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Annual tax sale today

Barton County's books are almost cleared of all delinquent property taxes. There are just two parcels that remain unpaid, the County Commission learned Monday morning.

October 13, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Steps taken to prepare for Ebola

Last Friday morning, the Barton County Health Department held a special meeting to discuss Ebola and emergency preparedness regarding the disease.

October 13, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Barton County Jail full

As of Monday morning, there were 103 inmates in custody at the Barton County Jail. That's making finding room for more a problem.

October 13, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Health director on Ebola: ‘Don’t panic’

When it come to Ebola, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider has two words of advice for Heartland residents.

October 10, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Opera house razing set

The razing of the Pitcock building, also known as the old opera house building, will begin in two weeks, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night. Nelson Stone advised he plans to start setting fence on Monday, Oct. 20, and start the work on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

October 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Great Bend flights to Wichita may cease

When Seaport Airlines took over as Great Bend's Essential Air Service provider in June, it offered flights to Wichita. However, the air carrier has learned those flights were not that popular and this was putting Great Bend Municipal Airport's federally-funding EAS status at risk, a company official told the City Council Monday night.

October 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Take time to walk

The Barton County Commission heard a report Monday morning on the Built Environment and Outdoors Summit that took place in mid-September in Wichita. The annual event covered ideas for and efforts to improve community infrastructures and healthy food options to better community health.

October 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Things looking healthier in Barton County

Sue Cooper, program officer for the Golden Belt Community Foundation, joined Barton County Administrator Richard Boeckman as part of a strong local contingent that attended a recent conference in Wichita touting the benefits of designing communities with health living in mind.

October 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Get over it

OK, it's settled. It's finally settled.

October 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


It might be easy to say that if you've seen one craft and bake sale, you've seen them all.

September 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Local Ren Fest coming this weekend

Prepare to step back in time about 500 years.

September 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

An ongoing problem

It's an issue that is an all to common part of Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips' bi-weekly departmental update to the County Commission. Amongst the other activities is often listed the effort involved in replacing signs, particularly stop signs, destroyed by vandals.

September 29, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Sign directs visitors to Vets Memorial

A new sign will make it easier to find the Veterans Memorial at Golden Belt Memorial Park. The Barton County Road Department installed the brown sign on NW 50 Road near the site earlier this month, Barton Count Administrator Richard Boeckman told the County Commission Monday morning.

September 29, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


It was the late Pat Keenan who, as a Barton County commissioner, campaigned to have the road to the Great Bend Compost Site paved. He was recognized Monday morning for that effort as the County Commission named that road in his honor.

September 29, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Fire safety starts with us

Governor Sam Brownback Friday signed a proclamation declaring Oct. 5-11 as Fire Prevention Week. Locally, the annual observance is a chance to focus the community's attention on fires and the tolls they can take.

September 27, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

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County sells two older dump trucks

Earlier this fall, the Barton County Road and Bridge Department took possession of four new dump trucks, rendering the four older trucks obsolete.

November 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A pair of long-running building issues were on the Great Bend City Council agenda Monday night.

November 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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

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