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Money lost

A Great Bend Tribune reader complained over the phone this week about the continued resistance by local gasoline retailers to lower their prices. Pump prices in Great Bend have been locked at $3.43 for weeks, even as they have tumbled elsewhere, making the per gallon cost among the highest in Kansas.

August 09, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Flashing yellow lights around town herald the start of another academic year. It also signals that drivers to be aware children could be crossing the streets in those school zones.

August 08, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

‘Massive’ die-off decimates Vets Lake fish population

The putrid stench of rotting fish hung heavy over Veterans Memorial Lake Friday morning and buzzards circled overhead.

August 08, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Reappraisal underway in Barton County

According to state law, the Appraiser's Office is required to re-inspect 17 percent of the county each year. Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said this year, her staff is measuring and inspecting properties located south of K-4 to 50 Road, including the rural areas and Olmitz, part of Hoisington, Albert and Barton Hills. Properties that have sold recently and/or have building permits will also be inspected.

August 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Straub wins District 4 commission seat by slim margin

It was a battle of Barton County natives as Alicia (Schartz) Straub narrowly defeated incumbent District 4 County Commissioner Ken Lebbin in the Republican primary Tuesday. Barring a successful write-in candidate in the November general election, Straub will assume the post come January.

August 05, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Loss of federal money could stymie byway tourism

Citing the potential damage to tourism efforts in the area, the Barton County Commission Monday approved sending letters of support for the National Scenic Byway Program to members of the Kansas Congressional delegation.

August 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

New landfill manager to take over

Rural Ellinwood resident Phillip Hathcock was introduced at the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning as the county's new solid waste manager.

August 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

A civic duty

Voters in Barton County have the chance to hit the polls Tuesday for the county-wide primary election. This election is an excellent opportunity to help guide our county and state for years to come. With advance voting and absentee voting, casting ballots is easier that it ever has been in the past, give residents fewer reasons not to head to the polls.

August 02, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Primary candidates listed

Below are the offices on the Tuesday primary ballot and the candidates who filed for them. The information comes from the Barton County Clerk's Office.

August 02, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Drug bust also nets counterfeiting evidence

Three Great Bend residents remain in jail following a drug raid a home near downtown Great Bend Friday morning. Authorities also found evidence of possible counterfeiting and forgery.

August 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Lights, camera, United Way in action

Join United Way of Central Kansas for its 2015 Campaign Kick-Off on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 723 Main in Great Bend. The theme is "Lights, Camera, United Way in Action" with an old Hollywood vibe.

August 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Election officer offer last-minute tips

Tuesday is primary election day for Barton County residents, and county Election Officer Donna Zimmerman has a few last advice for voters.

August 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Vandalism case considered hate crime

Vandalism was the last thing Ed McGilber thought he'd wake up to.

July 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Farmers markets offer healthful options

Every Thursday evening during the summer, downtown squares in Great Bend and St. John come to life as vendors peddle garden fresh produce.

July 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Tribune donates to Vets memorial; issues challenge

Every veteran with ties to Barton County should have a chance to be honored on the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial, Great Bend Tribune Publisher Mary Hoisington told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

July 29, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg

Audit part of ‘cost of doing business’

It was a costly pill for the Barton County commissioners to swallow Monday morning when they approved paying Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball $53,695 ...

October 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Tax distribution delays causing headaches

Much to the chagrin of numerous taxing entities in Barton County, the sales tax distribution that was due out by Sept. 20 has yet to ...

October 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Buildings declared ‘unsafe and dangerous’

The Great Bend City Council Monday night adopted a resolution setting 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 as the dates for a pubic hearings for ...

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

The last B-29 hangar to be razed

The last of the World War II B-29 hangers at the Great Bend Municipal Airport has been near collapse for several years, and the recent ...

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

End of an era

It is an unfortunate coincidence that came only a couple weeks after the tremendous success of the Great Bend Airfest, an event celebrating the communities ...

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


In November, the Barton County Historical Society will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of "The Rifleman," the original bronze statue by noted American ...

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Learn not to burn

Soon, Great Bend firefighters will be making their annual rounds to local grade schools. They will show the kids firefighters are not to be feared ...

October 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Last hazardous waste collection dates coming

In all, Barton County Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock said 52 participants dropped off 258 pounds of household hazardous waste at the Sept. 19 collection ...

September 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Go say hi

Do you know who lives next door to you? Have you ever actually exchanged a word with them? If so, congratulations, you're part of ...

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

BCSO lieutenant introduced

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir last week appointed Steve Billinger as lieutenant for the Barton County Sheriff's Office. On Monday morning, Bellendir introduced the ...

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission votes to re-up with Workfit

A Barton County Commission split over the cost narrowly approved the practice of the county paying for pre-employment physicals for new hires.

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Kansas AG prepping for arguments in U.S. high court

TOPEKA – When the U.S. Supreme Court begins its annual term next week, it will hear oral arguments in three Kansas capital murder cases, including ...

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

A risky business

This past week was Farm Safety and Health Week and when September wraps up Wednesday, so does Farm Safety Month, but the risks of agriculture ...

September 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


After years of planning, the first stone inscribed with the names of Barton County veterans is near completion, Barton County Memorial Parks Advisory Committee Chairman ...

September 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

City personnel come together in good times and bad

It's been a hectic couple of months for many Great Bend city departments, City Administrator Howard Partington said.

September 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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