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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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Hays Young Professionals' street dance a success

The Hays Young Professionals hosted a free community street dance on Friday in downtown Hays. There was live music and dancing at the Downtown Pavilion, 10th and Main, featuring Anthony and the Anamals. The Local Food Truck, Snow Cone Express and Mijom's Ice Cream Xpress added to the event by...
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Larned Fire Department to receive life-saving grain rescue tube, training

As farmers tend to their crops this season, Nationwide, the country’s no. 1 insurer of farms and ranches1, is taking steps to help prevent grain entrapment deaths in rural America. In partnership with the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), Nationwide is awarding 48 fire departments across the country with life-saving grain rescue tubes and hands-on training to prepare them to respond when entrapments occur. The Larned Fire Department was included to receive the tubes and training.

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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Great Bend approves bid to repair collapsed storm boxes

The City of Great Bend has storm boxes and lines in town that are collapsed and in need of repair. The project to repair the storm boxes was put out to bid on May 7 but no bids were received. Public Works Director Jason Cauley contacted Concrete Services and Eakin Enterprises. Concrete Services replied with the only bid to repair the storm boxes at 4200 Broadway, 23rd & McKinley, 12th & McKinley and 28th & Jefferson.
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Hays High Trap Team places second in conference in first year

The Hays High School Trap Team placed second in the 2A Conference as it completed its first full year of competition this spring. The team competed in the state tournament Saturday in Sedgwick with Monique William placing second at the tournament and first in the conference. She shot 97 of the possible 100 targets Saturday.
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'Grapple on the Gridiron' returns this weekend

Great Bend High School Wrestling Team will be hosting their 4th annual summer wrestling dual camp which will feature the “Grapple on the Gridiron” this weekend, June 24-26. This year's event will also include a girls division. Weather permitting, matches will be held at Great Bend High School's Memorial Stadium...
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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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FHSU basketball signs Lucas Hammeke

Fort Hays State men's basketball announced the signing of Lucas Hammeke for the 2021-22 season. Hammeke, a 6-foot guard, will be a true freshman coming from Trinity Catholic High School in Hutchinson. Hammeke will join his older brother Kaleb on the Fort Hays State Men's Basketball team. As a senior...
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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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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...