Ness County

Ness County, Kansas

202 W Sycamore St
Ness City, KS 67560
Phone: (785) 798-2401
Fax: (785) 798-3829

In west-central KS, north of Dodge City; established Feb 26, 1867. Name Origin: For Noah V. Ness (?-1864), a corporal in the Kansas cavalry killed in the Civil War, and the only corporal to be so honored in KS

Area (sq mi):: 1075.00 (land 1074.75; water 0.26) Population per square mile: 2.80
Population 2005: 3,009 State rank: 89 Population change: 2000-20005 -12.90%; 1990-2000 -14.40% Population 2000: 3,454 (White 97.50%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 43.90
Income 2000: per capita $17,787; median household $32,340; Population below poverty level: 8.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,316-$31,492
Unemployment (2004): 3.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 16.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Paramedics found the woman's skin was welded to the toilet seat after McFarren called the Ness County sheriff expressing concern for his girlfriend in February.
Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said it appeared the 35-year-old woman's skin had grown around the seat.
For all that time, the boyfriend, whom authorities would not identify, took her food and water, and, he told Ness County Sheriff's officers, begged her to come out.
In an account of the case by Associated Press reporter Roxana Hegeman -- the one rocketing around office e-mails nationwide -- Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said the 35-year-old at first insisted nothing was wrong, and she didn't want to leave.
It wasn't ours, I guess it was Hutchinson's, because that's where I read it," Jerry Clarke, editor and publisher of the local weekly, the Ness County News, told E&P.
In addition, the county with the greatest pull factor was Ness County, followed closely by Ellis County.