When the Barton County Treasurer's Office first filed on properties with delinquent taxes in March, there were 129. Now, with the county's annual tax sale looming, there are only 64 parcels on the list, Treasurer Kevin Wondra said.
Following visits to the Barton County and Rice County courthouses Thursday morning, Kansas Supreme Court Justices Lawton Nuss and Marla Luckert made a stop in Larned, where they met with area residents at the Sts. Mary and Martha Episcopal Church. They were hosted by District 24 Magistrate Judge Julie Fletcher Cowell.
Showing support is a way to let people know that you care and you support them for what they do and this is what two people of Great Bend are doing this Sunday with a parade down Main St. in Great Bend.
It was a two-for-one deal for the city last week when the Great Bend Police Department served a search warrant for drugs on a residence in the 400 block of Walnut. Police Chief Cliff Couch said officers discovered the house was hooked up to numerous illegal utilities, and was also in violation of numerous codes and sanitarian-type issues. The house was ultimately red-tagged by the for code violations.
Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.
Elementary students in Great Bend USD 428 have been creating inspired art for the Sept. 23 launch of the school district's 2016-2017 One District One Book citywide reading program. This year students will be given copies of "The One and Only Ivan," a Newberry Medal-winning book by Katherine Applegate.
The rain came in the night. First it began to fall gently; then seemed to be gathering momentum as the thunder increased. Nothing is more comfy than bed when it is raining and thundering outside, unless one has to go out in it.
Chief Judge Mike Keeley, 20th Judicial District chief judge, has extended an invitation to all county officials and citizens to come meet two members of the Kansas Supreme Court at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Courtroom A on the third floor of the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main, Great Bend. Chief Justice Lawton Nuss and Justice Marla Luckert will be available at that time.