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Study to look at pay, compensation of city personnel

For the first time since 1999, the City of Great Bend will undergo a comprehensive wage and compensation study, a divided City Council decided Monday night.

December 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Divided council names Bailey police chief

A split Great Bend City Council confirmed Mayor Mike Allison's appointment of Great Bend Police Lt. David Bailey as police chief in a tense meeting Monday night that included verbal sniping between the capacity crowd and the council and amongst the council members themselves.

December 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Holiday donations

The Golden Belt Community Foundation hosted the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee Thursday morning to celebrate the results of Giving Tuesday Nov. 28. It used the event to give away over $170,000 to area non-profit entities, just in time for Christmas.

December 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Program brings food to needy local seniors

A host of local partners are joining the Kansas Food Bank to bring a new federal food program for low-income seniors to Barton County, said KFB Community Relations Manager Debi Kreutzman.

December 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council’s number-one goal: Serve the community

It was an eye opening experience for the newly elected Great Bend City officials as Interim City Administrator George Kolb Wednesday afternoon discussed the ins and outs of city government, including executive sessions, how to handle the pubic during a meeting, ethics and the dangers of social media posts.

December 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New city council members learn the ropes

Although they won't officially be a part of the City of Great Bend governing body until January, the meeting Monday afternoon was a chance for the incoming council members to get a glimpse behind the curtain.

December 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


SRCA dragstrip sees more spectators

Hank Denning and the other volunteer members of the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association often ask themselves if what they do at the famed Great Bend dragstrip is worth it. Then, they see the track featured nationally and realize it is.

December 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


2018 appraisal process underway

The Barton County Appraiser's Office has started its final review process, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said. This is a process where appraisals for the Jan. 1, 2018, values are taken to the field and each property is reviewed.

December 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Additional work to Radium Bridge OKed

In June, the Barton County Commission approved L&M Contractors of Great Bend performing long-needed repairs to a bridge over the Arkansas River southwest of Great Bend. However, as this project reached the half-way point, additional problems were discovered, County Engineer Barry McManaman told the County Commission Monday morning.

December 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs buying more auto defib units

When someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, seconds count. That is why a divided Great Bend City Council Monday night approved buying the 10 automatic external defibrillators to be placed in city facilities.

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New city HR director introduced

The City of Great Bend has a new human resources director, Interim City Administrator George Kolb announced to the City Council Monday night. Hired was Randy Keasling.

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission moves on courthouse repairs

All five Barton County commissioners agreed Monday morning that something must be done to preserve the stately Barton County Courthouse turns which turns 100 years old next year. They just didn't all agree on how to make that happen.

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS Hall of Fame

Great Bend High School has announced its 2017 inductees to the GBHS Hall of Fame. Recognized will be two individuals, one a longtime swimming coach and the other a respected architect.

November 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


THANK YOU SANTA, MRS. CLAUS

Randy and Sandy Smith, who portrayed Santa and Mrs. Claus at Christmas in Great Bend for decades, will serve as the grand marshals for the Home for the Holidays Parade Saturday night, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said.

November 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


One size doesn’t fit all

It was a chance for Barton County officials to see what they have in common with counties from around the state, as well as what sets Barton County apart. County commissioners gave a report Monday morning on the Kansas Association of Counties annual meeting last week in Overland Park.

November 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


Water, sewer billing explained

Many Great Bend residents don't understand how the city bills for water and sewer usage, an issue officials hope to address with a new ...

April 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


House damaged by fire had to be demolished

A house ravaged by fire at 2506 Gano last Thursday night was damaged so badly it was declared an unsafe structure and razed by city ...

April 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Second time not a charm

Monday night, the Great Bend City Council again voted on a charter ordinance setting term limits for council members and for the mayor. Again, it ...

April 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New crossing coming to country intersection

Fuzzy Brewer Corner will get a new railroad crossing after action by the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

April 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hathcock’s title changes to county administrator

Following the resignation of long-time County Administrator Richard Boeckman, Barton County Landfill Director Phil Hathcock was named county operations director in May 2017 to help ...

April 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sheriff breaks silence on charges against him

In an emotional impromptu statement to Barton County commissioners Monday morning, Sheriff Brian Bellendir broke his silence on charges leveled against him, calling them politically ...

April 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Judge revokes Hirsh’s parole

Since he did not complete a batterer's intervention program as required under his post-release agreement, former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Darrin Hirsh's parole ...

April 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Trial date pending for Kern

Lafe Kern, the man charged in a two-vehicle collision that left four injured, stood moot during his arraignment in Barton County District Court Friday afternoon ...

April 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Social media regulation needed

There has been much hullabaloo recently over social media giant Facebook and accusations that personal information on its users was leaked. Founder Mark Zuckerberg has ...

April 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

April 09, 2018 | AND VERONICA COONS vcoons@gbtribune.com | Local News


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