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Politics and ice cream

Sen. Pat Roberts Thursday evening launched a hectic tour of the massive Big First congressional district with an ice cream social in Great Bend in a effort to reach out to the voters who have supported him for decades. The three-term senator is in the midst of a heated re-election battle with Independent challenger Greg Orman.

October 23, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Search begins for new police chief

The search for a replacement for retiring Police Chief Dean Akings is in the beginning stages, City Administrator Howard Partiangton told the City Council Monday night. Partington will be gathering input from employees and governing body members into the development of an updated job description.

October 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Voters could make raffles legal

Many Kansans don't realize that right now raffles are illegal in Kansas. But that might change.

October 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Special questions on Nov. 4 ballot

The Nov. 4 general election is about more than public office holders. There are a handful of other issues.

October 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Down it will come

Demolition of the old opera house building at Forest and Williams will begin Thursday or Friday, Great Bend city officials said Tuesday. The work, being done by Nelson Stone, could take two or three weeks.

October 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Cooperation in Washington lacking

Democratic First District congressional hopeful Jim Sherow said Monday he understands where local officials are coming from when they worry about federal funding, transportation, agriculture and other issues that impact the economy of rural Kansas.

October 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Land agreement may be a Kansas first

It's a new idea that may become the model for housing developments in Kansas, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington told the City Council Monday night.

October 20, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Just a reminder

As we get down to the wire before the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election, campaign passions may flare. The Great Bend Tribune appreciates the willingness of those running for office and those supporting the candidates to adhere to the newspaper's letters to the editor policy.

October 20, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


This site won’t get overlooked

The Cheyenne Bottoms scenic overlook project took another step forward Monday morning as the Barton County Commission approved hiring PBA Architects of Wichita to design the viewing tower at the site.

October 20, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Do your homework

In Kansas, we are in the midst of one of the most volatile election seasons in recent memory. We can't turn to a media outlet without reading, seeing or hearing some political ad.

October 18, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


NO ROOM AT THE BIN?

Editor's note: With the increased use of railroad transportation for other purposes, there could be fewer train cars available to haul farm crops from area grain elevators to their final destinations. This potential shortage comes at a bad time for Kansas farmers who are in the midst of multiple fall harvests, including milo, corn and soybeans. In this four-part series, the Great Bend Tribune will explore the potential impact of this looming problem. Part one delves into just what crops are in the fields now, how they are looking and what storage challenges lie ahead.

October 17, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


For the health of it

Starting this month, lunch patrons of the Great Bend Senior Center and Meals on Wheels saw a change in the food they received, and some of the customers were not happy.

October 17, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Recent drilling permits reported

Below are the intent to drill for oil permits in the area filed with the Kansas Corporation Commission in the past 90 days. The information is listed in this order: File name, permit date, section, township, range, east/west, district number, license and company.

October 17, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Oil & Gas


Motorists beware: Deer on the move in fall

Beware, deer have other things on their minds now besides watching for traffic.

October 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

It's official. The road to the Great Bend Compost Site is now Pat Keenan Memorial Road as Barton County Road and Bridge Department crews recently installed the large blue sign.

October 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


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Commission eyes tower to improve communications

For some time, Barton County law enforcement officers have had a difficult time with communications in the far northeast part of the county. Officials hope ...

July 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The new political ‘odor’

With the divisive presidential race and Big First congressional slug fest, many are complaining that they are not being heard. In some corners, folks are ...

July 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County audit clean, but reflects scam

Melissa Ille of Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball prefaced Barton County's 2015 audit report to the Barton County Commission on a positive note.

July 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Demel named employee of the quarter

Gary Demel started at Barton County Road and Bridge Department over four decades ago with a shovel in his hand and rose to become the ...

July 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Poll tests waters for primary, key issues

HAYS – The Great Bend Tribune joined other Kansas newspapers and Fort Hays State University's Docking Institute of Public Affairs to conduct a political poll ...

July 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The heat is on

Well folks, summer is here with the high temperatures expected to be in the 90s and 100s for the next several days.

July 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Local officials learn from massive wilfire

When the Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee, sponsored by Barton County Emergency Management, met July 12 for its third quarterly meeting of 2016, members ...

July 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Street Stroll, movie and sidewalk sale on horizon

There will be a lot going on Thursday and Friday in Great Bend, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said.

July 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Police, Royals team up for baseball card program

While kids are out roaming the city collecting imaginary monsters in Pokemon Go, the Great Bend Police Department is hoping they will be interested in ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission authorizes stop sign for dangerous intersection

A Beaver resident called County Engineer Barry McManaman with concerns about an uncontrolled intersection two miles south and one mile east of the small, northeastern ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Holmes given nod as city sanitarian

Tom Holmes has been a staple at Great Bend City Council meetings of late. After the departure of the city sanitarian, it fell to him ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Repairs coming to landfill scale house

The Barton County Landfill currently has a building on-site that is used for scale operations, office space, employee training and includes a shop. However, it ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


PARTY DOWN GREAT BEND

There are a lot of activities planned for the annual Party in the Park Saturday, Aug. 13, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the ...

July 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood, others still waiting for tax info

Ellinwood City Attorney Bob Peter had one message for the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

July 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County resident concerned about car insurance phone calls

Retired Hoisington physician Dan Witt was somewhat relieved after the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning.

July 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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