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Council to form city administrator search committee

When the Great Bend City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the City Office, 1209 Williams, the agenda includes the formation of a city administrator search committee,

January 01, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Stay Strong, Stay Healthy workshop begins soon

As we get older, staying active remains important, and an upcoming workshop targets this need, said Donna Krug, family and consumer science agent and district director for the Cottonwood Extension District – Great Bend Office.

December 30, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas employment sets record

TOPEKA – There are more Kansans working now than ever before, according to the Kansas Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics. Preliminary estimates show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.5 percent in November, down from 3.6 percent in October and down from 4.3 percent in November 2016.

December 28, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Looking sharp

Local officials will soon have a new, sharper birds-eye view of Barton County.

December 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Looking backward and forward

With this year comes to an end, United Way of Central Kansas wanted folks to take a moment to look back at 2017 and reflect on how the communities came together to create real impacts on the lives of fellow residents.

December 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Action on county counselor tabled

Feeling it better to have an entire commission vote on a contract for a county counselor, a short-handed Barton County Commission tabled the important action until its next meeting a week from Tuesday.

December 26, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Protecting the past

Recognizing how important the Barton County Historical Society is to preserving the county's heritage, the County Commission Monday morning approved helping the society with the cost of a leaky roof that threatened valuable artifacts.

December 26, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Two B-29s coming to GB Airfest

When talking about the 2018 Great Bend Municipal Airport Airfest coming next September, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes gets pretty excited. The fest is scheduled for Sept. 28-30 at the airport west of town.

December 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A matter of alignment

The original version of the Eighth Street expansion envisioned a straight shot between connecting Grant and McKinley streets, Walmart on the east end and Dillon's on the west.

December 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marshall: Tax bill would make Reagan proud

Voting along sharply partisan lines, the Republican dominated U.S. House Tuesday afternoon approved the sweeping $1.5 trillion tax legislation by a vote of 227-203. It marks the first major tax overhaul in over 30 years.

December 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City employees honored

December 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


It’s showtime

The City of Great Bend will dabble in broadcast television, the City Council decided Monday night. For a six-month trial period, the council's regular meetings will be shown on the city's public-access cable Channel 20.

December 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Study to look at pay, compensation of city personnel

For the first time since 1999, the City of Great Bend will undergo a comprehensive wage and compensation study, a divided City Council decided Monday night.

December 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Divided council names Bailey police chief

A split Great Bend City Council confirmed Mayor Mike Allison's appointment of Great Bend Police Lt. David Bailey as police chief in a tense meeting Monday night that included verbal sniping between the capacity crowd and the council and amongst the council members themselves.

December 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Holiday donations

The Golden Belt Community Foundation hosted the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee Thursday morning to celebrate the results of Giving Tuesday Nov. 28. It used the event to give away over $170,000 to area non-profit entities, just in time for Christmas.

December 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


Appraisers aren’t the bad guys

Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld testified last Wednesday before the Kansas Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee. She hopes the lawmakers received her message.

February 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


MacArthur Lake to become Rotary Lake

It was cold Tuesday afternoon and a dusting of snow lined the shores of MacArthur Lake in southwest Great Bend. The only creatures using the ...

February 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Swapping a dog for a car

Currently, the Barton County Sheriff's Office has a K-9 handler but no canine, and the Great Bend Police Department has a canine but no ...

February 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council tables action on IT firm

Although Great Bend City Council members were fully aware of the dire need to improve the city's information technology, it voted Monday night to ...

February 19, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Miss Teen Kansas meets the council

Wearing her sash and bejeweled tiara, America's U.S. Miss Teen Kansas and Great Bend Middle School student Laura Daniel was introduced to the ...

February 19, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Courthouse structural study nearly done

With the Barton County Courthouse turning 100 years old this year, the first steps in determining how to restore the aging building are underway.

February 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


2017 a busy weather year in Barton County

Barton County and central Kansas were no strangers to nasty weather last year. Now, with the beginning of this year's severe weather season looming ...

February 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Funds exchange gives county more flexibility

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a supplement to the county's federal-aid fund exchange master agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation. The ...

February 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County Attorney’s Office accused of misconduct

An emotional Denise Rankin pleaded with Barton County Commissioners Monday morning to take action against County Attorney Amy Mellor and her assistant Douglas Matthews, alleging ...

February 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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