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Local literacy programs abound

The kickoff for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Great Bend will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, during Story Time at the Great Bend Public Library. People in the 67530 zip code will be able to register so their children will receive a free book in the mail each month from birth until they are 5 years old.

September 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Natural Disaster

Hurricane Harvey was a natural disaster, but the damage it has caused was made worse by climate change, some of which can certainly be attributed to human activity.

September 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Zoo News: Lions and bears -- Oh boy!

Although the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is without a tiger, for now, the lions and bears are providing plenty of good news.

September 06, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


As DACA ends, fate of ‘Dreamers’ left to Congress

On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced the end of a program that allowed some 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to this country as children to delay deportation. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, instituted by President Barack Obama in 2012, was rescinded, but President Trump and others - including Kansas lawmakers - urged Congress to enact laws to protect those hurt by the action.

September 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Stolen guns found in drug raid

Suspected methamphetamine and stolen guns were seized when the Barton County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant last Friday at 1434 17th St. in Great Bend, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. Two suspects were arrested.

September 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


WORK ZONE: Hoisington celebrates labor

HOISINGTON - For a celebration of American Labor, the Superior Essex plant in Hoisington was a good starting place. The plant held an open house Saturday during Hoisington's annual Labor Day Weekend celebration.

September 02, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend woman visits Vietnam 40 years after leaving

Linh Reiter and her family recently returned from visiting Vietnam for the first time since she left in 1975.

September 02, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Living the American Dream

Linh Reiter, owner of the Classic Inn restaurant in Great Bend, believes in the American Dream.

September 02, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Wagner: Cheyenne Bottoms funded by hunters

The biggest misconception about Cheyenne Bottoms is thinking it is funded by tax dollars, Area Wildlife Manager Jason Wagner said. In reality, the wildlife area is "100 percent fee-funded."

August 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hold that hearing

It would be a mistake for the Great Bend City Council to reinstate Clifton Couch as chief of police without first conducting the appeal hearing he is entitled to. That hearing needs to take place as soon as possible.

August 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Manager discusses plans for Cheyenne Bottoms

The opening of teal season on Saturday, Sept. 9, could draw hundreds of hunters to the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area. Last year, over 600 people came for the opening day, according to Jason Wagner, the new wildlife area manager at the state-owned portion of the Barton County marsh. Some 11,000 hunters were there during the season that runs from September to March, he added.

August 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Volunteers guide seniors through Medicare maze

When Kansans become eligible for Medicare, the process can be intimidating. But friendly volunteers are available to guide seniors through the maze of enrollment.

August 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Wondra chosen to head Family Crisis Center

Joanne Wondra has been named executive director of the Family Crisis Center. She had been serving as interim director since April and the board of directors made her promotion official on July 25.

August 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Quilts of Valor August 2017

Golden Plains Quilts of Valor Group Leader Amy Schartz Mellor and members of the group awarded Quilts of Valor to 14 veterans on Aug. 25 at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend, Kansas.

August 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GOD OPENS A WINDOW

A new window was installed this week on the third floor of the Central Kansas Dream Center. It features an arched grill that recalls the original look of the former Roosevelt Junior High School.

August 24, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Articles By Author - Susan Thacker


Senior judge assigned to Bellendir case

Senior Judge Edward Bouker from Hays has been assigned to preside over the misdemeanor case against Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir, which is pending in ...

February 15, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton nursing program sees renewed success

The 2015-2016 academic year was a turning point for the nursing program at Barton Community College. Gary Burke recalls being a fairly new college trustee ...

February 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School board approves summer wrestling tournament

Great Bend High School Head Wrestling Coach Nathan Broeckelman has plans for a summer wrestling tournament at Memorial Stadium, with some night matches "under the ...

February 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Dark Web

Like the tip of an iceberg, the portion of the interest that you and Google can see is a small portion of a larger structure ...

February 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Laura Daniel named America’s U.S. Miss Kansas

Great Bend Middle School student Laura Daniel was crowned America's U.S. Miss Kansas this past weekend in Dallas. She will advance to the ...

February 06, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rankin pleads guilty to sexual exploitation

A jury trial for Jeffrey Allen Rankin of Great Bend was set to begin Monday but was canceled Friday afternoon after he entered guilty pleas ...

February 05, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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