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In Barton County, 6.9 percent of income from Social Security

If Barton County residents didn't receive their monthly payments from the Social Security Administration, 6.9 percent of total personal income in the county would be lost, a total of $74,871,073 in 2009, according to data from the federal Bureau for Economic Analysis and the Social Security Administration.

October 29, 2011 | BY BILL BISHOP and ROBERTO GALLARDO | News


Cemetery tours offer insight into area history

Each rich in heritage, area cemeteries are their own book telling the story of the harsh prairie life in the 1800s and 1900s in central Kansas. Not the scary places of movies or of tomorrow's holiday, they are calm, quiet places of peace.

October 28, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Auditions scheduled for 3rd Annual “Barton County’s Got Talent” Dinner Theater

Whether you're a singer, a dancer, a comedian, a poet, an actor, or any other sort of talented individual, the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors wants you to perform in their upcoming "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theatre scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21. Members of the community are invited to help make this event a success by providing those in attendance with a variety show they'll remember. "There is a great need for adequate housing in our community," says Habitat Board Co-Chair David Hart. "Our dinner theatre fundraiser will be a fun and entertaining way to ...

October 28, 2011 | | News


County continues WorkFit exams

Barton County will continue to rely on a physical examination program to determine that new hires are physically fit to do the work of the county, the Barton County Commission decided this week.

October 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Byway study points to future growth

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one in a series of articles about the assessment of sites on the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway.)

October 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


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


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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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