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Volunteers guide seniors through Medicare maze

When Kansans become eligible for Medicare, the process can be intimidating. But friendly volunteers are available to guide seniors through the maze of enrollment.

August 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Wondra chosen to head Family Crisis Center

Joanne Wondra has been named executive director of the Family Crisis Center. She had been serving as interim director since April and the board of directors made her promotion official on July 25.

August 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Quilts of Valor August 2017

Golden Plains Quilts of Valor Group Leader Amy Schartz Mellor and members of the group awarded Quilts of Valor to 14 veterans on Aug. 25 at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend, Kansas.

August 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GOD OPENS A WINDOW

A new window was installed this week on the third floor of the Central Kansas Dream Center. It features an arched grill that recalls the original look of the former Roosevelt Junior High School.

August 24, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


First day photos

Aug. 23, 2017, at GreatBend USD 428.

August 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


SCHOOL STARTS

Wednesday was the first day of school for most students in Great Bend, although USD 428 kindergartners went home at noon. Today will also be a half-day for kindergarten, and it will be the first day of school for students in grades 8 and 10-12.

August 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School board approves budget

The local tax for Great Bend USD 428 will be close to 45.931 mills next year, Superintendent Khris Thexton said at Tuesday's budget hearing. With an increase in local taxes for the supplemental general budget and a decrease in bonded indebtedness, the net result is "a wash." Last year's tax rate was 45.946 mills.

August 22, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC report: Community colleges swamped with reports

Two new admissions representatives at Barton Community College reflect the growing mountain of paperwork and reporting required of higher learning institutions, the BCC Board of Trustees heard Tuesday.

August 22, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


The teachers are back

School doesn't start until Wednesday, but all of the employees at Great Bend USD 428 were on the job Monday for the annual Back to School Bash.

August 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


What a show!

Hundreds of Barton County residents watched the solar eclipse together on Monday, as crowds gathered early at the Great Bend Public Library, Barton Community College and the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

August 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Back to School Bash slideshow

Photos taken Aug. 21, 2017, as teachers return to Great Bend USD 428.

August 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ellinwood's star shooter

Katelyn Reh wasn't sure she wanted to be in the shooting club when she joined the Ellinwood Energizers 4-H Club 10 years ago.

August 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


One Side

Not every Donald Trump supporter is a racist; they don't all think white supremacists and neo-Nazis and KKK members are united with "fine people" just trying to preserve our "beautiful statues and monuments."

August 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Events Calendar: Aug. 18-23

FRIDAY

August 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Best viewing times for eclipse

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, on Monday, Aug. 21.

August 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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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 ...

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 ...

December 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Monday's USD 428 Board of Education meeting

Monday's meeting at a glance

December 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Vespers Concert is Sunday

The A Cappella Choir will be 65 voices strong when students take the stage Sunday at the Great Bend High School Auditorium. But the choir ...

December 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Easy does it

"City street lights,

December 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Zoo news: Cool gator ready for winter

Alvin the alligator did not want to be caught recently when workers at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo attempted to move him to warmer ...

December 06, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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