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Deer, deer

It only takes a quick scan of the Barton County Sheriff's Office accident logs to see an emerging pattern – the number of car versus deer wrecks is on the rise.

October 27, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Longoria trial date set

The date for the jury trial for Adam Longoria, the Great Bend man charged in the August 2010 murder of 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt, has been set, it was announced Wednesday.

October 27, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Moran makes Great Bend whistle stop

United States Sen. Jerry Moran made a much-needed pit stop in Great Bend Thursday morning.

October 27, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Phillips chosen as KAC representative

Barton County Commissioners broke with tradition this week and chose a department head to act for them at an up coming state meeting.

October 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Tricks are no treat for pets

There are all sorts of preparations under way for a successful Halloween.

October 26, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Firefighter spaghetti boosts good causes

If the old saying is true - "There's no rest for the wicked and the righteous don't need it" - it certainly applies to the Great Bend Fire Department.

October 26, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Firefighter spaghetti boosts good causes

If the old saying is true - "There's no rest for the wicked and the righteous don't need it" - it certainly applies to the Great Bend Fire Department.

October 26, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


PASS the fire test in your home

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one in a series of articles on fire prevention efforts. The articles will continue throughout October as the Great Bend Fire Department presents Fire Prevention Month.)

October 26, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


SCIENTIFIC METHOD

Storm chaser and research meteorologist Jon Davies brought new excitement to talking about the weather during his presentation as the keynote speaker for Jack Kilby Science Day on Tuesday morning at Barton Community College.

October 25, 2011 | | News


Ellinwood tennis stars honored

Ellinwood High School Girls Tennis Team Coach Lyle Stickney had more than a little praise for his team when he met with the Barton County Commission Monday.

October 25, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Barton County awarded funds under national food, shelter program

Barton County has been chosen to receive $3,815 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

October 24, 2011 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Courthouse Civil War statue condition assessed

"It's a terrific monument," said Dr. Dennis Montagna, director of the National Park Service's Monument Research and Preservation Program in Philadelphia. Monday morning, he inspected the south facing Union Civil War bronze statue located in the courthouse square.

October 24, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Halloween is to be spooky, not dangerous

It's still a week away, so now is the perfect time to prepare - correctly - for those little goblins who will go door-to-door for Trick or Treat next Monday night.

October 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Storm chaser Davies to speak at Jack Kilby Science Day

Storm chaser and research meteorologist Jon Davies will address more than 500 high school juniors and seniors on Tuesday morning, and a similar number of middle school students in the afternoon, during Barton Community College's Eighth Annual Jack Kilby Science Day.

October 22, 2011 | | News


Judgement House returns

It is not simply an alternative to a Halloween haunted house.

October 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


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Setting a heck of a pace

The United Way of Central Kansas hosted its first-ever Pacesetter Luncheon to honor the 2014 campaign's top 15 payroll companies and other honorees Thursday afternoon.

February 27, 2015 | | News


Expanded Walking School Bus program set to begin this spring

Notes are going home from elementary school all over town this week to encourage parents to sign up their children for the Walking School Bus.

February 26, 2015 | | News


Pawnee Rock taking ‘small steps’ toward future

Soon, notices from Pawnee Rock's ordnance officers will have some teeth, said Mayor Linda Mccowan. That's because the city council approved the reinstatement of a Municipal Court. The western Barton County town has been without one for over 10 years, and it has been an uphill battle to get absentee owners and landlords to keep up their properties ever since.

February 26, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Driver injured on U.S. 281

A Russell man was injured Wednesday in a one-car accident on U.S. 281, half a mile south of NW 180 Road. The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports that Nicholas T. Clenney, 24, was transported to the Russell hospital by the Hoisington Ambulance Service.

February 26, 2015 | | News


Hoisington City Council opposed to election move

At Hoisington's City Council meeting Monday night, Hoisington City Manager Jonathan Mitchell read Resolution 03-2015, which voiced opposition to legislation that would move city election to the fall and make those elections partisan. Last year, the governing body voted unanimously to oppose a similar piece of legislation. This year, while the resolution still passed, council person Brian Wilborn, Ward 4, said he favored changing the elections to the fall in order to boost participation.

February 26, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


USD 428 BOE meets

USD 428 Board of Education members arrived at the library of Great Bend High School's library Tuesday afternoon to find a feast set before them. A themed table arrangement included candles, and at each setting a complimentary small loaf of bread. Students in Kerri Batman's family and consumer science classes had prepared a menu which included beef brisket, roasted potatoes, seasoned green beans, garden salad and fresh cracked wheat berry bread, followed by a dessert of apple crisp with homemade cinnamon ice cream. Principal Tim Friess pointed out that this was one example of the expertise high school ...

February 25, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

February 25, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Thank A Farmer

When Jerry Esfeld prepared for an agricultural program at Riley School, ice cream was part of her lesson plan.

February 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Commercial vehicle renewal deadline Friday

For anyone one who has to renew a commercial vehicle tag, Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra has two important pieces of advice.

February 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Veterans’ hunt delivers much-needed camaraderie

BARTON COUNTY - The Wounded Warriors Pheasant Hunt started as a way to thank veterans for their service by Crosby's Wildgame Adventures and members and sponsors of Pheasants Forever Chapter No. 504 of Barton and Stafford counties.

February 24, 2015 | Jim Misunas | News


Family Crisis Center receives sexual assault services grant

TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Tuesday announced the recipients of the $267,572 grant from the 2015 Federal Sexual Assault Services Program. SASP grants provide intervention; advocacy; accompaniment to court, medical facilities, and police departments; support services; and related assistance to adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault; family and household members of sexual assault victims; and those collaterally affected by the sexual assault victimization.

February 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Kansas must match jobs to those wanting them

Ostensibly, the employment picture in the nation as a whole and in Kansas is a rosy one, said Linda L. Bonewell, human resources manager for Fuller Industries. But, the numbers only show part of the picture.

February 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


CHAMBER PRIDE

Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development leaders want to give members every advantage to being a Chamber member.

February 23, 2015 | Jim Misunas | News


Dannebohm eyeing resignation

TOPEKA – Although it remains unofficial, a heartbroken J. Basil Dannebohm said Monday he may resign his seat in the Kansas Legislature due to the debilitating ravages of his young onset Parkinson's disease.

February 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


​Arson reported on Plum Street

The house at 207 Plum St. was heavily damaged by fire early Friday, for the second time in two years. After investigation by the Great Bend Fire Department and the Kansas Fire Marshal's Office, police were asked to take an arson case.

February 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


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