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County polling places announced

With voters heading to the polls Tuesday for local general elections, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman has some last-minute reminders.

October 31, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


GETTING READY

The ride in the cab of a Barton County Road and Bridge Department snow plow was far from luxurious. In fact, it was downright brutal as the truck bucked and moaned.

October 31, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


ON A ROLL

CLAFLIN – You might call the Central Plains High School volleyball squad out of Claflin a juggernaut.

October 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Prep Sports


ON A ROLL

CLAFLIN – You might call the Central Plains High School volleyball squad out of Claflin a juggernaut.

October 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Sports


The sounds of demolition reverberate as building succumbs

The beleaguered old opera house on the corner of Forest in Williams in Great Bend didn't put up much of a fight Tuesday.

October 28, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Recycled glass may be used in county roads

A machine purchased by Sunflower Diversified Services with grant money from Barton County is in operation, and the county may be seeing a return on its investment.

October 28, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Give it a chance

On Sunday, the Great Bend Tribune ran a story about a new Holiday Inn Express that is coming to town. It will feature 80 rooms, modern decor, contemporary features and meeting rooms.

October 27, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Commission addresses legislative issues

From Nov. 12-14, county officials will attend the Kansas Association of Counties annual conference in Wichita. County Administrator Richard Boeckman reviewed the KAC legislative platform with the County Commission during its meeting Monday morning.

October 27, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


‘Razing’ concerns

Everything old is new again. Well, sometimes.

October 25, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


MAKING ROOM FOR ROOMS

The Wolf Furniture Galleries store at 3821 10th St. is no more. Nelson Stone demolished the structure this week to make room for a new Holiday Inn Express motel to be built on the site.

October 24, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Politics and ice cream

Sen. Pat Roberts Thursday evening launched a hectic tour of the massive Big First congressional district with an ice cream social in Great Bend in a effort to reach out to the voters who have supported him for decades. The three-term senator is in the midst of a heated re-election battle with Independent challenger Greg Orman.

October 23, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Search begins for new police chief

The search for a replacement for retiring Police Chief Dean Akings is in the beginning stages, City Administrator Howard Partiangton told the City Council Monday night. Partington will be gathering input from employees and governing body members into the development of an updated job description.

October 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Voters could make raffles legal

Many Kansans don't realize that right now raffles are illegal in Kansas. But that might change.

October 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Special questions on Nov. 4 ballot

The Nov. 4 general election is about more than public office holders. There are a handful of other issues.

October 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Down it will come

Demolition of the old opera house building at Forest and Williams will begin Thursday or Friday, Great Bend city officials said Tuesday. The work, being done by Nelson Stone, could take two or three weeks.

October 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


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First confirmed flu cases of season identified in Kansas

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has now confirmed the first influenza cases of the 2015-2016 season, the KDHE announced Thursday. Although the season ...

February 05, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Cost of winter storms adding up

Winter weather during the past couple of weeks has required emergency call-out and emergency cleanup by Barton County Road and Bridge Department, department Director Dale ...

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


MORE HOUSING ON THE WAY

A resolution approved by the Great Bend City Council Monday night should help bring more affordable rental housing for the communities seniors. The action supported ...

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Activity picking up at CVB

The Great Bend City Council was told Monday night that the number of Convention and Visitors Bureau projects has grown steadily since the first of ...

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mapping project could have far-reaching impact

There is a lot at stake with the new flood plain map being developed for the Cow Creek Watershed as it could impact zoning and ...

February 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Traffic increases at Wetlands Center

A lot has happened at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, center Site Manager Curtis Wolf told the Great Bend City Council Monday night during his ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council declares trailer house unsafe, sets hearing

The Great Bend City Council Monday night agreed with the findings of Building Inspector Lee Schneider and Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker that a dilapidated ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Less is more

Some Kansas legislators are saying that perhaps legislative sessions are too long. Perhaps, they should be shortened, curtailed to expedite decisions and save taxpayer money ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND

It was Under Sheriff Bruce Green who nominated Barton County Sheriff's Office Detective Sgt. Dave Paden to the county's last employee of the ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Put up or shut up

With all the time wasted voting to repeal Obamacare and all the time wasted railing against it, this seems like a sensible compromise.

January 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Tax credits approved for housing development

Another step in improving the housing stock in Great Bend received a boost this week with the approval of state tax credits for the Fairways ...

January 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


St. John looking at grocery options

ST. JOHN – At a building-wide meeting Friday morning, Grocery giant Kroger told the staff of the St. John Dillons store would close as of Feb ...

January 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Shopping for a solution

It is indeed unfortunate that Kroger has opted to close the Dillons store in St. John as of Feb. 6. The store had been a ...

January 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Property valuations statements to be on time

In seeking approval to outsource the mailing of property tax valuation statements, Barton Count Appraiser Barb Esfeld offered some good news to the County Commission ...

January 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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