Gary Demel started at Barton County Road and Bridge Department over four decades ago with a shovel in his hand and rose to become the shop foreman. Monday morning, he was honored as the county's Employee of the Quarter during the County Commission's meeting.
HAYS – The Great Bend Tribune joined other Kansas newspapers and Fort Hays State University's Docking Institute of Public Affairs to conduct a political poll of the First Congressional District measuring Kansans' candidate and policy preferences on key issues.
When the Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee, sponsored by Barton County Emergency Management, met July 12 for its third quarterly meeting of 2016, members got a lesson in how to plan for and cope with a wildfire disaster.
Tom Holmes has been a staple at Great Bend City Council meetings of late. After the departure of the city sanitarian, it fell to him as the assistant to present trashy and run-down properties for abatement.
The Barton County Landfill currently has a building on-site that is used for scale operations, office space, employee training and includes a shop. However, it is showing its age, Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock told the County Commission Monday morning.