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Barton County Sheriff Issued Summons Following KBI Investigation

KBIOn Wednesday morning, 55-year-old Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir of Great Bend was issued a summons to appear in Barton County District Court following an investigation by Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) agents.

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Halloween Fire Damages Russell Home

10-31-17 House Fire 1Russell Firefighters responded to a house fire Tuesday afternoon at 345 West 10th Street in Russell.

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Krauss Awarded in National Junior Hereford Association Fed Steer Shootout

Katherine Krauss NJHAHereford youth gained invaluable cattle feeding and industry education experience through the inaugural National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) Fed Steer Shootout.

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Change Clocks, Change Batteries in Smoke Alarms

Fall Back ClockDaylight Saving Time begins November 5, and as communities prepare to "fall back" one hour, the Office of the Kansas State Fire Marshal (OSFM) urges residents to practice fire safety by testing their smoke alarms and changing the batteries.

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Community Task Force Recommends Building New School, Other Additions

USD 407 BOE 7-13-15A Community Task Force formed a few months ago to review and assess the needs of USD 407's facilities met with the USD 407 Board of Education Monday evening to offer its recommendation.

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Man Arrested for Drugs in Lucas

Drug ArrestA man was arrested for possession of drugs in Lucas Monday night after running from a law enforcement officer.

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Cold Weather Rule Starts Nov. 1

Cold WeatherThe Cold Weather Rule, designed to help Kansans who are behind on their utility payments avoid disconnection during the winter months, begins November 1 and remains in effect through March 31.

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