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Be safe out there

oung ones will soon be headed back to school. It's been a few months, so children and drivers need to remember some simple rules so this year can be a safe one for everyone. The Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Highway Patrol offer the following:

August 11, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

County presented with ‘clean’ audit report

After months of controversy, delays and additional expenses, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the 2013 county audit report, a reported labled by the auditors as "unqualified" and "clean."

August 11, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Money lost

A Great Bend Tribune reader complained over the phone this week about the continued resistance by local gasoline retailers to lower their prices. Pump prices in Great Bend have been locked at $3.43 for weeks, even as they have tumbled elsewhere, making the per gallon cost among the highest in Kansas.

August 09, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Flashing yellow lights around town herald the start of another academic year. It also signals that drivers to be aware children could be crossing the streets in those school zones.

August 08, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

‘Massive’ die-off decimates Vets Lake fish population

The putrid stench of rotting fish hung heavy over Veterans Memorial Lake Friday morning and buzzards circled overhead.

August 08, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Reappraisal underway in Barton County

According to state law, the Appraiser's Office is required to re-inspect 17 percent of the county each year. Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said this year, her staff is measuring and inspecting properties located south of K-4 to 50 Road, including the rural areas and Olmitz, part of Hoisington, Albert and Barton Hills. Properties that have sold recently and/or have building permits will also be inspected.

August 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Straub wins District 4 commission seat by slim margin

It was a battle of Barton County natives as Alicia (Schartz) Straub narrowly defeated incumbent District 4 County Commissioner Ken Lebbin in the Republican primary Tuesday. Barring a successful write-in candidate in the November general election, Straub will assume the post come January.

August 05, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Loss of federal money could stymie byway tourism

Citing the potential damage to tourism efforts in the area, the Barton County Commission Monday approved sending letters of support for the National Scenic Byway Program to members of the Kansas Congressional delegation.

August 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

New landfill manager to take over

Rural Ellinwood resident Phillip Hathcock was introduced at the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning as the county's new solid waste manager.

August 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

A civic duty

Voters in Barton County have the chance to hit the polls Tuesday for the county-wide primary election. This election is an excellent opportunity to help guide our county and state for years to come. With advance voting and absentee voting, casting ballots is easier that it ever has been in the past, give residents fewer reasons not to head to the polls.

August 02, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Primary candidates listed

Below are the offices on the Tuesday primary ballot and the candidates who filed for them. The information comes from the Barton County Clerk's Office.

August 02, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Drug bust also nets counterfeiting evidence

Three Great Bend residents remain in jail following a drug raid a home near downtown Great Bend Friday morning. Authorities also found evidence of possible counterfeiting and forgery.

August 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Lights, camera, United Way in action

Join United Way of Central Kansas for its 2015 Campaign Kick-Off on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 723 Main in Great Bend. The theme is "Lights, Camera, United Way in Action" with an old Hollywood vibe.

August 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Election officer offer last-minute tips

Tuesday is primary election day for Barton County residents, and county Election Officer Donna Zimmerman has a few last advice for voters.

August 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Vandalism case considered hate crime

Vandalism was the last thing Ed McGilber thought he'd wake up to.

July 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

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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

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

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