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Restoration begins on 'The Rifleman'

"The Rifleman" stands on the north side of the Barton County Courthouse, vigilantly facing south to protect the Union. Before the sculpture of a Civil War soldier turns 100 years old in November it is getting a professional makeover.

October 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Report highlights BCC success

Barton Community College's 2015 "Community Report" is hot off the press, Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman told members of the Great Bend Kiwanis on Wednesday. The annual report to BCC stakeholders highlights the college's progress and its vision for the future.

October 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Small fire quickly extinguished

Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said a cigarette is the suspected cause of a small grass fire reported Sunday morning at 2545 Sunset Place. Firefighters were dispatched at 11:11 a.m. and arrived to find a small area of grass that had burnt near the back door of the residence. The resident said she had put a cigarette out near the back steps.

October 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | On the Record


Spider in car causes injury accident

A four-vehicle injury accident occurred Sunday afternoon when a motorist noticed a spider on her lap and lost control of a car on U.S. 56, a mile east of Great Bend.

October 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pumpkin sales help church missions

Buying a pumpkin for a jack o'lantern can be as simple as adding it to the family shopping list, or it can become an event.

October 17, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Early birds get T-shirts for GBFD run-walk

The Great Bend Fire Department's annual run-walk for MDA will add chipped timers this year, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said. The Nov. 7 event, which offers 10K, 5K and one-mile distances, also has a fun new name: The Stache Dash, and participants are encouraged to wear or grow mustaches. Additional awards will be given for the best real and fake mustaches.

October 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Science Champs: A reason to celebrate

Senator Jerry Moran is a "Champion of Science."

October 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Widows find 'Sisters of Hope' in support group

A support group for recently widowed women will form a new group later this month.

October 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


JKSD photos

Were you at Jack Kilby Science Day? Here are some photos taken Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015.

October 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Shocking Science! BCC hosts Jack Kilby Day

Taking selfies was encouraged Thursday at Barton Community College, where some 400 guests – most of them high school students – attended the 12th annual Jack Kilby Science Day.

October 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Trumpeter swans pulled from lake at zoo

The three trumpeter swans at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo were removed from public display last week to protect them from an increase of avian influenza that is sweeping across the country, Zookeeper Sara Hamlin said. Meanwhile, the zoo's alligators have been moved to their fall/winter quarters.

October 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Humphrey the hamster visits schools

There's no telling where Humphrey the hamster will turn up next. On Monday night, school board member Susan Young brought a hamster in a pink cage to the Great Bend USD 428 board meeting.

October 13, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Dedication photos

Taken at the "Winged Aspiration" dedication, Oct. 13, 2015, Barton Community College.

October 13, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Winged Aspiration

L.E. "Gus" Shafer is best remembered for his bronze sculptures of Old West cowboys, but a new abstract piece inspired by the artist was dedicated Tuesday outside Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery.

October 13, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Energy management pays off at USD 428

For the past 11 years, Great Bend Middle School instructor Greg Wells has been leaving sticky notes is classrooms throughout the school district. In addition to his teaching duties, Wells serves as the USD 428 energy manager, overseeing a conservation program. The notes may remind a teacher to turn off a computer or the light at the end of the day.

October 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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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


Probable cause found in Kern DUI case

Lafe Kern told paramedic Tony Leeds that he'd taken a handful of Xanax prior to a two-vehicle collision south of Great Bend on Feb ...

April 11, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Bellendir requests jury trial

The attorney representing Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir in a misdemeanor case has requested a jury trial and has also asked that the prosecutor be ...

April 11, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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