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HE PAVED THE WAY

It was the late Pat Keenan who, as a Barton County commissioner, campaigned to have the road to the Great Bend Compost Site paved. He was recognized Monday morning for that effort as the County Commission named that road in his honor.

September 29, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Fire safety starts with us

Governor Sam Brownback Friday signed a proclamation declaring Oct. 5-11 as Fire Prevention Week. Locally, the annual observance is a chance to focus the community's attention on fires and the tolls they can take.

September 27, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Chapman competent to stand trial

Following a brief hearing in the Barton County Courthouse main courtroom Friday afternoon, District Judge Ron Svaty ruled Jeffrey Wade Chapman competent to stand trial for the 2011 death of Damon Galyardt.

September 26, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


GBHS to crown royalty Friday night

Great Bend High School will celebrate its 2014 Fall Homecoming Friday. Activities get underway in the afternoon and run through the evening.

September 24, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


What’s in a name?

An emailed comment from a woman in Connecticut has sparked improvements to the Barton County and Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway websites, county commissioners learned Monday morning.

September 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Historic bridge to be replaced

Barring any objections from the Kansas State Historical Society, the old limestone bridge three miles north of Beaver will be demolished and replaced by a new, wider, safer one, the Barton County Commission decided Monday morning.

September 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


The power to help

The National Football League and its Commissioner Roger Goodell have been embroiled in a seething controversy since Sept. 8, when a video was released showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice slugging his then-fiancée in an elevator.

September 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


The risks of agriculture

September is Farm Safety Month and this upcoming week is Farm Safety and Health Week. The observance is a program of the National Safety Council's National Education Center for Agricultural Safety.

September 20, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


NO HUFFING AND PUFFING

He may have been big, but he definitely wasn't bad.

September 19, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


One of zoo’s lions euthanized

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo lost one of its older residents Monday. Barusha, an 18-year-old female lion had to be euthanized due to ill health.

September 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


City approves helping Renaissance Fair

The Great Bend Renaissance Fair is starting to take off, organizer David LeRoy told the Great Bend City Council Monday night. So, in his annual request for financial assistance he asked for less than in years past.

September 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Drag week a boon for community

Great Bend's historic Sunflower Rod and Custom Association drag strip was filled to the brim this last Thursday as Hot Rod Magazine's Drag Week made a pit stop here, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday night.

September 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


E-cigarette ban wise

"They are electronic, alternative smoking devices that simulate the sensation of smoking. They do not expose the user, or others close by, to harmful levels of cancer-causing agents and other dangerous chemicals normally associated with traditional tobacco products."

September 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


CLEARING THE AIR

As of Monday, not only will be illegal to light up in county buildings, but the use of electronic cigarettes will also be banned.

September 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Road issues resolved

Some southwest Barton County residents who had complained about the condition of township gravel roads got some good news at the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning.

September 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


A lot at risk

It is funny (funny strange, not funny "ha, ha") that our Republican-dominated Legislature mustered enough intestinal fortitude to pass a bill to expand Medicare in ...

July 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Barnett proud of state’s ag tradition

Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett seemed comfortable in jeans and cowboy boots, and at home touring Great Bend Feeding

July 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Party in the Park schedule set

The fifth-annual Party inthePark Aug. 12 is only a few weeks away, and Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes is putting the final touches on ...

July 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs $2M street improvement effort

Pushing ahead with the continued effort to improve Great Bend's streets, the City Council authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign a $2,001,000 ...

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Come and listen

The final Great Bend City Band concert of the 2017 season will open at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in Jack Kilby Square. For anyone ...

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Jake brake use concerns county resident

Gary Burke, who lives on South McKinley just outside the Great Bend city limits, told Barton County commissioners Monday morning that the use of "jake ...

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission honors live-saving efforts

On Friday, July 7, Great Bend Chiefs baseball team members Logan Perry and Payton Mauler, along with Doug Kaiser, the father of another player, faced ...

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS grad to advise President Trump

Great Bend native and renowned international lawyer Ty Cobb has been named to the Trump White House legal team, it was announced Saturday.

July 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County to receive more storm damage funds

As it turns out, Barton County will get some additional state money to pay for damage to county infrastructure caused by storms two years ago.

July 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Pick a state, any state

So, I am getting ready to walk out of the house Sunday morning for a leisurely bike ride. My wife is sitting in the kitchen ...

July 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Columnists


Council hears allegations of ‘unethical’ conduct

According to Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch, there is a misconception surrounding his recent run-ins with City Administrator Howard Partington and other city officials ...

July 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City Council OKs budget

Following a three-and-a-half-hour work session Monday night, the Great Bend City Council approved publishing the city's budget for 2018. The public budget hearing is ...

July 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Saying thank you

It was Gaila Demel's first United Way of Central Kansas Pacesetter luncheon as the UWCK's new executive director. But, having worked at a ...

July 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County hires county works director

Long-time Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips retired at the end of June. On Monday, the County Commission appointed the man to take ...

July 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission renews agreement with county counselor

Renewing the contract with Ellsworth attorney Carey Hipp as Barton County's legal counselor was in the best interest of the county, the County Commissioner ...

July 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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