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In what was an emotional meeting Monday following the death of Commissioner Don Cates last week, The Barton County Commission found solace in passing proclamations honoring several Barton County youth for their academic and athletic accomplishments.

April 28, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

A fitting tribute

When Proclamation 2014-08 came to a vote during the somber Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning, there was one very noticeable ballot absent.

April 28, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Long-time utility contractor continues to grow

Glen Amerine and his wife Pat started Amerine Utilities Construction Inc. in 1977 with three employees. Today, 37 years later, the long-standing Great Bend-based underground utility contractor employs 40-50 people.

April 26, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Business

Making a difference

It was difficult to travel the streets of Great Bend Wednesday without seeing young people in bright, fluorescent-green T-shirts. They were everywhere.

April 26, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Annual car show revs up park

Start your engines, the 26th-annual Mid-America Mopars Car Show is set for Sunday, May 4, at Brit Spaugh Park, come rain or shine.

April 25, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


A bright orange Kansas Department of Transportation dump truck was trolling up and down Great Bend's busy 10th Street late Thursday morning and early afternoon.

April 25, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Free tickets available for KCAC baseball game

The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference wants to take Great Bend out to the old ball game next Wednesday, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday night.

April 24, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Replacing Cates on Commission explained

The death of Barton County Commissioner Don Cates in a spray plane crash Tuesday afternoon left some questions as to how to fill his seat on the governing body, questions that occupied much of the day Wednesday for Barton County Clerk Donna Zimmerman.

April 23, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Fate of old opera house likely sealed

At its March 17 meeting, the Great Bend City Council gave the owners of the old, crumbling opera house at 2103 Forest until April 21 to hire a contractor to fix the historic structure or raze it.

April 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Council OKs EMS fee increases

The last time ambulance fees for Great Bend Emergency Medical Services were adjusted was in 2009. Much has happened since then and Fire Chief Mike Napolitano told the City Council Monday night a change was in order.

April 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Take time to celebrate the planet

Today marks the official Earth Day 2014. It is a chance for us to step back and look at the natural world around us and examine how we can make it a better place for future generations.

April 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Commission OKs agreement with Hoisington

In an effort to help to continue to spur growth in Hoisington, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an interlocal agreement with that city.

April 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Appraiser reminds residents of tax deadlines

Property valuation notices were mailed to the Barton County taxpayers on March 17 and County Appraiser Barbara Konrade reminds residents they have 30 days to appeal their valuation from that mailing date.

April 16, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

County expands new software system

It's been about a year since Barton County offices switched to a unified bookkeeping software. Although the conversion was at times rocky, officials are now comfortable with the new system and ready to expand it.

April 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Joint effort

They are words one doesn't often hear in the same sentence – local government, federal government, state government and cooperation. However, they were strung together during the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning.

April 14, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg

County sells two older dump trucks

Earlier this fall, the Barton County Road and Bridge Department took possession of four new dump trucks, rendering the four older trucks obsolete.

November 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A pair of long-running building issues were on the Great Bend City Council agenda Monday night.

November 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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

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