Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon honoring 2016 inductees, Jean Cavanaugh and Mike Goss, are on sale in the Activities Office at the high school. The luncheon is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the Club at Stone Ridge. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased through Monday, Feb. 13. Tickets will not be available at the door.
According to the Kansas Contractors Association, a recent poll found Kansas voters do not agree with how state leaders are spending taxpayer dollars – specifically, the sweeping of $2.7 billion away from the Kansas Department of Transportation to the general fund over the last six years.
Although fewer people passed through the doors of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in 2016 than 2015, Site Manager Curtis Wolf Barton County commissioners Monday morning there has been no shortage of activity at the facility.
It may not get a nod from the Academy, but the video Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips publicly premiered Monday morning during the County Commission meeting earned praises from critics.
We have had our share of bad weather in this area, from tornadoes to severe thunderstorms to flooding. These can happen with plenty of warning, or not. This just highlights the capricious nature of our unpredictable spring weather and the need to be prepared for it, particularly during what is known as the severe storm season of April through June.
February marks the first year of the implementation for a new approach to juvenile justice in Southeast Kansas, and state and local officials say it will now be expanded to address juvenile offenders statewide.
The Barton County preliminary damage assessment meeting for government entities has been scheduled for 10 a.m. today, in the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main Street, room 101, Great Bend. Emergency Risk Manager Amy Miller is coordinating the process to collect damage totals from the recent ice storm.
Longevity is important, and there is a lot of it among Barton County employees. Several were honored by the County Commission for a total of 365 years of service during the commission meeting Monday morning.
Kansas Today is Jan. 29 and that, as most Kansas school children will know, is Kansas Day which celebrates our wonderful Sunflower State's birthday. Today the 156th year since we were admitted into the union in 1861.