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Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles about things families can do over the winter break.

December 20, 2010 | Susan Thacker | News

Coach supporters speak out

More than 30 people walked out of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, minutes after the meeting began Thursday afternoon. They had come to the meeting for one purpose: to express their dismay with last week's firing of head cheerleading coach Debbie Warren, who had been at the college for 27 years.

December 16, 2010 | Susan Thacker | News

Bison born at Brit Spaugh Zoo

When the bison at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo started giving birth Wednesday afternoon, Zoo Director Scott Gregory was apprehensive. The animal affectionately known as "Buffy" has had two miscarriages in recent years, only with one successful pregnancy.

December 15, 2010 | Susan Thacker | News


Can you believe it?!

December 14, 2010 | Susan Thacker | News

Rec Commission gets clean audit report

The Great Bend Recreation Commission's board of directors received a clean 2009-10 audit report on Monday from Curtis W. Kuhn, a certified public accountant with McMillen Folkerts & Associates, P.A.

December 13, 2010 | Susan Thacker | News

Barton Community College cheerleading coach Warren fired

Debbie Warren, longtime head coach of Barton Community College's cheerleading program, said she was fired Friday by Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman.

December 11, 2010 | Susan Thacker | News

Finals wrap up BCC fall

The fall semester of 2010 wrapped up this past week, with students taking final exams at Barton Community College. On Thursday and Friday, the campus bookstore called in extra help as students sold back textbooks, typically pocketing $100-300 for Christmas.

December 11, 2010 | Susan Thacker | News

Christmas Past

"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." - Charles Dickens

December 09, 2010 | Susan Thacker | News

Students will present ‘Portraits of Love’ at Adventist School

The students of the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School will present "Portraits of Love" at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1 mile west of 10th and Patton Road. This play will provide various ways that show Jesus's love.

December 09, 2010 | Susan Thacker | Religion


Things can get mixed up in dreamland, and that's how a modern auto sales lot turns up in Bethlehem - and travels more than 2,000 years back in time - for Holy Family School's annual Christmas musical, "Camel Lot."

December 08, 2010 | Susan Thacker | News

BCC considers early-childhood ed certificate option

Barton Community College may have the answer to a federal mandate requiring Head Start employees to be better educated, said Cheryl Couch, coordinator of the college's Early Childhood Education program. Her department has spent the past year developing two certificate programs for child-care workers.

December 07, 2010 | Susan Thacker | News

Barton County Progressives hold first meeting

The elections of 2010 are history, but on Tuesday a new group, Barton County Progressives, held its first meeting.

December 07, 2010 | Susan Thacker | News


Just because Santa drops in from the North Pole doesn't mean it has to be freezing in Great Bend. Unlike recent years, this year's Santa's Workshop wasn't hampered by snow or ice. So, while it was a chilly 32 degrees outside, throngs of children, parents and volunteers made their way to the Municipal Auditorium Monday night to frolic with elves.

December 06, 2010 | Susan Thacker | News

BCC tuition, fees may increase in 2011

The trustees at Barton Community College are looking at raising the rates for tuition, fees or both for the fall 2011 semester, but one scenario also has local students getting a price break.

December 04, 2010 | Susan Thacker | News

BCAC to hold drawing for Chet Cale carving


December 04, 2010 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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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

One-hundred seventy-five seniors graduated Sunday in the Great Bend High School Class of 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

Planting redbuds

It's a spring tradition: Members of the Great Bend Noon Lions Club spent Saturday morning planting redbud trees in the islands on Broadway Ave.

May 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

May 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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