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Police nab Dollar Tree robbery suspect

A suspect was arrested shortly after an armed robbery was reported Monday night at the Dollar Tree, 3502 10th St.

January 21, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News

Program will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

A program to celebrate the life and work of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held Monday evening at Great Bend's First Baptist Church.

January 18, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News

SUPPY DRIVE: Young Professionals partner with Rotary for local charities

Blustering winds tended to discourage people from loitering outside Saturday, but a handful of volunteers took turns standing outside the Walmart Supercenter.

January 18, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News

Local church members work to end domestic violence

Along with messages about prayer groups and pot luck dinners, this week's church bulletin may contain a note about domestic violence.

January 18, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


The job of Barton County election officials is to follow the laws of the state, so if the Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) Act says voter registrations are no good until the applicants show up at the courthouse wearing an I {heart} Kris Kobach T-shirt, then we'd better get our shirt orders in if we want to vote.

January 16, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Voter registrations in limbo

More than 300 people who have registered to vote in Barton County are on hold, according to Darin DeWitt, voter registration clerk in the Barton County Clerk's Office.

January 14, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News

GBRC board pleased with 2013 audit

The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board heard the latest audit report when it met Monday. Curtis Kuhn from D. McMillen Chartered said he found no transactions that were out of order, and all suggestions made the prior year had been implemented.

January 13, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News

Scouts use their noodles to make dough

Great Bend Boy Scouts spent most of the day Saturday making noodles for their 43rd annual Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup Dinner, set for Feb. 2 at the Elks Lodge.

January 11, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News

On Target

Improved marketing for Barton Community College's Camp Aldrich was on a recent list of things we said we'd like to see in the new year. This has also been on the minds of people at the college, it turns out.

January 09, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

BCC Clay Shoot moving to Camp Aldrich

The Barton Community Foundation Clay Shoot will be held at Camp Aldrich this year, after six successful years at LaSada Sporting Clays and Hunting Service in Russell.

January 09, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News

Lights, music, action!

The sounds of rocking Christmas tunes could still be heard Wednesday evening in the courthouse square, for those who tuned to the proper FM frequency. Fifty thousand LED lights were programmed in sync with the music.

January 08, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News

Humane Society reports more adoptions in 2013

The number of pets adopted from the Golden Belt Humane Society more than doubled from 2012 to 2013.

January 06, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News

Golden Belt Humane Society works to become 'no-kill' shelter

Furry animals hoping to become forever pets could be found Saturday at the Orschlen Farm and Home store in Great Bend, where the monthly Adopt-A-Pet fundrasier was taking place. Echo, a golden retriever mix, had just hit the jackpot.

January 04, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News

Court Roundup: Chapman attorneys get more time to prepare for murder trial

The trial for the man charged with murdering Damon Galyardt in 2011 has been rescheduled from January to April, giving his defense team more time to prepare for the case.

January 04, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News

Night Flight

Organizers of the first "Light to Unite" glow run/bike/walk announced Thursday morning that the event planned for that evening had been canceled. No one wanted to risk injuries with so much ice along the roads.

January 02, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

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Articles By Author - Susan Thacker

More Art Among Friends photos

Meet the Art Among Friends members at an exhibit reception from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Great Bend Public Library.

October 08, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Art Among Friends

Before the "Art Among Friends" exhibit was completely installed at the Great Bend Public Library, contributing artist Barbara Jo Converse Stevens was enjoying the show.

October 08, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Geneva rules

The Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, was a weapons free zone. Everyone fighting in the area was supposed to know its coordinates. But ...

October 08, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

NASA offical to speak at Jack Kilby Science Day

An official from NASA will be the keynote speaker at the 12th annual Jack Kilby Science Day. The public is invited to attend as Raphael ...

October 07, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News

Kids get a room of their own at GBPL

The new interior walls that separate the children's area from the rest of the Great Bend Public Library are something librarians have requested for ...

October 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

‘Humphrey’ fans attend Nocturnal Nights

Sunset was still a couple of hours away Monday as the Great Bend Public Library started its first of three Nocturnal Night programs. A crowd ...

October 05, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Wanted: Halloween costumes to share

Volunteers are seeking donations of new or used Halloween costumes to share with children.

October 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Step up: The path is clear

This weekend, area residents can walk to support veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Walk to End Alzheimer's or just walk for personal well ...

October 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Stonehill, Storm sing at River of Life

The crowd was small, but some people traveled more than 100 miles last Monday to hear Randy Stonehill and Buck Storm present an acoustic concert ...

October 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Religion

Chicken-fried chicken dinner set to raise funds for youth conference

The NCYC Youth of Prince of Peace Parish in Great Bend are raising money to attend the National Catholic Youth Conference.

October 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

More photos from Holy Family School

Photos taken Oct. 1, 2015; Lone Star Action Sports team outside Holy Family School in Great Bend.

October 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Skater, BMX bikers thrill students

A champion inline skater and two professional BMX bikers rolled into the Holy Family School parking lot Thursday morning. The Lone Star Action Sports team ...

October 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Zoo News: Wine in the Wild

The Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild event on Sept. 26 raised $7,248 for the Great Bend Zoological Society, according to sponsors.

September 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

New twists on Homecoming traditions

Great Bend High School's Homecoming Royalty will ride in style at Friday's parade.

September 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Bikes and pedestrians ready to hit the road

People who walk or ride bicycles on the streets of Great Bend told a consultant Tuesday that the city's streets and sidewalks can be ...

September 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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