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County attorney rejects school board recall petition

Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews late Friday afternoon rejected the petition filed to recall all the members of the USD 428 School Board, noting problems with the filing itself and because the allegations made were legally insufficient to warrant such action.

April 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Petition filed to recall school board

A petition was filed with the Barton County Attorney's Office Thursday afternoon seeking the recall of all seven Unified School District 428 Board members. It asserts there was misconduct on the Board's part in its response to the alleged sexual assault that occurred on a district bus as it returned from a boys swim meet in Manhattan Feb. 6.

March 31, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County preparing for spring

Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips joked with county commissioners Monday morning about the mild winter. He had predicted 100 inches of snow, a prediction that was fortunately off target.

March 31, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Annual tax sale in the works

The first steps have been taken towards the 2016 Barton County tax sale, County Administrator Richard Boeckman told the county commissioners Monday morning.

March 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


News conference planned on alleged sex assault case

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the County Commission chamber on the first floor of the Barton County Courthouse, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. The topic will be the alleged incident involving the Great Bend High School boys' swim team that occurred on a USD 428 school bus on Feb. 3.

March 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs bid for asphalt mixing

It may still be spring, but the Barton County Road and Bridge Department is thinking about its summer road maintenance program. In keeping with this, the County Commission Monday morning approved a bid with Venture Corporation of Great Bend for the 2016 asphalt mix program.

March 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County to get help paying for flood repairs

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an agreement for emergency federal-aid for a road repair projects resulting from flooding last spring.

March 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


UWCK literacy kits only available at kindergarten roundups

United Way of Central Kansas Executive Director Julie Smith wants to remind parents of kindergarten-aged children to take part in the upcoming kindergarten roundups at area schools.

March 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A healthy cause

According to the American Public Health Association, Americans are living 20 years longer than their grandparents, due in part to the work of public health. That's the good news.

March 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A LONG-STANDING TRADITION

With the goal of making the United States the world's healthiest nation by 2030, the Barton County Commission Monday morning passed a proclamation marking April 4-10 as National Public Health Week 2016.

March 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Taking funds from KDOT may jeopardize Kansas roads

As state lawmakers continue to eye the Kansas Department of Transportation as "the bank of KDOT" and defund it to help balance the budget, many roads and highways, and other much-used programs such as air travel and public transportation are growing increasingly in peril, officials say. This is being felt in many ways.

March 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Edmonds will not seek reelection

State Representative John Edmonds, R-Great Bend, announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election to the 112th District seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. Edmonds was first elected to the House in 1994 and has served 16 years, in addition to four years as a member of the Barton County Commission.

March 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


State’s funding of KDOT causing concern for city

City Administrator Howard Partington told the Great Bend City Council Monday night that he testified at the House Taxation Committee hearing in Topeka on March 15 to urge the committee to fund Kansas Department of Transportation projects and operations.

March 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Making strides

It was a modest improvement, but it was an improvement.

March 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


MORE MARCH MADNESS

HAYS - There was more basketball action than that going on during the national collegiate basketball tourney this past weekend. In Hays. thousands swarmed to the city for the 2016 Kansas Special Olympics State Basketball and Cheerleading Competition.

March 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local Sports


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County honored for immunization efforts

Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider attended the State Immunization Conference in Salina where the county received an award for "Outstanding Effort in Turning Around ...

June 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fifth June Jaunt a ‘grand success’

The fifth-annual June Jaunt is in the books and it was another great year for the event, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the ...

June 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County honored for immunization efforts

Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider attended the State Immunization Conference in Salina where the county received an award for "Outstanding Effort in Turning Around ...

June 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council offers goals for city

Coming off their tour of city facilities June 13, Great Bend City Council members Monday night took time to outline their goals for the upcoming ...

June 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs proceeding with water line improvement bonds

Citing the long-running need to revamp the city's water system, the Great Bend City Council Monday night gave a green light to proceed with ...

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


With zika virus cases in Kansas, local residents should take care

Although none were in in Barton County, there have been four confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne zika virus in Kansas, Barton County Health Director Shelly ...

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission tables HR job decision, again

Monday morning marked the second time the Barton County Commission tabled discussion on the controversial hiring of a human resources manager. It also marked the ...

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Election letters

Well, here we are, smack in the middle of another election year with the Aug. 9 primary looming. Elections always stoke the editorial furnace here ...

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County receives grant to bolster bike, pedestrian safety

It was a welcome gift coming at a time when Barton County officials face a tight budget year.

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Thanks, dad

On the third Sunday each June, Americans observe Father's Day, a celebration of the contribution that fathers and father figures make for their children ...

June 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The ‘Ark’ receives national trail designation

As part of a larger announcement, a 192-mile portion of the Arkansas River in Kansas was designated as a National Water Trail earlier this month ...

June 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County seeks to replace crumbling limestone bridge

After the County became involved with the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway, several Works Progress Administration native-stone bridges in the northern part of the ...

June 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Scammed county money entered into books

Within a week of being scammed out of $48,600, the county had been notified that $34,360.70 had been collected and would be ...

June 14, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission looks at hiring HR manager

Following a sometimes heated discussion over the hiring of a human relations manager for Barton County, the County Commission Monday morning voted to table the ...

June 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Be careful out there

It seems they go hand in hand – summer travel season and summer road construction projects.

June 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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