The Barton County Appraiser's Office is in the process of collecting new construction information and reviewing properties that have sold, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said. For each property that has sold, personnel will verify the data on record and take a picture of the property. "These properties assist the office in analyzing the market and market conditions to value properties in the upcoming year," she said.
Cody Smith of the Alliance Insurance Group Monday morning presented a $11,978.36 dividend return check as a result of the county's participation in the Kansas County Safety Dividend Group with EMC Insurance Companies, making the six-year dividend total over $136,000.
The County recently took judgment on the parcels remaining on the 2016 Tax Sale and with about two weeks until the annual tax sale, about 55 parcels remain, County Treasurer Kevin Wondra told the County Commission Monday morning.
It was anticipated that the first presidential debates between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton which took place Monday night would draw an audience on par with the Super Bowl. Over 100 million viewers were expected to tune in and watch the two controversial candidates square off in the first of three meetings in a tight presidential contest.
To accommodate Great Bend Coop's growing grain glut, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a special meeting for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, to act on a zoning change request that will allow the cooperative to build new storage bunks at Pawnee Rock.
Barton County Administrator Richard Boeckman publicly told county commissioners Monday morning that he plans to step down from his post come next March, but he said he is not ready to completely retire.
Barton County Clerk Donna Zimmerman wants all county voters who registered via the so-called Motor Voter Act at the Department of Motor Vehicles offices to know they are eligible to cast a ballot in the Nov. 8 general election, at least for now.
The Great Bend City Council voted Monday night to proceed with plans on how to best way to remodel the Great Bend Police Department. The nearly 90-year-old structure needs updating to accommodate current needs.
Citing progress in the cleaning up and repairing of four run-down homes in the 2100 block of 16th Street, the Great Bend City Council voted Monday night to table action on condemning the structures for demolition for 60 days.