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‘Humphrey’ puts everyone on same page

Friday's scene may have been a first at Great Bend schools: Elementary students all over town attended pep rallies to celebrate reading a book.

September 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC builds classroom with inmate help

Next week, Barton Community College officials will have a dedication and ribbon cutting for a new vocational education building at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility. It will take place at the Larned Chamber of Commerce Coffee Hour at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at the West Unit.

September 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Changes seen as positive at USD 428

School board members met three new instructional coaches during a luncheon meeting Thursday at Park Elementary School. Principal Phil Heeke introduced English Language Arts (ELA) coach Lacey Hofflinger, math coach Kelsey Perry and technology coach Brock Funke.

September 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Testing, testing

It was 2002 when President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind into Law. By 2005, some states were willing to give up federal Title 1 funding rather than stick with the program.

September 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


KWEC Education Day photos

Photos taken Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's annual education day for area second graders.

September 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kids explore Kansas Wetlands Education Center

Area children didn't have to travel far on Wednesday for a field trip to a national treasure. The Kansas Wetlands Education Center on K-156 overlooks Cheyenne Bottoms, the largest inland marsh in the United States and a Ramsar-designated Wetland of International Importance.

September 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Refinancing should save BCC $100,000

Refinancing debt on 2008 certificates of participation at a lower interest rate should save Barton Community College more than $100,000 over the life of the bonds, college trustees were told Tuesday.

September 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​City to hold annual auction

The City of Great Bend will hold its annual public auction at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, outside the Great Bend Police Department, 1217 Williams St.

September 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Library closing the gap on budget deficit

Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems told his board of directors Monday that efforts to reduce spending are paying off.

September 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Coat drive extended through Friday

Sponsors of an annual drive to collect coats for the community are extending the donation period through Friday, Sept. 25.

September 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Phone system bid on school board agenda

Bids for a new telephone system for Great Bend USD 428 will be opened Wednesday, and the school board will consider those bids during a meeting at noon Thursday, Sept. 24, at Park Elementary School, 1801 Williams St.

September 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


AirFest photos

Photos taken Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at the Great Bend AirFest

September 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Butterflys move cross our nation

A "net brigade" of volunteer butterfly hunters captured, tagged and released 52 monarch butterflies Saturday at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Fifty-two monarchs were captured and tagged earlier, for a total of 102, said Pam Martin, Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks & Tourism educator at the KWEC.

September 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Motocross numbers growing

Motocross racers from as far away as California and Florida competed in the third annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout, held Friday and Saturday at the GBMX Park in the Great Bend Expo Complex.

September 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Riding shotgun in the sky

Riding in a B-25 Mitchell bomber is something Jack Merten can now cross off his bucket list.

September 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Articles By Author - Susan Thacker


Falling behind

A recent study says Oklahoma is leading the U.S. in higher education cuts over the last five years. In seven states, including Kansas, the ...

July 22, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Frey to speak on Climate Reality Project

ST. JOHN - A representative from the Climate Reality Project will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23, in the annex building of the Stafford ...

July 22, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Perez, Clark in court Friday

Former Barton County resident Sydney Anne Perez, 21, has been convicted of aiding and abetting battery, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said Tuesday.

July 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Partridge sentenced for burglary, drug convictions

Kerry Joe Partridge Jr. 27, Great Bend, has been sentenced to four years, nine months in custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections, Barton County ...

July 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Brit Spaugh Zoo offers daily keeper talks this week

The animals may be the stars at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, but this week their keepers will be in the spotlight, said Sara ...

July 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 improves student preparation

Students at Great Bend High School now have more opportunities to learn about careers before they graduate, and they have more opportunities to prepare for ...

July 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Your move, students

As the cost of attending college after graduation from high school becomes more expensive, students need to consider what they can do to prepare for ...

July 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


BCC aims for no mill levy increase

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees won't need a mill levy increase get more money from local taxpayers next year. At the board ...

July 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 proud of grads who performed CPR

Chris Umphres was elected president of the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education on Monday, and Lori Reneau was named vice president.

July 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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