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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


Great Bend Renaissance Faire photos

From Sunday, Sept. 29 at Brit Spaugh Zoo

September 30, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Tree Board sponsoring Trick or Tree contest

Great Bend's Tree Board is branching out in October by offering a Trick or Tree contest, spokesman Toni Rice said.

September 28, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Police reports give updates on recent accidents

More information on recent accidents was released Friday when reports were made available at the Great Bend Police Department.

September 27, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Public invited to meet new animals at Zoo Society meeting

Brit Spaugh Zoo will introduce its newest animals, including two baby chinchillas, during the Great Bend Zoological Society's annual meeting, set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Zoo & Raptor Center, 2123 Main. There will also be refreshments and about 20 door prizes to give away – and you don't have to be a member to attend, said Joe Cannon, president of the Zoo Society.

September 27, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Coats ready for giveaway

After weeks of collecting coats, Trinity United Methodist Church is ready to conclude its Community Coat Redistribution project.

September 26, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Big Brother is Watching

Security cameras are everywhere. If you look for them, you can often see them – keeping an eye on places where people gather. Our banks, businesses, offices and schools – not to mention student housing – are under surveillance.

September 26, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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Ukuleles and robots on Great Bend teacher wish lists

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of stories about minigrants awarded to teachers by the USD Education Foundation.

April 30, 2016 | Information compiled by Jennifer Schartz, USD 428 | Local News


Make and Take

Nearly 20 years ago, Great Bend USD 428's Steve Wolf visited Wichita and saw a resource center where teachers could find everything they needed ...

April 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Riley School reports reading success

At the start of this school year, 45 percent of the students at Riley Elementary School were reading at their grade level. The staff hoped ...

April 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Safe gas

In January of 2001, natural gas escaped from an underground storage cavern and exploded in Hutchinson, claiming two lives.

April 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Community colleges weigh in on mergers

The state's 19 community colleges aren't opposed to mergers involving universities and technical schools, but they are concerned about how mergers will affect ...

April 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


TEAM PANTHER

Instead of backpacks full of books, some students at Great Bend High School were seen carrying work boots into the school Wednesday morning. The entire ...

April 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBHS Community Service Day photos

Great Bend High School students started their fourth Community Service Day with an all-school assembly recognizing volunteer service. They received commemorative T-shirts as they boarded ...

April 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Lobbyist for community colleges visits Barton

The executive director of the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees braved predicted inclement weather Tuesday to drive from Topeka for the Barton Community College ...

April 26, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Faculty contracts on BCC agenda

Faculty contracts are on the agenda for the next meeting of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, April ...

April 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Battin leaving USD 428

The resignation of Great Bend High School instructor/coach Chris Battin is on the agenda for the next Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education ...

April 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Blues HOF members coming to Macksville

MACKSVILLE - The seventh annual Macksville Bikes & Blues Rally will be held May 6-8 in the City Park at Macksville. There will be live music, food ...

April 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Religion


Earth Day at the Great Bend Zoo

Representatives from 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change Friday, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, marking a major milestone on ...

April 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Migration Rally taking late registrations

The conditions are ideal for next weekend's "Great Migration Rally," said Pam Martin at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Organizers have extended the registration ...

April 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Grant County missing person investigation

GRANT COUNTY - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is assisting Grant County law enforcement in its search for a man who went missing earlier this month ...

April 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | On the Record


Newest AA, NA listings added to Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

April 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | On the Record


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