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OK, it’s not the Ritz, but it is home

I escaped this past weekend.

August 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Columnists


Algae bloom forces boat race cancelation

Erring on the side of caution, the Party in the Park boat races scheduled for Saturday have been canceled due to a minor toxic blue-green algae bloom at Veterans Memorial Lake, Great Bend Public Lands Director Scott Keeler said.

August 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


COMMUNITY SEEKS ANSWERS

In the end, nothing changed.

August 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs radio tower lease

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an amended lease agreement with Brad Demel for property east of Susank that is the site of a county 911 communications radio tower.

August 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Bag worms invade memorial parks

About a month ago, Barton County personnel discovered bag worms had invested the trees at the two county-owned memorial parks, Golden Belt and Hillcrest, north of Great Bend.

August 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Couch: Be respectful at meeting

A large crowd is expected to attend the Monday's Great Bend City Council meeting at the Great Bend Events Center, but suspended Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch is urging for calm.

August 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBPD study to look at wages, morale

It was during a special Great Bend City Council meeting June 29 that Police Chief Cliff Couch leveled accusations of unethical behavior within city government. Following four executive sessions totalling two hours and 45 minutes, the council approved contracting with an outside party to do a compensation and management study of the Great Bend Police Department.

August 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council changes venue for meeting

The Monday Great Bend City Council meeting will be moved to the Great Bend Events Center, 3111 10th St., to accommodate an anticipated larger-than normal crowd in light of the controversy involving Police Chief Cliff Couch and the council, city officials announced Thursday afternoon. It will start at 7:30 p.m.

August 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


From interstates to leaf blowers, the world is a challenging place

The world is a confusing place. If this wasn't blatantly obvious to any reasonable adult who hasn't been living under a rock, the current political climate at home and afar is certain to have drilled it into their skulls.

August 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Columnists


Big crowd expected at council meeting

The Great Bend City Council's regular meeting Monday evening looms large as the community grows increasingly polarized over the city's standoff with Police Chief Cliff Couch and the chief's July 24 suspension, an action that has prompted many residents to consider attending the meeting en masse.

August 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘Stars of the community’ recognized for service

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."

August 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County Commission adopts 2018 budget

The overriding challenge in any governmental budget year is providing quality services that are affordable to the taxpayers, Barton County Operations Director Phil Hathcock said as he presented the 2018 operating budget to the County Commission Monday morning.

July 31, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sheriff suggests moving council meeting

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir has expressed concerns about the potential of a large, possibly hostile, crowd at the next Great Bend City Council meeting and strongly advised the meeting be moved to a venue larger than City Hall. His recommendation came in a letter to city officials and council members delivered Friday.

July 28, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chief Couch appeals suspension

In a brief statement, Great Bend Police Chief Clifton Couch Friday afternoon appealed his suspension by the City Council this past Monday night. The council's action was based on "false or reckless" accusations made by Couch about unethical and dishonest conduct by City Administrator Howard Partington and other employee handbook violations.

July 28, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


This column deserves at least a blue ribbon

There are many truisms about living in rural America.

July 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Columnists


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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


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 ...

November 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Beginning to look like Christmas

Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes looked at her calendar Monday morning and it hit her. Thanksgiving in this week, meaning the annual Home for ...

November 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A sign of the times

When the Great Bend Benevolent Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1127 was born over a century ago, it boasted 400 members, a number that jumped ...

November 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fire alarm saves local resident

A house at 2111 21st Street in Great Bend was a total loss following a fire Monday morning, Fire Chief Luke McCormick said. But, thanks ...

November 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Voter turnout a mixed bag

There were few surprises after the Barton County Commission met as the Board of Canvassers Monday morning to review the ballots from last Tuesday's ...

November 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Give the winners a chance

The election is over. The voters have spoken. There are new faces in local halls of power.

November 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Give the winners a chance

The election is over. The voters have spoken. There are new faces in local halls of power.

November 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


GBHS thanks veterans

Jamie Hutchinson was emotional and a little uncomfortable at the podium, looking out over the Great Bend High School gym packed with students for the ...

November 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


License to fly

Kansans, along with all U.S. citizens, wanting to fly will face stricter identification requirements when they take to the skies. A 12-year-old federal law ...

November 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansans dispose of 6 tons of medicines

TOPEKA - Barton County residents pitched in 200 pounds of unused medicines as they joined all Kansans in safely disposing over six tons of medications during ...

November 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Vet Day event planned at Barton County memorial

Although there have been no new addition this year, the Memorial Parks Advisory Committee will carry on the tradition of hosting a Veterans Day event ...

November 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Andrasek captures Great Bend mayor’s seat

As of Tuesday night, political newcomer Joe Andrasek won the Great Bend mayoral race, surpassing Brock McPherson and Allene Owen, both of who are currently ...

November 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Bridge replacement finally on track

It's been a long road, but a contract to replace a bridge one mile east of Great Bend on East Barton County Road was ...

November 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Election polling locations listed

On Tuesday, Barton County voters will head to the polls to cast ballots in a general election featuring several city/school elections, as well as ...

November 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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