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Voter deadlines looming

With the Nov. 8 general election a little over a month away, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman wants to remind county resident of pending registration deadlines.

October 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Appraiser’s Office gathering data to set 2017 values

The Barton County Appraiser's Office is in the process of collecting new construction information and reviewing properties that have sold, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said. For each property that has sold, personnel will verify the data on record and take a picture of the property. "These properties assist the office in analyzing the market and market conditions to value properties in the upcoming year," she said.

September 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TOPEKA – Hunting, fishing and trapping have long been important to the way of life for many Kansans, as well as a massive economic boom for the Sunflower State.

September 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

County receives insurance dividend

Cody Smith of the Alliance Insurance Group Monday morning presented a $11,978.36 dividend return check as a result of the county's participation in the Kansas County Safety Dividend Group with EMC Insurance Companies, making the six-year dividend total over $136,000.

September 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

County’s annual tax sale approaching

The County recently took judgment on the parcels remaining on the 2016 Tax Sale and with about two weeks until the annual tax sale, about 55 parcels remain, County Treasurer Kevin Wondra told the County Commission Monday morning.

September 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Look beyond the debates

It was anticipated that the first presidential debates between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton which took place Monday night would draw an audience on par with the Super Bowl. Over 100 million viewers were expected to tune in and watch the two controversial candidates square off in the first of three meetings in a tight presidential contest.

September 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Commission sets meeting on GB Coop zoning request

To accommodate Great Bend Coop's growing grain glut, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a special meeting for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, to act on a zoning change request that will allow the cooperative to build new storage bunks at Pawnee Rock.

September 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

County administrator announces planned retirement

Barton County Administrator Richard Boeckman publicly told county commissioners Monday morning that he plans to step down from his post come next March, but he said he is not ready to completely retire.

September 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Setting a standard,for now

Kansas roads are in great shape, at least for the time being.

September 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

New feature goes up at Bark Park

First, it is announced that a new fitness trail for humans is going up at Veterans Memorial Park. This week, the popular park went to the dogs.

September 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Firefighters climb stairs in honor of 9/11

It was a time to honor those who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and a time to honor their own.

September 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Come Nov. 8, Barton County ‘motor voters’ good to go

Barton County Clerk Donna Zimmerman wants all county voters who registered via the so-called Motor Voter Act at the Department of Motor Vehicles offices to know they are eligible to cast a ballot in the Nov. 8 general election, at least for now.

September 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Wornkey earns state honor

September 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Business

City proceeds with GBPD remodeling effort

The Great Bend City Council voted Monday night to proceed with plans on how to best way to remodel the Great Bend Police Department. The nearly 90-year-old structure needs updating to accommodate current needs.

September 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Citing progress in the cleaning up and repairing of four run-down homes in the 2100 block of 16th Street, the Great Bend City Council voted Monday night to table action on condemning the structures for demolition for 60 days.

September 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg

Dedication set for second memorial stone

Two weeks ago, the second engraved with the names of veterans with ties to Barton County was set in place at the Golden Belt Veterans ...

October 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Has Your Smoke Alarm Expired?

This week marks Fire Prevention Week, and local and state safety officials urge all Kansas residents to know how old their smoke alarms are, and ...

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

County tax sale Tuesday

The annual Barton County Tax Sale will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday in the Conference Room of the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main ...

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission alarmed by domestic violence stats

On Oct. 20, Family Crisis Center Executive Director Rachel Angel wants Barton County residents to "paint the town purple" in an effort to draw attention ...

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

County probe topic of contentious executive session

Commissioner Alicia Straub's asking for a 10-minute closed-door commission meeting Monday morning sparked a heated exchange after fellow commissioners felt blind-sided by the request ...

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Scary situation handled well

Earlier this week, there was a frightening incident at Great Bend High School. A student posted a threat to the school, its teachers and its ...

October 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

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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