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Harassment of geese to begin

Many of the Canada geese have fled Veterans Memorial Lake, and plans are set to get rid of the stragglers, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night.

May 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Treasurer reminds residents of property tax deadline

Traditionally, the second half of real estate, personal, and oil and gas property taxes are due by May 10. However since the 10th falls on a Saturday this year, Barton County residents have until 4:45 p.m. Monday, May the 12 to make payments.

May 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Summer shaping up to be busy downtown

It may only be spring, but summer was on the minds of Great Bend City Council members when they met Monday night. At the request of Community Coordinator Christina Hayes, they approved a host of motions setting the stage for summertime activities.

May 05, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Veterans memorial progressing nicely

It's been a long time coming, but the Barton County Commission Monday morning learned the dedication for the much-anticipated Golden Belt Veterans Memorial has been set. The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, the day before Memorial Day.

May 05, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Playing (lesser prairie) chicken

In response to the rapid and severe decline of the lesser prairie-chicken, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in March announced the final listing of the species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, as well as a special rule under the ESA that will limit regulatory impacts on landowners and businesses from this listing. Under the law, a "threatened" listing means the species is likely to become in danger of extinction within the foreseeable future; it is a step below "endangered" and allows for more flexibility in how the act's protections are implemented.

May 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Stop light work could cause traffic delays

Beginning this week, there may be some traffic hold-ups at 24th and Main, which has been under reconstruction since March. On Monday, the contractor will begin installing the new traffic signal mast arms.

May 02, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

United Way to aid Baxter Springs recovery

JOPLIN, Mo. - The twister that ravaged the eastern Kansas community of Baxter Springs may have happened half a state away, but it could have happened anywhere, said Julie Bugner Smith, executive director of the United Way of Central Kansas.

May 02, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

American State seeks merger with Holcomb bank

Pending nods from the Kansas State Bank Commissioner and the Federal Reserve Board, Great Bend-based American State Bank will merge with First National Bank of Holcomb in Holcomb, said Don LacKamp, president and CEO of the holding company American State Bank Shares and vice-chairman of American State Bank and Trust.

May 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

GBHS teacher to join state Hall of Fame

DODGE CITY - Great Bend High School math teacher Tina Hiss will be inducted into the Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame for the class of 2014.

May 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Commission OKs engineering work for Landfill

It wasn't the cheapest option, but it was the best option. Citing a proven track record, that was the call made by the Barton County Commission Monday when it green-lighted contracting with SCS Aquiterra for engineering services at the Barton County Landfill through 2016.

April 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Study aims to get a handle on hazardous materials

On any given day, there could be hazardous materials crossing the area by land or by air. However, just how many and how often remains unknown to even emergency personnel.

April 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Hauling trash? Keep the load covered

With spring arriving, the thoughts of Barton County residents might turn to spring cleaning and seasonal yard work, Barton County Solid Waste Manager Mark Witt told the County Commission Monday morning.

April 29, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

CKCC’s 2015 funding application approved

It's unfortunate, Barton County commissioners said Monday morning, that Central Kansas Community Corrections has to function under the constant threat of cuts in state funding. But, despite this, CKCC continues to exceed its goal in helping keep released felons from returning to prison.

April 29, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

A double blessing

At their meeting Monday morning, the Barton County commissioners approved three proclamations – one honoring their late colleague Don Cates who died in a agricultural plane crash last week, and two honoring Barton County high school students from Ellinwood, Great Bend and Central Plains high schools.

April 28, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


In what was an emotional meeting Monday following the death of Commissioner Don Cates last week, The Barton County Commission found solace in passing proclamations honoring several Barton County youth for their academic and athletic accomplishments.

April 28, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg

County sells two older dump trucks

Earlier this fall, the Barton County Road and Bridge Department took possession of four new dump trucks, rendering the four older trucks obsolete.

November 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A pair of long-running building issues were on the Great Bend City Council agenda Monday night.

November 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Officials to get peek at new poll book system

The Barton County Clerk's Office will sponsor an electronic poll book demonstration at 9 a.m. Friday in the Clerk's Office at Barton ...

November 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

County to join suit against state

Barton County will join with Johnson County in a "mandamus action" lawsuit against the state regarding a newly minted statute that county appraisers across Kansas ...

November 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Coffee cups? Really?

Call it a tempest in a coffee cup.

November 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Just leave us alone

There have been at least three examples of late of just how out of touch the Kansas Legislature is with rural parts of the state ...

November 14, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

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