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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 to replace them every 10 years.

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 St. in Great Bend. Commissioner Kenny Schremmer will conduct the auction. Parcels can be viewed on-line at

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 to domestic violence, which is as serious of a problem locally as it is elsewhere in the state and nation.

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. Straub sought the executive session as an addition to the agenda to continue discussions around an investigation involving non-elected county personnel.

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 students on a social media site.

October 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Too much of a good thing

For area farmers and grain handlers, fall 2016 is amounting to a perfect storm.

October 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

City rethinking tax rebate programs

The Kansas Attorney General approved the 2016 Neighborhood Revitalization Agreement on Sept. 20, City Attorney Bob Suelter told the Great Bend City Council Monday night. Looking at the agreement, city officials may not want to take part in the program in the future.

October 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Second Veterans Memorial stone in place

The second stone engraved with the names of veterans with ties to Barton County was set in place at the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial last Tuesday. There are plans for an official dedication on Veterans Day Nov. 11.

October 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Success stories

By hearing the testimony of local offenders who have either completed or are still completing their involvement with Central Kansas Community Corrections, Barton County Commissioners Wednesday morning got a glimpse into the success of a program designed to keep folks from entering prison, as well as the challenges it faces.

October 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission OKs co-op zoning request

The Barton County Commission Wednesday morning OKed a zoning amendment requested by the Great Bend Cooperative Association, paving the way for the co-op to build two large temporary grain storage bunks at Pawnee Rock.

October 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

A fresh look

Work on the an extensive facelift of the Great Bend Events Center is underway, City Administrator Howard Partington said.

October 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission announces investigation has taken place

In a vaguely worded statement issued Wednesday morning, Barton County commissioners announced that an investigation had been conducted and that further information and/or action will be made known when applicable.

October 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Police, school officials deal with threat on GBHS

A threat against Great Bend High School by a GBHS student posted to the mobile photo-sharing Instagram app Monday night is being addressed, according to a statement from Unified School District 428 Superintendent Brad Reed. Great Bend Police officers were able to locate the student and take him into custody prior to the start of the school day Tuesday.

October 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Zoo will close for Zoo Boo prep

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved a request to close Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo on the day of Zoo Boo for the safety of those involved and to offer ample time for preparation.

October 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Hearing set for apartment complex tax credits

There will be a public hearing at the Nov. 7 Great Bend City Council meeting to discuss tax credits for Trail Ridge Partners, the Leewood-based developer that seeks to expand the Reserves at Trail Ridge apartment complex, the council decided Monday night.

October 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg

Commission OKs county burn ban

Last Tuesday as 50 mile-per-hour winds whipped the region, Barton County Register of Deeds Pam Wornkey watched nervously as tongues of flame crackled and smoke ...

March 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

A star spangled third of July

The City of Great Bend's 2018 Fourth of July fireworks display will actually take place on July 3, the city council decided unanimously Monday ...

March 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Area bracing for severe weather

Wind-tunnel gusts whipping the region are ushering in the season of severe weather threats to the Great Plains. With emergency officials urging area residents to ...

March 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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