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County approves tower project

County officials moved ahead this week on plans to improve county emergency communications.

October 22, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News

Races and questions

Though there are few local challenges in the coming general election, County Clerk Donna Zimmerman reports that there will be plenty on the ballots, including national, state, and local offices, as well as state questions.

October 21, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News


In the words of the immortal bard: "D'oh!"

October 21, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

CO poison is an annual fall threat

It's not only fire that firefighters are concerned about, as they attempt to continue to educate the community during Fire Prevention Month.

October 20, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News

CO poisoning presents a serious threat

Now is certainly NOT the time to let down our guard as we continue to recognize Fire Prevention Month.

October 20, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Local airport makes history with new paving

Improvements that were recently completed at the Great Bend Municipal Airport made history for the local facility, but also for the state of Kansas, according to Airport Manager Martin Miller.

October 20, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News

County supports improvements to K-96

Area community officials, business leaders and residents are being encouraged to participate in an upcoming Kansas Department of Transportation meeting in Hutchinson to support the next phase of state highway construction to include a project between Hutchinson and Sterling as part of the continued effort to improve transportation in this part of the state.

October 19, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News

Schedule for Broadway-Harrison signals announced

The issue of "when" on the implementation of traffic signals at Broadway and Harrison was addressed when the Great Bend City Council met Monday night, as was the issue of "where."

October 19, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News

New voters may need to show ID at polls

County Clerk Donna Zimmerman has explained that some voters may have to show ID when they vote, due to current federal regulations.

October 17, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News

Don't keep this enemy close

We seem to have a real problem with what should be basic concepts in this country.

October 17, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Off, we go

The next time any of us wonder why our community continues to support improvements to Great Bend Municipal Airport, we might consider the work that is going on northwest of here, in a crucial effort to play "catch-up."

October 15, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Special needs information sought by county

In another step to better prepare this area for any future disasters, Emergency Risk Manager Amy Miller is seeking input about Barton County residents with special needs.

October 15, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News

We’re ready for the ‘vote early’ part

According to information from County Clerk Donna Zimmerman, voters can get an early start on the general election now, because advanced voting is open for Barton County.

October 14, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News

Don't let deer spook you

It's time for spooky, chilly fall evenings.

October 14, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Register, and then vote

Anyone who wants to participate in the coming general election - it is scheduled for Nov. 2, for all of you who've been sleeping - and who hasn't bothered to register to vote, is running out of time.

October 13, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

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