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Commission asks why no action taken on trashy properties

A complaint from rural Barton County resident Clarence Bieberle about a trashy property near his home north of Odin led to a harsh rebuke by the County Commission Monday morning of the County Attorney's Office and its lack of action on numerous zoning and nuisance code violations.

October 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Community Corrections and county handbook on agenda

Among the items addressed by the Barton County Commission Monday morning was the approval of the year-end outcomes for the 21st Judicial District's Central Kansas Community Corrections. State law requires the review and approval of the Barton County Commissioners, as the administrative county for the 21st Judicial District. This has been a successful year for CKCC, Director Amy Boxberger told the commissions Monday morning.

October 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


ETCHED IN STONE

The Barton County Commission Monday morning invited the public to the long-awaited dedication of the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial's first commemorative stone The event will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

October 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission honors long-time employees

The Barton County Commission Monday morning took time to thank several employees for their years of service.

October 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A housing opportunity

Two years ago, the city commissioned a housing needs study as part of its application for a Rural Housing Incentive District, a tax-credit program. The study quantified the need for housing at different levels and types. It also verified the shortage is expected to worsen if no incentives are put in place, and that the shortage is detrimental to the community's growth.

October 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


UWCK kickin’ it casually

Wednesday, Nov. 18, is National Philanthropy Day, and the United Way of Central Kansas is taking it very casually, UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner-Smith said. The UWCK is sponsoring the second-annual Dress Down the Town benefit to raise funds for the 2016 campaign.

October 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


HOI struggling to get letters supporting housing grant

Time is running out for Vicki Dayton of Housing Opportunities Inc. She wants to apply for a state grant to bring more moderately price homes to Great Bend, but has not received as much community support as she thought she would.

October 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Time to explore Great Bend

November will be Explore Great Bend month again and participating retailers will be ready to host a different event each Saturday of the month, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday night.

October 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Repainting of old Engine 3416 underway

The repainting of the locomotive on display in Brit Spaugh Park has started, but Mother Nature is delaying the restoration, said Scott Keeler, Great Bend public lands director.

October 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City to hire consultant for water-related projects

At the Oct. 5 Great Bend City Council meeting, City Administrator Partington reported on various scenarios for making improvements to the city's aging water line. Acting on a consensus of the council he developed a plan using a combination of reserves, fund transfers and the issue of new bonds.

October 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Preventative measures

According to Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider, Kansas ranks dead last in the continental United States in terms of immunization rates for the human papilloma virus. This virus plays a huge role in cervical, head and neck cancers in males and females, ages 9-26.

October 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Health officials stress importance of HPV vaccine

Kansas is ranked 50th in the continental United States in immunization rates for the cancer-causing human papilloma virus, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider told county commissioners Monday morning.

October 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A mountain out of a molehill

It was announced this week that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office has charged three voters in two counties of casting ballots illegally while voting in another state in the same elections. These are the first cases filed under a new state law giving him the power to prosecute election fraud allegations.

October 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Area intents to drill listed

Area intents to drill listed

October 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Oil & Gas


Outdoor advocate, GBHS Hall of Famer Skip Yowell dies

The globe-trotting founder of JanSport and Great Bend High School graduate Skip Murray Yowell, 69, died Wednesday. Services are pending with Schmitt Funeral home in WaKeeney.

October 14, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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WorkFit program saves county money

Noting it is money well spent, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the continuation of the agreement for physical capacity profile testing with WorkFit.

September 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council fills key city vacancies

It was a busy night Monday for the Great Bend City Councils as it filled several key positions left vacant recently as fallout from the ...

September 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs revamped financial controls

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an updated resolution outlining how the county manages accounts with financial institutions, a change that also revamps the ...

September 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Algae resurfaces at Vets

Great Bend's Veterans Memorial Lake is again under a toxic blue-green algae warning, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Landmark Bancorp victim of $10M in hot checks

MANHATTAN - Manhattan-based Landmark Bancorp, holding company of Landmark National Bank in Great Bend, fell victim to $10.3 million in hot checks, the company disclosed ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Police Chief Cliff explains resignation

Great Bend Police Chief Clifton Couch submitted his resignation Wednesday afternoon, a resignation that is effective Oct. 15. He announced the decision in a statement ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Cliff Couch resigns as police chief

Great Bend Police Chief Clifton Couch submitted Wednesday afternoon his resignation effective Oct. 15. The announcement came just a week after he was reinstated following ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Surge in raccoons with distemper seen

Local veterinarians and the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University are joining forces to warn the public to be on the lookout for raccoons ...

September 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘It’s like family’

With North Korea testing its nukes, hurricanes lashing Texas and Florida and continued threat of terrorist attacks, it may seem like an odd time to ...

September 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Importance of being ready recognized

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a proclamation marking September as Preparedness Month 2017.

September 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


PAVING THE WAY

"Road Closed" signs are springing up on streets around Great Bend as a $2 million street improvement project gets underway.

September 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


If at first you don’t succeed ...

In case you haven't realized it, this world if filled with systems that just don't work, or don't work as they were ...

September 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Columnists


And so it begins

Beginning as early Sept. 18, the City of Great Bend will embark on an extensive water line replacement project in the heart of the city ...

September 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New council president picked

In addition to the reinstatement of Police Chief Clifton Couch, the Great Bend City Council Tuesday night took action on several matters pertaining to the ...

September 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chief Couch gets job back

A divided Great Bend City Council voted Tuesday night to reinstate suspended Police Chief Clifton Couch. The action met with cheers and a standing ovation ...

September 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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