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Dr. Mirta Martin to begin her FHSU presidency on July 1

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.

May 04, 2014 | | Local News

Barton students to exhibit work at Shafer Art Gallery

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.

May 02, 2014 | | Local News

Nights to Remember

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association has announced its schedule of concerts for the 2014-15 season and has launched its membership campaign, which will continue through May 17.

May 02, 2014 | | Local News

Barton College offers Sidewalk Art Contest

Barton Community College will host its seventh annual Sidewalk Art Contest May 5-7 on the sidewalk outside the Shafer Art Gallery.

May 01, 2014 | | Local News


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.

May 01, 2014 | | Local News

GBHS forensic team has five semi finalists

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.

May 01, 2014 | | Local News

Model railroad open house Sunday

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.

April 30, 2014 | | Local News

Hubble pictures show offers Biblical view of space

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.)

April 28, 2014 | | Local News

Wetlands byway offers online interactive map

The Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway announces the debut of its online interactive map, a first for Kansas byways.

April 28, 2014 | | Local News

Music Endowment Concert to raise money for BCC scholarships

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.

April 28, 2014 | | Local News

Health Department lauded for making breastfeeding easier for business employees

The Barton County Health Department has received the Gold Level Breastfeeding Employees Support Award from the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition and its Business Case for Breastfeeding program.

April 28, 2014 | | Local News

Touched By Cancer plans sharing meetings in May

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"

April 28, 2014 | | Local News

​Barton Community College to feature woodwind ensemble

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.

April 28, 2014 | | Local News

NTSB releases preliminary Cates report

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.

April 26, 2014 | | Local News

Fort Hays State University student killed in crash

HAYS – A Fort Hays State University student was killed in a crash about 9:50 p.m. Thursday.

April 25, 2014 | | Local News

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Commission votes to re-up with Workfit

A Barton County Commission split over the cost narrowly approved the practice of the county paying for pre-employment physicals for new hires.

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Kansas AG prepping for arguments in U.S. high court

TOPEKA – When the U.S. Supreme Court begins its annual term next week, it will hear oral arguments in three Kansas capital murder cases, including ...

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Randy Stonehill singing at River of Life

Christian recording artists Randy Stonehill and Buck Storm will be at the River of Life Church in Great Bend on Monday, Sept. 28, to present ...

September 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius launches 2015-2016 Sebelius Lecture Series

The lecture series named for one of Fort Hays State University's most notable alumni, former U.S. Rep. Keith Sebelius, will feature an October ...

September 27, 2015 | | Local News

Patrol announces plans for Post-It Inspiration from State Fair Patrol car

Every year, the Kansas Highway Patrol hosts an informational booth at the Kansas State Fair. This year's fair came after a few particularly difficult ...

September 27, 2015 | | Local News

City offers help for trees damaged by storms and drought

When high speed winds pushed through yards in Great Bend Sept. 10 and 11, trees and branches were scattered across yards and driveways in different ...

September 27, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Firefighters from central Kansas enjoy the camaraderie just as much as the training provided by the Great Bend fire department.

September 26, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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