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Barber County Sheriff's Office log

Kiowa Fire Department and Deputy Woods responded to a possible gas leak on north Sixth Street in Kiowa. Medicine Lodge ambulance transported patient from north Cherry to Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital. Medicine Lodge ambulance transported patient from west Third to Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital


Master Gardener shares shade area plant tips with Pratt Master Gardeners

Kathy Bagwell of Artistic Transformations and a K-State Master Gardener shared plant suggestions for shade areas with Pratt Master Gardeners and others at March 14 meeting. Spring is finally here and that means its time to get to work in the garden. Some garden areas are in heavy shade and its diffi

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM - 2018-03-20 14:30:21

Waterline work concerning business owners

The Main Street stretch of the massive waterline replacement project started in February with the anticipation it would take several months. Now, one month in, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said there is some grumbling among downtown shopkeepers. "Since the waterline project has

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 21:20:00

Farmers, turkeys and chickens in 1978

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be. This week in 1978, in San Francisco, the Robe

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2018-03-22 02:16:00

Commission shares frustration with county attorney

A unified Barton County Commission appreciated the plight of Denise Rankin, the former Great Bend woman accusing the County Attorney's Office of botching the handling of the sexual abuse case against her ex-husband. But, sadly, commissioners told her Monday morning there wasn't much they could do t

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 17:52:00

Nearly 1,500 acres burn east of Kiowa Friday

March 21, 2018 Burlington's Marci Hyde captured this view of the fire east of Kiowa from Burlington's Main Street. Kiowa, Kansas, Fire Chief Roger Robison said he received a call from a resident at 2:02 p.m. Friday about a grass fire east of Kiowa. He said the raging fire ended up burning 1,300 to 1

ALVAREVIEWCOURIER.COM - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

CME reverses course on addressing cattle market volatility

Recently, the CME issued an advisory notice to the marketplace that stated three delivery points would not renew their participation on the Live Cattle Futures Contract: North Platte, Nebraska; Columbus, Nebraska, and Pratt, Kansas. We understand that participating in the delivery mechanism on the c


City to hire IT professional

Members of the City of Great Bend's information technology committee weighed carefully the advantages and disadvantages of hiring a full-time information technology manager for the city against contracting with an outside party to handle the important task. In the end, the committee - consisting of

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 17:58:00

Gov. Jeff Colyer takes drought tour to southwest Kansas

Dean Bird, center, digs in the field with a shovel during Gov. Jeff Colyer's drought tour March 15. Bird is the farm manager for David Clawson of Englewood, who is on the far left. (Journal photo by Amy Bickel.) FacebookTwitterEmailPrintSave Gov. Jeff Colyer kneels in Conservation Reserve Program ac


Kiowa Mayor Rohr gets FEMA training

New Kiowa Mayor Ron Rohr said he's wanting to learn as much as he can to enhance his mayoral duties. He's been undergoing FEMA training online through FEMA's emergency management institute. He's working with Barber County Emergency Management Director Mike Loreg on the project. Rohr has already rece

ALVAREVIEWCOURIER.COM - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Pratt 3 p.m. livestock auction report

The Pratt Livestock, Pratt, Kansas, March 15, reported estimated receipts of 5,000 head, according to the USDA to Kansas Department of Agriculture Market News, Dodge City, Kansas. Compared to a week ago, there were not enough feeder steers in early sales for a comparison. The feeder heifers weighing


Disturbance leads to arrest on aggravated battery charge

A Great Bend man was arrested Saturday evening following a disturbance at 2721 Forest Ave. At 5:40 p.m. a caller reported Nicholas Hixson hitting subjects with a chair and a pipe, and had broken a vehicle's window. He was booked into the Barton County Detention Center on charges of aggravated batte


Crews battling grass fire in Kiowa County

KIOWA COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) Crews are fighting a grass fire in Kiowa County this afternoon. Undersheriff Scott McCann says the fire is located in a rural part of the county, about a half mile from Mullinville and spreads more than two miles east. McCann says the fire started when a semi-truck transpor


Sedgwick County deputy arrested in domestic battery case, sheriff says

A deputy with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office was arrested Monday evening in the 2200 block of South Belmont on suspicion of domestic battery. Sheriff Jeff Easter said the man, 29-year-old Vincent Folston, has been a road deputy for 2 years. He is on paid administrative leave pending the outc


Huge wild fires in Rice and Mcpherson counties

LYONS - Firefighting crews from around central Kansas including a brush truck from Great Bend were fighting three wildfires in Rice and McPherson counties Wednesday evening. As of 5 p.m., the fire was being propelled by 25 mile-per-hour winds from the southwest. Gov. Jeff Colyer issued a disaster de


Vehicle abandoned following GBPD pursuit

A motorist led a Sgt. Ryan DeYoung from the Great Bend Police Department on a pursuit at 3:22 a.m. Sunday. The sergeant reportedly attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding in the 1500 block of Second Street and the driver refused to stop. The pursuit was terminated. The vehicle was found abandoned a


After termination of Kiowa Police Chief, other officer resigns

March 14, 2018 At the February meeting of the Kiowa City Council, the council voted to reject Chief Steve Johnson's letter of resignation and then voted to terminate him with one no vote as was reported in the Newsgram. At the council's March meeting Monday night, following executive session, City A


Strong Kansas winds fueling fires that can be seen on radar

Howling winds fed a fresh round of grass fires in Kansas on Friday, as fire crews fought to protect homes and livestock from rapidly moving flames. Grass fires broke out in Butler, Reno, Barber and Kingman counties Friday afternoon, their plumes visible on radar as strong west winds sent flames raci