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Commission thanks long-time employees

It was a time Monday morning to show appreciation. The Barton County Commission recognized two long-time county employees who are leaving after years of service.

July 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Commission: County treasurer should resign

After somber deliberation, a unanimous Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a non-binding resolution calling for the resignation of County Treasurer Kevin Wondra.

July 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Buyer beware

Two items in the news of late should act as a reminder to all of us that there are folks out there willing to scam us for our money if we let them.

July 19, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Gleason death sentence overturned

TOPEKA – Ruling the jury instructions may have violated his constitutional rights, the Kansas Supreme Court Friday overturned the death sentence for Sidney Gleason, convicted of capital murder in the 2004 killings of a Great Bend woman and her boyfriend.

July 18, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Council looks through 2015 budget

Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part series about the Great Bend City Council's 2015 budget-planning session Tuesday night. Part one dealt with the council's goals. This installment will delve into the budget's numbers and what they mean.

July 17, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


From crime crack down to run-down houses

On June 13, Great Bend City Council members toured city facilities as the first step in the 2015 budget-planning process. Next they gathered on July 2 for a brain-storming session with the purpose of establishing their goals for the upcoming year.

July 16, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


County braces for loss of oil and gas fund

To help shore up reserves, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved transferring money from the Oil and Gas Valuation Depletion Trust Fund. However, the commission was warned this critical piece of county funding will not be around for much longer.

July 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Learning trail coming to zoo

The United Way of Central Kansas and Barton County Young Professionals are joining forces to establish a Born Learning Trail at the Great Bend Zoo. The project was given the blessing of the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

July 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Benefit of the doubt

The consultant hired by Barton County told the County Commission Monday morning that the tax and bank reconciliations had been completed.

July 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Missions accomplished

When consultant Pam Meadows and her CIC team were hired in May to help clean up a tax and bank reconciliation mess in the Barton County Treasurer's Office, they had distinct goals – pave the way for a June 5 tax distribution, rectify the 2012 tax rolls and reconcile several 2013 bank statements.

July 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Much interest shown in new veterans memorial

The Barton County Commission Monday morning heard an update on the engravings project for the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial.

July 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


More than a ‘fair’ experience

The 2014 Barton County Fair opens Wednesday. This annual tradition is a showcase for youth and adults from all over the county to demonstrate talents and be get the recognition they justly deserve. It is also an opportunity for the county to join for a week of family entertainment.

July 05, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


The best of both worlds

It could very easily have been a case or one or the other. But, instead, the Barton County Commission Monday morning wisely opted for both.

June 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A DIFFERENT USE

One of the nation's largest grain marketing companies is interested in a small sliver of Barton County for its newest facility. Following the approval Monday morning by the Barton County Commission of a rezoning request, that facility is step closer to reality.

June 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


County awards funds to two recycling projects

Acknowledging the benefits of two separate recycling efforts in Barton County, the County Commission Monday morning approved allocating more than it was planning to for its annual recycling grant.

June 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


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


Get outside and enjoy it

It is amazing what one can see from the back of a bicycle. A casual, informal tour of Great Bend can prove this point.

July 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


In the political campaign, remember to duck

We are embroiled in what many say is the nastiest political campaign in years. Sadly, what was once reserved for the national level has spilled ...

July 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


City looking at revamping police station

As best as he can determine, Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch believes the aging white building his department calls home dates back nearly 80 ...

July 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


KBI asked to probe possible improprieties at CVB

When the City of Great Bend took over management of the Convention and Visitors Bureau in January, city officials found troubling evidence as to how ...

July 14, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Local businesses honored for United Way contributions

The companies honored during the United Way of Central Kansas' Pacesetter luncheon Wednesday afternoon were responsible for over half of the local United Way's ...

July 12, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


State, county could be eligible for disaster relief

A state of local disaster emergency could be declared for Kansas in the aftermath of wind, rains storms and flooding that raked the area June ...

July 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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