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Great Bend firm granted adjusted sewer rates

The water and sewer rates for the City of Great Bend are based on an average of usage from November through January to avoid including the seasonal high usage during the summer months.

November 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Street closings OKed for Christmas parade

The Great Bend City Council Monday night took steps to make the annual downtown Christmas celebration safer and more family friendly when it approved several street closings for the night of the festivities.

November 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Warming trend

The fall chill is in the air, a sign winter will soon be here.

November 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A time for exploration

Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes knows Great Bend is a great place. Sadly, many folks don't get out and take advantage their hometown.

October 31, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Fire plug colors have a meaning

The color of the tops, or bonnets, of each of the city's 500-plus red fire plugs has a story to tell.

October 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City to start flushing fire hydrants

The job of maintaining the City of Great Bend's army of 500 fire plugs falls to the Water Division of the Public Works Department. This is no insignificant task as these steel sentinels stand ready to help save property and lives in times of crisis.

October 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Change your clocks, change your smoke alarm batteries

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday and as communities prepare to "fall back" one hour, the Great Bend Fire Department and the Office of the Kansas State Fire Marshal urge residents to practice fire safety by testing their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and changing the batteries.

October 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Volunteering vets to be honored

On Monday, Nov. 9, in advance of Veterans Day, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program will recognize those who have not only served their community, but also their nation.

October 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wind can close landfill

During the fall, winds can be strong enough to close the Barton County Landfill, Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock said.

October 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission asks why no action taken on trashy properties

A complaint from rural Barton County resident Clarence Bieberle about a trashy property near his home north of Odin led to a harsh rebuke by the County Commission Monday morning of the County Attorney's Office and its lack of action on numerous zoning and nuisance code violations.

October 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Community Corrections and county handbook on agenda

Among the items addressed by the Barton County Commission Monday morning was the approval of the year-end outcomes for the 21st Judicial District's Central Kansas Community Corrections. State law requires the review and approval of the Barton County Commissioners, as the administrative county for the 21st Judicial District. This has been a successful year for CKCC, Director Amy Boxberger told the commissions Monday morning.

October 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


ETCHED IN STONE

The Barton County Commission Monday morning invited the public to the long-awaited dedication of the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial's first commemorative stone The event will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

October 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission honors long-time employees

The Barton County Commission Monday morning took time to thank several employees for their years of service.

October 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A housing opportunity

Two years ago, the city commissioned a housing needs study as part of its application for a Rural Housing Incentive District, a tax-credit program. The study quantified the need for housing at different levels and types. It also verified the shortage is expected to worsen if no incentives are put in place, and that the shortage is detrimental to the community's growth.

October 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


UWCK kickin’ it casually

Wednesday, Nov. 18, is National Philanthropy Day, and the United Way of Central Kansas is taking it very casually, UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner-Smith said. The UWCK is sponsoring the second-annual Dress Down the Town benefit to raise funds for the 2016 campaign.

October 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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If snow comes, county, KDOT crews ready

Winter may arrive this week, according to the National Weather Service. Patchy snow is likely Wednesday morning, made worse by north winds gusting up to ...

December 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Take the tour of lights

When it comes to looking at Christmas lights, perhaps the first things that come to mind are the Plaza in Kansas City or Botanica in ...

December 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


New stop signs to pop up in county

Comments from Barton County residents expressing safety concerns about two rural intersections prompted the County Commission Monday morning to approve the installation of stop signs ...

December 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Keep it at home

First, no one is blind to the fact that people will travel to shop for the holidays. Larger communities have much to offer. Second, there ...

December 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Deck the Halls safely this holiday season

As the holidays approach, Great Bend residents are becoming increasingly excited about adorning their homes for the season. However, these decorations, as beautiful as they ...

December 03, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


OPEC deal could trigger gas price hikes

It came just in time for the holiday driving season.

December 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Holiday hiring strong statewide, nationwide

TOPEKA – With the holiday seasonal hiring leading the way, Kansas' October seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, the same rate that was reported ...

December 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Giving Tuesday has passed, but giving continues

Tuesday was Giving Tuesday, a day set aside to shift the focus from holiday shopping to holiday giving.

November 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission gives nod to joint extension council

Calling it a preemptive strike against potential state-forced consolidation, the Barton County Commission Monday morning gave its blessing to a proposed joint Kansas State University ...

November 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Give on Giving Tuesday

With today being Giving Tuesday kicking of the holiday giving season, nearly a third of all annual giving taking place in December, the personal-finance website ...

November 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Keep it local

Christmas shopping lists.

November 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A time to give thanks

Thursday is Thanksgiving and sadly, it sometimes gets lost in the shuffle. This is that uniquely American holiday that falls between Memorial Day and Christmas ...

November 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A passion for agriculture

Michael Bahr is a fifth-generation Barton County farmer and past Barton County Banker Conservation Award winner for soil conservation, as well as President of Tall ...

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


Saving the soil and so much more

The Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) gives its Conservation Awards annually. The awards are often referred to as the ...

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


Burdett putt-putt course near completion

BURDETT - It's been a long time coming, but its almost done.

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Pawnee County


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