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Library offers Amnesty Day on Halloween

Amnesty Day is this year's Halloween treat at the Great Bend Public Library. The library will waive the fines for overdue books and other items returned on Oct. 31, according to Jennifer King, marketing director and Young Adult librarian. No questions asked.

October 16, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


BCC hopes to hold tuition at current level

Administrators at Barton Community College don't anticipate an increase in tuition and fees for 2014, BCC President Dr. Carl Heilman said.

October 16, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Gospel music abounds at Sings Concert

The Ninth Annual Fall Gospel Sings Concert will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19, at Barton Community College's Fine Arts Auditorium.

October 15, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Rec Commission expects busy fall

Fall is a busy time at the Great Bend Recreation Commission, according to Executive Director Diann Henderson.

October 15, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Kaiser leaving GBRC Board at end of year

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is accepting applications to fill a future vacancy on its board of directors, Executive Director Diann Henderson said Monday.

October 14, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


PROJECT X

Great Bend's car lovers gathered Saturday for their final Shine and Show of the year, and unveiled "Project X."

October 12, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


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


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More rain likely this week

Around Great Bend, residents reported rainfall amounts of anywhere from 2.5 to 6 inches on Monday. Several people reported getting about 3 inches of ...

August 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ft. Larned 'Picnic' photos

Here are more photos taken Saturday at the 'Picinic in the Park' at the Fort Larned National Historic Site.

August 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Keith Bear to visit Hoisington

HOISINGTON - Native American storyteller and musician Keith Bear plans to visit Hoisington's elementary schools for five days at the end of September.

August 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


PRAIRIE PICNIC

PAWNEE COUNTY - Staff and volunteers at Fort Larned National Historic Site celebrated the National Park Service's 100th birthday on Saturday by recalling life at ...

August 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Centennial

The National Park Service turned 100 on Thursday, and central Kansas residents don't have to travel far to take part in the celebration.

August 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Voicing support for Larned State Hospital

LARNED - Tim Keck, secretary for the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, discussed the future of Larned State Hospital during a public meeting Wednesday ...

August 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Move request: DMV seeks higher ground

Staff at the Kansas Driver's License office on the second floor of the courthouse would like to move to another room in the building.

August 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Mull estate supports Shafer Gallery

Staff at Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery will visit area schools, thanks to a gift from the Glenn and Elaine Mull Family Advised ...

August 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


UWCK thanks county for setting the pace

Earlier this year, Barton County was named a Pacesetter contributor by the United Way of Central Kansas. On Monday morning, the County Commission was thanked ...

August 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Dena Popp appointed 911 director

Dena Popp was named director of Barton County 911/Communications at Monday's county commission meeting. It was an appointment at least one commissioner said ...

August 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC trustees meet Tuesday

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Room F-30, on the lower level of the ...

August 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Welcome aboard: Great Bend introduces new teachers

Filling virtually every vacant teaching spot before the first day of school is no easy task, but Great Bend USD 428 was able to do ...

August 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Education


‘Wild Places’ close to home

George Frazier says his new book, "The Last Wild Places of Kansas," isn't a guide, but it may lead readers to explore some places ...

August 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Taking stock

Were Great Bend kids excited about starting a new school year this week? The teachers and staff sure were.

August 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Salvation Army distributes 200 backpacks

The Salvation Army helped more than 200 children return to school this week with new backpacks filled with school supplies.

August 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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