Despite assurances from a property owner that most of the properties were going to be rehabilitated, the Great Bend City Council Tuesday night adopted resolutions declaring several structures as unsafe and dangerous and directed that the structures be razed.
The Barton County Commission Tuesday morning approved a request from the City of Great Bend to close a portion of Airport Road, SW 40 Ave., to accommodate a veterans' parade Sept. 19. The event is part of the city's 2015 Airfest which is taking place at the Municipal Airport Sept. 18-20.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, 6–8 million pets end up in shelters each year and half of those will probably not be adopted. Sadly, the society reports that about 2.4 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs-about one every 13 seconds - are put down in U.S. shelters each year. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets.
Barton County Engineer Clark Rusco met recently with Barton County Road and Bridge, Kansas Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration representatives to review damages to Federal Aid Secondary routes for the latest disaster declaration.
Noting on-going shortcomings in the Barton County Treasurer's Office that have foisted more responsibility onto other departments, the County Commission Monday morning approved a 2015 audit that painted a good picture of the county's financial condition.