We just emerged from a loud, obnoxious presidential campaign and will soon face another divisive Kansas legislative session. There are voices all around us screaming to be scared of our neighbors and fearful of the future.
With crude oil production cuts by OPEC and other nations leading the way, average retail gasoline prices in Kansas and nationally have surged upwards in recent weeks. However, analysts say a likely decline in demand after New Years and fractures in the oil-producing alliance may force prices back down.
Noting the importance of a good online image and the positive improvements to the county's website of the past few years, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved renewed an agreement with the organization responsible for that presence.
With Kansas falling in the middle of the pack, the nation's health is seeing concerning upticks in key health indicators that threaten to offset years of public health successes, according to the key findings in United Health Foundation's 27th America's Health Rankings Annual Report covering 2016.
The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee is seeking individuals to serve on the committee for two year appointments, Emergency Risk Manager Amy Miller told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.
Barton County's Special Alcohol Fund money will help keep kids from getting involved with drugs and help those who are trying to get their lives back on track, it was announced at the County Commission meeting Monday morning.
The Great Bend Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Eduction program joined forces with city officials at Monday night's City Council meeting to recognize 10 fifth-grade students for writing outstanding essays as a part of th 2016 D.A.R.E. classes.
City Administrator Howard Partington told the Great Bend City Council Monday night that he was ready to get over recent misstatements made by Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems regarding the library's budget.
A report from Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business a couple years back told us Americans are less happy with the customer service we receive. With many of us headed to shopping centers and malls to wrap up Christmas shopping, we may become keenly aware of this trend.