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Worth the trip

The seventh-annual Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo gets under way Wednesday at the Great Bend Expo Complex west of town. The show runs through Friday and is free and open to the public.

April 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Domestic violence a community problem

A pair of proclamations approved by the Barton County Commission Monday morning call attention to the ongoing problem of domestic violence. They marked April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month and were requested by the Family Crisis Center.

April 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission marks Autism Awareness Day

Noting that autism is a prevalent condition affecting people of all walks of life, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a joint proclamation with the City of Great Bend recognizing Monday as the 11th annual World Autism Awareness Day 2018. Great Bend Mayor Joe Andrasek signed the proclamation last week.

April 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County burn ban lifted

Citing slightly damper conditions, the Barton County Commission Monday morning lifted the temporary county-wide burn ban at the request of fire chiefs across the county. Effective noon Monday, individuals could again burn with approval from the fire chief having jurisdiction of the area where the burning is to take place.

April 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hearing date set for fire district

The County Commission Monday morning approved a resolution setting a public hearing on the creation of a second fire district in Barton County. The proceeding will take place at 9 a.m. Monday, May 14, in the commission chambers.

March 26, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Service to the county honored

Two Barton County employees were honored by the Barton County Commission Monday morning, one upon her retirement and the other for her ongoing service.

March 26, 2018 | | Local News


Stephens charged with first-degree murder

Chaz Stephens of Hoisington will face charges of first-degree murder and child abuse in the death Tuesday of a 2-year-old Hoisington girl. He made his first appearance in an emotionally charged Barton County District Court Friday afternoon.

March 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City’s guest tax numbers looking good

Folks are staying in Great Bend's hotels, lots of folks.

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Waterline work concerning business owners

The Main Street stretch of the massive waterline replacement project started in February with the anticipation it would take several months. Now, one month in, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said there is some grumbling among downtown shopkeepers.

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Pipelines cross beneath us

One might be surprised at the number of pipelines that criss-cross Barton County and the rest of the state, said Greg Alexander of Northern Natural Gas. Most are underground, and out sight and out of mind.

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Missing girl found dead

HOISINGTON – Two-year-old Iviona Lewis, the Hoisington girl reported missing Tuesday afternoon, was been found dead in rural Barton County, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported Wednesday morning, adding that an arrest in the case had been made.

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City to hire IT professional

Members of the City of Great Bend's information technology committee weighed carefully the advantages and disadvantages of hiring a full-time information technology manager for the city against contracting with an outside party to handle the important task.

March 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A lot of cookies

The Hoisington Girl Scouts Troop 11126 parlayed their Girl Scout Cookie profits into a lasting tribute for Barton County veterans.

March 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission shares frustration with county attorney

A unified Barton County Commission appreciated the plight of Denise Rankin, the former Great Bend woman accusing the County Attorney's Office of botching the handling of the sexual abuse case against her ex-husband. But, sadly, commissioners told her Monday morning there wasn't much they could do to help.

March 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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 billowed just about 100 yards from her home five miles south of Ellinwood.

March 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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They will milk cows no more

A fleet of semi-trucks with cattle trailers rolled into Great Bend Wednesday, their destination was the Hiss Dairy.

May 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kids’ biking event Thursday night

The Barton County Health Department will hold its Be Well Kids, Biking Barton County event from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday in the Health Department ...

May 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Older citizens redefining aging

Older residents have much to offer, Trella Berscheidt told Barton County commissioners Monday morning.

May 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council honors D.A.R.E. essay winners

The Great Bend City Council and the Great Bend Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Eduction program Monday night recognized 12 Great Bend fifth-grade students ...

May 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Land purchase voids need to replace bridge

Noting it was cheaper than replacing the condemned bridge over the Lischevsky Ditch east of Great Bend, the Great Bend City Council Monday night purchased ...

May 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Speed limits slowed at N. Washington, 30 Rd

The Barton County Commission slowed things down Monday morning as it established a speed Limit of 45 miles per hour on portions of North Washington ...

May 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


One more stone down

Enough lines have been purchased and the long-anticipated third stone for the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial is a go, said Diana Watson, assistant to the ...

May 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Election filing Deadline

The filing deadline for the 2018 election is noon Friday, June 1, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman announced Tuesday. Voters will cast ballots in ...

May 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs new rabies rules

What a difference one word makes. That is what it boiled down to in the new rabies vaccination resolution approved by the Barton County Commission ...

May 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Selzer says he’ll help Kansas grow

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer, one of four Republican gubernatorial candidates, said his vision for the state is a simple one.

May 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Extending Fourth fireworks fun fizzles

After fierce opposition from fire chiefs across Barton County, the County Commission Monday morning rejected a resolution that would have allowed the discharge of fireworks ...

May 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Second county fire district formed

Following a lengthy public hearing, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the organization of a new fire district in the county. Fire District Number ...

May 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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