The definition of insanity is, doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome.
OK, let's get this straight.
It's winter, so you wouldn't expect there to be much garage sale traffic these days.
As we head towards a new year, as the holidays slip by, as we face another dreary winter ahead, it's not a bad time to suggest that we get what we pay for.
We have recession and depression.
Some ideas seem good when you first hear them, but they lose their gloss upon more sober consideration.
Like the gift of a dusting of snow right before Christmas, the story this week about a dachshund rescue wasn't in competition with the presidential race, or the economy or the treason trial as top news story.
It took them a while to get to the point, but the Great Bend City Council kept at it Monday night - despite the impending severe weather threat - to accomplish what was in the best interest of city employees.
This week the Barton County Commissioners approved plans to offer pins and other items to show appreciation for the work that county staffers do, and when that is being considered in a vacuum it may not seem all that important.
Man, that's scary!
If you want to get American women of "a certain age" mad at you, just suggest to them that the movie "Pretty Woman" is not appropriate, and that the prostitute-turned-wife fairy tale glamorizes a form of slavery.
There are all sorts of hackneyed references you could fall prey to.
When you went to school years ago, all of the male teachers, even the coaches, unless they were actually out in the field, wore a shirt and tie.
We hear about it every year, the people who get upset with the rules on a passenger jet and act like a jackass at 30,000 feet and 500 mph.
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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