Today, the Kansas Board of Regents announced Dr. Mirta Martin as the ninth president of Fort Hays State University. The Board voted to approve the appointment and officially introduced the new president during a special meeting in the Fort Hays Ballroom of the Memorial Union on the FHSU campus. Martin will begin her presidency on July 1.
Barton Community College art students will line the walls of the Shafer Art Gallery with their work during the "Barton Student Art Exhibit" juried art show from May 9 through June 8. The reception will be Friday, May 9 from 6-8 p.m.
A news brief in the Wednesday, May 1, issue of the Great Bend Tribune indicated that the Golden Belt Model Railroad Association's annual open house was this coming Sunday. The event actually took place last Sunday. The Tribune apologizes for the error.
The District National Qualifying Speech Tournament was held on Saturday, April 19, at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina. Great Bend High School had five students advance to semi-finals in five events.
The Golden Belt Model Railroad Association will hold its annual open house from noon to 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest. Several model trains of all gauges will be running and on display.
The public is invited to a free show featuring the latest Hubble Telescope pictures from a biblical perspective. Different shows will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, at the Great Bend Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1 mile west of 10th St. and Patton Road (7 SW 30 Ave.)
The Barton Music Department awards 11 scholarships every year at about $1,000 each, and this couldn't be done without the community's support of the annual Music Endowment Concert, which is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 5 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
The Touched By Cancer support group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, and 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St., Great Bend. During the month of May, the group will conduct sharing meetings and discuss three topics from CareNotes (One Caring Place, Abby Press) handouts: "Dealing Positively With The Shock Of Cancer," "Living With Cancer A Day At A Time," and "Confronting Cancer With A Spirit Of Hope"
The Barton Community College music department will sponsor the "Double Reed Ensemble" concert featuring well-known double reed specialist Kay Werth at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel in the Fine Arts Building.
The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on the tragic accident Tuesday that killed Barton County Commissioner Don Cates. This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors.
Between 500 and 1100 CE the treeless western Kansas plains were inhabited by people who made pottery and used spear throwers and the bow and arrow. They lived in small temporary houses with round packed-earth floors and ate deer, bison, pronghorn, fish, and small mammals. The Kansas Historical Society and the Kansas Anthropological Association will hold the annual Kansas Archeology Training Program (KATP) field school June 5-20 at a High Plains prehistoric village site located west of Hays in Ellis County.
Starting around Friday, May 29, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin an asphalt overlay project on US-281 Highway in Barton County, from the west US-281/K-4 junction continuing north 11 miles to the Barton/Russell County line. The purpose of this asphalt roadway surface milling and overlay project is to extend the life of the asphalt pavement and it is scheduled to be completed by the middle of July, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.
Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.
Keeping the swimming pool in operation at Barton Community College is likely to require an increase in the mill levy, but it won't be the only reason for a possible increase, college trustees said Wednesday.
In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, the Hoisington City Council met Tuesday evening to continue a discussion on how to alleviate a housing crunch that is keeping some of the professionals who work in the city from living there too.
TOPEKA – How lucky can one guy get? In the case of Brian Batt, about $150,000 worth. That was the amount of the top prize the Hoisington resident scratched off on the $20 Extreme Crossword ticket he purchased.
There have been enough name lines purchased to pave the way for the first stone in the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial, it was reported to the Barton County Commission Monday morning. In fact, Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips said there are enough to spill over onto the second marker.
The City of Great Bend will be spraying for mosquitoes from 8 p.m. through midnight on Thursdays, starting tonight and running through July 2, weather permitting. Officials urge residents to keep their doors and windows closed during this time. Contact the Public Works Department at 620-793-4150 with any questions.
If you'll soon be getting Medicare, or just want to know more about Medicare, experts on Medicare will present a "Medicare Basics" workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, at the J.H. Robbins Memorial Library, 219 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth that will cover essential Medicare information and provide answers to your questions.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, 250 West 9th in Hoisington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Melinda Kurth with greeters January Pecora and Regan Ochs. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.