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Driver pleads guilty to Fiesta Bowl crash

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – At a sentencing hearing last Friday, the Maricopa County. Ariz., man charged with severely injuring two Great Bend men in Scottsdale, Ariz., attending the Fiesta Bowl a year ago, pleaded guilty to counts related to the crash. Joseph Spano, 28, was then sentenced to four years in prison and two years probation.

January 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Fund funds could be restored

TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's recommendation Tuesday that the state's Oil and Gas Depletion Trust Fund payments to county be increased came as good news to the counties most impacted by the fund. Now, if the Legislature gives its nod, a threatened lawsuit will likely be dropped.

January 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


That time of year

It happens every winter, much to the bane of motorists and city street crews.

January 14, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Local lessons

The Kansas Legislature opened its 2014 90-day session Monday with a lot on its collective mind. There are new faces in the House and nervousness about a yet-unseen ruling from the state Supreme Court on education funding.

January 13, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Commission changes leadership

There was a changing of the guard of sorts at the Barton County Commission Monday morning as Commissioner Kenny Schremmer was named chairman for 2014 and Jennifer Schartz was named chairman pro tem.

January 13, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


County takes step for improved 911 service

The Barton Count Commission Monday morning approved a memorandum of understanding between Barton County and the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council. The MOU pledges the county's support of a statewide study into converting 911 communications from a hodge-podge of analog systems to a uniform digital network.

January 13, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Off and running: Barton County Relay under way

The 2014 installment of the Relay for life of Barton County is off and running after organizers of the annual cancer-fighting event held their kick-off event Saturday morning.

January 11, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Well grounded decision

The Essential Air Service program dates back to 1978 and the passage of the Airline Deregulation Act. The act gave airlines almost total freedom to determine which markets to serve domestically and what fares to charge for that service.

January 11, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Pageant set for Saturday

This will be an exciting weekend, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night. The Miss Barton County and Miss Golden Belt pageant is this Saturday.

January 09, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Target breach impacts local residents

It was in late December that Target Chief Executive Officer Greg Steinhafel confirmed a data breach had taken place in the companies American stores.

January 08, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Commercial vehicle guidelines clarified

Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra and his staff have been fielding a lot of questions lately on commercial vehicle registration. Unfortunately, with new requirements from the state level taking affect only last week, county officials are still feeling their way through the changes.

January 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Register of deeds pay raise explained

In a prepared statement read at the end of the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning, Commission Chairman Don Cates said he felt obligated to respond to remarks made by fellow Commissioner Homer Kruckenberg.

January 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


HOUSING TO AIR SERVICE

Depending on the actions of federal officials, there may be a new airline in town.

January 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Environmental resolutions

This time of year, many folks are making New Year's resolutions. These often focus on ways to improve one's life – lose weight, exercise more or become a better person. While these are valid, worthy goals, it may also be time to look at what can be done to help the environment.

January 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County re-ups with lobby groups

The Barton County Commission Monday morning renewed memberships in two multi-county lobbying organizations, but the passage didn't come without opposition.

January 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


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Verizon granted permission for temporary cell tower

Verizon Wireless will be allowed to locate a temporary cellular telephone tower near the former St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center. The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved a conditional use permit for the cell service provider.

May 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


City-wide clean-up efforts keep county tidier

Community-wide clean-up efforts are mixed blessing, Barton County Landfill Director Phil Hathcock told the County Commission Monday morning.

May 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Lend a hand

One could say we are facing a pending volunteer crisis in our community. The problem – the older residents who have been the volunteer workhorses are passing away and younger folks aren't stepping up to take their place.

May 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Knock ‘em dead

When the Great Bend High School class of 2015 walks across the stage at GBHS's Memorial Stadium this afternoon and members of School Board hand them their diplomas, they will join and estimated 3.2 million other American high school seniors graduating this spring.

May 15, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


St. John man in serious condition after motorcycle wreck

A St. John man was taken to Wichita with serious injuries following a three-vehicle wreck west of Ellinwood Thursday evening.

May 15, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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