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City hires firm for on-call engineering services

It's a concept being utilized successfully in other communities. In lieu of hiring a full-time city engineer, they are contracting with an on-call engineering firm.

March 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


CKLS GETS NEW SIGN

The Central Kansas Library System was granted permission Monday night to install a new lighted sign in the Great Bend Public Library parking lot along Broadway, but it took a compromise and a tie-breaking vote from Mayor Mike Allison to pass the measure.

March 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A move in the right direction

Janel Rose, Barton County health educator and Be Well Barton County coalition member, was absolutely right when she addressed count commissioners Monday morning. She presented the coalition's Barton County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, a document meant as a flexible road map to improve access to walking and biking opportunities.

March 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County backs plan promoting healthy lifestyles

Noting the health of residents is a critical issue, the Barton County Commission Monday morning backed a plan promoting improved walking and bicycling opportunities in the county.

March 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Donors give $1,000 to veterans memorial

Even more Barton County veterans who deserve to be included on the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial but don't have the financial resources to pay for the engraving will have the opportunity to be honored, thanks to an anonymous donation made through the Golden Belt Community Foundation.

March 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCSO to reopen sex assault investigation

The Barton County Sheriff's Office must now reopen its investigation into an alleged sexual assault that occurred on a Great Bend High School bus involving members of the GBHS swim team Feb. 3. The action was necessary following the Kansas Bureau of Investigations decision not to accept the case.

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Stormy weather

We may have seen the last of Old Man Winter, but as winter fades to spring, the area faces a different kind of weather threat – thunder storms and tornadoes.

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


KBI declines to take sex assualt case

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has declined to accept a case of the Feb. 3 alleged sexual assault involving a Great Bend High School boys swim team member, a KBI spokesman said Thursday.

March 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas congressional leaders back continued GB air service

The Kansas congressional delegation has sent a letter to the United States Department of Transportation seeking continued air service to Great Bend. The letter supports a petition filed by city officials pleading the DOT to reconsider its order proposing the termination of the Essential Air Service at Great Bend Municipal Airport.

March 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Saving the soil and so much more

The Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) gives its Conservation Awards annually. The awards are often referred to as the Banker awards since the prizes and annual district banquet are sponsored by the bankers in the county, with one being picked as a key banker each year.

March 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


County projects move forward

The building of a bridge utilizing a new method of construction took a step closer to becoming a reality Monday morning.

March 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Local roads in good shape

As winter winds down and crumbling roadways emerge, a new study from AAA reveals that pothole damage has cost U.S. drivers $15 billion in vehicle repairs over the last five years, or approximately $3 billion annually. With two-thirds of Americans concerned about potholes on local roadways, AAA cautions drivers to remain alert to avoid pothole damage, and urged state and local governments to fully fund and prioritize road maintenance to reduce vehicle damage, repair costs and driver frustration.

February 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


April 5 election candidates announced

The list of candidates who filed for the city council and other positions in the April 5 general election has been announced by Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman said. The filing deadline was in January.

February 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs permit allowing for cemetery expansion

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved special use permit allowing Holy Family Catholic Church in Odin to expand its cemetery.

February 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


There is a lot of good, too

There has been a dark cloud hanging over Great Bend High School, and by extension, the entire Unified School District 428 of late. Allegations of sexual assault against students by students on school buses have swirled in the media, creating a toxic mix of rumors mingled with few facts.

February 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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LONG TIME COMING

Improvements to the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Bandshell area of Jack Kilby Square were discussed at the April 18. City Council meeting. Monday night, those ...

May 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Time for better communication

The furor over the Central Kansas Library System's new sign at Broadway and Stone is unfortunate for many reasons.

May 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Valuable lessons

One could hardly travel the streets of Great Bend Wednesday without seeing young people working yards and public spaces. They were everywhere.

April 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Juvenile Justice gets half its budget for now

Admittedly, it makes planning difficult, but the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services will only have the first half of its 2017 budget to work with ...

April 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Local church helps those impacted by wildfires

Stories that have played out on the statewide and nationwide level were topics when the Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee, sponsored by Barton County ...

April 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City officials shocked by removal of tree near library

On Friday afternoon, Mark's Custom Signs employees installed a digital sign for Central Kansas Library System at the northwest corner of the Great Bend ...

April 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Is this the governor’s legacy?

Kansas legislators will return from their spring break Wednesday to face a daunting task, they must close projected budget gaps totaling about $290 million.

April 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Enough lines sold for second vet memorial stone

It was announced last Monday at the Barton County Commission meeting that the county had 77 lines for the names of veterans remaining before the ...

April 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A cooperative effort

For over 100 years, the Barton County Courthouse Square, portions of which are now commonly referred to as Jack Kilby Square, has been a focal ...

April 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Annual car show revs into to park

Start your engines, the 28th-annual Mid-America Mopars Car Show is set for Sunday, May 1, at Brit Spaugh Park, come rain or shine.

April 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend teens enter pleas in school bus battery case

ELLSWORTH – Two Great Bend teenaged boys appeared in Ellsworth County District Court in Ellsworth Wednesday, one pleading not guilty and one no contest to a ...

April 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Local officials fear delayed KDOT projects will be canceled

The Kansas Department of Transportation will delay several road projects scheduled for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, including the next leg in what has been ...

April 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Big First candidates file campaign finance reports

There are three Republican candidates vying for Kansas First Congressional seat, incumbent Tim Huelskamp of Fowler, and challengers Alan LaPolice of Clyde and Roger Marshall ...

April 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


THE SEASON FOR SEALING

Starting now, motorists in the north and west central parts of Barton County may need to adjust their driving habits. The 2016 blacktop asphalt overlay ...

April 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Student volunteers to help clean up city

Next Wednesday, the City will have 300-plus Great Bend High School students on city grounds doing community service work, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington ...

April 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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