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Two injury crashes reported on North Washington

Four people went to the hospital in Great Bend Saturday after two vehicles collided at NW 30 Road and North Washington, Great Bend. BCSO also responded to a rollover with one injury Sunday in the 300 block of North Washington.


Drug take back day is Saturday in Barton County

The Barton County Sheriff’s office in conjunction with the Barton County Health Department and the DEA will be hosting a drug take back day. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.


32-year arrested in Great Bend for drug charges

On Friday, April 19 at approximately 11:20 a.m., an officer from the Great Bend Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the 2200 block of 10th Street on a vehicle for a window tint violation.


Daddy's Girl: GBCT show opens Thursday

Updated: April 22, 2019, 8:55 a.m. “Daddy’s Girl,” an adult comedy, opens Thursday at the Crest Theater. This is the final Great Bend Community Theatre show of the 2018-2019 season and will be performed April 25-28.


Great Bend attorney to take state and federal oaths in April 26 ceremony

TOPEKA—Successful applicants to the February 2019 Kansas bar examination will be sworn in as Kansas attorneys at 10 a.m. Friday, April 26, in the Kansas Supreme Court courtroom at the Kansas Judicial Center, 301 SW 10th Ave., Topeka.


Kansas felon caught on dog kennel after chase

SALINE COUNTY—Law enforcement are investigating a suspect on multiple charges after a weekend chase across several counties. Just after 7:40 p.m. Saturday, Ottawa County Sheriff’s personnel and Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) troopers were engaged the pursuit of a dark colored BMW. The chase entered Sal


Club Calendar week of April 22

Updated: April 22, 2019, 1:18 p.m. Daughters of Isabella — 6:30 p.m. at Rose Garden at St. Rose. In case of inclement weather in the church. Queen Isabella Day of Prayer. Noon Lions Club — noon at the Classic Inn, Patton Road.


Vulture causes crash that kills Kansas husband, wife

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a vulture caused a crash that killed a married couple as they rode a motorcycle in southern Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the bird came out of a ditch Saturday afternoon and struck 42-year-old Brandon Husband, of Fowler, in the head on a rural roa


Kansas man arrested in Oklahoma for child sex crimes

Oklahoma police arrested a Kansas man on child sex crimes last week. The Morton County Sheriff's Office and Elkhart Police Department conducted a search warrant at a residence in Elkhart on April 17. It stemmed from allegations that were brought against Luke Loganbill in Texas County, Oklahoma.


Robbery suspect used taser on Kansas mall security guard

SEDGWICK COUNTY— Law enforcement authorities are investigating an aggravated robbery and asking the public for assistance with information. Just after 11:45p.m. Sunday, police responded to a robbery call at the Towne East Mall security office in the 7700 Block of East Kellogg in Wichita, according t


Kansas' new governor vetoes abortion 'reversal' rule, setting up showdown with GOP

Kansas' new governor vetoed a bill Monday that would require doctors and abortion clinics to tell their patients about a disputed treatment meant to stop a medication abortion.


Kansas’s 20 Safest Cities of 2019 announced by Safewise

Safewise has announced its safest cities in Kansas for 2019. “We’ve listed a total of about 64 cities,” said Rebecca Edwards with Safewise. “The Top 20 included Hesston at number one, Rose Hill debuting on the list at number two and Fairway rounding out the top three.”


Woman Connected to 2017 Kansas Murder Caught

Cherokee Co., Kan. - 57-year-old Diana Bohlander surrendered Sunday morning to law enforcement in Santa Barbara, California. Authorities believe Bohlander and her son Ty are connected to the death of 64-year-old James Mcfarland.


Great Bend Community Theatre presents final show of the season

Great Bend Community Theatre will present “Daddy’s Girl”, an adult comedy, April 25-28 at the Crest in Great Bend. A no-nonsense diner owner, his long lost daughter and a mischievous angel determined to bring them back together with the the help of a diner full of colorful characters promises to bri


Kansas Highway Patrol arrests man after pursuit that led through northeast Johnson County

A man was arrested after leading Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers on a nearly 20-minute pursuit. 

Troopers say the chase started in Overland Park following a hit-and-run involving a light blue Dodge Grand Caravan in the vicinity of 74th Street and Horton just before noon.


Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signs Families First bill, recalls 'callous disregard' of predecessor

Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday praised the work of lawmakers who made child welfare reform a priority this session and produced legislation to unlock federal funds for prevention services.


Kansas woman who bought out Payless store for Nebraska flood victims to appear Monday on ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’

HAYS, Kan. — A Kansas woman who donated 204 pairs of shoes to Nebraska flood victims after buying all the remaining shoes at a Payless store that was closing will appear this afternoon on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show.”


Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms annual meeting is Sunday

Updated: April 22, 2019, 4:27 p.m. The Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms annual meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April 28 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156, Great Bend. The event will begin at 4 p.m. with a free meal of hamburgers and hotdogs. Following the meal, Rob Penner, Cheyenne B


Central Care Cancer Center hosts barbecue April 24 to benefit Relay for Life

Updated: April 22, 2019, 12:59 p.m. The public is invited to attend the fifth annual “Pulled Pork and Chicken Feed,” from 4:30-6 p.m. on April 24, at Central Care Cancer Center. The barbecue will be held in the Central Care parking lot, 204 Cleveland Street in Great Bend. In the case of inclement we


USD 428 Elementary School menu week of April 22

Updated: April 22, 2019, 1:20 p.m. The following meals will be served April 22-26 at Great Bend elementary schools. Students will choose one entree and at least one serving of fruit or vegetable. Daily menu items include fresh fruit, baby carrots and fat free chocolate milk or 1 percent white milk.