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ROAD TO SOMEWHERE

On Dec. 3, 2015, Barton County was given the Kansas Asphalt Pavement Association Inc.'s second-place Full Depth Paving Award for Asphalt Pavement for work done on Railroad Avenue.

January 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Heating up

According to the National Fire Protection Association, heating is the second leading cause of U.S. home fires, deaths and injuries and December, January and February are the peak months for heating fires. In 2009-2013, heating equipment was involved in an estimated average of 56,000 reported home fires per year, which caused 470 deaths, 1,490 injuries and $1 billion in direct property damage.

January 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Be it resolved ...

"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man."

January 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


HOMELESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

On a late January night in southwest Kansas, there were an estimated 108 homeless residents seeking refuge from the cold. They were among 2,588 statewide and 564,708 across the nation.

December 31, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


It’s not too late for the flu shot

If you haven't had your flu shot, its not to late. Local and state health officials are urging all Kansans to get a flu vaccine.

December 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TAKING A ‘BOUGH’

Adorned with twinkling lights and glimmering ornaments, real Christmas trees helped fill many homes with holiday cheer. But, now that the season has past, what can be done with those seasonal pines?

December 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission gives nod to Heizer kennel

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a special use permit for property in Heizer for the construction of a dog kennel in the unincorporated community of Heizer.

December 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Services for job seekers getting overlooked

Sadly, the message about opportunities offered by the local Workforce Area I isn't reaching everyone who needs to hear it, Barton County Commissioner Don Davis said Monday morning.

December 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Think before you give

As the year draws to a close, many charities reach out for donations to make ends meet, However, scammers and con artists are also wanting your money and and use fake charities to get into your pockets. Fortunately, there is a way to find out if the cash you are shelling out is truly going to people in need.

December 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Safety record saves city money

The City of Great Bend will save some money on its workers compensation insurance, the City Council learned Monday night.

December 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission names emergency planning committee members

The Barton County Commission Monday morning made appointments to the Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee, the body charged with coordinating a response in case of a hazardous materials disaster.

December 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Landfill offers electronics disposal

Get a new TV under that tree? Need to get rid of that old one?

December 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County replaces wreck-damaged dump truck

The purchase of a new dump truck for the Barton County Road and Bridge Department to replace one damaged in an accident was OKed by the County Commission Monday morning. However, the action did not meet with unanimous approval.

December 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Clark Rusco honored upon retirement

The Barton County Commission Monday morning said goodbye to retiring County Engineer Clark Rusco, crediting him with reeling in millions of federal and state dollars while spearheading countless vital projects.

December 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Prevention and planning

As many of us prepare to visit family and friends over the Christmas holiday, they will be joining throngs of Americans going over the river and through the woods. The American Automobile Association reports that travel by car remains the most popular mode of transportation.

December 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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A responsive government

Very little is known about a letter sent by a county employee via registered mail to members of the Barton County Commission. In fact, nothing ...

February 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Judge rules to keep affidavits sealed

Little more information about the shooting death of 23-year-old Great Bend man Aron Villegas last November will be made public, at least until criminal proceedings ...

February 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission takes no action on personnel matter

The Barton County Commission took no action on an unspecified personnel matter after emerging from two executive sessions Monday morning. The closed-door discussions came at ...

February 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Congratulations!

The residents of Barton and Pawnee counties did it again.

February 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


First confirmed flu cases of season identified in Kansas

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has now confirmed the first influenza cases of the 2015-2016 season, the KDHE announced Thursday. Although the season ...

February 05, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Cost of winter storms adding up

Winter weather during the past couple of weeks has required emergency call-out and emergency cleanup by Barton County Road and Bridge Department, department Director Dale ...

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


MORE HOUSING ON THE WAY

A resolution approved by the Great Bend City Council Monday night should help bring more affordable rental housing for the communities seniors. The action supported ...

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Activity picking up at CVB

The Great Bend City Council was told Monday night that the number of Convention and Visitors Bureau projects has grown steadily since the first of ...

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mapping project could have far-reaching impact

There is a lot at stake with the new flood plain map being developed for the Cow Creek Watershed as it could impact zoning and ...

February 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Traffic increases at Wetlands Center

A lot has happened at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, center Site Manager Curtis Wolf told the Great Bend City Council Monday night during his ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council declares trailer house unsafe, sets hearing

The Great Bend City Council Monday night agreed with the findings of Building Inspector Lee Schneider and Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker that a dilapidated ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Less is more

Some Kansas legislators are saying that perhaps legislative sessions are too long. Perhaps, they should be shortened, curtailed to expedite decisions and save taxpayer money ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND

It was Under Sheriff Bruce Green who nominated Barton County Sheriff's Office Detective Sgt. Dave Paden to the county's last employee of the ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Put up or shut up

With all the time wasted voting to repeal Obamacare and all the time wasted railing against it, this seems like a sensible compromise.

January 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Tax credits approved for housing development

Another step in improving the housing stock in Great Bend received a boost this week with the approval of state tax credits for the Fairways ...

January 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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