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.
TOPEKA - State labor officials are pinning an ongoing upward unemployment trend in part on a dwindling labor pool, according to the jobless report released by the Kansas Department of Labor late last week.
After the dust, and water, settled Thursday afternoon, who won the United Way of Central Kansas water balloon fight between the Unified School District 428 administration and the Jefferson Elementary School staff is still being debated.
Finally, finally, the fog has lifted and news about officials in Washington, D.C. tackling matters of national import is emerging. The Agricultural Marketing Service of the Department of Agriculture is proposing to revise the United States standards for grades of canned baked beans.