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USD 428 looks at better communication

A public relations expert from the Kansas Association of School Boards met with Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education members on Monday to present "Communicating During Difficult Times."

June 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


SENIOR PRIDE: Aging zoo animals require special care

The birth of six arctic fox kits this past month at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is part of an ongoing effort to breed animals that have a species survival plan. But in spite of new additions in recent years, there are several geriatric animals in the zoo's population. They require special care, which is often expensive.

June 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Holmes gets county support to study Larned State Hospital

Noting the importance of Larned State Hospital to Barton County and the area, the County Commission Monday morning endorsed a letter of support calling for the formation of a Legislative interim committee to study the issues plaguing the facility.

June 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Elder Care joins Prairie Godmother partner agencies

The Advisory Board for the Prairie Godmother Funds at the Golden Belt Community Foundation officially welcomed Elder Care Inc. as a new partner agency.

June 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jumpin' June Jaunt

Wacky Chad had just dismounted from a pogo stick after completing a "360 degree whip and tuck reverse rewind."

June 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Summer Street Stroll underway

The farmers market is open in Jack Kilby Square. There are hotrods, classic cars and motorcycles on the south side of the Barton County Courthouse Square, and a free movie will be starting at 9 p.m. tonight (Friday).

June 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


June Jaunt features free entertainment

An extreme pogo jumper, comedic fire juggler and several musical acts are all part of the free entertainment on tap for Saturday's June Jaunt activities in Jack Kilby Square.

June 02, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Turds?

A Kansas senator said he's tired of the state's Supreme Court "dropping little turds" such as last Friday's ruling that gives the Legislature until June 30 to make school funding equitable or risk a court-ordered shutdown of schools.

June 02, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Zoo News: Vixie delivers 6 arctic fox kits

On May 20 Vixie, the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo's female arctic fox, gave birth to a litter of six kits.

June 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Baseball historian to present program

Award winning baseball author Phil S. Dixon will visit the Barton County Historical Society this month to present, "The Monarchs, a Baseball Revolution."

June 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rush County June Jaunt events

Rush County celebrates an "All-American Weekend," this Friday, Saturday and Sunday as part of the K-96 June Jaunt.

June 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ellinwood June Jaunt events

The annual K-96 June Jaunt takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in cities from Tribune to Ellinwood. It's a chance to experience authentic rural America at it's best.

June 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend to celebrate June Jaunt

Great Bend has a full schedule of events for the fifth annual June Jaunt. The Barton County courthouse square, known as Jack Kilby Square, is just one location for entertainment. For more information contract Christina Hayes, community coordinator, at 620-793-4111. The schedule includes:

June 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Summer reading program engages mind and body

Great Bend Public Library's Summer Reading Program kicks off Wednesday, June 1, at the library, 1409 Williams. This summer children, teens and adults will be encouraged to engage is healthy activity in addition to taking time to read.

May 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Summer food service program ready to roll

Great Bend's five elementary schools will serve free breakfast and lunch to anyone who is 18 years old or younger this summer, starting Tuesday.

May 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Articles By Author - Susan Thacker


Fort Larned carpenter recalls restoration

LARNED - When visitors step onto the grounds of the Fort Larned National Historic State today, they see it as it appeared in the 1860s during ...

July 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Keep cool

High summer temperatures pose a health risk, but not everyone has a place to cool off. RSVP/Volunteers in Action has organized a network of ...

July 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Guided hunting banned on public land

One June 23 the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission voted to ban commercial guiding on property and water managed by the department.

July 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC pool updates reviewed

Barton Community College Trustees learned Tuesday that additional improvements totaling about $5,000 were approved for the college's swimming pool in the past year.

July 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC trustees approve raises

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees approved next year's operational budget and a 2016-2017 budget for publication Tuesday. The operational budget includes a ...

July 26, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Unopposed candidates eager to serve

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the final story in a series of four, recounting the candidates' forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of ...

July 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Senate candidates introduce themselves

All three candidates for senator of Kansas District 33 supplied information about themselves for a handout distributed at the League of Women Voters Candidates Forum.

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


State Senate candidates weigh in

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a series of stories on the League of Women Voters of Great Bend Public Forum Tuesday night ...

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Godmothers help women of all ages

The Prairie Godmothers group is known for its motto of "Women Helping Women," and that means women of all ages. To help make it known ...

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Summer projects underway at USD 428

Before windows were replaced at the Washington Early Education Center this summer, it was possible to look into a classroom through a crack under the ...

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Informed voters

This week the Great Bend League of Women Voters hosted a local candidates forum and as usual they put a lot of work into it ...

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Candidates seek House seats

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a series of stories on the League of Women Voters of Great Bend Public Forum Tuesday night ...

July 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


MAKING AN IMPRESSION

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a series of stories on the League of Women Voters of Great Bend Public Forum Tuesday night ...

July 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Carter to continue as board president

Here is a summary of other action taken Monday at the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting:

July 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Teachers, school board, approve new contracts

Salary increases were approved Monday by the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education.

July 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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