In the great 1986 Sci-Fi movie, "Aliens," the movie's heroine, Ripley, asked the pointed question that has sprung to mind for many of us in the recent past: "Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away?"
Experts at Wolf Creek power plant are studying what is going on right now in Japan, and that is a terrific relief to all of us who have been losing sleep over the possibility of a Kansas-syndrome event.
Most of us have had the conversation with our kids that is now being played out from local communities, to the Congress and even on, overseas.
Many of you already do it, blame it on who you will, but you really do. You try to be funny, making observations that tend towards the crude and rude.
OK, it is true that earlier this week we were concerned about whether we were going to get hit with blizzard conditions again.
Back in the '60s, when you didn't bother to clean up your room and your mom carried out her threat and pitched that comic book you'd left laying on the floor, she probably didn't realize how her actions would contribute to an astonishing element of inflation in our culture, but the scarcity of certain "graphic novels" is creating amazing opportunities today.
It seems in today's society there is little that will get you in trouble quicker than to dare to stand up for traditional families.
One of the signs that we are seeing a failure of the very core values that are supposed to make the United States different from other nations?
Thank ya', thank ya' very much.
You can always tell when things are getting desperate in America. They bring out the celebrities.
David Henderson, a Korean War veteran long suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, applied 15 days past the deadline for enhanced care under a 2001 veterans-benefits law and thus was, as required by the statute, disqualified from the additional benefits.
This was going to be an editorial reflecting on the mess Charlie Sheen has made of his life and career, but he's become such an embarrassment to himself that it really doesn't bear comment any longer.
Ben Franklin said that to call an American an Englishman was like calling an ox a bull - he appreciates the compliment, but he'd rather have back what is rightfully his.
Allen Shamblin and Steve Seskin wrote the incredible song, "Don't Laugh at Me" in the '90s after Shamblin's daughter came home from school, upset because the kids were teasing her because she had freckles.
On Saturday night, the Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) held its annual Conservation Awards banquet at Barton Community College.
Who doesn't like to see Kansas ranking near the top of a positive poll? This week we learned that Kansas is ranked the No. 4 Most Emotionally Recharged state for 2015, according to the Lantern Emotional Balance Index.
The Great Bend Municipal Airport is an important piece of our community's history. Dating back to World War II, it was constructed in the early 1940s as an Army Air Force Base to train Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber crews.
There will be a general election in Barton County come April 7. On the ballot will be several school board, mayoral and city council positions, as well as openings on the Barton Community College and Ellinwood District Hospital boards.
Sen. Mitch Holmes, R-St. John, recently told constituents that the Legislature hasn't given up on the idea of doing away with April elections. The idea is to add city and school board races to November ballots and perhaps boost election turnout. There has also been talk of making them partisan races.
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