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Elementary

Capt. Eric Yoder thinks his work clothes could make a pretty good Halloween costume. Dressed in full fire fighting gear, including mask and breathing equipment, he sounds like Darth Vader and may kind of look like him, too. But Yoder wanted kindergartners at Park Elementary School to see there's nothing to be afraid of. Yoder wants children to know that if they see a fireman reaching for them in a smoke-filled room, he's there to help.

October 08, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Guns, tools stolen in weekend burglaries

The Great Bend Police Department received multiple reports of burglaries over the weekend. Homes, vehicles and businesses were entered and items taken.

October 06, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Sheriff: High-grade marijuana seized in raid

The Barton County Sheriff's Office seized about 9 pounds of suspected marijuana as well as $22,000 in cash in the course of executing a series of search warrants on Friday.

October 06, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Trick or Tree photo contest underway

The Great Bend Tree Board is sponsoring its second annual Trick of Tree photography contest, board member Toni Rice said.

October 03, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Prime rib and Elvis featured at American Legion benefit

An award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist will perform a benefit concert on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Great Bend American Legion Post 180.

October 03, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Mobile Fire Safety Trailer visits schools

Firefighters will visit Great Bend schools Oct. 4-15, as they observe Fire Prevention Week. Capt. Luke McCormick at the Great Bend Fire Department said children will learn some important things about fire safety, and the lessons are also good for parents. The theme for this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign is, "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!"

October 03, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Prairie Godmothers plan Bag Lady Brunch

The Prairie Godmothers hope to spin more magic by hosting a Bag Lady Brunch from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 18th, at the Best Western Courtyard, 2920 10th St.

October 03, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Shameful

Last week an American woman journalist reported on the war effort abroad, noting a female fighter pilot from another country, risking her life, had bombed our common enemy, ISIS.

October 02, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


New Direction: Arts Center closes but BCAC carries on

The colorful Barton County Arts Center sign still hangs above the building at 1401 Main in Great Bend, but what catches the eye these days are Keller Real Estate's "For Sale" signs in the window.

October 02, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Zoo news: Lone lemur headed home

A trio of lemurs at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo has dwindled to one, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said. The lone lemur will be returned to Tanganyika Wildlife Park, and the local zoo will work on upgrading the exhibit area before seeking more lemurs.

October 01, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Landfill manager explains solid waste science

When two freight trains collided and derailed last week in McPherson County, the Barton County Landfill was ready to accept whatever the cleanup crew brought, Solid Waste Manager Phil Hathcock said.

October 01, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Suspects caught with plow

Two men were arrested Monday for alledgedly stealing a four-bottom John Deere plow worth up to $2,500 from rural Barton County. Detective Rick Popp at the Barton County Sheriff's Office said watchful neighbors called 911 after seeing the men load the plow into a pickup, around 2:19 p.m. at NW 150 Road and NW 30 Ave.

September 30, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Friends accepting books for annual sale

Donations for the Great Bend Public Library October book sale will be accepted through Monday, Oct. 6. Donated books can be brought during library hours to the library's service entrance off Stone Street or to the circulation desk.

September 30, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


'Left Behind' remake aims for new audience

A new version of the motion picture "Left Behind" seeks to appeal to a broader audience than the original. But the producers at Stoney Lake Entertainment are counting on retaining the Christian audience that carried the first version.

September 29, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Religion


Community coat drive scheduled for Saturday

Great Bend's Community Coat Drive concludes Saturday when free coats will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 5700 Broadway Ave.

September 25, 2014 | Susan Thacker | 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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