A threat against Great Bend High School by a GBHS student posted to the mobile photo-sharing Instagram app Monday night is being addressed, according to a statement from Unified School District 428 Superintendent Brad Reed. Great Bend Police officers were able to locate the student and take him into custody prior to the start of the school day Tuesday.
There will be a public hearing at the Nov. 7 Great Bend City Council meeting to discuss tax credits for Trail Ridge Partners, the Leewood-based developer that seeks to expand the Reserves at Trail Ridge apartment complex, the council decided Monday night.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.04 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.22.
This marks the 76th anniversary of National Newspaper Week, an annual observance that underscores the impact of newspapers to communities large and small. The theme of this year's NNW is "Way to Know."
The Barton County Appraiser's Office is in the process of collecting new construction information and reviewing properties that have sold, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said. For each property that has sold, personnel will verify the data on record and take a picture of the property. "These properties assist the office in analyzing the market and market conditions to value properties in the upcoming year," she said.
Cody Smith of the Alliance Insurance Group Monday morning presented a $11,978.36 dividend return check as a result of the county's participation in the Kansas County Safety Dividend Group with EMC Insurance Companies, making the six-year dividend total over $136,000.
The County recently took judgment on the parcels remaining on the 2016 Tax Sale and with about two weeks until the annual tax sale, about 55 parcels remain, County Treasurer Kevin Wondra told the County Commission Monday morning.
It was anticipated that the first presidential debates between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton which took place Monday night would draw an audience on par with the Super Bowl. Over 100 million viewers were expected to tune in and watch the two controversial candidates square off in the first of three meetings in a tight presidential contest.
To accommodate Great Bend Coop's growing grain glut, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a special meeting for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, to act on a zoning change request that will allow the cooperative to build new storage bunks at Pawnee Rock.