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Barton County meningitis death under investigation

The Barton County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment are collaborating with health care and other public health partners to investigate the meningitis death of a Barton County adult, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider said.

May 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Boeckman case sent to special prosecutor

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has submitted the findings of its investigation into former Barton County Administrator Richard Boeckman to the Barton County Attorney's Office. County Attorney Amy Mellor said Wednesday she has referred the matter to a special prosecutor.

May 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County OKs funding for Sunflower early ed

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved funding Sunflower Diversified Early Childhood Intervention Program for $15,000. The money was included in the county's 2017 operating budget and this is something the county has done since 1970.

May 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Integrity of radio tower to be studied

SUSANK - The Barton County 911 radio tower near Susank is an integral part of the county's emergency communications network, but the last time the structural integrity of the tower was checked was about 20 years ago.

May 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission marks Bike Month

Noting that a lot has been done in Barton County to promote bicycling and other healthful activities, the County Commission Monday morning approved a proclamation declaring May as National Bike Month.

May 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCC’s Camp Aldrich now tax exempt

Following a successful appeal filed with the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals, Barton Community College will no longer have to pay property taxes on its Camp Aldrich. This exemption may have a profound effect on smaller taxing entities, including Logan Township where the facility is located, the Barton County Commission learned Monday.

May 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Looking good

Those who missed the Cinco de Mayo celebration in downtown Great Bend Saturday missed more than a colorful, festive event. They missed the premier of the newly remodeled Jack Kilby Square.

May 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Suit filed against ex-county administrator

A civil lawsuit filed March 1 claims that while Barton County administrator, Richard Boeckman harassed Robin Rziha, a nurse and Pawnee County health administrator. Rziha filed the suit in Barton County District Court seeking $75,000 in damages and a jury trial.

May 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Woman indicted on heroin charge in Ellsworth County

TOPEKA– A federal grand jury Wednesday indicted an Arizona woman for allegedly trying to distribute heroin in Ellsworth County, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

May 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City to study taking lots back from local investor

The Great Bend City Council Monday night directed city personnel to look into a request by local resident Dennis Call to have the city take back two lots on Prairie Rose Drive. The tracts sit in the Amber Meadows rural housing incentive district.

May 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council deems trailer houses unsafe

Noting the two dilapidated trailer houses went beyond being eyesores, the Great Bend City Council Monday night declared the structures at 417 and 422 Walnut Street as "unsafe and dangerous."

May 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A stage name

As a part of the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Band Shell improvement project, the stage was considerably expanded. The Thelma Faye Harms Charitable Trust put in the majority of the money for the improvements.

May 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mayor Allison will not seek reelection

With a tremble in his voice, Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison Monday night announced to the City Council and the public he would not seek reelection come November. He has been mayor since 1999.

May 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


May declared Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health is often overlooked, but it is an ever-present health concern. The Barton County Commission Monday morning called attention to this problem by proclaiming May as Mental Health Awareness Month.

May 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Getting the word out

It may come as no surprise to many readers, especially younger readers, that social media are taking over the planet. What was conceived as a digital method of connecting with friends and family has exploded into a format threatening other forms of mass communication.

May 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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Memorial Day travel at highest level since 2005

TOPEKA - The West North Central Region, of which Kansas is a part, will see more than 3.3 million people taking Memorial Day weekend trips ...

May 26, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Number of county tax sale properties dwindling

The Count Treasurer's Office is receiving payments for properties included in this year's tax sale and there are currently 66 properties, said County ...

May 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Juvenile Justice budget remains unchanged

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services 2018 fiscal year budget. The $635,847.82 budget includes $33,157 ...

May 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Police letters blame pay for understaffing

Letters to Great Bend City Council members and/or city officials from the local Fraternal Order of Police chapter express concern over staffing shortages within ...

May 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


YOU CAN SEE FOR MILES

The sparkling new hilltop scenic overlook tower looms over the griddle-flat Cheyenne Bottoms below. Stretching out into the horizon Monday were the refuge's shimmering ...

May 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tornado recovery, cleanup underway

It's been a week since an EF3 tornado roared through western Barton County, destroying several homes and causing over $600,000 in damages. At ...

May 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Bringing back memories

The sun was barely up and there was a stiff chill in the air as Kansas Congressman Roger Marshall made his way along the muddy ...

May 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Not just a matter of luck

Sure, we were lucky Tuesday night, but much of that luck was no accident.

May 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a ...

May 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Twister damage totals over $600k

Although the figures are preliminary, Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said her department estimates the damage caused by the tornado that tore through western Barton ...

May 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission signs letter backing volunteer programs

The Barton County Commission, citing the importance of volunteerism and the county's support of civic involvement, approved Monday morning signing a letter of support ...

May 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Improvements coming to 10th and Grant

The Great Bend City Council Monday night authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign the agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation for the improvements to ...

May 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A new look

In order to unify and simplify how City of Great Bend departments are identified, the City Council approved a new city logo when it met ...

May 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


No new meningitis cases found

It was late Friday afternoon that the confirmation came that a Barton County adult had indeed died of Neisseria meningitidis, which can cause meningococcal meningitis ...

May 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


VFW auxiliary donates to county veterans memorial

It was taking entirely too long for the county to come up with enough names to fill the third stone at the Golden Belt Veterans ...

May 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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