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Be safe out there

Kansans and other Midwesterners have much to be thankful for come Thanksgiving. They are blessed with gas prices that are among the lowest in the country and an economy that fared better than that in other parts of the nation.

November 23, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Lifestyle change is about the long-term

Managing Editor Dale Hogg and his wife, Volunteers in Action Volunteer Coordinator Linn Hogg, have embarked on this two-month lifestyle change experiment as a couple.

November 20, 2013 | by Linn Hogg | Healthy Living


‘OVER THE RIVER ...’

Next week Kansas roads will be busy with Thanksgiving holiday travelers going to and from grandmother's house or other destinations. It is also time to take extra care when hitting the road, local and state safety officials said.

November 20, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Apartment developer seeking rezoning

Before the Great Bend Planning Commission Monday night is a request from a Kansas City, Mo., developer to rezone land at 29th and Adams for multi-family homes.

November 20, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Raptor Center hours to change for now

A staffing change at Brit Spaugh Zoo will impact the hours of the facility's Raptor Center, which serves as the main entry point for the zoo, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington told the City Council Monday night.

November 19, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Cemetery to get electronic kiosk

It took a tie-breaking vote by Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison Monday night to approve the construction of an electronic directory kiosk at Great Bend Municipal Cemetery.

November 18, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Winners no matter what

There was a lot of big news for area sports fans over the weekend.

November 18, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County ‘liking’ social media

First, Barton County launched its new webiste.

November 18, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


A difficult decision

After much deliberation and soul searching, the Barton County Commission Monday morning voted to sell or somehow dispose of the County Annex in Hoisington.

November 18, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


City Council considers airport hangar’s fate

It will be recommended to the Great Bend City Council Monday night that it authorize Mayor Mike Allison to sign an agreement with federal and state agencies, paving the way for the demolition of a World War II-era hangar at the Great Bend Municipal Airport.

November 15, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


ALL GREEK TO THEM

The epic story of the Greek gods will play out at Great Bend High School. Well, sort of.

November 14, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Winter prep work continues

Barton County crews are continuing to brace for the coming winter weather, Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips reported.

November 13, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Lifestyle change remains challenging

Great Bend Tribune Managing Editor Dale Hogg and his wife, Volunteers in Action Volunteer Coordinator Linn Hogg, have embarked on this two-month lifestyle change experiment as a couple.

November 13, 2013 | Linn Hogg | Healthy Living


County hopes letter will help avert suit

The Barton County Commission hopes a letter to area lawmakers might help render obsolete a lawsuit to recover state Oil and Gas Valuation Depletion Trust Fund money owed to the county.

November 12, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Sheriff’s Office catches ‘bug’

It is nothing to sneeze at, Barton County Brian Bellendir told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

November 12, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


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National Public-Safety Telecommunications Week observed

Barton County Commissioners Monday morning approved a proclamation denoting this as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week at the request of 911 Director Doug Hubbard. In part, the proclamation honors public safety communications officers for their "vital role in protecting the life and property of Barton County citizens."

April 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Government in action

Barton County commissioners agreed to disagree Monday morning, and it was a good thing.

April 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Valuable lessons

Nothing successful happens overnight nor without a lot of effort from a lot of folks.

April 11, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Ending on a good note

Mother Nature finally got it right.

April 10, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Let the algae battle begin

Great Bend City personnel anticipate beginning the introduction of algae-battling alum into Veterans Memorial Lake starting next week, weather permitting, City Administrator Howard Partington told the City Council Monday night. The effort will take about three weeks.

April 09, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


County offices to get panic buttons

Sadly, we live in a time when incidents of violence in workplaces is common. Action taken by the Barton County Commission Monday morning will help make county employees safer.

April 08, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


DECISION MAKERS

The polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday for the myriad city council, school board and other elections in Barton County. The following results are from Election Officer Donna Zimmerman and her office.

April 07, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Henneke retains Ward 2 council seat

By a vote of 395 to 144, Great Bend City Council Ward 2 Councilman Wayne Henneke held on to his seat, defeating political newcomer Matt Aycock in the county-wide general election Tuesday.

April 07, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Coming together

It was a busy morning for the Barton County Commission Monday. Commissioners adopted three proclamations – declaring Tuesday as County Day of Recognition for National Service, naming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and naming April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

April 07, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Council OKs improvements to Brit Spaugh Park, zoo

In an effort to return Brit Spaugh Park and the Great Bend Zoo to their former glory and to make them more walker friendly, the City Council Monday night approved a plan to relocate much of the fencing enclosing the facilities and make improvements to the walking paths.

April 07, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


What’s in a name?

The Great Bend Convention Center will have a new identity. The City Council Monday night approved renaming the facility the Great Bend Events Center.

April 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Emergency work to close bridge, road

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved emergency repairs to county bridge 200, located 2.7 miles east of Great Bend on East Barton County road (the first bridge east of the Kiowa Kitchen restaurant). Work will likely begin today and will cause the road to be closed Wednesday through Friday.

April 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Commission honors those who lend a hand

The efforts of organizations that help Barton County residents through volunteerism or in times of crisis were recognized by the County Commission Monday morning."Some of the best people who live in this county are here this morning," Commissioner Jennifer Schartz said. The first proclamation declared Tuesday as County Day of Recognition for National Service."America's counties turn to national service and volunteerism as a cost-effective strategy to meet local needs," said Linn Hogg, Volunteers in Action/RSVP executive director. "In doing so, participants in national, state and local service organizations, such as the Volunteers in Action, Meals on ...

April 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Make the trip

The fourth-annual Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo opens Wednesday at the Great Bend Expo Complex west of town. The show runs through Friday and is free and open to the public.

April 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


It’s our duty

Your voice counts.

April 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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