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GBHS service project underway

Members of Great Bend High School's Student Ambassadors may be wondering how they'll pay for college in the near future, although they know they have options. So, when they heard that some teenagers in other countries can't afford to attend high school, they wanted to help.

March 01, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo news: Bear exhibit on schedule

Work on the expansion of the grizzly bear area at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo continues. Curator and Zoo Supervisor Sara Hamlin said the construction is on schedule.

February 28, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Enrichment programs highlighted at GBMS

Some Great Bend Middle School students have been learning computer coding and robotic programming during enrichment periods at the school, instructors told the USD 428 Board of Education on Wednesday.

February 28, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


HOMEWORK

Rep. Tory Arnberger (R-Great Bend) has spent the days since last week's "Turnaround Day" talking to people in Great Bend about her work in the Kansas Legislature. On Tuesday she visited three government classes at Great Bend High School and she plans to visit Hoisington Middle School on Friday, but today she will be back in Topeka.

February 27, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton expects online enrollment to grow

Barton Community College's Dean of Institutional Effectiveness Charles Perkins told the Board of Trustees on Tuesday that online enrollment is expected to continue to grow, offsetting otherwise "flat" enrollment trends.

February 27, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Texas school hit by Harvey receives gift from Great Bend

A Texas elementary school impacted by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 recently received a check for $1,327.89, representing funds raised by elementary students in Great Bend USD 428.

February 26, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Building Bridges connects schools to community

The sponsors of the first "Building Bridges" event extended an invitation to "basically anyone with a job" to give feedback about how schools can better prepare students to enter their field of work.

February 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

February 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | On the Record


Teen Spot: Ramen Noodle Iron Chef

A dozen students with 24 packages of cooked ramen noodles and a variety of other ingredients took part in their own version of the "Iron Chef" cooking shows Thursday afternoon in the Teen Spot. Great Bend Public Library's Teen Librarian Ashley Carrasco challenged them to use their imaginations and come up with a tasty entree and a dessert - using noodles in both.

February 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Threat of ‘shool shooting’ found at GBHS

Parents of Great Bend High School students were notified Thursday morning that someone wrote "March 7 Shool Shooting" on a bathroom wall the day before. GBHS Principal Tim Friess said cameras were used to eliminate most possible suspects. The Great Bend Police Department was notified and the investigation is continuing, although officials found this was not a credible threat.

February 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


FARM SAFETY

It took less than 2 seconds to fry a hotdog that came in contact with 20,000 volts of electricity, Karson Higgins said after watching a demonstration from the Midwest Energy Lineman James Wright.

February 21, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Cellphone confiscated by police at tanning salon

A woman was inside a booth at a local tanning salon on Friday when she reportedly saw a hand holding a cellphone above the partition of the area she was in.

February 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


The art of service

The theme Saturday was "The Art of Community" at the 96th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development. That theme was repeated throughout the evening, as when Taylor Calcara noted that proactive communities, like works of art, don't just happen by accident.

February 19, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


DEATHTRAP

Great Bend Community Theatre's next production, the murder-suspense drama "Deathtrap," opens Thursday at the Crest Theater.

February 19, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Senior judge assigned to Bellendir case

Senior Judge Edward Bouker from Hays has been assigned to preside over the misdemeanor case against Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir, which is pending in Barton County District Court.

February 15, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Articles By Author - Susan Thacker


Dear Dairy: Mobile dairy visits Eisenhower School

To teach children how cows' milk is collected, Callie Toews brought a dairy to Eisenhower Elementary School on Friday.

April 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


'The Foreigner' returns

The title character of "The Foreigner" doesn't want to talk to anyone during his unwilling stay at a fishing lodge in Georgia. So he ...

April 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School funding

If public schools across the nation were given report cards, they might come from the Education Week Research Center. Ed Week's Quality Counts 2018 ...

April 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Probable cause found in Kern DUI case

Lafe Kern told paramedic Tony Leeds that he'd taken a handful of Xanax prior to a two-vehicle collision south of Great Bend on Feb ...

April 11, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Bellendir requests jury trial

The attorney representing Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir in a misdemeanor case has requested a jury trial and has also asked that the prosecutor be ...

April 11, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC monitoring Army deployments

Administrators at Barton Community College said upcoming deployments of U.S. soldiers at military bases where the college offers courses could have a negative effect ...

April 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Other schools look at GBHS's student-led conferences

Educators at Great Bend High School were used to parents playing hooky from parent-teacher conferences at least half the time. Participation used to be about ...

April 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Legislators commended for supporting education

During Monday's Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Khris Thexton noted the Kansas Legislature's passage of a school finance bill ...

April 09, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Red Shoes & Bunco Too

The Family Crisis Center has special events planned for two nights this month in Great Bend. All proceeds will benefit the Family Crisis Center Inc ...

April 06, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Second Circles group forming

A new Circles of Central Kansas group will start on Thursday, April 19. This program aims to reduce poverty in Barton County by turning to ...

April 06, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School board to consider teacher pay increase

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will consider a proposal for increasing the base salary of teachers when it meets at 5 p ...

April 05, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Separation of powers

The Kansas Supreme Court ruled in October that the state's current education funding of more than $4 billion a year is not sufficient under ...

April 05, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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