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Change your clocks, change your smoke alarm batteries

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday and as communities prepare to "fall back" one hour, the Great Bend Fire Department and the Office of the Kansas State Fire Marshal urge residents to practice fire safety by testing their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and changing the batteries.

October 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Volunteering vets to be honored

On Monday, Nov. 9, in advance of Veterans Day, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program will recognize those who have not only served their community, but also their nation.

October 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wind can close landfill

During the fall, winds can be strong enough to close the Barton County Landfill, Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock said.

October 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission asks why no action taken on trashy properties

A complaint from rural Barton County resident Clarence Bieberle about a trashy property near his home north of Odin led to a harsh rebuke by the County Commission Monday morning of the County Attorney's Office and its lack of action on numerous zoning and nuisance code violations.

October 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Community Corrections and county handbook on agenda

Among the items addressed by the Barton County Commission Monday morning was the approval of the year-end outcomes for the 21st Judicial District's Central Kansas Community Corrections. State law requires the review and approval of the Barton County Commissioners, as the administrative county for the 21st Judicial District. This has been a successful year for CKCC, Director Amy Boxberger told the commissions Monday morning.

October 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


ETCHED IN STONE

The Barton County Commission Monday morning invited the public to the long-awaited dedication of the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial's first commemorative stone The event will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

October 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission honors long-time employees

The Barton County Commission Monday morning took time to thank several employees for their years of service.

October 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A housing opportunity

Two years ago, the city commissioned a housing needs study as part of its application for a Rural Housing Incentive District, a tax-credit program. The study quantified the need for housing at different levels and types. It also verified the shortage is expected to worsen if no incentives are put in place, and that the shortage is detrimental to the community's growth.

October 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


UWCK kickin’ it casually

Wednesday, Nov. 18, is National Philanthropy Day, and the United Way of Central Kansas is taking it very casually, UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner-Smith said. The UWCK is sponsoring the second-annual Dress Down the Town benefit to raise funds for the 2016 campaign.

October 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


HOI struggling to get letters supporting housing grant

Time is running out for Vicki Dayton of Housing Opportunities Inc. She wants to apply for a state grant to bring more moderately price homes to Great Bend, but has not received as much community support as she thought she would.

October 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Time to explore Great Bend

November will be Explore Great Bend month again and participating retailers will be ready to host a different event each Saturday of the month, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday night.

October 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Repainting of old Engine 3416 underway

The repainting of the locomotive on display in Brit Spaugh Park has started, but Mother Nature is delaying the restoration, said Scott Keeler, Great Bend public lands director.

October 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City to hire consultant for water-related projects

At the Oct. 5 Great Bend City Council meeting, City Administrator Partington reported on various scenarios for making improvements to the city's aging water line. Acting on a consensus of the council he developed a plan using a combination of reserves, fund transfers and the issue of new bonds.

October 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Preventative measures

According to Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider, Kansas ranks dead last in the continental United States in terms of immunization rates for the human papilloma virus. This virus plays a huge role in cervical, head and neck cancers in males and females, ages 9-26.

October 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Health officials stress importance of HPV vaccine

Kansas is ranked 50th in the continental United States in immunization rates for the cancer-causing human papilloma virus, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider told county commissioners Monday morning.

October 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


Make a difference

There is a lot of talk of making America great again. But, despite all the rhetoric, we all know all politics is local.

January 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Wanted: Volunteers for county boards, commissions

Barton County needs a few good volunteers, Barton County Commission Assistant Diana Watson told commissioners Monday morning.

January 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Pesky mice disable 911 radio tower

The Barton County Commission Monday morning ratified the purchase of replacement generator for the Susank TAC 17 communications tower. Mice destroyed the existing generator that ...

January 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


ICE PROMPTS DISASTER LETTER

Barton County experienced serious damage from the recent ice storm and resulting ice accumulations. Countless limbs crashed to the ground, thousands of residents left without ...

January 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Now, live from the Washington

Thursday was the anniversary of the first televised presidential news conference. The grainy black-and-white broadcast aired Jan. 19, 1955, featuring President Dwight D. Eisenhower who ...

January 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Fire injures one, guts apartment

LARNED – One Larned resident was slightly injured and their second floor apartment in a downtown Larned business a total loss following a Friday afternoon fire ...

January 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘IT’S ALMOST ELECTRIC’

Newly elected to Congress, Rep. Dr. Roger Marshall was in the heart of Washington, D.C., Thursday afternoon trying to catch a cab. With less ...

January 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Thousands of calls come through 911

The Barton County Communications office stayed busy in 2016.

January 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Billboards do benefit communities

Over 6,000 motorists westbound on I-70 near Manhattan each day will see what Great Bend has to offer, thanks to a planned billboard at ...

January 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Plans continue for GBPD remodeling

Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch and City Administrator Howard Partington have met several times in the last several weeks to discuss options for the ...

January 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission hires new county counselor

Legal representation was on the minds of Barton County commissioners Tuesday morning as they approved contracting with Carey Hipp as the county councilor and were ...

January 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE

Sure, this weekend's ice story was messy, treacherous and expensive, but it could have been much worse, Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale ...

January 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zinn to leave City Council

Mike Zinn tried to make it to the end of his current term on the Great Bend City Council that ends in November.

January 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City gets new clerk/finance officer

The City of Great Bend has a new city clerk/finance director. The City Council Monday night confirmed Mayor Mike Allison's appointment of Shawna ...

January 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fundraiser for injured hunter planned

There will be a benefit fundraiser for Brandi Jecha starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Great Bend Elks Club, 1120 Kansas ...

January 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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