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FEMA money to flow into county

Last August, some areas of Barton County experienced severe flooding. The cost of dealing with those storms was high, prompting county officials to apply for a federal disaster declaration to help clean up the soggy aftermath.

April 14, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

A big ‘atta boy’

The third-annual Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo closed Friday after another successful three-day run. The hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees have gone and the Expo Complex is empty.

April 12, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Polling place changes explained

One more election in the books, said County Clerk Donna Zimmerman. The April 1 results were canvassed by the Barton County Commission Monday morning and are now finalized.

April 10, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


The boys and girls of summer have already returned to the Great Bend Sports Complex, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night. Ballfield preparations have been made and high school games have started at the new facility.

April 08, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


The make-up of the Great Bend City Council changed Monday night as it reorganized and new members took the oath of office.

April 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

First impressions

The Great Bend City Council Monday night received some good economic development news when it learned that the Grand Island, Neb.,-based HeartlandAg wanted to open a new site just outside the city limits. The company has purchased in the neighborhood of 33 acres just north of the city limits on the west side of U.S. 281 to build a new commercial fertilizer equipment sales, parts and supply facility.

April 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Courthouse to get new security cameras

A few weeks back, Barton County commissioners toured the 911 Communications Center. They had an eye-opening experience.

April 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

County gets funds from retired bond program

John Isern, district court administrator for the 20th Judicial District, presented a $5,000 check to the Barton County Commission Monday morning. The money came from a now-defunct bond program.

April 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Farming important to us all

It's been four years since the 3i Show packed its tents and left Great Bend for the last time. The biannual event which alternated between Great Bend and Garden City drew throngs to town, and filled motels and restaurants.

April 05, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Head basketball coaches Gregg Marshall, Wichita State University, Bill Self, University of Kansas and Bruce Weber, Kansas State University, are joining local Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters officials in urging participation in the upcoming Bowl for Kids' Sake. The idea is to boost awareness of the positive impact of and urgent need for mentoring Kansas kids.

April 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Winter of 2014 proves costly for road crews

Thankfully, the winter of 2014 appears to be over, allowing road crews to finally breathe a sigh of relief. The snow-prone season has been an expensive one.

April 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Hazardous waste collection underway

The Barton County Landfill is gearing up for the start of household hazardous waste collection season which officially began Tuesday, Solid Waste Manager Mark Witt reported to the County Commission Monday morning. The first on-site collection will be 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 19, at the facility.

April 02, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Sheriff, administrator settle public spat

An issue over a policy matter that erupted into a heated verbal exchange between Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir and County Administrator Richard Boeckman at the County Commission meeting Monday morning has been settled, both men said.

March 31, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Debbie Stephens pulled a dollar bill out of her pocket at the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning and handed it to County Clerk Donna Zimmerman. With that simple transaction, Stephens and her GPS Kids Club had purchased the county's Hoisington Annex Building.

March 31, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Voting? Forget about it

It is said that we the people have the power to shape our government. The ideals of democracy are enshrined in our Constitution, and it is these principles that have guided our great nation.

March 31, 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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