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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


Donors help with new BCC scoreboard

Barton Community College Cougar fans will see a new scoreboard in the BCC Gymnasium this fall, and none to soon, according to Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman.

September 26, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Windows broken in Great Bend

Great Bend residents awoke Saturday morning to find broken windows at various locations. In many cases, reports show vehicle windows were shot with BBs.

September 23, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Tree Board mulls Argonne Forest project

The trees are there, but most people don't see the forest on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park. Now the Great Bend Tree Board is in the budding stages of a project to "rejuvenate, restore and refurbish" the area known as the Argonne Forest.

September 21, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Christian rock tour coming to Great Bend

Three Christian rock bands with the Small Town America Tour – along with one regional band – will perform Saturday at Great Bend's First Assembly of God Church, 601 Patton Road.

September 19, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Cheerful giving

It's been said that God loves a cheerful giver, but there's nothing wrong with being a smart giver as well. One way to know that a donation is being used for the intended purpose is to give locally.

September 19, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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Teachers see success with 'Behavior Matrix'

At the start of the school year at Riley Elementary, students visited several learning stations as they became familiar with their school.

September 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Manners

Good behavior has been added to the curriculum at Great Bend USD 428 schools.

September 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Student inmate speaks to BCC trustees

Barton Community College student Desmund Cantu spoke to college trustees this week, joining the meeting from Ellsworth Correctional Facility thanks to video conference software.

September 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton swimming approved

On Tuesday the Barton Community College trustees gave their official approval to starting men's and women's swim teams next fall, providing that the ...

September 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Children ready to meet 'Ivan'

Great Bend elementary students received copies of the children's novel "The One and Only Ivan" on Friday. These books are theirs to take home ...

September 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Read to them

Community literacy program One District One Book is underway. On Friday, children in grades K-6 will each receive a copy of the award-winning children's ...

September 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Opinion


A gorilla's voice

When ambassadors from the Sedgwick County Zoo visited Great Bend's elementary schools on Thursday, students got to do two things they really seem to ...

September 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Shafer offers free mask making workshop

Just in time for Halloween, the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College will host a free workshop, "Marvelous Mask Making," for anyone from 5 ...

September 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sky's the Limit

Now that Great Bend High School owns its own fleet of drones, students are learning how Unmanned Aerial Vehicles could fit into their future.

September 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


White Out or Red & Black, Homecoming

Great Bend High School and the rest of USD 428 are gearing up for Homecoming 2016 this Friday.

September 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Aktion Club sharing warmth, color and tacos

The Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club is conducting two community service drives through Nov. 30, sharing the gift of warmth and making the lives of ...

September 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Splash

In May of 2015, Barton Community College trustees thought the college might need to raise local taxes to pay for upkeep on its swimming pool ...

September 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


College celebrates 10-year partnership

Barton Community College is celebrating a 10-year partnership with a Great Bend business, Advanced Therapy & Sports Medicine. Together they created the Limited Liability Company WorkFit ...

September 14, 2016 | 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


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