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County now offers searchable property values

Some Barton County residents have asked for it and now, the Barton County Appraisers Office has it – a searchable list of county properties and their values.

June 16, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Take the time to click it

The Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office reports that of the hundreds of crash related deaths that have occurred in Kansas, almost 70 percent of them were not wearing a seat belt. According to a 2011 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 3,384 lives could be saved if seat belts had been worn. As of 2013, Kansas has an 81 percent seat belt usage rate.

June 16, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

County addresses vet memorial rumors

There have been rumors circulating about the Veterans' Memorial at Golden Belt Memorial Park and Barton County officials want to allay any misconceptions.

June 16, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Keep your cool

The first day of summer is just round the corner. From the swimming pool to the lake to mowing the yard to exercising, it is time for everyone to remember just how dangerous the seasonal heat can be.

June 14, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Area intents to drill listed

Below are the intent to drill for oil permits in the area filed with the Kansas Corporation Commission in the past 90 days. The information is listed in this order: File name, permit date, section, township, range, east/west, district number, license and company.

June 11, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Oil & Gas

We did it again

Do we know how to party or what?

June 09, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

In the big leagues

For three times in the past month or two, Great Bend's shining Sports Complex has hosted state and/or regional tournaments. In all three, Great Bend hit home runs.

June 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Former Senator Dole to visit Great Bend

Former Kansas Senator Bob Dole is returning to his native Central Kansas for a series of informal public gatherings. Dole, a Russell native and two-time presidential candidate, will meet the public in Great Bend at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the Best Western Angus Inn courtyard, 2920 10th St. in Great Bend.

June 05, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Budget delays should be minimal

In May, a Barton County Commission frustrated with delays in getting tax roll and bank account reconciliations from the County Treasurer's Office and worried about delays in preparing the 2015 county budget hired an outside company to help balance the books.

June 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Electronic display keeping courthouse visitors informed

It has been up and running for a while now, and has been well received. But the new electronic touch-screen directory in the Barton County Courthouse rotunda has already undergone an upgrade and more improvements are coming, the Barton County Commission learned Monday morning.

June 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

City and Sports Complex pitch another good game

In his bi-weekly update to the City Council Monday night, City Administrator Howard Partington said local tournament organizers did it again. The city hosted the Kansas State High School Activities Association 1A/2A baseball and softball tournament and a Hap Dumont Baseball tournament at its Sports Complex in the past couple of weeks.

June 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Vets Park path to be completed

The on-going effort to replace the walking path at Veterans Memorial Park will be completed after action taken by the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

June 02, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Best digital foot forward

Anyone who has ever tried to plan a trip in this digital age knows the frustration of doing an internet search, finding a site dedicated to their destination, and not finding what they need to find. Perhaps there are no phone numbers or contact name. Maybe the site hasn't been updated since 2007 and is clunky to navigate or the information desired is nowhere to be found.

June 02, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Byway website gets make over

The home page of the new Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway website says the byway "will forever reshape your image of the 'Sunflower State.'"

June 02, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Wild beauty

It is sad that although in a rural area, many of us don't take the time to enjoy the great outdoors that exists just a short distance from our front doors. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark 1964 Wilderness Act, the conservation bill that enshrined our nation's most pristine wildlands for future generations. The 1964 Wilderness Act, written by The Wilderness Society's Howard Zahniser, created the National Wilderness Preservation System, which protects nearly 110 million acres of wilderness areas from coast to coast.

May 31, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


The Barton County Road and Bridge Department has begun testing the inclusion of finely ground glass in the asphalt it uses to pave rural black-tops ...

October 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Tax distributions still not complete

The Barton County Commission Monday morning learned that the property tax distributions that were due out by Sept. 20 from the County Treasurer's Office ...

October 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

No real surprises

The Kansas Department of Agriculture has added a new interactive map to its website. This map breaks down statistics and shows the impact each county ...

October 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

County tax sale set for Tuesday

The annual Barton County tax sale takes place at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Conference Room of the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in ...

October 10, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Read it in the paper

This past week marked the 75th anniversary of National Newspaper Week, an annual observance that underscores the impact of newspapers to communities large and small ...

October 10, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Audit part of ‘cost of doing business’

It was a costly pill for the Barton County commissioners to swallow Monday morning when they approved paying Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball $53,695 ...

October 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Tax distribution delays causing headaches

Much to the chagrin of numerous taxing entities in Barton County, the sales tax distribution that was due out by Sept. 20 has yet to ...

October 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Buildings declared ‘unsafe and dangerous’

The Great Bend City Council Monday night adopted a resolution setting 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 as the dates for a pubic hearings for ...

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

The last B-29 hangar to be razed

The last of the World War II B-29 hangers at the Great Bend Municipal Airport has been near collapse for several years, and the recent ...

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

End of an era

It is an unfortunate coincidence that came only a couple weeks after the tremendous success of the Great Bend Airfest, an event celebrating the communities ...

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


In November, the Barton County Historical Society will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of "The Rifleman," the original bronze statue by noted American ...

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Learn not to burn

Soon, Great Bend firefighters will be making their annual rounds to local grade schools. They will show the kids firefighters are not to be feared ...

October 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Last hazardous waste collection dates coming

In all, Barton County Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock said 52 participants dropped off 258 pounds of household hazardous waste at the Sept. 19 collection ...

September 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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