Barton County Sheriff's booking activity (2/16 - 2/19)
BOOKED: Jacob Vargas on Barton County District Court case for Possession of Methamphetamine of Possession of Paraphernalia, bond set at $10,000 C/S. BOOKED: James Weber on Barton County District Court case for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana, bond set at $10,000 C/S. BOOKED: Tabitha Greathouse...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Puppies Up for Adoption in Great Bend, KS
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around great bend.
National Weather Service plans statewide tornado warning drill for Kansas, Missouri
Kansans and Missourians may need to duck and cover for an upcoming tornado drill happening statewide.
Kansas eclipse map: Which cities will have the best view?
With just weeks to go until the 2024 total solar eclipse darkens skies across the U.S. on April 8, you may be wondering when – and for how long – you'll be able to see the rare phenomenon.
Kansas inmate with 10 convictions has died
LANSING, Kansas. –Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF) resident Kaydin Varland-Hazelton, 28, died Saturday, according to a media release from the Kansas Department of Corrections. He was pronounced deceased by local hospital staff. Varland-Hazelton, was serving an 84-month sentence for several convictions of drug possessions and one count of battery in...
Flags to be flown at half-staff to honor Kansas City parade victim
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Kansas Governor Laura Kelly directed flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, February 24, 2024, in honor of Elizabeth “Lisa” Lopez-Galvan, a Kansan who died in the shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl Parade and Rally, and the 22 other victims injured on Feb. 14.
Improvements coming to short-line rail in Kansas
$16.5 million will go towards the expansion and rehabilitation of 17 short-line railroads across Kansas.
🎧Great Bend council presented details of solar farm impact
The Great Bend City Council spent just over 50 minutes Tuesday night hearing from Acciona Energy Director of Development Adam Stratton on a possible solar farm to be constructed to the northeast of Great Bend. With a global footprint, Acciona’s headquarters in North America is Chicago and employs nearly 300...
Cop Shop (2/16 - 2/19)
Barton County Sheriff’s Office incident log (2/16) At 7:06 a.m. an accident was reported at N. US 281 Highway & NE 50 Road. At 7:33 a.m. an accident was reported at NW K-96 Highway & Patton Road. At 7:38 a.m. an accident was reported in the 900 block of...
Perks re-opens under original name, menu in downtown Great Bend
Since opening some 15 years ago, Perks Coffee Shop in downtown Great Bend has been through a few iterations. Last known as RePerks, the shop was closed in mid-November when its then-owners retired. Mark Mingenback, board member for MyTown, was part of the shop's reopening Monday morning. "Perks Coffee Shop...
Kansas Traffic Rule 2024 Update: Understanding the Right Turn on Red Rule
Navigating the roads safely and efficiently requires a keen understanding of traffic regulations. Among the rules crucial for smooth traffic flow is the Right Turn on Red (RTOR) rule, and in 2024, Kansas drivers need to be particularly aware of any updates or clarifications to it. This article delves into the intricacies of the Kansas RTOR rule, recent changes, and how to navigate intersections safely and legally.
Brothers collect aluminum cans to help Kansas Honor Flight
Gene and Jim Scheer are veterans who want to help others go on the Kansas Honor Flight.
Florida Man Arrested for Kansas Election Fraud
A Florida man is under arrest after being charged with election fraud in Kansas. 30-year-old George Andrews of Dade City was arrested for forging signatures on petitions to make No Labels an officially recognized political party in Kansas. Attorney General Kris Kobach says Andrews was part of a scheme to...
Local high school basketball scores and highlights
High school basketball is fully underway in Kansas, and several teams from the area were in action on Tuesday.
Barton Co. Health Dept. offers 'lab fair' prices on blood tests
Area health providers conduct lab fairs throughout the year where patients, without an order from a doctor, can pick which lab work they would like at discounted prices. The Barton County Health Department offers a similar service year-round. Nurse Supervisor Lindsey Ensley said February is Heart Health Month, and bloodwork is a good way to stay proactive.
Kansans celebrate National Love Your Pet Day
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - NE Kansans were busy showering their furry friends with all of the love and attention they deserve on Tuesday. Dorothy Lowhorn and her dog, Baby, have been inseparable ever since the adoption. Lowhorn said she doesn’t know what she would do without her. “My dog,...
Kansas Tornado Safety: How to Protect Yourself During Severe Storms
In the heart of Tornado Alley, Kansas residents are no strangers to the sudden and devastating power of tornadoes. Understanding how to prepare for and respond to these violent storms is crucial for safety. This article provides essential tips and strategies for surviving tornadoes, particularly in Kansas.
Great Bend Chamber ready for this weekend’s banquet
The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce is just a few days away from hosting one of the largest banquets of the year in the community. The Chamber’s 102nd Annual Awards Ceremony is happening Saturday, Feb. 24. Along with the usual awards for NextGen Leader of the Year, Citizen of...
Sunny, with a high near 69. Breezy, with a light and variable wind becoming south 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. South wind 6 to 10 mph. Wednesday. Partly sunny, with a high near...
Missing in Kansas: Hunter McKinney
There's concern for a teenager reported missing weeks ago in southeast Kansas. Hunter McKinney, 14, was last seen on Jan. 29, 2024, in Girard -- a town located about 15 miles northwest of Pittsburg, Kan. HUNTER MCKINNEY. Missing from: Girard, Kan. Missing since: Jan. 29, 2024. Age then: 14. Height:...