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Commission changes leadership

There was a changing of the guard of sorts at the Barton County Commission Monday morning as Commissioner Kenny Schremmer was named chairman for 2014 and Jennifer Schartz was named chairman pro tem.

January 13, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


County takes step for improved 911 service

The Barton Count Commission Monday morning approved a memorandum of understanding between Barton County and the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council. The MOU pledges the county's support of a statewide study into converting 911 communications from a hodge-podge of analog systems to a uniform digital network.

January 13, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Off and running: Barton County Relay under way

The 2014 installment of the Relay for life of Barton County is off and running after organizers of the annual cancer-fighting event held their kick-off event Saturday morning.

January 11, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Well grounded decision

The Essential Air Service program dates back to 1978 and the passage of the Airline Deregulation Act. The act gave airlines almost total freedom to determine which markets to serve domestically and what fares to charge for that service.

January 11, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Pageant set for Saturday

This will be an exciting weekend, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night. The Miss Barton County and Miss Golden Belt pageant is this Saturday.

January 09, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Target breach impacts local residents

It was in late December that Target Chief Executive Officer Greg Steinhafel confirmed a data breach had taken place in the companies American stores.

January 08, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Commercial vehicle guidelines clarified

Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra and his staff have been fielding a lot of questions lately on commercial vehicle registration. Unfortunately, with new requirements from the state level taking affect only last week, county officials are still feeling their way through the changes.

January 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Register of deeds pay raise explained

In a prepared statement read at the end of the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning, Commission Chairman Don Cates said he felt obligated to respond to remarks made by fellow Commissioner Homer Kruckenberg.

January 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


HOUSING TO AIR SERVICE

Depending on the actions of federal officials, there may be a new airline in town.

January 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Environmental resolutions

This time of year, many folks are making New Year's resolutions. These often focus on ways to improve one's life – lose weight, exercise more or become a better person. While these are valid, worthy goals, it may also be time to look at what can be done to help the environment.

January 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County re-ups with lobby groups

The Barton County Commission Monday morning renewed memberships in two multi-county lobbying organizations, but the passage didn't come without opposition.

January 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Keep it a priority

On Thursday, U.S. regulator dished out relaxed school meal rules designed to combat childhood obesity by limiting in calories and portion sizes. The move made permanent temporary rules changes adopted two years ago.

January 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


2014 Relay for Life season to begin

It may be cold outside, but organizers of the Relay for Life of Barton County are thinking about spring as they gear up for the 2014 installment of the annual cancer-fighting event.

January 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


If you imbibe, don’t drive

Tonight, many area residents will celebrate New Year's Eve. Many of those celebrations will involve alcohol.

December 30, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Clean sweep

So often, the term "win-win situation" gets tossed around. It gets over used, almost to the point of being cliche.

December 30, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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Tech support scam hits area

In this computer-reliant age, it is upsetting to receive an unexpected phone call claiming that one's PC has been infected with viruses.

April 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Taxpayers beware, notices may not be in the mail

When it comes to taxes, Barton County residents may have to rely on their memories, County Treasurer Kevin Wondra said.

April 14, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


SPREADING THE WORD

The Golden Belt Veterans Memorial is slowly taking shape. But Barton County officials said Monday they hope to re-energize the long-running project aimed at paying tribute to those from the county who have served their nation.

April 14, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


National Public-Safety Telecommunications Week observed

Barton County Commissioners Monday morning approved a proclamation denoting this as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week at the request of 911 Director Doug Hubbard. In part, the proclamation honors public safety communications officers for their "vital role in protecting the life and property of Barton County citizens."

April 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Government in action

Barton County commissioners agreed to disagree Monday morning, and it was a good thing.

April 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Valuable lessons

Nothing successful happens overnight nor without a lot of effort from a lot of folks.

April 11, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Ending on a good note

Mother Nature finally got it right.

April 10, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Let the algae battle begin

Great Bend City personnel anticipate beginning the introduction of algae-battling alum into Veterans Memorial Lake starting next week, weather permitting, City Administrator Howard Partington told the City Council Monday night. The effort will take about three weeks.

April 09, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


County offices to get panic buttons

Sadly, we live in a time when incidents of violence in workplaces is common. Action taken by the Barton County Commission Monday morning will help make county employees safer.

April 08, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


DECISION MAKERS

The polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday for the myriad city council, school board and other elections in Barton County. The following results are from Election Officer Donna Zimmerman and her office.

April 07, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Henneke retains Ward 2 council seat

By a vote of 395 to 144, Great Bend City Council Ward 2 Councilman Wayne Henneke held on to his seat, defeating political newcomer Matt Aycock in the county-wide general election Tuesday.

April 07, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Coming together

It was a busy morning for the Barton County Commission Monday. Commissioners adopted three proclamations – declaring Tuesday as County Day of Recognition for National Service, naming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and naming April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

April 07, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Council OKs improvements to Brit Spaugh Park, zoo

In an effort to return Brit Spaugh Park and the Great Bend Zoo to their former glory and to make them more walker friendly, the City Council Monday night approved a plan to relocate much of the fencing enclosing the facilities and make improvements to the walking paths.

April 07, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


What’s in a name?

The Great Bend Convention Center will have a new identity. The City Council Monday night approved renaming the facility the Great Bend Events Center.

April 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Emergency work to close bridge, road

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved emergency repairs to county bridge 200, located 2.7 miles east of Great Bend on East Barton County road (the first bridge east of the Kiowa Kitchen restaurant). Work will likely begin today and will cause the road to be closed Wednesday through Friday.

April 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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