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Be thankful

"Let me encourage you to get up every day and focus on what you do have in life. Be thankful for the blessings of the little things, even when you don't get what you expect." – Victoria Osteen

November 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A time to say thanks

Thursday is Thanksgiving, that uniquely American holiday that falls between Memorial Day and Christmas. It is a celebration of the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1642 and, with the help of the Native Americans, survived a perilous and deadly winter.

November 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A time to say thanks

Thursday is Thanksgiving, that uniquely American holiday that falls between Memorial Day and Christmas. It is a celebration of the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1642 and, with the help of the Native Americans, survived a perilous and deadly winter.

November 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


New county engineer introduced

Barry McManaman was introduced to the Barton County Commission Monday morning as the new Barton County engineer. It was also his first day on the job.

November 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Alcohol fund money to go to DARE program

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the distribution of funds aimed at bolstering aloholism-fighting efforts to the Barton County Sheriff's Office for its Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.

November 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Health Department to get computer upgrade

The Barton County Health Department is moving towards the use of electronic medical records, a change that its current computer server cannot handle. The County Commission Monday morning approved changes to help with this transition.

November 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Do your part

The holidays present wonderful times to get out and volunteer, all with the opportunity to help the community and fellow residents. From ringing bells for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign to Giving Tuesday to helping with the Trail of Lights to lending a hand with the myriad of seasonal events on the horizon, there is a lot to be done.

November 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Local businesses ready for Small Business Saturday

All 30 of the Explore Great Bend Stores are open and ready for business for Small Business Saturday, said Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes. These merchants are not alone.

November 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton women have record-setting night against Sterling JV

It was a very special night for the Barton women's basketball team Wednesday night. And very little of that special had to do with the fact the Cougars set three records with their offensive output.

November 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Earthquake felt in area

Barton County residents were among those on the High Plains who felt an intense earthquake that shook the region early Wednesday morning.

November 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


MAKING GREAT STRIDES

Great Bend Director of Public Lands Scott Keeler was obviously proud as he introduced Sara Hamlin to the City Council Monday night. Hamlin was just named as the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo's new Zoo new supervisor/curator. "She has worked hard as a zoo keeper for us and has shown great understanding of the zoo world and an ability to lead others," Keeler said. Keeler credits her leadership and ability to work with other division of the department and other city departments to help obtain the first United States Department of Agriculture inspection that has no deficiencies in ...

November 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County sells two older dump trucks

Earlier this fall, the Barton County Road and Bridge Department took possession of four new dump trucks, rendering the four older trucks obsolete.

November 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


THE OLD AND THE NEW

A pair of long-running building issues were on the Great Bend City Council agenda Monday night.

November 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Officials to get peek at new poll book system

The Barton County Clerk's Office will sponsor an electronic poll book demonstration at 9 a.m. Friday in the Clerk's Office at Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main, Great Bend. The demonstration will be provided by Henry M. Adkins and Son Inc. of Clinton, Mo.

November 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County to join suit against state

Barton County will join with Johnson County in a "mandamus action" lawsuit against the state regarding a newly minted statute that county appraisers across Kansas feel will create unfair property values.

November 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Alleged GBHS incidents shine light on dark topic

Editor's note: Some definitions used in this story are graphic in nature. Reader discretion is suggested

February 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Happy Valentines Day

About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year. It is the second-largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, after Christmas.

February 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


GBHS swimmers allegedly battered on school bus trips

In the last week, there have been at least two instances of Great Bend High School boys' swim team members allegedly being sexually battered on ...

February 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Gag order stands in shooting death case

On Jan. 8, 20th Judicial District Judge Ron Svaty issued a "protective order restricting extrajudicial comments," in layman's terms a gag order, barring all ...

February 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A responsive government

Very little is known about a letter sent by a county employee via registered mail to members of the Barton County Commission. In fact, nothing ...

February 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Judge rules to keep affidavits sealed

Little more information about the shooting death of 23-year-old Great Bend man Aron Villegas last November will be made public, at least until criminal proceedings ...

February 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission takes no action on personnel matter

The Barton County Commission took no action on an unspecified personnel matter after emerging from two executive sessions Monday morning. The closed-door discussions came at ...

February 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Congratulations!

The residents of Barton and Pawnee counties did it again.

February 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


First confirmed flu cases of season identified in Kansas

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has now confirmed the first influenza cases of the 2015-2016 season, the KDHE announced Thursday. Although the season ...

February 05, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Cost of winter storms adding up

Winter weather during the past couple of weeks has required emergency call-out and emergency cleanup by Barton County Road and Bridge Department, department Director Dale ...

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


MORE HOUSING ON THE WAY

A resolution approved by the Great Bend City Council Monday night should help bring more affordable rental housing for the communities seniors. The action supported ...

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Activity picking up at CVB

The Great Bend City Council was told Monday night that the number of Convention and Visitors Bureau projects has grown steadily since the first of ...

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mapping project could have far-reaching impact

There is a lot at stake with the new flood plain map being developed for the Cow Creek Watershed as it could impact zoning and ...

February 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Traffic increases at Wetlands Center

A lot has happened at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, center Site Manager Curtis Wolf told the Great Bend City Council Monday night during his ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council declares trailer house unsafe, sets hearing

The Great Bend City Council Monday night agreed with the findings of Building Inspector Lee Schneider and Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker that a dilapidated ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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