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First moves made on 2018 Farm Bill

The House Committee on Agriculture Thursday introduced the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also know as the 2018 Farm Bill. This marks the first opportunity for lawmakers to view initial draft of the complex legislation governing the nation's ag policy.

April 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Barnett: State has image problem

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett worked the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce coffee Thursday morning at the Great Bend Public Library, admitting to those he chatted with that the campaign is challenging.

April 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Week honors unsung heros

Public Safety Communications Officers play a vital role in protecting the life and property of Barton County citizens, a proclamation adopted by the Barton County Commission reads in part. It goes on to mark this as National Public Safety Communications Officers Week.

April 09, 2018 | AND VERONICA COONS | Local News

Tax warrants surprising taxpayers

Thousands of people who own property in Barton County received a surprise in the mail recently after the Barton County Treasurer's Office mailed out tax warrants to those who owe back taxes.

April 03, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Council rejects term limits

A charter ordinance setting term limits for the Great Bend mayor and City Council members failed to garner the required two-thirds council majority to pass Monday night. The proposal came at the suggestion of Councilman Brock McPherson.

April 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Council votes to sponsor Cinco de Mayo

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved a $500 sponsorship for Cinco De Mayo and approved a street closing for the event on May 5 at the request of organizer Jose Hernandez. Closed will be Main Street from 19th Street to Lakin Avenue from 11 a.m. to noon for the parade.

April 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Worth the trip

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

April 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Domestic violence a community problem

A pair of proclamations approved by the Barton County Commission Monday morning call attention to the ongoing problem of domestic violence. They marked April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month and were requested by the Family Crisis Center.

April 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission marks Autism Awareness Day

Noting that autism is a prevalent condition affecting people of all walks of life, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a joint proclamation with the City of Great Bend recognizing Monday as the 11th annual World Autism Awareness Day 2018. Great Bend Mayor Joe Andrasek signed the proclamation last week.

April 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

County burn ban lifted

Citing slightly damper conditions, the Barton County Commission Monday morning lifted the temporary county-wide burn ban at the request of fire chiefs across the county. Effective noon Monday, individuals could again burn with approval from the fire chief having jurisdiction of the area where the burning is to take place.

April 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Hearing date set for fire district

The County Commission Monday morning approved a resolution setting a public hearing on the creation of a second fire district in Barton County. The proceeding will take place at 9 a.m. Monday, May 14, in the commission chambers.

March 26, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Service to the county honored

Two Barton County employees were honored by the Barton County Commission Monday morning, one upon her retirement and the other for her ongoing service.

March 26, 2018 | | Local News

Stephens charged with first-degree murder

Chaz Stephens of Hoisington will face charges of first-degree murder and child abuse in the death Tuesday of a 2-year-old Hoisington girl. He made his first appearance in an emotionally charged Barton County District Court Friday afternoon.

March 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

City’s guest tax numbers looking good

Folks are staying in Great Bend's hotels, lots of folks.

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Waterline work concerning business owners

The Main Street stretch of the massive waterline replacement project started in February with the anticipation it would take several months. Now, one month in, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said there is some grumbling among downtown shopkeepers.

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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Outside party lines

Greg Orman's weariness with the institutionalized bickering between the dominant Democratic and Republican parties spurred him to launch his Independent bid for governor.

June 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

News safety signs in place at intersection

The new signs have been installed at the intersection of 30 Road and Washington Avenue, the site of a fatal crash that killed 18-year-old Shealee ...

June 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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