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Baker prepares for jury trial

A pretrial conference was held last week for William Howard Baker, 60, who is charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a fatal accident in 2014.

February 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton County GOP chair says caucus matters

The Republican Caucus will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at various locations in Kansas. It is by secret ballot and any registered Republican can vote.

February 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Tribune asks KS Supreme Court to change gag order

The Great Bend Tribune has filed a petition in the Supreme Court of Kansas seeking to reverse a gag order issued by 20th Judicial District Judge Ron Svaty in a first-degree murder case.

February 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Hesston shooter was convicted felon

A Newton woman faces a charge of supplying Hesston shooter Cedric Ford, a convicted felon, with firearms.

February 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​GOP caucus to be held at Crest Theater

The Republican Caucus will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at various locations in Kansas. It is by secret ballot and any registered Republican can vote.

February 26, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Delano Jazz Orchestra coming to Jazz Festival

The Delano Jazz Orchestra will perform at the 22nd annual Great Bend Jazz Festival, to be held Sunday, March 13 at the Crest Theater. Doors will open at 2 p.m., and the Prairie Winds Jazz Combo, made up of local musicians, will entertain at 2:30.

February 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Oh no he didn't!

Kansas Secretary of State Chris Kobach had this to say at the Republican Party convention Feb. 20 in Overland Park, according to The Lawrence Journal World:

February 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


BCC buys tech support for inmate education

Inmates at Ellsworth Correctional Facility will be able to use wireless devices for the Adult Education Program offered through Barton Community College, thanks to action taken Thursday by the college's board of trustees.

February 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Good times remembered

Photos taken Feb. 20, 2016, at the 94th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development.

February 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Proposed overtime changes could cost BCC $900,000

Trustees of Barton Community College will learn about the impact of a proposed change in employee overtime by the U.S. Department of Labor during the BCC Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The board will meet at 4 p.m. in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

February 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​The case for art

This week Erin Renard, director of the Theater Department at Barton Community College, spoke to the Great Bend Kiwanis Club about the impact the arts have on a community.

February 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


School board meets with attorneys

The Barton County Sheriff's Office was at the ready when the Great Bend USD 428 school board met Thursday.

February 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​School board meeting with attorney

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet with an attorney during its mid-month meeting, set for noon Thursday at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road.

February 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Library late fees to halt in March

Great Bend Public Library plans to do away with late fees in March, even though the new policy on overdue materials hasn't been written. The plans were discussed Monday when the GBPL Board of Directors met.

February 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Club 1 Fitness plays to its strengths

The staff at Club 1 Fitness, 3806 Broadway, are here to help make 2016 the best year yet for health-minded members of the community.

February 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Business


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Articles By Author - Susan Thacker


The Gift

Years ago, cities supposedly designated formal parks which were often named Lafayette Park in honor of Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette and Washington, D ...

April 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Find out what's happening at 'Squirrel Lake'

In a place called Squirrel Lake, you're bound to meet a nut or two. Great Bend Community Theatre's new production takes place at ...

April 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


A voice for ag in Washington

Each year, more than 150 farmers and ranchers from across Kansas participate in Kansas Farm Bureau's County Presidents Trip to Washington, D.C.

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


Farm Bureau sponsors free seminar

HOISINGTON - Earlier this month, Barton County Farm Bureau presented a free Ag Education Seminar at the Hoisington Activity Center.

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


Holts part of proactive Larned community

Kevin Holt and his wife Kista (Haas) Holt grew up in Larned, but moved away.

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Pawnee County


Masonic Temple

Several historic buildings can be found on Broadway Street in Larned. The Masonic Temple was built in 1887. An old postcard shows how the building ...

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Pawnee County


Progressive Profile: Celeste Dixon

Celeste Dixon, park ranger at the Fort Larned National Historical Site, is vice president of the Pawnee County Humane Society board of directors.

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Pawnee County


PCHS continues to help furry friends

From the outside, the Pawnee County Humane Society – 2 miles west of Larned on Eighth Street – could pass for a modern country home. Inside, the ...

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Pawnee County


Fans saying ‘na na na’

Larned native Jonathan Tabler can currently be seen on an H&R Block television commercial. He's one of two cowboys who talk about filing ...

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Pawnee County


Pawnee Annie observes small-town progress

"I am having such a good time with this opportunity to write."

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Pawnee County


CPA talks about avoiding tax identity theft

On Feb. 19, one of Barry Bowers's tax clients received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service. Someone else had attempted to use that ...

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Commerce & Finance


Add Social Security options to retirement financial planning

Financial Advisor Diane Sauber at Waddell & Reed knows that Social Security income is an important piece in many individuals' plans to retirement.

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Commerce & Finance


Historical Society holds annual meeting

Some 3,000 people visited the Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village in 2015, Executive Director Beverly Komarek reported at the annual meeting in ...

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Community


Club 1 Fitness plays to its strengths

The staff at Club 1 Fitness, 3806 Broadway, are here to help make 2016 the best year yet for health-minded members of the community.

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Health & Wellness


New Sports Medicine courses open career pathways for GBHS students

Great Bend High School students interested in careers in health care or science can now enroll in Sports Medicine. Three Sports Medicine I classes and ...

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Health & Wellness


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