Taxpayer investments in local infrastructure and "quality of life" projects will be crucial to the continued expansion of a local business, the Great Bend City Council was told this week.
We've dealt with this situation to some extent, considering the economic development potential of fining people who chose not to wear a seat belt. It's their way of paying a tax to enjoy the freedom of flying down the highway with no protection.
Sometimes it's all just too easy. Seriously, it's tempting to just cross over to the other side of the culture and try to ignore it, but how can you, when life dishes out an editorial on a silver platter? So here goes ... Many of us have been spared the excrutiation of sitting through an episode, but if you've been tuned in to our culture in recent months, you can't have missed the existence of ...
Work is expected to begin next week on the demolition of an old building downtown.
The first public meeting to prepare for future disasters has been set for later this month, according to Emergency Management Coordinator Amy Miller.
If you get up early enough, you'll have noticed in recent days, even if you know you're going to sweat it out through the afternoon, a light jacket feels pretty good, which is one of the sure signs that there will be a season to follow summer.
Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow?
Next year will mark a milestone for a local service provider and it could be a "bang-up" summer, if a plan that was hatched Tuesday night comes to pass.
There's more good news on the Barton County bridge front. In fact, it's even better news than county officials were first excited about. After work went well ahead of schedule on the repairs to the Radium Road bridge, it was announced at the Barton County Commission meeting Tuesday that work was also going to move ahead of schedule on the Arkansas River bridge just south of Ellinwood. Then, Tuesday afternoon, County Engineer Clark Rusco reported ...
A wide variety of aircraft will be on display - on the ground and in the air - at Great Bend Municipal Airport in the Airport Air Festival and Fly-In, set for Sept. 17 through 19
Work is progressing on a program designed to help protect local residents when things go wrong - from just a little wrong to really, really wrong, according to Emergency Management Director Amy Miller.
The centerpiece of an event planned for later this month is a piece of flying history, according to one of the organizers of the Great Bend Municipal Airport Air Festival and Fly-In, set for Sept. 17 through 19.
Way to go Garden City! The community leaders there have been polite about the whole thing, but they have declared that the community cemetery will remain just that - a community cemetery. They are not going to segregate it for the benefit of Muslims who are working at the packing plants there. According to The Associated Press, "Abdulkadir Mohamed, vice president of Somalis of Southwest Kansas, says that in recent years, Muslims from southwest Kansas ...
It's done. On Monday, County Administrator Richard Boeckman was excited because the work on the Radium Road bridge was moving ahead so far earlier than the schedule originally called for, and even that good expectation sped up as the work progressed. Late Tuesday, County Engineer Clark Rusco reported that the bridge would be open to traffic today - significantly ahead of the schedule that was hoped for a month ago. Rusco ...
It's just sad, how severe Americans have gotten with their betters, you know, the regulators who have been hired for life to educate us in all those areas where we are too stupid to look out after ourselves.