great Bend announces the 14th-annual City Youth Academy Reunion Celebration has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Walnut Bowl.

July 22, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News

After Harvest: Ellinwood celebrates 'home' with annual parade

ELLINWOOD - This year's Ellinwood After Harvest Festival Parade lived up to its theme, "Home is Where Our Story Begins."

July 20, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

Hudson preparing for summer events

HUDSON - The Chicken Run, Turkey Trot and Ham 'N Jam are all events taking place Aug. 3 and 4 in this Stafford County Community. As the names imply, food is involved.

July 20, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

Ellinwood After Harvest Festival

Photos from Saturday's parade, and a couple from the classic car show. See anyone you know?

July 20, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

BCC combats student loan fraud, defaults

Fraud and abuse of student financial aid is a rising nationwide epidemic, according to Myrna Perkins, Director of Financial Aid at Barton Community College. Her office has the challenge of spotting suspicious applications, as well as reducing the default rate on student loans.

July 18, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

Issuing A Challenge: GBHS class of '57 donates to BCC Auditorium renovation

Members of the Great Bend High School Class of 1957 recently sponsored two seats for $125 each as part of the Take a Seat campaign to renovate the Fine Arts Auditorium. They are challenging other classes to follow their example.

July 18, 2013 | | News

Adult Ed Center offers GED prep classes, BCC scholarships

Barton Community College's Center for Adult Education will start its nine-week General Educational Development (GED) diploma preparation class on Monday.

July 18, 2013 | | News

Agencies scrutinize proposal

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service objected to the issuance of a permit for H&C Oil Operating Inc., to drill for oil in the Cheyenne Bottoms wetlands during the public comment period provided by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. It further recommended an environmental impact statement be prepared, and the permit be held in abeyance pending the completion of the EIS.

July 18, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News

USFWS comments on Cheyenne Bottoms drilling permit

United States Department of the Interior

July 18, 2013 | | News

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