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Building Bridges connects schools to community

The sponsors of the first "Building Bridges" event extended an invitation to "basically anyone with a job" to give feedback about how schools can better prepare students to enter their field of work.

February 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

February 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | On the Record


Teen Spot: Ramen Noodle Iron Chef

A dozen students with 24 packages of cooked ramen noodles and a variety of other ingredients took part in their own version of the "Iron Chef" cooking shows Thursday afternoon in the Teen Spot. Great Bend Public Library's Teen Librarian Ashley Carrasco challenged them to use their imaginations and come up with a tasty entree and a dessert - using noodles in both.

February 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Threat of ‘shool shooting’ found at GBHS

Parents of Great Bend High School students were notified Thursday morning that someone wrote "March 7 Shool Shooting" on a bathroom wall the day before. GBHS Principal Tim Friess said cameras were used to eliminate most possible suspects. The Great Bend Police Department was notified and the investigation is continuing, although officials found this was not a credible threat.

February 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


FARM SAFETY

It took less than 2 seconds to fry a hotdog that came in contact with 20,000 volts of electricity, Karson Higgins said after watching a demonstration from the Midwest Energy Lineman James Wright.

February 21, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Cellphone confiscated by police at tanning salon

A woman was inside a booth at a local tanning salon on Friday when she reportedly saw a hand holding a cellphone above the partition of the area she was in.

February 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


The art of service

The theme Saturday was "The Art of Community" at the 96th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development. That theme was repeated throughout the evening, as when Taylor Calcara noted that proactive communities, like works of art, don't just happen by accident.

February 19, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


DEATHTRAP

Great Bend Community Theatre's next production, the murder-suspense drama "Deathtrap," opens Thursday at the Crest Theater.

February 19, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Senior judge assigned to Bellendir case

Senior Judge Edward Bouker from Hays has been assigned to preside over the misdemeanor case against Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir, which is pending in Barton County District Court.

February 15, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton nursing program sees renewed success

The 2015-2016 academic year was a turning point for the nursing program at Barton Community College. Gary Burke recalls being a fairly new college trustee the year a report showed only 44 percent that year's nursing students passed the state exam on the first attempt. Dr. Kathy Kottas, Barton's executive director of Nursing and Healthcare Education, said she wasn't happy with the pass rates either.

February 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School board approves summer wrestling tournament

Great Bend High School Head Wrestling Coach Nathan Broeckelman has plans for a summer wrestling tournament at Memorial Stadium, with some night matches "under the lights." He received a green light Monday from the USD 428 Board of Education.

February 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Dark Web

Like the tip of an iceberg, the portion of the interest that you and Google can see is a small portion of a larger structure. Experts estimate that the general public can see around 1 to 4 percent of the internet, according to Charles Perkins, Barton Community College's expert on cyber attacks.

February 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Laura Daniel named America’s U.S. Miss Kansas

Great Bend Middle School student Laura Daniel was crowned America's U.S. Miss Kansas this past weekend in Dallas. She will advance to the America's U.S. Miss Scholarship program finals July 5-9 in Orlando, Fla.

February 06, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rankin pleads guilty to sexual exploitation

A jury trial for Jeffrey Allen Rankin of Great Bend was set to begin Monday but was canceled Friday afternoon after he entered guilty pleas to two counts of sexual exploitation of a child, in Barton County District Court.

February 05, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Roses for Rozie

Thirty dozen roses were delivered to the Great Bend Senior Center on Friday - a surprise for Site Manager Rozena Tomlin on her birthday. It was also her 30th anniversary of working at the center.

February 03, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Articles By Author - Susan Thacker


JobFest connects workers, companies

The 11th-annual Central Kansas JobFest brought a crowd to the Great Bend Events Center on Thursday, as businesses announced job openings and prospective employees gathered ...

April 19, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City term limits

The debate over whether or not to have term limits for Great Bend City Council members and the mayor has come up twice at recent ...

April 19, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Dear Dairy: Mobile dairy visits Eisenhower School

To teach children how cows' milk is collected, Callie Toews brought a dairy to Eisenhower Elementary School on Friday.

April 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


'The Foreigner' returns

The title character of "The Foreigner" doesn't want to talk to anyone during his unwilling stay at a fishing lodge in Georgia. So he ...

April 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School funding

If public schools across the nation were given report cards, they might come from the Education Week Research Center. Ed Week's Quality Counts 2018 ...

April 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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