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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

Streets should be usable by everyone

Barton County Health Director Lily Akings told county commissioners Monday morning some disturbing news.

May 29, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Hoisington principal files for Kansas State Board of Education

HOISINGTON – Hoisington High School Principal Meg Wilson filed for the Kansas State Board of Education, District 5 Thursday. Wilson is a Republican who supports the vision of the Kansas State Board of Education "to prepare Kansas students for lifelong success through rigorous academic instruction, 21st century career training, and character development according to each student's gifts and talents."

May 29, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Auditors: Serious problems found in Treasurer’s Office

Barton County commissioners were enraged to learn Tuesday morning that shortcomings found by auditors in the beleaguered Treasurer's Office had still not been rectified, thus preventing Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball from conducting the 2013 audit and delaying the county's entire budget-planning process.

May 27, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


It was a morning of mixed emotions for the Barton County commissioners Tuesday.

May 27, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Boy, is it dry

"I do not know if everyone realizes how serious the drought situation is for Barton County and the State of Kansas," Barton County Emergency Manager Amy Miller said. She was responding to an announcement from Governor Sam Brownback's office last week updated the state's Drought Declaration for Kansas which now includes all 105 counties either in an emergency, warning or watch status.

May 26, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Lingering drought only getting worse

Other than the county-wide burn ban, few people in Barton County have come to terms with just how desperately dry the region really is, Barton County Emergency Manager Amy Miller said.

May 25, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Remember the reason

Before we start our summers, the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 27 wants us to remember the real reason we observe Memorial Day. The organization is the sponsor of this year's ceremony.

May 24, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Medical jacks of all trades

At about 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, Shannon Schartz, an avid tennis player and coach, was playing the game he loved. Then, he suddenly collapsed on the court gasping for air.

May 24, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

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Earthquake felt in area

Barton County residents were among those on the High Plains who felt an intense earthquake that shook the region early Wednesday morning.

November 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend Director of Public Lands Scott Keeler was obviously proud as he introduced Sara Hamlin to the City Council Monday night. Hamlin was just ...

November 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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

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