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.
It only makes sense. The Golden Belt has long been the nation's bread basket because of the ideal growing conditions for wheat and other grains. It also has another commodity that anyone who lives out year is well aware of – wind. Just like supplying food for a hungry America, the region can also be a provider of new, clean, renewable energy. However, where as truck and trains haul the fruit of the Plains, infrastructure ...
Often when chamber of commerce and other economic development officials stand before governing bodies to give their reports, they fill the room with vague generalities. Frustratingly vague generalities.
Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal criticized former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on recently for saying that he lost the 2012 election to President Barack Obama in part because Democrats promised "gifts" to minority groups, calling Romney's remarks "absolutely wrong," according to the Los Angeles Times.
It has been two weeks since the general election and one week since the Barton County Commission canvassed the ballots from that election. One of the results of the voting was the election of commissioner John Edmonds to the Kansas House of Representatives.
Great Bend High School announced this week the 2102 inductees into its Hall of Fame, a collection of folks that attended, taught at or had an impact on the school. This elite group has included such individuals as globe-trotting entrepreneur Skip Yowell and Nobel Prize laureate Jack Kilby. Closer to home, it includes such individuals as former Principal Don Halbower and supporter of education Glen Opie.
A week ago Friday, cyclist Gail Kline of Salina was struck from behind and killed by a hit-and-run driver while riding. The driver, who was later found, left her to die beside the road.
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