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Taxing question

A quarter-cent sales tax implemented in 2008 will end next year unless Great Bend voters say "yes" to a question on the ballot.

November 02, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Buddy Poppies honor veterans

For 95 years, U.S. government leaders have officially recognized and endorsed the Veterans of Foreign Wars "Buddy Poppy Drive." This Saturday, members of the Morrison McFadden VFW Post 3111 and its Auxiliary will accept donations for handmade poppies so they can help disabled and needy veterans.

October 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo news: More from Zoo Boo

The little boy was not convinced as his mom coaxed him toward the Zoo Boo exhibits last Saturday at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

October 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Senior Farmers Market checks set to expire

Barton County and Stafford County seniors are reminded that Wednesday, Nov. 1, is the final date to use 2017 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks for fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey.

October 30, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Meet Mr. Poe

TRUE! - nervous - very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? - Edgar Allan Poe, "The Tell-Tale Heart"

October 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBHS focuses on attendance, future

Two new programs at Great Bend High School were in the spotlight Thursday when GBHS hosted the school board's monthly luncheon meeting. Students in the Foods I class prepared the meal.

October 26, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Treasurer Jordan hopes to improve county’s image

Mistakes made by the Barton County Treasurer's Office in recent years haven't gone unnoticed across the state. The new County Treasurer, Jim Jordan, said it will take time to improve his department's image.

October 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Architects vie for USD 428

Representatives from three architectural firms met with the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education on Monday as the board prepares to develop a master plan for capital outlay projects.

October 24, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Your guide to Halloween events

Halloween may still be a week away, but Great Bend's celebration gets underway Saturday, Oct. 28, and some events start even earlier.

October 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pumpkin Piety

First Christian Church at 5230 Broadway Ave. has opened its pumpkin patch.

October 19, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Reality U

This week eighth graders at Great Bend Middle School were sent to Reality U, thanks to many local volunteers and the support of the United Way of Central Kansas. For this interactive learning exercise, the GBMS gym was transformed into a giant board game of sorts.

October 19, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Reality U

Great Bend Middle School's eighth graders had some tough choices to make Wednesday.

October 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Costume exchange

They entered the basement as ordinary children, but walked out as skeletons. Or ninja turtles, witches and clowns.

October 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


White Cane Safety Day raises awareness

A long white cane is more than an adaptive tool to help people who are blind walk on city sidewalks. Members of the Central Kansas Association for the Visually Impaired want sighted people - especially those who are driving - to be aware of what a white cane is for.

October 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Good Scouting

The announcement that Boy Scouts of America will allow girls to become Cub Scouts and eventually earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout is good news for young ladies across the nation. It will only help girls in central Kansas if there is enough interest in membership and enough willing volunteers to start all-girl chapters, however.

October 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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USD 428 video talks about MTSS

Parents of Great Bend USD 428 students can learn more about the Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) by watching a seven and a half minute ...

November 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Software solves educators' headaches

It wasn't hard to convince school board members to subscribe to two new software purchases on Monday, once they heard what the technology will ...

November 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Track, PAC need attention

Great Bend USD 428 Superintendent Khris Thexton showed photos of cracks in the high school track and other areas of concern at Monday's school ...

November 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | News


School board hopes to expand JAG program

Great Bend High School student Cierra Wood is glad she didn't listen to friends who thought the new JAG class would be "boring" and ...

November 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


This week's calendar

SUNDAY Nov. 12

November 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Window dressing

The City of Wichita will start the new year with a civilian oversight board for its police. Its purpose, according to the Wichita Eagle, is ...

November 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


New faces on Great Bend City Council

Dan Dan the Magic Man is now Dan the city councilman.

November 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


FUNNY MONEY

A briefcase full of money can only spell trouble for Henry A. Perkins, and that means an evening of increasingly hysterical situations and nonstop comedy ...

November 04, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


OUR FAVORITE THINGS

Paintings by three of the original members of Artists at Large are featured this month at the Great Bend Public Library. Karen Shaner, Cynthia Collier-Wilson ...

November 04, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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