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NO ROOM AT THE BIN?

Editor's note: With the increased use of railroad transportation for other purposes, there could be fewer train cars available to haul farm crops from area grain elevators to their final destinations. This potential shortage comes at a bad time for Kansas farmers who are in the midst of multiple fall harvests, including milo, corn and soybeans. In this four-part series, the Great Bend Tribune will explore the potential impact of this looming problem. Part one delves into just what crops are in the fields now, how they are looking and what storage challenges lie ahead.

October 17, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


For the health of it

Starting this month, lunch patrons of the Great Bend Senior Center and Meals on Wheels saw a change in the food they received, and some of the customers were not happy.

October 17, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Recent drilling permits reported

Below are the intent to drill for oil permits in the area filed with the Kansas Corporation Commission in the past 90 days. The information is listed in this order: File name, permit date, section, township, range, east/west, district number, license and company.

October 17, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Oil & Gas


Motorists beware: Deer on the move in fall

Beware, deer have other things on their minds now besides watching for traffic.

October 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

It's official. The road to the Great Bend Compost Site is now Pat Keenan Memorial Road as Barton County Road and Bridge Department crews recently installed the large blue sign.

October 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Sale gives cars a second chance

Some of the cars were driven by folks trying to outrun the law. Some were just left by the side of the road.

October 14, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


The time is now

Local election officials and Secretary of State Kris Kobach remind Kansans that today is the last day to register to vote for anyone who wants to vote in November's general election. Advance voting begins Wednesday in Barton County.

October 13, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Annual tax sale today

Barton County's books are almost cleared of all delinquent property taxes. There are just two parcels that remain unpaid, the County Commission learned Monday morning.

October 13, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Steps taken to prepare for Ebola

Last Friday morning, the Barton County Health Department held a special meeting to discuss Ebola and emergency preparedness regarding the disease.

October 13, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Barton County Jail full

As of Monday morning, there were 103 inmates in custody at the Barton County Jail. That's making finding room for more a problem.

October 13, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Health director on Ebola: ‘Don’t panic’

When it come to Ebola, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider has two words of advice for Heartland residents.

October 10, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Opera house razing set

The razing of the Pitcock building, also known as the old opera house building, will begin in two weeks, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night. Nelson Stone advised he plans to start setting fence on Monday, Oct. 20, and start the work on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

October 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Great Bend flights to Wichita may cease

When Seaport Airlines took over as Great Bend's Essential Air Service provider in June, it offered flights to Wichita. However, the air carrier has learned those flights were not that popular and this was putting Great Bend Municipal Airport's federally-funding EAS status at risk, a company official told the City Council Monday night.

October 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Take time to walk

The Barton County Commission heard a report Monday morning on the Built Environment and Outdoors Summit that took place in mid-September in Wichita. The annual event covered ideas for and efforts to improve community infrastructures and healthy food options to better community health.

October 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Things looking healthier in Barton County

Sue Cooper, program officer for the Golden Belt Community Foundation, joined Barton County Administrator Richard Boeckman as part of a strong local contingent that attended a recent conference in Wichita touting the benefits of designing communities with health living in mind.

October 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


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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


How would the county respond to Ebola?

It's a frightening possibility, but what would happen if there was an Ebola outbreak in Barton County?

January 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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