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County presented with ‘clean’ audit report

After months of controversy, delays and additional expenses, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the 2013 county audit report, a reported labled by the auditors as "unqualified" and "clean."

August 11, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Money lost

A Great Bend Tribune reader complained over the phone this week about the continued resistance by local gasoline retailers to lower their prices. Pump prices in Great Bend have been locked at $3.43 for weeks, even as they have tumbled elsewhere, making the per gallon cost among the highest in Kansas.

August 09, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


SCHOOL ZONES AHEAD

Flashing yellow lights around town herald the start of another academic year. It also signals that drivers to be aware children could be crossing the streets in those school zones.

August 08, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


‘Massive’ die-off decimates Vets Lake fish population

The putrid stench of rotting fish hung heavy over Veterans Memorial Lake Friday morning and buzzards circled overhead.

August 08, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Reappraisal underway in Barton County

According to state law, the Appraiser's Office is required to re-inspect 17 percent of the county each year. Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said this year, her staff is measuring and inspecting properties located south of K-4 to 50 Road, including the rural areas and Olmitz, part of Hoisington, Albert and Barton Hills. Properties that have sold recently and/or have building permits will also be inspected.

August 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Straub wins District 4 commission seat by slim margin

It was a battle of Barton County natives as Alicia (Schartz) Straub narrowly defeated incumbent District 4 County Commissioner Ken Lebbin in the Republican primary Tuesday. Barring a successful write-in candidate in the November general election, Straub will assume the post come January.

August 05, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Loss of federal money could stymie byway tourism

Citing the potential damage to tourism efforts in the area, the Barton County Commission Monday approved sending letters of support for the National Scenic Byway Program to members of the Kansas Congressional delegation.

August 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


New landfill manager to take over

Rural Ellinwood resident Phillip Hathcock was introduced at the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning as the county's new solid waste manager.

August 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


A civic duty

Voters in Barton County have the chance to hit the polls Tuesday for the county-wide primary election. This election is an excellent opportunity to help guide our county and state for years to come. With advance voting and absentee voting, casting ballots is easier that it ever has been in the past, give residents fewer reasons not to head to the polls.

August 02, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Primary candidates listed

Below are the offices on the Tuesday primary ballot and the candidates who filed for them. The information comes from the Barton County Clerk's Office.

August 02, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Drug bust also nets counterfeiting evidence

Three Great Bend residents remain in jail following a drug raid a home near downtown Great Bend Friday morning. Authorities also found evidence of possible counterfeiting and forgery.

August 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Lights, camera, United Way in action

Join United Way of Central Kansas for its 2015 Campaign Kick-Off on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 723 Main in Great Bend. The theme is "Lights, Camera, United Way in Action" with an old Hollywood vibe.

August 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Election officer offer last-minute tips

Tuesday is primary election day for Barton County residents, and county Election Officer Donna Zimmerman has a few last advice for voters.

August 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Vandalism case considered hate crime

Vandalism was the last thing Ed McGilber thought he'd wake up to.

July 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Farmers markets offer healthful options

Every Thursday evening during the summer, downtown squares in Great Bend and St. John come to life as vendors peddle garden fresh produce.

July 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


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Questions arise after police chief suspended

Following the Great Bend City Council's split decision Monday night to suspend Police Chief Cliff Couch with pay, with the potential for termination, there ...

July 25, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New resolution sets commission meeting time, date

It seemed like a matter of common sense, but the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a resolution establishing a regular meeting schedule for the ...

July 25, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Honoring dedication, attitude

BY DALE HOGG

July 24, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG | Local News


Council votes to suspend Chief Couch

The Great Bend City Council Monday night voted to suspend Police Chief Cliff Couch with pay effective immediately "with potential for termination." The decision split ...

July 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tourism key to state

The travel sector is an integral part of the Kansas economy contributing more than $10 billion in expenditures and sustains over 94,000 jobs. And ...

July 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A lot at risk

It is funny (funny strange, not funny "ha, ha") that our Republican-dominated Legislature mustered enough intestinal fortitude to pass a bill to expand Medicare in ...

July 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Barnett proud of state’s ag tradition

Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett seemed comfortable in jeans and cowboy boots, and at home touring Great Bend Feeding

July 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Party in the Park schedule set

The fifth-annual Party inthePark Aug. 12 is only a few weeks away, and Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes is putting the final touches on ...

July 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs $2M street improvement effort

Pushing ahead with the continued effort to improve Great Bend's streets, the City Council authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign a $2,001,000 ...

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Come and listen

The final Great Bend City Band concert of the 2017 season will open at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in Jack Kilby Square. For anyone ...

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Jake brake use concerns county resident

Gary Burke, who lives on South McKinley just outside the Great Bend city limits, told Barton County commissioners Monday morning that the use of "jake ...

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission honors live-saving efforts

On Friday, July 7, Great Bend Chiefs baseball team members Logan Perry and Payton Mauler, along with Doug Kaiser, the father of another player, faced ...

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS grad to advise President Trump

Great Bend native and renowned international lawyer Ty Cobb has been named to the Trump White House legal team, it was announced Saturday.

July 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County to receive more storm damage funds

As it turns out, Barton County will get some additional state money to pay for damage to county infrastructure caused by storms two years ago.

July 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Pick a state, any state

So, I am getting ready to walk out of the house Sunday morning for a leisurely bike ride. My wife is sitting in the kitchen ...

July 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Columnists


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