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It’s showtime

The City of Great Bend will dabble in broadcast television, the City Council decided Monday night. For a six-month trial period, the council's regular meetings will be shown on the city's public-access cable Channel 20.

December 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Study to look at pay, compensation of city personnel

For the first time since 1999, the City of Great Bend will undergo a comprehensive wage and compensation study, a divided City Council decided Monday night.

December 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Divided council names Bailey police chief

A split Great Bend City Council confirmed Mayor Mike Allison's appointment of Great Bend Police Lt. David Bailey as police chief in a tense meeting Monday night that included verbal sniping between the capacity crowd and the council and amongst the council members themselves.

December 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Holiday donations

The Golden Belt Community Foundation hosted the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee Thursday morning to celebrate the results of Giving Tuesday Nov. 28. It used the event to give away over $170,000 to area non-profit entities, just in time for Christmas.

December 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Program brings food to needy local seniors

A host of local partners are joining the Kansas Food Bank to bring a new federal food program for low-income seniors to Barton County, said KFB Community Relations Manager Debi Kreutzman.

December 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council’s number-one goal: Serve the community

It was an eye opening experience for the newly elected Great Bend City officials as Interim City Administrator George Kolb Wednesday afternoon discussed the ins and outs of city government, including executive sessions, how to handle the pubic during a meeting, ethics and the dangers of social media posts.

December 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New city council members learn the ropes

Although they won't officially be a part of the City of Great Bend governing body until January, the meeting Monday afternoon was a chance for the incoming council members to get a glimpse behind the curtain.

December 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


SRCA dragstrip sees more spectators

Hank Denning and the other volunteer members of the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association often ask themselves if what they do at the famed Great Bend dragstrip is worth it. Then, they see the track featured nationally and realize it is.

December 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


2018 appraisal process underway

The Barton County Appraiser's Office has started its final review process, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said. This is a process where appraisals for the Jan. 1, 2018, values are taken to the field and each property is reviewed.

December 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Additional work to Radium Bridge OKed

In June, the Barton County Commission approved L&M Contractors of Great Bend performing long-needed repairs to a bridge over the Arkansas River southwest of Great Bend. However, as this project reached the half-way point, additional problems were discovered, County Engineer Barry McManaman told the County Commission Monday morning.

December 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs buying more auto defib units

When someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, seconds count. That is why a divided Great Bend City Council Monday night approved buying the 10 automatic external defibrillators to be placed in city facilities.

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New city HR director introduced

The City of Great Bend has a new human resources director, Interim City Administrator George Kolb announced to the City Council Monday night. Hired was Randy Keasling.

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission moves on courthouse repairs

All five Barton County commissioners agreed Monday morning that something must be done to preserve the stately Barton County Courthouse turns which turns 100 years old next year. They just didn't all agree on how to make that happen.

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS Hall of Fame

Great Bend High School has announced its 2017 inductees to the GBHS Hall of Fame. Recognized will be two individuals, one a longtime swimming coach and the other a respected architect.

November 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


THANK YOU SANTA, MRS. CLAUS

Randy and Sandy Smith, who portrayed Santa and Mrs. Claus at Christmas in Great Bend for decades, will serve as the grand marshals for the Home for the Holidays Parade Saturday night, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said.

November 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

January 04, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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