The Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo is big deal for the community, but it wouldn't be possible if it weren't for city officials and volunteers who make it happen, show promoter Daren Dale told the Great Bend City Council Monday night.
In recognition of his years of dedication to local tennis and local youth, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved naming the west tennis courts at Veterans Memorial Park in honor of longtime coach Shannon Schartz.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the State of Kansas are partners in implementing a voluntary program to encourage Golden Belt farmers along the Arkansas River to decrease irrigation and take other steps to conserve water and help wildlife.
The Barton County Landfill staff has been busy with routine operations, including recycling activities and litter control. These two items caused Solid Waste Manager Phil Hathcock to offer some words of advise to landfill users.
Barton County established its 911 addressing system in 1989. But, as the county's mapping system is much more advanced now, it has become more noticeable that some areas of the county have not been addressed correctly, Barton County 911 Director Dena Popp told the County Commission Monday morning.
Citing extremely dry conditions and high winds creating an "imminent threat of fire," the Barton County Commission Monday morning signed a resolution establishing a temporary burn ban for Barton County.