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A stiff northwest wind blasted over Veterans Memorial Park Wednesday morning causing the old glories along the Avenue of Flags to whip and snap. They stood straight out, as if standing at attention.

November 11, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

County employee recognized for helping accident victim

On Aug. 19, Barton County Road and Bridge Department employee Eric Johnson was on the job northeast of Great Bend when he became one of the first on the scene of an accident.

November 09, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Public invited to vet memorial dedication

The Barton County commissioners and the Memorial Parks Advisory Committee are inviting the public to attend the dedication of the first Golden Belt Veterans Memorial stone at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Veterans Day.

November 09, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

A time to say thank you

At 11 p.m. Nov. 11, 1918, the guns fell silent across Europe as World War I came to an unofficial end with the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany. The Treaty of Versailles, was signed in 1919, which officially ended the "Great War."

November 09, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


It may be early, but as Christmas decorations are starting to go up around town, the Great Bend City Council Monday night discussed holiday lights.

November 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Hoff to retire from city

City of Great Bend Human Resource Director Terry Hoff was emotional as he addressed the City Council Monday night. It was announced he is retiring as of Dec. 4.

November 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

What are they thinking?

There is finally a groundswell of support locally for increased biking and walking opportunities. The efforts of Be Well Barton County, Barton County and the cities of Claflin, Ellinwood, Great Bend and Hoisington are finally coming to fruition as a Bicycle-Pedestrian Master Plan is being developed.

November 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Local man arrested on child porn charge

A rural Albert man and former pastor arrested last Thursday on a child pornography charge remains in the Barton County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

November 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Great Bend firm granted adjusted sewer rates

The water and sewer rates for the City of Great Bend are based on an average of usage from November through January to avoid including the seasonal high usage during the summer months.

November 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Street closings OKed for Christmas parade

The Great Bend City Council Monday night took steps to make the annual downtown Christmas celebration safer and more family friendly when it approved several street closings for the night of the festivities.

November 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Warming trend

The fall chill is in the air, a sign winter will soon be here.

November 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

A time for exploration

Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes knows Great Bend is a great place. Sadly, many folks don't get out and take advantage their hometown.

October 31, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Fire plug colors have a meaning

The color of the tops, or bonnets, of each of the city's 500-plus red fire plugs has a story to tell.

October 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

City to start flushing fire hydrants

The job of maintaining the City of Great Bend's army of 500 fire plugs falls to the Water Division of the Public Works Department. This is no insignificant task as these steel sentinels stand ready to help save property and lives in times of crisis.

October 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Change your clocks, change your smoke alarm batteries

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday and as communities prepare to "fall back" one hour, the Great Bend Fire Department and the Office of the Kansas State Fire Marshal urge residents to practice fire safety by testing their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and changing the batteries.

October 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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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

From taxes to land values

Barton County Commissioner Jennifer Schartz summed up the sentiments of county officials from across in two sentences.

November 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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