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CURIOUS FUN

Four-year-old Sophia Nelson grinned and hugged her favorite public television celebrity, Curious George, as a family member snapped a photo.

October 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


At issue

After Wednesday's Presidential debate, one network interviewed a group of people who, going into the event, were still undecided about who to vote for. Some claimed they made their decisions that evening, but some said they didn't know, even after the debate.

October 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Exhibits move from trails to rails

Somewhere in Barton County, north of Cheyenne Bottoms on privately owned land, Native Americans once cut crude drawings into an outcropping of sandstone.

October 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Halloween costume giveaway is Saturday

Kids will be able to get a new or recycled Halloween costume at no cost from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Great Bend Public Library. The event will take place in the library's basement, said Barb Esfeld, president of the Great Bend Kiwanis Club.

October 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend native to toss coin at Chiefs game

Great Bend native Ashley Gorney will celebrate the end of radiation treatment for cancer by making the coin toss Sunday at the Kansas City Chiefs home football game against the New Orleans Saints.

October 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Do your job

Voters who are concerned about who is added to the Supreme Court over the next four years need to remember that a ninth justice could be added to the bench now.

October 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Reality U

Students often hear their lives will be different once they enter "the real world," so on Thursday Great Bend Middle School eighth graders got a preview of their future selves.

October 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Aiming High

The stunts performed by members of Lonestar Action Sports may be dangerous – at least without years of training – but the message for students was to stay healthy.

October 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School board recognizes students

Great Bend High School instructor Andy Negaard and several of his students were recognized for outstanding achievement at Monday's Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting.

October 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC looks at third-party courses

Barton Community College could expand its course offerings by connecting with third-party vendors, Dr. Robin Garret, vice president of instruction and student services, told college trustees Tuesday.

October 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School board tours new bus

School board members toured the new Panther activity bus Monday during the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting.

October 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


A&Z Zumba opens downtown

A&Z Zumba fitness studio opens Monday, Oct. 10, at 1911 Lakin Ave. in Great Bend.

October 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Business


Donate blood in October

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and other patients during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.

October 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


New activity bus arrives at USD 428

The Great Bend USD 428 school board members and others who attend Monday's Board of Education meeting will have the opportunity to tour the district's new activity bus.

October 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC trustees consider new vocational program

The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will hear a proposal for adding a Scale Technician Certificate Program to its course offerings during the board's October study session. The meeting will start at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

October 07, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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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


USD 428 looks at alternative student meals for accounts in arrears

Editor's note: This is the second of two stories about policy changes being considered by the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education for ...

January 02, 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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