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New vehicle, bike signs on the way

Barton County Engineer Clark Rusco has been working with the engineers on the High Risk Rural Road project to replace regulatory and warning signs on several roadway corridors in the county, including the installation of several new bicycle signs, County Administrator Richard Boeckman told the County Commission Monday morning.

October 14, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


ROADS OF GLASS

The Barton County Road and Bridge Department has begun testing the inclusion of finely ground glass in the asphalt it uses to pave rural black-tops, Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips said.

October 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tax distributions still not complete

The Barton County Commission Monday morning learned that the property tax distributions that were due out by Sept. 20 from the County Treasurer's Office have yet to me made. In addition, there are still tax abatements and refunds that have not been cleared up either.

October 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


No real surprises

The Kansas Department of Agriculture has added a new interactive map to its website. This map breaks down statistics and shows the impact each county has on the total state economy. The map allows users to see detailed agricultural statistics including farm numbers, leading agricultural sectors and value-added data.

October 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


County tax sale set for Tuesday

The annual Barton County tax sale takes place at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Conference Room of the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. Commission Chairman Kenny Schremmer will conduct the auction.

October 10, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Read it in the paper

This past week marked the 75th anniversary of National Newspaper Week, an annual observance that underscores the impact of newspapers to communities large and small. The theme of this year's NNW is "Power of the Press."

October 10, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Audit part of ‘cost of doing business’

It was a costly pill for the Barton County commissioners to swallow Monday morning when they approved paying Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball $53,695 for the county's 2014 audit.

October 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tax distribution delays causing headaches

Much to the chagrin of numerous taxing entities in Barton County, the sales tax distribution that was due out by Sept. 20 has yet to be made. The delay is creating hardships for those anticipating the funds.

October 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Buildings declared ‘unsafe and dangerous’

The Great Bend City Council Monday night adopted a resolution setting 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 as the dates for a pubic hearings for the unsafe and dangerous structure at 1318 Kansas Ave., owned by Trent Mermis, and 1324 Kansas Avenue, owned by Norma Ward.

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The last B-29 hangar to be razed

The last of the World War II B-29 hangers at the Great Bend Municipal Airport has been near collapse for several years, and the recent storm just made things worse. Noting that it is a shame to see the landmark go, the Great Bend City Council Monday night authorized Stone Sand Company to raze the beleaguered historic structure.

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


End of an era

It is an unfortunate coincidence that came only a couple weeks after the tremendous success of the Great Bend Airfest, an event celebrating the communities rich World War II heritage. The Great Bend City Council Monday night discussed the fate of last of the remaining WW II B-29 hangars at the Great Bend Municipal Airport.

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


ETERNALLY ON GUARD

In November, the Barton County Historical Society will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of "The Rifleman," the original bronze statue by noted American sculptor Frederick C. Hibbard. To the north of the Barton County Courthouse, this likeness of a young man about 19 years of age stands eternal guard in defense of the Union, rifle and bayonet at the ready.

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Learn not to burn

Soon, Great Bend firefighters will be making their annual rounds to local grade schools. They will show the kids firefighters are not to be feared and remind them how to be safe when fire strikes.

October 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Last hazardous waste collection dates coming

In all, Barton County Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock said 52 participants dropped off 258 pounds of household hazardous waste at the Sept. 19 collection at the Barton County Landfill. In addition, 3,400 pounds of E-Waste was recycled during the reporting period.

September 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Go say hi

Do you know who lives next door to you? Have you ever actually exchanged a word with them? If so, congratulations, you're part of a growing American trend. Studies indicate that about one third of Americans say they have never interacted with their neighbors.

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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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 ...

February 05, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Cost of winter storms adding up

Winter weather during the past couple of weeks has required emergency call-out and emergency cleanup by Barton County Road and Bridge Department, department Director Dale ...

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


MORE HOUSING ON THE WAY

A resolution approved by the Great Bend City Council Monday night should help bring more affordable rental housing for the communities seniors. The action supported ...

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Activity picking up at CVB

The Great Bend City Council was told Monday night that the number of Convention and Visitors Bureau projects has grown steadily since the first of ...

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mapping project could have far-reaching impact

There is a lot at stake with the new flood plain map being developed for the Cow Creek Watershed as it could impact zoning and ...

February 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Traffic increases at Wetlands Center

A lot has happened at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, center Site Manager Curtis Wolf told the Great Bend City Council Monday night during his ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council declares trailer house unsafe, sets hearing

The Great Bend City Council Monday night agreed with the findings of Building Inspector Lee Schneider and Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker that a dilapidated ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Less is more

Some Kansas legislators are saying that perhaps legislative sessions are too long. Perhaps, they should be shortened, curtailed to expedite decisions and save taxpayer money ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND

It was Under Sheriff Bruce Green who nominated Barton County Sheriff's Office Detective Sgt. Dave Paden to the county's last employee of the ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Put up or shut up

With all the time wasted voting to repeal Obamacare and all the time wasted railing against it, this seems like a sensible compromise.

January 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Tax credits approved for housing development

Another step in improving the housing stock in Great Bend received a boost this week with the approval of state tax credits for the Fairways ...

January 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


St. John looking at grocery options

ST. JOHN – At a building-wide meeting Friday morning, Grocery giant Kroger told the staff of the St. John Dillons store would close as of Feb ...

January 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Shopping for a solution

It is indeed unfortunate that Kroger has opted to close the Dillons store in St. John as of Feb. 6. The store had been a ...

January 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Property valuations statements to be on time

In seeking approval to outsource the mailing of property tax valuation statements, Barton Count Appraiser Barb Esfeld offered some good news to the County Commission ...

January 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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