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PRESIDENTIAL

The fourth graders at Eisenhower Elementary School really know their presidents. Students of Priscilla Rose and Sherri Brantley were each assigned a random U.S. president to research. On Tuesday, other students were invited to the "Hall of Presidents" in the Eisenhower library, where each student had a presentation about his or her former POTUS.

November 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Extension merger on next county agenda

The Barton County Commission met with members of the Barton County/Kansas State University Extension Council on Monday to learn more about a proposal to join with the Ellis County Extension Council, forming a new Barton-Ellis Extension district.

November 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton County considers cutting administrator's job

Barton County Commissioners said Monday that they may eliminate the county administrator position, left empty since Richard Boeckman resigned on Oct. 21.

November 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Students look back on LIFE

A graduation and awards ceremony of sorts took place last week at Eisenhower Elementary School. The caps were made of purple paper, and the red "carpet" that graduates walked was also paper.

November 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Personal touch

The Great Bend Recreation Commission's after-school art classes and the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's upcoming workshop in making clay jewelry are but two examples. Barton Community College, private businesses and groups such as the Golden Belt Woodcarvers are all places to learn a new skill.

November 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


TALKING TURKEY

It was time to talk turkey this week at the Great Bend Recreation Commission. After-school art classes offered at Lincoln, Jefferson and Eisenhower elementary schools allowed children 5-12 years old to create "button turkey" wall decorations.

November 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Driver, pedestrian offer 2 versions of accident

Great Bend Police investigated two injury accidents last Saturday on 10th Street. Neither involved life-threatening injuries, according to the police reports which were released Wednesday.

November 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


New activity bus and pickup purchased

The new activity bus at Great Bend USD 428 hit the road almost as soon as it was delivered, and Monday the school board approved the purchase of a second bus.

November 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 board asked to consider building project

Great Bend Superintendent Brad Reed asked the board of education Monday if it could get behind a plan for a new maintenance building/bus barn next to the District Education Center, and remodeling of the DEC.

November 14, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


More chili cook-off photos

Photos taken Nov. 12, 2016 at the Sunflower Diversfied Services annual Charity Chili Cook-off in the Barton County Courthouse Square.

November 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Mom's Gift

The ensemble cast of "Mom's Gift" weren't giving away any secrets at a recent rehearsal. K.B. Bell, who is co-directing the award-winning comedy, said the audience "won't see the ending coming. I think they'll laugh and I think they'll cry."

November 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Chili cook-off warms hearts

It was time to vote and opinions were definitely divided.

November 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Community Breakfast catches hunters

Pheasant season opened Saturday, and dozens of hunters got an early start with breakfast at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall. Serving of the organization's annual Community Breakfast began at 5:30 a.m.

November 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBHS honors veterans on Nov. 11

Great Bend High School students listened respectfully Friday morning as one of their alumni, Michael Harbaugh, described his military career. He was the guest speaker at the school's annual Veterans Day program.

November 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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


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Barton County seeks '100 Who Care'

Local residents hope to raise $10,000 for charity in one hour through a new group called "100 Who Care Barton County." The plan is ...

January 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


DARK ROAD

Great Bend High School's theater club will serve food for thought with the dinner theater production, "Dark Road."

January 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC offers first Junior Day

Barton Community College will help area high school juniors plan for their futures at Junior Day, starting at 9 a.m. Feb. 15, with a ...

January 19, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Seeking input

Last summer Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback asked for the public's input on how to fund education.

January 19, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Opinion


Survey seeks input on USD 428 facilities

Great Bend USD 428 officials are turning to the community for input on long-range facility needs.

January 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School fundraisers approved by BOE

Parents and others who support school fundraisers will have plenty of opportunities next year to buy everything from trash bags to cookie dough.

January 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


More cancellations announced as storm looms

When the National Weather Service office at Wichita issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Storm Watch for most of central Kansas last Thursday, Barton ...

January 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Police seize meth, marijuana ‘vape’ vials

Traffic stops led to more than one drug bust this past week in Great Bend, Police Chief Cliff Couch said. Two suspects were arrested on ...

January 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


More events canceled

Several area events have been canceled or postponed due to the expected ice storm.

January 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Icy Sidewalks

When Great Bend merchants hold their annual Icy Sidewalk Sale in January, they always hope the sidewalks aren't really icy. We've had some ...

January 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Reading, math skills improve with help

Reading and math tests taken by Great Bend students last month show positive progress when compared to test scores at the start of the school ...

January 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend High School students plan for fifth annual Community Service Day

Great Bend High School's Student Council got a green light Monday to organize the fifth annual all-day school-wide Community Service Day. Weather permitting, it ...

January 09, 2017 | 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


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