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Shift happens

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and his administration has made political hay by downsizing government, consolidating agencies and other tactics to make the state run more efficiently and save money. It seems, however, that these tactics are merely parlor games – slight-of-hand tricks to take the public's eyes off of what is really being done.

January 24, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Crumbling building meeting topic

The fate of the old opera house building at the corner of Williams and Forest remains in limbo, according to City Inspector Lee Schneider.

January 23, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Candidates file for local offices

The deadline to file for the April local election was noon Monday, and the Barton County Clerk's Office has compiled the list of those who have tossed their hats into the ring.

January 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Flu activity high in state, county

State health officials are reported that influenza activity is high in Kansas, activity that is echoed in Barton County. This has prompted the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Barton County Health Department to encourage everyone six months of age and older to get vaccinated, if they have not already done so this season.

January 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


IS THIS ROUND TWO?

There is a movement in Topeka among legislators to abolish the mortgage registration fee, the money collected by registers of deeds for each mortgage transaction that has become an important funding source for counties.

January 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Public hearings set for housing projects

The public will have the opportunity to comment on the Rural Housing Incentive Districts proposed for a Washington Street apartment project and further development in Amber Meadows. The Great Bend City Council Monday night set public hearing dates for both.

January 20, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


The dream revisited

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"

January 18, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


THEY HAVE ARRIVED

It was a bitter-sweet occasion for the United Way of Central Kansas.

January 16, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


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


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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


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


Solida tells officers he shot his wife

WOODWARD, Okla. – Initial reports indicated that the rural Oklahoma man charged with shooting his wife shot her accidentally last Friday. However, in a 911 call ...

August 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Solida to be charged in Barton County

The Oklahoma man involved in a four-hour standoff with authorities last Friday with his children in the car will face two counts of aggravated child ...

August 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


United Way kickoff soars up, up and away

Those attending the United Way of Central Kansas' 2016 campaign opener Saturday night didn't have to duck into a phone booth for a quick ...

August 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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