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Red Cross asks for blood donations this holiday season

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to end the year with real meaning by donating blood for hospital patients in need.

December 03, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Prohibition repealed

The Barton County Commission has passed a resolution that will allow Sunday beer sales in the unincorporated areas of the county.

December 03, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Zoo news photos

Susan Thacker's photos were taken Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

December 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo News: New porcupine coming soon

The crested porcupine at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo may be going on a diet, Zoo Supervisor/Curator Sara Hamlin said Wednesday. "He is kind of a chunky monkey."

December 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Larned attorney shares Civil War research

Larned attorney Ron Smith is proud to tell people his law office "physically sits in the ruts of the old Santa Fe Trail." However, his passions are Territorial Kansas history and the era right after the Civil War.

December 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Giving Tuesday photos

Taken Dec. 1 in Great Bend during Giving Tuesday.

December 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Gifts pour in on Giving Tuesday

Anyone who was tired of leftover turkey, excess shopping and icy sidewalks had plenty to be thankful for on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1. The Golden Belt Community Foundation received hundreds of donations for 66 local organizational endowment funds.

December 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo expected to reopen Tuesday

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo has been closed since ice coated the sidewalks last Thursday. According to Scott Keeler, director of public lands, employees have been working to clear ice from the sidewalks so they will be safe for visitors. The zoo is expected to reopen Tuesday. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and admission is free.

November 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Ice causes injuries on Ellsworth County roads

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to several injury accidents on icy roads in Ellsworth County over the extended holiday weekend. All of the people involved were wearing safety restraints.

November 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


KHP reports injury accidents, one fatal

Icy roads contributed to injury accidents in central Kansas, including a fatal rollover Thanksgiving Day in Hodgeman County. Kansas Highway Patrol responded to that accident, and to an injury accident Thursday in Ness County. There was also an injury accident Friday in Russell County.

November 27, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

November 27, 2015 | Susan Thacker | On the Record


Photography contest winners show their fall colors

Five winners have been announced in the Great Bend Tree Board's annual Trick or Tree photography contest.

November 27, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington reschedules tonight’s events

Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce staff agree, tonight is not a great night for be out and about. So, they are rescheduling the Christmas Lighting celebration to Tuesday, Dec. 8. The city lights will still be turning on tonight, but plan to come up to the Chamber and Santa House on Dec. 8 to see Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy cocoa and cookies and sign up for Chamber Gift Certificates and the 50/50 Winter raffle.

November 27, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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November 27, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Barton Co. Briefs


American Legion adopts Fort Dodge soldiers

The Great Bend American Legion Auxiliary is inviting the public to help bring holiday cheer to veterans at the Kansas Soldiers' Home at Fort Dodge. People can come to the Argonne Post 180, located at 1011 Kansas Ave., and adopt a veteran from the Angel Tree, said Brenda Krueger, project chairwoman.

November 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Natural Disaster

Hurricane Harvey was a natural disaster, but the damage it has caused was made worse by climate change, some of which can certainly be attributed ...

September 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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