As part of a larger announcement, a 192-mile portion of the Arkansas River in Kansas was designated as a National Water Trail earlier this month, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reported. The trail begins in Great Bend and ends at the Kansas-Oklahoma border southeast of Arkansas City.
After the County became involved with the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway, several Works Progress Administration native-stone bridges in the northern part of the County were placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Within a week of being scammed out of $48,600, the county had been notified that $34,360.70 had been collected and would be returned. This was good news, but County Treasurer Kevin Wondra said it needed to be determined into what account both the expenditure and receipt of funds would be booked.
On Thursday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office received notification from Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra that some of the funds in the recent email scam had been recovered, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.
Barton County is seeing an upswing in rabies-related dog bite investigations. This concerns county Health Director Shelly Schneider who said her office is spending about 20 hours a week on these cases.