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Hold that hearing

It would be a mistake for the Great Bend City Council to reinstate Clifton Couch as chief of police without first conducting the appeal hearing he is entitled to. That hearing needs to take place as soon as possible.

August 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Manager discusses plans for Cheyenne Bottoms

The opening of teal season on Saturday, Sept. 9, could draw hundreds of hunters to the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area. Last year, over 600 people came for the opening day, according to Jason Wagner, the new wildlife area manager at the state-owned portion of the Barton County marsh. Some 11,000 hunters were there during the season that runs from September to March, he added.

August 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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


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Articles By Author - Susan Thacker


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


Life and death

A recent "prank call" to Wichita's 911 resulted in the death of an unarmed man whose only crime was opening the door to his ...

January 04, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


‘Flavor’ event will raise funds for Habitat for Humanity

The area Habitat for Humanity group will again sponsor Barton County's Got Flavor, a fun evening of food paired with dueling pianos. Tickets are ...

January 04, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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