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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


GBHS Hall of FAME

Great Bend High School has announced its 2014 inductees to the GBHS Hall of Fame. Recognized will be two individuals, one who has worked as an engineer on such projects as the Space Shuttle and own who has served as the voice of the Panthers closer to home.

November 29, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


A time to give

It is easy this time of year to get caught up in the whirlwind of commercialism that has devoured the holidays. With Black Friday, Cyber Monday, the relentless barrage of television commercials and the aisles of Christmas stuff in stores, this idea shoves out all visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads.

November 29, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Fair market values being set in Barton County

The Barton County Appraiser's Office is starting the 2015 final review process. This is a process where appraisals for the Jan. 1, 2015 values are set, said County Appraiser Barb Estes.

November 27, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Where have all the turkeys gone?

MANHATTAN – Kansans aren't talkin' turkey like they used to.

November 26, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


So long Black Friday, hello Giving Tuesday

There is Thanksgiving to give thanks.

November 25, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


County dredges up savings

There were a lot of factors to weigh when it came to the tons of sand Barton County uses for road maintenance, the decision to purchase a new dredge or the continued buying of sand from a private vendor.

November 24, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Take care when hitting the roads

We have a lot of blessings to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. There are gas prices that are among the lowest in the country and an economy that is showing signs of recovery.

November 24, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Commission recognizes Rusco for engineering honor

For years now, Barton County has benefited from state dollars that have helped keep the county's infrastructure in tip-top shape. A big part of that success can be attributed to County Engineer Clark Rusco, County Administrator Richard Boeckman said Monday morning.

November 24, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


We are not surprised

The possibility that the State of Kansas could rob highway project funds to solve the state's fiscal crisis has come up at recent Barton County Commission meetings. Local officials are worried about work that is promised to the area but that now may be delayed if not cancelled.

November 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Cheap gas fuels Thanksgiving travel surge

Encouraged by the lowest gas prices in recent memory and a brighter economic outlook, the number of those going over the river and through the woods this Thanksgiving weekend will be the highest in several years.

November 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


Restoration of B-29 memorial needed

The Great Bend B-29 Memorial Plaza was dedicated in 2000 With much fanfare. The monument was a gleaming tribute to the city's rich World War II heritage.

January 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Deadline nearing for April election filing

There will be a host of school board, city council and other positions up for election on April 7, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman said. Registered voters in the involved districts must file for on or before the filing deadline at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

January 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Developers hope to boost Main Street

The massive retail building at 15th and Main in Great Bend was originally the Sears store. Then, it was divided and housed Dollar General, the Goodwill store and, among other things, the Christmas Craft Mall.

January 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Business


A good example

Before a nice-sized audience in the main Barton County District Court courtroom Monday morning, new Barton County Commissioner Alicia Straub was sworn in by District Judge Steve Johnson.

January 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


New BCSO patrol cars purchased

In order to keep the Barton County Sheriff's Office fleet of vehicles up to date, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the purchase of three new patrol cars for the department.

January 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


TAKING THEIR OATHS

Starting Monday morning, there was one new face on the Barton County Commission. Fourth District Commissioner Alicia Straub took her seat at the table after taking the oath of office.

January 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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