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​Man jailed after wrecking stolen truck

The Barton County Sheriff's Office suspects alcohol was involved in an accident Sunday involving a stolen pickup in Barton County.

September 10, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Controlled burn restarts, spreads

SUSANK - A fire Wednesday in Susank was caused by a controlled burn that restarted, according to the Barton County Sheriff's Office.

September 10, 2015 | | Local News


​Minor injuries reported after accident

The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to an injury accident at 4:58 a.m. Thursday at the U.S. 56/K-156 junction east of Great Bend. A 2013 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Linny K. Ott, 35, of Russell was southbound on K-156 approaching the "T" intersection and failed to make the turn. The vehicle continued south through the intersection, through the ditch and over the railroad tracks, coming to rest in a field.

September 10, 2015 | | Local News


Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

September 10, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Presentation explores sports mascots of Kansas

The Rice County Historical Society/Coronado Quivira Museum in Lyons will host "The Common and Quirky Mascots of Kansas," a presentation and discussion by Jordan Poland at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14, at the Coronado Quivira Museum, 105 West Lyon in Lyons. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact the Coronado Quivira Museum at (620) 257-3941 for more information. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.

September 10, 2015 | | Local News


Kids Ag Day photos

Photos taken during Barton County's Kids Ag Day, Sept. 9, 2015 at the Koelsch Farm.

September 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


FEEDING THE WORLD

From horse-drawn plows to drones, Kansas farms have evolved. Barton County fourth graders got a crash course in all things agricultural Wednesday during Kids Ag Day.

September 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Street improvement program approved

The Great Bend City Council Tuesday night authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign a contract with Venture Corporation totalling $1.21 million for residential and arterial street work in 2015.

September 09, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council wants run-down houses razed

Despite assurances from a property owner that most of the properties were going to be rehabilitated, the Great Bend City Council Tuesday night adopted resolutions declaring several structures as unsafe and dangerous and directed that the structures be razed.

September 09, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Burglary and theft of tools subject of Crime Stoppers

Between noon on Aug. 31 and 1:10 p.m. on Sept. 2, a workshop at 1207 Washington in Great Bend, was burglarized and items were stolen, the Barton County Sheriff's Office reported.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News


Projects get green light in Ellinwood

Action taken Tuesday by the Ellinwood City Council should help the city move forward on several construction projects, and make it more attractive for patrons to consider moving ahead on some of their own.

September 09, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Quivira to host Monarch Mania event

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is presenting Monarch Mania, a special event to be held Saturday, Sept. 19. This free event runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the Quivira's Environmental Education Classroom. Activities include Monarch tagging, butterfly catching demonstrations, butterfly face-painting, crafts, and a unique outdoor Butterfly Pavilion with live butterflies for viewing.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by United Way of Central Kansas, at Adams, Brown, Beran, & Ball, 2006 Broadway Avenue, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Melinda Kurth with greeters Dale Hogg and Steve Swigart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News


GBHS FFA Labor Day parade winners

Great Bend High School FFA members won the Student and Club Category and the over all Sweepstakes awards at the Hosington Labor Day Parade. The students walked with the parade route handing out candy to the kids along the parade route. I have attached 2 pictures of just the float and students on the float. The prize money will be put towards GBHS FFA Chapter scholarship fund.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News


Boil water advisory ussued for city of Paradise in Russell County

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply in the City of Paradise located in Russell County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure due to a water main break. Inadequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News


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2015 World Wetlands Day Coloring Contest Winners

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center announces the winners of the 2016 World Wetlands Day Coloring Contest. Nearly 400 second graders completed a coloring sheet featuring ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


Rush County Memorial Hospital Foundation fundraiser

The Rush County Memorial Hospital Foundation will hold a fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday at the Country Club in LaCrosse. Wine ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Post Rock Radio at the Chamber Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


​School board approves 2016-2017 calendar

Next year's calendar for Great Bend USD 428 schools will be similar to this year's, but the winter break will be two days ...

February 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Quilts of Valor

Courtesy photos by Marianne Krallman

February 08, 2016 | | Local News


Judge rules to keep affidavits sealed

Little more information about the shooting death of 23-year-old Great Bend man Aron Villegas last November will be made public, at least until criminal proceedings ...

February 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County to observe Presidents Day

Barton County Office Buildings will be closed Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of Presidents Day. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the ...

February 08, 2016 | | Local News


Commission takes no action on personnel matter

The Barton County Commission took no action on an unspecified personnel matter after emerging from two executive sessions Monday morning. The closed-door discussions came at ...

February 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Kansas Corporation Commission to hold second educational meeting on Clean Power Plan

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) will hold an educational meeting to discuss Kansas' path towards compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Future of farming

Matt Stafford, Pride Ag Resources/Ace Hardware Lyons Store Manager, will present a video showing the future of farming in light of technology at 7 ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


January Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Officer Jefferson Davis builds rapport with local students

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a series of monthly articles about local law enforcement officers.

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Hobby worth dyeing for

Great Bend's Jean Aycock is a nature educator at Kansas Wetlands Education Center. A fascination with nature led her to her career as a ...

February 06, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Brough sweeps Spelling Bee

Barton County Spelling Bee champion Jordan Brough expressed the perfect reaction, "Did I win?"

February 06, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


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