FORT LARNED - Along with the regular lineup of living history programs and demonstrations, Fort Larned National Historic Site will offer a special program about George Bent by John Steinle this weekend.
Midwest Energy was given the go-ahead Monday morning to proceed with a plan to bolster its communications after the Barton County Commission approved conditional use permits allowing the construction of three radio towers.
The drive home for many in Great Bend Monday evening was a wet one. At 4:38 p.m., Barton County Dispatch reported the National Weather Service in Wichita had issued a flood warning for Barton County until 8:30 p.m. Heavy rain had resulted in one inch in the 30 minutes prior to the report. Flooding occured from 10th and Washington to 8th and Washington. Stranded vehicles were reported at various locations throughout the city. Drivers calling into dispatch were advised they would be helped as help was available.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Ellinwood Hospital Foundation at Grove Park Golf Club in Ellinwood, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Mike Fortkamp with greeters Melinda Kurth and Jake Deutsch. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Shafer Art Gallery has chosen to highlight local talent in its next exhibit, the Barton County Arts Council Friends and Acquaintances Art Festival, in conjunction with the Barton County Arts Council.
August 29, 2016|
Special to the Tribune
County business offices will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. The Health Department, the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the Landfill will also be closed. Emergency services will be in normal operation.
Taking the next step in emergency communications, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a memorandum of agreement with Kansas 911 Coordinating Council for Next Generation 911. The agreement outlines the program use and cost.