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Claflin, KS

Jury finds former KDOC employee guilty of manslaughter after self-defense immunity revoked

BARTON COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) — A former Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) officer was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter by a jury on Thursday. Freddie Thomas, a former Ellsworth Correctional Facility employee, was initially granted immunity based on self-defense in the Sept. 2015 shooting of 39-year-old Jeremy Saldana, but a court reversed the ruling in […]
BARTON COUNTY, KS
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Great Bend aggravated robbery suspect located and arrested

According to the Barton County Sheriff’s Office booking activity, a 22-year-old in connection with an aggravated robbery in Great Bend was arrested Wednesday. Horacio Carrasco was booked for aggravated robbery with a $100,000 bond. He was also booked for felony interference with law enforcement, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
GREAT BEND, KS

KDOT gives update on K-14 realignment project

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Road access is being affected as part of ongoing construction of the new K-14 realignment between Hutchinson and Sterling. Here is an update of recent and upcoming changes in Rice and Reno counties:. --Avenue X between 19th Road and 21st Road in Rice County has reopened.
HUTCHINSON, KS
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Tornado warning for NW Saline, SE Lincoln, NE Ellsworth canceled

UPDATE 7:55 p.m. Thursday: The tornado warning has been canceled. The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a tornado warning in effect until 8:15 p.m. Thursday for:. At 7:12 p.m. CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 11 miles south of Beverly, or 12 miles northeast of Kanopolis, moving east at 20 mph.
SALINE COUNTY, KS

Occupants threatened at gunpoint in Great Bend robbery

The Great Bend Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 22-year-old that is wanted for aggravated robbery. According to the law enforcement media log from Tuesday, a report was made of three subjects entering a residence a 2804 Williams at 12:52 a.m. An occupant of the house reported a gun was pointed at her and a PlayStation was taken.
GREAT BEND, KS
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GREAT BEND, KS

Rural health lab to visit Claflin next week

The Barton County Health Department is sending out the camper for another healthy living lab in the rural parts of the county. The remote lab fair will take place in Claflin on Wednesday, June 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the library parking lot. Health Director Karen Winkelman...
CLAFLIN, KS

Barton Co. Health Dept. to buy new digital sign

The Barton County Health Department is moving forward with purchasing new signage outside their office at 1300 Kansas Avenue in Great Bend. Health Director Karen Winkelman said the department solicited a request for proposals (RFP) for a new LED digital sign, software and cabling. The health department received one bid from Mark’s Custom Signs.
GREAT BEND, KS

‘Be Our Guest’ program to help Great Bend tourism

Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes refers to employees at gas stations, hotels, stores and restaurants as “frontline workers”. These are the men and women that are often welcoming and interacting with visitors from out of town. Hayes stresses the importance of these workers in the community. Represented...
GREAT BEND, KS

Unsafe house on Monroe expected to be demolished

The property owner plans to demolish the house soon, but the Great Bend City Council went ahead Monday night during a public hearing to approve a resolution finding the structure at 814 Monroe Street unsafe and dangerous. The property owner returned from Texas to find out the property was condemned...
GREAT BEND, KS
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Patricia ‘Pat’ Gerstenkorn, age 95

Patricia Ann “Pat” Gerstenkorn, 95, passed away June 21, 2022, at River Bend Assisted Living in Great Bend. She was born on December 18, 1926, at Great Bend, to Arthur & Mary Ellen (Keenan) Campbell. She married LeRoy Benedict Gerstenkorn on August 10, 1949, at Great Bend. He died February 22, 2008.
GREAT BEND, KS
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Local schools review emergency drills in wake of mass shootings

ELLSWORTH — In wake of the Uvalde, Texas mass shooting, schools in Maine will be taking a second look at their security, having more police officers patrolling the hallways for the safety of the students and staff. You may see them stationed outside your child’s school. School resource...
ELLSWORTH, ME

Speakers’ Bureau resource now offered by Barton Community College

Barton Community College has reestablished a once-popular resource utilized by civic groups, local conferences and more – the Barton Speakers’ Bureau. The bureau is a collection of presentations on myriad topics prepared and presented by experts at the college. Options range from motivational topics like perseverance and leadership, informative speeches on social support and mental wellness, to more lighthearted and interesting presentations on history and the importance of art. There is no charge for this service.
BARTON COUNTY, KS
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