Wow. Talk about a cheap trick. According to The New York Post, wealthy Manhattan moms are hiring handicapped guides to bypass Disney World's long lines. With the handicapped guide pretending to be a family member, they all ride on a motorized scooter, and the family goes to the handicapped entrance at the front of each line. First of all, this is rude to those that are truly handicapped. Those who are handicapped need the assistance. ...
We are fortunate to live in a region with abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. One of the most diverse of these opportunities is the Arkansas River.
A lot of dirty laundry has been aired publicly of late. In particular, this refers to the war of words waged by Great Bend City Council member Randy Myers and other members of that governing body. The first volleys were fired during the April general election in the form of letters to the editor in the Great Bend Tribune, as well as massive missives in the form of paid advertising. As a side note, the ...
What's with baby names these days? Growing up, I had a last name that drew a lot of fun- at my expense. It rhymed with pickle. Throughout elementary school, I went from being Karen H to Karen Hickel pickle. It was made worse when I got to college when my last name went through another permutation and became hickey, for no good reason. True story. Then, I got a 1970 Impala that was painted grass ...
Living in the middle of Kansas doesn't mean we're devoid of culture. In fact, there's a lot more appreciation for the finer things in life out here than the mainstream media gives us credit for. We are more likely to travel long distances to seek culture than those who live in a large metropolitan area. It's easy, after all, to take in a play, a concert, or the ballet if you're a short subway or ...
Saturday marked the opening of Travel and Tourism Week in Kansas, which runs through next Sunday. The Barton County Commission Monday morning is set to authorize a proclamation to recognize the importance this industry plays in our local, regional and state economies.
Last week was the culmination of several months worth of effort by Great Bend fourth and fifth graders, effort that wrapped up Friday with the celebration of Arbor Day. Thanks to a cooperative arrangement between the Great Bend Tree Board and the Kansas Forestry Department, the fourth-grade students were each given a red bud sapling and the fifth-grade students participated in a poster contest.
It may have gone by unnoticed, but the past week was National Volunteer Week. Many area residents might have noticed, but they were out, well, volunteering.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans generate approximately 290 million scrap tires annual. Historically, these scrap tires took up space in landfills or provided breeding grounds for mosquitoes and rodents when stockpiled or illegally dumped.
When I graduated from high school, I moved to Haverhill, Mass. On my days off, I'd sometimes drive to Boston and take in the sights--and there are lots of them.
Family Crisis Center Executive Director Laura Patzner wants area men to put themselves "in her shoes." By "her," she is referring to the countless women who suffer from sexual and domestic violence.
It is often said that our greatest resource is our youth. That could not be more true than it is in our increasingly competitive business marketplace.
If anyone ever wondered how an annual farm show could be successful in Great Bend, they only had to listen to Barton County Fair Board President Charles Atkinson's speech at the opening ceremony for the 2103 Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo. A farmer veteran of state and national farm organizations, he offered an impassioned remarks.
The second-annual Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo is under way at the Great Bend Expo Complex west of town. The show runs through Friday and is free and open to the public.
The final of the Legislative Coffees sponsored by the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce was scheduled for Saturday at the Oil and Gas Hall of Fame. The operative word here is "was."