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BRIDGING THE DECADES

Almost 70 years ago, on May 8, 1945, Germany surrendered, thus ending World War II in Europe.

November 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


PAPER OR ELECTRONIC?

At least for now, Barton County will continue to use its aging electronic voting machines while studying he prospect of switching back to paper ballots, said County Clerk Donna Zimmerman, who also serves as the county's election officer.

November 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


City seeks grant to enhance concert offerings

Great Bend has applied for a Levitt Music Series Grant worth $25,000 to help fund musical performances at upcoming city events such as June Jaunt, Party in the Park, and Summer Street Stroll next year.

November 05, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Council to step up city clean-up efforts

The Great Bend City Council will hold a special team-building meeting on Thursday, Nov. 13. The purpose of the session is to reexamine city codes regarding substandard housing, City Administrator Howard Partington said.

November 05, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Great Bend in running for concert grant

Great Bend has applied for a Levitt Music Series Grant worth $25,000 to help fund musical performances at upcoming city events such as June Jaunt, Party in the Park each Summer Street Stroll next year.

November 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


New bridge method coming to Barton County

Barton County will be taking the lead in the Kansas bridge-building world.

November 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Two car rental services to be available

Passengers using Great Bend Municipal Airport, as well as others, will now have two car rental options. The City Council Monday night authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign an auto rental lease agreement with Hertz Corporation and with EAN Holdings LLC, or Enterprise car rentals.

November 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Longevity pay a worthy investment

Barton County benefits from having an experienced staff, it was noted at the County Commission meeting Monday morning. With this in mind, commissioners approved the awarding of longevity pay to a host of county employees.

November 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Voting is only the start

Well, today is here. This is the big day. The midterm general election is at hand.

November 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Oiler volleyball team claims third at state

EMPORIA – The Central Plains High School volleyball squad out of Claflin took third at the 2A tournament this past Friday and Saturday at White Auditorium in Emporia.

November 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Prep Sports


Make your voice heard

There has been ample media coverage of the upcoming general election, especially the race for Kansas governor and U.S. Senate. There are also races locally that now have competing candidates. It is easy to be overwhelmed by the campaigning and develop an attitude that an individual voter can't make a difference.

November 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County polling places announced

With voters heading to the polls Tuesday for local general elections, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman has some last-minute reminders.

October 31, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


GETTING READY

The ride in the cab of a Barton County Road and Bridge Department snow plow was far from luxurious. In fact, it was downright brutal as the truck bucked and moaned.

October 31, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


ON A ROLL

CLAFLIN – You might call the Central Plains High School volleyball squad out of Claflin a juggernaut.

October 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Prep Sports


ON A ROLL

CLAFLIN – You might call the Central Plains High School volleyball squad out of Claflin a juggernaut.

October 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Sports


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More than sports

In case you live in a cave or under a rock, one of the biggest sporting events on the planet takes place Sunday, Feb. 1. This refers to much hyped Super Bowl XLIX.

January 31, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


DROUGHT IMPACT LINGERING

Last May, Governor Sam Brownback issued an executive order declaring a drought emergency in most of Kansas. That order, which includes Barton County remains in effect, said Barton County Emergency Management Director Amy Miller.

January 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Whooping cough vaccines available

In response to the whooping cough outbreak that has cause on death in Barton County, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has provided the Barton County Health Department additional pertussis vaccine supplies to prevent the disease.

January 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Barton County jobless rate holds steady

TOPEKA – Showing a continued strong jobs market, Kansas' December seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, unchanged from the November revised unemployment rate and down from 4.9 percent in December 2013, the Kansas Department of Labor reported.

January 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Take time to immunize

It was sobering news Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider delivered to the County Commission Monday morning. The county, she said, is in the midst of a whooping cough outbreak.

January 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Commission district to remain unchanged

The Barton County Commission districts, last set three years ago, will remain the same for another three years, it was decided at the commission meeting Monday morning.

January 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Whooping cough outbreak hits Barton County

With five current cases of whooping cough and one fatality from the disease in the past month, Barton County is now in the throws of a pertussis outbreak, Health Director Shelly Schneider said Monday morning.

January 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Leading by example

On Saturday night, the Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) held its annual Conservation Awards banquet at Barton Community College.

January 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


United Way of Central Kansas tops goal

United Way of Central Kansas Executive Director Julie Bugner Smith had good news for her board members and campaign co-chairs Wednesday. She announced that the 2015 fundraising drive had met and surpassed its goal.

January 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Commission OKs Community Corrections staff increase

It is much cheaper for an offender to be to be supervised than it is to throw them in jail. For that reason and due to increasing demands for its services, the short-handed Central Kansas Community Corrections requested the addition of an extra supervisor.

January 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


ALL OUT OF OPTIONS

TOPEKA – Seven-year-old Owen Klug suffers from a severe form of epilepsy and endures dozens of seizures every day.

January 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Health Department wants to boost HPV vaccination rates

The Barton County Health Department has been chosen to participate in the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Initiative, Health Director Shelly Schneider said.

January 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Winter isn’t over yet

Although the Golden Belt area has experienced a warm-up over the weekend, Barton County Emergency Risk Manager Amy Miller cautions that winter weather can return at any time to the area.

January 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Edmonds resigns from House budget committee

TOPEKA - Citing an already heavy work load in the Kansas House, veteran local lawmaker John Edmonds resigned from the state House Appropriations Committee, relinquishing his position as its vice chairman.

January 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


A WORTHY INVESTMENT

If one goes back two or three years, they would find the condition of the flood control levees around Great Bend had deteriorated, a fact driven home in less-than-flattering reports from the United States Army Corps of Engineers in the past.

January 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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