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.
The consultant hired by Barton County told the County Commission Monday morning that the tax and bank reconciliations had been completed.
The 2014 Barton County Fair opens Wednesday. This annual tradition is a showcase for youth and adults from all over the county to demonstrate talents and be get the recognition they justly deserve. It is also an opportunity for the county to join for a week of family entertainment.
The Declaration of Independence, signed on July 4, 1776, contained words that are astounding more than 200 years later.
Kansas is in desperate need of immediate CPR due to the failing tax policies of the current state administration.
Drink - but don't drive.
It could very easily have been a case or one or the other. But, instead, the Barton County Commission Monday morning wisely opted for both.
Independence Day is only a few days away. Soon, kids of all ages will be flocking to stands to buy firecrackers, sparklers and other items. Feting the fourth with fireworks is as American as apple pie, backyard barbecues and parades on Main Street. But, as much fun as it may be, they can also be dangerous.
I remember hearing my 4-year-old granddaughter Katelyn celebrate her team's "tie," after the Pinky Pies lost 25-1 (that's a guess).
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that police need a search warrant to search an arrested person's cell phone except in extreme emergency, such as immediate terrorist activity.
Summer is here and a local summer tradition is in full swing.
The 2014 wheat harvest is getting under way in the Golden Belt. It is a time of bounty for the area, but it can also be a time frustration if one is motorist or cyclist using the highways and byways.
It's hard to measure the value that Barton Community College has on the Golden Belt, but a study commissioned by the college attempts to do just that.
We have a lot of blessings to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. There are gas prices that are among the lowest in the country and an economy that is showing signs of recovery.
The possibility that the State of Kansas could rob highway project funds to solve the state's fiscal crisis has come up at recent Barton County Commission meetings. Local officials are worried about work that is promised to the area but that now may be delayed if not cancelled.
Barton Community College officials voted on bids as quickly as they could, but there was no way to rebuild the dining hall at BCC's Camp Aldrcih before June 1, 2015. So, the popular venue for weddings, camps and other business or social gatherings will remain closed for another summer, due to the fire that destroyed the dining hall last April.
The political polls that indicated that Gov. Sam Brownback would surely lose and U.S. Senator Pat Roberts re-election campaign was in trouble proved to be a joke.
On Friday, Great Bend Street Department personnel began installing bicycle awareness signs along what will become the city's first bike route. It follows 19th Street west to McKinley and McKinley south to the Sports Complex.
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