When I was growing up, my mom made a point of going to the grocery store by herself, rather than dragging us along. There were several reasons, but mostly because she didn't like listening to all the pleading to get snacks that weren't on the list.
The Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) held its annual Conservation Awards banquet Saturday night at Barton Community College.
There are lessons that could be taught at the county level, lessons those in Topeka and Washington, D.C., would do well to learn. These are in the areas of civics and civility.
In 2007, the Great Bend Tribune was named the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce's Business of the Year. Up to that point after 131 years, the newspaper had touched the lives of a lot folks. One of those made a special video appearance at the chamber's annual banquet when the honor was announced.
When most of us are safe and warm inside, there are a handful of folks whose job it is to head into the jaws of winter weather. These city, county and state snow removal crews face long, bitter cold hours doing the nerve-grinding job of making streets and highways safe for motorists.
We've dodged the Mayan end of the world, now it is time to party. New Years Eve is one of the most popular nights in America to imbibe alcoholic beverages.
What kind of a Grinch would do such a thing? Great Bend city employees received an unwanted early Christmas gift Friday morning when the found extensive vandalism of Trail of Lights displays at Veterans Park. The bulk of the damage was done to the "12 Days of Christmas" displays on the north end of the park. The Santa and sleigh display were also pulled down on the roof of the picnic shelter and two displays ...
In 1897, 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun. "Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?" she asked.
In the wake of any horrific act of violence, be it the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, or the heart-wrenching massacre of first graders and their teachers in Newtown, Conn., there is an outpouring of emotions. Perhaps, it is because all of us seek solace as a national grieving community or we want to make sense of what has happened.
According to the 23rd Edition of America's Health Rankings from the United Health Care Foundation released Tuesday, Kansas is 24th in the nation this year compared to 25th in 2011 when compared with the health of other states.
It's that time of the year when colds, influenza, viruses abound. Stay home please! No one needs to be at church, a concert or getting their hair cut while they are ill or if one of their children is ill. The best place is home in bed. By staying in bed, one can sometimes sleep off the illness, and only be sick for a day or two. While it may be a minor illness for ...
Christmas decorations line our streets and holiday tunes blare over the radio. The stores are filled with shoppers looking for that ideal gift to put under the tree, or fill a stocking.
For liberals, the thought of Republicans eating their young in Washington, D.C., makes for great theater and gives them reasons to chuckle.
What's not surprising following the November general election was that the Kansas Legislature is dominated by Republicans. However, party primaries in August saw the conservative wing of the GPO oust several moderates, including Senate President Steve Morris, who were willing to reach across the aisle to Democrats. In the House, Speaker Mike O'Neal decided to retire after 28 years in the chamber, including two terms as speaker.
"Black Friday and Cyber Monday are good for the economy, and #GivingTuesday is good for the soul." This comment referring to the official opening of the Christmas shopping season is posted on 92nd Street Y's website.
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.
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