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BOE awards bid on sound system

A new sound system purchased for the Great Bend High School Gymnasium could change the experience of watching a program in the gym, school administrators said Monday. It is being installed at the same time as a new scoreboard, during "dead week," also known as the Kansas State High School Activities Association Fall Athletic Buffer Week, Nov. 13-19.

September 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Schools seek input from candidate Marshall

Members of the Kansas Association of School Boards visited Great Bend on Monday to talk to Dr. Roger Marshall, the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, District 1. Great Bend USD 428 hosted the luncheon meeting at the District Education Center, and four school board members also attended.

September 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Shots fired into USD 428 office

Someone shot several rounds into the USD 428 District Education Center shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, Sheriff Brian Bennendir reports.

September 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Period of Purple

The soft purple caps coming from members of the Crochet Club at the Great Bend Public Library may save a baby's life. These caps are going to a non-profit group that aims to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome by teaching parents about "The Period of PURPLE Crying®."

September 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pocketbike Across Kansas

A team attempting to break the Guinness World Record for longest journey on a pocketbike stopped in Great Bend Saturday.

September 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pontiac Attack: Brothers return to GB for car show

Dave Baker was an upper classman at Great Bend High School and his brother Kent was a fifth grader at St. Patrick School when their family left Great Bend. This past week, the brothers returned for the Pontiac Attack Car Show at the Great Bend Expo, traveling from Bella Vista, Arkansas, in classic autos.

September 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Waddell & Reed president visits Great Bend

This year's keynote speaker at the Waddell & Reed shareholder appreciation dinner in Great Bend was company President Derek Burke.

September 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Business


EpiFail: Shame on Mylan

When immediate relief from an allergic reaction can be a matter of life or death, the EpiPen epinephrine injector can save the day. The user snaps the device sharply into his or her thigh and a needle injects a fast-acting remedy.

September 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Monarch counts on the rise

An "amazing" number of monarch butterflies tagged in central Kansas last year were later recovered in Mexico, but the staff at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center aren't sure why.

September 02, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend Municipal Court

Total number of defendants, 91; total number of offenses, 124.

September 02, 2016 | Susan Thacker | On the Record


Labor of Love

On Monday the nation will celebrate Labor Day, recognizing the contributions of everyone who works for a living. This holiday, like the 40-hour work week or the internet, was such a brilliant idea that more than one group or individual have been given credit for it.

September 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Zoo news: Make reservations for Wine in the Wild

Reservations are being taken for Wine in the Wild, hosted by the Great Bend Zoological Society and presented by Nex-Tech and the City of Great Bend. This fundraiser will take place from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo.

August 31, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


More rain likely this week

Around Great Bend, residents reported rainfall amounts of anywhere from 2.5 to 6 inches on Monday. Several people reported getting about 3 inches of rain between 4:30 and 6 p.m.

August 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ft. Larned 'Picnic' photos

Here are more photos taken Saturday at the 'Picinic in the Park' at the Fort Larned National Historic Site.

August 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Keith Bear to visit Hoisington

HOISINGTON - Native American storyteller and musician Keith Bear plans to visit Hoisington's elementary schools for five days at the end of September.

August 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Children ready to meet 'Ivan'

Great Bend elementary students received copies of the children's novel "The One and Only Ivan" on Friday. These books are theirs to take home ...

September 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Read to them

Community literacy program One District One Book is underway. On Friday, children in grades K-6 will each receive a copy of the award-winning children's ...

September 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Opinion


A gorilla's voice

When ambassadors from the Sedgwick County Zoo visited Great Bend's elementary schools on Thursday, students got to do two things they really seem to ...

September 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Shafer offers free mask making workshop

Just in time for Halloween, the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College will host a free workshop, "Marvelous Mask Making," for anyone from 5 ...

September 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sky's the Limit

Now that Great Bend High School owns its own fleet of drones, students are learning how Unmanned Aerial Vehicles could fit into their future.

September 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


White Out or Red & Black, Homecoming

Great Bend High School and the rest of USD 428 are gearing up for Homecoming 2016 this Friday.

September 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Aktion Club sharing warmth, color and tacos

The Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club is conducting two community service drives through Nov. 30, sharing the gift of warmth and making the lives of ...

September 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Splash

In May of 2015, Barton Community College trustees thought the college might need to raise local taxes to pay for upkeep on its swimming pool ...

September 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


College celebrates 10-year partnership

Barton Community College is celebrating a 10-year partnership with a Great Bend business, Advanced Therapy & Sports Medicine. Together they created the Limited Liability Company WorkFit ...

September 14, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC looks at swim program

Barton Community College could add competitive swimming to is sports programming, Athletic Director Trevor Rolfs said Tuesday.

September 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


A voice for ag in Washington

Each year, more than 150 farmers and ranchers from across Kansas participate in Kansas Farm Bureau's County Presidents Trip to Washington, D.C.

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


Farm Bureau sponsors free seminar

HOISINGTON - Earlier this month, Barton County Farm Bureau presented a free Ag Education Seminar at the Hoisington Activity Center.

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


Holts part of proactive Larned community

Kevin Holt and his wife Kista (Haas) Holt grew up in Larned, but moved away.

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Pawnee County


Masonic Temple

Several historic buildings can be found on Broadway Street in Larned. The Masonic Temple was built in 1887. An old postcard shows how the building ...

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Pawnee County


Progressive Profile: Celeste Dixon

Celeste Dixon, park ranger at the Fort Larned National Historical Site, is vice president of the Pawnee County Humane Society board of directors.

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Pawnee County


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