At the turn of the millennium, there was significant discussion about the importance of the Internet remaining a free and open form of communication and for the expression of ideas.
This week there were two pieces of news that should have acted as wake-up calls for Americans who are complacent about the state of public health around the world.
District Judge Franklin R. Theis is what we call a judge out here in the real world.
This is Kansas, and for the most part, it is still a state of rural communities, a place where you would expect that people could trust each other, but you would not always be right.
You can't find it around here, but there is a national food chain, Chik-fil-a, that has a hilarious ad campaign in which cows hold up crude signs that read: "Eat more chikin!"
Here's a hint:
Gary Sinise is one of those celebrities you don't hear about all that much when he's off the screen.
Coquies have become established in Hawaii.
Carroll Baker, Walter Brennan, Lee J. Cobb ...
When you don't believe in anything, you will fall for everything.
Things are not looking any better in the continuing threat to our way of life that begins with some of the smaller American workers.
The suggestion is clear.
We've just passed the phase of the year when people pick up "A Christmas Carol," if they bother to read the book at all.
The definition of insanity is, doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome.
OK, let's get this straight.
Professor Lawrence Krauss, a theoretical physicist, cosmologist and best-selling author, is fond of reminding his students and readers of their place in the universe:
Shawn Sullivan, secretary for the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), grew up with an appreciation of healthcare.
Today marks the official Earth Day 2014. It is a chance for us to step back and look at the natural world around us and examine how we can make it a better place for future generations.
It's all about respect and simple courtesy - two traits which seem to be harder to find.
Kansas flags are to be flown at half-staff Friday, as they were Thursday, to honor three people shot to death at two Jewish sites in Overland Park.
Prevention is the best medicine.
They are words one doesn't often hear in the same sentence – local government, federal government, state government and cooperation. However, they were strung together during the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning.
The third-annual Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo closed Friday after another successful three-day run. The hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees have gone and the Expo Complex is empty.
Requests for help – from people needing food, or cash to pay their rent or utilities – are on the rise in our community, and Great Bend is not alone. Locally, we know that our Barton County Emergency Aid Association and Food Bank, Catholic Social Service and others have seen an increase in requests.
Satanta High School freshman Anthony Crump walked to the front of Midian Shrine Temple in Wichita Saturday to receive a special honor.
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