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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 Schneider told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

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 be used to continue the operation of the General Public Transportation System.

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 ongoing research project involving Kansas State University researchers and students has found that the 2016 presidential election has reached unprecedented levels of incivility.

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 of the commission, pending the buyout of his contract.

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. that he hates to be introduced as being from Washington, D.C.

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 told the City Council Monday night.

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 Watershed.

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 by the City Council Monday night.

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 called to discuss an investigation involving non-elected personnel and in with commissioners were County Clerk Donna Zimmerman and Sheriff Brian Bellendir.

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 Treasurer Kevin Wondra told the County Commission Monday morning.

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 bright.

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 kids, including 11-year-old Natalie Williams of Great Bend.

October 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


Make a difference

There is a lot of talk of making America great again. But, despite all the rhetoric, we all know all politics is local.

January 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Wanted: Volunteers for county boards, commissions

Barton County needs a few good volunteers, Barton County Commission Assistant Diana Watson told commissioners Monday morning.

January 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Pesky mice disable 911 radio tower

The Barton County Commission Monday morning ratified the purchase of replacement generator for the Susank TAC 17 communications tower. Mice destroyed the existing generator that ...

January 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


ICE PROMPTS DISASTER LETTER

Barton County experienced serious damage from the recent ice storm and resulting ice accumulations. Countless limbs crashed to the ground, thousands of residents left without ...

January 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Now, live from the Washington

Thursday was the anniversary of the first televised presidential news conference. The grainy black-and-white broadcast aired Jan. 19, 1955, featuring President Dwight D. Eisenhower who ...

January 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Fire injures one, guts apartment

LARNED – One Larned resident was slightly injured and their second floor apartment in a downtown Larned business a total loss following a Friday afternoon fire ...

January 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘IT’S ALMOST ELECTRIC’

Newly elected to Congress, Rep. Dr. Roger Marshall was in the heart of Washington, D.C., Thursday afternoon trying to catch a cab. With less ...

January 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Thousands of calls come through 911

The Barton County Communications office stayed busy in 2016.

January 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Billboards do benefit communities

Over 6,000 motorists westbound on I-70 near Manhattan each day will see what Great Bend has to offer, thanks to a planned billboard at ...

January 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Plans continue for GBPD remodeling

Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch and City Administrator Howard Partington have met several times in the last several weeks to discuss options for the ...

January 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission hires new county counselor

Legal representation was on the minds of Barton County commissioners Tuesday morning as they approved contracting with Carey Hipp as the county councilor and were ...

January 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE

Sure, this weekend's ice story was messy, treacherous and expensive, but it could have been much worse, Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale ...

January 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zinn to leave City Council

Mike Zinn tried to make it to the end of his current term on the Great Bend City Council that ends in November.

January 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City gets new clerk/finance officer

The City of Great Bend has a new city clerk/finance director. The City Council Monday night confirmed Mayor Mike Allison's appointment of Shawna ...

January 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fundraiser for injured hunter planned

There will be a benefit fundraiser for Brandi Jecha starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Great Bend Elks Club, 1120 Kansas ...

January 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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