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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


Student reports on her 'Barton Experience'

Barton Community College trustees heard one student's "Barton Experience" when Keanna Craig addressed the board Tuesday evening.

October 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Trick or Treat

One hundred twenty children received Halloween buckets and costumes this past Saturday at the Great Bend Public Library's costume giveaway, according to Kiwanis President Barb Esfeld. This is the third year for the library and civic organization to collect and share new and used costumes.

October 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Evening Lions provided vision screenings

The Great Bend Evening Lions Club provided free vision screening last Saturday and and Sunday during Family Fun Day at the Great Bend Brit SpaughZoo.

October 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Dogs kisses go for $1 a Pooch Smooch

The dog days of summer made a brief comeback of sorts this past Saturday; the temperature was an unseasonably warm 82 degrees, and the parking lot at Advance America on 10th St. was filled with dogs and dog lovers.

October 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


CURIOUS FUN

Four-year-old Sophia Nelson grinned and hugged her favorite public television celebrity, Curious George, as a family member snapped a photo.

October 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


At issue

After Wednesday's Presidential debate, one network interviewed a group of people who, going into the event, were still undecided about who to vote for. Some claimed they made their decisions that evening, but some said they didn't know, even after the debate.

October 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Exhibits move from trails to rails

Somewhere in Barton County, north of Cheyenne Bottoms on privately owned land, Native Americans once cut crude drawings into an outcropping of sandstone.

October 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Halloween costume giveaway is Saturday

Kids will be able to get a new or recycled Halloween costume at no cost from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Great Bend Public Library. The event will take place in the library's basement, said Barb Esfeld, president of the Great Bend Kiwanis Club.

October 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend native to toss coin at Chiefs game

Great Bend native Ashley Gorney will celebrate the end of radiation treatment for cancer by making the coin toss Sunday at the Kansas City Chiefs home football game against the New Orleans Saints.

October 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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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


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


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