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Fire prevention efforts are heating up

"Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!"

October 06, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News


Domestic violence is highlighted this month

One in 10 Kansas women will report being a victim of domestic violence, but that only begins to tell the story, according to Family Crisis Center Executive Director Laura Patzner.

October 06, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News


Can you dig it?

Waste not, want not.

October 05, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


No nod for Broadway and Harrison

State officials have determined - again - that there is not sufficient cause for a traffic signal that the Great Bend City Council had previously dedicated to paying for itself.

October 05, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News


County longevity pay to continue

County staffers will continue to receive longevity pay as they have in the past, the Barton County Commissioners decided this week, after discussing other possible options.

October 01, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News


Leave Zimbabwe 100 percent

Zimbabwe's president-for-life, Mugabe, let's not call him a dictator, has drawn a line in the sand and Western nations should stay on their side.

October 01, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


This bad news isn't really 'news' at all

For those Americans to whom the recent census was bad news, it was, as a matter of fact, not news at all.

September 30, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


County continues emergency planning effort

Efforts to develop a Hazard Mitigation Plan for Barton County are moving forward and are meeting with great success so far, according to Barton County Emergency Risk Manager Amy Miller.

September 30, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News


Water official to be honored Thursday

You could say this is all about water under the bridge, except it's really more about water out of the faucet and a job well done after a lot of years of public service in Great Bend.

September 29, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News


Everyone should be aware of CO danger

There aren't a lot of details being released so far in Manhattan about the two people who apparently were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning in their home, except to note that, according to Riley County Police, there was a car left running in a garage adjacent to the duplex where the two lived.

September 29, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


School zone violators endanger kids

Every year, as school begins, there is the period in which students have to learn that there may be different rules at school than at home. They are needed for school to run smoothly and to make sure people are safe.

September 29, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News


Bloggin for safety

More power to them, if it works.

September 28, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Boyd Road officially reopened Monday

It's not often that there's a grand opening for a road, but that is what happened Monday on one of the curves on Boyd Road in norther Barton County.

September 28, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News


Boyd Road ribbon cutting held Monday

It's not often that there's a grand opening for a road, but that is what happened Monday on one of the curves on Boyd Road in norther Barton County.

September 27, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News


Time to take the high road

From 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Oct. 28, could be a crucial morning for the development of both Great Bend and central Kansas, and local residents are being encouraged to travel to Hutchinson that morning to support the proposed improvements to K-96 highway between Hutchinson and Sterling.

September 26, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News


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