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In the big leagues

For three times in the past month or two, Great Bend's shining Sports Complex has hosted state and/or regional tournaments. In all three, Great Bend hit home runs.

June 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Former Senator Dole to visit Great Bend

Former Kansas Senator Bob Dole is returning to his native Central Kansas for a series of informal public gatherings. Dole, a Russell native and two-time presidential candidate, will meet the public in Great Bend at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the Best Western Angus Inn courtyard, 2920 10th St. in Great Bend.

June 05, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Budget delays should be minimal

In May, a Barton County Commission frustrated with delays in getting tax roll and bank account reconciliations from the County Treasurer's Office and worried about delays in preparing the 2015 county budget hired an outside company to help balance the books.

June 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Electronic display keeping courthouse visitors informed

It has been up and running for a while now, and has been well received. But the new electronic touch-screen directory in the Barton County Courthouse rotunda has already undergone an upgrade and more improvements are coming, the Barton County Commission learned Monday morning.

June 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


City and Sports Complex pitch another good game

In his bi-weekly update to the City Council Monday night, City Administrator Howard Partington said local tournament organizers did it again. The city hosted the Kansas State High School Activities Association 1A/2A baseball and softball tournament and a Hap Dumont Baseball tournament at its Sports Complex in the past couple of weeks.

June 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Vets Park path to be completed

The on-going effort to replace the walking path at Veterans Memorial Park will be completed after action taken by the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

June 02, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Best digital foot forward

Anyone who has ever tried to plan a trip in this digital age knows the frustration of doing an internet search, finding a site dedicated to their destination, and not finding what they need to find. Perhaps there are no phone numbers or contact name. Maybe the site hasn't been updated since 2007 and is clunky to navigate or the information desired is nowhere to be found.

June 02, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Byway website gets make over

The home page of the new Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway website says the byway "will forever reshape your image of the 'Sunflower State.'"

June 02, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Wild beauty

It is sad that although in a rural area, many of us don't take the time to enjoy the great outdoors that exists just a short distance from our front doors. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark 1964 Wilderness Act, the conservation bill that enshrined our nation's most pristine wildlands for future generations. The 1964 Wilderness Act, written by The Wilderness Society's Howard Zahniser, created the National Wilderness Preservation System, which protects nearly 110 million acres of wilderness areas from coast to coast.

May 31, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Streets should be usable by everyone

Barton County Health Director Lily Akings told county commissioners Monday morning some disturbing news.

May 29, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Hoisington principal files for Kansas State Board of Education

HOISINGTON – Hoisington High School Principal Meg Wilson filed for the Kansas State Board of Education, District 5 Thursday. Wilson is a Republican who supports the vision of the Kansas State Board of Education "to prepare Kansas students for lifelong success through rigorous academic instruction, 21st century career training, and character development according to each student's gifts and talents."

May 29, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Auditors: Serious problems found in Treasurer’s Office

Barton County commissioners were enraged to learn Tuesday morning that shortcomings found by auditors in the beleaguered Treasurer's Office had still not been rectified, thus preventing Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball from conducting the 2013 audit and delaying the county's entire budget-planning process.

May 27, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


THE OATH OF OFFICE

It was a morning of mixed emotions for the Barton County commissioners Tuesday.

May 27, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Boy, is it dry

"I do not know if everyone realizes how serious the drought situation is for Barton County and the State of Kansas," Barton County Emergency Manager Amy Miller said. She was responding to an announcement from Governor Sam Brownback's office last week updated the state's Drought Declaration for Kansas which now includes all 105 counties either in an emergency, warning or watch status.

May 26, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Lingering drought only getting worse

Other than the county-wide burn ban, few people in Barton County have come to terms with just how desperately dry the region really is, Barton County Emergency Manager Amy Miller said.

May 25, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


Offering a helping hand

In an ironic twist, the myriad agencies in Barton County that help the needy are themselves in need.

August 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Jobless rate on the rise

TOPEKA - State labor officials are pinning an ongoing upward unemployment trend in part on a dwindling labor pool, according to the jobless report released by ...

August 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Water balloon fight calls attention to United Way

After the dust, and water, settled Thursday afternoon, who won the United Way of Central Kansas water balloon fight between the Unified School District 428 ...

August 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


It’s a gas, gas, gas

Finally, finally, the fog has lifted and news about officials in Washington, D.C. tackling matters of national import is emerging. The Agricultural Marketing Service ...

August 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County honored for United Way giving

When Julie Bugner Smith took over the helm of the United Way of Central Kansas in 2011, Barton County employees gave $1,600 to the ...

August 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Time to say thanks

More details are emerging about the circumstances surrounding last Friday's standoff suspect Chris Solida, his alleged shooting of his wife, and the fate of ...

August 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Health Department warns of rabies upswing

The Barton County Health Department continues to deal with what officials believe to be an increased number of potential rabies cases, Health Director Shelly Schneider ...

August 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Solida tells officers he shot his wife

WOODWARD, Okla. – Initial reports indicated that the rural Oklahoma man charged with shooting his wife shot her accidentally last Friday. However, in a 911 call ...

August 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Solida to be charged in Barton County

The Oklahoma man involved in a four-hour standoff with authorities last Friday with his children in the car will face two counts of aggravated child ...

August 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


United Way kickoff soars up, up and away

Those attending the United Way of Central Kansas' 2016 campaign opener Saturday night didn't have to duck into a phone booth for a quick ...

August 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Testing, inspection and permitting fees go up

It has been years, even decades, since the fees charged by the Barton County Environmental Management Department increased the fees it charges for the myriad ...

August 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Water rates to go up

Great Bend residents will see a 10 percent water rate increase to cover the increased cost of operations, following action by the Great Bend City ...

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City Council OKs 2016 budget

To keep pace with infrastructure needs and goals set by the City Council, the 2016 City of Great Bend budget includes a 1.32 mill ...

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County hopes to improve immunization rates

Recently, the Barton County Health Department hosted an immunization carnival in an effort to bolster sagging immunization rates, but the low numbers remain a problem ...

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


DRESSED NOT TO KILL

It was a tense situation for Pam Stiles and Pam Winkelman of the Barton County Health Department Monday morning, and it wasn't even a ...

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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