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What’s in a name?

An emailed comment from a woman in Connecticut has sparked improvements to the Barton County and Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway websites, county commissioners learned Monday morning.

September 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Historic bridge to be replaced

Barring any objections from the Kansas State Historical Society, the old limestone bridge three miles north of Beaver will be demolished and replaced by a new, wider, safer one, the Barton County Commission decided Monday morning.

September 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

The power to help

The National Football League and its Commissioner Roger Goodell have been embroiled in a seething controversy since Sept. 8, when a video was released showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice slugging his then-fiancée in an elevator.

September 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

The risks of agriculture

September is Farm Safety Month and this upcoming week is Farm Safety and Health Week. The observance is a program of the National Safety Council's National Education Center for Agricultural Safety.

September 20, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


He may have been big, but he definitely wasn't bad.

September 19, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

One of zoo’s lions euthanized

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo lost one of its older residents Monday. Barusha, an 18-year-old female lion had to be euthanized due to ill health.

September 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

City approves helping Renaissance Fair

The Great Bend Renaissance Fair is starting to take off, organizer David LeRoy told the Great Bend City Council Monday night. So, in his annual request for financial assistance he asked for less than in years past.

September 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Drag week a boon for community

Great Bend's historic Sunflower Rod and Custom Association drag strip was filled to the brim this last Thursday as Hot Rod Magazine's Drag Week made a pit stop here, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday night.

September 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

E-cigarette ban wise

"They are electronic, alternative smoking devices that simulate the sensation of smoking. They do not expose the user, or others close by, to harmful levels of cancer-causing agents and other dangerous chemicals normally associated with traditional tobacco products."

September 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


As of Monday, not only will be illegal to light up in county buildings, but the use of electronic cigarettes will also be banned.

September 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Road issues resolved

Some southwest Barton County residents who had complained about the condition of township gravel roads got some good news at the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning.

September 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Reduce, reuse, recycle

It isn't always convenient, recycling.

September 13, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Thirteen years ago this morning, 343 New York City firefighters perished when the World Trade Center buildings collapsed.

September 10, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Lower gas prices predicted

Despite an up tick in pump prices that briefly interrupted a general decline, the cost of a gallon of gasoline should resume its downward trend, petroleum industry analysts report.

September 10, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

High court rules evidence seized illegally

TOPEKA – The Kansas Supreme Court last week reversed Court of Appeals ruling and that evidence in a 2010 Rice County drug case was seized illegally. The high court's decision affirmed that of the original Rice County District Court decision.

September 09, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg

Taking precautions

Sadly, there has been much wild speculation surrounding voter fraud and election rigging, This paranoia at the national level has rubbed off on some local ...

October 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A steady stream of voters flowed through the Barton County clerk's second-floor courthouse office Wednesday afternoon. They stood at the black machines casting their ...

October 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Health department gives thousands of flu shots

The Barton County Health Department has given over 2,000 flu shots since September, plus another 2,000 so far this month, Health Director Shelly ...

October 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission backs Sunflower’s transportation grant request

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a letter supporting Sunflower Diversified Services' application for a Kansas Department of Transportation grant applications. The funds would ...

October 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Debating the debates

Many of us have watched all of, or at least parts of, the presidential debates. And, it should come as no big surprise that an ...

October 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Boeckman resigns as county administrator

Following two executive sessions totaling 90 minutes Friday morning, the Barton County Commission emerged to announce County Administrator had resigned effective Friday at the request ...

October 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Moran crashes GB Chamber coffee

Paying a visit to the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce coffee Thursday morning, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), told those gathered at Tele-Communications Inc ...

October 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

November busy in Great Bend

November will be Explore Great Bend month again and participating retailers will be ready to host a different event each Saturday, City Administrator Howard Partington ...

October 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

‘Micro’ utility trucks to be legal on city streets

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved an ordinances that will allow the so-called micro utility trucks on city streets.

October 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Cow Creek floodplain remapping progressing

Barton County Commissioner Alicia Straub recently attended a Cow Creek Working Group meeting, the on-going Kansas Division of Water Resources project involving the Cow Creek ...

October 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Shades of something new

The Great Bend Events Center is getting a new look and now the color of that look has been set.

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Sunday liquor sales in GB now legal

It is now legal to sell and purchase liquor and cereal malt beverages seven days a week within the City of Great Bend following action ...

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission holds another executive session

After an hour-long executive session Monday morning, the Barton County Commission emerged only to announce no action would result from the closed-door meeting. It was ...

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

New certification will help county with flood issues

It was a grueling test, but Barton County Engineer Barry McManaman prevailed.

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

County tax sale successful

The annual Barton County Tax Sale was held on Oct. 11 at the courthouse. Of the 24 parcels on the auction block, 23 sold, County ...

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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