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City gets good news

Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington could hardly contain himself Thursday afternoon. He had just gotten word from the Kansas Department of Commerce that the city's application for a Rural Housing Incentive District had been approved.

December 19, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


A rude awakening

At about 5 a.m. Wednesday, a large portion of the southwest corner of the old opera house at Williams and Forest collapsed.

December 18, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Lower pump prices a Christmas gift

As Kansans prepared for Christmas travel, the average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.96 per gallon over the weekend, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.21.

December 18, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Relay award

December 18, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New apartment complex still a possibility

Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington advised the City Council Monday night that the Kansas City property developer wanting to build a new subsidized apartment complex in Great Bend is still interested in the project.

December 17, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


City looking at air service bids

The good news is that the City of Great Bend has received two proposals for air service under the Essential Air Service program. The bad news is that city officials have only until Jan. 13 to make comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation on the competing plans.

December 17, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Taking the right steps

"In Great Bend, like in other communities, there is a real housing shortage," said Ross Vogel, owner of Employer Housing Partners LLC of Kansas City, Mo.

December 16, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Commission amends funds

Due to higher-than-expected revenue in 2013, amendments to the county's noxious weed and 911 emergency telephone tax funds were approved by the Barton County Commission Monday morning. The approval followed a budget amendment hearing held prior to the meeting.

December 16, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


A nice Christmas present

The setting for the message was ideal Thursday morning – the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce weekly coffee hosted by the home-grown Community Bank of the Midwest.

December 14, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A TAXING ISSUE

In 2000, voters in the City of Great Bend approved a half-cent city sales tax, a tax that first bore fruit in 2001.

December 13, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


A VOCAL TRADITION

Wednesday afternoon, the GBHS A Cappella Choir and Madrigals Pops Singers put the finishing touches on the 2012 Christmas Vespers concert.

December 12, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Study: More adults use phones while driving

When Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies come upon an accident that looks like it was caused by inattentive driving, the first thing they do is grab the cell phone.

December 11, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Healthy lifestyle change takes teamwork

Great Bend Tribune Managing Editor Dale Hogg and his wife, Volunteers in Action Volunteer Coordinator Linn Hogg, have embarked on this two-month lifestyle change experiment as a couple.

December 11, 2013 | Dale and Linn Hogg | Healthy Living


Ice sculpture

December 10, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


The anti-bullying message is getting out

The Bully Project, which involved the showing of an anti-bullying movie and other educational activities for local youth last month, seemed to be a success, organizers said.

December 10, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


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40th Annual Special Olympics Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament overruns community

HAYS - They eyes of the nation may have been on March Madness and the national collegiate basketball tourney, but thousands swarmed to Hays this past weekend for the 47th-annual Kansas Special Olympics State Basketball and Cheerleading Competition.

March 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local Sports


Barton County falls in health rankings

Barton County was the 86th least healthiest county in Kansas, falling only 15 places above the state's least healthy county, Woodson, according to the ratings from the sixth-annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday. This was a drop from last year when Barton was 68th.

March 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


HUNTING SEASON

If you were a bad guy in Great Bend Monday, you may have had a very bad day.

March 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Road work ahead

The Federal Highway Administration and the Kansas Department of Transportation recognize this as National Work Zone Awareness Week. As of Monday morning, it was being observed in Barton County as well after the County Commission approved a proclamation marking the occasion.

March 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Traffic restricted on East Bt. Co. Road

Road construction on U.S. 56 between Great Bend and Ellinwood is expected to last a couple months. During that span, more and more motorists are anticipated to use the parallel East Barton County Road as a detour.

March 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Street sweepers

The Great Bend Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have a message for all the bad guys out there – you are not wanted here.

March 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Get outside

Spring is here and with the nice weather we've been having, it's time to think about getting back outdoors.

March 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Advance ballots, voting now available

Barton County voters can now apply for advanced ballots for the April 7 city/school/hospital general election, said Donna Zimmerman, Barton county clerk and election officer.

March 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


SPRING CLEANING

This past Saturday, City Sanitarian Gregg Vannoster worked with First Assembly of God Church volunteers for a community service day cleanup of storm water drainage ditches around the community.

March 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Scenic overlook project advances

The Kansas Department of Transportation informed Barton County Engineer Clark Rusco that the bid letting for the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area scenic overlook tower will be in August.

March 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


POLICE RAID TWO HOMES

Two drug raids at two locations Monday resulted in four arrests on methamphetamine-related charges, the Great Bend Police Department announced Tuesday morning.

March 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Fire departments restricting some outdoor burning

With the warm, dry weather the region has experienced over the past few days, area fire departments are already experiencing an increase in grass burning incidents – some of which have threatened to get out of control, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.

March 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


City to fill public lands director post

Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison Monday night named a selection committee for the long-vacant position of director of public lands. The committee will interview applicants for the job and make a recommendation to the full City Council.

March 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


TAKING WING

Plans for the 2015 Great Bend Airfest are starting to take flight, the City Council learned Monday night.

March 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Commission honors farmers, Ag Week

The Barton County Commission took time Monday morning to honor farmers by proclaiming this as National Ag Week and Wednesday as National Ag Day.

March 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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