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Local roads in good shape

As winter winds down and crumbling roadways emerge, a new study from AAA reveals that pothole damage has cost U.S. drivers $15 billion in vehicle repairs over the last five years, or approximately $3 billion annually. With two-thirds of Americans concerned about potholes on local roadways, AAA cautions drivers to remain alert to avoid pothole damage, and urged state and local governments to fully fund and prioritize road maintenance to reduce vehicle damage, repair costs and driver frustration.

February 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


April 5 election candidates announced

The list of candidates who filed for the city council and other positions in the April 5 general election has been announced by Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman said. The filing deadline was in January.

February 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs permit allowing for cemetery expansion

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved special use permit allowing Holy Family Catholic Church in Odin to expand its cemetery.

February 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


There is a lot of good, too

There has been a dark cloud hanging over Great Bend High School, and by extension, the entire Unified School District 428 of late. Allegations of sexual assault against students by students on school buses have swirled in the media, creating a toxic mix of rumors mingled with few facts.

February 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


KBI asked to probe sexual assault case

The alleged sexual assault involving a Great Bend High School boys swim team member on a bus originally believed to have occurred in Saline County on Feb. 3 is now thought to have taken place at least partly in Barton County, a Saline County Sheriff's Office spokesman said Friday.

February 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Blaze kills Great Bend man

A Great Bend man died Friday morning in an intense fire that totally engulfed a trailer home in the southeast part of town, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.

February 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Red Kettle Campaign a success

Christmas has long gone, and the bells of the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle season are silent.

February 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Second sexual assault allegation targets GBHS swim team

SALINA – A report has been filed by a parent of a Great Bend High School boys swim team member in Saline county alleging his son was sexually assaulted on a GBHS school bus Feb. 3. This comes as the Ellsworth County Sheriff's Office continues its investigation into an alleged sexual assault involving members of the team on the bus coming home from Manhattan on Feb. 6.

February 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Full steam ahead

It was the Great Bend business community's opportunity to shine Saturday night. The setting was the 94th-annual Great Bend Chamber of Commerce's banquet.

February 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Donations sought to help recognize veterans

Sadly, there are many deserving veterans with ties to Barton County who had not been included on the new Golden Belt Veterans Memorial, such as a veteran of the Civil war and the man who survived the infamous Bataan Death March during World War II.

February 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GROWING THE FUTURE

Noting that FFA helps promote agriculture and build the leaders of tomorrow, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a proclamation honoring this as National FFA Week.

February 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Be sure to buckle up

In 2015, according to Kansas Department of Transportation statistics, Kansas tragically lost 13 high school teens in motor vehicle crashes. Of those teens, nearly 40 percent were not properly restrained.

February 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


City already eyeing Christmas 2016

The holidays have passed and the city's Trail of Lights decorations are in storage. So, now is a time to reflect on the 2015 Christmas season, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said.

February 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County seeing increase in STDs

Barton County is seeing an upswing in sexually transmitted infections in all age and income ranges, Health Director Shelly Schneider told the County Commission Tuesday morning.

February 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sheriff says charges likely in swim team sex abuse case

ELLSWORTH – Ellsworth County Sheriff Tracy Ploutz said Tuesday he believes there was some form of criminal activity that occurred on a Great Bend High School bus Saturday, Feb. 6. It is alleged a GBHS boys swim team member was sexually battered by teammates on that bus as it was returning from Manhattan.

February 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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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 ...

May 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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