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‘Taste of the Town’ features local flavors

People who attend the Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation's annual fall fundraiser will have a chance to bid on desserts prepared by GBHS students.

November 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​MizzUnderstanding

The students at the University of Missouri got the nation's attention this past week and were successful in ousting the college president, Timothy Wolfe.

November 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Arsenic and Old Lace

The classic dark comedy, "Arsenic and Old Lace," is this year's all-school play at Great Bend High School.

November 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Boy Scouts will be ‘Scouting for Food’ Saturday

Members of the Boys Scouts of America organizations in Barton County will be "Scouting for Food" this Saturday, Nov. 14. The public is asked to help by donating nonperishable food items to local food banks. Items can be donated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day by leaving them in designated area at local grocery stores.

November 11, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Students show veterans respect

With 23 million U.S. veterans living today, and about 2.8 million active and reserved personnel in the Armed Forces, Veterans Day is an important holiday, social studies teacher Dan Eyestone said Wednesday.

November 11, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBHS Veterans Day assembly photos

Photos taken Nov. 11, 2015, at Great Bend High School.

November 11, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Schools conduct 'security audits'

New security systems at entrances to Great Bend USD 428 elementary schools should be in place by the end of December, Superintendent Brad Reed said.

November 10, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Deines Center to hold Membership Gala

RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center will hold a Membership Gala from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20. The evening will include multi-media art, food and music by The Believers, a local band, and Patricia Davis, playing piano selections, including vocals. Admission is free.

November 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Red and black ribbon day for GBHS

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education had a standing room only crowd Monday for the first few minutes of its meeting. Students, coaches and parents filled the meeting area and spilled into the hallway as Activities Director David Meter introduced six coaches, who in turn introduced all-conference student athletes who excelled in fall sports. The Great Bend High School Marching Band was also recognized for its fall honors.

November 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBCT rehearsal photos

Rehearsal photos for the Great Bend Community Theatre production " 'Till Beth Do Us Part," coming to the Crest Theater Nov. 12-15.

November 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Willems wants another year at library

Harry Willems, director of the Great Bend Public Library and Central Kansas Library System, may not retire next year as previously announced. The GBPL Board of Directors will meet at 4:45 p.m. Monday and one item on the agenda is a request from Willems to change his retirement date to 2017.

November 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


More AP courses coming to GBHS

Information about advanced placement (AP) courses at Great Bend High School will be shared at the next Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting, at 4 p.m. Monday at the District Office, 201 S. Patton Road.

November 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Elks Lodge to hold hog feed

The Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas Ave., will have a hog feed with all the trimmings on Saturday, Nov. 14, featuring a hog cooked by Ed Crosby of Larned. It is open to the public and should use the north dining door off 12th Street.

November 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pilot Club gives 'smiles and comfort' to fire dept.

The Great Bend Pilot Club members wanted to do something for the Great Bend Fire Department during its Care and Kindness Week, but the firefighters chose a gift they could pass on to community children, said Pilot Club chapter president Betty Schneider.

November 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


'Til Beth Do Us Part

The time for light hearted comedy comes a little earlier this year, as the Great Bend Community Theatre moves its curtain time to 7:30 p.m. for "'Til Beth Do Us Part," opening Thursday at the Crest Theater.

November 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Articles By Author - Susan Thacker


Bad bills

A bill that would remove gifted children from the realm of special education was introduced in the Kansas Legislature on Monday.

February 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Camp Aldrich dining hall nearly completed

The new Dining and Events Center at Barton Community College's Camp Aldrich should be finished by the end of this month, Dean of Administration ...

February 09, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​School board approves 2016-2017 calendar

Next year's calendar for Great Bend USD 428 schools will be similar to this year's, but the winter break will be two days ...

February 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


100 GBCT productions

Great Bend Community Theatre's first play was "Night Watch," which opened in November of 1982 at Roosevelt Junior High School.

February 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘The Kitchen Witches’ is a wicked funny treat

Great Bend Community Theatre's 100th production is "The Kitchen Witches," winner of the 2005 Samuel French Canadian Playwrights contest.

February 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Tell Them

If you think consolidating rural school districts down to one per county is a bad idea, be sure to let your Kansas legislators know.

February 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Zoo News: 2 zookeeepers join Brit Spaugh team

Two new zookeepers joined the staff of the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo in January, filling two vacancies. Zoo Supervisor Sara Hamlin said she is ...

February 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Health Equipped

Barton Community College hosted an open house and reception Tuesday to showcase its new Adult Healthcare Simulation Lab in the Technical Building, room T-119. A ...

February 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC adds safety alerts

Barton Community College has purchased two mobile phone applications for improved campus safety.

February 02, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County Spelling Bee set for Saturday

Barton County's annual spelling bee will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Great Bend High School Auditorium.

January 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County Attorney says office needs more space, attorneys

Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews said his office prosecuted close to 2,300 newly filed cases in 2015, for charges ranging "from murder to seat ...

January 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ike exhibit at Eisenhower School

Friday was Kansas Day, which was reason enough for Kansas native Amelia Earhart to visit Riley Elementary School. Calamity Jane, who also visited the school ...

January 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ride Into History

There were two special visitors – or were there four? – Friday at Riley Elementary School.

January 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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