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From interstates to leaf blowers, the world is a challenging place

The world is a confusing place. If this wasn't blatantly obvious to any reasonable adult who hasn't been living under a rock, the current political climate at home and afar is certain to have drilled it into their skulls.

August 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Columnists


Big crowd expected at council meeting

The Great Bend City Council's regular meeting Monday evening looms large as the community grows increasingly polarized over the city's standoff with Police Chief Cliff Couch and the chief's July 24 suspension, an action that has prompted many residents to consider attending the meeting en masse.

August 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘Stars of the community’ recognized for service

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."

August 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County Commission adopts 2018 budget

The overriding challenge in any governmental budget year is providing quality services that are affordable to the taxpayers, Barton County Operations Director Phil Hathcock said as he presented the 2018 operating budget to the County Commission Monday morning.

July 31, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sheriff suggests moving council meeting

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir has expressed concerns about the potential of a large, possibly hostile, crowd at the next Great Bend City Council meeting and strongly advised the meeting be moved to a venue larger than City Hall. His recommendation came in a letter to city officials and council members delivered Friday.

July 28, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chief Couch appeals suspension

In a brief statement, Great Bend Police Chief Clifton Couch Friday afternoon appealed his suspension by the City Council this past Monday night. The council's action was based on "false or reckless" accusations made by Couch about unethical and dishonest conduct by City Administrator Howard Partington and other employee handbook violations.

July 28, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


This column deserves at least a blue ribbon

There are many truisms about living in rural America.

July 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Columnists


Special immunization clinic set

The Barton County Health Department will hold a special immunization clinic on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 7-10 a.m. for all Barton County students needing immunizations before returning to school or sports, Health Director Shelly Schneider said.

July 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Residents asking about recalling council members

BY DALE HOGG

July 26, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG dhogg@gbtribune.com | Local News


Questions arise after police chief suspended

Following the Great Bend City Council's split decision Monday night to suspend Police Chief Cliff Couch with pay, with the potential for termination, there have been several questions circulating in the community about what happens next.

July 25, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New resolution sets commission meeting time, date

It seemed like a matter of common sense, but the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a resolution establishing a regular meeting schedule for the governing body.

July 25, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Honoring dedication, attitude

BY DALE HOGG

July 24, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG | Local News


Council votes to suspend Chief Couch

The Great Bend City Council Monday night voted to suspend Police Chief Cliff Couch with pay effective immediately "with potential for termination." The decision split the council and was approved on a five-three vote following a 45-minute executive session.

July 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tourism key to state

The travel sector is an integral part of the Kansas economy contributing more than $10 billion in expenditures and sustains over 94,000 jobs. And this continues to grow, making it one of the fastest expanding portions of the state's economy, noted Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett.

July 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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 Kansas. It is down-right sickening that come April, this same Legislature cowed and caved, unable to find the guts to override Gov. Sam Brownback's veto.

July 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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Couch: Be respectful at meeting

A large crowd is expected to attend the Monday's Great Bend City Council meeting at the Great Bend Events Center, but suspended Great Bend ...

August 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBPD study to look at wages, morale

It was during a special Great Bend City Council meeting June 29 that Police Chief Cliff Couch leveled accusations of unethical behavior within city government ...

August 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council changes venue for meeting

The Monday Great Bend City Council meeting will be moved to the Great Bend Events Center, 3111 10th St., to accommodate an anticipated larger-than normal ...

August 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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