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Extension merger on next county agenda

The Barton County Commission met with members of the Barton County/Kansas State University Extension Council on Monday to learn more about a proposal to join with the Ellis County Extension Council, forming a new Barton-Ellis Extension district.

November 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton County considers cutting administrator's job

Barton County Commissioners said Monday that they may eliminate the county administrator position, left empty since Richard Boeckman resigned on Oct. 21.

November 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Students look back on LIFE

A graduation and awards ceremony of sorts took place last week at Eisenhower Elementary School. The caps were made of purple paper, and the red "carpet" that graduates walked was also paper.

November 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Personal touch

The Great Bend Recreation Commission's after-school art classes and the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's upcoming workshop in making clay jewelry are but two examples. Barton Community College, private businesses and groups such as the Golden Belt Woodcarvers are all places to learn a new skill.

November 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


TALKING TURKEY

It was time to talk turkey this week at the Great Bend Recreation Commission. After-school art classes offered at Lincoln, Jefferson and Eisenhower elementary schools allowed children 5-12 years old to create "button turkey" wall decorations.

November 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Driver, pedestrian offer 2 versions of accident

Great Bend Police investigated two injury accidents last Saturday on 10th Street. Neither involved life-threatening injuries, according to the police reports which were released Wednesday.

November 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


New activity bus and pickup purchased

The new activity bus at Great Bend USD 428 hit the road almost as soon as it was delivered, and Monday the school board approved the purchase of a second bus.

November 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 board asked to consider building project

Great Bend Superintendent Brad Reed asked the board of education Monday if it could get behind a plan for a new maintenance building/bus barn next to the District Education Center, and remodeling of the DEC.

November 14, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


More chili cook-off photos

Photos taken Nov. 12, 2016 at the Sunflower Diversfied Services annual Charity Chili Cook-off in the Barton County Courthouse Square.

November 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Mom's Gift

The ensemble cast of "Mom's Gift" weren't giving away any secrets at a recent rehearsal. K.B. Bell, who is co-directing the award-winning comedy, said the audience "won't see the ending coming. I think they'll laugh and I think they'll cry."

November 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Chili cook-off warms hearts

It was time to vote and opinions were definitely divided.

November 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Community Breakfast catches hunters

Pheasant season opened Saturday, and dozens of hunters got an early start with breakfast at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall. Serving of the organization's annual Community Breakfast began at 5:30 a.m.

November 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBHS honors veterans on Nov. 11

Great Bend High School students listened respectfully Friday morning as one of their alumni, Michael Harbaugh, described his military career. He was the guest speaker at the school's annual Veterans Day program.

November 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


First Baptist Church offers Thanksgiving lunch for anyone in need

Great Bend's First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St., will provide free Thanksgiving meals to anyone who needs them. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. "or until we run out of food" on Thursday, Nov. 24, said LiAnna Keith at First Baptist.

November 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


WHODUNIT

Great Bend High School will present a zany whodunit for the fall play, "Murder is Bad but Monday Can Kill You!"

November 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Articles By Author - Susan Thacker


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


Progressive Profile: Celeste Dixon

Celeste Dixon, park ranger at the Fort Larned National Historical Site, is vice president of the Pawnee County Humane Society board of directors.

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Pawnee County


PCHS continues to help furry friends

From the outside, the Pawnee County Humane Society – 2 miles west of Larned on Eighth Street – could pass for a modern country home. Inside, the ...

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Pawnee County


Fans saying ‘na na na’

Larned native Jonathan Tabler can currently be seen on an H&R Block television commercial. He's one of two cowboys who talk about filing ...

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Pawnee County


Pawnee Annie observes small-town progress

"I am having such a good time with this opportunity to write."

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Pawnee County


CPA talks about avoiding tax identity theft

On Feb. 19, one of Barry Bowers's tax clients received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service. Someone else had attempted to use that ...

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Commerce & Finance


Add Social Security options to retirement financial planning

Financial Advisor Diane Sauber at Waddell & Reed knows that Social Security income is an important piece in many individuals' plans to retirement.

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Commerce & Finance


Historical Society holds annual meeting

Some 3,000 people visited the Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village in 2015, Executive Director Beverly Komarek reported at the annual meeting in ...

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Community


Club 1 Fitness plays to its strengths

The staff at Club 1 Fitness, 3806 Broadway, are here to help make 2016 the best year yet for health-minded members of the community.

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Health & Wellness


New Sports Medicine courses open career pathways for GBHS students

Great Bend High School students interested in careers in health care or science can now enroll in Sports Medicine. Three Sports Medicine I classes and ...

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Health & Wellness


Herrera family opens A to Z store

Armando and Irma Herrera have opened the A to Z thrift store at 1209 Main, Great Bend. At the grand opening on Feb. 20, the ...

March 02, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Commerce & Finance


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