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Driver injured on NE 30 Road


The Barton County Sheriff’s Office responded to an injury accident at 9:45 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of NE 30 Road (Bissell’s Point Road).

Alicia Allen, 20, of Cheney was traveling west in a 2006 Nissan when two vehicles in front of her slowed down, with one turning north on Point Drive. While she was slowing down, her vehicle was rear-ended by a Dodge Dakota driven by Jordon Basye, 19, of Great Bend. Allen refused transport by Great Bend Emergency Medical Service, and was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital by private vehicle with a possible head injury. Bayse refused treatment at the scene.


More deer-vehicle crashes reported in the county


The Barton County Sheriff’s Office continues to receive multiple daily reports of vehicles hitting deer at this time of year.

Reports on Monday started at 12:32 a.m., when a truck hit a deer on SE 40 Road and SE 60 Ave.

At 8:46 a.m. a motorist near the K-4 west junction with north U.S. 281 reported hitting a deer with a Ford F-250 and needing a wrecker. Kansas Highway Patrol responded.

A motorist who hit a deer Saturday with a car on west U.S. 56 and SW 60 Road reported the accident Monday, after learning damage was in excess of $1,000.


BB guns suspected in some vandalism reports


Great Bend Police received multiple reports over the weekend of damaged windows. In some cases, it appeared glass had been shot with a BB gun.

The reports continued Monday, staring with the rear window on a Ford Explorer at 2911 18th St. Loss was $1,000.

Three windows on a residence at 5818 Aspen Dr. were shot with a BB gun. Loss was $800.


Chamber of Commerece Coffee announces host


This weeks Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging, 1025 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Kala Steffan with greeters Ron Koelsch and Jim Vopat. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.