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​This ‘Senior Prom’ is for senior citizens

Senior Prom is usually a spring event for high school students, but this weekend the Great Bend High School Kayette Club is offering a Senior Senior Prom – from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Senior Center.

October 09, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Kids learn how to prevent kitchen fires

Flames from a small grease fire in a stove-top pan exploded 20 feet into the air Wednesday after Great Bend Firefighter Michael Reifschneider sprayed a small about of water onto the blaze.

October 09, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


​Miller found competent to stand trial

A Barton County judge has ruled that LaVeta Dawn Miller is competent to stand trial on charges of stealing money that was intended to pay for World War II veterans' trips to Washington, D.C.

October 08, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Weathers receives Making Great Bend Greater Award

LeRoy Weathers was recognized for years of community service on Wednesday when he received the Making Great Bend Greater Award from fellow members of the Noon Kiwanis Club.

October 05, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Club News


Seek the unknown during Teen Read Week

Great Bend Public Library will celebrate the unknown during Teen Read Week, Oct. 13-19, said Jennifer King, the Young Adult/marketing librarian.

October 05, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Great Bend native Pinkall to help stage 2014 Olympics

MANHATTAN - Great Bend native Dr. Bryan Pinkall will help stage the opening ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 7, 2014.

October 05, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


BEARY EXCITING

Zoo Director Scott Gregory could barely contain his excitement. Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo is getting two grizzly bears and two lions next month. All four animals were born in January and are coming from the Living Treasures Animal Park at Donegal, Pa.

October 03, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Program looks at prayer, nature, through camera lens

The Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will combine prayer and photography for a one-day nature retreat on Saturday, Oct. 12.

October 03, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pay the Bills

Senators who want to reduce government spending have a point, but those looking to score points by shutting down the government to attack the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are just looking after their own selfish interests. It's time for the moderates on the left and right to take charge and act in the best interest of our nation.

October 03, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Math instructor plots student success at BCC

The success of students at Barton Community College can be shown on a series of spreadsheets maintained by math instructor Jo Harrington.

October 02, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Zoo news: Public can meet new animals Thursday

Get ready for a "really big announcement" at Brit Spaugh Zoo.

October 02, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Meet the Cougars

Sunday, Sept. 29, Barton County Courthouse Square

September 30, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Great Bend Renaissance Faire photos

From Sunday, Sept. 29 at Brit Spaugh Zoo

September 30, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Tree Board sponsoring Trick or Tree contest

Great Bend's Tree Board is branching out in October by offering a Trick or Tree contest, spokesman Toni Rice said.

September 28, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Police reports give updates on recent accidents

More information on recent accidents was released Friday when reports were made available at the Great Bend Police Department.

September 27, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Articles By Author - Susan Thacker


Drug suspect arrested

Eugene Black, Great Bend, was arrested Wednesday morning at the Highland Hotel, 3017 10th St., on drug charges.

July 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Founding ideas - Quotes for the 4th of July

In honor of Independence Day, here are some quotes from our Founding Fathers - and one Founding Mother.

July 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


​Jamaican con artists calling area residents

Unless you know someone in Jamaica, there's probably no reason to answer a telephone call from the 876 area code.

July 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Controlled burns blow out of control

Blowing embers caused two controlled fires in burn pits to spread on Tuesday, requiring assistance from the Great Bend Fire Department, Chief Mike Napolitano reported.

July 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Several burglaries reported Tuesday

Purses and wallets were reportedly stolen from vehicles this week in Great Bend.

July 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo News: Fox babies here for short time

A skulk of foxes can be seen at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

July 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Riley, Park schools get Chromebooks

The Great Bend USD 428 school board approved the purchase of Chromebook computers and software for two elementary schools when it met Tuesday. The board also accepted a donation for future playground equipment at Park School.

June 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Report: BCC hits mark on Workforce Training

Barton Community College trustees heard good news this past week from the dean of Workforce Training & Community Education, Elaine Simmons.

June 27, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


​Vacation days: Take ‘em if you got ‘em

The June 1 cover story in Time magazine asks, "Who killed summer vacation?"

June 26, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Garrett hired as Barton VP

Dr. Robin Garrett was named vice president of instruction and student services Thursday when the Barton Community College Board of Trustees met. Dr. Garrett replaces Dr. Penny Quinn, who left to become president of Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Ill.

June 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Camp Hope lives up to its name

Super Gummi Bears, Ninja Tiger Dogs and Jeff Goldblum's Dinosaur Dance Party are some of the names chosen by teams at the 2015 Camp Hope.

June 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Volunteers needed to visit long-term care homes

When LaRea Cravens became a volunteer ombudsman at an assisted-living facility in Barton County, her daughter asked her what that entailed.

June 20, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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