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Two die in oilfield accident

BARTON COUNTY - Two Barton County residents died Monday night in an oilfield accident at a rural saltwater disposal lease.

July 09, 2013 | Jim Misunas | News

USD 428 Superintendent Vernon to retire

The USD 428 Board of Education opened the 2013-2014 fiscal year with the nomination and voting in of Joyce Carter as president and Kevin Mauler as vice-president. Several appointments and designations were agreed upon by consent, and are discussed in length in the accompanying article.

July 08, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News

New Slate of USD 428 Appointees and Designees

Joyce Carter's nomination for USD 428 Board of Education President was approved and she was unanimously voted to the position. Dwight Young was thanked for his service to the board for the past year, and Carter accepted nominations for Vice-President. The board approved Kevin Mauler for that position.

July 08, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News

Speed limit set on Second Street

Second Street from McKinley to Truman is technically a county road with the residents residing in the subdivision north of it living outside the Great Bend City Limits. However, south of the dirt thoroughfare is the new city-owned Sports Complex which draws a lot of traffic to the area.

July 08, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

Commission OKs Extension Council budget

The Barton County Extension Council will be funded for 2014 at the level it requested, but the total it will receive from the county was less than it had asked for, the County Commission decided Monday morning.

July 08, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

Hoisington man drowns at Lake Wilson

Divers found the body of 38-year-old George Willenberg, Hoisington, on Sunday morning after he went missing swimming across a cove at Rocktown at Lake Wilson Saturday evening, according to reports Russell County Sheriff's Office. The man's name was released Monday afternoon after notification of relatives.

July 08, 2013 | | News

Great Bend man injured in accident

HOISINGTON - According to the Kansas Highway Patrol Crash Log, at 1:41 p.m. on Sunday, a 1996 GMC driven by Seth N. Owen, 16, of Hoisington, was westbound on U.S. Highway 281. Owen attempted to turn left onto 110 Rd. and collided with Chad Romine, 19, of Great Bend. Romine was driving a 1998 Wrangler and was east bound on U.S. Highway 281. He was not wearing his seat belt.

July 08, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

​Clyde the bear undergoes surgery Friday at zoo

Clyde, a black bear at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, was in poor health on Friday, according to posts on the zoo's Facebook page.

July 06, 2013 | | News

Two dozen fire calls made in Great Bend on the Fourth of July

Great Bend Fire Department handled more than two dozen fire calls on the Fourth of July.

July 06, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

Olde Tymes

HOISINGTON - Life from a couple of hundred years ago came alive this weekend when the Post Rock Muzzle Loaders Club from the Otis-Bison area demonstrated what clothes and living conditions existed at that time at the Fun Days event in Hoisington on Saturday.

July 06, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

Boy home after dog attack

HOISINGTON - Four-year-old Kaidenn Chambers is at home in Hoisington now recovering from severe dog bites that he received on his arms, ear and under his eye.

July 06, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

Hoisington to host Fun Days

HOISINGTON - Hoisington Main Street Inc. will host its first ever Fun Days on July 6.

July 05, 2013 | | News


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.

July 04, 2013 | Jim Misunas | News

10 and Under Tennis comes to Great Bend

Dustin Weeler isn't out to create the next Roger Federer or Serena Williams, but he is introducing tennis to some very young players. During one of his recent sessions at Club 1 Fitness, the tennis instructor's students were all under 10 - and the youngest was 3 years old.

July 04, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

Downtown film a hit

June's Thank you Thursday, Summer Street Stroll, City Band concert and outdoor movie were great successes, according to Community Coordinator ChristinaHayes in her report to the City Council Monday night.

July 04, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

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