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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


New K-9 makes his first bust

It's been a busy couple of weeks for the Great Bend Police Department, City Administrator Howard Partington said during Monday nights City Council meeting.

February 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Landfill to now accept liquid waste

In a move that will benefit both the facility and its customers, Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock requested and obtained approval from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to accept waste liquids in the Barton County Landfill.

February 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend has one last shot at regional air service

Great Bend has only one more chance at retaining regional air service at Great Bend Municipal Airport, and that is a hail Mary, Airport Manager Martin Miller said.

February 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Improvements come to Humane Society

It's been a good year for the Golden Belt Humane Society, Director Heather Acheson told the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

February 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Superintendent: District acted properly after sex abuse allegations

A defiant Unified School District 428 Superintendent Brad Reed admonished the media Monday afternoon for its coverage of sexual battery allegations involving members of the Great Bend High School boys swim team while assuring Great Bend residents the school system is addressing the matter with the utmost vigor.

February 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A missed opportunity

The actions, or inactions, of the Unified School District 428 administration regarding the alleged sexual battery of Great Bend High School swim team members have been appalling. The refusal to comment, offer comfort to those involved or take on these heinous allegations head-on shows a failure of leadership.

February 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Alleged GBHS incidents shine light on dark topic

Editor's note: Some definitions used in this story are graphic in nature. Reader discretion is suggested

February 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Happy Valentines Day

About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year. It is the second-largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, after Christmas.

February 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


GBHS swimmers allegedly battered on school bus trips

In the last week, there have been at least two instances of Great Bend High School boys' swim team members allegedly being sexually battered on bus trips home from swim meets, parents of team members are reporting.

February 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Gag order stands in shooting death case

On Jan. 8, 20th Judicial District Judge Ron Svaty issued a "protective order restricting extrajudicial comments," in layman's terms a gag order, barring all participants, law enforcement officers and court officials involved with the in the case surrounding murder suspect Alejo Villegas from discussing the matter.

February 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A responsive government

Very little is known about a letter sent by a county employee via registered mail to members of the Barton County Commission. In fact, nothing would have been known had the unspecified personnel matter not been brought up at the commission meeting Monday morning by Commissioner Alicia Straub.

February 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Judge rules to keep affidavits sealed

Little more information about the shooting death of 23-year-old Great Bend man Aron Villegas last November will be made public, at least until criminal proceedings begin.

February 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission takes no action on personnel matter

The Barton County Commission took no action on an unspecified personnel matter after emerging from two executive sessions Monday morning. The closed-door discussions came at the request of Commissioner Alicia Straub based on an employee complaint outlined in a registered letter received by all commissioners last week.

February 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


County bridge to see repairs

Starting in late August, the Arkansas River bridge on SW 50 Avenue, commonly known as the Radium Road, will see some long-needed repairs, the Barton ...

June 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Not so frivolous

On a recent sultry Sunday afternoon, several young children, and their parents, availed themselves of the new splash pad water feature in the Barton County ...

June 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Plans discussed for 10th, Grant improvements

Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington traveled to the Wal-Mart headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., recently to discuss the 10th and Grant geometric improvement project, along ...

June 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County gets federal funds for ice storm damage

Mother Nature was a hot topic for Barton County Road and Bridge Director as his department received $46,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency ...

June 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


2016 city audit approved

The Great Bend City Council Monday night learned the city received an "unmodified" opinion for its 2016, and voted to accept the findings report as ...

June 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BLACKHAWKS UP

Community leaders from several central Kansas communities got a bird's-eye view of Barton County during an orientation flight Wednesday sponsored by the Kansas National ...

June 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


No action taken after closed sessions

The Great Bend City Council Monday night emerged from the second of two 15-minute executive sessions only to take no action and adjourn the meeting.

June 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council declares two trailers as ‘unsafe and dangerous’

BY DALE HOGG

June 19, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG | Local News


$2.3M disbursement shortfall irks commission

The Barton County Treasurer's Office was forced to issue a third June property tax disbursement totally $1.1 million after a tray of mail ...

June 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Boeckman will not face criminal charges

Former Barton County Administrator Richard Boeckman will not face criminal sexual battery charges, at least for now, Barton Count Attorney Amy Mellor said.

June 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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