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Convention center won’t run cheaply

Poor management has left the Great Bend Convention Center in need of — well, in need of a lot — local officials are discovering as they work to finalize public ownership.
City Administrator Howard Partington told the Great Bend City Council this week that the city has closed on the property on 10th Street, and that the contributors had come up with the $500,000 that it cost for the city to own it. However, he added, even a cursory examination of the facility shows that more than the purchase price is going to be needed to get the facility in shape ...

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