The work to replace the native stone bridge three miles north of Beaver will begin on Monday, November 14th. The contractor will set up the signs and barricades and Barton County forces will begin demolition of the bridge. NE 60 Avenue will be closed between NE 210 Road and NE 220 Road for approximately two months. Reece Construction Company will construct the new reinforced concrete box culvert and Barton County crews will finish the grading work and place the asphalt for the roadway.
The Great Bend City Council wants to do what it can to separate the city-owned Events Center and the neighboring Parkside Hotel and Convention Center. To this end, the council Monday night authorized the removal of a covered walkway connecting the two buildings.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council put off for a second time the sale of the city-owned Main Street building to Wolf Hotel owner Chris McCord. He and Chris Batchman had made competing written offers which were announced at the October city council meeting.
The Great Bend Knights of Columbus will hold its annual chili and chicken noodle soup supper on Thursday, Nov. 10. The come-and-go meal will be served from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Columbus Club, 723 Main. Take-out meals will be available. Tickets are available at the door.
The location of Saturday's Charity Chili Cook-off for Sunflower Diversified Services Diversified has moved to the bandshell area of the Barton County Courthouse Square. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 12.
Two Barton County Commissioners were re-elected Tuesday. With no opponents on the ballot, Republicans Homer Kruckenberg and Don Davis won easily, although Kruckenberg did face a write-in opponent in Sharon Wondra.
HOISINGTON - Monday night, the USD 431 Board of Education received an update from Nabholz Construction Rep. Mickey Starkey that he said should put their minds at ease. He handed out copies of the milestone schedule agreed upon at the beginning of the project to each board member. He noted that while the build was behind schedule in one area, steel construction, it is well ahead of schedule in another, drywalling. According to the schedule, drywalling was expected to begin in February, but according to the revised schedule, it will actually begin during the first or second week of December.
Roger Marshall was attending a Republican election night watch party Tuesday at the Great Bend home of Kip and Kelly Spray when he learned he had won his bid to represent the First Congressional District.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Grade School students participated in a school-wide election Tuesday. While their parents might remember similar election day events from their youth, putting marks on a paper ballot and dropping them in a box, thier offspring took part in a more high-tech experience.
Tuesday, District 33 elected Republican Mary Jo Taylor of Stafford to represent them for the next four years. She had a decisive win over Democrat Matt Bristow of Ellinwood after a race that would be defined by the decidedly respectful tone taken by both candidates took towards one another.
The Irish term "wick" refers to something that appears lifeless but in fact has a spark of life within it. "Wick" also happens to be one of the most rousing, upbeat songs in the Broadway musical "The Secret Garden" which Sterling High School Theatre will present at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 and 12, in the school's theatre.