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Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report

The Pratt Livestock, Pratt, Kansas, May 31, reported estimated receipts of 2,000 head as of 3 p.m., according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News, Dodge City, Kansas.


Paplow Harvesting off and running in southern Kansas

Paul Paplow’s John Deere combine cutting wheat during their last stop while in Texas. Paul and his crew, on June 13, were in Pratt, Kansas. Submitted photo.


KANSAS | Apply Online For Elk And Either-species Deer Permits Through July 13 | STL.News

PRATT,KS– The application deadline for limited elk and either-species deer firearm permits is July 13, 2018. Kansas residents may apply online at ksoutdoors.com for one of 12 Either-species Elk permits and 15 Antlerless-only Elk permits allocated for Unit 2a (Ft. Riley). And resident hunters who w


KANSAS | Grab, Gig or Dip For Bullfrogs Starting July 1 | STL.News

PRATT, KS – A summer in Kansas isn’t complete without getting your feet a little wet – while frogging, that is. Yep, there’s a season on bullfrogs in Kansas and come July 1-October 31, farm ponds, puddles, shallow creeks and marshes will be teeming with the sounds of splashing and bullfrogs croakin


Barber County Sheriff's Office log

Judy Harper hit a deer on U.S. Highway 160 east of Sharon. Unknown damage, no injuries, investigated by Sgt. Paasch.


Baker to stand trial for death of cyclists

The man accused of accidentally causing the deaths of two people riding a motorcycle through Great Bend on Aug. 16, 2014, may face a jury trial this fall.Great Bend landscaper William Howard Baker was in Barton County District Court on Friday for a pretrial hearing. He is charged with two counts of

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Wanted: GBHS grads from 1960-1963

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In 1960, the classes of 1960-63 at Great Bend High School became part of Project Talent, a landmark study of 440,000 American teenagers from 1,300 schools across the country. Now, project organizers have launched a 58-year follow-up of its participants, focusing on unravelling the


‘Best camp in the world’

Harrison Sellers gives Camp Hope two thumbs up. Harrison, who prefers to be called “Harry,” is almost 10 years old and is attending the annual camp for the fourth time.The camp is based at Barton Community College’s Camp Aldrich and is only for children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with c


Rain slows harvest in Barton County

Barton County and much of the state received widespread rains overnight on June 19 into the 20th, which put harvest on hold in many areas.According to Great Bend Coop General manager Frank Riedl, the rain shut harvest down in Barton County. The rain also dropped the test weights down from 59-61 poun


Panther volleyball coach has rich tradition

“I am walking in the footsteps of my grandfather Jack Bowman and mother Jackie Cook. You could say coaching runs in our family,” Duvall said. “I’m very lucky to have such amazing role models in my life. I can only hope to be as good as they were!”


Liberal rolls past Bat Cats

You knew it wasn’t the Great Bend Bat Cats’ night when Chris Swanberg’s hard-hit ball was ruled an error rather than a double.Swanberg, the Bat Cats’ designated “beer batter,” would’ve delivered $1 beers had it been ruled a third-inning hit.The Bat Cats came up dry against perennial Jayhawk League p


City audit report a good one

It was welcome news for the Great Bend City Council Monday night as Vickie Dreiling of Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball presented the city’s 2017 annual audit. After the presentation, it adopted the audit as reported.


Zoo promotes Plastic Free July

“One of the main goals of the many zoos is to save species and at the heart of that is saving the environment where critically endangered species live,” said Sara Hamlin, supervisor for the facility. “Every single person has the power to create change.”


City administrator finalists to be announced

On Wednesday, the finalists will meeting with city personnel, receive internal tours and sit for official job interviews. These meetings are not open to the public.


Long days of harvest in full swing

Wheat harvest is underway in Barton and Pawnee counties with reports of average bushels being harvested.In Pawnee county, according to the Pawnee County Coop, they are seeing 30-plus bushels per acre, which is about average for the county.“We are seeing some decent wheat despite the bad weather we h


County Wraps Up Harvest Meeting in A Hurry

Corrections from Last Meeting: Tapstone Energy (not Capstone) paid $19,500 on a mortgage; the $107.90 holster that was purchased by a former County employee through Amazon was not purchased by a member of the Sheriff's Office and has since been returned to County possession; Ami DeLacerda, Human Res


Bat Cat reliever Riley saves the day

Great Bend Bat Cat Nolan Riley lived up to his namesake. Riley, named after Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, struck out Liberal’s top two left-handed batters to preserve a one-run lead.


USD 428 concedes violation of policy in graduation remarks

Counsel representing Great Bend USD 428 has responded to a complaint from Christopher Line, a Patrick O’Reiley Legal Fellow with the Freedom From Religion Foundation, concerning comments made by Great Bend High School Principal Tim Friess at the graduation ceremony that took place on Sunday, May 20.


Chores ‘R’ Fun at Rosewood’s ‘Kids Day at the Ranch’

When are chores fun? When they are done in a flurry of activity by curious and energetic children learning about ranch life. That was the scene for Rosewood Ranch on June 9, where more than 50 children participated in the eighth annual “Kids Day at the Ranch,” presented by Rosewood Services.


Bat Cats delayed until Thursday

Overnight rain has caused unplayable field conditions, postponing Wednesday's scheduled Jayhawk League baseball game between the Great Bend Bat Cats and the Liberal BeeJays.Great Bend (3-7) and Jayhawk-League leader Liberal (9-4) will play a doubleheader Thursday starting at 5 p.m. with a pair of se