In a statement released Sunday, the Kansas Republican Party congratulated Governor Brownback, the Senate and House leadership, and all senators and representatives on their "political courage, vision, and diligent efforts in crafting tax and budget plans."
It's storm season and dark skies threatened the region many times in this past week. Are we ready?
Last Thursday afternoon, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback vetoed House Bill 2120, citing concerns over its constitutionality.
At Monday's Great Bend City Council meeting, Great Bend residents George and Zola Weber requested the council consider banning Pit Bulls, as the city of Ellinwood has legislated recently. While their family has not been injured by the breed, their neighbors allegedly allow their dogs to roam the neighborhood. They've been chased, and they are afraid for their health and safety.
Memorial Day is the traditional start to summer as folks begin dreaming of vacations, picnics and time in the sun.
June Jaunt is just over a week away. This event, which showcases communities from Tribune to Great Bend along K-96, is a chance for these towns to shine.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. – Aristotle
Wow. Talk about a cheap trick.
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.
What's with baby names these days?
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 taxi ride away from the event. You may even take it for granted, and develop an attitude that if it ...
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.
It occurred to me when I was on a trip to Jamaica a few years ago. We're really lucky in America to have building codes, established several years ago, that most houses on the market in just about any city must adhere to.
As sons of rural Kansas, we are committed to ensuring that children who grow up in the Sunflower State receive the same educational opportunities as students anywhere in America. One of the tools for making certain rural students receive a 21st Century education is broadband Internet access. Broadband can be the great equalizer; with an Internet connection, where you live doesn't determine what information and resources you can access.
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