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Council offers goals for city

Coming off their tour of city facilities June 13, Great Bend City Council members Monday night took time to outline their goals for the upcoming year as they continued their budget-planning process. Among the top priorities were ramping up clean-up efforts and further developing the city's recreational areas.

June 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs proceeding with water line improvement bonds

Citing the long-running need to revamp the city's water system, the Great Bend City Council Monday night gave a green light to proceed with the development of a bond financing plan to fund the multi-million-dollar project. This was only the first step in the process and no further action was taken.

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


With zika virus cases in Kansas, local residents should take care

Although none were in in Barton County, there have been four confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne zika virus in Kansas, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider said, adding that we should all still be taking precautions.

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission tables HR job decision, again

Monday morning marked the second time the Barton County Commission tabled discussion on the controversial hiring of a human resources manager. It also marked the second time in as many weeks the matter sparked debate and dissension among commissioners.

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Election letters

Well, here we are, smack in the middle of another election year with the Aug. 9 primary looming. Elections always stoke the editorial furnace here at the Tribune, and this year should be no different with several contested races at the local and state levels. With some candidate endorsement letters anticipated to trickle in and some campaigns starting to call and ask about how to make such submissions, it is a good time to offer a refresher course on out political campaign letter policy.

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County receives grant to bolster bike, pedestrian safety

It was a welcome gift coming at a time when Barton County officials face a tight budget year.

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Thanks, dad

On the third Sunday each June, Americans observe Father's Day, a celebration of the contribution that fathers and father figures make for their children's lives.

June 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The ‘Ark’ receives national trail designation

As part of a larger announcement, a 192-mile portion of the Arkansas River in Kansas was designated as a National Water Trail earlier this month, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reported. The trail begins in Great Bend and ends at the Kansas-Oklahoma border southeast of Arkansas City.

June 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County seeks to replace crumbling limestone bridge

After the County became involved with the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway, several Works Progress Administration native-stone bridges in the northern part of the County were placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

June 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Scammed county money entered into books

Within a week of being scammed out of $48,600, the county had been notified that $34,360.70 had been collected and would be returned. This was good news, but County Treasurer Kevin Wondra said it needed to be determined into what account both the expenditure and receipt of funds would be booked.

June 14, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission looks at hiring HR manager

Following a sometimes heated discussion over the hiring of a human relations manager for Barton County, the County Commission Monday morning voted to table the matter until its next meeting June 20.

June 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Be careful out there

It seems they go hand in hand – summer travel season and summer road construction projects.

June 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Be patient

For some, the 2016 wheat harvest is underway and for others it is in the near future. Either way, it is time for all of us to take care on area roadways.

June 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Way to go

Congratulations Great Bend and Barton County, you pulled it off this past very busy weekend.

June 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Stormy weather

Whether or not the weather is threatening, we must be prepared for the worst this time of year.

June 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


Commission eyes tower to improve communications

For some time, Barton County law enforcement officers have had a difficult time with communications in the far northeast part of the county. Officials hope ...

July 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The new political ‘odor’

With the divisive presidential race and Big First congressional slug fest, many are complaining that they are not being heard. In some corners, folks are ...

July 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County audit clean, but reflects scam

Melissa Ille of Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball prefaced Barton County's 2015 audit report to the Barton County Commission on a positive note.

July 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Demel named employee of the quarter

Gary Demel started at Barton County Road and Bridge Department over four decades ago with a shovel in his hand and rose to become the ...

July 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Poll tests waters for primary, key issues

HAYS – The Great Bend Tribune joined other Kansas newspapers and Fort Hays State University's Docking Institute of Public Affairs to conduct a political poll ...

July 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The heat is on

Well folks, summer is here with the high temperatures expected to be in the 90s and 100s for the next several days.

July 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Local officials learn from massive wilfire

When the Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee, sponsored by Barton County Emergency Management, met July 12 for its third quarterly meeting of 2016, members ...

July 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Street Stroll, movie and sidewalk sale on horizon

There will be a lot going on Thursday and Friday in Great Bend, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said.

July 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Police, Royals team up for baseball card program

While kids are out roaming the city collecting imaginary monsters in Pokemon Go, the Great Bend Police Department is hoping they will be interested in ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission authorizes stop sign for dangerous intersection

A Beaver resident called County Engineer Barry McManaman with concerns about an uncontrolled intersection two miles south and one mile east of the small, northeastern ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Holmes given nod as city sanitarian

Tom Holmes has been a staple at Great Bend City Council meetings of late. After the departure of the city sanitarian, it fell to him ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Repairs coming to landfill scale house

The Barton County Landfill currently has a building on-site that is used for scale operations, office space, employee training and includes a shop. However, it ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


PARTY DOWN GREAT BEND

There are a lot of activities planned for the annual Party in the Park Saturday, Aug. 13, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the ...

July 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood, others still waiting for tax info

Ellinwood City Attorney Bob Peter had one message for the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

July 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County resident concerned about car insurance phone calls

Retired Hoisington physician Dan Witt was somewhat relieved after the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning.

July 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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