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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. It is more than an employment dispute, he said, adding he's feels he's been treated inappropriately by Partington and that he is "desperately trying to blow the whistle about unethical conduct occurring at City Hall."

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 set for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, prior to the council's regular meeting in the council chambers at City Hall.

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 non-profit supported by United Way funds, she understood the importance of the event Tuesday afternoon.

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 his place.

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 decided Monday morning. This came despite a plea from County Attorney Amy Mellor, who caught most on the commission off guard when she attended the meeting asking to move the counselor's job to her office and asking for more departmental resources.

July 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Keep your cool

We have been spoiled in Central Kansas. July, normally a time for extremely hot temperatures, has been mild. We all knew that we would pay the price, and now we are with temperatures predicted to be in the triple digits this week.

July 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Feds, state pony up for ice storm damage

Great Bend City Clerk Shawna Schafer has received a $113,543.75 check from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and a check from the State of Kansas in the amount of $13,393.59 for reimbursements for our clean-up work for the ice storm that happened in January, City Administrator Howard Partington told the City Council Wednesday night.

July 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sunflower’s poker run set for Aug. 26

BY DALE HOGG

July 05, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG | Local News


Council OKs Party in the Park measures

BY DALE HOGG

July 05, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG | Local News


New county zoning regs complete

Barton County Environmental Manager Judy Goreham has completed the most recent update to the county Zoning Regulations Version II which included provisions for commercial solar facilities, commercial agricultural product storage facilities and a new definition for "structures," the County Commission was told Monday morning.

July 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


CELEBRATE WISELY

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July 03, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG | Local News


County audit a clean one

Barton County received a clean audit report Monday morning, however auditors warned of lingering problems within the County Treasurer's Office.

July 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City to study management, pay at police department

Following an exhausting string of executive sessions totaling 2 hours and 45 minutes to discuss "personnel issues currently facing the city" Thursday night, the Great Bend City Council emerged and voted to proceed with hiring a law firm to conduct a management and compensation study of the Police Department.

June 29, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


IT IS OFFICIAL

With scores of massive white wind turbine components as a backdrop, officials cut the ceremonial ribbon for the Great Bend transload facility Thrusday afternoon. The site, located in the Great Bend Industrial park west of town, has been in use for a couple months now, but this just marked its grand opening.

June 29, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County personnel honored as Roads Scholars

Several Barton County Road and Bridge Department personnel were honored by the County Commission Monday morning for furthering their education. They received certificates marking their completion of the Kansas Association of Counties' Roads Scholar Program.

June 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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