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BCC revisits academic integrity

Today's college instructors don't just have to watch for plagiarized term papers. Issues with academic integrity include "professional cheating," Barton Community College Vice President of Instruction Elaine Simmons said.

May 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Professional Cheaters

Barton Community College and higher learning institutions across the nation continue to battle what Vice President of Instruction Elaine Simmons calls "professional cheaters."

May 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Teams celebrate as Walk Kansas wraps up

The 2018 Walk Kansas Fitness Challenge wraps up Sunday, but local K-State Research and Extension Agent Donna Krug said the walking doesn't need to end.

May 09, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC seeks to lower textbook costs

Barton Community College educators hope to lower the cost of textbooks in the future by using more materials that can be found in the public domain and elsewhere for little or no cost. The group working on a project for Open Educational Resources (OER) gave a report Tuesday and the BCC Board of Trustees study session.

May 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Child kidnapping/drowning hoax reported

Sheriff Brian Bellendir said a report of a child kidnapping or drowning at the Big Bend Recreational Lake on Sunday was evidently a hoax. The woman who allegedly called 911 was arrested on an obstruction charge.

May 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Undocumented man returned to Barton County

WICHITA - A man who is not a citizen of the United States was found in Barton County and has been charged with unlawfully entering the country after having been deported, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced.

May 05, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Art & Wine brings people downtown

A perfect Spring evening, art displays and free wine brought a few hundred people downtown Friday, for the 2018 Art & Wine Walk.

May 05, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


'The Haddock Effect'

Great Bend Junior Geoffrey Pafford's short movie, "The Haddock Effect," earned Top Five honors in a national student contest, "The 10 Day Film Challenge." He created his 4-minute original movie during first-hour Video Production class at GBHS.

May 03, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


5 de Mayo

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the food and music and share a bit of Hispanic culture during Saturday's Cinco de Mayo Festival in Great Bend.

May 03, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Pioneer Day slide show

Photos were taken May 2, 2018, at Barton County Historical Society Village & Museum during Pioneer Day for USD 428 third graders.

May 02, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo news: Zoo prepares to unveil exhibit

This month city employees are finishing the expansion to the Grizzly Bear exhibit at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo. A grand opening of this new exhibit will be held on Saturday, June 2.

May 02, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pioneer Day 2018

The olden days are closer than ever. When Great Bend third graders visited the Barton County Historical Society Museum & Village on Wednesday, landline phones were as historic to them as scrubbing clothes on a washboard or attending a one-room school.

May 02, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


5 de Mayo is Saturday

Great Bend will celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Saturday, May 5. There will be a parade down Main Street at 11 a.m., followed by music, vendors, food, dancing and entertainment in the Barton County Courthouse Square until 4 p.m.

May 01, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

April 28, 2018 | Susan Thacker | On the Record


Churches sponsor programs on ‘Reclaiming Our Christian Heritage’

This story was updated on Saturday, April 28, 2018

April 27, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Articles By Author - Susan Thacker


Dogs rescued from hot motorhome

A Great Bend man was arrested for animal cruelty on Thursday after several dogs were rescued from a motorhome at All Seasons Mobile Home Park ...

May 25, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


St. John musician celebrates small towns

ST. JOHN - "Small Towns," a CD 20 years in the making, will become available officially when Jim Ratts returns to St. John this weekend with ...

May 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School ends on high note

For the last day of school on Thursday, Park Elementary instructor Signe Cook wore a T-shirt that read:

May 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Small Towns

A recent study confirms what many small-town residents already knew: People who live in small towns and rural areas are happier than everyone else.

May 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Another perfect day

The great bicycle giveaway continued Wednesday, when Eisenhower Elementary celebrated its six students with perfect attendance for the year and 46 more with "near perfect ...

May 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Adults graduate from BC Academy

Fourteen adults earned high school diplomas from the Barton County Academy this year and were invited to celebrate at the BCA graduation ceremony, Tuesday at ...

May 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School sidewalks on summer project list

Sidewalks outside every school in Great Bend USD 428 will be replaced this summer, Superintendent Khris Thexton said.

May 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hats off to Class of 2018

updated on May 22, 2018

May 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Confiscated phone leads to arrest

A Great Bend man whose phone was confiscated by police after an incident in February has been charged with using a hidden device to view ...

May 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Turn the tassel

The Barton Community College graduation ceremony is behind us and Great Bend High School seniors will graduate on Sunday. Now is a good time to ...

May 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Vendors, talent sought for Juneteenth celebration

Members of the community are invited to join Myers Chapel in the celebration of Juneteenth, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June ...

May 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Teachers can expect busy summer

Next Thursday will be the final day of classes at Great Bend schools, but teachers will stay busy for much of the summer.

May 16, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Community group studies schools

The community group that has been meeting with architects and looking at needs for Great Bend USD 428 is still months away from making a ...

May 15, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Young Eagles take first flights

Area young people 8-17 years old had a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, May 12, as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1134 ...

May 14, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Teacher contracts ratified

Teachers at Great Bend USD 428 will receive a minimum pay raise of $1,700 for the 2018-2019 school year, Superintendent Khris Thexton said after ...

May 14, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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