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Cast in bronze

This time next year, Nobel Laureate Jack Kilby may be standing in Barton County's courthouse square.

April 26, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Fire burns garage, 1946 Dodge

A 1946 Dodge was a casualty of an early morning fire in a detached garage at 4612 Railroad Ave.

April 26, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Waiting for the Parade

Not all of the casualties of war are on the front. John Murrell's play, "Waiting for the Parade," is about five women struggling to cope during World War II while their men are away.

April 24, 2011 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend Fraternal Order of Police delivers Easter baskets

The Great Bend Fraternal Order of Police headed to Town & Country Super Market in Hoisington on Saturday to pick up 40 bags of groceries to provide Easter baskets for families in need. Detective Terry Millard said FOP members conducted a fundraiser earlier this spring and people from all over the county donated.

April 23, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


BCC hires athletic director, coach

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees hired two employees for the athletics department on Thursday. Trevor Rolfs, who will take over at the new Athletic Director on July 1, and Patrick Hall, hired as the new women's volleyball coach, are both leaving positions at Pratt Community College to come to Barton.

April 21, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Barton dance stars coming to DVD

After Tuesday's "Dancing with the Barton Stars," where local celebrities raised over $23,000 for Barton Community College's fine arts programs, the audience was ready for more.

April 20, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Zoo vet cures black bear's toothache

Bonnie the black bear paced around her outdoor exhibit area Wednesday at Great Bend's Brit-Spaugh Zoo, seeming to miss her mate, Clyde. The male bear was inside the cages with zoo staff, out of sight as it received a routine physical exam.

April 20, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Barton art lovers dance to stardom

Ten area celebrities showed their star power Tuesday night, raising $23,089 for Barton Community College through the "Dancing with the Barton Stars" competition.

April 19, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Burglars grab money for boy's surgery

SEWARD - Donations that were intended for an 8-year-old boy's expensive medical procedure were stolen, and the area Crime Stoppers organization is seeking information about who took it.

April 19, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Former teacher charged with soliciting teens

A former Ellinwood High School teacher, now living in Topeka, has been charged in Barton County District Court with two felony counts of electronic sexual solicitation of a minor between the age of 14 and 16 years.

April 19, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Injured passenger flown to Wichita; driver arrested for DUI

A Great Bend man suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol was arrested after an injury accident Sunday night.

April 18, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Edwards County collisions send three to hospital

Two injury accidents that occurred Tuesday in Edwards County resulted in area men being flown to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, according to Kansas Highway Patrol's online crash logs.

April 14, 2011 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Visual aid: Support group helps sight impaired

Sometimes, Paul Berscheidt considers himself lucky.

April 14, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Walkers encouraged to make it personal

The eight-week Walk Kansas fitness challenge hit the mid-way point this week, leaving four weeks for teams to reach their goal. Some six-person teams are collectively walking 423 miles - the length of Kansas - while others are walking 1,200 miles - the perimeter of the state.

April 12, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Zoo to show ‘Oceans’ for Earth Day

Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo will celebrate Earth Day from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, April 22, with an after-hours event. Admission will be $3 person, with children under 4 years old admitted free.

April 12, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


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Barton showcases campus on Senior Day

In colloquial terms, "senioritis" is defined as an ebbing of motivation and effort by school seniors as they move closer to graduation. The opposite might be dubbed "senior excite-is," a condition in evidence Saturday at Senior Day on the Barton Community College campus.

January 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Emotional recharge

Who doesn't like to see Kansas ranking near the top of a positive poll? This week we learned that Kansas is ranked the No. 4 Most Emotionally Recharged state for 2015, according to the Lantern Emotional Balance Index.

January 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


BCC sets new teacher credential standards

Barton Community College will change its polices on faculty credentials to comply with changes in Kansas Board of Regents regulations, BCC Vice President Dr. Penny Quinn told the college's board of trustees on Thursday. Now, off-campus instructors will need to have the same minimum credentials as full-time faculty.

January 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


The Amazing Spidey

Most spider monkeys live to be about 25 years old, so the 50th birthday of Great Bend's Spidey is amazing. In fact, the staff at Brit Spaugh Zoo believe he's the second oldest spider monkey in the world.

January 17, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Spidey's birthday photos

Photos taken Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in celebration of Spidey's 50th birthday. Spidey, at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, is believed to be the second-oldest living spider monkey in the world.

January 17, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Christian Unity Service moves beyond denominations

The Barton County Association of Churches is moving to an ecumenical chapel this year for its annual Christian Unity Service. People of all denominations - as well as those without a church home - are invited to attend the service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18, at the Central Kansas Dream Center Chapel, 2100 Broadway Ave. They should use the west entrance.

January 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


​A vote for status quo

Sen. Mitch Holmes, R-St. John, recently told constituents that the Legislature hasn't given up on the idea of doing away with April elections. The idea is to add city and school board races to November ballots and perhaps boost election turnout. There has also been talk of making them partisan races.

January 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Smith, Piper join Rec Commission

There were two new faces at Monday's Great Bend Recreation Commission board meeting. Sandy Smith joined the board of directors, filling the position previously held by Dr. Mary Misegadis, whose term of office expired Dec. 31, 2014.

January 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


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