HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council, at its regular meeting on Monday, approved a resolution to put on the November ballot a raise in retail sales tax of .25 of one percent for the community. This increase will put the city at the same increment as the city of Great Bend.
Dean Akings has outspent incumbent Jennifer Schartz in the Republican primary election for Barton County Commissioner representing District 5. In District 4's Republican primary, incumbent Ken Lebbin has outspent the challenger, Alicia D. (Schartz) Straub.
The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is hosting a viewing party for the 2014 Perseid Meteor Shower! Join us at the KWEC at 9 pm on Saturday, August 9th for a FREE fun filled family evening of crafts, games, snacks, and stargazing.
OLMITZ - Milton Alois Yarmer, 88, died July 25 at his home in Olmitz. Born May 17, 1926, at Russell County, he was the son of Frank Rudolph and Marie (Demel) Yarmer. Milton married Mary Agnes Gleissner May 26, 1948, at Olmitz. She died July 12, 2006.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Bradley K. Brann, 64, of Kansas City, Mo., passed suddenly on July 24. He was born Jan. 12, 1950, in Abilene, to Dorothy and Hilton Brann. He was a graduate of Great Bend High School and Fort Hays State University. He taught at Southeast Missouri University, followed by a career in sales and real estate.
Every veteran with ties to Barton County should have a chance to be honored on the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial, Great Bend Tribune Publisher Mary Hoisington told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.
Recently, the Barton County Historical Society Museum received an exceptional gift from the Prosser family of Barton County. The surviving brothers of Maj. Bernard "Barney" J. Prosser, USMC (Ret.) gifted his military dress uniform jacket, complete with his many medals of commendation earned over a career spanning 31 years, hat and dress gloves.
Editor's note: This is the first of two articles on results of a study commissioned by Barton Community College to define the value of the college in various areas. Today's story will explain the study and the benefits provided from taxpayers' and students' perspective. The second article will continue with highlights from the perspective of businesses, and with the college's overall investment to society. Content was provided by BCC.
First United Methodist, Trinity United Methodist, King United Methodist, First Congregational United Church of Christ, and Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church invite all children to gear up at "Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God." This vacation Bible will be held from at First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Monday to Friday, starting July 14.
"Here, there, and everywhere" may be said of members of First United Methodist Church as they embarked on two Church without Walls events this spring. Held on May 18 and June 22, members wearing red shirts displaying the logo could be seen at various locations.
Lisa M. Woods, 42, of Great Bend, passed away at the Ellinwood District Hospital in Ellinwood, early on Thursday morning, July 3. Born July 9, 1971, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Allen L. and Margaret (Sanders) Smith. In 1989, she graduated from Ellinwood High School. On July 11, 1999, she was united in marriage to Kurt E. Woods in Great Bend. She was employed as a CNA for many years through Allstaff Chartered nursing service in Great Bend, and had been a stay-at-home mom for the past nine years. Her favorite pastimes were fishing, camping, and any ...
LARNED - Cecil Merle Rose, 82, passed away July 3 at his home in Larned. Born May 5, 1932, in Haviland, he was the son of William and Elisa Smith Rose. A lifetime area resident, he was a retired foreman for the Pawnee County Road Department.