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Too much of a good thing

For area farmers and grain handlers, fall 2016 is amounting to a perfect storm.

October 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City rethinking tax rebate programs

The Kansas Attorney General approved the 2016 Neighborhood Revitalization Agreement on Sept. 20, City Attorney Bob Suelter told the Great Bend City Council Monday night. Looking at the agreement, city officials may not want to take part in the program in the future.

October 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Second Veterans Memorial stone in place

The second stone engraved with the names of veterans with ties to Barton County was set in place at the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial last Tuesday. There are plans for an official dedication on Veterans Day Nov. 11.

October 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Success stories

By hearing the testimony of local offenders who have either completed or are still completing their involvement with Central Kansas Community Corrections, Barton County Commissioners Wednesday morning got a glimpse into the success of a program designed to keep folks from entering prison, as well as the challenges it faces.

October 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs co-op zoning request

The Barton County Commission Wednesday morning OKed a zoning amendment requested by the Great Bend Cooperative Association, paving the way for the co-op to build two large temporary grain storage bunks at Pawnee Rock.

October 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A fresh look

Work on the an extensive facelift of the Great Bend Events Center is underway, City Administrator Howard Partington said.

October 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission announces investigation has taken place

In a vaguely worded statement issued Wednesday morning, Barton County commissioners announced that an investigation had been conducted and that further information and/or action will be made known when applicable.

October 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Police, school officials deal with threat on GBHS

A threat against Great Bend High School by a GBHS student posted to the mobile photo-sharing Instagram app Monday night is being addressed, according to a statement from Unified School District 428 Superintendent Brad Reed. Great Bend Police officers were able to locate the student and take him into custody prior to the start of the school day Tuesday.

October 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zoo will close for Zoo Boo prep

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved a request to close Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo on the day of Zoo Boo for the safety of those involved and to offer ample time for preparation.

October 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hearing set for apartment complex tax credits

There will be a public hearing at the Nov. 7 Great Bend City Council meeting to discuss tax credits for Trail Ridge Partners, the Leewood-based developer that seeks to expand the Reserves at Trail Ridge apartment complex, the council decided Monday night.

October 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


WHERE THE BISON ROAM

Bison and bears, oh my.

October 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


State, local gas prices stand pat

Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.04 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.22.

October 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Brace yourself for the worst

It may sound like the plot to a cheesy sci-fi flick, but state safety officials are warning all Kansans to be prepared for the zombie apocalypse. At least in October.

October 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Oilers, St. John win football games

At Claflin, Central Plains (5-0) roared past Canton-Galva 50-0.

October 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Prep Sports


Way to know, Joe

This marks the 76th anniversary of National Newspaper Week, an annual observance that underscores the impact of newspapers to communities large and small. The theme of this year's NNW is "Way to Know."

October 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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If snow comes, county, KDOT crews ready

Winter may arrive this week, according to the National Weather Service. Patchy snow is likely Wednesday morning, made worse by north winds gusting up to ...

December 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Take the tour of lights

When it comes to looking at Christmas lights, perhaps the first things that come to mind are the Plaza in Kansas City or Botanica in ...

December 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


New stop signs to pop up in county

Comments from Barton County residents expressing safety concerns about two rural intersections prompted the County Commission Monday morning to approve the installation of stop signs ...

December 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Keep it at home

First, no one is blind to the fact that people will travel to shop for the holidays. Larger communities have much to offer. Second, there ...

December 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Deck the Halls safely this holiday season

As the holidays approach, Great Bend residents are becoming increasingly excited about adorning their homes for the season. However, these decorations, as beautiful as they ...

December 03, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


OPEC deal could trigger gas price hikes

It came just in time for the holiday driving season.

December 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Holiday hiring strong statewide, nationwide

TOPEKA – With the holiday seasonal hiring leading the way, Kansas' October seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, the same rate that was reported ...

December 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Giving Tuesday has passed, but giving continues

Tuesday was Giving Tuesday, a day set aside to shift the focus from holiday shopping to holiday giving.

November 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission gives nod to joint extension council

Calling it a preemptive strike against potential state-forced consolidation, the Barton County Commission Monday morning gave its blessing to a proposed joint Kansas State University ...

November 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Give on Giving Tuesday

With today being Giving Tuesday kicking of the holiday giving season, nearly a third of all annual giving taking place in December, the personal-finance website ...

November 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Keep it local

Christmas shopping lists.

November 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A passion for agriculture

Michael Bahr is a fifth-generation Barton County farmer and past Barton County Banker Conservation Award winner for soil conservation, as well as President of Tall ...

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


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 ...

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


Burdett putt-putt course near completion

BURDETT - It's been a long time coming, but its almost done.

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Pawnee County


Public health is her passion

Barton County Health Department Public Health Educator Janel Rose has been at her job for 24 years. A former teacher, she has put her passion ...

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Health & Wellness


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