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A little ‘dab’ will do ya

We have a potentially divisive legislative session facing us. We have the inauguration of a new president following contentious primary and general elections.

January 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Program helps with heating costs

There have been some bouts of seriously cold weather and sadly, there are many area residents who may struggle to keep their homes warm this winter. That's where the Low Income Energy Assistance Program comes into play.

January 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Pageants returning to Great Bend

The Miss Barton County and Miss Golden Belt Scholarship Pageants will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Great Bend High School.

January 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Maryland firm buys GB Regional facilities

BETHESDA, Md. – Bethesda, Md.-based Global Medical REIT Inc. announced Wednesday that on Dec. 30, it entered into a purchase contract to acquire Great Bend Regional Hospital for a purchase price of $24,500,000. However, local hospital officials stressed this includes the building and property only, and local control of the facility will remain intact.

January 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Environmental Management sees much activity in 2016

The Barton County Environmental Management Office has been busy over the past year, County Commission Chairman Don Davis said. He was referring to a report submitted by Environmental Manager Judy Goreham which recapped the department's 2016 activity.

January 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission reups with KAC

By a 4-1 vote, the Barton County Commission Tuesday morning approved the county's Kansas Association Of Counties 2017 membership. The KAC dues are based on a calculation that includes a base fee, population and valuation, so the 2017 dues are $6,125.84.

January 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber to get back to basics

There have been good things happening on the economic development front over the past year, from the Holiday Inn Express to Freddy's to a myriad of other new businesses and business expansions. But Great Bend Chamber of Commerce President Jan Peters was looking into 2017 when she gave her report to the Great Bend City Council Tuesday night.

January 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


LOWERING THE BOOM

The Great Bend Boom has gone bust.

January 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Shift happens

The Kansas Legislature opens what could be a tumultuous 2017 session next Monday.

January 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


History of area scouting sought

In 2108, the Boy Scouts of America's Quivira Council will celebrate 100 years. Now, the council's Centennial Committee wants to compile this history into a book to mark the occasion.

January 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Be it resolved

We just emerged from a loud, obnoxious presidential campaign and will soon face another divisive Kansas legislative session. There are voices all around us screaming to be scared of our neighbors and fearful of the future.

December 31, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Pump prices up as production plummets

With crude oil production cuts by OPEC and other nations leading the way, average retail gasoline prices in Kansas and nationally have surged upwards in recent weeks. However, analysts say a likely decline in demand after New Years and fractures in the oil-producing alliance may force prices back down.

December 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County Attorney office expansion nearly done

With most of the work completed, the Barton County Attorney's Office expansion on the courthouse's fourth floor is taking shape, the County Commission learned Monday morning.

December 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission renews community improvement agreement

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the renewal of the county's five-year Claflin Neighborhood Revitalization Plan interlocal agreement.

December 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County website creating a positive image

Noting the importance of a good online image and the positive improvements to the county's website of the past few years, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved renewed an agreement with the organization responsible for that presence.

December 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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CNCS is a real bargain

On Friday, Feb. 17, the New York Times reported that the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that supports the AmeriCorps, Senior ...

February 25, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Federal disaster declaration OKed following ice storm

President Donald Trump granted Gov. Sam Brownback's request for a federal disaster declaration for 18 Kansas counties, including Barton, affected by a severe winter ...

February 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Alden man charged after chase, standoff

LYONS – The Alden man who Wednesday afternoon led law enforcement on a high-speed chase from Ellinwood through Barton and Rice counties before engaging in a ...

February 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City lobbying to keep highway funding

Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington attended an Economic Lifelines Meeting in Topeka recently. Economic Lifelines is the group that works toward enhancing the state ...

February 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


High-speed chase ends in Alden standoff

ALDEN – A traffic stop in Ellinwood Wednesday afternoon devolved into a high-speed chase involving multiple law enforcement agencies before ending in a standoff in Alden ...

February 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New bridge design moves forward

The Barton County Commission Tuesday morning approved a service agreement with the Ellsworth engineering firm Kirkham Michael for the redesigning of a long-embattled bridge about ...

February 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


No one injured in gas plant blast

RICE COUNTY – The massive explosion that rocked the Oneok natural gas plant near Bushton Tuesday night remains under investigation and no cause has been determined ...

February 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County reups with commissioners’s association

Noting the importance of interactions with county commissioners from across the state, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved renewing the county's membership in ...

February 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


School, county come together on mumps case

The report of a possible mumps case at Great Bend High School Friday led to a few hectic days for local school and health officials ...

February 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council commends improvements to old homes

City of Great Bend Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker flipped through slides showing before and after images of a row of old homes on 16th ...

February 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs special events policy

Two weeks after it sparked much discussion, a special events permit process ordinance was adopted by the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

February 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Boys named to council

The Great Bend City Council Monday night named former council member Mike Boys to the First Ward council seat left vacant by the resignation in ...

February 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Goal achieved

The residents of Barton and Pawnee counties did it again, and then some.

February 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A time to celebrate

The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce's 95th annual meeting and banquet took place Saturday night. A full house at the newly remodeled Great Bend ...

February 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


TAKING THEIR TEMPERATURE

HOISINGTON – From the heavy-duty bunker gear worn to a fire call to the ever-rising price of equipment, the business of fighting fires has evolved dramatically ...

February 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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