The three trumpeter swans at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo were removed from public display last week to protect them from an increase of avian influenza that is sweeping across the country, Zookeeper Sara Hamlin said. Meanwhile, the zoo's alligators have been moved to their fall/winter quarters.
For several months, the Hoisington planning commission has been working to find a balance between restriction and ease of future development. Changes to the existing zoning ordinances within the city pertaining to accessory buildings have been their focus. These include sheds, garages, and other structures like carports that exist on a residential lot along with the main structure. At Monday night's city council meeting, Jerry Renk, spokesman for the commission, addressed the council. With the public hearing out of the way as of Sept. 21, and with only positive comments received, the commission recommended adoption of the changes.
Barton County Engineer Clark Rusco has been working with the engineers on the High Risk Rural Road project to replace regulatory and warning signs on several roadway corridors in the county, including the installation of several new bicycle signs, County Administrator Richard Boeckman told the County Commission Monday morning.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Kentucky Fried Chicken, 2917 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Aaron Andrews with greeters Steve Swigart and Claudia Elsen. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
HOISINGTON - Children of Barton receiving a diagnosis of cancer will be the beneficiaries of the 5th Annual Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation Auction & Dinner held on Oct. 3 at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall. A standing-room only crowd filled the hall in support of the event entitled Lights, Camera, AUCTION!
L.E. "Gus" Shafer is best remembered for his bronze sculptures of Old West cowboys, but a new abstract piece inspired by the artist was dedicated Tuesday outside Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery.