Stories that have played out on the statewide and nationwide level were topics when the Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee, sponsored by Barton County Emergency Management, held its second quarterly meeting of 2016 on Tuesday, April 12.
It was announced last Monday at the Barton County Commission meeting that the county had 77 lines for the names of veterans remaining before the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial's second stone could be ordered.
For over 100 years, the Barton County Courthouse Square, portions of which are now commonly referred to as Jack Kilby Square, has been a focal point for Great Bend, a center of community events ranging from City Band concerts to Cinco de Mayo to June Jaunt.
ELLSWORTH – Two Great Bend teenaged boys appeared in Ellsworth County District Court in Ellsworth Wednesday, one pleading not guilty and one no contest to a single count each of battery done in a rude manner, Ellsworth County Attorney Joe Shepack said. The charges are in connection with an alleged assault on a Great Bend High School school bus carrying the GBHS swim team home from Manhattan Feb. 6.
The Kansas Department of Transportation will delay several road projects scheduled for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, including the next leg in what has been called the Northwest Passage in an effort to help balance the state's budget. However, city and economic development officials fear delay is merely a euphemism for cancel.
Starting now, motorists in the north and west central parts of Barton County may need to adjust their driving habits. The 2016 blacktop asphalt overlay and sealing season is underway in these areas, Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips said.