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School board hopes to expand JAG program

Great Bend High School student Cierra Wood is glad she didn't listen to friends who thought the new JAG class would be "boring" and "stupid."

November 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


This week's calendar

SUNDAY Nov. 12

November 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Window dressing

The City of Wichita will start the new year with a civilian oversight board for its police. Its purpose, according to the Wichita Eagle, is "to help improve community relations and put another set of eyes on complaints and officer misconduct cases." It is a trend that more cities are following. On paper, Great Bend was ahead of this curve by creating a Police Community Advisory Committee about 15 years ago.

November 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


New faces on Great Bend City Council

Dan Dan the Magic Man is now Dan the city councilman.

November 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


FUNNY MONEY

A briefcase full of money can only spell trouble for Henry A. Perkins, and that means an evening of increasingly hysterical situations and nonstop comedy when Great Bend Community Theatre presents "Funny Money."

November 04, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


OUR FAVORITE THINGS

Paintings by three of the original members of Artists at Large are featured this month at the Great Bend Public Library. Karen Shaner, Cynthia Collier-Wilson and Beverly Simonson present the exhibit "Our Favorite Things." The public can meet the artists Sunday Nov. 5 at a reception in the library from 1-3 p.m.

November 04, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Taxing question

A quarter-cent sales tax implemented in 2008 will end next year unless Great Bend voters say "yes" to a question on the ballot.

November 02, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Buddy Poppies honor veterans

For 95 years, U.S. government leaders have officially recognized and endorsed the Veterans of Foreign Wars "Buddy Poppy Drive." This Saturday, members of the Morrison McFadden VFW Post 3111 and its Auxiliary will accept donations for handmade poppies so they can help disabled and needy veterans.

October 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo news: More from Zoo Boo

The little boy was not convinced as his mom coaxed him toward the Zoo Boo exhibits last Saturday at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

October 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Senior Farmers Market checks set to expire

Barton County and Stafford County seniors are reminded that Wednesday, Nov. 1, is the final date to use 2017 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks for fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey.

October 30, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Meet Mr. Poe

TRUE! - nervous - very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? - Edgar Allan Poe, "The Tell-Tale Heart"

October 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBHS focuses on attendance, future

Two new programs at Great Bend High School were in the spotlight Thursday when GBHS hosted the school board's monthly luncheon meeting. Students in the Foods I class prepared the meal.

October 26, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Treasurer Jordan hopes to improve county’s image

Mistakes made by the Barton County Treasurer's Office in recent years haven't gone unnoticed across the state. The new County Treasurer, Jim Jordan, said it will take time to improve his department's image.

October 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Architects vie for USD 428

Representatives from three architectural firms met with the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education on Monday as the board prepares to develop a master plan for capital outlay projects.

October 24, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Your guide to Halloween events

Halloween may still be a week away, but Great Bend's celebration gets underway Saturday, Oct. 28, and some events start even earlier.

October 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Articles By Author - Susan Thacker


Schools adopt technology literacy standards

Basic education in the 21st Century goes far beyond the ABC's. At the April school board meeting, Great Bend USD 428 technology coaches presented ...

April 21, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


New Circles group forming

A new Circles of Central Kansas group is forming and those who missed the April 19 orientation will have another chance to attend on Thursday ...

April 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Argonne Forest re-dedication set

The Great Bend Tree Board will celebrate National Arbor Day and the 100th anniversary of the World War I Argonne Forest Battle in France with ...

April 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


JobFest connects workers, companies

The 11th-annual Central Kansas JobFest brought a crowd to the Great Bend Events Center on Thursday, as businesses announced job openings and prospective employees gathered ...

April 19, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City term limits

The debate over whether or not to have term limits for Great Bend City Council members and the mayor has come up twice at recent ...

April 19, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Dear Dairy: Mobile dairy visits Eisenhower School

To teach children how cows' milk is collected, Callie Toews brought a dairy to Eisenhower Elementary School on Friday.

April 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


'The Foreigner' returns

The title character of "The Foreigner" doesn't want to talk to anyone during his unwilling stay at a fishing lodge in Georgia. So he ...

April 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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


BCC monitoring Army deployments

Administrators at Barton Community College said upcoming deployments of U.S. soldiers at military bases where the college offers courses could have a negative effect ...

April 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Other schools look at GBHS's student-led conferences

Educators at Great Bend High School were used to parents playing hooky from parent-teacher conferences at least half the time. Participation used to be about ...

April 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Legislators commended for supporting education

During Monday's Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Khris Thexton noted the Kansas Legislature's passage of a school finance bill ...

April 09, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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