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Zoo Society hears state of Brit Spaugh Zoo

Director of Public Lands Scott Keeler said the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo may be stepping back from its goal to earn national accreditation, but it won't reduce its standards for animal care and safety.

November 18, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Help refugees

President Obama's press conference Monday in Turkey could not have been more inspiring, although apparently the governors of 31 states, including Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, were not moved.

November 18, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


​BCC trustees look at campus security

In the coming months, the Barton Community College Board of Trustees will look at ways to improve campus security.

November 17, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Just the FCS: It's more than cooking

Eating breakfast and searching the Internet may not be daily classroom assignments, but these activities have their place at Great Bend High School. The students in Kerri Batman's Nutrition & Wellness 2 class did both Thursday.

November 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Trustees to meet Tuesday

Safety considerations on the Barton Community College campus are on the agenda for the BCC Board of Trustees study session, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

November 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo Society annual meeting is Tuesday

The Great Bend Zoological Society will celebrate its volunteers, members and the accomplishments of the past year during its annual meeting, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Raptor Center at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

November 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Legend of 'The Rifleman' on display

Now that "The Rifleman" sculpture in the Barton County Courthouse Square has undergone a professional cleaning and waxing, the Barton County Historical Society is looking at long-term preservation of outdoor art and monuments.

November 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘Taste of the Town’ features local flavors

People who attend the Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation's annual fall fundraiser will have a chance to bid on desserts prepared by GBHS students.

November 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​MizzUnderstanding

The students at the University of Missouri got the nation's attention this past week and were successful in ousting the college president, Timothy Wolfe.

November 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Arsenic and Old Lace

The classic dark comedy, "Arsenic and Old Lace," is this year's all-school play at Great Bend High School.

November 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Boy Scouts will be ‘Scouting for Food’ Saturday

Members of the Boys Scouts of America organizations in Barton County will be "Scouting for Food" this Saturday, Nov. 14. The public is asked to help by donating nonperishable food items to local food banks. Items can be donated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day by leaving them in designated area at local grocery stores.

November 11, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Students show veterans respect

With 23 million U.S. veterans living today, and about 2.8 million active and reserved personnel in the Armed Forces, Veterans Day is an important holiday, social studies teacher Dan Eyestone said Wednesday.

November 11, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBHS Veterans Day assembly photos

Photos taken Nov. 11, 2015, at Great Bend High School.

November 11, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Schools conduct 'security audits'

New security systems at entrances to Great Bend USD 428 elementary schools should be in place by the end of December, Superintendent Brad Reed said.

November 10, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Deines Center to hold Membership Gala

RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center will hold a Membership Gala from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20. The evening will include multi-media art, food and music by The Believers, a local band, and Patricia Davis, playing piano selections, including vocals. Admission is free.

November 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Camp Aldrich dining hall nearly completed

The new Dining and Events Center at Barton Community College's Camp Aldrich should be finished by the end of this month, Dean of Administration ...

February 09, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​School board approves 2016-2017 calendar

Next year's calendar for Great Bend USD 428 schools will be similar to this year's, but the winter break will be two days ...

February 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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


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