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Life and death

A recent "prank call" to Wichita's 911 resulted in the death of an unarmed man whose only crime was opening the door to his home and allowing his hands to go toward his waist as a team of police officers trained their weapons on him.

January 04, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


‘Flavor’ event will raise funds for Habitat for Humanity

The area Habitat for Humanity group will again sponsor Barton County's Got Flavor, a fun evening of food paired with dueling pianos. Tickets are on sale for this fundraiser, set for the evening of Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Great Bend Events Center.

January 04, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo News: Meet Jessie and Gilbert

Two relative newcomers to the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo are Jessie Sayre, who started as a zookeeper last October, and Gilbert, a Panther Chameleon who was born last March.

January 03, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Top local stories of 2017

The top story of 2017 for Great Bend began when Police Chief Cliff Couch's dispute with City Administrator Howard Partington became public, followed by the City Council's suspension of the chief, and everything that was set in motion as a result. The "Stand With Chief Couch" movement included a Facebook page, blue support signs posted in front of homes throughout the city and hundreds of people attending city council meetings as the story unfolded.

December 30, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Court ordered to revisit 2015 murder charge

A 2015 murder case that was dismissed last year by Barton County District Judge Ron Svaty may be opened. The Kansas Court of Appeals recently reversed Svaty's 2016 ruling that Freddie Alec Thomas could not be tried for murder in the shooting death of Jeremy Alan Saldana in Great Bend.

December 26, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Giving the gift of time

You don't have to bake, knit or buy anything to make someone happy this Christmas. Put down the cellphone and the video game. One of the best gifts we can ever give is our time, and nothing illustrates that better than visiting senior citizens during the holidays.

December 26, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


St. John Church to host Christmas dinner

ST. JOHN - The First United Methodist Church in St. John invites the public to a ham and turkey dinner served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Christmas day. Monday's meal has been prepared from scratch and will be served at the church, located just off of U.S. 281 at 807 E. 1st in St. John.

December 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Stand By Great Bend

A certain group on Facebook might want to change its name to "Stand By Great Bend." That is, "Stand By - Don't do anything until the next City Council is sworn in."

December 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Church offers active shooter training

With holiday wreaths and garlands in the background, Steve Billinger stood at the front of Community Christian Church in rural Great Bend last Saturday and showed members how to disarm a gun-wielding assailant. More than two dozen members attended the Barton County Sheriff's Office lieutenant's active shooter training.

December 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


The Santa Express

The Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village is ready for Christmas, with festive displays throughout the museum.

December 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


KANSAS STATE BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

KANSAS STATE BASKETBALL (10-3, 1-1)

December 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local Sports


Musical traditions: GBHS Madrigals

The Great Bend High School Madrigal Singers are wrapping up their 2017 performances and presenting their musical packages of song and dance as gifts to the community.

December 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


MUSICAL FEAST

It was 30 years ago today that the Great Bend Senior Center served its first meal.

December 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Freshman Academy being considered at GBHS

The 2017-2018 "GBHS Program of Studies" book may include a new course, Freshman Academy, to help some ninth graders learn time management and organizational skills, Great Bend High School Principal Tim Friess said. The course is being considered by the curriculum steering committee.

December 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Architect agreement moves forward

Great Bend USD 428 will spend nearly $65,000 to repair the track around Memorial Stadium and to add new life to the artificial turf on the high school football field. When the Board of Education met Monday, Superintendent Khris Thexton said bid packets were sent to six contractors last month but only United Sports Systems in Wichita responded.

December 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Articles By Author - Susan Thacker


Driver in 2015 head-on collision faces felony charges

Heather Cash and her mother Candace Lampe, both critically injured in a head-on crash south of Great Bend in 2015, testified Friday in Barton County ...

January 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


CHOCOLATE FOR CASA

The staff and volunteers at Central Kansas CASA say they aren't experts at throwing parties.

January 18, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Free speech

Should the City of Great Bend's next Governing Body Handbook prohibit elected officials from voicing their opinions on social media?

January 18, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


My computer needs an attitude adjustment

We have new time clocks here at the Great Bend Tribune.

January 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Columnists


County spellers prepare for ‘The Bee’

Barton County students have been consulting their dictionaries and studying lists of words in anticipation of the annual Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Great Bend ...

January 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Energy use at BCC discussed

Energy usage on the Barton Community College is down from 2000, even though there have been additions to the campus since then, BCC Vice President ...

January 11, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Christian Unity Service open to all

The Barton County Association of Churches will hold its annual Christian Unity Service at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Prince of Peace ...

January 11, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Religion


Nearsighted

In September 2010, the Kansas Board of Regents approved a 10-year strategic agenda for the state's public higher education system. Entitled Foresight 2020, the ...

January 11, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


New primate at Great Bend Zoo

The dream of a companion for Zito, the 23-year-old male Lar gibbon at Great Bend's zoo, has come true.

January 11, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kansas considers cutting hours needed for college degrees

Changes being discussed by the Kansas Board of Regents and the Kansas Board of Education include reducing the number of credit hours needed for bachelor ...

January 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barbara Millard receives Great Bend Greater Award

It wasn't easy to schedule time with Barbara Millard so she could receive the Great Bend Greater Award.

January 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Riley’s Tanner Dahlke wins Kansas Horizon Award

Tanner Dahlke's hands-on, sometimes crazy approach to education at Riley Elementary School has earned him a state award after his first year as a ...

January 09, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 pursues share of $27M grant

New and retiring board of education members for Great Bend USD 428 received pies from Perkins at Monday's meeting.

January 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Monday's USD 428 Board of Education meeting

Monday's meeting at a glance

January 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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