This photo was submitted by Coleen Suchy, who reports the truck caught on fire around 4 p.m. on Thursday, south of Claflin K-156. "The driver said the truck started missing out and then just lost all power. The next thing he knew it was on fire."
A 16-year-old male from Great Bend was booked into the Barton County Jail on Thursday on charges of: Felony possession of stolen firearms, conspiracy to distribute meth, conspiracy to distribute stolen firearms, using a telecommunications device for distribution of stolen firearms and meth, burglary of an unoccupied non-dwelling, possession of cocaine, and eight counts of criminal possession of a firearm. He was taken to Reno County Youth Services.
A Great Bend man was arrested Friday after a pursuit on U.S. 56, Undersheriff Larry Holliday said. The Barton County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Pawnee Rock at 2:30 p.m. after Chris Ketch, 26, reportedly drove away from a domestic dispute but clipped a family member with his vehicle.
When a family member has diabetes, meal planning can be a challenge. After all, diet is a crucial factor in controlling the disease.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office received several weather-related calls on Wednesday.
A large contingent of Great Bend High School business students traveled to Canton/Galva last weekend to participate in the Future Business Leaders of America district competition.
Kellie and Kathie Henderson, sexual abuse victims and twins from Wichita, will appear on the Oprah Winfrey show at 4 p.m. Tuesday on KWCH-TV, channel 12. The twins traveled to Chicago last week for taping, and the entire show is dedicated to their story.
The next meeting of the Central Kansas 9.12 Coalition has been set for 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Burnside Room, in the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone.
Officials from Superior Essex, of Hoisington, will be recognized when the Barton County Commission meets at 9 a.m., Monday, in the courthouse.
A representative from the Army Corps of Engineers will meet with the Great Bend City Council when it gathers at 7:30 p.m., Monday, in the city building.
LARNED - A Great Bend man died Thursday after a car and truck collided on K-156, one mile west of Larned.
Interested Barton County citizens are invited to review the Final Draft of the Region E Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan until September 4, 2014. Comments on the document are welcomed and individuals should go to the Barton County website to view the proposed plan. Participation by citizens is an important element in the development of emergency plan development.
Whether you are getting ready for the last bash of the summer or getting ready for the start of football season it's helpful to know what is on the road ahead. Before you get stopped by a big detour, check out the Kansas Department of Transportation's travel planning system.
The Barton Community College music department will host auditions for its holiday musical, the Charles Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol," at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 and 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8 for adults. There will be a separate audition for children only on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. Actors of all ages are encouraged to audition. The total cast number will be around 35.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss personnel when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. An executive session is on the agenda for discussion of personnel, and the hiring of several individuals for the Barton County campus is on the consent agenda, as well as a part-time military programs instructor. BCC has classrooms at Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth.
Barton Community College and the Center for Adult Education will be closed and there will be no classes in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 1. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Sept. 2.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Hutchinson Regional Medical Center Chamber Boardroom, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Kevin Sundahl with greeters Jim Vopat and Steve Swigart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Kanopolis Lake will be hosting its annual waterfowl blind permit drawing at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday Sept. 6, at the Kanopolis Lake U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Information Center, 105 Riverside Drive in Marquette. The drawing will be at random to determine the order of site selection and permit application. There will be 25 blind sites available.
The Mud Creek chapter of the Kansas Anthropological Association (KAA) will host its annual Artifact Identification Workshop on Sept.20, in the city of McPherson. The event will take place in the lobby of the McPherson Museum, 1111 East Kansas. Hours for the event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Interested persons from the central Kansas area may drop by the museum and speak with Kansas State Historical Society archeologists. Well-experienced avocational archeologists from the KAA will also be available. Collectors can bring Native American artifacts or early historical items throughout the event for assistance in identification and ...
A ServSafe Employee workshop is set from 1:30-4:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Barton County Extension Office, 1800 12th Street. The workshop is designed to cover safe food handling practices and would be a good training for anyone who is a food handler. There is a workshop fee of $10 payable by Sept. 2, to cover the cost of materials. Contact the Barton County Extension Office at (620)793-1910 with questions or to register. Donna Krug and Ralph Sunley will be the presenters.
Four Great Bend Senior Companions were honored for their service to frail adults at the August in-service meeting held on Aug. 20, at the Great Bend Senior Center. Those recognized for their service were Jeanetta Deutsch for one year; Bernita Degenhardt and Earl Lumpkins for ten years and Beverly Davis for eleven years of service to individuals in private homes in the community. These Companions provide daily assistance and friendship to adults needing support to enable them to remain living in their homes as independently as possible.
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requests comments on the amendment of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) FY 14-17.
Barton Community College is offering a course to help people become more familiar with some of the basics of exploring the Internet. Classes will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday, Sept. 10 through Oct. 15, at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St., room D-107, Great Bend.
Barton history instructor Linda McCaffery will teach a course via Barton's Silver Cougar Club titled "From Idealism to Disaster; 1920-1950." Classes will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Tuesday from Sept. 2 through Oct. 28 in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office along with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks will host a hunter safety class Sept. 6 and 7 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156.
The 2003 movie "Luther" will be shown at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, 3600 Broadway Ave. There will be refreshments and discussion time.