Earlier this summer, someone won $25,000 on a slot machine in Pennsylvania. Only they really didn't win, according to the state officials, even though they were allowed to keep the money. And in the process of all this mess, there are questions about just when a winner becomes a loser.
We are in that stretch of the summer.
"...they are endowed ..."
Every so often you come across these human interest stories that suggest you are only as old as you believe you are.
Local officials continued discussions about fireworks around Barton County this week.
Barton County officials weren't ready to put the kibosh on fireworks for this Independence Day, but that's mainly because it's so late in the game.
It's astonishing what ends up being controversial.
If you got to the Wikipedia Internet encyclopedia, and if you look up Bill Clinton, you are told that he was the 42nd president and that he was in office from 1993 to 2001.
For the uninitiated, the world is currently dealing with yet another in a seemingly endless variety of ways that we can be special and different. This time we do it through our Internet fixation and we call it "social media."
A Barack Obama impersonator, apparently without meaning to, has set what ought to be the tone of the coming presidential election campaign.
American dads are supposed to be remembered today.
Waste not want not, our ancestors said, and they meant it.
The top 15 parking ticket violators in our state capitol owe a total of more than $175,000 in unpaid tickets.
"It's a grand old flag."
The Kansas State Board of Education is goin' back to class during the summer vacation, but they're not dealing with the 3Rs, unless "responsibility" has taken the place of 'rithmatic. And maybe it should.
Mike Clark is no doubt good at his job, which is raising money for Kansas State University's athletic department. But the first thing he told Great Bend Kiwanians when he visited this week was, "It's not all about the money; it's all about relationships."
USD 431 School Board, decided at a special meeting on Monday, to proceed with an entrepreneurship program similar to the Stafford Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Program (SEED).
Lewis Young is always thinking of others.
It was a time for the City of Great Bend to come together for one of those old-fashioned community wide celebrations. However, the second-annual Party in the Park Saturday was a little different than most.
The United Way of Central Kansas opened its 2015 campaign Saturday night. The theme was "Lights, Camera, United Way in Action," harking back to the glory days of Hollywood. The goal this year is $270,000, and the effort ends Dec. 31.
The trouble with tax cuts is that they cost so much.
This week, we as a nation, said farewell to the brilliant, frenetic genius that was Robin Williams-a man that befriended gorillas and entertained us for decades with his quirky sense of humor.
oung ones will soon be headed back to school. It's been a few months, so children and drivers need to remember some simple rules so this year can be a safe one for everyone. The Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Highway Patrol offer the following:
A Great Bend Tribune reader complained over the phone this week about the continued resistance by local gasoline retailers to lower their prices. Pump prices in Great Bend have been locked at $3.43 for weeks, even as they have tumbled elsewhere, making the per gallon cost among the highest in Kansas.
To say the Republican Party has gone south in Kansas is like saying it's hot during the summer.
The first day of school is just 10 days away, which means it's not too early to remind motorists to slow down.
There isn't any significant voter fraud in Kansas or anywhere else for that matter. According to the Wichita Eagle, Aug. 13, 2012, out of 146 million nationwide voters over 12 years, there was one case for every 15 million prospective voters. Half of those cases were not prosecuted because of confusion about eligibility.
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