No piece of machinery quite speaks to the spirit of the Barton County Fair quite the way the tractor does. And whether it's the kiddie tractor pull, or the big guys testing the mettle of their antique tractors, there's certainly a long-time avid following.
The City of Great Bend will host a retirement reception for outgoing Public Works Director Don Craig from 2-4 p.m. Friday at the Front Door, 1615 10th St. in Great Bend. The public is invited to this come-and-go event.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sunflower Bank. 3600 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Sarah Adams and Barry Bowers. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
A state of local disaster emergency could be declared for Kansas in the aftermath of wind, rains storms and flooding that raked the area June 25-28 and June 30-July 4, Barton County Emergency Management Director Amy Miller told county commissioners Monday morning. Now, the state is wanting damage estimates from all 105 counties.
On the Monday morning following the closing of the 2016 Barton County Fair, the County Commission Monday took time to recognize the efforts that go into making it a success while approving the 2017 Barton County Extension Council budget which helps in part to keep the annual event going.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes two Health Department end-of-fiscal-year purchases and voting delegates for the Kansas Association of Counties convention.
Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that an official representative specializing in Veterans casework will be available in Great Bend from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, at Front Door Community Center. He welcomes Veterans to come by if they are struggling to navigate bureaucratic red tape, to share concerns about the VA, or just to get helpful information about getting the care they have earned. Veterans seeking assistance are encouraged to schedule an appointment by contacting Congressman Huelskamp's Hutchinson office at 620-665-6138.
Have you wondered how to make your grocery dollars stretch and enjoy the great fruits and vegetables from the farmers' market? The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program may be the answer for local seniors.
The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on July 12, at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a presentation on the Anderson Creek Wildland Fire in Barber County, a review of Emergency Support Function 10 – Oil and Hazardous Materials from the Barton County Emergency Operations Plan, and reports from members.