Earlier this month, the Great Bend City Council paved the way for $1.21 million in improvements to about 90 blocks of city streets. That work begins this coming week, City Administrator Howard Partington said.
In the aftermath of a severe storm like the one that swept through the Golden Belt last week, there are plenty of roofs in need of repair. But, officials warn home and business owners to use caution to avoid scams by transient contractors.
Despite assurances from a property owner that most of the properties were going to be rehabilitated, the Great Bend City Council Tuesday night adopted resolutions declaring several structures as unsafe and dangerous and directed that the structures be razed.
The Barton County Commission Tuesday morning approved a request from the City of Great Bend to close a portion of Airport Road, SW 40 Ave., to accommodate a veterans' parade Sept. 19. The event is part of the city's 2015 Airfest which is taking place at the Municipal Airport Sept. 18-20.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, 6–8 million pets end up in shelters each year and half of those will probably not be adopted. Sadly, the society reports that about 2.4 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs-about one every 13 seconds - are put down in U.S. shelters each year. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets.