In his update presented to the Barton County Commission Tuesday morning, County Engineer Clark Rusco reported he met with representatives from the City of Ellinwood and county Road and Bridge Department concerning Hirsch Street drainage/flooding. His office also completed surveys and project design for Hirsch Street drainage.
Stressing that their action by no means meant the approval of new dog-control measures, the Great Bend City Council signed off Tuesday night on the report prepared by the committee appointed to study the matter.
Great Bend Police received multiple reports Saturday of broken windows in vehicles around town. Estimated damage in most cases was $200 to $300 per window. Many of the windows were shot out with a BB gun, according to reports.
Though rivals on the basketball court, Barton Community College and Hutchinson Community College have formed an alliance in education that will bring occupational safety training to central Kansas, BCC officials announced last week.
TOPEKA – To highlight the need for emergency preparedness in the home, workplace, schools and community, Gov. Sam Brownback signed a proclamation Thursday, designating September as "Kansas Preparedness Month." The signing took place in the governor's ceremonial office in the Kansas Capitol.
HOISINGTON - Although the temperature hovered around the century mark on Saturday, children and adults both climbed eagerly into trucks, honking horns and spinning steering wheels to see vehicles they had not seen before. It was all a part of the Hoisington Labor Day weekend celebration on Saturday.
The Kansas Division of Emergency Management will hold a preliminary damage assessment at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Room 101 at the Barton County Courthouse in Great Bend to gather information on damages sustained during the flooding and severe weather July 22-Aug. 16, said Amy Miller, Barton County emergency management director.