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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 "to help improve community relations and put another set of eyes on complaints and officer misconduct cases." It is a trend that more cities are following. On paper, Great Bend was ahead of this curve by creating a Police Community Advisory Committee about 15 years ago.

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 when Great Bend Community Theatre presents "Funny Money."

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 and Beverly Simonson present the exhibit "Our Favorite Things." The public can meet the artists Sunday Nov. 5 at a reception in the library from 1-3 p.m.

November 04, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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


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Articles By Author - Susan Thacker


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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