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KCAC tourney hits it out of the park

The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball and Softball Tournament wrapped up this past Saturday at the Great Bend Sports Complex. Participants left feeling the city had hit a home run.

May 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Harassment of geese to begin

Many of the Canada geese have fled Veterans Memorial Lake, and plans are set to get rid of the stragglers, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night.

May 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Treasurer reminds residents of property tax deadline

Traditionally, the second half of real estate, personal, and oil and gas property taxes are due by May 10. However since the 10th falls on a Saturday this year, Barton County residents have until 4:45 p.m. Monday, May the 12 to make payments.

May 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Summer shaping up to be busy downtown

It may only be spring, but summer was on the minds of Great Bend City Council members when they met Monday night. At the request of Community Coordinator Christina Hayes, they approved a host of motions setting the stage for summertime activities.

May 05, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Veterans memorial progressing nicely

It's been a long time coming, but the Barton County Commission Monday morning learned the dedication for the much-anticipated Golden Belt Veterans Memorial has been set. The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, the day before Memorial Day.

May 05, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Playing (lesser prairie) chicken

In response to the rapid and severe decline of the lesser prairie-chicken, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in March announced the final listing of the species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, as well as a special rule under the ESA that will limit regulatory impacts on landowners and businesses from this listing. Under the law, a "threatened" listing means the species is likely to become in danger of extinction within the foreseeable future; it is a step below "endangered" and allows for more flexibility in how the act's protections are implemented.

May 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Stop light work could cause traffic delays

Beginning this week, there may be some traffic hold-ups at 24th and Main, which has been under reconstruction since March. On Monday, the contractor will begin installing the new traffic signal mast arms.

May 02, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


United Way to aid Baxter Springs recovery

JOPLIN, Mo. - The twister that ravaged the eastern Kansas community of Baxter Springs may have happened half a state away, but it could have happened anywhere, said Julie Bugner Smith, executive director of the United Way of Central Kansas.

May 02, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


American State seeks merger with Holcomb bank

Pending nods from the Kansas State Bank Commissioner and the Federal Reserve Board, Great Bend-based American State Bank will merge with First National Bank of Holcomb in Holcomb, said Don LacKamp, president and CEO of the holding company American State Bank Shares and vice-chairman of American State Bank and Trust.

May 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


GBHS teacher to join state Hall of Fame

DODGE CITY - Great Bend High School math teacher Tina Hiss will be inducted into the Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame for the class of 2014.

May 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Commission OKs engineering work for Landfill

It wasn't the cheapest option, but it was the best option. Citing a proven track record, that was the call made by the Barton County Commission Monday when it green-lighted contracting with SCS Aquiterra for engineering services at the Barton County Landfill through 2016.

April 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Study aims to get a handle on hazardous materials

On any given day, there could be hazardous materials crossing the area by land or by air. However, just how many and how often remains unknown to even emergency personnel.

April 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Hauling trash? Keep the load covered

With spring arriving, the thoughts of Barton County residents might turn to spring cleaning and seasonal yard work, Barton County Solid Waste Manager Mark Witt told the County Commission Monday morning.

April 29, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


CKCC’s 2015 funding application approved

It's unfortunate, Barton County commissioners said Monday morning, that Central Kansas Community Corrections has to function under the constant threat of cuts in state funding. But, despite this, CKCC continues to exceed its goal in helping keep released felons from returning to prison.

April 29, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


A double blessing

At their meeting Monday morning, the Barton County commissioners approved three proclamations – one honoring their late colleague Don Cates who died in a agricultural plane crash last week, and two honoring Barton County high school students from Ellinwood, Great Bend and Central Plains high schools.

April 28, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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New Amber Meadows plat will solve old problems

If one drives past the Amber Meadows area, they will likely see large puddles of water standing in the undeveloped parts of the subdivision.

May 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow

The aerial photo of downtown Great Bend presented to the City Council Monday night put the proposed water line improvement project into prospective. It had ...

May 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘All things are starting to align’

Despite the work that went into bringing a transload facility to Great Bend, the idea behind it is a simple one, the Great Bend City ...

May 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City Council vents anger over tree removal

It was a furious Great Bend City Council that scolded Central Kansas Library System Director Harry Willems Monday night over the cutting down last week ...

May 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


LONG TIME COMING

Improvements to the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Bandshell area of Jack Kilby Square were discussed at the April 18. City Council meeting. Monday night, those ...

May 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Time for better communication

The furor over the Central Kansas Library System's new sign at Broadway and Stone is unfortunate for many reasons.

May 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Valuable lessons

One could hardly travel the streets of Great Bend Wednesday without seeing young people working yards and public spaces. They were everywhere.

April 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Juvenile Justice gets half its budget for now

Admittedly, it makes planning difficult, but the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services will only have the first half of its 2017 budget to work with ...

April 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Local church helps those impacted by wildfires

Stories that have played out on the statewide and nationwide level were topics when the Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee, sponsored by Barton County ...

April 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City officials shocked by removal of tree near library

On Friday afternoon, Mark's Custom Signs employees installed a digital sign for Central Kansas Library System at the northwest corner of the Great Bend ...

April 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Is this the governor’s legacy?

Kansas legislators will return from their spring break Wednesday to face a daunting task, they must close projected budget gaps totaling about $290 million.

April 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Enough lines sold for second vet memorial stone

It was announced last Monday at the Barton County Commission meeting that the county had 77 lines for the names of veterans remaining before the ...

April 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A cooperative effort

For over 100 years, the Barton County Courthouse Square, portions of which are now commonly referred to as Jack Kilby Square, has been a focal ...

April 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Annual car show revs into to park

Start your engines, the 28th-annual Mid-America Mopars Car Show is set for Sunday, May 1, at Brit Spaugh Park, come rain or shine.

April 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend teens enter pleas in school bus battery case

ELLSWORTH – Two Great Bend teenaged boys appeared in Ellsworth County District Court in Ellsworth Wednesday, one pleading not guilty and one no contest to a ...

April 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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