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REMEMBERING SACRIFICES

A simple comment by one of those attending the Great Bend's annual Veterans Day ceremony Monday morning summed up the meaning of the observance.

November 11, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


The power of change

Last week, the Kansas Corporation Commission approved granted a permit to Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC to construct the Kansas portion of a high voltage transmission line and related facilities.

November 11, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A time to say thanks

"To us in America, the reflections of armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations," said President Woodrow Wilson upon declaring the first Armistice Day for Nov. 11, 1919.

November 09, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Giving the 2-1-1

It may be one of the best kept secrets in Kansas, yet it served thousands of Sunflower State residents last year, hundreds of those in Golden Belt.

November 09, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Anti-bullying film an eye opener

A partnership of local agencies and businesses has come together to make a stand against a one of the most serious problems facing youth – bullying.

November 09, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Gas prices still dropping

Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have continued their downward tumble, falling 5.9 cents per gallon in the past week, GasBuddy.com reported. The average earlier this week was $3 per gallon according to a daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in the state. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.26.

November 06, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Retail promotion going nicely

Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina reported to the City Council Monday night that Explore Great Bend Month kicked off nicely Saturday with Sunflower Diversified Services Charity Chili Cook-off.

November 06, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Script cards could offer savings

Many area residents in the past couple weeks have received an official-looking packet in the mail from U.S. Prescription Discounts. Upon opening the envelope, they found what were labeled prescription cards.

November 05, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


City keeps health insurance costs the same

City of Great Bend employees will see no increase in their Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance premiums in 2014, the City Council decided Monday night.

November 04, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Move a bad idea

The Kansas State Fair celebrated its 100th birthday this past September. Organizers refer to it as a party on the prairie and it is indeed a major event.

November 04, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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


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Juvenile Services faces budget uncertainty

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the 2016 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services Department budget. But, the funding for the agency remains in limbo as the Kansas Legislature continues struggling with budget shortfalls, Assistant Director Mike Daniel said.

April 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


What do you know?

Finally, a survey has been done that shows what most of us have known since the opening bell of the 2015 Kansas Legislature.

April 27, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County Road and Bridge HVAC bid OKed

The second time was a charm.

April 27, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Commission approves CKCC budget

In what amounts to an approval of the Central Kansas Community Correction's 2016 budget, the Barton County Commission Monday morning OKed the agency's fiscal year 2016 Comprehensive Plan.

April 27, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Walking a mile in he shoes

Family Crisis Center Executive Director Laura Patzner wants area men to put themselves "in her shoes." By "her," she is referring to the countless women who suffer from sexual and domestic violence.

April 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Nesting peacefully

Great Bend resident Helen Asher has new neighbors.

April 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


On-the-spot water payments now accepted

Great Bend residents who are behind on their water bill now have an alternative way to pay off what they owe, City Administrator Howard Partington said.

April 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Annual car show roars to park

Rev those engines, the 27th-annual Mid-America Mopars Car Show is set for Sunday, May 3, at Brit Spaugh Park, come rain or shine.

April 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


New life breathed into landfill

Barton County will now have a landfill through at least 2075.

April 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Ball rolling for tax credit application

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved the first step in designating the Fairways at StoneRidge as a Rural Housing Opportunity District. The action was taken at the request of Rick Ball, who owns the lots in question and is developing them.

April 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


READY FOR BUSINESS

There were several familiar faces and one new one as the Great Bend City Council reorganized Monday night.

April 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


A time to reflect and look forward

Wednesday is a time for us to step back and look at the natural world around us and examine how we can make it a better place for future generations. It marks the official Earth Day 2015.

April 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Marshall says he’s running for Congress

Great Bend physician Roger Marshall said Saturday he has filed with the Federal Election Commission as a candidate for the First District congressional seat now occupied by fellow Republican Tim Huelskamp of Fowler.

April 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Week focuses on plights of crime victims

Every year, around 26 million Americans become crime victims.

April 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Spike in rabies cases seen

Great Bend veterinarian Nels Lindberg has some advice for animal owners – get those critters vaccinated for rabies right away.

April 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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