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Out of the Morgue

This week, we bring you a summary and round-up of stories from several Kansas newspapers concerning a murder that occurred around this time in 1915. At the time, it was considered one of the most horrifying cases in the state's brief history since the Indian massacres.

October 29, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Sunflower Diversified creates tools for health-education program

When Sunflower Diversified Services staff members reviewed a new health-education curriculum, they knew it would be valuable to people with developmental disabilities.

October 28, 2015 | | Local News

BCC ENDs report: ‘Barton Experience’

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees gathered Tuesday for its regular meeting and discussed one of its nine overarching goals, known as ENDs, one of which is "Barton Experience."

October 28, 2015 | By BRANDON STEINERT Barton Community College | Local News

​Debt refinance saves $306,000 at BCC

Barton Community College has refinanced its debt on the Library renovation and the addition to the Technical Building, paid for in 2008 with certificates of participation. The BCC Board of Trustees on Tuesday authorized a new lease-purchase agreement at lower interest rates.

October 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

​Help needed to serve Thanksgiving meal to Barton students

Community members are invited to help provide a traditional turkey-day dinner to Barton Community College students who can't go home on Wednesday, Nov. 25, said Marcia Dietz from Barton's Student Support Services.

October 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Volunteering vets to be honored

On Monday, Nov. 9, in advance of Veterans Day, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program will recognize those who have not only served their community, but also their nation.

October 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Two-vehicle crash

On Oct. 27, around 7 p.m., Barton County Sheriff's deputies responded to U.S. 281 and K-4 west junction, to a reported motor vehicle accident.

October 28, 2015 | | Local News

IRS grants relief to drought-stricken farmers, ranchers

Farmers or ranchers forced to sell their livestock because of the drought that affects much of the nation, including Barton County, special IRS tax relief may help, IRS spokesman Michael Devine said.

October 28, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Wind can close landfill

During the fall, winds can be strong enough to close the Barton County Landfill, Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock said.

October 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

The Sixth District Kansas Authors Club meeting

The Sixth District Kansas Authors Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Delos Smith Senior Center, 101 West First Avenue in Hutchinson, Judy Entz, Mennonite Press, will explain how to get your book ready to publish at a reasonable price. They have helped the Kansas Authors Club in many ways. Jan Hurst, McPherson, of Authors Voice Publishing will give advice on deciding on a book cover, etc.

October 28, 2015 | | Local News

St. Rose Health Center plans grand opening, guided tours

The public is invited to get an up-close look at the new St. Rose Health Center during its upcoming grand opening.

October 28, 2015 | | Local News

A chance to honor real-life heroes this week in Forsyth Library

At a must-see exhibit this week in Fort Hays State University's Forsyth Library, students, staff, faculty and the general public can get a glimpse of some real-life heroes.

October 28, 2015 | | Local News

USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Lincoln Elementary School, 5630 Broadway. Lincoln Elementary School Principal Misty Straub and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Lincoln School.

October 28, 2015 | | Local News


HUTCHINSON - Maybe art is a little like music.

October 27, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Employment conference held for the disabled

A big crowd showed up to the Employment Success Conference on Tuesday at the Great Bend Elks Lodge. The conference was a part of Disability Employment Success Day as proclaimed by the Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison and followed on the heels of Disability Mentoring Day that was held on Oct. 21.

October 27, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

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Severe weather starts in western Kansas

WICHITA -- The National Weather Service in Wichita has forecast the possibility of severe weather Monday evening in central Kansas, including Barton County.

November 16, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Deputies recover stolen vehicle

ALBERT – A tip from an Albert resident led to the arrest of an alleged car thief from Hays and the recovery of a stolen vehicle ...

November 16, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Believers Wrestling Club to hold meeting Tuesday

The Great Bend Believers Wrestling Club is sponsoring an informational and sign-up meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Great Bend Middle School on ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Firearms stolen on Friday

According to the Barton County Sheriff's Department, on Nov. 13, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., a burglary was committed in the ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Officials to get peek at new poll book system

The Barton County Clerk's Office will sponsor an electronic poll book demonstration at 9 a.m. Friday in the Clerk's Office at Barton ...

November 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

County to join suit against state

Barton County will join with Johnson County in a "mandamus action" lawsuit against the state regarding a newly minted statute that county appraisers across Kansas ...

November 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Local authorities probing fatal shooting

As night fell Sunday, the Great Bend Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation continued their investigation into the Sunday morning shooting that left ...

November 15, 2015 | | Local News

Marsh Musings

Pretty bird

November 15, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News

Get, Get, Get . . . GIVE

Golden Belt Community Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy ...

November 15, 2015 | | Local News


According to her friends at the Dominican Sisters of Peace, the quality and quantity of Sister Charlotte's Unrein's jelly and jams is legendary.

November 14, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Panther Paw Craft Festival

The Panther Paw Craft Festival was held Saturday at the Panther Athletic Center.

November 14, 2015 | | Local News

Nine Patch revisited

Some quilts aren't made for warmth. Some of them are meant to be stared at in awe and wonderment.

November 14, 2015 | | Local News

Barton nursing student gets a head start with Senate Bill 155 classes

Barton Nursing student, 19-year-old Breanna Towers of St. John, started making strides toward her career during her sophomore year of high school by taking college ...

November 14, 2015 | | Local News

Just the FCS: It's more than cooking

Eating breakfast and searching the Internet may not be daily classroom assignments, but these activities have their place at Great Bend High School. The students ...

November 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

BCC Trustees to meet Tuesday

Safety considerations on the Barton Community College campus are on the agenda for the BCC Board of Trustees study session, set for 4 p.m ...

November 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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