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Headhunter hired to find city adminstrator

The search for a new city administrator has begun.

February 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


What’s up at the bottoms?

In noting the facilities successes from the past year, Kansas Wetlands Education Center Director Curtis Wolf said it is important to thank all those who made it possible.

February 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas lawmakers respond to State of the Union Address

Members of the Kansas congressional delegation were among the throng packed into the United States House of Representatives chamber Tuesday night for President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address. They liked what they heard, although they advised the administration not to leave rural America behind.

January 31, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


LOADS OF SUCCESS

Fields of massive white wind turbine parts and mounds of rock and cement are crowding the Great Bend transload facility west of town, a facility that continues to expand.

January 30, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Death of Gary Caplinger leaves Pawnee County reeling

LARNED – While mourning the Monday passing of 71-year-old Pawnee County Commissioner Gary Caplinger, county officials here must now also plan on how to fill his vacant seat in the commission chamber.

January 30, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Making rural blacktops safer

Several rural Barton County blacktops may become safer in the future after the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved applying for state funds to study signage on several of the roads.

January 30, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs new radio tower

The horizon of northern Barton County will change in the coming months after the Barton County Commission Monday morning blessed Midwest Energy's plan to erect a 350-foot comminations tower north of Susank.

January 29, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


911 to replace failing recording system

Sometimes, it is important to have a record of exactly what a caller to 911 says, for both safety and crime-fighting efforts. But, Barton County Communications' current recorder is on the fritz and the County Commission Monday morning approved replacing it.

January 29, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Success requires thick skin and good mentors

The writings of Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld have really struck a chord, leaving an impression on her colleagues around Kansas, as well as women around the world.

January 27, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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 and 35 years of continuous service. In all, those honored have racked up 350 years working for the county.

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 and construct an edible birdhouse feeder, during KWEC's February Saturday morning programs.

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 contract with Professional Engineering Consultants of Wichita to inspect the ongoing extensive $6 million water system improvement project.

January 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Council tables action on IT firm

Although Great Bend City Council members were fully aware of the dire need to improve the city's information technology, it voted Monday night to ...

February 19, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Miss Teen Kansas meets the council

Wearing her sash and bejeweled tiara, America's U.S. Miss Teen Kansas and Great Bend Middle School student Laura Daniels was introduced to the ...

February 19, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Courthouse structural study nearly done

With the Barton County Courthouse turning 100 years old this year, the first steps in determining how to restore the aging building are underway.

February 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


2017 a busy weather year in Barton County

Barton County and central Kansas were no strangers to nasty weather last year. Now, with the beginning of this year's severe weather season looming ...

February 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Funds exchange gives county more flexibility

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a supplement to the county's federal-aid fund exchange master agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation. The ...

February 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County Attorney’s Office accused of misconduct

An emotional Denise Rankin pleaded with Barton County Commissioners Monday morning to take action against County Attorney Amy Mellor and her assistant Douglas Matthews, alleging ...

February 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Jail, 911 see a lot of traffic in 2017

Editor's note: At Monday morning's Barton County Commission meeting, Operations Director Phil Hathcock presented a summary of departmental activities for 2017. This is ...

February 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Split council OKs social media policy

A revised social media policy and a brand-new whistle-blower policy for Great Bend city employees gained preliminary approval from a divided City Council Monday night ...

February 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Purchase of law enforcement equipment OKed

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved replacing aging devices serving Barton County law enforcement.

February 06, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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