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First Baptist Church offers Thanksgiving lunch for anyone in need

Great Bend's First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St., will provide free Thanksgiving meals to anyone who needs them. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. "or until we run out of food" on Thursday, Nov. 24, said LiAnna Keith at First Baptist.

November 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


WHODUNIT

Great Bend High School will present a zany whodunit for the fall play, "Murder is Bad but Monday Can Kill You!"

November 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Together

In 2014, the Pew Research Center reported, "Among all Democrats, 27 percent say GOP policies are a threat to the well-being of the country; among all Republicans, more than a third (36 percent) think Democratic policies threaten the nation."

November 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Commissioners re-elected

Two Barton County Commissioners were re-elected Tuesday. With no opponents on the ballot, Republicans Homer Kruckenberg and Don Davis won easily, although Kruckenberg did face a write-in opponent in Sharon Wondra.

November 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Theft report leads to arrest

A Great Bend man was arrested Saturday afternoon, following a report that a pickup, trailer and four-wheeler had been stolen from 5926 Eisenhower St. the previous night.

November 07, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sister Corona recalls CKAVI origins

Sister Corona's room at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse in Great Bend is filled with stacks of handmade pot scrubbers, stick horses and tea towels for the convent's upcoming annual bazaar. There's also a big sack of pop cans to sell, and her collection of notes, photos and newspaper clippings from over the years.

November 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Choir announces fundraisers for DC trip

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November 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Good idea

Great Bend USD 428 could probably have gone another decade without providing computers to its students, but the decision to do so now was correct.

November 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


GOING DIGITAL

A typical day at Great Bend Middle School starts in the gym, where students gather before the first class. When the bell rings, they go to their assigned classrooms and pick up their Chromebooks from the cart where they were charged overnight.

October 31, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


From tablets to Chromebooks

A generation ago, a tablet for school might refer to a Big Chief tablet of wide-lined writing paper. Today, the word "tablet" can refer to is a wireless, portable personal computer with a touchscreen.

October 31, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend enjoys spooktacular day

Sponsors were still setting up the 2016 Zoo Boo booths at 3 p.m. Saturday when a line started forming outside the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

October 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Support groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

October 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | On the Record


Pursuit

The Kansas Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment, also known as Constitutional Amendment 1, is on the Nov. 8 ballot in Kansas as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment.

October 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Middle School teaching the Three C’s

The Three R's of education are being joined the by the Three C's - College and Career Competencies.

October 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | News


KBI: Check for offenders before Halloween

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation advises parents to check online for registered offenders in their neighborhoods and areas their children plan to trick-or-treat, prior to Halloween festivities.

October 26, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Articles By Author - Susan Thacker


USD 428 personnel discussions continue

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education held a quick meeting Thursday evening to discuss personnel matters. It was the second special meeting this ...

December 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Crisis to crisis

The Kansas Legislature will be less conservative in 2017 and perhaps some of Gov. Sam Brownback's initiatives can be scaled back a bit.

December 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Christmas past

Live music, refreshments and a glimpse into rural life and holiday traditions from days gone by can be enjoyed this Sunday, Dec. 11 during the ...

December 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Holiday musical

Holy Family School's annual music program can be seen at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Barton Community College's Fine Arts Auditorium ...

December 07, 2016 | Public can attend early show | Local News


USD 428 board meets with attorney

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education met behind closed doors for more than two hours Monday evening at the District Education Center. A ...

December 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 BOE SPECIAL MEETING HELD

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education called a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening for discussion of personnel.

December 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Santa's Workshop

Hundreds of children visited Santa's Workshop, Monday at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium.

December 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Wetlands wonderland

Fluffy flakes of snow were falling on Cheyenne Bottoms when the Kansas Wetlands Education Center opened its doors Saturday morning, but it only added to ...

December 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pay attention

Next week the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will tour the district bus barn, so its members can see first-hand whether a new ...

December 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


School board to tour bus barn

Members of the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education plan to tour the district bus barn at 12th and Williams St. at noon Tuesday ...

November 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo news: New species arrives at zoo

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo continues to work with the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums on species preservation and quality care. Although the ...

November 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC looks at campus security

When it comes to campus security, training is more important than technology, Barton Community College staff learned at a national conference on the subject.

November 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Thanks again

A popular meme this year carries the caption, "Black Friday: Because only in America people trample each other for sales exactly one day after being ...

November 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Wooding receives Employee Recognition Award

Bj Wooding, the cartographer in Barton County's mapping division, received an Employee Recognition Award from the Barton County Commission and the county's Employee ...

November 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Business


County accepts federal money to improve high-risk roads

Action taken by the Barton County Commission on Monday could make it easier to win competitive grants for road safety features, County Engineer Barry McManaman ...

November 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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