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High Court upholds Gleason death penalty

The United States Supreme Court Monday rejected convicted killer Sidney Gleason's appeal of his death penalty sentence, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor announced Tuesday afternoon.

October 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


THE ‘BEAR’ ESSENTIALS

Another donation from the Dorothy Morrison Foundation will allow the city to let sleeping bears lie.

October 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


CKCC rising to meet challenges

After hearing an update on the Fiscal Year 2017 outcomes for Central Kansas Community Corrections Monday morning, the County Commission approved the 20th Judicial District agency's comprehensive plan which provides funding for CKCC.

October 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A PATH TO THE FUTURE

Noting its importance to the community's health and vitality, repairs will soon commence on the much-used Great Bend hike and bike trail, the City Council decided Monday night.

October 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Committee picked to interview police chief applicants

Taking another step in returning the city back to normal following the controversy involving now-resigned Police Chief Clifton Couch and city officials, Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison Monday night named a committee to interview applicants to fill the job of top cop.

October 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Bushton man dies following Thursday night altercation

LORRAINE - Kevin L. Wagner, 55, of Bushton died Saturday in a Wichita hospital after receiving a head injury Thursday during an altercation in Lorraine, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported Monday afternoon. The preliminary autopsy report indicated he died from blunt force trauma.

October 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Given the number of victims touched by domestic violence, the Barton County Commission Monday morning proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This marks the 30th anniversary of this annual observance.

October 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marshall, Roberts: Tax plan good for Kansas

WASHINGTON - As the winners and losers under President Donald Trump's massive, $5 trillion tax overhaul announced Wednesday were parsed, congressional lawmakers met to discuss the proposed blueprint for rewriting the tax code and what their next step would be.

September 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


REACHING THE CENTURY MARK

As plans are in the works to mark the Barton County Courthouse's centennial in 2018, plans are also underway to make long-needed repairs to the venerable structure.

September 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New pickup, loaders purchases OKed

In approving the purchase of a new pickup for the Engineering Department, the Barton County Commission Monday morning opted not to trade in the truck currently used by the engineering technician.

September 25, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs 15 percent water rate hike

In light of the massive water line replacement project that will soon be underway in Great Bend, the City Council Monday night approved a 15 percent water rate increase to pay for the bonds needed for the effort, City Clerk Shawna Schafer said.

September 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


WorkFit program saves county money

Noting it is money well spent, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the continuation of the agreement for physical capacity profile testing with WorkFit.

September 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council fills key city vacancies

It was a busy night Monday for the Great Bend City Councils as it filled several key positions left vacant recently as fallout from the controversy surrounding the city and now-resigned Police Chief Clifton Couch.

September 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs revamped financial controls

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an updated resolution outlining how the county manages accounts with financial institutions, a change that also revamps the duties of the county treasurer and others who touch county funds.

September 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Algae resurfaces at Vets

Great Bend's Veterans Memorial Lake is again under a toxic blue-green algae warning, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism announced Thursday afternoon. It is one of 11 lakes under a warning and three under a watch.

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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FHSU, rural Kansas meeting challenges

The concerns plaguing Fort Hays State University are the same as those plaguing rural Kansas as a whole, FHSU Interim Provost Jeff Briggs said. And ...

October 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sonic data breach hits close to home

It was all about a quick lunch at Sonic in Great Bend. That's how Laura Mason became one of millions of Sonic customers nationwide ...

October 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Street closings for Christmas parade set

The Home for the Holidays Festival and Parade is just around the corner, and plans are already underway, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told ...

October 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Extended 8th Street is a go

The much anticipated expansion of Eighth Street between Walmart on Grant Street and Dillon's on McKinley will proceed, following action by the Great Bend ...

October 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Juvenile Services hopes to utilize equine therapy

Thinking outside the traditional therapy box, the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services hopes to get youth and families on horses, Juvenile Services Director Marissa Woodmansee ...

October 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The flu does more than make you sick

Editor's note: The Barton County Health Department is holding a special flu shot clinic Oct. 28. This is the first of a two-part series ...

October 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Don’t hold our kids hostage

It is said that all politics is local, and nothing could be more accurate than with the Congressional delay in reauthorizing the Children's Health ...

October 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Several election-related deadlines looming

The Nov. 7 general election is less than a month away and election officials want to remind registered Barton County voters of pending deadlines, including ...

October 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


All local candidates to be at LWV forum

The League of Women Voters will host a candidates' forum on Tuesday night, and all those who have filed for local offices have accepted the ...

October 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County green lights stop signs

Citing limited visibility, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the placement of stop signs at the intersection of NW 70 Avenue and NW 20 ...

October 12, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 112 eying bond issue

WILSON - Central Plains Middle School in Bushton could be a template for lighting and HVAC improvements throughout Central Plains Unified School District 112, Superintendent Greg ...

October 12, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Jumping in with both feet

New Barton County Treasurer Jim Jordan raised his right hand and took the oath of office from County Clerk Donna Zimmerman early Tuesday morning.

October 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood revitalization plan OKed by Barton County Commission

In an effort to help spur improvements in the community, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an interlocal agreement for the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan ...

October 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


From horror to heroes

It's been a week since 64-year-old Stephen Paddock unleashed a deadly spay of bullets on concert goers in Las Vegas. But, Great Bend residents ...

October 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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