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Commissioners re-elected

Two Barton County Commissioners were re-elected Tuesday. With no opponents on the ballot, Republicans Homer Kruckenberg and Don Davis won easily, although Kruckenberg did face a write-in opponent in Sharon Wondra.

November 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Theft report leads to arrest

A Great Bend man was arrested Saturday afternoon, following a report that a pickup, trailer and four-wheeler had been stolen from 5926 Eisenhower St. the previous night.

November 07, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sister Corona recalls CKAVI origins

Sister Corona's room at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse in Great Bend is filled with stacks of handmade pot scrubbers, stick horses and tea towels for the convent's upcoming annual bazaar. There's also a big sack of pop cans to sell, and her collection of notes, photos and newspaper clippings from over the years.

November 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Choir announces fundraisers for DC trip

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November 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Good idea

Great Bend USD 428 could probably have gone another decade without providing computers to its students, but the decision to do so now was correct.

November 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


GOING DIGITAL

A typical day at Great Bend Middle School starts in the gym, where students gather before the first class. When the bell rings, they go to their assigned classrooms and pick up their Chromebooks from the cart where they were charged overnight.

October 31, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


From tablets to Chromebooks

A generation ago, a tablet for school might refer to a Big Chief tablet of wide-lined writing paper. Today, the word "tablet" can refer to is a wireless, portable personal computer with a touchscreen.

October 31, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend enjoys spooktacular day

Sponsors were still setting up the 2016 Zoo Boo booths at 3 p.m. Saturday when a line started forming outside the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

October 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Support groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

October 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | On the Record


Pursuit

The Kansas Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment, also known as Constitutional Amendment 1, is on the Nov. 8 ballot in Kansas as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment.

October 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Middle School teaching the Three C’s

The Three R's of education are being joined the by the Three C's - College and Career Competencies.

October 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | News


KBI: Check for offenders before Halloween

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation advises parents to check online for registered offenders in their neighborhoods and areas their children plan to trick-or-treat, prior to Halloween festivities.

October 26, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Student reports on her 'Barton Experience'

Barton Community College trustees heard one student's "Barton Experience" when Keanna Craig addressed the board Tuesday evening.

October 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Trick or Treat

One hundred twenty children received Halloween buckets and costumes this past Saturday at the Great Bend Public Library's costume giveaway, according to Kiwanis President Barb Esfeld. This is the third year for the library and civic organization to collect and share new and used costumes.

October 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Evening Lions provided vision screenings

The Great Bend Evening Lions Club provided free vision screening last Saturday and and Sunday during Family Fun Day at the Great Bend Brit SpaughZoo.

October 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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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


Teaching service

One item on next Monday's Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting agenda is to approve the fifth annual Community Service Day at ...

January 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Weather made for arctic foxes

It's January 5. Do you know where your alligators are?

January 04, 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


Masonic Temple

Several historic buildings can be found on Broadway Street in Larned. The Masonic Temple was built in 1887. An old postcard shows how the building ...

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Pawnee County


Progressive Profile: Celeste Dixon

Celeste Dixon, park ranger at the Fort Larned National Historical Site, is vice president of the Pawnee County Humane Society board of directors.

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Pawnee County


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