The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is warning the public of a rapidly emerging drug threat that is believed to have contributed to a number of accidental drug overdose deaths in Kansas within the past month. This drug, "U-47700," has no accepted medical use and poses a risk to Kansas citizens.
Throughout the year, teams from all over Barton County have been raising funds for the 2016 Relay for Life. A look at Relay for Life of Barton County's facebook page tells the story of ordinary people coming together to hold bake sales, pulled pork dinners, brunches and pancake feeds, 5K run/walks and "Diva Days" in an effort to keep Barton County a top contributor in the state to the cause focused on finding and funding a cure for cancer, a disease that has stolen many lives in its many forms.
TOPEKA - Senator Mitch Holmes (R-St. John) said family considerations factored into him "retiring" from the Kansas State Senate's 33rd District. Holmes withdrew his name for the August primary in the 33rd District.
This past Thursday night was the last scheduled time the City of Great Bend Public Works Department sprayed for mosquitoes. However, Great Bend Street Superintendent Mike Crawford said they will continue on Thursdays June 9, 16, 23 and 30.
On Thursday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office received notification from Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra that some of the funds in the recent email scam had been recovered, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.
Hannelore Kitts announces that she has filed for the position of Barton County Commissioner, District 2. Kitts recently retired from her position of District Judge of the 20th Judicial District, which she held for almost 20 years. She was appointed to the bench by Governor Graves in 1995, after she had been in the general practice of law for 12 years representing juveniles and criminal defendants.
The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, June 6, at the District Education Center. Items on the agenda are media protocols and the new superintendent evaluation form.