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Arrest made in Hutchinson on Barton County Warrants

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A woman was arrested in Hutchinson Wednesday on four warrants out of Barton County. Authorities took Marissa Kennedy into custody on found counts of criminal possession of a firearm, two counts of interference with law enforcement, several counts of drug possession with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft.
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Barton County Sheriff's Booking Activity (6/22)

BOOKED: Miles Jackson held for KDOC for court appearance. BOOKED: Kurt Woods on Great Bend Police Department case for driving while suspended, bond set at $1,000.00 cash or surety or 48 HR O.R. RELEASED: Kurt Woods on Great Bend Police Department case for driving while suspended after posting a $1,000.00...
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Deputy suspicious of driver following stop; arrest made

On Monday, June 21 at about 6 p.m., a Barton County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped a vehicle at milepost 114 on US 281 Highway, just south of the city of Hoisington. The vehicle was stopped for a traffic infraction. During the course the investigation, the deputy became suspicious the driver was under the influence of drugs. A K9 officer was called to the scene and indicated the presence of controlled substances in the vehicle.
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Barton County Sheriff's Booking Activity (6/21)

BOOKED: Eduardo Torres on case for contempt of court to serve 22 days. BOOKED: Virginia Lang on BTDC case for DUI, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, no drug tax stamp, bond set at $50,000.00 C/S. RELEASED: Steven Cox received...
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KRUG: Fluids important to manage heat, humidity safely

The weather is hot and harvest is in full swing. That can only mean one thing: Fair Time is here. Don’t let the heat keep you from enjoying some of the activities scheduled during the next few weeks, at both the Barton and Ellis County Fairs. There are several things you can do to stay hydrated as the temperature climbs. Drinking at least eight cups of fluid a day is recommended under normal circumstances and more is needed as summer temperatures and humidity rise. Sometimes we forget that 55-75 percent of our body’s weight is water; the brain is 70 percent water; blood is 82 percent water, and the lungs are nearly 90 percent water. Water is also responsible for carrying nutrients and oxygen to cells; cushions organs, tissue, bones and joints; removes waste; and regulates body temperature.
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Cop Shop (6/23)

Barton County Sheriff’s Office Incident Log (6/23) At 2:40 a.m. a chase was reported at 24th Street & Frey Street. At 6:49 a.m. criminal damage was reported at 133 E. K-4 Highway in Hoisington. Non-Injury Accident. At 9:39 a.m. an accident was reported at NE 130 Avenue & NE 50...

Most famous Civil War nurses include a Kansas namesake

Probably the name most remembered as a nurse during the Civil War is that of Clara Barton. Her fame resulted in many locations and structures being named after her. Barton County, Kansas, is named after Clara Barton, although she had no specific connection with Kansas. However, many Civil War Veterans homesteaded in Kansas, and it may have been such a soldier who suggested her name for the county.
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Driver hurt when cement truck overturns

GREAT BEND – A Great Bend truck driver was injured Monday when his cement truck overturned near the city limits, blocking a railroad track for more than an hour. Barton County Sheriff’s deputies responded at about 2:25 p.m. to Railroad Avenue at Washington Street, on the Great Bend’s southern city limits, according to a release from Sheriff Brian Bellendir.
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On the Record - June 22-23, 2021

Criminal damage to a vehicle was reported at 320 Fruit St. at 1:22 p.m. Tuesday. A sex offense was reported at 4:21 p.m. Tuesday. A subject reported their vehicle being broken into at 1408 21st St. at 2:03 a.m. Wednesday. A burglary not in progress was reported at 4904 12th...
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On the Record - June 18-21, 2021

GBFD responded to a report of a burning plastic smell coming from a backyard at 18th and Heizer at 5:45 p.m. Monday. Upon arrival, crews found an unattended residential fire pit with burning household products. They located the occupants of the house and advised them the burn pit was illegal. Crews extinguished the fire and then educated the occupants on the burn regulations in the city of Great Bend.
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BCC first college to join insurance compact

Barton Community College has become the first community college to join a consortium of Kansas United School Districts to meet its insurance needs. Barton’s Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to switch to the Kansas Education Risk Management Pool (KERMP), as recommended by Vice President of Administration Mark Dean. The new policies go into effect July 1.
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Commission eyes second weekly meeting

The Barton County Commission may, at least through the budget season, meet twice a week. The idea was raised Monday morning by District 3 Commissioner Shawn Hutchinson because of the large number of items on the commission’s plate, noting this would allow deeper and more fresh discussions. Although nothing was...
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Adams Brown wins Accounting Marketing Summit awards

Adams Brown, Strategic Allies and CPAs received two national awards during the recent Association for Accounting Marketing Summit. Adams Brown has offices in St. John and Stafford, as well as in Barton County. One award was for integrated branding programs and recognized the firm’s recent rebrand and above and beyond...
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Cement truck overturns on Great Bend railroad tracks, driver injured

GREAT BEND, Kan. (KWCH) - The driver of a cement truck suffered critical injuries in a Monday afternoon crash in Great Bend. The Barton County Sheriff’s Office said the driver failed to negotiate a curve and the truck overturned on railroad tracks. The sheriff’s office said there was no immediate evidence of damage to the tracks, but K&O (Kansas and Oklahoma) Railroad would inspect them.
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ECF Inmate sets sights on lucrative career after Barton training

This is the third of four stories about how Barton's educational programs in correctional facilities aim to help inmates lead productive lives upon release. Ellsworth Correctional Facility inmate Taylor Greenhalgh has discovered both his talent and his muse in welding. His natural ability led an instructor to stop him in the middle of a test to admire a nearly perfect weld.