When the City of Great Bend took over management of the Convention and Visitors Bureau in January, city officials found troubling evidence as to how the CVB had been operated by long-time CVB Director Cris Collier. They were so concerned that they brought in the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to probe the records for any improprieties, City Administrator Howard Partington said.
A state of local disaster emergency could be declared for Kansas in the aftermath of wind, rains storms and flooding that raked the area June 25-28 and June 30-July 4, Barton County Emergency Management Director Amy Miller told county commissioners Monday morning. Now, the state is wanting damage estimates from all 105 counties.
On the Monday morning following the closing of the 2016 Barton County Fair, the County Commission Monday took time to recognize the efforts that go into making it a success while approving the 2017 Barton County Extension Council budget which helps in part to keep the annual event going.
With the Aug. 2 primary election looming, the Great Bend Tribune has started to receive candidate endorsement letters to the editor. The Tribune ran its policy regarding such letters earlier, but it wouldn't hurt to run it again, so here it is.
There has been much hoopla over the planned Great Bend Transload Facility to be located in the Great Bend Industrial Park west of town. The project has been in the works for about a year and the deal was consummated with a ground breaking ceremony Wednesday afternoon at the construction site.
Recently, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes met with the other June Jaunt communities. While she had only glowing remarks about this year's event in Great Bend, some other participants were less than enthusiastic.