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County re-ups with lobby groups

The Barton County Commission Monday morning renewed memberships in two multi-county lobbying organizations, but the passage didn't come without opposition.

January 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Keep it a priority

On Thursday, U.S. regulator dished out relaxed school meal rules designed to combat childhood obesity by limiting in calories and portion sizes. The move made permanent temporary rules changes adopted two years ago.

January 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


2014 Relay for Life season to begin

It may be cold outside, but organizers of the Relay for Life of Barton County are thinking about spring as they gear up for the 2014 installment of the annual cancer-fighting event.

January 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


If you imbibe, don’t drive

Tonight, many area residents will celebrate New Year's Eve. Many of those celebrations will involve alcohol.

December 30, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Clean sweep

So often, the term "win-win situation" gets tossed around. It gets over used, almost to the point of being cliche.

December 30, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Deal with state leads to illegal trash clean-up

In an agreement with state health officials, county crews will clean up illegal trash dump sites in lieu of paying a fine for minor infractions at the Barton County Landfill. The Barton County Commission signed off on the deal when it met Monday morning.

December 30, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


New county rabies guidelines OKed

Local county officials and health professionals hope a new animal vaccination resolution adopted by the Barton County Commission Monday morning will help take a bite out of the rabies problem.

December 30, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Landfill has ‘fawn’ed memories of 2013

EDITOR'S NOTE: It's been a busy year for Barton County Departments. This is the second of two stories based on County Administrator Richard Boeckman's year-end wrap-up he gave at the County Commission meeting Monday morning.

December 27, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Be safe, smart on New Year’s

The December holiday season is the "most wonderful time of the year," but too often it serves as an excuse to over indulge on alcohol. The excitement and celebrations of the holiday season can lead to terrible decisions – and serious legal consequences.

December 26, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Giant flag earns Americanism honor

The giant American flag flies over the Great Bend Perkins restaurant parking lot non-stop.

December 25, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Weather a reminder of last year

EDITOR'S NOTE: It's been a busy year for Barton County Departments. This is the first of two stories based on County Administrator Richard Boeckman's year-end wrap-up he gave at the County Commission meeting Monday morning.

December 25, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Yes, there is a Santa

There is a Ford commercial airing now featuring a little boy sitting on Santa's lap.

December 23, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County responds to winter blast

A winter blast blanketed the are with snow Saturday night and Sunday morning, and Barton County personnel rose to the challenge, County Administrator Richard Boeckman told the County Commission Monday morning.

December 23, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Shopping woes

A new report from Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business tells us Americans are less happy with the customer service we receive. With many of us headed to shopping centers and malls to wrap up Christmas shopping, we may become keenly aware of this trend.

December 21, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


City gets good news

Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington could hardly contain himself Thursday afternoon. He had just gotten word from the Kansas Department of Commerce that the city's application for a Rural Housing Incentive District had been approved.

December 19, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


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Sunflower earns county’s recycling grant

Jim Johnson wants to close the Barton County Landfill. Well, at least the Sunflower Diversified Services executive director wants to bolster the agency's recycling ...

June 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Be careful and courteous

Monday will be the Fourth of July, and many will celebrate our nation's Independence Day by shooting off fireworks.

June 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A Bitter-sweet moment

After nearly two decades of service, 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services Director Laurie White will retire as of Thursday. The Barton County Commission Monday morning ...

June 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County’s disaster declaration may help other parts of Kansas

Although Barton County didn't experience any damage from the tornadoes, thunderstorms, heavy rains, flooding and flash flooding in May, the Barton County Commission Monday ...

June 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Nice to see

Sadly, this is a time when Congressional Republicans thumb their noses at Democrats and Democrats plop themselves down on the floor, and when state lawmakers ...

June 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County honored for immunization efforts

Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider attended the State Immunization Conference in Salina where the county received an award for "Outstanding Effort in Turning Around ...

June 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fifth June Jaunt a ‘grand success’

The fifth-annual June Jaunt is in the books and it was another great year for the event, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the ...

June 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County honored for immunization efforts

Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider attended the State Immunization Conference in Salina where the county received an award for "Outstanding Effort in Turning Around ...

June 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council offers goals for city

Coming off their tour of city facilities June 13, Great Bend City Council members Monday night took time to outline their goals for the upcoming ...

June 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs proceeding with water line improvement bonds

Citing the long-running need to revamp the city's water system, the Great Bend City Council Monday night gave a green light to proceed with ...

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


With zika virus cases in Kansas, local residents should take care

Although none were in in Barton County, there have been four confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne zika virus in Kansas, Barton County Health Director Shelly ...

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission tables HR job decision, again

Monday morning marked the second time the Barton County Commission tabled discussion on the controversial hiring of a human resources manager. It also marked the ...

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Election letters

Well, here we are, smack in the middle of another election year with the Aug. 9 primary looming. Elections always stoke the editorial furnace here ...

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County receives grant to bolster bike, pedestrian safety

It was a welcome gift coming at a time when Barton County officials face a tight budget year.

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Thanks, dad

On the third Sunday each June, Americans observe Father's Day, a celebration of the contribution that fathers and father figures make for their children ...

June 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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