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Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

April 28, 2018 | Susan Thacker | On the Record


Churches sponsor programs on ‘Reclaiming Our Christian Heritage’

This story was updated on Saturday, April 28, 2018

April 27, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sheriff's attorney: Judge 'hoodwinked' by Mellor

The attorney representing Sheriff Brian Bellendir in Barton County District Court said County Attorney Amy Mellor has an ethical conflict of interest in the case, and he asked to see emails between Mellor and Chase County Attorney William R. Halvorsen, who was assigned to prosecute the case.

April 26, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


EisenPOWER - Children meet school board

Students at Eisenhower Elementary School played an active role in Thursday's USD 428 Board of Education meeting at their learning center.

April 26, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Well done

Our community is a little better today, thanks to the efforts of more than 800 Great Bend High School students and numerous USD 428 employees and community members.

April 26, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Community Service Day slide show

Photos were taken during Community Service Day by Susan Thacker, Great Bend Tribune, and by teachers and students at Great Bend USD 428.

April 25, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


HANDS ON - Hundreds volunteer for GBHS Community Service Day

It's become a spring tradition at Great Bend High School for students to spend a day volunteering for community projects. The sixth-annual Community Service Day got underway Wednesday after a student-recognition assembly in the gym.

April 25, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Patrick Heath qualifies for national tournament; GBHS forensics coaches recognized

The Great Bend High School speech team competed at the District National Qualifying Speech Tournament held at Buhler High School last Friday and Saturday. Sophomore Patrick Heath qualified to the National Tournament in Informative Speaking by placing 2nd. Also at this event, Coach Barbara Watson was inducted into the West Kansas Chapter of the National Speech and Debate Association Hall of Fame, and assistant coach Kim Heath, who will become the GBHS coach for speech, debate and forensics next year, was recognized as Volunteer of the Year.

April 25, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Variety Show tix go on sale Thursday

Tickets for Great Bend High School's Variety Show go on sale Thursday. They will be available from 7:30-8 a.m., noon to 12:30 p.m. and 3-3:30 p.m. at the high school. All seating is reserved and must be selected when tickets are paid for and picked up by coming to Vocal Music Room at GBHS during the above times.

April 25, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Leadership Institute praised

Barton Community College continues to train its best employees for future leadership roles, Vice President Elaine Simmons said Tuesday. She introduced the eight graduates of Barton's second Leadership Institute during the BCC Board of Trustees meeting.

April 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Meeting agendas, lifting of burn ban

Faculty contract renewals

April 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton hosts Hispanic Culture workshop

Dancing, artwork and soccer were all part of the experience more than 200 students from Kansas high schools shared Monday at Barton Community College's Hispanic Culture Workshop.

April 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Deer crashes into van in Stafford County

A deer collided with a van carrying six people from Kingman at 5:40 p.m. Sunday in Stafford County.

April 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


On the Record for April 20-22, 2018

Great Bend Fire/EMS

April 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | On the Record


Zoo prepares for Plastic Free July

Editor's note:

April 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Articles By Author - Susan Thacker


Scenes from Camp Hope

Camp Hope 2018 wrapped up Saturday, after a week of activities in Barton County. Camp Hope Media Coordinator Barb Keltner, Eudora, reports there were 72 ...

June 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Going Buggy

Dancing slugs and butterflies from the StoneLion Puppet Theatre interacted with audience members Saturday at Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery. The gallery and ...

June 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Baker to stand trial for death of cyclists

The man accused of accidentally causing the deaths of two people riding a motorcycle through Great Bend on Aug. 16, 2014, may face a jury ...

June 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘Best camp in the world’

Harrison Sellers gives Camp Hope two thumbs up. Harrison, who prefers to be called "Harry," is almost 10 years old and is attending the annual ...

June 21, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


This is US

President Trump's apparent change of heart over children being separated from their parents at our southern border is a good thing.

June 21, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Camp Hope is back

CAMP ALDRICH - Nine-year-old Bailey Thompson from Mulvane caught four little fish Tuesday morning before landing a "whopper," with the help of a Camp Hope volunteer.

June 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jose Luis Chavez, 1957-2018

GREAT BEND -- Jose Luis Chavez, 60, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Wichita.

June 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Obituaries


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