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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


Deal with state leads to illegal trash clean-up

In an agreement with state health officials, county crews will clean up illegal trash dump sites in lieu of paying a fine for minor infractions at the Barton County Landfill. The Barton County Commission signed off on the deal when it met Monday morning.

December 30, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


New county rabies guidelines OKed

Local county officials and health professionals hope a new animal vaccination resolution adopted by the Barton County Commission Monday morning will help take a bite out of the rabies problem.

December 30, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Landfill has ‘fawn’ed memories of 2013

EDITOR'S NOTE: It's been a busy year for Barton County Departments. This is the second of two stories based on County Administrator Richard Boeckman's year-end wrap-up he gave at the County Commission meeting Monday morning.

December 27, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Be safe, smart on New Year’s

The December holiday season is the "most wonderful time of the year," but too often it serves as an excuse to over indulge on alcohol. The excitement and celebrations of the holiday season can lead to terrible decisions – and serious legal consequences.

December 26, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Giant flag earns Americanism honor

The giant American flag flies over the Great Bend Perkins restaurant parking lot non-stop.

December 25, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Weather a reminder of last year

EDITOR'S NOTE: It's been a busy year for Barton County Departments. This is the first of two stories based on County Administrator Richard Boeckman's year-end wrap-up he gave at the County Commission meeting Monday morning.

December 25, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Yes, there is a Santa

There is a Ford commercial airing now featuring a little boy sitting on Santa's lap.

December 23, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County responds to winter blast

A winter blast blanketed the are with snow Saturday night and Sunday morning, and Barton County personnel rose to the challenge, County Administrator Richard Boeckman told the County Commission Monday morning.

December 23, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Shopping woes

A new report from Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business tells us Americans are less happy with the customer service we receive. With many of us headed to shopping centers and malls to wrap up Christmas shopping, we may become keenly aware of this trend.

December 21, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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


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Commission OKs improved road work cooperation

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a revamped policy regarding the maintenance and repair of city and township roads.

May 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Hubbard resigns as 911 director

With much regret, the Barton County Commission Monday morning accepted the resignation of 911 Director Doug Hubbard.

May 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


MARSHALL MAKES IT OFFICIAL

Before onlookers gathered at the foot of the Jack Kilby statue in front of Great Bend's Barton County Courthouse Tuesday morning, Great Bend Physician Roger Marshall made official his bid for Congress.

May 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


No more teachers

The summer months represent fun in the sun for school‐aged children, but they also signal a shift in the family's daily routine. Are you considering leaving your child home alone during the summer instead of taking him/her to a sitter? Safe Kids Kansas and the Department for Children and Families have some tips on how to decide if your child is ready to be home alone.

May 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


REAL PEOPLE, REAL STORIES

The multitude of American flags adorning the Great Bend Municipal Cemetery Monday morning danced in a cool early summer breeze. The bright red, white and blue stood out against the grayish sky.

May 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Not just a holiday

Memorial Day is the traditional start to summer as folks begin dreaming of vacations, picnics and time in the sun.

May 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Great Bend prepares to honor vets

The Great Bend American Legion Post 180 is planning the Great Bend Memorial Day service this year. It is set for 10 a.m. Monday at the Veterans Circle, Great Bend Municipal Cemetery

May 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


County looking at security issues

Last Friday, several Barton County employees gathered in the County Commission chambers for a program on what to do should there be an active shooter in the building.

May 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Volunteers needed for baseball tourney

The Kansas State High School Activities Association 2-1A State Baseball Tournament will take place at the end of this month at the Great Bend Sports Complex, and Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said help is needed.

May 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Cops have suspects in graffiti outbreak

The Great Bend Police Department Detective's Unit has been devoting a considerable amount of time to finding out who has been spray painting graffiti around town, City Administrator Howard Partington told the City Council Monday night. That is starting to show results. "They do have suspects," he said. "Some charges will likely be forthcoming." The Patrol Division has also been focusing its efforts toward catching these perpetrators, he said. Officers are planning some saturation patrol efforts (similar to the Warrant Task Force which has netted numerous drug busts) to address these issues.

May 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Longer Memorial Day flower period OKed

Those wishing to place flowers on the graves of loved ones at the Great Bend Cemetery for Memorial Day will have an extra week to do so, the Great Bend City Council decided Monday night.

May 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Verizon granted permission for temporary cell tower

Verizon Wireless will be allowed to locate a temporary cellular telephone tower near the former St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center. The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved a conditional use permit for the cell service provider.

May 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


City-wide clean-up efforts keep county tidier

Community-wide clean-up efforts are mixed blessing, Barton County Landfill Director Phil Hathcock told the County Commission Monday morning.

May 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Lend a hand

One could say we are facing a pending volunteer crisis in our community. The problem – the older residents who have been the volunteer workhorses are passing away and younger folks aren't stepping up to take their place.

May 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Knock ‘em dead

When the Great Bend High School class of 2015 walks across the stage at GBHS's Memorial Stadium this afternoon and members of School Board hand them their diplomas, they will join and estimated 3.2 million other American high school seniors graduating this spring.

May 15, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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