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Recycled glass may be used in county roads

A machine purchased by Sunflower Diversified Services with grant money from Barton County is in operation, and the county may be seeing a return on its investment.

October 28, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Give it a chance

On Sunday, the Great Bend Tribune ran a story about a new Holiday Inn Express that is coming to town. It will feature 80 rooms, modern decor, contemporary features and meeting rooms.

October 27, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Commission addresses legislative issues

From Nov. 12-14, county officials will attend the Kansas Association of Counties annual conference in Wichita. County Administrator Richard Boeckman reviewed the KAC legislative platform with the County Commission during its meeting Monday morning.

October 27, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


‘Razing’ concerns

Everything old is new again. Well, sometimes.

October 25, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


MAKING ROOM FOR ROOMS

The Wolf Furniture Galleries store at 3821 10th St. is no more. Nelson Stone demolished the structure this week to make room for a new Holiday Inn Express motel to be built on the site.

October 24, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Politics and ice cream

Sen. Pat Roberts Thursday evening launched a hectic tour of the massive Big First congressional district with an ice cream social in Great Bend in a effort to reach out to the voters who have supported him for decades. The three-term senator is in the midst of a heated re-election battle with Independent challenger Greg Orman.

October 23, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Search begins for new police chief

The search for a replacement for retiring Police Chief Dean Akings is in the beginning stages, City Administrator Howard Partiangton told the City Council Monday night. Partington will be gathering input from employees and governing body members into the development of an updated job description.

October 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Voters could make raffles legal

Many Kansans don't realize that right now raffles are illegal in Kansas. But that might change.

October 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Special questions on Nov. 4 ballot

The Nov. 4 general election is about more than public office holders. There are a handful of other issues.

October 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Down it will come

Demolition of the old opera house building at Forest and Williams will begin Thursday or Friday, Great Bend city officials said Tuesday. The work, being done by Nelson Stone, could take two or three weeks.

October 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Cooperation in Washington lacking

Democratic First District congressional hopeful Jim Sherow said Monday he understands where local officials are coming from when they worry about federal funding, transportation, agriculture and other issues that impact the economy of rural Kansas.

October 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Land agreement may be a Kansas first

It's a new idea that may become the model for housing developments in Kansas, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington told the City Council Monday night.

October 20, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Just a reminder

As we get down to the wire before the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election, campaign passions may flare. The Great Bend Tribune appreciates the willingness of those running for office and those supporting the candidates to adhere to the newspaper's letters to the editor policy.

October 20, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


This site won’t get overlooked

The Cheyenne Bottoms scenic overlook project took another step forward Monday morning as the Barton County Commission approved hiring PBA Architects of Wichita to design the viewing tower at the site.

October 20, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Do your homework

In Kansas, we are in the midst of one of the most volatile election seasons in recent memory. We can't turn to a media outlet without reading, seeing or hearing some political ad.

October 18, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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DROUGHT IMPACT LINGERING

Last May, Governor Sam Brownback issued an executive order declaring a drought emergency in most of Kansas. That order, which includes Barton County remains in effect, said Barton County Emergency Management Director Amy Miller.

January 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Whooping cough vaccines available

In response to the whooping cough outbreak that has cause on death in Barton County, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has provided the Barton County Health Department additional pertussis vaccine supplies to prevent the disease.

January 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Barton County jobless rate holds steady

TOPEKA – Showing a continued strong jobs market, Kansas' December seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, unchanged from the November revised unemployment rate and down from 4.9 percent in December 2013, the Kansas Department of Labor reported.

January 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Take time to immunize

It was sobering news Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider delivered to the County Commission Monday morning. The county, she said, is in the midst of a whooping cough outbreak.

January 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Commission district to remain unchanged

The Barton County Commission districts, last set three years ago, will remain the same for another three years, it was decided at the commission meeting Monday morning.

January 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Whooping cough outbreak hits Barton County

With five current cases of whooping cough and one fatality from the disease in the past month, Barton County is now in the throws of a pertussis outbreak, Health Director Shelly Schneider said Monday morning.

January 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Leading by example

On Saturday night, the Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) held its annual Conservation Awards banquet at Barton Community College.

January 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


United Way of Central Kansas tops goal

United Way of Central Kansas Executive Director Julie Bugner Smith had good news for her board members and campaign co-chairs Wednesday. She announced that the 2015 fundraising drive had met and surpassed its goal.

January 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Commission OKs Community Corrections staff increase

It is much cheaper for an offender to be to be supervised than it is to throw them in jail. For that reason and due to increasing demands for its services, the short-handed Central Kansas Community Corrections requested the addition of an extra supervisor.

January 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


ALL OUT OF OPTIONS

TOPEKA – Seven-year-old Owen Klug suffers from a severe form of epilepsy and endures dozens of seizures every day.

January 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Health Department wants to boost HPV vaccination rates

The Barton County Health Department has been chosen to participate in the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Initiative, Health Director Shelly Schneider said.

January 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Winter isn’t over yet

Although the Golden Belt area has experienced a warm-up over the weekend, Barton County Emergency Risk Manager Amy Miller cautions that winter weather can return at any time to the area.

January 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Edmonds resigns from House budget committee

TOPEKA - Citing an already heavy work load in the Kansas House, veteran local lawmaker John Edmonds resigned from the state House Appropriations Committee, relinquishing his position as its vice chairman.

January 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


A WORTHY INVESTMENT

If one goes back two or three years, they would find the condition of the flood control levees around Great Bend had deteriorated, a fact driven home in less-than-flattering reports from the United States Army Corps of Engineers in the past.

January 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


2015 tax sale in the works

The Barton County Commission Monday morning paved the way for the 2015 tax sale by authorizing tracts of real estate be sold for back taxes.

January 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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