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A changing of the guard

The new City of Great Bend governing body members officially took their seats in the City Council chambers at City Hall after taking their oaths during a special council meeting Monday afternoon.

January 08, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Homeowners urged to test or radon

What you can't see (or smell) my hurt you.

January 06, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zoning Board grants variances to township

The Barton County Zoning Appeals Board held two public hearings on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. As a result of these public hearings, the board voted to grant two "after the fact" zoning variance requests to South Homestead Township relating to the building erected without permits or floodplain compliance in April 2015, Environmental Manager Judy Goreham said.

January 06, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Pawnee County deputy under investigation

LARNED – A deputy with the Pawnee County Sheriff's Office is under investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the KBI confirmed Friday afternoon.

January 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zoning Board grants variances to township

The Barton County Zoning Appeals Board held two public hearings on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. As a result of these public hearings, the board voted to grant two "after the fact" zoning variance requests to South Homestead Township relating to the building erected without permits or floodplain compliance in April 2015, Environmental Manager Judy Goreham said.

January 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council tables action of condemned bridge

The issue of the old wooden bridge east of Great Bend along Park Street dates back over 80 years. Now, since that bridge has been condemned blocking a farmer's access to his land, the bridge straddling the Lischesky Ditch has become a problem.

January 04, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A complex issue

In his three months as Great Bend's interim city administrator, George Kolb has witnessed numerous deficiencies in the city's information technology. These could pose a risk to the city and the residents it serves, he said.

January 03, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Committee named to find administrator

A search committee consisting of current city officials and new Great Bend governing body members was selected to complete interviews for a permanent city administrator. This person will take over for George Kolb who was hired as interim administrator last September in the wake of long-time City Administrator Howard Partington's August retirement.

January 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fostering leadership

City officials joined the Great Bend Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Eduction program at Tuesday night's City Council meeting to recognize 10 fifth-grade students for writing outstanding essays as a part of the 2017 D.A.R.E. classes.

January 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission renames Hipp county counselor

Carey Hipp will serve another year as the Barton County counselor, the County Commission decided Tuesday morning. The item had been on the commission's agenda last week but was tabled since Commissioner Alicia Straub was absent and commissioners thought it best to have all five members present for the vote.

January 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council to form city administrator search committee

When the Great Bend City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the City Office, 1209 Williams, the agenda includes the formation of a city administrator search committee,

January 01, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Stay Strong, Stay Healthy workshop begins soon

As we get older, staying active remains important, and an upcoming workshop targets this need, said Donna Krug, family and consumer science agent and district director for the Cottonwood Extension District – Great Bend Office.

December 30, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas employment sets record

TOPEKA – There are more Kansans working now than ever before, according to the Kansas Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics. Preliminary estimates show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.5 percent in November, down from 3.6 percent in October and down from 4.3 percent in November 2016.

December 28, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Looking sharp

Local officials will soon have a new, sharper birds-eye view of Barton County.

December 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Looking backward and forward

With this year comes to an end, United Way of Central Kansas wanted folks to take a moment to look back at 2017 and reflect on how the communities came together to create real impacts on the lives of fellow residents.

December 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Human trafficking a problem locally

When it comes to the insidious crime of human trafficking, Barton County is not immune.

January 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Three centuries of service

Noting the value longevity of service brings to Barton County, the County Commission Monday morning recognized county employees for five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 ...

January 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


KWEC offers winter kids programs

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center has the cure for the winter blues – nature programs. Kids will make a shadow puppet, investigate feathers, discover backyard birds ...

January 19, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Showing the love for GB

A retail promotion is allowing shoppers to show the love to Great Bend merchants. The first-ever I Heart GB Valentine Giveaway opened last Saturday.

January 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TRAIL TRAFFIC

For over 2,000 folks from around the area and across the country, the holiday trail led to Great Bend.

January 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Waterline inspection contract renewed

Citing satisfaction with the services provided by the city's on-call engineering firm, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved an extension of the ...

January 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City eyeing safe zone for online buyers

Thousands of area residents buy, sell and trade items via internet sites, and a Great Bend woman believes having a designated spot for these transactions ...

January 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City, landowner settle bridge issue

There was a bit of good news when the Great Bend City Council Monday night heard an update on the beleaguered Park Street bridge over ...

January 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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