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Farming touches us all

Here we go again.

April 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A civic responsibility

Barton County voters will head to the polls Tuesday for the county-wide general election. This is strictly a local election and an excellent opportunity to help guide our communities for years to come. With advance voting and absentee voting, casting ballots is easier that it ever has been in the past, give residents fewer reasons not to head to the polls.

April 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County attorney rejects school board recall petition

Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews late Friday afternoon rejected the petition filed to recall all the members of the USD 428 School Board, noting problems with the filing itself and because the allegations made were legally insufficient to warrant such action.

April 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Petition filed to recall school board

A petition was filed with the Barton County Attorney's Office Thursday afternoon seeking the recall of all seven Unified School District 428 Board members. It asserts there was misconduct on the Board's part in its response to the alleged sexual assault that occurred on a district bus as it returned from a boys swim meet in Manhattan Feb. 6.

March 31, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County preparing for spring

Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips joked with county commissioners Monday morning about the mild winter. He had predicted 100 inches of snow, a prediction that was fortunately off target.

March 31, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Annual tax sale in the works

The first steps have been taken towards the 2016 Barton County tax sale, County Administrator Richard Boeckman told the county commissioners Monday morning.

March 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


News conference planned on alleged sex assault case

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the County Commission chamber on the first floor of the Barton County Courthouse, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. The topic will be the alleged incident involving the Great Bend High School boys' swim team that occurred on a USD 428 school bus on Feb. 3.

March 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs bid for asphalt mixing

It may still be spring, but the Barton County Road and Bridge Department is thinking about its summer road maintenance program. In keeping with this, the County Commission Monday morning approved a bid with Venture Corporation of Great Bend for the 2016 asphalt mix program.

March 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County to get help paying for flood repairs

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an agreement for emergency federal-aid for a road repair projects resulting from flooding last spring.

March 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


UWCK literacy kits only available at kindergarten roundups

United Way of Central Kansas Executive Director Julie Smith wants to remind parents of kindergarten-aged children to take part in the upcoming kindergarten roundups at area schools.

March 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A healthy cause

According to the American Public Health Association, Americans are living 20 years longer than their grandparents, due in part to the work of public health. That's the good news.

March 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A LONG-STANDING TRADITION

With the goal of making the United States the world's healthiest nation by 2030, the Barton County Commission Monday morning passed a proclamation marking April 4-10 as National Public Health Week 2016.

March 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Taking funds from KDOT may jeopardize Kansas roads

As state lawmakers continue to eye the Kansas Department of Transportation as "the bank of KDOT" and defund it to help balance the budget, many roads and highways, and other much-used programs such as air travel and public transportation are growing increasingly in peril, officials say. This is being felt in many ways.

March 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Edmonds will not seek reelection

State Representative John Edmonds, R-Great Bend, announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election to the 112th District seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. Edmonds was first elected to the House in 1994 and has served 16 years, in addition to four years as a member of the Barton County Commission.

March 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


State’s funding of KDOT causing concern for city

City Administrator Howard Partington told the Great Bend City Council Monday night that he testified at the House Taxation Committee hearing in Topeka on March 15 to urge the committee to fund Kansas Department of Transportation projects and operations.

March 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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City eyes improvements to bandshell, Kilby Square

By this time next year, there could be significant changes to Jack Kilby Square, including improvements to the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Bandshell and the ...

April 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GB City Council reorganizes

It was in with the new as the Great Bend City Council reorganized Monday night following the April 5 general election.

April 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Throwing down a challenge

As of Monday morning, there were only 77 lines remaining to be sold to fill up the second stone at the Golden Belt Veterans' Memorial ...

April 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Let’s finish this

Bob Parrish told the Barton County Commission Monday morning that he was in the high school class of 1945, the last class to be a ...

April 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Loss in oilfield jobs hits local unemployment numbers

TOPEKA – Statewide, the March seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, down from 4.0 percent in February and from 4.3 percent in ...

April 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A passion for agriculture

Michael Bahr is a fifth-generation Barton County farmer and past Barton County Banker Conservation Award winner for soil conservation, as well as President of Tall ...

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


Saving the soil and so much more

The Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) gives its Conservation Awards annually. The awards are often referred to as the ...

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


Burdett putt-putt course near completion

BURDETT - It's been a long time coming, but its almost done.

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Pawnee County


Public health is her passion

Barton County Health Department Public Health Educator Janel Rose has been at her job for 24 years. A former teacher, she has put her passion ...

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Health & Wellness


Spreading the word on health

An avid cyclist and nutrition enthusiast, Barton County Extension Agent Donna Krug has long advocated for health lifestyles.

March 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Health & Wellness


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