Sixty-nine years ago a group of five men met on Jan. 28, 1947, for the first board meeting of the newly organized Barton County Conservation District. Assistance of the Federal Soil Conservation Service was requested at that time. Members of the board were J. Wylie Logan, Hoisington, Chairman; Walter G. Praeger, Claflin, Vice-Chairman; Virgil A. Unruh, Pawnee Rock; Secretary; W.G. Nicholson, Great Bend, Treasurer; and member Elmer J. Bird, Great Bend. These men laid the ground work through volunteer programs to stop erosion of land by establishing and carrying out sound conservation programs on the farms.
The Kansas Highway Patrol is short in manpower statewide. In addressing this shortage, the agency is exploring ways of attracting more applicants for its trooper and other vacant positions. As an agency with a background of history and tradition, the agency has a tattoo policy, and as we move into 21st century policing, the Patrol is interested in what the public has to say or their thoughts on tattoos in law enforcement.
Barton Community College history instructor Linda McCaffery will teach a course via Barton's Silver Cougar Club titled "Age of Enlightenment," 1:30-3:30 p.m. each Tuesday from Jan. 26 through April 5 in room F-129 of the Fine Arts Building.
The community is invited to take a look at what some of the top photographers in the area are seeing through their lenses when the Shafer Gallery hosts an opening reception for its next event, a juried photography show titled "Exposure Time," 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15.
January 08, 2016|
By Joe Vinduska
Barton Community College
An attorney representing the Great Bend Tribune appeared before Barton County District Judge Ron Svaty on Friday, explaining the newspaper's earlier request for the release of probable cause affidavits in the arrests of three men charged with first-degree murder. He did not immediately rule on the Tribune's, motion.
Dave's Truck Repair, located at 604 East 10th St. in Great Bend, was burglarized for the third time in a month on Thursday. Now Crime Stoppers is asking anyone with information to help solve the crimes.
TOPEKA – Fueled by exceptionally strong sales nationwide, the new Powerball jackpot estimate has left the previous record in the dust! The Powerball jackpot for Saturday has been increased to an incredible $800 million annuity, with a cash option of $496 million. That's the highest Powerball jackpot in history and also the highest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the election of the chairman and chairman pro-tem of the commission, designation of the official county, newspaper and a report on 2015 accomplishments and 2016 goals.