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County continues to address nuisances

County officials have cooperated on updating the county's nuisance code and have improved the protection of county residents in the process, Environmental Manager Judy Goreham told the Barton County Commission this week.

September 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


City helps to fund crisis center move

his week, Great Bend City Council approved spending almost $2,000 in city funds to assist paying for the Family Crisis Center to move into its future location in the former federal building at Broadway and Main.

September 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


9/11 Memorial revealed Wednesday

WICHITA - After months of work, the 9/11 Memorial crafted by Bruce and Brent Bitter from Hoisington was revealed in Wichita on Wednesday.

September 08, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Local residents take part in 9/11 ceremony

ANTHONY – Over 1,300 miles separate New York City and Anthony, but a bond cultivated between the communities since the 9/11 terrorist attacks erases that distance. And, as America solemnly commemorates the 10th anniversary of fateful September morning this weekend, they, along with Great Bend, will again be inexorably linked.

September 08, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Family honored for cancer fighting efforts

A Hoisington family's continuing effort to raise attention and funding for the fight against one of the dread diseases of our time was honored by the Barton County Commission this week.

September 08, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


9/11 attack will be remembered Sunday

Twice on Sunday, local officials will honor the memory of those whose lives were lost in the attack on America a decade ago.

September 08, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


FARM KIDS

When the classroom moves to the farm, kids have a lot of questions.

September 07, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


St. Rose to start parking lot construction

Fences will be erected around the upper-level parking area at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center on Monday, Sept. 12, when the parking lot construction project will begin. But patients and their families will still be able to use the regular main entrance to the facility.

September 07, 2011 | | News


County bridge plan approved

Since there is no water, there's little chance that the two minnow species that are considered endangered under Barton County's roads will be at risk this winter, but two of the county's more important bridges are endangered, and the Barton County Commission has approved a plan to get them fixed and made safer.

September 07, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Local government shares the load

Three local governments will cooperate to improve access to an important local facility.

September 07, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Kansas Court of Appeals to hear cases at BCC, courthouse

A three-judge panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals will hear cases in Great Bend on Sept. 20 as part of Barton County Community College's Constitution Day activities. Oral arguments in two of the cases will be conducted in the Fine Arts Auditorium at Barton Community College and in a third case at the Barton County Courthouse.

September 06, 2011 | | News


Computer work moves the county forward

Keeping almost any organization running smoothly in today's world will include keeping up with its computer needs, and for all of the taxpayers of Barton County, that includes some recent projects under the leadership of Barton County IT Director John Debes.

September 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Hospices meet peoples’ needs through pet care

Cassidy, a small, three-legged dog,belonged to a caring, elderly man. But when the man became terminally ill and entered hospice, Cassidy's fate was in jeopardy. This uncertainty weighed heavily on the owner.

September 05, 2011 | BY EMILY SNELL United Methodist News Service | News


ENTER STAGE RIGHT

Wanted: A few good performers, or at least some well-seasoned ones.

September 05, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


County bridges serious issue in Tuesday meeting

A year ago, Barton County was just being able to breathe a sigh of relief that two of its crucial rural bridge would be open in time for the fall grain harvest.

September 04, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


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