Charles Curtis loved Kansas, and he should be remembered as Kansas is celebrating its 150th anniversary as a state.
This week, President Obama warned America that we were facing another "Sputnik moment," reflecting back on the time in the Eisenhower Administration when America had to decide if it was up to funding the gazillions in taxpayer dollars to develop a space program.
We go along, year after year, complaining about the need to have government more reactive to our needs.
Just when you thought it was safe to get through another winter, just when we were all pleased that this weekend's warm weather had thawed the last of the ice from the last storm ...
Several years ago, radio commentator Paul Harvey wrote a column about a vandal he'd known.
A burglar in Byram, Miss. wound up on the fighting side of Cindy Davis the other day, and he was sorry he'd done so when the baby sitter got done brooming his behind.
For those who are, or even are NOT, fans of the presidency of Ronald Reagan, there may have been some trepidation when it was announced that one of the themes in a new book by Reagan's son involved the suggestion that the "great communicator" was suffering from Alzheimer's while he was still president.
If you grew up in America in the '50s, '60s, '70s and even later, you'd have been sentenced by your peers to an eternity of playing Barbie with your sister if you didn't know and admire Stan Lee.
Nobody wants to just drop this whole thing in our new governor's lap.
• In Jefferson County, the sheriff's office is looking into the second major theft of copper wire in a couple of months.
The Tribune is providing some suggestions about keeping safe in winter disasters this week. Not because this storm qualifies as a "disaster."
There's a week and a half left to get involved in local government and the price is right, too.
State and local officials around Kansas are concerned about our kids boozing.
Gardening isn't for every body.
The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows.
Great Bend residents routinely call the police to report that their cars or garages have been splattered with eggs or paint balls, and usually they're advised to wash everything off and call back if there was any actual damage. Sadly, vandals took it up a notch this week by writing racial slurs on the vehicles of a black family.
There is a ditch in the southeast corner of Ellinwood that falls under the jurisdiction of the city. It has also, over the years, become choked with weeds and other debris.
The announcement that the Heartland Cancer Center in Great Bend will be redesigned and expanded is welcome news.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has committed up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border to combat criminals that he believes are exploiting a surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally.
We have been spoiled in Central Kansas. July, normally a time for extremely hot temperatures, has been mild. We all knew that we would pay the price, and now we are.
Two items in the news of late should act as a reminder to all of us that there are folks out there willing to scam us for our money if we let them.
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