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Quivira wildfire reported Thursday

A wildfire occurred Thursday evening in the northeast corner of Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.

March 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Court of Appeals upholds prison ruling

The Kansas Court of Appeals has ruled against a woman who admitted to violating her probation on a drug charge but who disagreed with Barton County District Judge Ron Svaty's decision to send her to prison for more than eight years.

March 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Preliminary hearing held for former CVB Director Cris Collier

Crystal Jo Collier, the former director of the Great Bend Convention and Visitor's Bureau, was bound over for trial on two felony charges filed against her in 2017. At a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Barton County District Court, Magistrate Judge Richard Burgess determined that probable cause was found on both counts and Collier's arraignment was scheduled for 9 a.m. on April 25.

March 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Dust Bowl program offered Sunday

Cottonwood District Extension Agent Alicia Boor will present a program on the Dust Bowl at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village.

March 15, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GIVE BLOOD

This week Natalie Beagley from the American Red Cross Blood Services office in Wichita called the Great Bend Tribune to report a heightened need for donations.

March 15, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Girl Scouts brighten day for preschooler with heart disease

Great Bend Girl Scouts are wrapping up cookie sales but they took time recently to befriend a 4-year-old girl with a rare disease. Troop 11142 leader Dana Morse said they made a surprise package for little Haylee, who has a congenital heart disease. She was diagnosed with a complete atrioventricular (AV) canal heart defect and pulmonary hypertension in 2015. She lives in Saint Peters, Missouri.

March 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Architect reviews needs at USD 428

with mug of Terry Wiggers

March 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Salina crooner coming to Jazz Festival

The 24th Annual Great Bend Jazz Festival will feature vocalist Les Lankhorst from Salina, as well as the Prairie Winds Show Band and the GBHS Panther Jazz Band.

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Bunny Hunt

The Kansas Bowhunters Association's annual Bunny Hunt got underway Saturday at Cheyenne Bottoms. Between searches for cottontail, members enjoyed archery target shooting and the chance to relax outdoors among friends.

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Legislative Coffee

The second of two Legislative Coffees was held Saturday at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, with about 20 people coming to hear Sen. Mary Jo Taylor (R-Stafford) and Rep. Troy Waymaster (R-Bunker Hill.)

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Town Hall Topics: Health Care

The results of a recent online survey of community health services were reviewed Thursday during a town-hall meeting at the Holiday Inn Express. Mental health and drug abuse were among the top areas of concern.

March 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School violence

It's been nearly 19 years since two teenagers went on a killing spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999. That same year, the Kansas Legislature appropriated funds to assist the State Department of Education, in cooperation with the Kansas Highway Patrol, in establishing a school safety hotline.

March 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


GBHS absences doubled on March 7

The number of students absent from Great Bend High School on Wednesday was about double the usual, Great Bend USD 428 Director of Public Information Jennifer Schartz said.

March 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington man charged in 2017 shooting

Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor announced Monday that on Thursday, March 1, Anthony James Smith was bound over for trial on a charge of aggravated battery.

March 05, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County Attorney appeals dismissal of shooting charges

Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor announced Monday that her office has filed an appeal in a case following the dismissal of charges stemming from a shooting in May of 2016.

March 05, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Articles By Author - Susan Thacker


St. John musician celebrates small towns

ST. JOHN - "Small Towns," a CD 20 years in the making, will become available officially when Jim Ratts returns to St. John this weekend with ...

May 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School ends on high note

For the last day of school on Thursday, Park Elementary instructor Signe Cook wore a T-shirt that read:

May 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Small Towns

A recent study confirms what many small-town residents already knew: People who live in small towns and rural areas are happier than everyone else.

May 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Another perfect day

The great bicycle giveaway continued Wednesday, when Eisenhower Elementary celebrated its six students with perfect attendance for the year and 46 more with "near perfect ...

May 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Adults graduate from BC Academy

Fourteen adults earned high school diplomas from the Barton County Academy this year and were invited to celebrate at the BCA graduation ceremony, Tuesday at ...

May 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School sidewalks on summer project list

Sidewalks outside every school in Great Bend USD 428 will be replaced this summer, Superintendent Khris Thexton said.

May 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hats off to Class of 2018

updated on May 22, 2018

May 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Confiscated phone leads to arrest

A Great Bend man whose phone was confiscated by police after an incident in February has been charged with using a hidden device to view ...

May 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Turn the tassel

The Barton Community College graduation ceremony is behind us and Great Bend High School seniors will graduate on Sunday. Now is a good time to ...

May 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Vendors, talent sought for Juneteenth celebration

Members of the community are invited to join Myers Chapel in the celebration of Juneteenth, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June ...

May 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Teachers can expect busy summer

Next Thursday will be the final day of classes at Great Bend schools, but teachers will stay busy for much of the summer.

May 16, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Community group studies schools

The community group that has been meeting with architects and looking at needs for Great Bend USD 428 is still months away from making a ...

May 15, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Young Eagles take first flights

Area young people 8-17 years old had a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, May 12, as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1134 ...

May 14, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Teacher contracts ratified

Teachers at Great Bend USD 428 will receive a minimum pay raise of $1,700 for the 2018-2019 school year, Superintendent Khris Thexton said after ...

May 14, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Planting redbuds

It's a spring tradition: Members of the Great Bend Noon Lions Club spent Saturday morning planting redbud trees in the islands on Broadway Ave.

May 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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