The Barton County Commission Monday morning made appointments to the Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee, the body charged with coordinating a response in case of a hazardous materials disaster.
The purchase of a new dump truck for the Barton County Road and Bridge Department to replace one damaged in an accident was OKed by the County Commission Monday morning. However, the action did not meet with unanimous approval.
The Barton County Commission Monday morning said goodbye to retiring County Engineer Clark Rusco, crediting him with reeling in millions of federal and state dollars while spearheading countless vital projects.
As many of us prepare to visit family and friends over the Christmas holiday, they will be joining throngs of Americans going over the river and through the woods. The American Automobile Association reports that travel by car remains the most popular mode of transportation.
TOPEKA – The labor force in Kansas swelled in November, forcing down the state's November seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to 4.0 percent,a decline from 4.1 percent in October and decreased from 4.2 percent in November 2014, the Kansas Department of Labor reported this week.
The deadline for property owners to pay their taxes for the first half of the year is normally Dec. 20. However, this year that falls on Sunday so taxpayers have until the end of the day Monday, Dec. 21, Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra said.
With the subsiding of the toxic blue-green algae problem, Veteran's Memorial Lake in Great Bend will again receive regular stockings of rainbow trout as part of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism's winter trout program. The first fish were delivered Tuesday morning.
December 15, 2015|
SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE
It is happening sooner than Barton County officials were expecting or wanting, but the upgrade to the latest Next Generation 911 system will take place in the coming months. The County Commission approved the $104,000 conversion Monday morning.
Great Bend police officer Jefferson Davis and Sgt. Jason Settle recently completed a comprehensive safety and security evaluation of the Police Department building, City Administrator Howard Partington reported to the city council Monday night.