Barton Community College President Carl Heilman Thursday afternoon recognized area employers and their partnership with BCC. During the BCC Board of Trustees meeting, he presented Employer Engagement Initiative Awards from the Kansas Board of Regents and the Kansas Department of Commerce to the businesses for their efforts at promoting technical education.
It's going to be a case of daja vu at the Great Bend Sports Complex May 29 and 30 as Great Bend hosts another big baseball and softball tourney. This time it will be the Kansas State High School Activities Association Class 1-2A State Baseball and Softball Tournament.
There will be a send-off ceremony for Michelle Page of Downey, Calif., and Bonny Boultinghouse of Great Bend from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Jack Kilby Square in downtown Great Bend. The two will be on their way to represent the area in the Miss Kansas Pageant June 7 at Pratt Community College.
There is more to striping a line down a county road than slapping on some paint.
The Great Bend City Council heard some good news on the housing development front Monday night.
Memorial Day is Monday and that means the unofficial beginning of summer. So, starting this weekend, folks will be flocking to the state's many lakes.
The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved allowing a professional fireworks display as part of Camp Hope at 9:30 p.m. June 19 at Barton Community College.
The new Veterans Memorial at Golden Belt Memorial Park north of Great Bend will be looking good come time for its dedication at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, the day before Memorial Day.
Ancient civilizations understood the concept, but the idea got lost in the dusts of architectural time, until recently that is.
Valuation notices for real property were mailed on March 17, and this is followed by a 30 day appeal deadline, said Barton County Appraiser Barbara Konrade.
The partnership between Barton County and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to enhance the Cheyenne Bottoms scenic overlook east of Hoisington has taken on a life of its own, County Administrator Richard Boeckman said.
Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra again came under fire from members of the County Commission Monday morning over his office's continuing struggles to finish reconciling tax rolls, struggles that drew a stern warning earlier this year from the county's auditors.
May is National Bike Month, so dubbed by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. It is a celebration of all things bicycle and a chance to get out doors.
The thunderstorms that drenched parts of Barton County Sunday night were scattered, besides, the fickle Kansas weather can dry things up in a heartbeat. These reasons prompted the County Commission Monday morning to let stand the county-wide temporary burn ban.
The convention of Fourth District Barton County Commission delegates whose job it is to replace the late Commissioner Don Cates will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend, said Barton County Republican Committee Chairman Richard Friedeman.
It started as a concern expressed by a rural southwest Barton County resident over the conditions of gravel roads in the area, but it evolved into a discussion of the township road system and whose responsibility it is to maintain them.
Barton County Engineer Clark Rusco has met with Bartlett Grain Company officials over how traffic to and from the new grain-handling facility will impact U.S. 56, which runs along the north edge of the site, the Barton County Commission learned Monday morning.
Three bidders have had a peek inside the old opera house building at Forest and Williams, all eying the possibility of razing the beleaguered structure.
Noting that it was more than double previous projections, the Great Bend City Council Monday night voted to reject a bid submitted for utility improvements in the Amber Meadows housing development.
We have been spoiled in Central Kansas. July, normally a time for extremely hot temperatures, has been mild. We all knew that we would pay the price, and now we are.
It was a time Monday morning to show appreciation. The Barton County Commission recognized two long-time county employees who are leaving after years of service.
After somber deliberation, a unanimous Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a non-binding resolution calling for the resignation of County Treasurer Kevin Wondra.
Two items in the news of late should act as a reminder to all of us that there are folks out there willing to scam us for our money if we let them.
TOPEKA – Ruling the jury instructions may have violated his constitutional rights, the Kansas Supreme Court Friday overturned the death sentence for Sidney Gleason, convicted of capital murder in the 2004 killings of a Great Bend woman and her boyfriend.
Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part series about the Great Bend City Council's 2015 budget-planning session Tuesday night. Part one dealt with the council's goals. This installment will delve into the budget's numbers and what they mean.
On June 13, Great Bend City Council members toured city facilities as the first step in the 2015 budget-planning process. Next they gathered on July 2 for a brain-storming session with the purpose of establishing their goals for the upcoming year.
To help shore up reserves, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved transferring money from the Oil and Gas Valuation Depletion Trust Fund. However, the commission was warned this critical piece of county funding will not be around for much longer.
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