The Barton County Sheriff's Office will not be doing vehicle identification number (VIN) inspections on vehicles on this Thursday or Thursday, Dec. 31, the Barton County Treasure's Office reported Tuesday.
Members of the jury in the trial of Darrin Hirsh went home Monday evening without reaching a verdict. They left around 5:40 p.m. after two and a half hours of deliberations and are expected to resume Tuesday morning around 8:30 a.m.
Barton County office buildings will be closed Friday in observance of the Christmas holiday. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office, the Health Department and the Barton County Landfill will all be closed on Christmas.
The purchase of a new dump truck for the Barton County Road and Bridge Department to replace one damaged in an accident was OKed by the County Commission Monday morning. However, the action did not meet with unanimous approval.
The Barton County Commission Monday morning said goodbye to retiring County Engineer Clark Rusco, crediting him with reeling in millions of federal and state dollars while spearheading countless vital projects.
Courtenay Self wanted to get away from her small hometown in Texas and see the world. In 2008 at the age of 21, she joined the National Guard and became a medic. She helped in disaster situations and traveled to other countries to provide medical care to people without access to health care. After her stint in the National Guard, the dust settled and she was looking for a way to continue caring for people. She began working as a Certified Nursing Assistant and now, at the age of 27, is taking the next step as a student in the ...