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City’s guest tax numbers looking good

Folks are staying in Great Bend's hotels, lots of folks.

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Waterline work concerning business owners

The Main Street stretch of the massive waterline replacement project started in February with the anticipation it would take several months. Now, one month in, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said there is some grumbling among downtown shopkeepers.

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Pipelines cross beneath us

One might be surprised at the number of pipelines that criss-cross Barton County and the rest of the state, said Greg Alexander of Northern Natural Gas. Most are underground, and out sight and out of mind.

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Missing girl found dead

HOISINGTON – Two-year-old Iviona Lewis, the Hoisington girl reported missing Tuesday afternoon, was been found dead in rural Barton County, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported Wednesday morning, adding that an arrest in the case had been made.

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City to hire IT professional

Members of the City of Great Bend's information technology committee weighed carefully the advantages and disadvantages of hiring a full-time information technology manager for the city against contracting with an outside party to handle the important task.

March 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A lot of cookies

The Hoisington Girl Scouts Troop 11126 parlayed their Girl Scout Cookie profits into a lasting tribute for Barton County veterans.

March 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission shares frustration with county attorney

A unified Barton County Commission appreciated the plight of Denise Rankin, the former Great Bend woman accusing the County Attorney's Office of botching the handling of the sexual abuse case against her ex-husband. But, sadly, commissioners told her Monday morning there wasn't much they could do to help.

March 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs county burn ban

Last Tuesday as 50 mile-per-hour winds whipped the region, Barton County Register of Deeds Pam Wornkey watched nervously as tongues of flame crackled and smoke billowed just about 100 yards from her home five miles south of Ellinwood.

March 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A star spangled third of July

The City of Great Bend's 2018 Fourth of July fireworks display will actually take place on July 3, the city council decided unanimously Monday night.

March 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Area bracing for severe weather

Wind-tunnel gusts whipping the region are ushering in the season of severe weather threats to the Great Plains. With emergency officials urging area residents to be ready, and the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a proclamation denoting this as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Barton County.

March 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Arrest made in fatal hit-and-run

A man is in custody for the November 2017 hit-and-run incident on 10th Street that resulted in the death of a pedestrian, the Great Bend Police Department reported Thursday afternoon.

March 01, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Arrest made in fatal hit-and-run

A man is in custody for the November 2017 hit-and-run incident on 10th Street that resulted in the death of a pedestrian, the Great Bend Police Department reported Thursday afternoon.

March 01, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Decorations for the birds

If you go looking for the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's van amongst the cattails of Cheyenne Bottoms, you might miss it.

March 01, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission re-ups with KCCA

Citing the importance of interactions with county commissioners from across the state, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved renewing the county's membership in the Kansas County Commissioners Association at a cost of $700.

February 26, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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


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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


City administrator finalists to be announced

Great Bend city officials will announce the three finalists for the city administrator position at 10 a.m. Monday, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said. The ...

June 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wanted: GBHS grads from 1960-1963

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In 1960, the classes of 1960-63 at Great Bend High School became part of Project Talent, a landmark study of 440,000 ...

June 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


House passes Farm Bill

The United States House of Representatives Thursday passed the crucial five-year Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also know as the Farm Bill. The House ...

June 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Run-down house deemed unsafe

Indeed, the small, white ramshackle house at 819 Adams is an eyesore and potentially dangerous, the Great Bend City Council decided Monday night.

June 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City audit report a good one

It was welcome news for the Great Bend City Council Monday night as Vickie Dreiling of Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball presented the city's ...

June 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Waterline project ahead of schedule

Sure, the ongoing Great Bend waterline replacement project seems to be dragging on, leaving gaping holes in streets and snarling traffic. But, the City Council ...

June 19, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission backs recycling efforts

Barton County's recycling efforts and the need to extend the County Landfill's lifespan were on the minds of Barton County commissioners Monday morning.

June 19, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marking historical roots

Great Bend Rotarian Pat Cale told the City Council Monday night the unique but stately 70-plus-year-old ginkgo tree at the north end of the Barton ...

June 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sheriff’s Office watching intersection north of Great Bend

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir told the Barton County Commission Monday morning his deputies have been running selective enforcement at the North Washington/30 Road ...

June 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A dose of reality

It's been a bitter pill to swallow, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir told county commissioners Monday morning.

June 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

June 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


They’re at it again

Just like wheat harvest and high temperatures, the Barton County Road and Bridge Departments annual ritual of working on county blacktops is a rite of ...

June 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Coming this way

Golden wheat is trickling into the Great Bend Coop as farmers begin testing the harvest waters, but by week's end cutting could be in ...

June 13, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County to get more funds to cover flood damage costs

It was a bit of good news.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 Board OKs staff changes

The last school year has wound down and Unified School District 428 is looking to next year, including the shuffling of staff.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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