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It started as a concern expressed by a rural southwest Barton County resident over the conditions of gravel roads in the area, but it evolved into a discussion of the township road system and whose responsibility it is to maintain them.

July 23, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Impact of Bartlett Grain traffic examined

Barton County Engineer Clark Rusco has met with Bartlett Grain Company officials over how traffic to and from the new grain-handling facility will impact U.S. 56, which runs along the north edge of the site, the Barton County Commission learned Monday morning.

July 23, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

City starts process to raze old opera house

Three bidders have had a peek inside the old opera house building at Forest and Williams, all eying the possibility of razing the beleaguered structure.

July 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Council flushes bid for water-sewer work

Noting that it was more than double previous projections, the Great Bend City Council Monday night voted to reject a bid submitted for utility improvements in the Amber Meadows housing development.

July 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Keep your cool

We have been spoiled in Central Kansas. July, normally a time for extremely hot temperatures, has been mild. We all knew that we would pay the price, and now we are.

July 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Commission thanks long-time employees

It was a time Monday morning to show appreciation. The Barton County Commission recognized two long-time county employees who are leaving after years of service.

July 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Commission: County treasurer should resign

After somber deliberation, a unanimous Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a non-binding resolution calling for the resignation of County Treasurer Kevin Wondra.

July 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Buyer beware

Two items in the news of late should act as a reminder to all of us that there are folks out there willing to scam us for our money if we let them.

July 19, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Gleason death sentence overturned

TOPEKA – Ruling the jury instructions may have violated his constitutional rights, the Kansas Supreme Court Friday overturned the death sentence for Sidney Gleason, convicted of capital murder in the 2004 killings of a Great Bend woman and her boyfriend.

July 18, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Council looks through 2015 budget

Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part series about the Great Bend City Council's 2015 budget-planning session Tuesday night. Part one dealt with the council's goals. This installment will delve into the budget's numbers and what they mean.

July 17, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

From crime crack down to run-down houses

On June 13, Great Bend City Council members toured city facilities as the first step in the 2015 budget-planning process. Next they gathered on July 2 for a brain-storming session with the purpose of establishing their goals for the upcoming year.

July 16, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

County braces for loss of oil and gas fund

To help shore up reserves, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved transferring money from the Oil and Gas Valuation Depletion Trust Fund. However, the commission was warned this critical piece of county funding will not be around for much longer.

July 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Learning trail coming to zoo

The United Way of Central Kansas and Barton County Young Professionals are joining forces to establish a Born Learning Trail at the Great Bend Zoo. The project was given the blessing of the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

July 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Benefit of the doubt

The consultant hired by Barton County told the County Commission Monday morning that the tax and bank reconciliations had been completed.

July 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Missions accomplished

When consultant Pam Meadows and her CIC team were hired in May to help clean up a tax and bank reconciliation mess in the Barton County Treasurer's Office, they had distinct goals – pave the way for a June 5 tax distribution, rectify the 2012 tax rolls and reconcile several 2013 bank statements.

July 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg

Officials to get peek at new poll book system

The Barton County Clerk's Office will sponsor an electronic poll book demonstration at 9 a.m. Friday in the Clerk's Office at Barton ...

November 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

County to join suit against state

Barton County will join with Johnson County in a "mandamus action" lawsuit against the state regarding a newly minted statute that county appraisers across Kansas ...

November 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Coffee cups? Really?

Call it a tempest in a coffee cup.

November 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Just leave us alone

There have been at least three examples of late of just how out of touch the Kansas Legislature is with rural parts of the state ...

November 14, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

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