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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

Share the road

The 2014 wheat harvest is getting under way in the Golden Belt. It is a time of bounty for the area, but it can also be a time frustration if one is motorist or cyclist using the highways and byways.

June 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

See you down the road

I spent last week riding a bicycle across the wonderful Sunflower State as part of Bicycling Across Kansas. Now, many people have stopped me on the street, in stores and just about everywhere else and asked me to describe that experience. I say it was both excruciating and exhilarating.

June 20, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Opinion

Humane Society seeking additional funding

It's been a mixed blessing for the Golden Belt Humane Society.

June 18, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

June Jaunt meets with success

There were some huge expectations going into the third-annual June Jaunt the weekend before last in Great Bend and, despite a few minor hiccups, the celebration of all things local lived up to the billing.

June 17, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Air service returns to Great Bend

SeaPort Airlines Chief Executive Officer Rob McKinney told the Great Bend City Council Monday night that the company is here to be active in the community as well as provide air service.

June 16, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg

A fishy release

Veterans Memorial Lake had 180 new, slimy, squirmy residents as of Thursday morning as a truck load of large-mouth bass were released into the popular ...

October 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Taking precautions

Sadly, there has been much wild speculation surrounding voter fraud and election rigging, This paranoia at the national level has rubbed off on some local ...

October 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A steady stream of voters flowed through the Barton County clerk's second-floor courthouse office Wednesday afternoon. They stood at the black machines casting their ...

October 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Health department gives thousands of flu shots

The Barton County Health Department has given over 2,000 flu shots since September, plus another 2,000 so far this month, Health Director Shelly ...

October 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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

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