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A great state fair

The Kansas State Fair has started its annual 10-day at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. This is the largest single event in the state, and annually attracts approximately 335,000 people from all 105 Kansas counties and several and beyond.

September 12, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Work progressing on K-4 overlook

Construction on the much-anticipated Cheyenne Bottoms scenic overlook east of Hoisington on K-4 could begin in November, the Barton County Commission learned Monday morning. This news came after commissioners approved a revised memorandum of understanding with the Kansas Division of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism which is splitting the cost of the project with the county.

September 12, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Memorial park fence to be restored

Barton County commissioners Monday morning knew the ornate north and south fences at Golden Belt Memorial Park had to be restored. They were just frustrated that the restoration had to come only a few years after the wrought-iron fencing had been installed.

September 12, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Lest we forget

In 2014, an unidentified man walked into a fire station in Washington State and turned over a plastic bag containing an American flag. He claimed it was the same flag raised by firefighters over the smoking rubble of the World Trade Center following the horrific terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

September 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Treasurer sees tax sale as last resort

When the Barton County Treasurer's Office first filed on properties with delinquent taxes in March, there were 129. Now, with the county's annual tax sale looming, there are only 64 parcels on the list, Treasurer Kevin Wondra said.

September 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Drug bust turns up code violations

It was a two-for-one deal for the city last week when the Great Bend Police Department served a search warrant for drugs on a residence in the 400 block of Walnut. Police Chief Cliff Couch said officers discovered the house was hooked up to numerous illegal utilities, and was also in violation of numerous codes and sanitarian-type issues. The house was ultimately red-tagged by the for code violations.

September 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A vital lesson

Hundreds of Barton County fourth graders descended on the Ron and Debbie Koelsch farm west of Great Bend Wednesday. They were taking part in the annual Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Kids Ag Day.

September 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Club hooked on helping local lakes

There was nothing fishy about the announcement made at the Great Bend City Council meeting Tuesday night. Check that, yes there was.

September 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Two for one

It could be a double play for the City of Great Bend after a scene of dueling baseball teams at the City Council meeting Monday night.

September 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Watson honored for work on Veterans Memorial

It was fitting.

September 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Driver’s license office to stay put

By all indications, the Barton County Driver's Licensing Office will remain on the second floor of the courthouse where it has been for number of years, the County Commission learned Tuesday morning.

September 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Be prepared

Whew! We dodged the spring storm season without many weather-related incidents. So, we are safe now, right?

September 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


What is Labor Day?

Like so many holidays, the true message and meaning of Labor Day has gotten lost in commercial hype.

September 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County OKs new radio towers

Midwest Energy was given the go-ahead Monday morning to proceed with a plan to bolster its communications after the Barton County Commission approved conditional use permits allowing the construction of three radio towers.

August 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Planning commission stays busy

According to Barton County Environmental Manager Judy Goreham, there have been six public hearings for various zoning-related issues over the summer months, with another one coming up in September.

August 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


Appraiser’s Office gathering data to set 2017 values

The Barton County Appraiser's Office is in the process of collecting new construction information and reviewing properties that have sold, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld ...

September 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


PROTECTING WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE

TOPEKA – Hunting, fishing and trapping have long been important to the way of life for many Kansans, as well as a massive economic boom for ...

September 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County receives insurance dividend

Cody Smith of the Alliance Insurance Group Monday morning presented a $11,978.36 dividend return check as a result of the county's participation ...

September 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County’s annual tax sale approaching

The County recently took judgment on the parcels remaining on the 2016 Tax Sale and with about two weeks until the annual tax sale, about ...

September 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Look beyond the debates

It was anticipated that the first presidential debates between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton which took place Monday night would draw an audience ...

September 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Commission sets meeting on GB Coop zoning request

To accommodate Great Bend Coop's growing grain glut, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a special meeting for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct ...

September 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County administrator announces planned retirement

Barton County Administrator Richard Boeckman publicly told county commissioners Monday morning that he plans to step down from his post come next March, but he ...

September 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Setting a standard,for now

Kansas roads are in great shape, at least for the time being.

September 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


New feature goes up at Bark Park

First, it is announced that a new fitness trail for humans is going up at Veterans Memorial Park. This week, the popular park went to ...

September 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Firefighters climb stairs in honor of 9/11

It was a time to honor those who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and a time to honor their own.

September 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Come Nov. 8, Barton County ‘motor voters’ good to go

Barton County Clerk Donna Zimmerman wants all county voters who registered via the so-called Motor Voter Act at the Department of Motor Vehicles offices to ...

September 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wornkey earns state honor

September 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Business


City proceeds with GBPD remodeling effort

The Great Bend City Council voted Monday night to proceed with plans on how to best way to remodel the Great Bend Police Department. The ...

September 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


ANOTHER CHANCE

Citing progress in the cleaning up and repairing of four run-down homes in the 2100 block of 16th Street, the Great Bend City Council voted ...

September 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs leases for two baseball teams

It was a double play at the Great Bend City Council meeting Monday night as the council authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign lease agreements ...

September 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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