Citing maintenance and liability concerns, it was the consensus of the Great Bend City Council Monday night not to accept an offer from Concrete Services President Roy Westoff to donate property on Second Street to the city.
It may only be a first step in preventing future flooding in Ellinwood, but the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a cooperative agreement with the city to improve water flow along its eastern edge, an area hit hard by recent heavy rains.
Bicycles could be purchased for as little as $1, Friday at the City of Great Bend's auction. Dozens of bicycles that have been recovered since the last auction were lined up in front of the Great Bend Police Department, along with plastic gas containers, printers, video games and other items. Along with surplus city items, auctioneer Ken Schremmer sold abandoned or unclaimed property the city has accumulated.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington is gearing up for the 117th annual Labor Day event with a some new events combined with old favorites, but with all of them "Celebrating Life in the Heartland," the theme of this year's parade. New events this year include a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30. Confederate Railroad will perform after a community barbecue and beer garden, all located under the water tower.
This month, social workers and volunteers who help with the homeless across Kansas finally get to see what a picture, taken eight months ago, has developed into. But some significant data is missing from the picture.
To some, soap is nothing more than an item used for a quick scrub-a-dub-dub in the shower or bath. But to others, including soap maker Rebecca Ford, soap is a creative art form with a realm of pleasures and benefits.
August 16, 2013|
BY DEBORAH FREUND
Special to the Tribune
Barton County and Great Bend have been the beneficiaries of the massive Transportation Works for Kansas, or T-WORKS, program, since it was implemented 2010. And, according to a report released Tuesday, more projects are on the way.