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The City of Pratt, Kansas will be powering 10,000 homes with solar power

Inovateus Solar, Kenyon Energy and the City of Pratt, Kansas announced today the upcoming solar farm project (6MW) located on the North East


Pratt 3 p.m. livestock auction report

The Pratt Livestock Auction, Pratt, Kansas, reported receipts of 2,666 head selling on Aug. 16, as of 3 p.m., according to the USDA-Kansas Department of Agriculture Market News Service, Dodge City, Kansas.

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Three injured in Stafford County collision

Two vehicles collided at an uncontrolled intersection at 2:32 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, in Stafford County. Both drivers and a passenger where injured, the Kansas Highway Patrol reports.


Sheriff’s office announces multiple drug busts

Over the course of the last 12 days the Barton County Sheriff’s office has been involved in several controlled substances cases, Sheriff Brian Bellendir announced Friday afternoon.“We did not want to make the cases public until investigations were complete,” Bellendir said. He released the following

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Most positions filled at Great Bend USD 428

School starts next week in Great Bend USD 428, but staff and teachers have been busy throughout the summer, administrators said. The pace has picked up in recent days.“There’s a lot going on,” Superintendent Khris Thexton told the school board Monday.Tricia Reiser, the district’s director of teachin


Primary canvass nets only slight change

In the end, the numbers changed slightly, but the overall results of last Tuesday’s primary election remained the same.


‘What Were You Wearing?’ dispels sexual violence myths

A myth that sexual assault victims are sometimes at fault for what they were wearing when attacked is countered by the art installation “What were you wearing?” It is on display in the Barton County Courthouse lobby through Friday, Aug. 17, and will then be at the Great Bend Library through Aug. 24.


Larry McCarty Recognized for Over 50 Years as Barber

The best part of the job, he said, are “all the good people” he comes into contact on a daily basis. As Kiowa’s only traditional barber shop, complete with an iconic rotating barber pole outside the door, he treasures his regular customers while noting the loss of some of his long time customers ove


United Way thankful for Stuff the Bus participation

The United Way of Central Kansas Board of Directors, staff, and community partners are thankful for everyone who donated to its annual Stuff the Bus event this year, UWCK Executive Director Gaila Demel said.


KANSAS | Register Now For Youth Dove Hunt at Clinton Wildlife Area | STL.News

PRATT,KS– The Jayhawk Chapter of the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation (QUWF), in collaboration with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), invite youth age 15 and younger to register for a dove hunt at the Clinton Wildlife Area. The Sept. 1, 2018 opening-day hunt will beg


Barber County Sheriff's Office log

Michael Harger, Medicine Lodge, driving a 2007 Ford F150, hit a deer on U.S. Highway 281 south of Elm Mills. Unknown damage, no injuries, investigated by Deputy Miller.


Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report

The Pratt livestock auction, Pratt, Kansas, Aug. 2, reported estimated receipts of 2,500 head selling as of 3 p.m., according to the according to the USDA-Kansas Department of Agriculture Market News, Dodge City, Kansas.


Growing issue: Forum to explore KS marijuana laws

The products in Jan Morton’s store, Essential Oils, are legal in all 50 states, thanks to the 2014 Farm Bill that distinguished “hemp” from “cannabis.” But should Kansas go further, as 30 other states have, and make at least some forms of marijuana legal? The question of whether or not Kansas shoul


Phone scam in Great Bend

A Great Bend resident reported receiving a telephone call on Thursday from an unknown person who identified themselves as an employee of the Great Bend Police Department. The caller then advised the citizen to send $7,000 to another subject or criminal charges would be filed.The citizen’s caller ID


Contests aim to Put the Brakes on Fatalitie

TOPEKA — Kansas kids can win great prizes and learn about traffic safety by participating in poster and video contests as part of the annual “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” safety campaign.Natalie Williams, Great Bend, was a 2016 Poster Contest Winner in the South Central Kansas division.


New GB admin eyes city/county cooperation

The Barton County Commission Monday morning took time to welcome a new government officials to town. They were introduced to Kendal Francis, who was appointed recently by the City of Great Bend as the new city administrator, and it could be a cozy connection.


City fills IT post; PD staff nearly full

“We have hired a network administrator,” he said. James Cell will start with the city on Monday, Aug. 20.


New trial set in rape case

A man facing more than 50 years in prison for raping a Great Bend woman will get a new jury trial, now that the Kansas Court of Appeals has overturned his conviction.Steven Terry “Dewey” Jordan, 48, was convicted of rape, aggravated burglary and criminal damage to property in 2015. Because he was no


City abates former hotel property

Located at 3017 10th St., trash cans around the site are over flowing, weeds have been allowed to grow and other maintenance has not been done, City Sanitarian Austin LaViolette said. Even after city personnel and volunteer private citizens have fought back the vegetation, it is still an eyesore.


Made in Great Bend, America

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) toured Doonan Specialized Trailers on Wednesday and heard first-hand how tariffs on steel and aluminum are hurting the local manufacturing plant. Mike Gordy, co-manager of operations, said it now costs an addition $800 to build a trailer.The company is not alone.“We’ve go