The Barton County Clerk's Office will sponsor an electronic poll book demonstration at 9 a.m. Friday in the Clerk's Office at Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main, Great Bend. The demonstration will be provided by Henry M. Adkins and Son Inc. of Clinton, Mo.
Barton County will join with Johnson County in a "mandamus action" lawsuit against the state regarding a newly minted statute that county appraisers across Kansas feel will create unfair property values.
There have been at least three examples of late of just how out of touch the Kansas Legislature is with rural parts of the state. All of these are issues being grappled with by Barton County officials.
The Barton County commissioners and the Memorial Parks Advisory Committee are inviting the public to attend the dedication of the first Golden Belt Veterans Memorial stone at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Veterans Day.
At 11 p.m. Nov. 11, 1918, the guns fell silent across Europe as World War I came to an unofficial end with the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany. The Treaty of Versailles, was signed in 1919, which officially ended the "Great War."
There is finally a groundswell of support locally for increased biking and walking opportunities. The efforts of Be Well Barton County, Barton County and the cities of Claflin, Ellinwood, Great Bend and Hoisington are finally coming to fruition as a Bicycle-Pedestrian Master Plan is being developed.