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THE FUTURE CEMENTED

Somewhere beneath the tons of brand-new concrete being poured at the Great Bend Municipal Airport are chunks of another era, an era when the facility served as a training base for B-29 pilots headed to do battle in World War II.

August 21, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Reappraisal effort still underway

In her report to the Barton County Commission Monday morning, County Appraiser Barb Konrade said Appraiser's Office personnel are still in the process of the annual re-inspection of real property, which includes residential, commercial and vacant properties.

August 21, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


City sales tax numbers looking good

Looking at the city's sales tax revenue so far this year, Great Bend City Administrator told the City Council Monday night that things are looking bright.

August 20, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Stuff the bus planned for Wednesday

Sometimes, agencies serving the needy in Barton and Pawnee counties need more than just cash. They need supplies.

August 20, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


City passes on land donation

Citing maintenance and liability concerns, it was the consensus of the Great Bend City Council Monday night not to accept an offer from Concrete Services President Roy Westoff to donate property on Second Street to the city.

August 19, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


County to help Ellinwood with flooding issues

It may only be a first step in preventing future flooding in Ellinwood, but the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a cooperative agreement with the city to improve water flow along its eastern edge, an area hit hard by recent heavy rains.

August 19, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Distracted pedestrians

A study may be sobering to parents as they prepare to send their kids back to school, especially their teenagers. According to the study released by Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx, teenagers are now the most at-risk youth for pedestrian injuries.

August 17, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


ROAD TO SOMEWHERE

Barton County and Great Bend have been the beneficiaries of the massive Transportation Works for Kansas, or T-WORKS, program, since it was implemented 2010. And, according to a report released Tuesday, more projects are on the way.

August 15, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


CAUTION: SCHOOL ZONE

As yellow lights in school zones around the city begin to flash next week, motorists must be aware that if they don't want to see lights of a patrol car flashing, they should take care.

August 15, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


ROAD TO SOMEWHERE

Barton County and Great Bend have been the beneficiaries of the massive Transportation Works for Kansas, or T-WORKS, program, since it was implemented 2010. And, according to a report released Tuesday, more projects are on the way.

August 15, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Engaging the world

A news paper can make a difference and connect the world.

August 14, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


WANTED: A HEROIC REUNION

KERKRADE, Holland– After having been buried for decades in the forests surrounding a small Dutch city, a young man happened on a tiny piece of World War II history, a relic linking him with a community a half a world away – Great Bend.

August 12, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Bliss to bring magic, comedy to UWCK kick-off

There are still a few tickets left for the United Way of Central Kansas 2014 kick-off event Saturday evening, said UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner-Smith.

August 12, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


County re-ups with development group

Barton County's relationship with the Dodge City-based economic development agency Great Plains Development dates back to 1983.

August 12, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Time to say thanks

Barton Community College Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy was asked to welcome the Retired Senior Volunteer Program volunteers to the BCC campus for their annual appreciation dinner Thursday night.

August 10, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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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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