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Grants crucial to Health Department operations

Although it happens every year, the Barton County Commission's annual approval of grant applications for the Health Department is critical, Health Director Lily Akings told the commission Monday morning.

March 10, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

No easy answers

On Friday, the Kansas Supreme Court upheld the Kansas Constitution by ordering the state to pay about $129 million dollars to the schools by July 1. The balance of funding requested by schools will be determined after a lower court redefines the meaning of "adequate" education.

March 08, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Intersection improvements underway

Weather permitting, work on the intersection of 24th and Main in Great Bend should begin this week, City Engineer Rob Winiecke said.

March 05, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

National Guard plans open house Saturday

Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison and City Administrator Howard Partington met earlier this week with Capt. Brian Webb and Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Hammeke of the Kansas National Guard about the Guard's upcoming open house.

March 05, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

City: Vets Lake restoration will take time

Great Bend city officials understand how important Veterans Memorial Lake is to the community and they want residents to understand what is happing with the popular recreational area.

March 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Counties battling state over mortgage fee

The counties of Kansas are again finding themselves at odds with state lawmakers in Topeka as a bill that would eliminate the mortgage registration fee is winding its way through the Senate.

March 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


The venerable Moses Band Shell, a center piece of the Barton County Courthouse Square and the focus of civic celebrations year-round for nearly 90 years, may be in for face lift, the City Council decided Monday night.

March 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Residents warned of coming weather

Even with a fresh dusting of snow on the ground Monday morning, spring and the threat of turbulent lies weather ahead, said Barton County Emergency Management Director Amy Miller. So, the Barton County Commission approved a proclamation marking this as Severe Weather Awareness Week in the county.

March 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Stormy weather

With all of our minds still thawing out after the recent winter storms, it may be tough to ponder the upcoming severe weather season. But, it will soon be upon us.

March 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

First Kansas to acquire Bank of America branches

First Kansas Bank of Great Bend has agreed to acquire Bank of America branches in Great Bend and Hays, local bank officials announced Wednesday.

February 26, 2014 | | News

Taking stock of what we have

It was the Great Bend business community's opportunity to shine Saturday night. The forum was the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet.

February 24, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Commission honors vet memorial donors

In the past couple of weeks, Barton County has received a pair of $10,000 anonymous donations to help build the Golden Belt Memorial Park Veterans Memorial. The County Commission took time Monday morning to publicly thank those who stepped up to propel the project forward.

February 24, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

City getting goosed

Blame it on the geese choking the lake, lawn-care chemical run-off from nearby homes or shear age, but Veterans Memorial Lake has a serious problem with toxic blue-green algae. This has made the popular recreational area murky for years, and the solution to the issue remains just as clouded.

February 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Law enforcement message to teens: Buckle up

Beginning next week, the law enforcement and safety agencies in Kansas will join forces to stop what has been an epidemic for the past several years – young drivers and passengers dying in car crashes after not using seat belts.

February 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Bandshell area could see improvements

Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington Monday said a number of city staff members and Harms Trust trustees are working with PBA Architects of Wichita to come up with a proposal to present at the March 3 City Council meeting.

February 20, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg

Tax distributions still not complete

The Barton County Commission Monday morning learned that the property tax distributions that were due out by Sept. 20 from the County Treasurer's Office ...

October 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

No real surprises

The Kansas Department of Agriculture has added a new interactive map to its website. This map breaks down statistics and shows the impact each county ...

October 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

County tax sale set for Tuesday

The annual Barton County tax sale takes place at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Conference Room of the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in ...

October 10, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Read it in the paper

This past week marked the 75th anniversary of National Newspaper Week, an annual observance that underscores the impact of newspapers to communities large and small ...

October 10, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Audit part of ‘cost of doing business’

It was a costly pill for the Barton County commissioners to swallow Monday morning when they approved paying Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball $53,695 ...

October 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Tax distribution delays causing headaches

Much to the chagrin of numerous taxing entities in Barton County, the sales tax distribution that was due out by Sept. 20 has yet to ...

October 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Buildings declared ‘unsafe and dangerous’

The Great Bend City Council Monday night adopted a resolution setting 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 as the dates for a pubic hearings for ...

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

The last B-29 hangar to be razed

The last of the World War II B-29 hangers at the Great Bend Municipal Airport has been near collapse for several years, and the recent ...

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

End of an era

It is an unfortunate coincidence that came only a couple weeks after the tremendous success of the Great Bend Airfest, an event celebrating the communities ...

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


In November, the Barton County Historical Society will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of "The Rifleman," the original bronze statue by noted American ...

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Learn not to burn

Soon, Great Bend firefighters will be making their annual rounds to local grade schools. They will show the kids firefighters are not to be feared ...

October 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Last hazardous waste collection dates coming

In all, Barton County Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock said 52 participants dropped off 258 pounds of household hazardous waste at the Sept. 19 collection ...

September 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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