On the one hand, you have taxpayers at home whose homes are threatened.
Anyone who's been around feral animals and who have been paying attention has noticed we have a problem, and believe it or not, that means anyone who has just been paying attention, because we are all surrounded by feral animals whether we notice them or not.
There are a lot of slants applied to the meaning of this long weekend.
It seems to have been the summer for wild animal attacks around our nation, and that should come as no great surprise, actually, because we continue to encroach on wildlife habitat.
So close, already.
It's one of the great things about the free enterprise system.
According to the Associated Press, Hutchinson will turn darker this Christmas season. And that should come as good news to Great Bend, right?
For those who aren't aware of it, this region has a connection with one of our oldest military units.
It's likely that you have never heard of what could be the next mega-business, but there's a good chance you soon will.
It's good news and bad news, like a lot that is going on right now, because we simply do not have the foresight and leadership to stick with a plan that is building good news.
Out here on the Great Plains, you have to use the calendar to set the season.
As much as it might stick in our gullets, or cause our tongues to cleave to the roofs of our mouths, we all should be agreeing with ... man, can we even say this? ... with Los Angeles.
The tenor of the coming year-long combat for the presidency has been seen already on the campaign trail, and Burt Cohen has shown himself to be a poster boy for the lack of taste that will be evident in a knock-down, drag-out that is going to get old real fast.
Sometimes you can't really tell whether a public project is worth the tax dollars that will be expended upon it.
The City of Great Bend continues to take positive steps to encourage housing development.
Kansas House Bill 2210 is frightening.
With all of our minds still thawing out after the recent winter storms, it may be tough to ponder the upcoming severe weather season. But, it will soon be upon us.
Tornado sirens will be tested throughout the state, including Barton County, next Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
Larned's High's Kaiden Reed is his school's lone representative at the Class 4A state wrestling championship at Salina. Reed drew a defending state champion in his first match.
The Topeka Capital Journal broke a story on Feb. 22, 2014 about U.S. Senate candidate Milton Wolf who is running against U.S. Senator Pat Roberts.
It was the Great Bend business community's opportunity to shine Saturday night. The forum was the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet.
Blame it on the geese choking the lake, lawn-care chemical run-off from nearby homes or shear age, but Veterans Memorial Lake has a serious problem with toxic blue-green algae. This has made the popular recreational area murky for years, and the solution to the issue remains just as clouded.
Watching for the latest bills in the Kansas Legislature is as entertaining as a reality TV show – think "Duck Dynasty." You just never know what will happen next.
The golden belt area has received an abundance of snow this year. Our crops this summer will appreciate the water that is soaking in the ground now.
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