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.
September is Farm Safety Month and this upcoming week is Farm Safety and Health Week. The observance is a program of the National Safety Council's National Education Center for Agricultural Safety.
The Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS) was established by the Legislature in 2006, but like many good programs it is not well known to the general public.
"They are electronic, alternative smoking devices that simulate the sensation of smoking. They do not expose the user, or others close by, to harmful levels of cancer-causing agents and other dangerous chemicals normally associated with traditional tobacco products."
It isn't always convenient, recycling.
A youth sporting event turned into a brawl, this past Monday in Wichita. According to reports, a parent complained that his son wasn't getting enough playing time; then six men surrounded the coach and started hitting him. Police said one of the men had brass knuckles and one had a gun. Then the coach's wife pulled out a gun of her own and fired it into the air. The coach headed to his car to retrieve a gun, too.
My suggestion when Pro Bowl back Ray Rice was arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault was suspension for life from the NFL.
Barton County has many mosquitoes and this time of year, unfortunately, West Nile Virus has popped up. One case has been identified by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment as a neuroinvasive case and one as a non-neuroinvasive case.
Whew! We dodged the spring storm season without many weather-related incidents. So, we are safe now, right?
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