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New K-9 makes his first bust

It's been a busy couple of weeks for the Great Bend Police Department, City Administrator Howard Partington said during Monday nights City Council meeting.

February 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Landfill to now accept liquid waste

In a move that will benefit both the facility and its customers, Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock requested and obtained approval from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to accept waste liquids in the Barton County Landfill.

February 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend has one last shot at regional air service

Great Bend has only one more chance at retaining regional air service at Great Bend Municipal Airport, and that is a hail Mary, Airport Manager Martin Miller said.

February 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Improvements come to Humane Society

It's been a good year for the Golden Belt Humane Society, Director Heather Acheson told the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

February 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Superintendent: District acted properly after sex abuse allegations

A defiant Unified School District 428 Superintendent Brad Reed admonished the media Monday afternoon for its coverage of sexual battery allegations involving members of the Great Bend High School boys swim team while assuring Great Bend residents the school system is addressing the matter with the utmost vigor.

February 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A missed opportunity

The actions, or inactions, of the Unified School District 428 administration regarding the alleged sexual battery of Great Bend High School swim team members have been appalling. The refusal to comment, offer comfort to those involved or take on these heinous allegations head-on shows a failure of leadership.

February 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Alleged GBHS incidents shine light on dark topic

Editor's note: Some definitions used in this story are graphic in nature. Reader discretion is suggested

February 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Happy Valentines Day

About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year. It is the second-largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, after Christmas.

February 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


GBHS swimmers allegedly battered on school bus trips

In the last week, there have been at least two instances of Great Bend High School boys' swim team members allegedly being sexually battered on bus trips home from swim meets, parents of team members are reporting.

February 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Gag order stands in shooting death case

On Jan. 8, 20th Judicial District Judge Ron Svaty issued a "protective order restricting extrajudicial comments," in layman's terms a gag order, barring all participants, law enforcement officers and court officials involved with the in the case surrounding murder suspect Alejo Villegas from discussing the matter.

February 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A responsive government

Very little is known about a letter sent by a county employee via registered mail to members of the Barton County Commission. In fact, nothing would have been known had the unspecified personnel matter not been brought up at the commission meeting Monday morning by Commissioner Alicia Straub.

February 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Judge rules to keep affidavits sealed

Little more information about the shooting death of 23-year-old Great Bend man Aron Villegas last November will be made public, at least until criminal proceedings begin.

February 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission takes no action on personnel matter

The Barton County Commission took no action on an unspecified personnel matter after emerging from two executive sessions Monday morning. The closed-door discussions came at the request of Commissioner Alicia Straub based on an employee complaint outlined in a registered letter received by all commissioners last week.

February 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Congratulations!

The residents of Barton and Pawnee counties did it again.

February 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


First confirmed flu cases of season identified in Kansas

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has now confirmed the first influenza cases of the 2015-2016 season, the KDHE announced Thursday. Although the season is well underway, health officials say its not too late to get vaccinated.

February 05, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


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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 ...

December 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Program brings food to needy local seniors

A host of local partners are joining the Kansas Food Bank to bring a new federal food program for low-income seniors to Barton County, said ...

December 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council’s number-one goal: Serve the community

It was an eye opening experience for the newly elected Great Bend City officials as Interim City Administrator George Kolb Wednesday afternoon discussed the ins ...

December 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New city council members learn the ropes

Although they won't officially be a part of the City of Great Bend governing body until January, the meeting Monday afternoon was a chance ...

December 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


SRCA dragstrip sees more spectators

Hank Denning and the other volunteer members of the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association often ask themselves if what they do at the famed Great ...

December 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


2018 appraisal process underway

The Barton County Appraiser's Office has started its final review process, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said. This is a process where appraisals for the ...

December 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Additional work to Radium Bridge OKed

In June, the Barton County Commission approved L&M Contractors of Great Bend performing long-needed repairs to a bridge over the Arkansas River southwest of ...

December 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs buying more auto defib units

When someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, seconds count. That is why a divided Great Bend City Council Monday night approved buying the 10 automatic ...

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New city HR director introduced

The City of Great Bend has a new human resources director, Interim City Administrator George Kolb announced to the City Council Monday night. Hired was ...

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission moves on courthouse repairs

All five Barton County commissioners agreed Monday morning that something must be done to preserve the stately Barton County Courthouse turns which turns 100 years ...

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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