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​Hesston shooter was convicted felon

A Newton woman faces a charge of supplying Hesston shooter Cedric Ford, a convicted felon, with firearms.

February 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the transfer of carry-over funds, a conditional use permit for a cemetery expansion by Holy Family Catholic Church in Odin and the purchase of equipment for the Road and Bridge Department.

February 27, 2016 | | Local News


Local student receives award

February 26, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


KBI asked to probe sexual assault case

The alleged sexual assault involving a Great Bend High School boys swim team member on a bus originally believed to have occurred in Saline County on Feb. 3 is now thought to have taken place at least partly in Barton County, a Saline County Sheriff's Office spokesman said Friday.

February 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


​GOP caucus to be held at Crest Theater

The Republican Caucus will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at various locations in Kansas. It is by secret ballot and any registered Republican can vote.

February 26, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Blaze kills Great Bend man

A Great Bend man died Friday morning in an intense fire that totally engulfed a trailer home in the southeast part of town, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.

February 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Providing the SPARK

Without a spark, one won't have a fire. This concept is the metaphor used by Barton business students Thomas Thill, Devon Nelson and Andrew Iverson when they founded The SPARK, an entrepreneurs' club where members are provided resources and guidance related to starting or growing a business. From determining if an idea would be viable and profitable, to marketing practices and tax questions, anything goes.

February 25, 2016 | By BRANDON STEINERT Barton Community College | Local News


Delano Jazz Orchestra coming to Jazz Festival

The Delano Jazz Orchestra will perform at the 22nd annual Great Bend Jazz Festival, to be held Sunday, March 13 at the Crest Theater. Doors will open at 2 p.m., and the Prairie Winds Jazz Combo, made up of local musicians, will entertain at 2:30.

February 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Gas prices inch upwards

If the past three days are any indication, the gas price downward fall has now bounced in the other direction, AAA reported this week. The Kansas average was at $1.49 per gallon on Monday and on Tuesday, it rose to $1.52 and Wednesday, it was $1.57. However, Kansans are still enjoying a 26 percent average savings over this time last year.

February 25, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


GBRC to host line dancing class

Enjoy a night out and have some fun learning how to line dance.

February 25, 2016 | | Local News


Two vehicle injury accident

According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday sheriff's deputies responded to a reported injury accident located in the 300 block of Northeast 10 Ave. just north of 30 Road.

February 25, 2016 | | Local News


Motor vehicle deaths increase by largest percent in 50 years

Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council indicate motor vehicle deaths were 8 percent higher in 2015 than they were in 2014 - the largest year-over-year percent increase in 50 years. The Council estimates 38,300 people were killed on U.S. roads, and 4.4 million were seriously injured with injuries requiring medical attention, meaning 2015 likely was the deadliest driving year since 2008.

February 25, 2016 | | Local News


Health insurance enrollment numbers higher overall in Kansas

According to the Health Insurance Marketplace, more than 12.7 million Americans signed up for a health insurance plan for 2016 during the marketplace's open enrollment period that ended Jan. 31. This number includes more than 4 million new enrollees.

February 25, 2016 | | 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.

February 24, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


YOUTH CHALLENGE

HOISINGTON - Wednesday morning, some of Hoisington's most promising young entrepreneurs competed in the first ever Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. The contest, sponsored by NetWork Kansas and Hoisington's E-Community, provided a chance to win a $500 scholarship and a chance to go on to the state level Youth Challenge.

February 24, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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