The last Summer Street Stroll of the season took place last week on a rainy Thursday evening at the Barton County Courthouse Square. But, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the Great Bend City Council Monday night the vendors still sold all of their fresh produce.
Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes offered her monthly report to the City Council Monday night. It was a full report, highlighted by the on-going Melting Pot Month featuring several diverse activities.
It's not fair, Barton County resident Jana Reed told the County Commission Monday morning in regards to the wind energy transmission line that is proposed to cross her family's property near Galatia.
In regards to the safety of Barton County employees, the County Commission Monday morning received good news for the fifth year in a row.
It's not that the Miss America Pageant is the pinnacle of American culture, but the program Sunday night showed that the event was truly more than a beauty contest.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does." These words by American anthropologist Margaret Mead certainly ring true.
Great Bend Fire Department firefighter Nick Maddy climbed for Harvey Harrell.
The Bikers of Central Kansas are holding a fundraising poker run/benefit ride for the Golden Belt Memorial Park Veterans' Memorial project this Saturday.
With talk of launching cruise missiles at Syria, the looming federal debt crisis and uncertainty of the future of health care, it may seem like an odd time to look at butter sculptures and eat Pronto Pups. But, that's not the case.
Every 10 years following the census, the Kansas Department of Transportation updates the state's Urban Area and Functional Classification maps which define city boundaries and rates roads based on usage.
It may be a first in Great Bend and let's only hope it isn't the last. This refers to the covered bicycle rack on the west side of the Great Bend Public Library.
It took the Great Bend Police Department, the Great Bend Fire Department and a towing service an hour and a half Thursday morning to fish a stolen red, four-door Dodge Ram 1500 pickup out of Veterans Memorial Lake. The activity drew a large crowd of spectators.
Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison, City Engineer Robert Winiecke and City Administrator Howard Partington met recently with officials of tire recycling business Blizzard Energy, Partington told the City Council Tuesday night. The firm is working on the state and federal permits for the project.
In his update presented to the Barton County Commission Tuesday morning, County Engineer Clark Rusco reported he met with representatives from the City of Ellinwood and county Road and Bridge Department concerning Hirsch Street drainage/flooding. His office also completed surveys and project design for Hirsch Street drainage.
Beginning in this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will conduct a removal of contaminated soil at the O'Neill Tank Superfund Site, said Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington.
Last May, Governor Sam Brownback issued an executive order declaring a drought emergency in most of Kansas. That order, which includes Barton County remains in effect, said Barton County Emergency Management Director Amy Miller.
In response to the whooping cough outbreak that has cause on death in Barton County, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has provided the Barton County Health Department additional pertussis vaccine supplies to prevent the disease.
TOPEKA – Showing a continued strong jobs market, Kansas' December seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, unchanged from the November revised unemployment rate and down from 4.9 percent in December 2013, the Kansas Department of Labor reported.
It was sobering news Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider delivered to the County Commission Monday morning. The county, she said, is in the midst of a whooping cough outbreak.
The Barton County Commission districts, last set three years ago, will remain the same for another three years, it was decided at the commission meeting Monday morning.
With five current cases of whooping cough and one fatality from the disease in the past month, Barton County is now in the throws of a pertussis outbreak, Health Director Shelly Schneider said Monday morning.
On Saturday night, the Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) held its annual Conservation Awards banquet at Barton Community College.
United Way of Central Kansas Executive Director Julie Bugner Smith had good news for her board members and campaign co-chairs Wednesday. She announced that the 2015 fundraising drive had met and surpassed its goal.
It is much cheaper for an offender to be to be supervised than it is to throw them in jail. For that reason and due to increasing demands for its services, the short-handed Central Kansas Community Corrections requested the addition of an extra supervisor.
TOPEKA – Seven-year-old Owen Klug suffers from a severe form of epilepsy and endures dozens of seizures every day.
The Barton County Health Department has been chosen to participate in the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Initiative, Health Director Shelly Schneider said.
Although the Golden Belt area has experienced a warm-up over the weekend, Barton County Emergency Risk Manager Amy Miller cautions that winter weather can return at any time to the area.
TOPEKA - Citing an already heavy work load in the Kansas House, veteran local lawmaker John Edmonds resigned from the state House Appropriations Committee, relinquishing his position as its vice chairman.
If one goes back two or three years, they would find the condition of the flood control levees around Great Bend had deteriorated, a fact driven home in less-than-flattering reports from the United States Army Corps of Engineers in the past.
The Barton County Commission Monday morning paved the way for the 2015 tax sale by authorizing tracts of real estate be sold for back taxes.