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MacArthur Lake to become Rotary Lake

It was cold Tuesday afternoon and a dusting of snow lined the shores of MacArthur Lake in southwest Great Bend. The only creatures using the sand pit-turned recreational area were a few ducks resting on and skimming off the frigid water's surface.

February 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Swapping a dog for a car

Currently, the Barton County Sheriff's Office has a K-9 handler but no canine, and the Great Bend Police Department has a canine but no K-9 handler.

February 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council tables action on IT firm

Although Great Bend City Council members were fully aware of the dire need to improve the city's information technology, it voted Monday night to table choosing an outside IT firm to handle these needs. They felt the proposals presented weren't "apples to apples" and wanted more details before spending this kind of money.

February 19, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Miss Teen Kansas meets the council

Wearing her sash and bejeweled tiara, America's U.S. Miss Teen Kansas and Great Bend Middle School student Laura Daniel was introduced to the City Council Monday night.

February 19, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Courthouse structural study nearly done

With the Barton County Courthouse turning 100 years old this year, the first steps in determining how to restore the aging building are underway.

February 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


2017 a busy weather year in Barton County

Barton County and central Kansas were no strangers to nasty weather last year. Now, with the beginning of this year's severe weather season looming, safety officials are urging folks to be ready.

February 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Funds exchange gives county more flexibility

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a supplement to the county's federal-aid fund exchange master agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation. The agreement allows the exchange of the county's annual allotment of federal road and bridge funds for state funds.

February 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County Attorney’s Office accused of misconduct

An emotional Denise Rankin pleaded with Barton County Commissioners Monday morning to take action against County Attorney Amy Mellor and her assistant Douglas Matthews, alleging their office had bungled the case against her ex-husband, Jeffrey Allen Rankin, alleging he molested her children.

February 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Jail, 911 see a lot of traffic in 2017

Editor's note: At Monday morning's Barton County Commission meeting, Operations Director Phil Hathcock presented a summary of departmental activities for 2017. This is the first of two articles outlining these. Part two will appear in Friday's Great Bend Tribune.

February 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Split council OKs social media policy

A revised social media policy and a brand-new whistle-blower policy for Great Bend city employees gained preliminary approval from a divided City Council Monday night. Final approval will be on the agenda when the council meets next Feb. 19.

February 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Purchase of law enforcement equipment OKed

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved replacing aging devices serving Barton County law enforcement.

February 06, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Headhunter hired to find city adminstrator

The search for a new city administrator has begun.

February 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


What’s up at the bottoms?

In noting the facilities successes from the past year, Kansas Wetlands Education Center Director Curtis Wolf said it is important to thank all those who made it possible.

February 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas lawmakers respond to State of the Union Address

Members of the Kansas congressional delegation were among the throng packed into the United States House of Representatives chamber Tuesday night for President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address. They liked what they heard, although they advised the administration not to leave rural America behind.

January 31, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


LOADS OF SUCCESS

Fields of massive white wind turbine parts and mounds of rock and cement are crowding the Great Bend transload facility west of town, a facility that continues to expand.

January 30, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


One more stone down

Enough lines have been purchased and the long-anticipated third stone for the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial is a go, said Diana Watson, assistant to the ...

May 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Election filing Deadline

The filing deadline for the 2018 election is noon Friday, June 1, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman announced Tuesday. Voters will cast ballots in ...

May 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs new rabies rules

What a difference one word makes. That is what it boiled down to in the new rabies vaccination resolution approved by the Barton County Commission ...

May 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Selzer says he’ll help Kansas grow

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer, one of four Republican gubernatorial candidates, said his vision for the state is a simple one.

May 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Extending Fourth fireworks fun fizzles

After fierce opposition from fire chiefs across Barton County, the County Commission Monday morning rejected a resolution that would have allowed the discharge of fireworks ...

May 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Second county fire district formed

Following a lengthy public hearing, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the organization of a new fire district in the county. Fire District Number ...

May 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Pedaling with a purpose

A cloud-shrouded sun just peeked over horizon Friday morning as Larry Heyn sat tall in the saddle pedaling his way eastward out of Great Bend.

May 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Every day is mental health awareness day

Sure, the Barton County Commission proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month Monday morning, but Center for Counseling and Consultation Director Julie Kramp said mental ...

May 10, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Summer Expansion

The long-anticipated expansion of Eighth Street between Wal-Mart on Grant Street and Dillons on McKinley will start in July. At least that is what Great ...

May 09, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission marks National Bike Month

The bicycle is an "economical, healthy, convenient, and environmentally sound form of transportation and an excellent tool for recreation and enjoyment of Barton County's ...

May 08, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City looking to fill two key posts

The status of two key, yet vacant, positions was discussed as the Great Bend City Council met Monday night.

May 08, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Just the beginning

In a City Council chamber packed with Great Bend firefighters, many disgruntled and frustrated with what they see as years of pay inequities, Human Resources ...

May 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission votes to improve accident-prone two-way stop

In light of a recent fatality crash at the intersection of North Washington Avenue and North 30 Road, the Barton County Commission approved taking steps ...

May 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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