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Burkes win naming rights to cougars

At this year's Big Benefit Auction for the Barton Community College Foundation, Great Bend residents Gary and Anna Burke submitted the winning bid on a unique item - naming rights to two cougar cubs recently acquired by the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo. They named the cougars after their grandchildren, Tanner Ford and Tommie Lankerd.

October 09, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


'Sings' concert offers two days of gospel music

Eight Southern Gospel acts are slated to perform at Barton Community College's Fine Arts Auditorium next Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18.

October 08, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Elementary

Capt. Eric Yoder thinks his work clothes could make a pretty good Halloween costume. Dressed in full fire fighting gear, including mask and breathing equipment, he sounds like Darth Vader and may kind of look like him, too. But Yoder wanted kindergartners at Park Elementary School to see there's nothing to be afraid of. Yoder wants children to know that if they see a fireman reaching for them in a smoke-filled room, he's there to help.

October 08, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Guns, tools stolen in weekend burglaries

The Great Bend Police Department received multiple reports of burglaries over the weekend. Homes, vehicles and businesses were entered and items taken.

October 06, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Sheriff: High-grade marijuana seized in raid

The Barton County Sheriff's Office seized about 9 pounds of suspected marijuana as well as $22,000 in cash in the course of executing a series of search warrants on Friday.

October 06, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Trick or Tree photo contest underway

The Great Bend Tree Board is sponsoring its second annual Trick of Tree photography contest, board member Toni Rice said.

October 03, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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


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Perfect Pedaling

Last week, as classes were wrapping up at Great Bend schools, 20 elementary students were given BMX-style bicycles as a reward for excellent attendance.

May 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Church sees recycling effort as good stewardship

A pile of old computers and monitors accumulated outside the St. Mark Lutheran Church on Saturday. Pastor Adam Wutka sat at the end of a ...

May 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Waste not

When they stop being useful, computers, cell phones and other electronic products become E-waste. Each year in the United States, homes, schools, government offices and ...

May 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


School's Out (almost)

Thursday is the last day of school in Great Bend, but kiddos and teachers have been celebrating all week.

May 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Homes destroyed, injuries reported

Barton County residents were warned Tuesday night to take shelter as a tornadic thunderstorm traveled from Pawnee Rock to Susank and Beaver.

May 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pomp and Circumstance

Barton County Academy Director Becky Gillette compared her 13 new graduates to Christopher Columbus when she spoke at their commencement ceremony Tuesday evening. Columbus thought ...

May 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBHS seeks Attendance Counselor

Attendance problems are on the rise at Great Bend High School, which is why the school board last week approved a new position for an ...

May 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Garrison Commander to address BCC grads

Colonel John Lawrence, Garrison Commander at Fort Riley, will give the commencement address at Barton Community College. BCC's 47th commencement is set for 7 ...

May 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC trustees review contracts, insurance

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees reviewed the list of contracts for head coaches, management staff and administrators during a study session this week ...

May 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Dennis Shaw eligible for parole hearing

A man convicted of rape in Pawnee County is eligible for a parole hearing before the Kansas Prisoner Review Board in June.

May 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBHS grads to receive Chromebooks

Students graduating from Great Bend High School this month will get to keep the Chromebooks that were assigned to them in 2015, Superintendent Khris Thexton ...

May 08, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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