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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


Cabbie comes to aid of fall victim

It started out as just a routine pick-up for Great Bend cabbie Robert Miller last Wednesday. It turned into a whole lot more and the incident has some calling Miller a hero.

February 19, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Weather dominates county operations

With the winter storms of late, Dale Phillips and the Barton County Road and Bridge Department have been hopping, it was reported at the County Commission meeting Monday morning.

February 19, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


County sitting in good fiscal shape

The transferring of county funds may have been routine business for the Barton County Commission Monday morning, but it was good financial news.

February 18, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


HB 2453 ill-advised

The Kansas House of Representatives Wednesday passed by a 72-49 vote House Bill 2453, the short title of which is "Protecting religious freedom regarding marriage." It now goes to the state Senate.

February 17, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


KBI probe involves Treasurer’s Office

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is in the midst of an investigation of the Barton County Treasurer's Office, said Great Bend-based KBI Special Agent in Charge Bruce Mellor.

February 16, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


A golden lesson

A little over a week ago, there was a Special Olympics Kansas regional basketball tournament in Plainville. Participating were a handful of teams from the vast northwestern part of the state, including teams from the Barton County Storm.

February 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Time running out to renew commercial tags

For anyone one who has to renew a commercial vehicle tag, Barton County Treasurer has two pieces of advice.

February 13, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


A SYMBOLIC VISITOR

Many Great Bend residents were doing a double take as they drove around the west side of Veterans Memorial Lake Wednesday morning. A bald eagle sat regally perched in a barren tree, carefully surveying the landscape below.

February 12, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


SNOW DAZE

With a foot of snow burying the city, to say the last two weeks have been a challenge for the motoring public and city employees may be the biggest understatement of this young year.

February 11, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Snows bring long hours for city crews, frustration for drivers

With a foot of snow burying the city, to say the last two weeks have been a challenge for the motoring public and city employees may be the biggest understatement of this young year.

February 11, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Treasurer grilled over shortcomings

The Barton County Treasurer's Office came under fire Monday morning for $1.3 million in 2013 end-of-year property tax receipts that had not been properly recorded. This and other shortcomings in the department came to light through preliminary audit findings presented during the Barton County Commission meeting.

February 10, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


WANTED: GOOD HOMES

Artemis needs a home.

September 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Technology speeds disaster application process

Barton County Engineer Clark Rusco met recently with Barton County Road and Bridge, Kansas Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration representatives to review damages ...

September 01, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend, Garden City selected as finalists for shipping hubs

The process to select locations for the new train-truck shipping hubs in Kansas has reached the end of the line, and that line ends in ...

September 01, 2015 | | Local News


ANOTHER ONE IN THE BOOKS

It took a team effort, but the 2015 sand and seal operations were done as of Friday, Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips ...

August 31, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs ‘clean’ county audit

Noting on-going shortcomings in the Barton County Treasurer's Office that have foisted more responsibility onto other departments, the County Commission Monday morning approved a ...

August 31, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Local help needed

It is a problem much bigger than many of us realize.

August 31, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Offering a helping hand

In an ironic twist, the myriad agencies in Barton County that help the needy are themselves in need.

August 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Jobless rate on the rise

TOPEKA - State labor officials are pinning an ongoing upward unemployment trend in part on a dwindling labor pool, according to the jobless report released by ...

August 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Water balloon fight calls attention to United Way

After the dust, and water, settled Thursday afternoon, who won the United Way of Central Kansas water balloon fight between the Unified School District 428 ...

August 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


It’s a gas, gas, gas

Finally, finally, the fog has lifted and news about officials in Washington, D.C. tackling matters of national import is emerging. The Agricultural Marketing Service ...

August 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County honored for United Way giving

When Julie Bugner Smith took over the helm of the United Way of Central Kansas in 2011, Barton County employees gave $1,600 to the ...

August 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Time to say thanks

More details are emerging about the circumstances surrounding last Friday's standoff suspect Chris Solida, his alleged shooting of his wife, and the fate of ...

August 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Health Department warns of rabies upswing

The Barton County Health Department continues to deal with what officials believe to be an increased number of potential rabies cases, Health Director Shelly Schneider ...

August 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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