An interlocal agreement for a Claflin Neighborhood Revitalization program will be reviewed at the Barton Community College Board of Trustees Study Session, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday in Room F-30, in the Fine Arts Building on the BCC campus. The board will also hear the monthly financial statement and a report on Foresight 2020 performance agreements with the Kansas Board of Regents.
Citing extremely dry conditions and high winds creating an "imminent threat of fire," the Barton County Commission Monday morning signed a resolution establishing a temporary burn ban for Barton County.
Richard Schenck with Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System, the sponsor of the Great Bend legislative coffee, introduced Rep. Tori Arnberger, Great Bend, and Sen Mary Jo Taylor, Stafford, to the public who came for an update on what has been happening at the state capitol since the last coffee in February. Both freshmen legislators, they provided a fresh perspective on the legislative process, now partway through their first session of their first term.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes proclamations Great Bend High School Panther girls' bowling team as 5-1A girls state bowling champions and recognizing Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a extension district operational agreement with Ellis County, public fire safety awareness and 911 addressing issues in the county.
It isn't ideal, but building a new police station east across the street from the current facility on what is now a city-owned parking lot will better meet the Great Bend Police Department's current and future needs, Police Chief Cliff Couch said.
Two people were taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital on Thursday after a vehicular pursuit by law enforcement ended in a collision. Kansas Highway Patrol reports a 2004 Cadillac driven by Howard L. Johnson, 21, Wichita, was being pursued by the Great Bend Police Department and the Barton County Sheriff's Office at 4:37 p.m. in the 2300 block of 19th St., near Great Bend High School.
The public is invited to the First Presbyterian Church for the 54th Annual Irish Stew. Their famous stew recipe and delicious pie will be served 4:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church at 24th & Washington Streets in Great Bend.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture–Division of Water Resources (KDA–DWR) is working with Barton County communities in the Cow Creek watershed to update FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps in that area. The draft FEMA floodplain maps can be reviewed and commented on by the public. A public review web map is available at gis2.kda.ks.gov/gis/cow/ and can also be accessed through the KDA–DWR website.
The Ellinwood City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the city office. The agenda items are service award, Scenic Byway update, Chamber of Commerce request and general liability, property and casualty insurance renewal.