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Program brings food to needy local seniors

A host of local partners are joining the Kansas Food Bank to bring a new federal food program for low-income seniors to Barton County, said KFB Community Relations Manager Debi Kreutzman.

December 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council’s number-one goal: Serve the community

It was an eye opening experience for the newly elected Great Bend City officials as Interim City Administrator George Kolb Wednesday afternoon discussed the ins and outs of city government, including executive sessions, how to handle the pubic during a meeting, ethics and the dangers of social media posts.

December 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New city council members learn the ropes

Although they won't officially be a part of the City of Great Bend governing body until January, the meeting Monday afternoon was a chance for the incoming council members to get a glimpse behind the curtain.

December 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


SRCA dragstrip sees more spectators

Hank Denning and the other volunteer members of the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association often ask themselves if what they do at the famed Great Bend dragstrip is worth it. Then, they see the track featured nationally and realize it is.

December 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


2018 appraisal process underway

The Barton County Appraiser's Office has started its final review process, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said. This is a process where appraisals for the Jan. 1, 2018, values are taken to the field and each property is reviewed.

December 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Additional work to Radium Bridge OKed

In June, the Barton County Commission approved L&M Contractors of Great Bend performing long-needed repairs to a bridge over the Arkansas River southwest of Great Bend. However, as this project reached the half-way point, additional problems were discovered, County Engineer Barry McManaman told the County Commission Monday morning.

December 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs buying more auto defib units

When someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, seconds count. That is why a divided Great Bend City Council Monday night approved buying the 10 automatic external defibrillators to be placed in city facilities.

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New city HR director introduced

The City of Great Bend has a new human resources director, Interim City Administrator George Kolb announced to the City Council Monday night. Hired was Randy Keasling.

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission moves on courthouse repairs

All five Barton County commissioners agreed Monday morning that something must be done to preserve the stately Barton County Courthouse turns which turns 100 years old next year. They just didn't all agree on how to make that happen.

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS Hall of Fame

Great Bend High School has announced its 2017 inductees to the GBHS Hall of Fame. Recognized will be two individuals, one a longtime swimming coach and the other a respected architect.

November 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


THANK YOU SANTA, MRS. CLAUS

Randy and Sandy Smith, who portrayed Santa and Mrs. Claus at Christmas in Great Bend for decades, will serve as the grand marshals for the Home for the Holidays Parade Saturday night, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said.

November 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


One size doesn’t fit all

It was a chance for Barton County officials to see what they have in common with counties from around the state, as well as what sets Barton County apart. County commissioners gave a report Monday morning on the Kansas Association of Counties annual meeting last week in Overland Park.

November 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Beginning to look like Christmas

Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes looked at her calendar Monday morning and it hit her. Thanksgiving in this week, meaning the annual Home for the Holidays Christmas Festival is just days away.

November 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A sign of the times

When the Great Bend Benevolent Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1127 was born over a century ago, it boasted 400 members, a number that jumped to over 1,600 by the 1940s.

November 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fire alarm saves local resident

A house at 2111 21st Street in Great Bend was a total loss following a fire Monday morning, Fire Chief Luke McCormick said. But, thanks to combination carbon monoxide/smoke detectors installed earlier this year, no one was injured in the blaze.

November 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


Appraisers aren’t the bad guys

Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld testified last Wednesday before the Kansas Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee. She hopes the lawmakers received her message.

February 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

February 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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