If parades, pageants, food, fun, music, dancing and derbies get your motor running, you'll probably be in Hoisington this weekend. The annual Hoisington Labor Day celebration begins Friday night, and the activity doesn't stop until Monday afternoon.
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. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 10, 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.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Heartland Collision, 283 W. Bt. Co. Road (West 10th), at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Steve Swigart and AJ Chrest. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Barton County Attorney Douglas Matthews called about half a dozen witnesses Tuesday in the trial of Steven Terry Jordan. The Great Bend man is charged with rape, aggravated burglary and criminal damage to property, all occurring around 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 6, 2013, at a residence in the 1100 block of Morphy.
Barton County Engineer Clark Rusco met recently with Barton County Road and Bridge, Kansas Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration representatives to review damages to Federal Aid Secondary routes for the latest disaster declaration.
Noting on-going shortcomings in the Barton County Treasurer's Office that have foisted more responsibility onto other departments, the County Commission Monday morning approved a 2015 audit that painted a good picture of the county's financial condition.
County business offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7. The Health Department, the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the Landfill will also be closed. Emergency services will be in normal operation.