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Prime rib and Elvis featured at American Legion benefit

An award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist will perform a benefit concert on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Great Bend American Legion Post 180.

October 03, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Mobile Fire Safety Trailer visits schools

Firefighters will visit Great Bend schools Oct. 4-15, as they observe Fire Prevention Week. Capt. Luke McCormick at the Great Bend Fire Department said children will learn some important things about fire safety, and the lessons are also good for parents. The theme for this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign is, "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!"

October 03, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Prairie Godmothers plan Bag Lady Brunch

The Prairie Godmothers hope to spin more magic by hosting a Bag Lady Brunch from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 18th, at the Best Western Courtyard, 2920 10th St.

October 03, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Shameful

Last week an American woman journalist reported on the war effort abroad, noting a female fighter pilot from another country, risking her life, had bombed our common enemy, ISIS.

October 02, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


New Direction: Arts Center closes but BCAC carries on

The colorful Barton County Arts Center sign still hangs above the building at 1401 Main in Great Bend, but what catches the eye these days are Keller Real Estate's "For Sale" signs in the window.

October 02, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Zoo news: Lone lemur headed home

A trio of lemurs at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo has dwindled to one, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said. The lone lemur will be returned to Tanganyika Wildlife Park, and the local zoo will work on upgrading the exhibit area before seeking more lemurs.

October 01, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Landfill manager explains solid waste science

When two freight trains collided and derailed last week in McPherson County, the Barton County Landfill was ready to accept whatever the cleanup crew brought, Solid Waste Manager Phil Hathcock said.

October 01, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Suspects caught with plow

Two men were arrested Monday for alledgedly stealing a four-bottom John Deere plow worth up to $2,500 from rural Barton County. Detective Rick Popp at the Barton County Sheriff's Office said watchful neighbors called 911 after seeing the men load the plow into a pickup, around 2:19 p.m. at NW 150 Road and NW 30 Ave.

September 30, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Friends accepting books for annual sale

Donations for the Great Bend Public Library October book sale will be accepted through Monday, Oct. 6. Donated books can be brought during library hours to the library's service entrance off Stone Street or to the circulation desk.

September 30, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


'Left Behind' remake aims for new audience

A new version of the motion picture "Left Behind" seeks to appeal to a broader audience than the original. But the producers at Stoney Lake Entertainment are counting on retaining the Christian audience that carried the first version.

September 29, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Religion


Community coat drive scheduled for Saturday

Great Bend's Community Coat Drive concludes Saturday when free coats will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 5700 Broadway Ave.

September 25, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Sen. Moran stops at Golden Belt Cinema 6

Sen. Jerry Moran said Thursday was his first Town Hall where he was handed a soda and offered popcorn. Moran said he learned about the new Golden Belt Cinema 6, site of the meeting, from his press secretary, Great Bend native Katie Niederee.

September 25, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


BCC focuses on 'essential skills' policy

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees reviewed the policies on "Essential Skills," during Thursday's business meeting.

September 25, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


BCC helps high school students explore careers

Students who wonder what path to take after high school were able to learn some options Wednesday, when Barton Community College held "All About Careers."

September 24, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


School Prayer

Approximately 45 students showed up early Wednesday at Great Bend High School to take part in See You At The Pole, part of a global prayer initiative.

September 24, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


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Home Run: Smithsonian exhibit open in Ellinwood

The Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit, "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shaped America," and a local exhibit on hometown "Heros on the Sideline" opened Saturday at the Ellinwood School/Community Library, located at 210 N. Schiller Ave.

January 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


​Great Bend Public Library lists February events

The Great Bend Public Library will reopen at the its temporary location on Monday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. The temporary address is 3407 10th Street, next to AT&T.

January 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


CASA Chocolate Auction helps children in need

Central Kansas CASA will reach a milestone this year, celebrating its 30th year of helping area children. On Saturday, Feb. 7, the nonprofit organization will reach another milestone, holding its 10th annual Chocolate Auction.

January 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Chapman jury selection starts Monday

Jury selection starts Monday for the trial of Jeffrey Wade Chapman, who is charged with the first-degree murder of 25-year-old Damon Galyardt. District Judge Ron Svaty said 220 potential jurors have been summoned.

January 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Small fires reported

The Great Bend Fire Department responded two small structure fires, one Wednesday and one Thursday, each resulting in about $500 damage.

January 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Julie Zeck joins Hearts Aflame lineup

Julie Zeck is one of the featured speakers scheduled to minister at the 2015 Hearts Aflame Women's Conference in Great Bend.

January 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Religion


Playing Chicken: Moran pushes for common sense

Sen. Jerry Moran often talks about his "common sense" solutions, but they aren't always an easy sell in Congress. On Wednesday, the Senate rejected an amendment sponsored by Moran that would have removed the lesser prairie chicken from the federal government's threatened species list.

January 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Barton administration supports Fort Riley

The future of Fort Riley will be the subject of a town hall meeting Feb. 9 in Junction City. Barton Community College representatives plan to attend and be heard as officials from the Department of the Army listen to community members' input on how possible personnel reductions on the base could affect them.

January 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Temporary library outpost opens Monday

With renovation at the Great Bend Public Library underway, staff are busy moving books and other essentials to the temporary outpost at 3407 10th St.

January 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


HOMETOWN TEAMS

ELLINWOOD - Twenty-one crates from the Smithsonian Institution arrived at the Ellinwood School/Community Library on Monday. Inside those crates was an American story: the story of athletes, coaches and the fans who cheer them on. The traveling exhibit, "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shaped America," will open officially at 10 a.m. Saturday at the library, located at 210 N. Schiller Ave., but those who attend the Chamber of Commerce Coffee at 10 a.m. on Friday can get a sneak peek at the artifacts and over 200 photographs from the Smithsonian's collection highlighting Americans and their love for sports.

January 26, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Barton showcases campus on Senior Day

In colloquial terms, "senioritis" is defined as an ebbing of motivation and effort by school seniors as they move closer to graduation. The opposite might be dubbed "senior excite-is," a condition in evidence Saturday at Senior Day on the Barton Community College campus.

January 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Emotional recharge

Who doesn't like to see Kansas ranking near the top of a positive poll? This week we learned that Kansas is ranked the No. 4 Most Emotionally Recharged state for 2015, according to the Lantern Emotional Balance Index.

January 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


BCC sets new teacher credential standards

Barton Community College will change its polices on faculty credentials to comply with changes in Kansas Board of Regents regulations, BCC Vice President Dr. Penny Quinn told the college's board of trustees on Thursday. Now, off-campus instructors will need to have the same minimum credentials as full-time faculty.

January 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


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