Barton County Commissioners had it on good authority that, unless we get rain this week, this area is primed and ready for disastrous brush fires.
Just in case you didn't know, had forgotten or just weren't paying attention, reminders were announced this week that there are lots of deer out there. Seriously, and they are really anxious to run in front of your car right now.
It's easy to find much that is wrong with the Internet.
When the Great Bend City Council met Monday night, it's possible that some of them left houses empty for the evening.
This is the day.
Ever since Edison led the way into the motion picture industry, we have been looking for better and bigger frights on the silver screen.
Occasionally newspapers - even a small town daily like the Tribune - will be solicited to provide free advertising for network TV programs, which may seem strange, since they believe they are such integral parts of your everyday life.
It's awfully easy, most of the time, to just let things slide.
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The photograph of Jacob and Sami-Lou Charais was almost iconic.
Donna Zimmerman put out the word this week, and it should be welcome word for anyone who wants to get a little taste of local involvement, without having to invest hours and hours.
In the words of the immortal bard: "D'oh!"
Now is certainly NOT the time to let down our guard as we continue to recognize Fire Prevention Month.
We seem to have a real problem with what should be basic concepts in this country.
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.
Timing is everything.
The bad news is, anyone who uses Facebook has probably been experimented on. The good news is, there's nothing new in that. We've all been guinea pigs for years.
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