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Commission backs Hoisington’s Labor Day activities

It wasn't part of its regular agenda, but the Barton County Commission was glad to take up the matter.

November 04, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Let’s not forget

It was in February of last year that the Barton County Commission approved plans for the fund drive to raise money for an veterans memorial at Golden Belt Memorial Park. But the idea dates back almost a decade.

November 02, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Businesses to honor veterans

A group of Great Bend businesses are joining forces to honor the veterans of America's armed forces by hold a Veteran's Recognition Day on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Westgate Shopping Center.

November 02, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Event adds spice to exploring Great Bend

The tastes and smells of the annual Charity Chili Cook-off will greet the senses Saturday as 10 entrants vie for bragging rights. All proceeds go to the Great Bend Food Bank, said Sarah Krom of Sunflower Diversified Service which sponsors the event.

October 31, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Drivers: Watch for distracted deer

Ghosts and goblins aren't the only things motorists should fear on Halloween and through the winter months. Deer distracted by the annual mating season known as the rut can be a real horror.

October 30, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


As one relay wraps up, another begins

Purple is powerful.

October 29, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Mixed messages

Two television commercials of late promote that it is better for our youth to stay glued to their video games, TV programs and toys, all of which encourage them to stay indoors and shun the outside.

October 28, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Local gas prices near state low

Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 10.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.06 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.30.

October 28, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Conference a chance to share ideas, concerns

The Kansas Association of Counties will hold its 38th-annual conference and exhibition today through Thursday in Wichita, and among the nearly 700 attendees will be members of the Barton County Commission.

October 28, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Housing woes

According to the Kansas Association of Realtors, Kansas home sales rose by 7.2 percent in August 2013 compared to the same period last year. Sales totaled 3,469 units in August, up from 3,235 units in 2012. In comparison, sales on a national level rose by 13.2 percent for the month.

October 25, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


McCracken Fall Fest set for Nov. 2

McCRACKEN – The annual McCracken Family Fall Fest will take place from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the former grade school in here.

October 23, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Residents invited to explore Great Bend

Explore Great Bend Month is about to kick off and run through November, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday. This marks the second year for the city-wide business promotion.

October 22, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


City proceeds with housing incentive request

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved a resolution requesting Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George establish a Rural Housing Incentive District in the city. Also, the council OKed the Housing Needs Analysis, required by the state to accompany the RHID application.

October 21, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


GETTING THE BRUSH OFF

In his 18 years of serving Barton County, first as a congressman and now as a senator, Jerry Moran had never set foot in Fuller Brush. He rectified that Monday afternoon.

October 21, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Good ideas

Two Golden Belt communities are among 14 statewide to share nearly $1 million to encourage children to walk or bicycle to school via the Safe Routes to School program administered by the Kansas Department of Transportation

October 21, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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40th Annual Special Olympics Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament overruns community

HAYS - They eyes of the nation may have been on March Madness and the national collegiate basketball tourney, but thousands swarmed to Hays this past weekend for the 47th-annual Kansas Special Olympics State Basketball and Cheerleading Competition.

March 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local Sports


Barton County falls in health rankings

Barton County was the 86th least healthiest county in Kansas, falling only 15 places above the state's least healthy county, Woodson, according to the ratings from the sixth-annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday. This was a drop from last year when Barton was 68th.

March 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


HUNTING SEASON

If you were a bad guy in Great Bend Monday, you may have had a very bad day.

March 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Road work ahead

The Federal Highway Administration and the Kansas Department of Transportation recognize this as National Work Zone Awareness Week. As of Monday morning, it was being observed in Barton County as well after the County Commission approved a proclamation marking the occasion.

March 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Traffic restricted on East Bt. Co. Road

Road construction on U.S. 56 between Great Bend and Ellinwood is expected to last a couple months. During that span, more and more motorists are anticipated to use the parallel East Barton County Road as a detour.

March 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Street sweepers

The Great Bend Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have a message for all the bad guys out there – you are not wanted here.

March 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Get outside

Spring is here and with the nice weather we've been having, it's time to think about getting back outdoors.

March 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Advance ballots, voting now available

Barton County voters can now apply for advanced ballots for the April 7 city/school/hospital general election, said Donna Zimmerman, Barton county clerk and election officer.

March 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


SPRING CLEANING

This past Saturday, City Sanitarian Gregg Vannoster worked with First Assembly of God Church volunteers for a community service day cleanup of storm water drainage ditches around the community.

March 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Scenic overlook project advances

The Kansas Department of Transportation informed Barton County Engineer Clark Rusco that the bid letting for the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area scenic overlook tower will be in August.

March 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


POLICE RAID TWO HOMES

Two drug raids at two locations Monday resulted in four arrests on methamphetamine-related charges, the Great Bend Police Department announced Tuesday morning.

March 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Fire departments restricting some outdoor burning

With the warm, dry weather the region has experienced over the past few days, area fire departments are already experiencing an increase in grass burning incidents – some of which have threatened to get out of control, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.

March 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


City to fill public lands director post

Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison Monday night named a selection committee for the long-vacant position of director of public lands. The committee will interview applicants for the job and make a recommendation to the full City Council.

March 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


TAKING WING

Plans for the 2015 Great Bend Airfest are starting to take flight, the City Council learned Monday night.

March 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Commission honors farmers, Ag Week

The Barton County Commission took time Monday morning to honor farmers by proclaiming this as National Ag Week and Wednesday as National Ag Day.

March 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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