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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, safety officials are urging folks to be ready.

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 agreement allows the exchange of the county's annual allotment of federal road and bridge funds for state funds.

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 their office had bungled the case against her ex-husband, Jeffrey Allen Rankin, alleging he molested her children.

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 the first of two articles outlining these. Part two will appear in Friday's Great Bend Tribune.

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. Final approval will be on the agenda when the council meets next Feb. 19.

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


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


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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


4-way stop eyed for ‘problem’ intersection

County officials called the junction of North Washington and NE 30 Road a "problem intersection," and looked Monday morning at ways to make it safer ...

April 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


An historic achievement

Monday was Central Plains High School Basketball State Champions Day in Barton County, but the team members didn't get much of a chance to ...

April 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Third stone for vet memorial in the works

A third stone for the on-going Golden Belt Veterans Memorial will be purchased, the Barton County Commission decided Monday morning.

April 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Water, sewer billing explained

Many Great Bend residents don't understand how the city bills for water and sewer usage, an issue officials hope to address with a new ...

April 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


House damaged by fire had to be demolished

A house ravaged by fire at 2506 Gano last Thursday night was damaged so badly it was declared an unsafe structure and razed by city ...

April 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Second time not a charm

Monday night, the Great Bend City Council again voted on a charter ordinance setting term limits for council members and for the mayor. Again, it ...

April 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New crossing coming to country intersection

Fuzzy Brewer Corner will get a new railroad crossing after action by the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

April 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hathcock’s title changes to county administrator

Following the resignation of long-time County Administrator Richard Boeckman, Barton County Landfill Director Phil Hathcock was named county operations director in May 2017 to help ...

April 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sheriff breaks silence on charges against him

In an emotional impromptu statement to Barton County commissioners Monday morning, Sheriff Brian Bellendir broke his silence on charges leveled against him, calling them politically ...

April 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Judge revokes Hirsh’s parole

Since he did not complete a batterer's intervention program as required under his post-release agreement, former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Darrin Hirsh's parole ...

April 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Trial date pending for Kern

Lafe Kern, the man charged in a two-vehicle collision that left four injured, stood moot during his arraignment in Barton County District Court Friday afternoon ...

April 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Social media regulation needed

There has been much hullabaloo recently over social media giant Facebook and accusations that personal information on its users was leaked. Founder Mark Zuckerberg has ...

April 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


First moves made on 2018 Farm Bill

The House Committee on Agriculture Thursday introduced the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also know as the 2018 Farm Bill. This marks the first ...

April 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barnett: State has image problem

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett worked the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce coffee Thursday morning at the Great Bend Public Library, admitting to those he ...

April 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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