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Big Brother is Watching

Security cameras are everywhere. If you look for them, you can often see them – keeping an eye on places where people gather. Our banks, businesses, offices and schools – not to mention student housing – are under surveillance.

September 26, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Donors help with new BCC scoreboard

Barton Community College Cougar fans will see a new scoreboard in the BCC Gymnasium this fall, and none to soon, according to Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman.

September 26, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Windows broken in Great Bend

Great Bend residents awoke Saturday morning to find broken windows at various locations. In many cases, reports show vehicle windows were shot with BBs.

September 23, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Tree Board mulls Argonne Forest project

The trees are there, but most people don't see the forest on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park. Now the Great Bend Tree Board is in the budding stages of a project to "rejuvenate, restore and refurbish" the area known as the Argonne Forest.

September 21, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Christian rock tour coming to Great Bend

Three Christian rock bands with the Small Town America Tour – along with one regional band – will perform Saturday at Great Bend's First Assembly of God Church, 601 Patton Road.

September 19, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Cheerful giving

It's been said that God loves a cheerful giver, but there's nothing wrong with being a smart giver as well. One way to know that a donation is being used for the intended purpose is to give locally.

September 19, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Forging ahead

Telling the story of Barton County requires good information, and sharing information helps spread the word. Now the Barton County Historical Society and the Kansas Wetlands Education Center are working together to share information about Cheyenne Bottoms.

September 19, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Gray's Studio receives $75,000 restoration grant

ST. JOHN - Plans to restore the historic Gray's Photography Studio in St. John took a leap forward last week when the state arts commission awarded a $75,000 grant to the non-profit group in charge of the project.

September 18, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Artifacts come to light at historical society

The newest building at the Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village won't be open to the public, but it makes room for more artifacts to be seen by visitors, Museum Director Beverly Komarek said.

September 14, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Summer Fun

Labor Day may be the unofficial end of summer, but in fact autumn is more than a week away.

September 12, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


BCC working on new website

Barton County Community College will roll out a new website by the end of the year, according to the college's webmaster, Samantha Stueder.

September 12, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Det. Terry Millard goes 10-7

In police lingo, code 7-10 means "out of service." That's where Great Bend Detective Terry Millard will be after this week. Millard is retiring after 23 years with the Great Bend Police Department and more than 30 years in law enforcement.

September 11, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


GBRC promotes Stroller Walks with free T-shirts

Parents with young children and strollers can get fit and receive a free T-shirt by signing up for Stroller Walks and attending an orientation meeting this month, according to Megan Hammeke at the Great Bend Recreation Commission.

September 10, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Suspect, wanted since May, arrested on child endangerement charge

A Great Bend woman who allegedly left a 5-year-old child in a vehicle as she fled from officers last May was arrested over the weekend.

September 09, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Ellinwood hosts state firefighter training

Firefighters from across southwest Kansas visited Ellinwood this weekend to take part in free training from the Kansas State Firefighters Association. They spent most of Saturday in classes that included field training, and today they'll step inside a specially equipped trailer for a "live-burn" exercise with thermal imaging equipment.

September 07, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


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Renard moves to BCC communications department

Erin Renard has stepped down from directing the theater program at Barton Community College, but said she'll continue to teach one theater course this ...

May 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Teaching coaches take students to new levels

Great Bend students who started the year with skills below their grade level are catching up, thanks to interventions tailored to their needs. That was ...

May 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School board approves gifts, personnel

Here is a summary of action taken Wednesday at the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting.

May 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Library director reacts to City reaction

Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems told the GBPL board he'd left his leather motorcycle jacket at home for Monday's meeting, an ...

May 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


ANTICIPATION

The latest graduates of the Barton County Academy walked across the stage Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend, with dozens of friends ...

May 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School board meets with attorneys

Great Bend USD 428's Board of Education met with the school district's attorneys Monday. The special meeting started at noon at the District ...

May 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


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