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Household hazardous waste collection going well

The Barton County Solid Waste Department staff held a household hazardous waste collection day Saturday, Aug. 16 at the landfill, an event that met with success, said Solid Waste Manager Phil Hathcock.

September 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Firm hired to raze historic structure

The fate of the beleaguered historic old opera house building in downtown Great Bend was sealed Wednesday night as the Great Bend City Council accepted the bid for its razing.

September 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

After 40 years, county to sell sand dredge

For over four decades, the Barton County Road and Bridge Department's workhorse sand dredge had mined sand for road projects. Designed to last only 20 years, it pulled millions of tons of sand from pits around the county.

September 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

New byway videos promote region

The Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway may be getting a little star struck. Two videos showcasing the famed route have been released recently and are getting quite a bit play, Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau President Cris Collier told the Barton County Commission Tuesday morning.

September 02, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

It’s that time again

Fall is around the corner and students are back in the classroom for another school year. This means the annual inundation of school activities will begin very soon.

September 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Working for a living

Like so many holidays, the true message and meaning of Labor Day has gotten lost in commercial hype.

August 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


It's not often that being told "you're all wet" is a good thing, especially in the news business.

August 29, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


A flashing orange arrow, cones and warning signs greeted motorists starting this week west of Great Bend.

August 27, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

A challenging year

It's nice to know the system still works.

August 25, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Commission OKs troubled 2015 budget

When it came to the 2015 Barton County operating budget, to say the year was difficult would be an understatement, County Administrator Richard Boeckman told the County Commission Monday morning.

August 25, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Pass or don’t pass

In a single day last year, 2,220 Kansas school bus drivers reported 798 instances of drivers illegally passing their stopped busses.

August 23, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


It was a chance meeting at the annual Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Producers meeting in Wichita earlier this week. State Sen. Mitch Holms, R-St. John, sat and dinner with representatives of T&C Manufacturing and Operating Inc.

August 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Business

American State’s holding company, not bank, moving to Wichita

There has been some confusion about the recent news of American State Bancshares moving to Wichita.

August 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Business


It has been a long time coming, but the electronic directory kiosk at Great Bend Cemetery is up and running. It was officially christened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon.

August 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Progress being made at tire-recycling business

It was back in November of 2012 that Great Bend Chamber of Commerce President Jan Peters introduced Blizzard Energy to the Great Bend City Council. Since then, it's been a long road for the tire recycling business to establish a state-of-the-art facility, which is still not up and running.

August 21, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

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Articles By Author - Dale Hogg

Has Your Smoke Alarm Expired?

This week marks Fire Prevention Week, and local and state safety officials urge all Kansas residents to know how old their smoke alarms are, and ...

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

County tax sale Tuesday

The annual Barton County Tax Sale will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday in the Conference Room of the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main ...

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission alarmed by domestic violence stats

On Oct. 20, Family Crisis Center Executive Director Rachel Angel wants Barton County residents to "paint the town purple" in an effort to draw attention ...

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

County probe topic of contentious executive session

Commissioner Alicia Straub's asking for a 10-minute closed-door commission meeting Monday morning sparked a heated exchange after fellow commissioners felt blind-sided by the request ...

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Scary situation handled well

Earlier this week, there was a frightening incident at Great Bend High School. A student posted a threat to the school, its teachers and its ...

October 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Too much of a good thing

For area farmers and grain handlers, fall 2016 is amounting to a perfect storm.

October 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

A passion for agriculture

Michael Bahr is a fifth-generation Barton County farmer and past Barton County Banker Conservation Award winner for soil conservation, as well as President of Tall ...

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry

Saving the soil and so much more

The Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) gives its Conservation Awards annually. The awards are often referred to as the ...

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry

Burdett putt-putt course near completion

BURDETT - It's been a long time coming, but its almost done.

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Pawnee County

Public health is her passion

Barton County Health Department Public Health Educator Janel Rose has been at her job for 24 years. A former teacher, she has put her passion ...

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Health & Wellness

Spreading the word on health

An avid cyclist and nutrition enthusiast, Barton County Extension Agent Donna Krug has long advocated for health lifestyles.

March 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Health & Wellness

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