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Has Your Smoke Alarm Expired?

This week marks Fire Prevention Week, and local and state safety officials urge all Kansas residents to know how old their smoke alarms are, and to replace them every 10 years.

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County tax sale Tuesday

The annual Barton County Tax Sale will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday in the Conference Room of the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main St. in Great Bend. Commissioner Kenny Schremmer will conduct the auction. Parcels can be viewed on-line at www.bartoncounty.org.

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission alarmed by domestic violence stats

On Oct. 20, Family Crisis Center Executive Director Rachel Angel wants Barton County residents to "paint the town purple" in an effort to draw attention to domestic violence, which is as serious of a problem locally as it is elsewhere in the state and nation.

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County probe topic of contentious executive session

Commissioner Alicia Straub's asking for a 10-minute closed-door commission meeting Monday morning sparked a heated exchange after fellow commissioners felt blind-sided by the request. Straub sought the executive session as an addition to the agenda to continue discussions around an investigation involving non-elected county personnel.

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Scary situation handled well

Earlier this week, there was a frightening incident at Great Bend High School. A student posted a threat to the school, its teachers and its students on a social media site.

October 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Too much of a good thing

For area farmers and grain handlers, fall 2016 is amounting to a perfect storm.

October 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City rethinking tax rebate programs

The Kansas Attorney General approved the 2016 Neighborhood Revitalization Agreement on Sept. 20, City Attorney Bob Suelter told the Great Bend City Council Monday night. Looking at the agreement, city officials may not want to take part in the program in the future.

October 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Second Veterans Memorial stone in place

The second stone engraved with the names of veterans with ties to Barton County was set in place at the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial last Tuesday. There are plans for an official dedication on Veterans Day Nov. 11.

October 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Success stories

By hearing the testimony of local offenders who have either completed or are still completing their involvement with Central Kansas Community Corrections, Barton County Commissioners Wednesday morning got a glimpse into the success of a program designed to keep folks from entering prison, as well as the challenges it faces.

October 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs co-op zoning request

The Barton County Commission Wednesday morning OKed a zoning amendment requested by the Great Bend Cooperative Association, paving the way for the co-op to build two large temporary grain storage bunks at Pawnee Rock.

October 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A fresh look

Work on the an extensive facelift of the Great Bend Events Center is underway, City Administrator Howard Partington said.

October 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission announces investigation has taken place

In a vaguely worded statement issued Wednesday morning, Barton County commissioners announced that an investigation had been conducted and that further information and/or action will be made known when applicable.

October 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Police, school officials deal with threat on GBHS

A threat against Great Bend High School by a GBHS student posted to the mobile photo-sharing Instagram app Monday night is being addressed, according to a statement from Unified School District 428 Superintendent Brad Reed. Great Bend Police officers were able to locate the student and take him into custody prior to the start of the school day Tuesday.

October 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zoo will close for Zoo Boo prep

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved a request to close Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo on the day of Zoo Boo for the safety of those involved and to offer ample time for preparation.

October 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hearing set for apartment complex tax credits

There will be a public hearing at the Nov. 7 Great Bend City Council meeting to discuss tax credits for Trail Ridge Partners, the Leewood-based developer that seeks to expand the Reserves at Trail Ridge apartment complex, the council decided Monday night.

October 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


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


The dream still lingers

We have seen much racial strife in America of late. Shootings and rioting have shaped our current view of race relations.

January 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County to recoup cost of legal proceedings

For Barton County, crime may pay.

January 12, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


SPLISH SPLASH

With ice, snow and bitter cold on the way, it may be tough to think about splashing around in water or listening to an outdoor ...

January 12, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


HAPPY TRAILS

The numbers are in for the 2016 Trail of Lights and City of Great Bend officials are pleased with the outcome.

January 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marshall named to House Ag Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Newly elected First District Congressman Roger Marshall Tuesday was selected to be a member of the House Committee on Agriculture for the ...

January 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A changing of the guard

Barton County Commissioner Homer Kruckenberg stated it very well Monday morning when he addressed fellow commissioners. "We have had some rough times here lately," he ...

January 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Matthews honored for service as county attorney

The Barton County Commission Monday morning took time to recognize outgoing Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews for his years of service.

January 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TAKING THEIR OATHS

The results of the November general election in Barton County were made official as part of the County Commission meeting Monday morning. A host of ...

January 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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