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BCC combats student loan fraud, defaults

Fraud and abuse of student financial aid is a rising nationwide epidemic, according to Myrna Perkins, Director of Financial Aid at Barton Community College. Her office has the challenge of spotting suspicious applications, as well as reducing the default rate on student loans.

July 18, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Bank fail: Regulations make sense

With Dems and Republicans seemingly at a stalemate in Washington, D.C., it's encouraging to see a bipartisan effort being proposed by Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), along with Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Angus King (I-Maine), and for something the country really needs. They have proposed the "21st Century Glass-Steagall Act," restoring some provisions that were stripped from the Banking Act of 1933 back in 1999.

July 18, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Child Advocacy Center announces 'Make a MOVEment'

Organizers of a fundraiser to support child victims of sexual abuse invite the community to "Make a MOVEment," from 8:45 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 27, in Great Bend.

July 16, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Rec Board seeking tax hike

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is seeking to raise its taxing authority from 5 mills to 7 mills.

July 13, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


OzSome Experience: Australian family visits Barton County Fair

A 4-year-old girl from Australia was able to get a hands-on view of Kansas livestock Friday at the Barton County Fair. She was invited to feed a marshmallow to a pig named Jerry.

July 13, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


GBRC approves Lincoln School project

The Great Bend Recreation Commission board on Friday approved helping Great Bend USD 428 with a project to improve the ball field at Lincoln Elementary School.

July 13, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


More OzSome

If you haven't been to the Barton County Fair yet this week, time is running out.

July 11, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Who will kiss a farm animal?

People with some "loose change" are invited to place it in one of six jars at the Barton County Fair. The jars show the faces of members of the Fair Board, Fair Friends and 4-H. The one who gets the most money will kiss a farm animal.

July 11, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


New BCC trustee joins budget study

Leonard Bunselmeyer was sworn in Thursday as the newest member of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees. County Clerk Donna Zimmerman administered the oath of office for Bunselmeyer and re-elected trustees Don Learned and John Moshier at the beginning of a study session that included news about next year's budget.

July 11, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Fair sponsors add free fun for all

Berny Unruh was a shoe-in at the Red Shoe Kick, Wednesday at the Barton County Fair. The Barton County K-State Extension agent suggested the friendly game for the 4-H Youth Rally on the official opening day of the fair.

July 10, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Two dozen fire calls made in Great Bend on the Fourth of July

Great Bend Fire Department handled more than two dozen fire calls on the Fourth of July.

July 06, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


CrossPoint taking youths to Worlds of Fun

CrossPoint Church's youth group will travel to Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Mo., at the conclusion of vacation Bible school, youth pastor Randy Mills said. In addition to that, a Christian rap singer will come to Great Bend.

July 04, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Religion


10 and Under Tennis comes to Great Bend

Dustin Weeler isn't out to create the next Roger Federer or Serena Williams, but he is introducing tennis to some very young players. During one of his recent sessions at Club 1 Fitness, the tennis instructor's students were all under 10 - and the youngest was 3 years old.

July 04, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Not a hate group?

Westboro Baptist Church is officially not a hate group, the Obamma Administration said this week.

July 04, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Burned duplex was a place of hope

When fire gutted a duplex at 8th and Hickory Street Monday afternoon, it destroyed more than a building.

July 03, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


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Articles By Author - Susan Thacker


Tax Break

The Barton Community College administration has saved taxpayers a bundle this year by recommending a budget that does not increase the mill levy. Because oil ...

July 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Staff continues Great Bend Zoo Exodus

The celebration of National Zookeeper Appreciation Week came a week late, and "celebration" may not have been the best word, but the Great Bend Zoological ...

July 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Hearing postponed for man charged in motorcycle fatalities

A preliminary hearing on a Barton County case for two counts of involuntary manslaughter will be rescheduled, at the request of the defense attorney.

July 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC cuts its budget

Barton Community College trustees have proposed a budget that asks for about $900,000 less in local tax dollars for the next year - a move ...

July 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Guns, other items stolen

Both the Barton County Sheriff's Office and the Great Bend Police Department are investigating reports of stolen weapons.

July 27, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

July 27, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Century Road Trip

The Historic Vehicle Association is celebrating a century of American road trips by recreating a cross-country tour in a restored 1915 Model T Ford. The ...

July 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


CF Walk honors childhood friend

Taylor Latham honored the memory of a friend and raised awareness of Cystic fibrosis on Saturday with her second annual Cystic Fibrosis Walk.

July 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Unusual butterfly species visit wetlands

Field guides and amateur lepidopterists were on the lookout for butterflies Saturday morning, but the first catch of the day was a 3-foot garter snake.

July 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 urging early enrollment

Parents enrolling their students in Great Bend schools next month may face long waits in line, but they don't have to, said Jan Frenzl ...

July 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Step Up: A chance to serve awaits

Recently, we applauded the men and women who serve on public boards. We neglected to mention that finding people who are willing to run for ...

July 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


​Shot fired in altercation in Great Bend

A man told police he was grazed by a bullet during a confrontation in the 2000 block of 11th St. around 2:30 a.m ...

July 20, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Kanza Indian historian Ron Parks to speak at Historical Society

Kansas history expert Ron Parks from Manhattan will be the guest speaker at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 27, at the Barton County Historical ...

July 20, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Outdoor movie

Families enjoy an outdoor movie, Thursday night in Jack Kilby Square. The City of Great Bend and Waters True Value sponsored the show and provided ...

July 17, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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