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Keeping memories alive

Barton County Courthouse Square was filled Saturday afternoon not only with stories of lives lost, but of memories lost.

October 05, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


To your health

In March, the 2013 Kansas County Health Rankings were announced. Barton County fell in the middle of the pack. The rankings describe the current health status of a county and are influenced by health factors, such as high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, and family and social support. Counties can improve their health outcomes by addressing health factors.

October 05, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Street work to begin next week in Great Bend

Work on several Great Bend residential streets is slated to begin Monday and Great Bend City Engineer Rob Winiecke wants residents to be aware of where crews will be and when.

October 03, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


County could get federal disaster designation

Severe thunderstorms and flooding during the first week of August resulted in the Board of Barton County Commissioners declaring a state of local disaster emergency, and there is a chance the county could be listed as a federal disaster area, county Emergency Manager Amy Miller said in a report to the commission Monday morning.

October 01, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Let’s get along

The more things change, the more they stay the same. That could be said of the proposed Grain Belt Express wind energy transmission line that will pass through Barton County.

September 30, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Pump prices not so spooky

It should be more treat than trick at the gas pump as we approach Halloween, petroleum analysts believe.

September 30, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Concealed weapons to be allowed in county buildings

Citing the expense involved with establishing a security plan that would likely involve metal detectors and the hiring of additional security guards, the Barton County Commission Monday morning voted not to seek an exemption from the new state law allowing concealed weapons in most county facilities.

September 30, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Worthy causes

October marks National Domestic Violence Prevention Month. The Family Crisis Center in Great Bend is planning an event for Oct. 7 and want to paint the town purple to raise awareness of this life- and family-shattering problem that often exists in the shadows.

September 28, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Alzheimer’s Walk next Saturday

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. To battle this memory-robbing disease, the Alzheimer's Association holds walks across the nation to raise awareness and funds.

September 28, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Crisis Center wants to turn town purple Oct. 7

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month and the Family Crisis Center Inc. is asking the community to join it in raising awareness by "Turning our Town Purple" on Monday, Oct. 7.

September 27, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


New dog rescue up and running

The dogs RaShann Southard rescues from as far away as San Antonio, Texas, are not bad dogs.

September 26, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Labor market shows signs of improvement

TOPEKA - There are signs the state's labor market is making strides in the right direction, the Kansas Department of Labor reported, even if the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.9 percent, unchanged from July and up from 5.8 percent a year ago.

September 24, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


A no brainer

It took guts for David Roach to stand before the Barton County Commission Monday morning. The 55-year-old Great Bend man has had his share of problems with drugs, alcohol and the law over the years.

September 23, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Community Corrections worthy investment

David Roach considers himself a success story for Central Kansas Community Corrections.

September 23, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


County to replace downed radio tower

On July 24, an agricultural crop spraying rig clipped one of the guy wires holding up the Barton County Communications Department's radio transmitting tower north of Doonan GMC Peterbilt east of Great Bend. The collision toppled the tower.

September 23, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


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Get off that couch

At first blush, the sixth-annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday paint a bleak picture for Barton County. We are the 86th least healthy county in Kansas after being ranked at 68th last year.

March 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A HOMEY ALTERNATIVE

Earl Mark served his country in the Army during the 1970s. But, the years have been an unbeatable foe and the veteran could no longer serve himself.

March 27, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


40th Annual Special Olympics Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament overruns community

HAYS - They eyes of the nation may have been on March Madness and the national collegiate basketball tourney, but thousands swarmed to Hays this past weekend for the 47th-annual Kansas Special Olympics State Basketball and Cheerleading Competition.

March 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local Sports


Barton County falls in health rankings

Barton County was the 86th least healthiest county in Kansas, falling only 15 places above the state's least healthy county, Woodson, according to the ratings from the sixth-annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday. This was a drop from last year when Barton was 68th.

March 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


HUNTING SEASON

If you were a bad guy in Great Bend Monday, you may have had a very bad day.

March 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Road work ahead

The Federal Highway Administration and the Kansas Department of Transportation recognize this as National Work Zone Awareness Week. As of Monday morning, it was being observed in Barton County as well after the County Commission approved a proclamation marking the occasion.

March 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Traffic restricted on East Bt. Co. Road

Road construction on U.S. 56 between Great Bend and Ellinwood is expected to last a couple months. During that span, more and more motorists are anticipated to use the parallel East Barton County Road as a detour.

March 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Street sweepers

The Great Bend Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have a message for all the bad guys out there – you are not wanted here.

March 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Get outside

Spring is here and with the nice weather we've been having, it's time to think about getting back outdoors.

March 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Advance ballots, voting now available

Barton County voters can now apply for advanced ballots for the April 7 city/school/hospital general election, said Donna Zimmerman, Barton county clerk and election officer.

March 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


SPRING CLEANING

This past Saturday, City Sanitarian Gregg Vannoster worked with First Assembly of God Church volunteers for a community service day cleanup of storm water drainage ditches around the community.

March 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Scenic overlook project advances

The Kansas Department of Transportation informed Barton County Engineer Clark Rusco that the bid letting for the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area scenic overlook tower will be in August.

March 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


POLICE RAID TWO HOMES

Two drug raids at two locations Monday resulted in four arrests on methamphetamine-related charges, the Great Bend Police Department announced Tuesday morning.

March 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Fire departments restricting some outdoor burning

With the warm, dry weather the region has experienced over the past few days, area fire departments are already experiencing an increase in grass burning incidents – some of which have threatened to get out of control, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.

March 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


City to fill public lands director post

Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison Monday night named a selection committee for the long-vacant position of director of public lands. The committee will interview applicants for the job and make a recommendation to the full City Council.

March 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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