The Barton County Treasurer's Office came under fire Monday morning for $1.3 million in 2013 end-of-year property tax receipts that had not been properly recorded. This and other shortcomings in the department came to light through preliminary audit findings presented during the Barton County Commission meeting.
In the early days of the fundraising effort for the Golden Belt Memorial Park Veterans Memorial, a anonymous donor stepped forward and pledged a matching gift of $5,000 when $5,000 had been raised.
The Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area scenic overlook on K-4 between Hoisington and Redwing is closer to getting a long-awaited upgrade.
Barton County Commission Chairman Kenny Schremmer could hardly contain himself Monday morning as the commission discussed the Veterans Memorial at Golden Belt Memorial Park.
There is still a chance to attend the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon Friday, Feb. 28. Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased at the GBHS Activities Office, 19th and Morton. Those interested can also call the office at 620-793-1560.
The Kansas Department of Transportation wants your opinions as it and a team of consultants develop a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for the Kansas Byways System. They are seeking ways to make each of the state's 11 scenic and historic byways more friendly to people experiencing them on foot and by bicycle.
Wanted: A few good volunteers to deliver meals in Great Bend.
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.
Two key street improvement projects are moving forward, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night.
Early in the morning on Dec. 18, a large chunk of the back southwest corner of the old opera house building at 2103 Forest tumbled to the ground. Later in the day, it declared the structure unsafe to occupy, forcing the renters, Euphoria Dance Studio and an apartment tenant, to move.
In this past year, Mother Nature ruled the roost at Cheyenne Bottoms and the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, Site Manager Curtis Wolf told the Great Bend City Council Monday night in his annual report on the activities KWEC.
At its meeting Monday night, the Great Bend City Council considered a resolution to ask voters in the upcoming April election if they want to continue the one half-cent city sales tax. The tax first approved by constituents in 2000, will sunset as of April 1, 2015.
It's the Sunday that many in the Sunflower State look forward to all year. The time to gather around your televisions for football and commercial watching, in a tradition known as Super Bowl Sunday.
Even with gas prices inching up slightly, the remain lower than they have been, GasBuddy.com reported this week. This prompted the organization to analyze just what day of the week is the best to fill the tank.
Noting that the money brought into the county and the jobs created by through its efforts, it was an easy call for the Barton County Commission to re-up with Great Plains Development.
Unfortunately, Barton County Commissioner Jennifer Schartz said public officials grab the headlines when they have a bad day and make a mistake. That is why she appreciated what 911 Director Doug Hubbard had to say Monday morning.
Emergency personnel and first responders in Barton County will now have a back-up method to receive messages and alerts from dispatchers after the County Commission approved the purchase of the Active911 system Monday morning.
At first blush, the sixth-annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday paint a bleak picture for Barton County. We are the 86th least healthy county in Kansas after being ranked at 68th last year.
Earl Mark served his country in the Army during the 1970s. But, the years have been an unbeatable foe and the veteran could no longer serve himself.
HAYS - They eyes of the nation may have been on March Madness and the national collegiate basketball tourney, but thousands swarmed to Hays this past weekend for the 47th-annual Kansas Special Olympics State Basketball and Cheerleading Competition.
Barton County was the 86th least healthiest county in Kansas, falling only 15 places above the state's least healthy county, Woodson, according to the ratings from the sixth-annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday. This was a drop from last year when Barton was 68th.
If you were a bad guy in Great Bend Monday, you may have had a very bad day.
The Federal Highway Administration and the Kansas Department of Transportation recognize this as National Work Zone Awareness Week. As of Monday morning, it was being observed in Barton County as well after the County Commission approved a proclamation marking the occasion.
Road construction on U.S. 56 between Great Bend and Ellinwood is expected to last a couple months. During that span, more and more motorists are anticipated to use the parallel East Barton County Road as a detour.
The Great Bend Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have a message for all the bad guys out there – you are not wanted here.
Spring is here and with the nice weather we've been having, it's time to think about getting back outdoors.
Barton County voters can now apply for advanced ballots for the April 7 city/school/hospital general election, said Donna Zimmerman, Barton county clerk and election officer.
This past Saturday, City Sanitarian Gregg Vannoster worked with First Assembly of God Church volunteers for a community service day cleanup of storm water drainage ditches around the community.
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