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.
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.