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Zoo news: Reptile House a place to overcome fears

Part of the mission of the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is to provide education, and when it comes to snakes there are a lot of misconceptions. When singer Tom T. Hall wrote that no one could see Sneaky Snake's ears, he was probably just being funny. The truth is, snakes don't have ears.

September 03, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Kids Ag Day photos

Barton County Kids Ag Day, Sept. 3, 2014

September 03, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


A WAY OF LIFE

A tradition of two decades continued Wednesday with when fourth graders attended Barton County's 21st Kids Ag Day.

September 03, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


KBI continues probe of fatal shootout

The name of a Barton County man who died Saturday after a shoot-out with law enforcement officers was released Monday.

September 02, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


​Outreach education evolving at BCC

The number of high school students receiving college instruction during their school day continues to grow, thanks to the Kansas Legislature's decision to pay for their tuition on technical education courses.

August 30, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Brit Spaugh Zoo tops 'list' of local attractions

When 500 Kansans were surveyed online about the state's most recognized brands of companies or organizations, KU and the Jayhawks topped the list.

August 29, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Police look for man in devil costume

The Great Bend Police Department fielded several unusual calls on Thursday, including a reported sighting of a man in a red devil costume.

August 29, 2014 | Susan Thacker | On the Record


Warm wishes

"Winter is Coming" is the motto of the House of Stark in George R.R. Martin's "Game of Thrones," and a fact for residents of Great Bend.

August 28, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


New BCC employees approved

An honor graduate, a PhD., a polyglot and a former police officer were among the new employees who introduced themselves Thursday at the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting.

August 28, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Coats wanted for church's community project

There are still several weeks of summer ahead, but members of Trinity United Methodist Church are already thinking about people who will need warm coats later this year.

August 27, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


BCC ‘LibraryPalooza’ offers 'technology petting zoo'

Cookies and lemonade and an unusual "petting zoo" were offered Monday at the Barton Community College Library, which hosted "Librarypalooza."

August 25, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


KHP: Area residents injured Friday, Sunday

Three one-vehicle accidents over the weekend sent area residents to three different hospitals, according to Kansas Highway Patrol logs. The most serious accident occurred Friday night in Ellsworth County.

August 25, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


A giving thing

Mike Clark is no doubt good at his job, which is raising money for Kansas State University's athletic department. But the first thing he told Great Bend Kiwanians when he visited this week was, "It's not all about the money; it's all about relationships."

August 21, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Suprima Chamber Orchestra joins Jaynes to help Kans for Kids

HOISINGTON - "How lucky can you get?"

August 21, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Stuff the Bus not just for school

The bright yellow school buses in front of Great Bend's Walmart and 10th Street Dillons store Wednesday weren't carrying children. Rather, they were part of the United Way of Central Kansas Stuff the Bus project. Shoppers were invited to drop off items from the "wish lists" of the 19 United Way agencies in Barton and Pawnee counties.

August 20, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


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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


Prairie Godmothers to host ‘Build-A-Bag Beach Party’

The Prairie Godmothers group will hold its summer social event, the Build-A-Bag Beach Party, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the ...

July 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


More parade photos

Photos taken Saturday, July 16, at the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival Parade.

July 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


After Harvest Festival Parade

The Ellinwood After Harvest Festival Parade on Saturday, July 16, had more than 80 entries.

July 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Festival celebrates 'Service Above Self'

ELLINWOOD - This year's After Harvest Festival Parade in downtown Ellinwood spanned several generations. It featured area youths as well as alumni and former teachers ...

July 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Players make a pitch for horseshoes

A friendly game of horseshoes can become serious business when there's a championship on the line. Ernesto Diaz and Darrell Keil were just having ...

July 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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