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'Left Behind' remake aims for new audience

A new version of the motion picture "Left Behind" seeks to appeal to a broader audience than the original. But the producers at Stoney Lake Entertainment are counting on retaining the Christian audience that carried the first version.

September 29, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Religion


Community coat drive scheduled for Saturday

Great Bend's Community Coat Drive concludes Saturday when free coats will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 5700 Broadway Ave.

September 25, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Sen. Moran stops at Golden Belt Cinema 6

Sen. Jerry Moran said Thursday was his first Town Hall where he was handed a soda and offered popcorn. Moran said he learned about the new Golden Belt Cinema 6, site of the meeting, from his press secretary, Great Bend native Katie Niederee.

September 25, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


BCC focuses on 'essential skills' policy

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees reviewed the policies on "Essential Skills," during Thursday's business meeting.

September 25, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


BCC helps high school students explore careers

Students who wonder what path to take after high school were able to learn some options Wednesday, when Barton Community College held "All About Careers."

September 24, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


School Prayer

Approximately 45 students showed up early Wednesday at Great Bend High School to take part in See You At The Pole, part of a global prayer initiative.

September 24, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Library preps for geothermal HVAC

Two water wells have been drilled at the Great Bend Public Library, the first step in adding geothermal heating and cooling.

September 20, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Supreme Court upholds Barton County conviction

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday published a decision that upholds convictions of Kenneth "Kenny" D. Crawford, 59, for kidnapping, sexually assaulting and threatening a 12-year-old girl in Barton County in 2005.

September 20, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Farmers Bank & Trust awarded A+ rating

Farmers Bank & Trust has been awarded an A+ in DepositAccounts.com's independent Bank Financial Health Rating System for the quarter ended June 30. The A+ rating is defined as the highest distinction in terms of relative financial strength and stability, according to their standardized measurement system. The service gives consumers information on the relative financial strength of U.S. commercial banks, savings institutions and credit unions.

September 19, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Business


KAMS gets A+

The Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS) was established by the Legislature in 2006, but like many good programs it is not well known to the general public.

September 18, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Hahn Brothers hold meet and greet

With the second annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout coming to Great Bend this Saturday and Sunday, motocross promoters Wil and Tommy Hahn spent a couple of hours in Jack Kilby Square on Thursday evening. The free meet and greet was an opportunity for fans to get autographs or to be photographed with the Hahns and their motorcycles. Several tickets to the races were also given away.

September 18, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Secretary tours Sts. Peter and Paul

ELLINWOOD - Following a Town Hall on Thursday at the Ellinwood District Hospital, Kansas Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan made a visit to the historic Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 5 miles north of town. Tax credits administered through the Kansas Historical Society will reimburse 27 percent of the cost of restoring the former church's iconic steeple, said Ryan Robl from the Sts. Peter and Paul Heritage Association.

September 18, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Key Points: Sec. of Revenue talks tax policy at town hall

ELLINWOOD - Kansas is in a good fiscal position, Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan said Thursday at an Ellinwood Chamber Town Hall. One of his key points on Kansas tax policy is that the state ended Fiscal Year 2014 with $434.6 million cash-on-hand.

September 18, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Judge questions Chapman's quick evaluation

The judge who ordered a mental competency evaluation for first-degree murder suspect Jeffrey Wade Chapman now wants to hear why the evaluation at Larned State Security Hospital took less than a day.

September 16, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


No date set for Miller trial

The jury trial for the Great Bend woman accused of stealing more than $100,000 in money earmarked to honor World War II veterans was scheduled to start this week, but is on hold, with no date scheduled as of Tuesday. LaVeta D. Miller's court-appointed attorney has requested the trial be rescheduled to November or December if possible.

September 16, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


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JCPenney closing after 90+ years in Great Bend

Great Bend will soon lose its JCPenney department store at 1500 Kansas Ave.

March 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Crime Stoppers is still anonymous

"We don't want your name, just your information."

March 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC student fees may increase

Administrators at Barton Community College plan to ask the BCC Board of Trustees to increase student fees by $4 per credit hour for the fall ...

March 15, 2017 | BY SUSAN THACKER | Local News


Teachers offered used computers

Employees at Great Bend USD 428 can purchase used desktop and laptop computers as they are replaced with new ones. Prices range from $75 to ...

March 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GB schools gain state recognition

Great Bend school board members heard good news on Monday concerning USD 428's progress in the state's Multi-Tiered Support System program. Todd Wiedemann ...

March 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Camp Aldrich used most weekends

Barton Community College hasn't had any trouble booking its rural Camp Aldrich facility, at least on weekends, Dean of Administration Mark Dean said recently.

March 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Romeo & Juliet Seussified by GBHS drama

If Dr. Seuss had written "Romeo and Juliet," how might it sound? Both the Dr. and the Bard were famous for their couplets, but only ...

March 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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