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Superintendent: District acted properly after sex abuse allegations

A defiant Unified School District 428 Superintendent Brad Reed admonished the media Monday afternoon for its coverage of sexual battery allegations involving members of the Great Bend High School boys swim team while assuring Great Bend residents the school system is addressing the matter with the utmost vigor.

February 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A missed opportunity

The actions, or inactions, of the Unified School District 428 administration regarding the alleged sexual battery of Great Bend High School swim team members have been appalling. The refusal to comment, offer comfort to those involved or take on these heinous allegations head-on shows a failure of leadership.

February 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Alleged GBHS incidents shine light on dark topic

Editor's note: Some definitions used in this story are graphic in nature. Reader discretion is suggested

February 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Happy Valentines Day

About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year. It is the second-largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, after Christmas.

February 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


GBHS swimmers allegedly battered on school bus trips

In the last week, there have been at least two instances of Great Bend High School boys' swim team members allegedly being sexually battered on bus trips home from swim meets, parents of team members are reporting.

February 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Gag order stands in shooting death case

On Jan. 8, 20th Judicial District Judge Ron Svaty issued a "protective order restricting extrajudicial comments," in layman's terms a gag order, barring all participants, law enforcement officers and court officials involved with the in the case surrounding murder suspect Alejo Villegas from discussing the matter.

February 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A responsive government

Very little is known about a letter sent by a county employee via registered mail to members of the Barton County Commission. In fact, nothing would have been known had the unspecified personnel matter not been brought up at the commission meeting Monday morning by Commissioner Alicia Straub.

February 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Judge rules to keep affidavits sealed

Little more information about the shooting death of 23-year-old Great Bend man Aron Villegas last November will be made public, at least until criminal proceedings begin.

February 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission takes no action on personnel matter

The Barton County Commission took no action on an unspecified personnel matter after emerging from two executive sessions Monday morning. The closed-door discussions came at the request of Commissioner Alicia Straub based on an employee complaint outlined in a registered letter received by all commissioners last week.

February 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Congratulations!

The residents of Barton and Pawnee counties did it again.

February 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


First confirmed flu cases of season identified in Kansas

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has now confirmed the first influenza cases of the 2015-2016 season, the KDHE announced Thursday. Although the season is well underway, health officials say its not too late to get vaccinated.

February 05, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Cost of winter storms adding up

Winter weather during the past couple of weeks has required emergency call-out and emergency cleanup by Barton County Road and Bridge Department, department Director Dale Phillips said.

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


MORE HOUSING ON THE WAY

A resolution approved by the Great Bend City Council Monday night should help bring more affordable rental housing for the communities seniors. The action supported the application for tax credits to aid in a new Housing Opportunities Inc. development adjacent to the current Cherry Village senior apartments in southwest Great Bend.

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Activity picking up at CVB

The Great Bend City Council was told Monday night that the number of Convention and Visitors Bureau projects has grown steadily since the first of the year. That was when the city officially took over the operations of the CVB.

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mapping project could have far-reaching impact

There is a lot at stake with the new flood plain map being developed for the Cow Creek Watershed as it could impact zoning and flood insurance rates for much of Barton County.

February 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Wasting away

On the first household hazardous waste collection day April 15, 148 pounds of HHW was taken in at various collections.

May 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs CKCC’s budget application

The theme for 20th Judicial District Central Kansas Community Corrections is a simple one, CKCC Director Amy Boxberger told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

May 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A passion for agriculture

Michael Bahr is a fifth-generation Barton County farmer and past Barton County Banker Conservation Award winner for soil conservation, as well as President of Tall ...

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


Saving the soil and so much more

The Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) gives its Conservation Awards annually. The awards are often referred to as the ...

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


Burdett putt-putt course near completion

BURDETT - It's been a long time coming, but its almost done.

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Pawnee County


Public health is her passion

Barton County Health Department Public Health Educator Janel Rose has been at her job for 24 years. A former teacher, she has put her passion ...

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Health & Wellness


Spreading the word on health

An avid cyclist and nutrition enthusiast, Barton County Extension Agent Donna Krug has long advocated for health lifestyles.

March 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Health & Wellness


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