The Barton County Sheriff's Office will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the County Commission chamber on the first floor of the Barton County Courthouse, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. The topic will be the alleged incident involving the Great Bend High School boys' swim team that occurred on a USD 428 school bus on Feb. 3.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Gluten and Your Gut's Good Health" on Wednesday, March 30, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free program at the Great Bend Senior Center located at 2005 Kansas Ave. titled, "Senior Community Service Employment Program" at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 1.
It may still be spring, but the Barton County Road and Bridge Department is thinking about its summer road maintenance program. In keeping with this, the County Commission Monday morning approved a bid with Venture Corporation of Great Bend for the 2016 asphalt mix program.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Nex-Tech Wireless, 3700 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Aaron Andrews with greeters Cindy Parr and Mark Mingenback. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Kansas Cold Weather Rule ends on March 31. That means Kansans who are behind on electric and natural gas utility bills will be subject to disconnection of service unless they contact their utility company to make payment arrangements.
With the goal of making the United States the world's healthiest nation by 2030, the Barton County Commission Monday morning passed a proclamation marking April 4-10 as National Public Health Week 2016.