If you ever thought there must be something especially "right" about Pittsburg - Kansas, that is - then you were right, as a recent move by the community illustrates.
It is so true, that we often don't realize when we have it good, but a recent news report out of the Kansas City area sure should make us open our eyes here in Barton County.
On the one hand, we've all remembered what it is to wake up and feel the chill of autumn returning.
In Great Bend, Fire Prevention Week gets turned into Fire Prevention Month, and, while it can't be proven, there are some who believe that a heritage of that extended effort has paid off in reduced incidence of home fires.
In the classic Christmas movie - "A Christmas Story" -telling the story of Christmas, 1940, there's a scene when Ralphy and his classmates all have to turn over fake teeth to their teacher, who drops them into a desk drawer that is absolutely brimming with Little Big Books, yo-yos, squirt guns, army men, chattering teeth and more contraband.
Waste not, want not. There was a time, not all that long ago, either, when that was a watch-word in our society. Children were encouraged to finish the food that was good for them, told that there were starving children in Europe, China, Africa - depending on what sub-generation they were from - who would be glad to have it. And they weren't encouraged to smart off, suggesting that their plate be airmailed to the ...
Dear Editor, Every day, there are countless national media reports about violence against women and children. These headline-making stories represent only the tip of the iceberg. Kansas is no exception to this violence - what we see happening in Kansas parallels what is happening nationally. Behind every headline, there are infinite untold stories that significantly impact the public health and safety of all citizens. One in 10 adult women in Kansas report domestic violence victimization, ...
Dear Editor, One of the most misunderstood principles in our world is that we need to teach people to be good. People are sinners by nature and must be transformed by a miraculous work of God. This is where our churches, educational systems and social programs are failing. You cannot teach a human being that is dead in his transgressions and sins to be good. There must be a miraculous awakening that is brought on ...
Zimbabwe's president-for-life, Mugabe, let's not call him a dictator, has drawn a line in the sand and Western nations should stay on their side.
For those Americans to whom the recent census was bad news, it was, as a matter of fact, not news at all.
There aren't a lot of details being released so far in Manhattan about the two people who apparently were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning in their home, except to note that, according to Riley County Police, there was a car left running in a garage adjacent to the duplex where the two lived.
More power to them, if it works. Kansas officials are going on-line to encourage people to be safer. According to the Associated Press report, the state officials are "posting online entries from famous and not-so-famous guest bloggers in a campaign to encourage traffic safety." It is leading up to the second annual Kansas "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day," which the Kansas Department of Transportation is hosting on Oct. 10. Between now and then, these ...
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things." - Philippians 4:8
Montana where men are men, women are women and bears are nervous - or something like that.
He is the coward who, outfaced in this, Fears the false goblins of another life. - Paul Laurance Dunbar There's apparently no indication that the terrorists who attacked an Ohio cemetery this week were specifically looking for the graves of celebrities to attack, but that is what they did, nonetheless. It was reported this week that the graves of the Wright brothers, poet Paul Laurance Dunbar (I know why the caged bird sings!) and some ...
A while back the League of Women Voters asked Great Bend City Attorney Robert Suelter to discuss the three-mile zone around the city limits, which has been overseen by the city since 2000. The area has a mix of agricultural, industrial and residential uses.
A man's life is over and the more we hear about it, the worse it sounds.
The U.S. Supreme court refused Monday to hear a case by Amazon and Overstock.com challenging the state of New York's ability to collect sales tax on items sold online. Good for them - and especially to do so on Cyber Monday.
A record 141 million people were expected to shop in stores and online over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend that ended Sunday, up from last year's 137 million, according to the results of a survey of nearly 4,500 shoppers conducted for The National Retail Federation.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be a boom to the economy, but there are efforts that are good for the soul.
You'd think people would be happy with the rise of ethanol, a renewable energy source, taking the place of some oil, which is non-renewable. By creating another market for corn farmers, it should be a win-win.
Thanksgiving Holiday is traditionally a time to give thanks for bountiful blessings, food and family.
Last week, two guys from Norway dropped into an area business. They said they had traveled all the way to Barton County specifically to hunt at Cheyenne Bottoms.
Kansans and other Midwesterners have much to be thankful for come Thanksgiving. They are blessed with gas prices that are among the lowest in the country and an economy that fared better than that in other parts of the nation.
US Airways didn't earn any goodwill recently when it removed a blind man and his service dog from a flight at the Philadelphia International Airport. As fellow passengers left as well, the flight was canceled and everyone was given the option of a bus ride to Islip, N.Y.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback wants to celebrate a colossal waste of taxpayer money.
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