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Leavenworth business owner indicted for bank fraud

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Through an elaborate scheme of check kiting and deceit, a Leavenworth business woman allegedly defrauded Farmers Bank and Trust's Overland Park branch and other individuals, according to a federal indictment filed Aug. 6 in Kansas City.

August 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Stuff the bus planned for next week

It's not always about the money when it comes to the agencies serving the needy in Barton and Pawnee counties. Sometimes, they also need basic supplies to help those walking through their doors.

August 14, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Patrol to participate in Labor Day step campaign

The Labor Day weekend is almost here, meaning folks will be out and about celebrating the last days of summer.

August 13, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Sadly for the fish in Veterans Memorial Lake last week, it was a perfect storm.

August 12, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Getting in shape

August 11, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Prep Sports

Be safe out there

oung ones will soon be headed back to school. It's been a few months, so children and drivers need to remember some simple rules so this year can be a safe one for everyone. The Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Highway Patrol offer the following:

August 11, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

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


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

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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg

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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