Everybody would like to blame someone else for the sky-rocketing at the gas pumps.
Well, they got a pet monkey
"You are the same today as you'll be in five years except for two things, the books you read and the people you meet." - Charlie "Tremendous" Jones
It's coming up to that time of the election cycle again, the end of the endorsements.
Fans of the Mel Brooks comedy classic, "Young Frankenstein" still laugh at the wonderful scene when Gene Wilder and Marty Feldman are digging up their "corpse."
When November rolls around and this country continues on its current status quo stumble to bigger and bigger government that spends more, employs more, and does less for those footing the bill, it might be worthwhile to look back to this week's news.
Here's a guy who should have a statue erected.
Americans are, unfortunately, used to being lied to by people running for office.
This is what we've been talking about all these months.
Do we even care any more?
Judging from the feedback on so-called social media, area residents are interested in plans for an 80-room Holiday Inn Express on 10th St. Our story received more than five dozen "likes" and about a dozen sarcastic wisecracks after it was posted Saturday.
On Sunday, the Great Bend Tribune ran a story about a new Holiday Inn Express that is coming to town. It will feature 80 rooms, modern decor, contemporary features and meeting rooms.
Everything old is new again. Well, sometimes.
Barton County Health Department Director Shelly Schneider was scheduled to speak at the Oct. 8 meeting of the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis, but had to cancel when a patient with the Ebola virus died in Texas. While Schneider sat in on a national preparedness teleconference with the White House and Centers for Disease Control, Melissa Hagerman, immunization nurse at the county health department, took her place at the Kiwanis meeting.
We Americans are blessed with an abundance of food. We take our food home from restaurants intending to eat those leftovers, and we really do intend to eat the lasagna from the previous night.
As we get down to the wire before the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election, campaign passions may flare. The Great Bend Tribune appreciates the willingness of those running for office and those supporting the candidates to adhere to the newspaper's letters to the editor policy.
In Kansas, we are in the midst of one of the most volatile election seasons in recent memory. We can't turn to a media outlet without reading, seeing or hearing some political ad.
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