County officials moved ahead this week on plans to improve county emergency communications. The Barton County Commission approved $3,550 for Hayden Tower Service to install radio equipment and cables on a Kansas Department of Transportation tower in the north part of Barton County. In September, County Administrator Richard Boeckman told commissioners that the county would have to move some of its emergency equipment, because an aging tower it had used is about to be demolished. ...
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.
In the words of the immortal bard: "D'oh!" Americans received the news this week that, according to an Associated Press report on a Vatican news announcement: "Homer Simpson is part of the pope's flock." That's right. L'Osservatore Romano has leaked to the world that Homer is Catholic. But that's not all. So is Bart Simpson. The Italian column is the "latest example of the Vatican paper's efforts to be more relevant in the last few ...
It's not only fire that firefighters are concerned about, as they attempt to continue to educate the community during Fire Prevention Month.
Now is certainly NOT the time to let down our guard as we continue to recognize Fire Prevention Month.
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.
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.
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."
County Clerk Donna Zimmerman has explained that some voters may have to show ID when they vote, due to current federal regulations.
We seem to have a real problem with what should be basic concepts in this country. For example - there's the concept of the difference between "friends" and "enemies." True, it was Don Vito Corleone who said "keep your friends close but keep your enemies closer" and he may have meant it, but, let's be honest. He was a fictional character, and there comes a time when we really shouldn't be investing taxpayers' dollars to ...
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."
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.
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.
It's time for spooky, chilly fall evenings. Pumpkins are everywhere. The very night seems filled with hauntings. In the shadows you see a ethereal form, coming closer, you can discern the horns. It's not a trick-or-treater. It's a deer and it's headed right for your car. According to a recent Associated Press release: "The AAA notes that deer cause 1.6 million vehicle crashes annually. "The Insurance Information Institute says such accidents average $3,000 in damages. ...
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.