HOISINGTON - The USD 431 Board of Education reviewed the 2016-2017 proposed budget Monday night. Valuation this year is down from 2015 slightly, from $37,579,650 to $36,192,721. Superintendent Bill Lowry noted that recent adjustments made to the state education financing formula would not result in more money to the district, but instead would provide relief to taxpayers by dropping the mill levy in order to fund the budget.
When the Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee, sponsored by Barton County Emergency Management, met July 12 for its third quarterly meeting of 2016, members got a lesson in how to plan for and cope with a wildfire disaster.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a series of stories on the League of Women Voters of Great Bend Public Forum Tuesday night at the Crest Theater in Great Bend. This part covers the Kansas House of Representatives Dist. 113 race, and the unopposed candidate for the Dist. 112.
Tickets for the Barton Community College Foundation's 38th Annual Big Benefit Auction themed "A Political Party" are available now until Aug. 15. Tickets are $35 each of $280 per table of eight. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the live auction starts at 8 p.m. on August 27 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Great Bend.
Summer is here and is in full swing with temperatures on the rise throughout the week. The Federal Emergency Management Agency along with city officials are asking people to take precautions and to stay safe during the extreme heat.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a series of stories on the League of Women Voters of Great Bend Public Forum Tuesday night at the Crest Theater in Great Bend. This part covers the Barton County Commission District 2 race.
Starting next week the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin an asphalt overlay project on US-281 Highway in Stafford County, from US-50/US-281 junction 14 miles North to K-19/US-281 junction.
Tom Holmes has been a staple at Great Bend City Council meetings of late. After the departure of the city sanitarian, it fell to him as the assistant to present trashy and run-down properties for abatement.
The Barton County Landfill currently has a building on-site that is used for scale operations, office space, employee training and includes a shop. However, it is showing its age, Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock told the County Commission Monday morning.