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On the Record for July 31, 2011
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Barton County Sheriff

County Shops were notified that the stop sign at NE 70 Road and NE 140 Ave. had been down for two days.

Three saddles and a cutting torch were taken from a barn at 1330 NE 10 Ave., sometime in the last two weeks.

Two cows were stolen from 1374 NW 130 Road on July 18 or 19.

A lightning strike in the Pawnee Rock area started a grass fire around 4:15 p.m. Thursday on the north side of U.S. 56, and power was out in the city. Midwest Energy responded and energy was restored around 5 p.m.

Great Bend Fire Department

Firefighters made 11 ambulance runs on Thursday. There were no fires.

Great Bend Police

A woman reported her wallet was stolen Thursday at Walmart.

Someone broke the windows on a semi-trailer at 5501 Ninth St., it was reported Thursday.

Barton County Jail

Booked July 28

Mark Karnes, Great Bend — Battery domestic violence

Lea Froetschner, Great Bend — Battery

Christopher W. Behnke, Great Bend — Three warrants for contempt, and failure to appear

Susan Petz, Ellinwood — Serve sentence

Released July 28

Melissa Slack, Great Bend — $370 cash bond

Mark A. Karnes — $1,000 surety bond

Julie Rogers, Hutchinson — Released to other agency

Lea A. Froetschner — $1,000 surety