As many Ellinwood residents continued their soggy clean-up and area farmers dealt with the muddy aftermath following Sunday's flooding, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a disaster declaration covering the entire county.
When looking at the housing market and home prices nationally and locally, it is difficult to compare apples to apples, said Stan Longhofer, director of the Center for Real Estate at Wichita State University.
A recent Wall Street Journal/ NBC poll found that Congress has drawn among the lowest approval ratings in history, with 83 percent of those responding giving it the big thumbs down. Looking at the past, this Congress is on pace to beat the record as the most ineffective in modern government history, surpassing that of the post Civil War era.
County Engineer Clark Rusco continues to meet with Kansas Department of Transportation officials concerning the KDOT High Risk Rural Roads signing grant. This is a $200,000 grant to help pay for signage that meets new, more stringent national traffic standards.