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City to hire IT professional

Members of the City of Great Bend's information technology committee weighed carefully the advantages and disadvantages of hiring a full-time information technology manager for the city against contracting with an outside party to handle the important task.

March 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A lot of cookies

The Hoisington Girl Scouts Troop 11126 parlayed their Girl Scout Cookie profits into a lasting tribute for Barton County veterans.

March 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission shares frustration with county attorney

A unified Barton County Commission appreciated the plight of Denise Rankin, the former Great Bend woman accusing the County Attorney's Office of botching the handling of the sexual abuse case against her ex-husband. But, sadly, commissioners told her Monday morning there wasn't much they could do to help.

March 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs county burn ban

Last Tuesday as 50 mile-per-hour winds whipped the region, Barton County Register of Deeds Pam Wornkey watched nervously as tongues of flame crackled and smoke billowed just about 100 yards from her home five miles south of Ellinwood.

March 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A star spangled third of July

The City of Great Bend's 2018 Fourth of July fireworks display will actually take place on July 3, the city council decided unanimously Monday night.

March 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Area bracing for severe weather

Wind-tunnel gusts whipping the region are ushering in the season of severe weather threats to the Great Plains. With emergency officials urging area residents to be ready, and the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a proclamation denoting this as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Barton County.

March 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Arrest made in fatal hit-and-run

A man is in custody for the November 2017 hit-and-run incident on 10th Street that resulted in the death of a pedestrian, the Great Bend Police Department reported Thursday afternoon.

March 01, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Arrest made in fatal hit-and-run

A man is in custody for the November 2017 hit-and-run incident on 10th Street that resulted in the death of a pedestrian, the Great Bend Police Department reported Thursday afternoon.

March 01, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Decorations for the birds

If you go looking for the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's van amongst the cattails of Cheyenne Bottoms, you might miss it.

March 01, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission re-ups with KCCA

Citing the importance of interactions with county commissioners from across the state, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved renewing the county's membership in the Kansas County Commissioners Association at a cost of $700.

February 26, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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 sand pit-turned recreational area were a few ducks resting on and skimming off the frigid water's surface.

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 K-9 handler.

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 table choosing an outside IT firm to handle these needs. They felt the proposals presented weren't "apples to apples" and wanted more details before spending this kind of money.

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 City Council Monday night.

February 19, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg


Marking historical roots

Great Bend Rotarian Pat Cale told the City Council Monday night the unique but stately 70-plus-year-old ginkgo tree at the north end of the Barton ...

June 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sheriff’s Office watching intersection north of Great Bend

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir told the Barton County Commission Monday morning his deputies have been running selective enforcement at the North Washington/30 Road ...

June 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A dose of reality

It's been a bitter pill to swallow, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir told county commissioners Monday morning.

June 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

June 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


They’re at it again

Just like wheat harvest and high temperatures, the Barton County Road and Bridge Departments annual ritual of working on county blacktops is a rite of ...

June 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Coming this way

Golden wheat is trickling into the Great Bend Coop as farmers begin testing the harvest waters, but by week's end cutting could be in ...

June 13, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County to get more funds to cover flood damage costs

It was a bit of good news.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 Board OKs staff changes

The last school year has wound down and Unified School District 428 is looking to next year, including the shuffling of staff.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Welcome back Homer

It had been over two months since Second District Barton County Commissioner Homer Kruckenberg had taken his seat in the commission chambers. That changed Monday ...

June 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A lot to offer

On a recent Tuesday evening at Veterans Memorial Park, the Bat Cats were playing baseball on Al Burns Field, the softball diamonds were full, the ...

June 09, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Outside party lines

Greg Orman's weariness with the institutionalized bickering between the dominant Democratic and Republican parties spurred him to launch his Independent bid for governor.

June 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


News safety signs in place at intersection

The new signs have been installed at the intersection of 30 Road and Washington Avenue, the site of a fatal crash that killed 18-year-old Shealee ...

June 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Just giving a heads up

Great Bend City Sanitarian Austin LaViolette was out of his office most of the day Wednesday at the site of an emergency abatement. The property ...

June 06, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Governor likes what he sees in Great Bend

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer took a look at Great Bend Wednesday afternoon during a quick visit that included a brief tour and conversations with governmental ...

June 06, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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