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Eyes on Huelskamp’s seat, Marshall will appear in Hays next week »

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Great Bend physician Dr. Roger Marshall, a Republican, will be in Hays next week for a campaign kickoff event. Marshall, an OB/GYN, has announced his intentions to be on the 2016 primary ballot against incumbent First District U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler. Huelskamp began his third term in the U.S. House this year after a […]

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First doctoral program approved at FHSU by Kansas Regents »


FHSU University Relations A doctoral program in nursing practice was approved yesterday for Fort Hays State University by the Kansas Board of Regents. It will be the university’s first doctoral program. The degree, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, will be offered within the Department of Nursing in FHSU’s College of Health and Life Sciences. “It […]

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Watchdog program brings success to Riley Elementary School »


Michelle Daniel says research shows that the more dads are involved with their children’s schoolwork the more likely the children are to stay in school and perform well. Daniel serves as a Family Support Worker for Great Bend’s USD 428 and developed a program known as Watchdogs. The program was designed to get dads of […]

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Great Bend’s Klusener Receives KFDA 50-Year Award »

Larry Klusener, left, receives 50-year Award from KFDA President Dudley Feuerborn.

The Kansas Funeral Directors Association, Inc. (KFDA) held its 118th Annual Convention on May 11-13, 2015 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, Topeka, Kansas. At the KFDA Funeral Directors Convention, funeral directors and embalmers gathered in Topeka to participate in many educational opportunities presented by experts in the funeral profession and to view the latest in […]

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Shafer Gallery to host “Finding Balance: A Landscape Exhibit” »

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The Shafer Art Gallery’s summer exhibit “Finding Balance” is now open and will end with a closing reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, August 7. The exhibit is curated by Fort Hays State Art Instructor Joel T. Dugan.  It is a compilation of artists from the Midwest with a focus on the relationship people have with […]

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Barton to offer summer program for school-age children »


Barton Community College’s Child Development Center will offer their “Schoolage” program throughout the summer to provide a fun, safe environment so children can learn while being entertained.  The program is designed for grades K-6 and will have 12 weeks of activities.  Each week features a unique theme. The itinerary is as follows: May 26-29: Summer […]

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Cop Shop (5/20) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (5/20) Trespassing At 5:25 p.m. there was a report from 672 Barton Avenue of an unwanted female subject in the residence. The home owner is Russell Saari. The reporting party advised he received a text from Sheree Forrester that she is at his residence and she is not to […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (5/20) »


BOOKED: Shelby Gunn of Great Bend on Great Bend Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear, bond in lieu of $500.00 C/S. BOOKED: Erin Alvarado-Calderon of Great Bend on Great Bend Municipal Court case for driving without a valid license, bond in lieu of $500.00 C/S or 48 hour OR. BOOKED: Allyssia M. Jackson of […]

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Great Bend Police arrest juveniles for arson »


On Monday, May 18 around 9:50 p.m., the Great Bend Fire Department and Great Bend Police Department were dispatched to the 1000 block of the 281 Bypass in reference to a fire in a wheat field. As officers arrived on scene, two juveniles were seen running from the immediate area of the reported fire. Officers […]

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Great Bend Community Coordinator reveals her secret weapons this summer »

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When Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes was named to the specially created position over four years ago, she was pretty much a one-person band. As the size and number of community events has grown, so too has the need for a little extra help. This year Hayes is utilizing interns in her department to […]

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