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Budget cuts to delay LSH building opening

LARNED – One of the items proposed by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Tuesday to address a projected $280 million budget shortfall for fiscal year 2015 was $5.4 million savings from the delay of the Larned State Hospital Meyer Building Expansion.

December 10, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


It remains wise to immunize

Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider wants to get two messages out regarding flu vaccinations.

December 09, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Commission losing faith in treasurer

When it comes to Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra, it boils down to a matter of trust, or the lack of it, County Commissioners said Monday morning.

December 08, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


A time to give

"Black Friday and Cyber Monday are good for the economy, and #GivingTuesday is good for the soul." This comment referring to the official opening of the Christmas shopping season is posted on 92nd Street Y's website.

December 08, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


New trucks coming to Road and Bridge Department

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a bid from Doonan Peterbilt for two 2016 Peterbilt 337 Trucks for a total price of $198,304 for the Road and Bridge Department.

December 08, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


SHOOTING IT OUT

HAYS – The 32nd-annual Gerald Mitchell Hays City Shootout took place Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Hays High School and Hays Middle School. Great Bend High School basketball squads joined teams from Hays, Olathe North, Garden City, Newton, DeSoto, Colby and Thomas Moore Prep of Hays in taking part.

December 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Sports


Who got a piece of the $1.9 million?

The revelation Monday that the Barton County Treasurer's office failed to distribute $1.9 million in tax money from May that should have been distributed in June has left public entities, as well as the general public, stunned and scrambling for answers.

December 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Second chances

It is human nature to want to give someone the benefit of the doubt. Parents do this with their kids, teachers do this with their students and rational adults do this with each other.

December 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Waste not, want not

As a result of its hazardous household waste disposal program, the Barton County Solid Waste Department diverted 13 drums of the chemicals from the landfill for the period of May through October, Solid Waste Manager Phil Hathcock said.

December 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Holidays feted in citywide events

The end of November brought Explore Great Bend Month to a close and many of the retail businesses that took part said it was a great success, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday night.

December 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Putting the best face forward

Going on two years ago, Barton County made the decision to be more involved in the digital media world, including a revamped website and increased presence on social media.

December 02, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Police chief search committee named

The search is on for a new police chief as Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison named Monday night the members of the search committee to help find a replacement for Dean Akings who is retiring after more than 30 years. The announcement came during the City Council meeting.

December 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Found: $1.9 million in taxes

There were two main points made by Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra during his report to the County Commission Monday morning.

December 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Jones named coroner

The Barton County Commission Monday morning named Dr. Edward "Dusty" Jones as the 20th Judicial District coroner. Jones' appointment is for a four-year term, 2015 - 2018.

December 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


What’s the deal?

Statewide, Gasbuddy tells us, gas prices continue to plummet. Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.63 Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.78.

December 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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First confirmed flu cases of season identified in Kansas

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has now confirmed the first influenza cases of the 2015-2016 season, the KDHE announced Thursday. Although the season ...

February 05, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Cost of winter storms adding up

Winter weather during the past couple of weeks has required emergency call-out and emergency cleanup by Barton County Road and Bridge Department, department Director Dale ...

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


MORE HOUSING ON THE WAY

A resolution approved by the Great Bend City Council Monday night should help bring more affordable rental housing for the communities seniors. The action supported ...

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Activity picking up at CVB

The Great Bend City Council was told Monday night that the number of Convention and Visitors Bureau projects has grown steadily since the first of ...

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mapping project could have far-reaching impact

There is a lot at stake with the new flood plain map being developed for the Cow Creek Watershed as it could impact zoning and ...

February 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Traffic increases at Wetlands Center

A lot has happened at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, center Site Manager Curtis Wolf told the Great Bend City Council Monday night during his ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council declares trailer house unsafe, sets hearing

The Great Bend City Council Monday night agreed with the findings of Building Inspector Lee Schneider and Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker that a dilapidated ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Less is more

Some Kansas legislators are saying that perhaps legislative sessions are too long. Perhaps, they should be shortened, curtailed to expedite decisions and save taxpayer money ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND

It was Under Sheriff Bruce Green who nominated Barton County Sheriff's Office Detective Sgt. Dave Paden to the county's last employee of the ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Put up or shut up

With all the time wasted voting to repeal Obamacare and all the time wasted railing against it, this seems like a sensible compromise.

January 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Tax credits approved for housing development

Another step in improving the housing stock in Great Bend received a boost this week with the approval of state tax credits for the Fairways ...

January 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


St. John looking at grocery options

ST. JOHN – At a building-wide meeting Friday morning, Grocery giant Kroger told the staff of the St. John Dillons store would close as of Feb ...

January 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Shopping for a solution

It is indeed unfortunate that Kroger has opted to close the Dillons store in St. John as of Feb. 6. The store had been a ...

January 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Property valuations statements to be on time

In seeking approval to outsource the mailing of property tax valuation statements, Barton Count Appraiser Barb Esfeld offered some good news to the County Commission ...

January 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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