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PLAYGROUND PARTNERSHIP

Calling it a good idea, the Great Bend City Council Monday night joined forces with the Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club to make playground improvements at Brit Spaugh Park.

December 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Family Crisis Center expands services

Sadly, Family Crisis Center Director Laura Patzner said her agency stays busy.

December 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


The rest of the story

It is said that numbers don't lie. Perhaps, but they may not always tell the entire truth.

December 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


The choice is yours

When it comes to health care, the choice still belongs to the patient. That's the message Great Bend Regional Hospital Chief Executive Officer Brent Hanson wants the community to hear.

December 13, 2014 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


Keep it local

No one is blind to the fact that people will travel to shop for the holidays. Larger communities have much to offer. However, we should not forget our local merchants whose livelihoods depend on our business.

December 13, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Budget cuts to delay LSH building opening

LARNED – One of the items proposed by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Tuesday to address a projected $280 million budget shortfall for fiscal year 2015 was $5.4 million savings from the delay of the Larned State Hospital Meyer Building Expansion.

December 10, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


It remains wise to immunize

Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider wants to get two messages out regarding flu vaccinations.

December 09, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Commission losing faith in treasurer

When it comes to Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra, it boils down to a matter of trust, or the lack of it, County Commissioners said Monday morning.

December 08, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


A time to give

"Black Friday and Cyber Monday are good for the economy, and #GivingTuesday is good for the soul." This comment referring to the official opening of the Christmas shopping season is posted on 92nd Street Y's website.

December 08, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


New trucks coming to Road and Bridge Department

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a bid from Doonan Peterbilt for two 2016 Peterbilt 337 Trucks for a total price of $198,304 for the Road and Bridge Department.

December 08, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


SHOOTING IT OUT

HAYS – The 32nd-annual Gerald Mitchell Hays City Shootout took place Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Hays High School and Hays Middle School. Great Bend High School basketball squads joined teams from Hays, Olathe North, Garden City, Newton, DeSoto, Colby and Thomas Moore Prep of Hays in taking part.

December 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Sports


Who got a piece of the $1.9 million?

The revelation Monday that the Barton County Treasurer's office failed to distribute $1.9 million in tax money from May that should have been distributed in June has left public entities, as well as the general public, stunned and scrambling for answers.

December 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Second chances

It is human nature to want to give someone the benefit of the doubt. Parents do this with their kids, teachers do this with their students and rational adults do this with each other.

December 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Waste not, want not

As a result of its hazardous household waste disposal program, the Barton County Solid Waste Department diverted 13 drums of the chemicals from the landfill for the period of May through October, Solid Waste Manager Phil Hathcock said.

December 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Holidays feted in citywide events

The end of November brought Explore Great Bend Month to a close and many of the retail businesses that took part said it was a great success, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday night.

December 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


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Restoration of B-29 memorial needed

The Great Bend B-29 Memorial Plaza was dedicated in 2000 With much fanfare. The monument was a gleaming tribute to the city's rich World War II heritage.

January 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Deadline nearing for April election filing

There will be a host of school board, city council and other positions up for election on April 7, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman said. Registered voters in the involved districts must file for on or before the filing deadline at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

January 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Developers hope to boost Main Street

The massive retail building at 15th and Main in Great Bend was originally the Sears store. Then, it was divided and housed Dollar General, the Goodwill store and, among other things, the Christmas Craft Mall.

January 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Business


A good example

Before a nice-sized audience in the main Barton County District Court courtroom Monday morning, new Barton County Commissioner Alicia Straub was sworn in by District Judge Steve Johnson.

January 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


New BCSO patrol cars purchased

In order to keep the Barton County Sheriff's Office fleet of vehicles up to date, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the purchase of three new patrol cars for the department.

January 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


TAKING THEIR OATHS

Starting Monday morning, there was one new face on the Barton County Commission. Fourth District Commissioner Alicia Straub took her seat at the table after taking the oath of office.

January 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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