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County to join suit against state

The State of Kansas owes Barton County $205,000.

October 21, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


A sad change of heart

Republican Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts and former Democratic Kansas Governor-now U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius used to have a friendship that dated back decades.

October 19, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Mentoring Day a chance to test drive jobs

Just because one has a disability doesn't mean they can't be a productive member of the workforce.

October 17, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Flood-damaged bridge now closed

Bridge work kept the Barton Count Road and Bridge Department busy recently it was reported to the County Commission Monday morning.

October 17, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Look close to home

Kansas under Republican Governor Sam Brownbeck has been a laboratory for new fiscal conservative experiments, some of these misguided. The governor has been a right-wing gunslinger blazing his way through policies.

October 14, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County honors babies taken too soon

There are about 4.4 million confirmed pregnancies in the U.S. every year. Of those, about one in four end in miscarriage, 26,000 end in stillbirth, 19,000 end in infant death during the first month and another 39,000 end in infant death during the first year.

October 14, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Are we safe now?

According to a report published in Linn's Stamp News, the United States Postal Service may wind up trashing its entire run of new forever stamps based on Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative. It is unclear whether or not the stamps have been destroyed yet or not.

October 11, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Family Crisis Center receives state grants

TOPEKA- Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Wednesday announced nearly $1 million in grants for the 2014 Children's Advocacy Centers grant program and $4 million in domestic violence and sexual assault services grant award program, which are both funded by state general funds.

October 10, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Melting Pot Month a success

With the final numbers yet to be crunched, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said the recently concluded Melting Pot Month was a huge success. Her update was part of City Administrator Howard Partington's report to the City Council Monday night.

October 09, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Payment extension OKed for MyTown

Things are looking better for the MyTown project which will enter into its fifth year of trying to fill vacant downtown Great Bend storefronts come November, but money is still a little tight, MyTown Board member Sheryl Cheely told the City Council Monday night.

October 07, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Close to home

As the United States government shutdown enters its second week, the shuttering of federal offices can be seen locally.

October 07, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Rural roads to get safety improvements

It's a new concept, Barton County Engineer Clark Rusco told the County Commission Monday morning. The idea behind the federally funding High Risk Rural Roads program is to stop accidents before they happen.

October 07, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Keeping memories alive

Barton County Courthouse Square was filled Saturday afternoon not only with stories of lives lost, but of memories lost.

October 05, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


To your health

In March, the 2013 Kansas County Health Rankings were announced. Barton County fell in the middle of the pack. The rankings describe the current health status of a county and are influenced by health factors, such as high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, and family and social support. Counties can improve their health outcomes by addressing health factors.

October 05, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Street work to begin next week in Great Bend

Work on several Great Bend residential streets is slated to begin Monday and Great Bend City Engineer Rob Winiecke wants residents to be aware of where crews will be and when.

October 03, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


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DROUGHT IMPACT LINGERING

Last May, Governor Sam Brownback issued an executive order declaring a drought emergency in most of Kansas. That order, which includes Barton County remains in effect, said Barton County Emergency Management Director Amy Miller.

January 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Whooping cough vaccines available

In response to the whooping cough outbreak that has cause on death in Barton County, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has provided the Barton County Health Department additional pertussis vaccine supplies to prevent the disease.

January 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Barton County jobless rate holds steady

TOPEKA – Showing a continued strong jobs market, Kansas' December seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, unchanged from the November revised unemployment rate and down from 4.9 percent in December 2013, the Kansas Department of Labor reported.

January 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Take time to immunize

It was sobering news Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider delivered to the County Commission Monday morning. The county, she said, is in the midst of a whooping cough outbreak.

January 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Commission district to remain unchanged

The Barton County Commission districts, last set three years ago, will remain the same for another three years, it was decided at the commission meeting Monday morning.

January 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Whooping cough outbreak hits Barton County

With five current cases of whooping cough and one fatality from the disease in the past month, Barton County is now in the throws of a pertussis outbreak, Health Director Shelly Schneider said Monday morning.

January 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Leading by example

On Saturday night, the Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) held its annual Conservation Awards banquet at Barton Community College.

January 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


United Way of Central Kansas tops goal

United Way of Central Kansas Executive Director Julie Bugner Smith had good news for her board members and campaign co-chairs Wednesday. She announced that the 2015 fundraising drive had met and surpassed its goal.

January 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Commission OKs Community Corrections staff increase

It is much cheaper for an offender to be to be supervised than it is to throw them in jail. For that reason and due to increasing demands for its services, the short-handed Central Kansas Community Corrections requested the addition of an extra supervisor.

January 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


ALL OUT OF OPTIONS

TOPEKA – Seven-year-old Owen Klug suffers from a severe form of epilepsy and endures dozens of seizures every day.

January 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Health Department wants to boost HPV vaccination rates

The Barton County Health Department has been chosen to participate in the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Initiative, Health Director Shelly Schneider said.

January 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Winter isn’t over yet

Although the Golden Belt area has experienced a warm-up over the weekend, Barton County Emergency Risk Manager Amy Miller cautions that winter weather can return at any time to the area.

January 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Edmonds resigns from House budget committee

TOPEKA - Citing an already heavy work load in the Kansas House, veteran local lawmaker John Edmonds resigned from the state House Appropriations Committee, relinquishing his position as its vice chairman.

January 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


A WORTHY INVESTMENT

If one goes back two or three years, they would find the condition of the flood control levees around Great Bend had deteriorated, a fact driven home in less-than-flattering reports from the United States Army Corps of Engineers in the past.

January 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


2015 tax sale in the works

The Barton County Commission Monday morning paved the way for the 2015 tax sale by authorizing tracts of real estate be sold for back taxes.

January 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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