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Growing momentum

On Friday, Great Bend Street Department personnel began installing bicycle awareness signs along what will become the city's first bike route. It follows 19th Street west to McKinley and McKinley south to the Sports Complex.

November 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Quake shakes Barton County

According to the United States Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center, there was a 4.8 magnitude quake at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday centered about eight miles south of Conway Springs in Sumner County.

November 12, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL

It was a cold fall morning Tuesday as the late morning sun filtered through the golden autumn leaves at Veterans Memorial Park. A stiff north breeze whipped the rows of Old Glories lining the Avenue of Flags.

November 11, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Veterans Day full of events to honor those who served

The the community will come together Tuesday to pay tribute to the men and women who fought for this nation as they celebrate Veterans Day 2014.

November 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


BRIDGING THE DECADES

Almost 70 years ago, on May 8, 1945, Germany surrendered, thus ending World War II in Europe.

November 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


PAPER OR ELECTRONIC?

At least for now, Barton County will continue to use its aging electronic voting machines while studying he prospect of switching back to paper ballots, said County Clerk Donna Zimmerman, who also serves as the county's election officer.

November 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


City seeks grant to enhance concert offerings

Great Bend has applied for a Levitt Music Series Grant worth $25,000 to help fund musical performances at upcoming city events such as June Jaunt, Party in the Park, and Summer Street Stroll next year.

November 05, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Council to step up city clean-up efforts

The Great Bend City Council will hold a special team-building meeting on Thursday, Nov. 13. The purpose of the session is to reexamine city codes regarding substandard housing, City Administrator Howard Partington said.

November 05, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Great Bend in running for concert grant

Great Bend has applied for a Levitt Music Series Grant worth $25,000 to help fund musical performances at upcoming city events such as June Jaunt, Party in the Park each Summer Street Stroll next year.

November 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


New bridge method coming to Barton County

Barton County will be taking the lead in the Kansas bridge-building world.

November 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Two car rental services to be available

Passengers using Great Bend Municipal Airport, as well as others, will now have two car rental options. The City Council Monday night authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign an auto rental lease agreement with Hertz Corporation and with EAN Holdings LLC, or Enterprise car rentals.

November 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Longevity pay a worthy investment

Barton County benefits from having an experienced staff, it was noted at the County Commission meeting Monday morning. With this in mind, commissioners approved the awarding of longevity pay to a host of county employees.

November 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Voting is only the start

Well, today is here. This is the big day. The midterm general election is at hand.

November 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Oiler volleyball team claims third at state

EMPORIA – The Central Plains High School volleyball squad out of Claflin took third at the 2A tournament this past Friday and Saturday at White Auditorium in Emporia.

November 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Prep Sports


Make your voice heard

There has been ample media coverage of the upcoming general election, especially the race for Kansas governor and U.S. Senate. There are also races locally that now have competing candidates. It is easy to be overwhelmed by the campaigning and develop an attitude that an individual voter can't make a difference.

November 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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WorkFit program saves county money

Noting it is money well spent, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the continuation of the agreement for physical capacity profile testing with WorkFit.

September 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council fills key city vacancies

It was a busy night Monday for the Great Bend City Councils as it filled several key positions left vacant recently as fallout from the ...

September 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs revamped financial controls

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an updated resolution outlining how the county manages accounts with financial institutions, a change that also revamps the ...

September 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Algae resurfaces at Vets

Great Bend's Veterans Memorial Lake is again under a toxic blue-green algae warning, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Landmark Bancorp victim of $10M in hot checks

MANHATTAN - Manhattan-based Landmark Bancorp, holding company of Landmark National Bank in Great Bend, fell victim to $10.3 million in hot checks, the company disclosed ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Police Chief Cliff explains resignation

Great Bend Police Chief Clifton Couch submitted his resignation Wednesday afternoon, a resignation that is effective Oct. 15. He announced the decision in a statement ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Cliff Couch resigns as police chief

Great Bend Police Chief Clifton Couch submitted Wednesday afternoon his resignation effective Oct. 15. The announcement came just a week after he was reinstated following ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Surge in raccoons with distemper seen

Local veterinarians and the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University are joining forces to warn the public to be on the lookout for raccoons ...

September 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘It’s like family’

With North Korea testing its nukes, hurricanes lashing Texas and Florida and continued threat of terrorist attacks, it may seem like an odd time to ...

September 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Importance of being ready recognized

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a proclamation marking September as Preparedness Month 2017.

September 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


PAVING THE WAY

"Road Closed" signs are springing up on streets around Great Bend as a $2 million street improvement project gets underway.

September 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


If at first you don’t succeed ...

In case you haven't realized it, this world if filled with systems that just don't work, or don't work as they were ...

September 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Columnists


And so it begins

Beginning as early Sept. 18, the City of Great Bend will embark on an extensive water line replacement project in the heart of the city ...

September 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New council president picked

In addition to the reinstatement of Police Chief Clifton Couch, the Great Bend City Council Tuesday night took action on several matters pertaining to the ...

September 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chief Couch gets job back

A divided Great Bend City Council voted Tuesday night to reinstate suspended Police Chief Clifton Couch. The action met with cheers and a standing ovation ...

September 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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