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A complex issue

In his three months as Great Bend's interim city administrator, George Kolb has witnessed numerous deficiencies in the city's information technology. These could pose a risk to the city and the residents it serves, he said.

January 03, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Committee named to find administrator

A search committee consisting of current city officials and new Great Bend governing body members was selected to complete interviews for a permanent city administrator. This person will take over for George Kolb who was hired as interim administrator last September in the wake of long-time City Administrator Howard Partington's August retirement.

January 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fostering leadership

City officials joined the Great Bend Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Eduction program at Tuesday night's City Council meeting to recognize 10 fifth-grade students for writing outstanding essays as a part of the 2017 D.A.R.E. classes.

January 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission renames Hipp county counselor

Carey Hipp will serve another year as the Barton County counselor, the County Commission decided Tuesday morning. The item had been on the commission's agenda last week but was tabled since Commissioner Alicia Straub was absent and commissioners thought it best to have all five members present for the vote.

January 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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


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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


4-way stop eyed for ‘problem’ intersection

County officials called the junction of North Washington and NE 30 Road a "problem intersection," and looked Monday morning at ways to make it safer ...

April 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


An historic achievement

Monday was Central Plains High School Basketball State Champions Day in Barton County, but the team members didn't get much of a chance to ...

April 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Third stone for vet memorial in the works

A third stone for the on-going Golden Belt Veterans Memorial will be purchased, the Barton County Commission decided Monday morning.

April 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Water, sewer billing explained

Many Great Bend residents don't understand how the city bills for water and sewer usage, an issue officials hope to address with a new ...

April 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


House damaged by fire had to be demolished

A house ravaged by fire at 2506 Gano last Thursday night was damaged so badly it was declared an unsafe structure and razed by city ...

April 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Second time not a charm

Monday night, the Great Bend City Council again voted on a charter ordinance setting term limits for council members and for the mayor. Again, it ...

April 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New crossing coming to country intersection

Fuzzy Brewer Corner will get a new railroad crossing after action by the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

April 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hathcock’s title changes to county administrator

Following the resignation of long-time County Administrator Richard Boeckman, Barton County Landfill Director Phil Hathcock was named county operations director in May 2017 to help ...

April 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sheriff breaks silence on charges against him

In an emotional impromptu statement to Barton County commissioners Monday morning, Sheriff Brian Bellendir broke his silence on charges leveled against him, calling them politically ...

April 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Judge revokes Hirsh’s parole

Since he did not complete a batterer's intervention program as required under his post-release agreement, former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Darrin Hirsh's parole ...

April 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Trial date pending for Kern

Lafe Kern, the man charged in a two-vehicle collision that left four injured, stood moot during his arraignment in Barton County District Court Friday afternoon ...

April 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Social media regulation needed

There has been much hullabaloo recently over social media giant Facebook and accusations that personal information on its users was leaked. Founder Mark Zuckerberg has ...

April 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


First moves made on 2018 Farm Bill

The House Committee on Agriculture Thursday introduced the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also know as the 2018 Farm Bill. This marks the first ...

April 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barnett: State has image problem

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett worked the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce coffee Thursday morning at the Great Bend Public Library, admitting to those he ...

April 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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