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Two injury accidents reported


Great Bend police investigated two injury accidents Saturday afternoon.

Preliminary reports show a vehicle driven by James Wadsworth was westbound on 10th St. at 2 p.m. and struck a vehicle driven by Maria Rodriguez, who was turning onto 10th from a private drive. Wadsworth was transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital with minor injuries.

A vehicle driven by Chad Elliott was southbound on Cleveland St. at 2:37 p.m. and struck a vehicle driven by Megan Klassen, who was westbound on 22nd St. and reportedly failed to yield. Elliott and another person were transported to GBRH by private vehicle.

No other information was available Monday.


Balloons block driver’s sight


A vehicle hit a parked vehicle in the Dollar Tree store parking lot at 3502 10th St. at 3:56 p.m. Saturday, and that vehicle was then pushed into the building. The driver told the Great Bend Police Department she became covered in balloons that were floating around in her vehicle, blocking her view.

Damage was so minimal it did not require filing a police accident report.


Loud bangs reported


Great Bend Police have received multiple calls in recent days concerning loud bangs, explosions and possible gun shots.

A caller somewhere on 11th St. reported hearing a loud bang in the area at 3:38 p.m. Friday and again at 4:49 p.m. Another caller reported people at a residence in the 1600 block of Stone St. set off some kind of explosive device that shook the ground at 8:26 p.m. Friday. On Saturday morning, a loud bang was reported in the 100 block of Elm St.

At 3:57 a.m. Sunday, a man reported hearing what sounded like two gunshots, possibly in a parking lot in the 3200 block of 10th St. He saw two men leave.

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office received a report of shots being fired in the 200 block of north Washington Ave., around 4:25 p.m. Saturday.

In each case, nothing was found.