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Attempted murder, standoff suspect still in Barton County jail

Chris Solida, who was involved in a four-hour standoff with authorities in Great Bend Friday night, remains in the Barton County Jail on a no-bond warrant from the District Court at Woodward, Okla., for attempted murder in the first degree.

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


With school come thoughts of fall

For everything, there is a season. And even as temperatures still hover in the 90s, school starts this week, ushering in thoughts of the pending seasonal change.

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


It takes more than money

With a super hero theme, the United Way of Central Kansas went up, up and away with its 2016 kick-off event Saturday evening. The campaign is now officially underway.

August 15, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Hostage ordeal ends peacefully

A tense four-and-a-half hour standoff Friday night between an Oklahoma man who was holding his two young children hostage and law enforcement in Great Bend ended without shots being fired and the suspect being taken into custody. The man, Chris Solida, was wanted in Oklahoma for allegedly shooting and wounding his wife, Brandy Solida.

August 15, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Drivers urged to be patient with road work

The 2015 Barton County road sealing program is humming along, Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips told the County Commission Monday morning.

August 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCC Board to select new trustee

When the Barton Community College trustees meet in a special meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, they will pick one of seven applicants to take the place of the late Bob Mead.

August 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Let’s fill that bus

The United Way of Central Kansas' annual Stuff the Bus drive is set for Aug. 19, and the need for this effort is increasingly important, said UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner Smith.

August 11, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Annual Barton County reappraisal going smoothly

It may seem like a daunting task. Each year, Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld and her staff must re-inspect 17 percent of the properties in the county.

August 11, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Juvenile Services must cut budget $32K

The 20th Judicial District's Juvenile Services has to slash over $32,000 from its 2016 budget, thanks to the State of Kansas' $62 million budget realignment, Juvenile Services Director Laurie White told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

August 10, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A necessary evil

Call it a blessing or call it a curse.

August 10, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Keep your eyes open

School will soon be starting. It's been a long, hot summer, so kids and motorists alike need to remember some simple rules so this year can be a safe for us all. The Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Highway Patrol offer the following:

August 08, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Local volunteers recognized for service

If the Retired Senior Volunteer Program were a jigsaw puzzle, it would be a big one painting a diverse image of the communities it serves.

August 07, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Plans underway for Alzheimer’s walk

Although the local 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's isn't until October, organizers are planning a kick-off ice cream social Thursday, Aug. 13. It will start at 6 p.m. at Brookdale Senior Living, 1206 Patton Rd. in Great Bend.

August 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City retires street improvement bond

One of the bills approved by the Great Bend City Council Monday night was a pretty big deal. It was the final payment on a bond approved a decade ago for street repairs.

August 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City receives ‘clean’ audit

Members of the Great Bend City Council's Administrative Committee heard some good news Monday night when they learned "clean" or "unqualified opinion" on the city's 2014 audit.

August 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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A nice gesture

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., introduced last week a resolution "condemning the brutal and senseless attack at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nev., honoring ...

October 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Barton County ready to battle flu

Editor's note: The Barton County Health Department is holding a special flu shot clinic Saturday, Oct. 28. This is the second story in a ...

October 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


FHSU, rural Kansas meeting challenges

The concerns plaguing Fort Hays State University are the same as those plaguing rural Kansas as a whole, FHSU Interim Provost Jeff Briggs said. And ...

October 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sonic data breach hits close to home

It was all about a quick lunch at Sonic in Great Bend. That's how Laura Mason became one of millions of Sonic customers nationwide ...

October 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Street closings for Christmas parade set

The Home for the Holidays Festival and Parade is just around the corner, and plans are already underway, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told ...

October 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Extended 8th Street is a go

The much anticipated expansion of Eighth Street between Walmart on Grant Street and Dillon's on McKinley will proceed, following action by the Great Bend ...

October 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Juvenile Services hopes to utilize equine therapy

Thinking outside the traditional therapy box, the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services hopes to get youth and families on horses, Juvenile Services Director Marissa Woodmansee ...

October 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The flu does more than make you sick

Editor's note: The Barton County Health Department is holding a special flu shot clinic Oct. 28. This is the first of a two-part series ...

October 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Don’t hold our kids hostage

It is said that all politics is local, and nothing could be more accurate than with the Congressional delay in reauthorizing the Children's Health ...

October 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Several election-related deadlines looming

The Nov. 7 general election is less than a month away and election officials want to remind registered Barton County voters of pending deadlines, including ...

October 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


All local candidates to be at LWV forum

The League of Women Voters will host a candidates' forum on Tuesday night, and all those who have filed for local offices have accepted the ...

October 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County green lights stop signs

Citing limited visibility, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the placement of stop signs at the intersection of NW 70 Avenue and NW 20 ...

October 12, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 112 eying bond issue

WILSON - Central Plains Middle School in Bushton could be a template for lighting and HVAC improvements throughout Central Plains Unified School District 112, Superintendent Greg ...

October 12, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Jumping in with both feet

New Barton County Treasurer Jim Jordan raised his right hand and took the oath of office from County Clerk Donna Zimmerman early Tuesday morning.

October 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood revitalization plan OKed by Barton County Commission

In an effort to help spur improvements in the community, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an interlocal agreement for the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan ...

October 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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