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Voter deadlines looming

With the Nov. 8 general election a little over a month away, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman wants to remind county resident of pending registration deadlines.

October 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Appraiser’s Office gathering data to set 2017 values

The Barton County Appraiser's Office is in the process of collecting new construction information and reviewing properties that have sold, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said. For each property that has sold, personnel will verify the data on record and take a picture of the property. "These properties assist the office in analyzing the market and market conditions to value properties in the upcoming year," she said.

September 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


PROTECTING WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE

TOPEKA – Hunting, fishing and trapping have long been important to the way of life for many Kansans, as well as a massive economic boom for the Sunflower State.

September 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County receives insurance dividend

Cody Smith of the Alliance Insurance Group Monday morning presented a $11,978.36 dividend return check as a result of the county's participation in the Kansas County Safety Dividend Group with EMC Insurance Companies, making the six-year dividend total over $136,000.

September 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County’s annual tax sale approaching

The County recently took judgment on the parcels remaining on the 2016 Tax Sale and with about two weeks until the annual tax sale, about 55 parcels remain, County Treasurer Kevin Wondra told the County Commission Monday morning.

September 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Look beyond the debates

It was anticipated that the first presidential debates between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton which took place Monday night would draw an audience on par with the Super Bowl. Over 100 million viewers were expected to tune in and watch the two controversial candidates square off in the first of three meetings in a tight presidential contest.

September 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Commission sets meeting on GB Coop zoning request

To accommodate Great Bend Coop's growing grain glut, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a special meeting for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, to act on a zoning change request that will allow the cooperative to build new storage bunks at Pawnee Rock.

September 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County administrator announces planned retirement

Barton County Administrator Richard Boeckman publicly told county commissioners Monday morning that he plans to step down from his post come next March, but he said he is not ready to completely retire.

September 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Setting a standard,for now

Kansas roads are in great shape, at least for the time being.

September 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


New feature goes up at Bark Park

First, it is announced that a new fitness trail for humans is going up at Veterans Memorial Park. This week, the popular park went to the dogs.

September 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Firefighters climb stairs in honor of 9/11

It was a time to honor those who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and a time to honor their own.

September 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Come Nov. 8, Barton County ‘motor voters’ good to go

Barton County Clerk Donna Zimmerman wants all county voters who registered via the so-called Motor Voter Act at the Department of Motor Vehicles offices to know they are eligible to cast a ballot in the Nov. 8 general election, at least for now.

September 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wornkey earns state honor

September 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Business


City proceeds with GBPD remodeling effort

The Great Bend City Council voted Monday night to proceed with plans on how to best way to remodel the Great Bend Police Department. The nearly 90-year-old structure needs updating to accommodate current needs.

September 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


ANOTHER CHANCE

Citing progress in the cleaning up and repairing of four run-down homes in the 2100 block of 16th Street, the Great Bend City Council voted Monday night to table action on condemning the structures for demolition for 60 days.

September 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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KBI probe involves ex-county administrator

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations involving an office within the Barton County government, KBI Communications Director Melissa Underwood confirmed.

December 09, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


You snooze, you lose

Drowsiness and driving is a dangerous combination, comparable to drinking and driving. With the holidays upon us, people are aware of the hazards of being ...

December 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Police department, bandshell improvements advancing

A pair of projects long in the planning are moving forward, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night.

December 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Safer signs cropping up around county

Work on the High Risk Rural Roads signing project continues, according to information from Barton County Engineer Barry McManaman presented at the Barton County Commission ...

December 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mother Nature dampens shootout

When it came to the rain-soaked fourth-annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout, organizers told the Great Bend City Council Monday night that they played the cards ...

December 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


If snow comes, county, KDOT crews ready

Winter may arrive this week, according to the National Weather Service. Patchy snow is likely Wednesday morning, made worse by north winds gusting up to ...

December 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Take the tour of lights

When it comes to looking at Christmas lights, perhaps the first things that come to mind are the Plaza in Kansas City or Botanica in ...

December 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


New stop signs to pop up in county

Comments from Barton County residents expressing safety concerns about two rural intersections prompted the County Commission Monday morning to approve the installation of stop signs ...

December 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Keep it at home

First, no one is blind to the fact that people will travel to shop for the holidays. Larger communities have much to offer. Second, there ...

December 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Deck the Halls safely this holiday season

As the holidays approach, Great Bend residents are becoming increasingly excited about adorning their homes for the season. However, these decorations, as beautiful as they ...

December 03, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


OPEC deal could trigger gas price hikes

It came just in time for the holiday driving season.

December 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Holiday hiring strong statewide, nationwide

TOPEKA – With the holiday seasonal hiring leading the way, Kansas' October seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, the same rate that was reported ...

December 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Giving Tuesday has passed, but giving continues

Tuesday was Giving Tuesday, a day set aside to shift the focus from holiday shopping to holiday giving.

November 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission gives nod to joint extension council

Calling it a preemptive strike against potential state-forced consolidation, the Barton County Commission Monday morning gave its blessing to a proposed joint Kansas State University ...

November 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Give on Giving Tuesday

With today being Giving Tuesday kicking of the holiday giving season, nearly a third of all annual giving taking place in December, the personal-finance website ...

November 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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