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County polling places announced

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

October 31, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


GETTING READY

The ride in the cab of a Barton County Road and Bridge Department snow plow was far from luxurious. In fact, it was downright brutal as the truck bucked and moaned.

October 31, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


ON A ROLL

CLAFLIN – You might call the Central Plains High School volleyball squad out of Claflin a juggernaut.

October 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Prep Sports


ON A ROLL

CLAFLIN – You might call the Central Plains High School volleyball squad out of Claflin a juggernaut.

October 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Sports


The sounds of demolition reverberate as building succumbs

The beleaguered old opera house on the corner of Forest in Williams in Great Bend didn't put up much of a fight Tuesday.

October 28, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


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


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First Municipal Band concert marks band shell’s 90 years

The opening concert of the 2017 Great Bend Municipal Band on Thursday night will mark a special occasion made more meaningful by the recent improvements ...

May 28, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Memorial Day travel at highest level since 2005

TOPEKA - The West North Central Region, of which Kansas is a part, will see more than 3.3 million people taking Memorial Day weekend trips ...

May 26, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Number of county tax sale properties dwindling

The Count Treasurer's Office is receiving payments for properties included in this year's tax sale and there are currently 66 properties, said County ...

May 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Juvenile Justice budget remains unchanged

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services 2018 fiscal year budget. The $635,847.82 budget includes $33,157 ...

May 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Police letters blame pay for understaffing

Letters to Great Bend City Council members and/or city officials from the local Fraternal Order of Police chapter express concern over staffing shortages within ...

May 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


YOU CAN SEE FOR MILES

The sparkling new hilltop scenic overlook tower looms over the griddle-flat Cheyenne Bottoms below. Stretching out into the horizon Monday were the refuge's shimmering ...

May 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tornado recovery, cleanup underway

It's been a week since an EF3 tornado roared through western Barton County, destroying several homes and causing over $600,000 in damages. At ...

May 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Bringing back memories

The sun was barely up and there was a stiff chill in the air as Kansas Congressman Roger Marshall made his way along the muddy ...

May 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Not just a matter of luck

Sure, we were lucky Tuesday night, but much of that luck was no accident.

May 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a ...

May 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Twister damage totals over $600k

Although the figures are preliminary, Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said her department estimates the damage caused by the tornado that tore through western Barton ...

May 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission signs letter backing volunteer programs

The Barton County Commission, citing the importance of volunteerism and the county's support of civic involvement, approved Monday morning signing a letter of support ...

May 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Improvements coming to 10th and Grant

The Great Bend City Council Monday night authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign the agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation for the improvements to ...

May 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A new look

In order to unify and simplify how City of Great Bend departments are identified, the City Council approved a new city logo when it met ...

May 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


No new meningitis cases found

It was late Friday afternoon that the confirmation came that a Barton County adult had indeed died of Neisseria meningitidis, which can cause meningococcal meningitis ...

May 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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