HOISINGTON - Two men Jonas Grubb of Great Bend and Jason McKinnon of Great Bend were booked on Sunday into the Barton County Jail after leading area law enforcement on a manhunt.
The deadline to file for the April local election was noon Monday, and the Barton County Clerk's Office has compiled the list of those who have tossed their hats into the ring.
The Barton County Historical Society's annual meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 27. Prior to the meeting, a catered dinner will be available at 6:30 p.m. from the Wheatland Cafe by reservation only. Those who have not made reservations should do so Wednesday or Thursday by calling 793-5125 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The cost will be $10, payable at the door.
The names of two Great Bend men arrested Friday in connection with recent shootings were released Tuesday, when Barton County Jail logs became available.
A suspect was arrested shortly after an armed robbery was reported Monday night at the Dollar Tree, 3502 10th St.
State health officials are reported that influenza activity is high in Kansas, activity that is echoed in Barton County. This has prompted the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Barton County Health Department to encourage everyone six months of age and older to get vaccinated, if they have not already done so this season.
There is a movement in Topeka among legislators to abolish the mortgage registration fee, the money collected by registers of deeds for each mortgage transaction that has become an important funding source for counties.
Student volunteers from Great Bend High School delivered new books to the libraries of each of Great Bend's elementary schools Monday morning. It was one way Martin Luther King Day was celebrated, because as Linn Hogg with Volunteers In Action said, King believed all people should work hard to get the best education they could.
The public will have the opportunity to comment on the Rural Housing Incentive Districts proposed for a Washington Street apartment project and further development in Amber Meadows. The Great Bend City Council Monday night set public hearing dates for both.
The Unified School District 428 Board of Education will continue interviews for the next superintendent of schools this week. Dr. Tom Vernon has tendered his resignation for the end of this school year.
HOISINGTON - The search in the Hoisington area for a fugitive from Virginia is over as 34-year-old Jason McKinna has been captured.
HOISINGTON - The Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Barton County Sheriff Department and the Hoisington Police Department are searching for a white male last seen on the north side of Hoisington on Sunday morning.
On Friday, the Great Bend Police Department with the assistance of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Barton County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, Barton County Communications and the Barton County Attorney's Office, located two more victims to the shooting in the 1400 block of Second Street on Wednesday.
A program to celebrate the life and work of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held Monday evening at Great Bend's First Baptist Church.
Blustering winds tended to discourage people from loitering outside Saturday, but a handful of volunteers took turns standing outside the Walmart Supercenter.