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Kansas burning

As of this past weekend, fire crews continued to work active fires across the state and they continued to monitor all fires for hot spots and flare-ups. According to figures from local county officials across the state, the estimated total number of acres burned now stands at over 1,000 square miles.

March 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Let the sun shine in

Although many of you may be unaware if it, this week is National Sunshine Week. You know, the annual observance of open government?

March 11, 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 proclamations Great Bend High School Panther girls' bowling team as 5-1A girls state bowling champions and recognizing Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a extension district operational agreement with Ellis County, public fire safety awareness and 911 addressing issues in the county.

March 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Starting from scratch, sort of

It isn't ideal, but building a new police station east across the street from the current facility on what is now a city-owned parking lot will better meet the Great Bend Police Department's current and future needs, Police Chief Cliff Couch said.

March 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Health officials urge precautions to prevent spread of mumps

As of Thursday, there have been six reported mumps cases in Barton County, County Health Director Shelly Schneider said. However, only one of those cases have tested positive,

March 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


No delays in mailing valuation statements

Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld had good news for the County Commission Monday morning.

March 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council: More discussion needed on tax rebate program

A public hearing on the proposed adoption of a Neighborhood Revitalization Plan for Great Bend that started during the City Council meeting Monday night will be reconvened when the council next meets March 20.

March 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Taking the oath

March 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘He’ll be missed’

The Great Bend City Council had intended Monday night to honor former mayor and longtime community supporter Bob Parrish in person. However, Parrish died last Thursday, one day shy of his 90th birthday.

March 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County transfers over $1M in unexpended funds

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a resolution transferring and carrying over 2016 unexpended funds to the capital improvement totalling $496,000 and equipment replacement funds totalling $752,000.

March 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs weather week proclamation

March came in like a lion and those winds whipped the Barton County Courthouse Monday morning.

March 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘The time is at hand’

For several years, the county has worked with the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to make improvements to the K-4 Cheyenne Bottoms overlook near Hoisington. The project is finally moving forward.

March 06, 2017 | Work on scenic overlook underway | Local News


Flu vaccines still available

With the number of people reporting influenza-like symptoms on the rise in north central Kansas, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider said shots for the disease are still a good idea and they are still available.

March 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marshall, Moran respond to Trump’s address

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Republicans have responded favorably to President Donald Trump's first address before joint houses of Congress Tuesday night.

March 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Forklift purchased over objection

After considerable discussion Monday morning, the Barton County Commission on a split vote approved the purchase of a new 6,000-pound Yale forklift from Berry Material Handling of Wichita for $24,846.20 for the Road and Bridge Department.

February 28, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


New waste water meters purchased

When contained, the caustic waste water that seeps through the trash at the Barton County Landfill is a good thing, However, controlling that leachate is ...

April 25, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A good move

For millennia, Cheyenne Bottoms and the Quivira wetlands have been important to wildlife. For centuries, they have grown to be important to humans as well.

April 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A chance to step up

The Barton County Commission County Monday morning cemented its commitment to the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway when it approved a resolution naming the ...

April 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Thompson takes on noxious weeds

Helping to pave the way to a smooth transition upon the retirement of Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips, the Barton County Commission Monday morning ...

April 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wondra leaving BCSO after 27 years

It was a rare occasion for the Barton County Sheriff's Office Monday morning as the Barton County Commission recognized long-time BCSO detective Sharon Wondra.

April 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Community Corrections sees increased funding

Central Kansas Community Corrections Director Amy Boxberger proudly touts her agency's success at keeping offenders from returning to prison, but said she is fearful ...

April 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS soccer ties Garden City

Great Bend senior Keely Ireland scored the Panthers' goal on a 30-yard free kick on an assist by teammate Kaily Griffith in a 1-1 tie ...

April 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Prep Sports


Members sought for city boards, commissions

The City of Great Bend has a number of advisory boards and commissions, and there are currently openings on many of them, Mayor Mike Allison ...

April 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission reappoints Esfeld as appraiser

Barb Esfeld will serve another four years as the Barton County appraiser following her reappointment by the County Commission Monday morning. She will serve another ...

April 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Improvements coming to Main

The Great Bend City Council Monday night accepted the low bid from Venture Corporation for work on Main Street.

April 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Committee advances plan for McKown statue

He may have been confined to a wheelchair most of his life, but that didn't keep Bill McKown from standing tall in his native ...

April 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marshall finds satisfaction, concerns among Kansans

There are a lot of voices to be heard in the massive First Congressional District and first-term Republican Roger Marshall said lots of them are ...

April 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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