(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one in a series of articles on the possible replacement of one of the county's historic stone bridges.)
In 1965, America lost one of its first motion picture sex symbols, when Clara Bow, the It Girl, died of heart disease.
It's a tale as old as the cultural revolution - you remember, when Mao decided to destroy everyone in China who dared to think for themselves, and his reaction was to beat them until they thought right. You know. Like him.
Scrap metal dealers in rural areas of Barton County have new regulations to follow, due to a resolution that has been approved by the Barton County Commission.
There was a time, back when "daddy was a cop, on the east side of Chicago, back in the USA, back in the bad old days" it was "when a man named Al Capone, tried to make that town his own" and "brother what a night it really was, brother what a fight it really was."
At the turn of the millennium, there was significant discussion about the importance of the Internet remaining a free and open form of communication and for the expression of ideas.
State regulations require county officials to keep commission boundaries as equal as possible, and this week the Barton County Commission approved a plan to remap the five commission districts to achieve that purpose.
This week there were two pieces of news that should have acted as wake-up calls for Americans who are complacent about the state of public health around the world.
Almost three centuries of service to the citizens of Barton County were honored by the Barton County Commission Tuesday morning.
District Judge Franklin R. Theis is what we call a judge out here in the real world.
A Manhattan company has been approved to install monitoring wells on city park land to make sure there is no oil contamination in the southeast part of the community.
This is Kansas, and for the most part, it is still a state of rural communities, a place where you would expect that people could trust each other, but you would not always be right.
Barton County residents who want to participate in the coming city elections still have a few days to file, according to information from County Clerk Donna Zimmerman. The election will be held on April 3.
You can't find it around here, but there is a national food chain, Chik-fil-a, that has a hilarious ad campaign in which cows hold up crude signs that read: "Eat more chikin!"
The southeast part of Great Bend will see a major street improvement at no cost to the city.