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County approves fund transfers for 2012

Important Barton County funds are in healthier condition, thanks to fund transfers that were approved this past week.

February 05, 2012 | Chuck Smith | News


Caucus explanation meeting is Thursday

The Central Kansas Tea Party will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Derrick Room at Perkins Restaurant.

February 05, 2012 | | News


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February 04, 2012 | By Jim Misunas | News


Myers found not guilty of battery change

Travis R. Myers was found not guilty on the charge of misdemeanor battery, during a bench trial Wednesday in Barton County District Court.

February 04, 2012 | Susan Thacker | News


Schinstock, Bryant, up for parole

Two men serving prison sentences for unrelated, high profile crimes from the past two decades in Great Bend are again eligible for parole hearings.

February 03, 2012 | Susan Thacker | News


Bridge to the past to be recycled

Barton County Commission Chairman Homer Kruckenberg turned to Pulitzer Prize winning poet Carl Sandburg to address the proposed loss of one of the eight historic stone bridges in northern Barton County.

February 03, 2012 | Chuck Smith | News


Rykiel found guilty in teen girl's death

Joseph Rykiel injected a 15-year-old girl with morphine the morning of July 4, 2011, Barton County Attorney Douglas Matthews told a district judge on Wednesday. Jessica Cheyanne Shearer died from an overdose later that day.

February 02, 2012 | Susan Thacker | News


Historical Society to preserve South Hoisington stories

The Barton County Historical Society and Museum has been awarded a Kansas Humanities Council mini-grant for a project entitled "South Hoisington: Stories From the Other Side of the Tracks."

February 02, 2012 | Susan Thacker | News


Local gas prices rise this week

With local gas prices hitting $3.18 this week, Great Bend joined the middle of the ranks of prices from around Kansas.

February 02, 2012 | Chuck Smith | News


Don’t trash this plan

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one in a series of articles about the Solid Waste Management Plan that was adopted by the Barton County Commission this week.)

February 01, 2012 | Chuck Smith | News


Great Bend CVB receives grant to help boost tourism

TOPEKA – The marketing of the Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway received a boost, thanks to a grant from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

February 01, 2012 | Dale Hogg | News


County approves landfill management plan

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one in a series of articles about the Solid Waste Management Plan that was adopted by the Barton County Commission this week.)

February 01, 2012 | Chuck Smith | News


THEY HAVE SPIRIT

There were no forests or big game in sight in the halls of Central Kansas Christian Academy Tuesday afternoon, but there was plenty of camouflage to go around.

January 31, 2012 | Dale Hogg | News


15 and pregnant

Editor's note: This is the second story in a series of stories about teen pregnancy. This month, we are talking to the mother of a 15 year old who just recently learned that her daughter is pregnant. We will call her Jane.

"I was not happy about it, but my biggest concern is for her," said Jane (not her real name) about learning her daughter was pregnant. "At 15, she's definitely not ready.

January 31, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Market pays off early

A local entrepreneurial couple were honored by county officials Monday for making an early pay off on a county loan.

January 31, 2012 | Chuck Smith | News


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Scenic overlook project advances

The Kansas Department of Transportation informed Barton County Engineer Clark Rusco that the bid letting for the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area scenic overlook tower will be in August.

March 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


POLICE RAID TWO HOMES

Two drug raids at two locations Monday resulted in four arrests on methamphetamine-related charges, the Great Bend Police Department announced Tuesday morning.

March 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Fire departments restricting some outdoor burning

With the warm, dry weather the region has experienced over the past few days, area fire departments are already experiencing an increase in grass burning incidents – some of which have threatened to get out of control, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.

March 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


City to fill public lands director post

Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison Monday night named a selection committee for the long-vacant position of director of public lands. The committee will interview applicants for the job and make a recommendation to the full City Council.

March 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


TAKING WING

Plans for the 2015 Great Bend Airfest are starting to take flight, the City Council learned Monday night.

March 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Commission honors farmers, Ag Week

The Barton County Commission took time Monday morning to honor farmers by proclaiming this as National Ag Week and Wednesday as National Ag Day.

March 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Holmes, Edmonds weigh in on SB7

A proposal to eliminate the way Kansas currently decides how much funding a school district receives in favor of block grants was the main topic of conversation at a legislative coffee held in Hoisington Saturday morning.

March 14, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Dannebohm, Kirkman to Co-chair Heartland Farm Advisory Council

The Dominican Sisters of Peace announced Wednesday the election of J. Basil Dannebohm and Karla Kirkman as co-chairs of the Heartland Farm Advisory Council. The advisory council works with the sisters toward the wellbeing of the farm.

March 14, 2015 | | News


​Two arrested in drug raid on home

Great Bend Police detectives executed a narcotics search warrant at 3006 23rd St. around 4:22 p.m. Thursday. A man and woman were taken into custody for alleged possession of methamphetamine. Both were booked into the county jail.

March 13, 2015 | | News


Wetlands center prepares for spring

There were still snow geese at Cheyenne Bottoms this past week, but Curtis Wolf, site manager of Fort Hays State University's Kansas Wetlands Education Center, said they will be heading out any day.

March 13, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Wanted: Adult volunteers to go for a walk

Great Bend's Unified School District 428 is about to launch a Walking School Bus program in all five of its elementary schools and adult volunteers are needed.

March 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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