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Forging ahead

Telling the story of Barton County requires good information, and sharing information helps spread the word. Now the Barton County Historical Society and the Kansas Wetlands Education Center are working together to share information about Cheyenne Bottoms.

September 19, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Gray's Studio receives $75,000 restoration grant

ST. JOHN - Plans to restore the historic Gray's Photography Studio in St. John took a leap forward last week when the state arts commission awarded a $75,000 grant to the non-profit group in charge of the project.

September 18, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Artifacts come to light at historical society

The newest building at the Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village won't be open to the public, but it makes room for more artifacts to be seen by visitors, Museum Director Beverly Komarek said.

September 14, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Summer Fun

Labor Day may be the unofficial end of summer, but in fact autumn is more than a week away.

September 12, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


BCC working on new website

Barton County Community College will roll out a new website by the end of the year, according to the college's webmaster, Samantha Stueder.

September 12, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Det. Terry Millard goes 10-7

In police lingo, code 7-10 means "out of service." That's where Great Bend Detective Terry Millard will be after this week. Millard is retiring after 23 years with the Great Bend Police Department and more than 30 years in law enforcement.

September 11, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


GBRC promotes Stroller Walks with free T-shirts

Parents with young children and strollers can get fit and receive a free T-shirt by signing up for Stroller Walks and attending an orientation meeting this month, according to Megan Hammeke at the Great Bend Recreation Commission.

September 10, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Suspect, wanted since May, arrested on child endangerement charge

A Great Bend woman who allegedly left a 5-year-old child in a vehicle as she fled from officers last May was arrested over the weekend.

September 09, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Ellinwood hosts state firefighter training

Firefighters from across southwest Kansas visited Ellinwood this weekend to take part in free training from the Kansas State Firefighters Association. They spent most of Saturday in classes that included field training, and today they'll step inside a specially equipped trailer for a "live-burn" exercise with thermal imaging equipment.

September 07, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Ocean messages

The world was in awe Monday after 64-year-old Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, covering 110 miles in just under 53 hours.

September 05, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Kids Ag Day

Mike Burnham's horse, Pistol, was a nervous volunteer for Wednesday's shoeing demonstration.

September 04, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Zoo news: Three continents represented in tortoise pen

Visitors at Brit Spaugh Zoo in Great Bend can get a good look at turtles and tortoises in their new exhibit area – and the turtles like it, too. The tortoise pen is located next to the new playground area, which is next to the reptile house.

September 04, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Police report broken windows

Great Bend Police received multiple reports Saturday of broken windows in vehicles around town. Estimated damage in most cases was $200 to $300 per window. Many of the windows were shot out with a BB gun, according to reports.

September 03, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Corrections inmates eligible for parole hearings

Two Kansas Department of Corrections inmates with convictions in area counties are scheduled for parole hearings in October and could be eligible for parole in November.

September 02, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Barton prepares for GED testing changes

Barton Community College is preparing for nationwide changes to General Educational Development exams and how they are administered, said Chris Lemon, coordinator of Adult Education at BCC.

August 31, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


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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


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


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