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Learning trail coming to zoo

The United Way of Central Kansas and Barton County Young Professionals are joining forces to establish a Born Learning Trail at the Great Bend Zoo. The project was given the blessing of the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

July 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Benefit of the doubt

The consultant hired by Barton County told the County Commission Monday morning that the tax and bank reconciliations had been completed.

July 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Missions accomplished

When consultant Pam Meadows and her CIC team were hired in May to help clean up a tax and bank reconciliation mess in the Barton County Treasurer's Office, they had distinct goals – pave the way for a June 5 tax distribution, rectify the 2012 tax rolls and reconcile several 2013 bank statements.

July 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Much interest shown in new veterans memorial

The Barton County Commission Monday morning heard an update on the engravings project for the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial.

July 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

More than a ‘fair’ experience

The 2014 Barton County Fair opens Wednesday. This annual tradition is a showcase for youth and adults from all over the county to demonstrate talents and be get the recognition they justly deserve. It is also an opportunity for the county to join for a week of family entertainment.

July 05, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

The best of both worlds

It could very easily have been a case or one or the other. But, instead, the Barton County Commission Monday morning wisely opted for both.

June 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


One of the nation's largest grain marketing companies is interested in a small sliver of Barton County for its newest facility. Following the approval Monday morning by the Barton County Commission of a rezoning request, that facility is step closer to reality.

June 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

County awards funds to two recycling projects

Acknowledging the benefits of two separate recycling efforts in Barton County, the County Commission Monday morning approved allocating more than it was planning to for its annual recycling grant.

June 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Take care with fireworks

Independence Day is only a few days away. Soon, kids of all ages will be flocking to stands to buy firecrackers, sparklers and other items. Feting the fourth with fireworks is as American as apple pie, backyard barbecues and parades on Main Street. But, as much fun as it may be, they can also be dangerous.

June 28, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Travelers who linger longer spend more and take more time enjoying the scenery. And the slower the travel, the longer those travelers hang around.

June 26, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Farm land values hold steady, appreciate

Thanks to a strong farm and oil economy, along with positive farm incomes and other factors, farmland values locally and nationwide have held their own, and in fact, shown continued growth, real estate agents who handle ag transactions are reporting.

June 25, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Feedlot getting in a rut

A pungent feedlot aroma and gray clouds threatening rain hung over Barton County Feeders Tuesday morning.

June 24, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Rains causing woes at landfill

You might call it too much of a good thing. Solid Waste Manager Mark Witt was referring to the drought-dampening rains that have dumped on the Barton County Landfill recently.

June 24, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Come downtown

Summer is here and a local summer tradition is in full swing.

June 23, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

County reups with Great Plains Development

The world of grants and loans for economic develpment available from federal and state sources is a complex one, one that Dodge City-based Great Plains Development helps navigate.

June 23, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

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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

Dedication set for second memorial stone

Two weeks ago, the second engraved with the names of veterans with ties to Barton County was set in place at the Golden Belt Veterans ...

October 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Has Your Smoke Alarm Expired?

This week marks Fire Prevention Week, and local and state safety officials urge all Kansas residents to know how old their smoke alarms are, and ...

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

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