We just emerged from a loud, obnoxious presidential campaign and will soon face another divisive Kansas legislative session. There are voices all around us screaming to be scared of our neighbors and fearful of the future.
The Barton County Commission's recent decision not to renew its membership in the League of Kansas Municipalities saved the county $1,200 in dues. Let's hope it doesn't cost more than that in lost information.
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.