First positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Barton County
The Barton County Health Department reported the first confirmed positive case of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) in Barton County. Testing was confirmed on Monday, March 30 at 11 a.m.
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GB Prairie Regional Advisory Committee meeting in Great Bend
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The Kansas Water Office’s Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee will meet to discuss current water issues affecting the region as well as the state.    

The RAC meeting will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, at the Great Bend Events Center, 3111 10th St. in Great Bend. The agenda includes the Kansas Water Authority budget and updating goals and action plans. For more information, the agenda and meeting materials can be found at or you may request copies by calling (785) 296-3185 or toll-free at 888-KAN-WATER (526-9283).  

If accommodations are needed for a person with disabilities, notify the Kansas Water Office at 900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 404, Topeka, KS 66611-1249 or call 785-296-3185 at least five working days prior to the meeting.