Barton County Office Buildings will be closed Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of Presidents Day. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the Health Department will also be closed. The Landfill will close at 11 a.m. that day. Emergency services will be in normal operation.
The Barton County Commission took no action on an unspecified personnel matter after emerging from two executive sessions Monday morning. The closed-door discussions came at the request of Commissioner Alicia Straub based on an employee complaint outlined in a registered letter received by all commissioners last week.
A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 11, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.
The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) will hold an educational meeting to discuss Kansas' path towards compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan rule. The educational session will be conducted at a special Commission Meeting beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 8, and will be held in the First Floor Hearing Room of the Commission's Offices located at 1500 SW Arrowhead Road, Topeka.
Matt Stafford, Pride Ag Resources/Ace Hardware Lyons Store Manager, will present a video showing the future of farming in light of technology at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11, at the Coronado Quivira Museum. The video was made by John Deere and depicts what farming may look like in another 50 years. In the video, a farmer wakes up and goes to a touch screen monitor to read the news, see grain prices and look at the local weather. After the video, audience members will be asked to comment on how realistic the information presented is. They will be ...
Great Bend's Jean Aycock is a nature educator at Kansas Wetlands Education Center. A fascination with nature led her to her career as a nature educator. In a roundabout way, it also led her to her passion, fiber arts.