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Fate of old opera house likely sealed

At its March 17 meeting, the Great Bend City Council gave the owners of the old, crumbling opera house at 2103 Forest until April 21 to hire a contractor to fix the historic structure or raze it.

April 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Council OKs EMS fee increases

The last time ambulance fees for Great Bend Emergency Medical Services were adjusted was in 2009. Much has happened since then and Fire Chief Mike Napolitano told the City Council Monday night a change was in order.

April 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Take time to celebrate the planet

Today marks the official Earth Day 2014. It is a chance for us to step back and look at the natural world around us and examine how we can make it a better place for future generations.

April 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Commission OKs agreement with Hoisington

In an effort to help to continue to spur growth in Hoisington, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an interlocal agreement with that city.

April 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Appraiser reminds residents of tax deadlines

Property valuation notices were mailed to the Barton County taxpayers on March 17 and County Appraiser Barbara Konrade reminds residents they have 30 days to appeal their valuation from that mailing date.

April 16, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

County expands new software system

It's been about a year since Barton County offices switched to a unified bookkeeping software. Although the conversion was at times rocky, officials are now comfortable with the new system and ready to expand it.

April 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Joint effort

They are words one doesn't often hear in the same sentence – local government, federal government, state government and cooperation. However, they were strung together during the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning.

April 14, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

FEMA money to flow into county

Last August, some areas of Barton County experienced severe flooding. The cost of dealing with those storms was high, prompting county officials to apply for a federal disaster declaration to help clean up the soggy aftermath.

April 14, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

A big ‘atta boy’

The third-annual Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo closed Friday after another successful three-day run. The hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees have gone and the Expo Complex is empty.

April 12, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Polling place changes explained

One more election in the books, said County Clerk Donna Zimmerman. The April 1 results were canvassed by the Barton County Commission Monday morning and are now finalized.

April 10, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


The boys and girls of summer have already returned to the Great Bend Sports Complex, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night. Ballfield preparations have been made and high school games have started at the new facility.

April 08, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


The make-up of the Great Bend City Council changed Monday night as it reorganized and new members took the oath of office.

April 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

First impressions

The Great Bend City Council Monday night received some good economic development news when it learned that the Grand Island, Neb.,-based HeartlandAg wanted to open a new site just outside the city limits. The company has purchased in the neighborhood of 33 acres just north of the city limits on the west side of U.S. 281 to build a new commercial fertilizer equipment sales, parts and supply facility.

April 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Courthouse to get new security cameras

A few weeks back, Barton County commissioners toured the 911 Communications Center. They had an eye-opening experience.

April 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

County gets funds from retired bond program

John Isern, district court administrator for the 20th Judicial District, presented a $5,000 check to the Barton County Commission Monday morning. The money came from a now-defunct bond program.

April 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg

Audit part of ‘cost of doing business’

It was a costly pill for the Barton County commissioners to swallow Monday morning when they approved paying Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball $53,695 ...

October 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Tax distribution delays causing headaches

Much to the chagrin of numerous taxing entities in Barton County, the sales tax distribution that was due out by Sept. 20 has yet to ...

October 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Buildings declared ‘unsafe and dangerous’

The Great Bend City Council Monday night adopted a resolution setting 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 as the dates for a pubic hearings for ...

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

The last B-29 hangar to be razed

The last of the World War II B-29 hangers at the Great Bend Municipal Airport has been near collapse for several years, and the recent ...

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

End of an era

It is an unfortunate coincidence that came only a couple weeks after the tremendous success of the Great Bend Airfest, an event celebrating the communities ...

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


In November, the Barton County Historical Society will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of "The Rifleman," the original bronze statue by noted American ...

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Learn not to burn

Soon, Great Bend firefighters will be making their annual rounds to local grade schools. They will show the kids firefighters are not to be feared ...

October 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Last hazardous waste collection dates coming

In all, Barton County Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock said 52 participants dropped off 258 pounds of household hazardous waste at the Sept. 19 collection ...

September 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Go say hi

Do you know who lives next door to you? Have you ever actually exchanged a word with them? If so, congratulations, you're part of ...

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

BCSO lieutenant introduced

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir last week appointed Steve Billinger as lieutenant for the Barton County Sheriff's Office. On Monday morning, Bellendir introduced the ...

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission votes to re-up with Workfit

A Barton County Commission split over the cost narrowly approved the practice of the county paying for pre-employment physicals for new hires.

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Kansas AG prepping for arguments in U.S. high court

TOPEKA – When the U.S. Supreme Court begins its annual term next week, it will hear oral arguments in three Kansas capital murder cases, including ...

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

A risky business

This past week was Farm Safety and Health Week and when September wraps up Wednesday, so does Farm Safety Month, but the risks of agriculture ...

September 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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