Believe it or not, and there is a growing segment of our nation that is clearly on the "not" side, Mike Heick is precisely the person that our Bill of Rights were written to protect.
The good news is, according to the experts it's not supposed to stay this blasted hot for too long.
In Ohio, they've got a bunch of folks hopping mad because of a flagpole malfunction that was believed to have international overtones.
Kansans need to pay attention to what is happening in Topeka these days and they need to keep it in mind longer than it takes to watch a sitcom, if we want to improve government in our home state. They need to remember it when elections roll around again, frankly.
You gotta feel for the folks down in the southeast who were smashed with the full force of nature this past week.
Maybe Americans can develop some objectivity in the wake of this week's news of the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, maybe we can understand the dangers that still face our nation, maybe.
Granted, in this day of huge international stories, it's not big news that they are going to improve the road up to Coronado Heights, but it's certainly welcome news and it is a sign that Kansas will continue to support one of its lesser known jewels.
How dare they?
In Topeka they are dealing with one of those issues that just sets the average taxpayer's teeth on edge.
Imagine, Levi Johnston has a new book out, though you have to wonder how much help he had writing it.
Surely someone in recent months has noted that Charlie Sheen is his own worst enemy.
You don't have to believe.
Americans have no absolute standards because we have been told for some time, now, that everything, including ethics, are conditional. There is no right and wrong, just the current condition - except, of course, when having a standard that is cast in bronze is useful to this side or that.
Materials, machinery and manpower.
No harm, no foul, no case - until next time, of course.
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.
Paying property taxes has something in common with baseball.
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