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It has been a long time coming, but the electronic directory kiosk at Great Bend Cemetery is up and running. It was officially christened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon.

August 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Progress being made at tire-recycling business

It was back in November of 2012 that Great Bend Chamber of Commerce President Jan Peters introduced Blizzard Energy to the Great Bend City Council. Since then, it's been a long road for the tire recycling business to establish a state-of-the-art facility, which is still not up and running.

August 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

County road sealing underway

The Barton County Road and Bridge department is in the middle of the summer sealing season. This is the time when crews tackle a portion of the county's nearly 400 miles of blacktop roads.

August 20, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Relay for Life numbers are in

The goal for the 2014 Relay for Life of Barton County was $104,000. All the money has now been turned in and the annual cancer-fighting fundraiser fell a little short, netting $92,000.

August 19, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes could hardly contain her enthusiasm during the City Council meeting Monday night.

August 19, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Several steps were taken Monday night to move along the development of the new apartment complex on Grant Street, known as the Reserves at Trail Ridge. The action came during the Great Bend City Council meeting.

August 18, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Council OKs grant application for housing project

In addition to the Grant Street apartment complex, another housing development was a topic at Monday night's Great Bend City Council meeting. Adopted was a resolution authorizing the submission of an application for a $300,000 2014 Moderate Income Housing Grant related to the construction of six market-rate four-plexes at 28th and Washington.

August 18, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

A good time for all

It was a time for the City of Great Bend to come together for one of those old-fashioned community wide celebrations. However, the second-annual Party in the Park Saturday was a little different than most.

August 18, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

County hopes to replace crumbling historic bridge

This historic bridge may not be falling down, but it has seen better days.

August 18, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

It takes a big cast

The United Way of Central Kansas opened its 2015 campaign Saturday night. The theme was "Lights, Camera, United Way in Action," harking back to the glory days of Hollywood. The goal this year is $270,000, and the effort ends Dec. 31.

August 16, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Leavenworth business owner indicted for bank fraud

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Through an elaborate scheme of check kiting and deceit, a Leavenworth business woman allegedly defrauded Farmers Bank and Trust's Overland Park branch and other individuals, according to a federal indictment filed Aug. 6 in Kansas City.

August 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Stuff the bus planned for next week

It's not always about the money when it comes to the agencies serving the needy in Barton and Pawnee counties. Sometimes, they also need basic supplies to help those walking through their doors.

August 14, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Patrol to participate in Labor Day step campaign

The Labor Day weekend is almost here, meaning folks will be out and about celebrating the last days of summer.

August 13, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Sadly for the fish in Veterans Memorial Lake last week, it was a perfect storm.

August 12, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Getting in shape

August 11, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Prep Sports

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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg

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

Get outside

On a rural Barton County blacktop Sunday morning, a hawk could be heard screeching overhead. The early fall weather was cool but the sun was ...

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

The wisdom of youth

It doesn't take a bunch of adults to explain the problem of distracted and impaired driving. Just look at the artwork created by area ...

October 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Area intents to drill listed

Below are the intent to drill for oil permits in the area filed with the Kansas Corporation Commission in the past 180 days. The information ...

October 14, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Oil & Gas

In a rut

There is a lot said about distracted driving. How about some distracted deer?

October 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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