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Brick building has unusual history

The two-story brick building at the heart of Faith Community Church compound was originally built for the county poor farm. Blueprints dated Oct. 15, 1929, show the official name of the structure was the Barton County Home. Mann and Company, Hutchinson, was the architect.

October 10, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hunger Games

Shhhh! Help is available for poor people. Don't pass it on.

October 10, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Some want alcohol at some BCC events

For the second time, members of the Barton Community College Foundation Board have asked the college's Board of Trustees to ease the campus-wide ban on alcoholic beverages.

October 10, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


​This ‘Senior Prom’ is for senior citizens

Senior Prom is usually a spring event for high school students, but this weekend the Great Bend High School Kayette Club is offering a Senior Senior Prom – from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Senior Center.

October 09, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Kids learn how to prevent kitchen fires

Flames from a small grease fire in a stove-top pan exploded 20 feet into the air Wednesday after Great Bend Firefighter Michael Reifschneider sprayed a small about of water onto the blaze.

October 09, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


​Miller found competent to stand trial

A Barton County judge has ruled that LaVeta Dawn Miller is competent to stand trial on charges of stealing money that was intended to pay for World War II veterans' trips to Washington, D.C.

October 08, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Weathers receives Making Great Bend Greater Award

LeRoy Weathers was recognized for years of community service on Wednesday when he received the Making Great Bend Greater Award from fellow members of the Noon Kiwanis Club.

October 05, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Club News


Seek the unknown during Teen Read Week

Great Bend Public Library will celebrate the unknown during Teen Read Week, Oct. 13-19, said Jennifer King, the Young Adult/marketing librarian.

October 05, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Great Bend native Pinkall to help stage 2014 Olympics

MANHATTAN - Great Bend native Dr. Bryan Pinkall will help stage the opening ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 7, 2014.

October 05, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


BEARY EXCITING

Zoo Director Scott Gregory could barely contain his excitement. Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo is getting two grizzly bears and two lions next month. All four animals were born in January and are coming from the Living Treasures Animal Park at Donegal, Pa.

October 03, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Program looks at prayer, nature, through camera lens

The Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will combine prayer and photography for a one-day nature retreat on Saturday, Oct. 12.

October 03, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pay the Bills

Senators who want to reduce government spending have a point, but those looking to score points by shutting down the government to attack the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are just looking after their own selfish interests. It's time for the moderates on the left and right to take charge and act in the best interest of our nation.

October 03, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Math instructor plots student success at BCC

The success of students at Barton Community College can be shown on a series of spreadsheets maintained by math instructor Jo Harrington.

October 02, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Zoo news: Public can meet new animals Thursday

Get ready for a "really big announcement" at Brit Spaugh Zoo.

October 02, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Meet the Cougars

Sunday, Sept. 29, Barton County Courthouse Square

September 30, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


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Articles By Author - Susan Thacker


100 GBCT productions

Great Bend Community Theatre's first play was "Night Watch," which opened in November of 1982 at Roosevelt Junior High School.

February 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘The Kitchen Witches’ is a wicked funny treat

Great Bend Community Theatre's 100th production is "The Kitchen Witches," winner of the 2005 Samuel French Canadian Playwrights contest.

February 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Tell Them

If you think consolidating rural school districts down to one per county is a bad idea, be sure to let your Kansas legislators know.

February 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Zoo News: 2 zookeeepers join Brit Spaugh team

Two new zookeepers joined the staff of the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo in January, filling two vacancies. Zoo Supervisor Sara Hamlin said she is ...

February 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Health Equipped

Barton Community College hosted an open house and reception Tuesday to showcase its new Adult Healthcare Simulation Lab in the Technical Building, room T-119. A ...

February 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC adds safety alerts

Barton Community College has purchased two mobile phone applications for improved campus safety.

February 02, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County Spelling Bee set for Saturday

Barton County's annual spelling bee will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Great Bend High School Auditorium.

January 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County Attorney says office needs more space, attorneys

Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews said his office prosecuted close to 2,300 newly filed cases in 2015, for charges ranging "from murder to seat ...

January 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ike exhibit at Eisenhower School

Friday was Kansas Day, which was reason enough for Kansas native Amelia Earhart to visit Riley Elementary School. Calamity Jane, who also visited the school ...

January 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ride Into History

There were two special visitors – or were there four? – Friday at Riley Elementary School.

January 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton showcases new welding lab

Barton Community College showed off its new Welding Lab by hosting a Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee.

January 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Eisenhower celebration photos

Eisenhower Elementary School, Great Bend, Kansas, Jan. 28, 2016.

January 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


THEY LIKE IKE

One Great Bend elementary school celebrated its origins Thursday, following the suggestion of the Eisenhower Foundation on the 125th anniversary year of the birth of ...

January 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Reed: Proposal won't save money

Great Bend Superintendent Brad Reed said a proposal in the Kansas Legislature to consolidate more school districts would not save money but could hurt the ...

January 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kansas Day

Friday is Kansas Day, and the National Parks Foundation suggests a great way to celebrate the Sunflower State's 155th birthday is by visiting one ...

January 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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