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Community Service Day slide show

Photos were taken during Community Service Day by Susan Thacker, Great Bend Tribune, and by teachers and students at Great Bend USD 428.

April 25, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


HANDS ON - Hundreds volunteer for GBHS Community Service Day

It's become a spring tradition at Great Bend High School for students to spend a day volunteering for community projects. The sixth-annual Community Service Day got underway Wednesday after a student-recognition assembly in the gym.

April 25, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Patrick Heath qualifies for national tournament; GBHS forensics coaches recognized

The Great Bend High School speech team competed at the District National Qualifying Speech Tournament held at Buhler High School last Friday and Saturday. Sophomore Patrick Heath qualified to the National Tournament in Informative Speaking by placing 2nd. Also at this event, Coach Barbara Watson was inducted into the West Kansas Chapter of the National Speech and Debate Association Hall of Fame, and assistant coach Kim Heath, who will become the GBHS coach for speech, debate and forensics next year, was recognized as Volunteer of the Year.

April 25, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Variety Show tix go on sale Thursday

Tickets for Great Bend High School's Variety Show go on sale Thursday. They will be available from 7:30-8 a.m., noon to 12:30 p.m. and 3-3:30 p.m. at the high school. All seating is reserved and must be selected when tickets are paid for and picked up by coming to Vocal Music Room at GBHS during the above times.

April 25, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Leadership Institute praised

Barton Community College continues to train its best employees for future leadership roles, Vice President Elaine Simmons said Tuesday. She introduced the eight graduates of Barton's second Leadership Institute during the BCC Board of Trustees meeting.

April 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Meeting agendas, lifting of burn ban

Faculty contract renewals

April 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton hosts Hispanic Culture workshop

Dancing, artwork and soccer were all part of the experience more than 200 students from Kansas high schools shared Monday at Barton Community College's Hispanic Culture Workshop.

April 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Deer crashes into van in Stafford County

A deer collided with a van carrying six people from Kingman at 5:40 p.m. Sunday in Stafford County.

April 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


On the Record for April 20-22, 2018

Great Bend Fire/EMS

April 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | On the Record


Zoo prepares for Plastic Free July

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April 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Grizzly Bear exhibit expands in 2018

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April 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo evolution

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April 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Schools adopt technology literacy standards

Basic education in the 21st Century goes far beyond the ABC's. At the April school board meeting, Great Bend USD 428 technology coaches presented technology literacy standards and the board adopted their recommendation.

April 21, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


New Circles group forming

A new Circles of Central Kansas group is forming and those who missed the April 19 orientation will have another chance to attend on Thursday, April 26. This program aims to reduce poverty in Barton County by turning to the experts - those who live from paycheck to paycheck and crisis to crisis - and empowering them with a circle of allies, sponsors said.

April 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Argonne Forest re-dedication set

The Great Bend Tree Board will celebrate National Arbor Day and the 100th anniversary of the World War I Argonne Forest Battle in France with a centennial event Saturday, April 28, on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park. The celebration will start at 3 p.m. when the park's memorial Argonne Forest will be rededicated, said Tree Board member Lisa Whipple.

April 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Articles By Author - Susan Thacker


School sidewalks on summer project list

Sidewalks outside every school in Great Bend USD 428 will be replaced this summer, Superintendent Khris Thexton said.

May 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hats off to Class of 2018

updated on May 22, 2018

May 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Confiscated phone leads to arrest

A Great Bend man whose phone was confiscated by police after an incident in February has been charged with using a hidden device to view ...

May 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Turn the tassel

The Barton Community College graduation ceremony is behind us and Great Bend High School seniors will graduate on Sunday. Now is a good time to ...

May 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Vendors, talent sought for Juneteenth celebration

Members of the community are invited to join Myers Chapel in the celebration of Juneteenth, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June ...

May 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Teachers can expect busy summer

Next Thursday will be the final day of classes at Great Bend schools, but teachers will stay busy for much of the summer.

May 16, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Community group studies schools

The community group that has been meeting with architects and looking at needs for Great Bend USD 428 is still months away from making a ...

May 15, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Young Eagles take first flights

Area young people 8-17 years old had a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, May 12, as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1134 ...

May 14, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Teacher contracts ratified

Teachers at Great Bend USD 428 will receive a minimum pay raise of $1,700 for the 2018-2019 school year, Superintendent Khris Thexton said after ...

May 14, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Planting redbuds

It's a spring tradition: Members of the Great Bend Noon Lions Club spent Saturday morning planting redbud trees in the islands on Broadway Ave.

May 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC revisits academic integrity

Today's college instructors don't just have to watch for plagiarized term papers. Issues with academic integrity include "professional cheating," Barton Community College Vice ...

May 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Professional Cheaters

Barton Community College and higher learning institutions across the nation continue to battle what Vice President of Instruction Elaine Simmons calls "professional cheaters."

May 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Teams celebrate as Walk Kansas wraps up

The 2018 Walk Kansas Fitness Challenge wraps up Sunday, but local K-State Research and Extension Agent Donna Krug said the walking doesn't need to ...

May 09, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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