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.
At least for now, Kansas and Arizona residents can keep registering to vote with a federal form and without having to show proof of citizenship, thanks to a federal appeals court ruling handed down Thursday.
Those with political aspirations for the Aug. 5 primary election need act quickly to toss their hats into the ring, Barton County election officials said. The primary filing deadline is noon Monday, June 2.
A Great Bend Tribune reader complained over the phone this week about the continued resistance by local gasoline retailers to lower their prices. Pump prices in Great Bend have been locked at $3.43 for weeks, even as they have tumbled elsewhere, making the per gallon cost among the highest in Kansas.
Flashing yellow lights around town herald the start of another academic year. It also signals that drivers to be aware children could be crossing the streets in those school zones.
The putrid stench of rotting fish hung heavy over Veterans Memorial Lake Friday morning and buzzards circled overhead.
According to state law, the Appraiser's Office is required to re-inspect 17 percent of the county each year. Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said this year, her staff is measuring and inspecting properties located south of K-4 to 50 Road, including the rural areas and Olmitz, part of Hoisington, Albert and Barton Hills. Properties that have sold recently and/or have building permits will also be inspected.
It was a battle of Barton County natives as Alicia (Schartz) Straub narrowly defeated incumbent District 4 County Commissioner Ken Lebbin in the Republican primary Tuesday. Barring a successful write-in candidate in the November general election, Straub will assume the post come January.