Some of Great Bend's city council members lack a filter. This lack was on display Monday night at the Great Bend City Council meeting following the reading of an apology by Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems. He apologized for stating conclusions about the 2017 budget to his board at a meeting covered by the Great Bend Tribune, which were based on incorrect information.
A report from Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business a couple years back told us Americans are less happy with the customer service we receive. With many of us headed to shopping centers and malls to wrap up Christmas shopping, we may become keenly aware of this trend.
Winter arrives Wednesday and the flu season has certainly started to heat up, local and state health officials say. So, the Barton County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment urge all Kansans to get a flu vaccine.
It's about that time when the tax bill arrives. This year, many property owners in the county will not be pleased to see the amount due higher than last year this time. Let's take a moment to consider what we're getting for our money.
It was nice to see that the Golden Belt Community Foundation's Giving Tuesday held Nov. 29 went well. The foundation raised over $200,000 to benefit the myriad charitable funds that the organization oversees.
There is a term, "the common good," that bears consideration. A dictionary defines it simply as a noun meaning, "the advantage or benefit of all people in society or in a group." It's not something claimed by any particular political faction, in other words. It's something that is good for everyone.
Next week the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will tour the district bus barn, so its members can see first-hand whether a new building proposed by the administration is merited. Since the administration has also proposed remodeling the District Education Center on Patton Road, perhaps a tour of that facility is also in order.
It's almost been a month since the November election, and the holidays are in full swing. While it's fine to take a breather, when our Kansas legislators return to Topeka in January, the coming session is bound to be one few will look back on with warm and fuzzy feelings.
With today being Giving Tuesday kicking of the holiday giving season, nearly a third of all annual giving taking place in December, the personal-finance website WalletHub announced this week. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, it also follows the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday as a chance to give back.