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Sheriff, administrator settle public spat

An issue over a policy matter that erupted into a heated verbal exchange between Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir and County Administrator Richard Boeckman at the County Commission meeting Monday morning has been settled, both men said.

March 31, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


PROUD NEW OWNERS

Debbie Stephens pulled a dollar bill out of her pocket at the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning and handed it to County Clerk Donna Zimmerman. With that simple transaction, Stephens and her GPS Kids Club had purchased the county's Hoisington Annex Building.

March 31, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Voting? Forget about it

It is said that we the people have the power to shape our government. The ideals of democracy are enshrined in our Constitution, and it is these principles that have guided our great nation.

March 31, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Unsung heroes

All of our first responders deserve pats on the back and our undying gratitude for what they do for us. From facing domestic violence calls to working accidents to running into burning buildings, they risk their lives for our safety.

March 29, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County polling places announced

With voters heading to the poles Tuesday for local general elections, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman has some last-minute reminders.

March 28, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Bird house project taking flight

As part of a community-wide tourism campaign capitalizing on the area's winged wetland creature heritage, numerous decorative fiberglass bird houses started to dot Great Bend sidewalks over the past couple of years. The goal – create an attraction and get shoppers to flock to the businesses.

March 26, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


‘THIS IS MARCH MADNESS’

HAYS - There may have been disappointment with the run Kansas teams made in the NCAA Tournament, but that wasn't the case in Hays this past weekend as thousands swarmed to the city for the 2014 Kansas Special Olympics State Basketball and Cheerleading Competition.

March 24, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Local Sports


Health department undergoes security assessment

The Barton County Commission Monday morning heard a report from Health Director Lily Akings on the various programs and trainings that have taken place and are planned for the Health Department.

March 24, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


The deadline’s coming

The deadline to sign up this year for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act's marketplace plans is only a week away. Now, the final push is on to get as many people as possible covered.

March 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


WASTE NOT, WANT NOT

In addition to spring, Barton County Solid Waste Manager Mark Witt said household hazardous waste collection season is almost upon us.

March 19, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Winter has been costly for county

This winter has been a pricey one for the Barton County Road and Bridge Department, Director Dale Phillips said in a report to the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

March 19, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Vets Lake restoration to get loud

A mass mailing to City of Great Bend residential utility customers informing them about efforts to solve the algae problem at Veterans Memorial Lake has yet to go out, but city officials said plans are still in the works.

March 18, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Time line set for old opera house

After large chucks of brick and mortar tumbled off the back of the old opera house building at 2103 Forest late last year, a time line for either the preservation or demolition of the historic structure has officially been set.

March 17, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


County to install bike-awareness signs

Through a partnership with the healthy community initiative Be Well Barton County and the Golden Belt Community Foundation, Barton County will install bicycle awareness signs on rural blacktops, the County Commission decided Monday morning.

March 17, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Pedaling forward

The approval of a project to install 32 bicycle safety awareness signs through Barton County by the County Commission Monday morning is a huge step forward in recognizing the growing importance of cycling in our area. The commissioners must be commended for their foresightful action.

March 17, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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Get out and vote

Tuesday is the primary election. In some cases, the outcome of this balloting will determine the final winner prior to the Nov. 8 general election.

July 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Primary voting sites listed

With voters heading to the polls Tuesday for the primary election, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman has some last–minute reminders.

July 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission eyes tower to improve communications

For some time, Barton County law enforcement officers have had a difficult time with communications in the far northeast part of the county. Officials hope ...

July 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The new political ‘odor’

With the divisive presidential race and Big First congressional slug fest, many are complaining that they are not being heard. In some corners, folks are ...

July 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County audit clean, but reflects scam

Melissa Ille of Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball prefaced Barton County's 2015 audit report to the Barton County Commission on a positive note.

July 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Demel named employee of the quarter

Gary Demel started at Barton County Road and Bridge Department over four decades ago with a shovel in his hand and rose to become the ...

July 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Poll tests waters for primary, key issues

HAYS – The Great Bend Tribune joined other Kansas newspapers and Fort Hays State University's Docking Institute of Public Affairs to conduct a political poll ...

July 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The heat is on

Well folks, summer is here with the high temperatures expected to be in the 90s and 100s for the next several days.

July 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Local officials learn from massive wilfire

When the Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee, sponsored by Barton County Emergency Management, met July 12 for its third quarterly meeting of 2016, members ...

July 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Street Stroll, movie and sidewalk sale on horizon

There will be a lot going on Thursday and Friday in Great Bend, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said.

July 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Police, Royals team up for baseball card program

While kids are out roaming the city collecting imaginary monsters in Pokemon Go, the Great Bend Police Department is hoping they will be interested in ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission authorizes stop sign for dangerous intersection

A Beaver resident called County Engineer Barry McManaman with concerns about an uncontrolled intersection two miles south and one mile east of the small, northeastern ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Holmes given nod as city sanitarian

Tom Holmes has been a staple at Great Bend City Council meetings of late. After the departure of the city sanitarian, it fell to him ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Repairs coming to landfill scale house

The Barton County Landfill currently has a building on-site that is used for scale operations, office space, employee training and includes a shop. However, it ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


PARTY DOWN GREAT BEND

There are a lot of activities planned for the annual Party in the Park Saturday, Aug. 13, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the ...

July 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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