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County expands new software system

It's been about a year since Barton County offices switched to a unified bookkeeping software. Although the conversion was at times rocky, officials are now comfortable with the new system and ready to expand it.

April 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Joint effort

They are words one doesn't often hear in the same sentence – local government, federal government, state government and cooperation. However, they were strung together during the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning.

April 14, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


FEMA money to flow into county

Last August, some areas of Barton County experienced severe flooding. The cost of dealing with those storms was high, prompting county officials to apply for a federal disaster declaration to help clean up the soggy aftermath.

April 14, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


A big ‘atta boy’

The third-annual Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo closed Friday after another successful three-day run. The hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees have gone and the Expo Complex is empty.

April 12, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Polling place changes explained

One more election in the books, said County Clerk Donna Zimmerman. The April 1 results were canvassed by the Barton County Commission Monday morning and are now finalized.

April 10, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


OUT TO THE BALL GAME

The boys and girls of summer have already returned to the Great Bend Sports Complex, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night. Ballfield preparations have been made and high school games have started at the new facility.

April 08, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


SOME NEW FACES

The make-up of the Great Bend City Council changed Monday night as it reorganized and new members took the oath of office.

April 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


First impressions

The Great Bend City Council Monday night received some good economic development news when it learned that the Grand Island, Neb.,-based HeartlandAg wanted to open a new site just outside the city limits. The company has purchased in the neighborhood of 33 acres just north of the city limits on the west side of U.S. 281 to build a new commercial fertilizer equipment sales, parts and supply facility.

April 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Courthouse to get new security cameras

A few weeks back, Barton County commissioners toured the 911 Communications Center. They had an eye-opening experience.

April 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


County gets funds from retired bond program

John Isern, district court administrator for the 20th Judicial District, presented a $5,000 check to the Barton County Commission Monday morning. The money came from a now-defunct bond program.

April 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Farming important to us all

It's been four years since the 3i Show packed its tents and left Great Bend for the last time. The biannual event which alternated between Great Bend and Garden City drew throngs to town, and filled motels and restaurants.

April 05, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


ROLLING A STRIKE

Head basketball coaches Gregg Marshall, Wichita State University, Bill Self, University of Kansas and Bruce Weber, Kansas State University, are joining local Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters officials in urging participation in the upcoming Bowl for Kids' Sake. The idea is to boost awareness of the positive impact of and urgent need for mentoring Kansas kids.

April 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Winter of 2014 proves costly for road crews

Thankfully, the winter of 2014 appears to be over, allowing road crews to finally breathe a sigh of relief. The snow-prone season has been an expensive one.

April 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Hazardous waste collection underway

The Barton County Landfill is gearing up for the start of household hazardous waste collection season which officially began Tuesday, Solid Waste Manager Mark Witt reported to the County Commission Monday morning. The first on-site collection will be 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 19, at the facility.

April 02, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Sheriff, administrator settle public spat

An issue over a policy matter that erupted into a heated verbal exchange between Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir and County Administrator Richard Boeckman at the County Commission meeting Monday morning has been settled, both men said.

March 31, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


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A time to remember who we are

The latest version of the Barton County Fair began Wednesday with the annual fashion review and kicks into full gear this week. This is annual tradition provides a venue for youth and adults from across the county to show off their talents and be get a little pat on the back for their efforts. It is also a time for the community to come together for a week of family entertainment. But, above all of this, it is a chance to remember what makes us the well-grounded folks we are, built on a strong work ethic and a healthy foundation ...

July 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Crisis Center loses grant due to county audit

In 2013, the Barton County Commission approved partnering with the Family Crisis Center on an application for the Housing and Urban Development Emergency Solutions Grant. It was successful and provided much needed funding for the agency charged with helping families in times of dire distress.

July 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Although not seen in Barton County, rabies cases rise in Kansas

The Kansas Department of Agriculture's Division of Animal Health is reporting an increased number of rabies cases in Kansas this year, but the disease has yet to show up in Barton County, Barton County Extension Agent Alicia Boor said.

July 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


U.S. Supreme Court to hear appeal in Barton County murders

TOPEKA - The vacating of the death penalty for the man convicted in a pair of 2004 Barton County murders will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court which it next convenes in October, according to information on the high court's website.

June 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend City Council nixes two days of fireworks

In a brief special noon meeting Monday, the Great Bend City Council rejected an amendment to the city's fireworks ordinance that would have allowed the discharge of fireworks on both Friday, July 3 and on Saturday, July 4.

June 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Take care with fireworks

Independence Day is only a few days away. Soon, kids of all ages will be flocking to stands to buy firecrackers, sparklers and other items. Celebrating the fourth with fireworks is as American as apple pie, backyard barbecues and parades on Main Street. But, as much fun as it may be, they can also be dangerous.

June 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Bird flu scare prompts county fair changes

For now, the bird flue outbreak that forced the euthinization of entire poultry flocks in eastern Kansas has been halted in its tracks, Barton County Extension Agent Alicia Boor told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

June 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County Commission to discuss avian flu

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes an update on the avian flu from K-State Extension, a review of the Kansas County Appraiser's Association annual Business conference from Appraiser Barb Esfeld, the replacement of an Appraiser's Office vehicle and appointments to the Memorial Parks Advisory Committee.

June 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


There is a lot to do

In case you couldn't guess, with the heat, wind and combines, summer has arrived.

June 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Barton County man drowns in swimming pool

A Barton County man died in an apparent accidental drowning south of Great Bend late Wednesday night, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said Thursday morning.

June 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend council to hold special meeting on fireworks

The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting a noon Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams, to consider the discharge of fireworks on July 3, City Administrator Howard Partington said Thursday.

June 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County collecting reports of storm damage

Barton County Emergency Management has been working to accumulate information on storm-related damages since May 4, said Emergency Risk Manager Amy Miller. The result has been a local disaster declaration and inclusion in the State of Kansas disaster declaration.

June 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend council sets goals for 2016

Noting progress in their key goals from last year, Great Bend City Council members Monday night honed in on their targets for the upcoming 2016 budget year.

June 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Who ya going to call?

There are a lot of folks who call 911 when really aren't facing an emergency, and Barton County 911 Supervisor Dena Popp is out to change that.

June 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County to allow two days of fireworks popping

The discharge of fireworks on both Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, will be allowed in unincorporated areas of Barton County following a split County Commission decision Monday morning.

June 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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