Great Bend teachers are already back at school, and next Wednesday most of the students will be, too.
The Internet has grown exponentially before our very eyes. It is hard to believe that wide-spread usage only began 17-18 years ago and even harder to believe that we could function without it.
While many states and countries have abolished capital punishment, some crimes are so heinous that death seems the only appropriate sentence.
A visual gag being forwarded on the Internet shows a bottle cap as the "new Kansas rain gauge." Wednesday night's downpour of less than two-tenths of an inch won't stop the cyber commentaries and won't change the news that across the nation, this year's drought is being called the worst since the Dust Bowl days in the Depression.
Human beings are capable of both great evil and great good. This country recently had an example of the evil humans are capable of with the shootings in Aurora, Colo.
Barton County's primary election is less than three weeks away.
It is extremely important to immunize children. Diseases that once were practically eradicated have been making a comeback.
The job title "Cowboy" conjures images of riding range and roping dogies, but real life cowboys in the 21st Century have a lot more to do than wander over yonder and gaze at the moon. Working knowledge of animal science, including animal nutrition, safety precautions and more is required. A cowboy may still ride a horse, but may also need to be able to download information into a computer.
Most Kansans have driven past farms and seen signs like the one that reads, "One Kansas farmer feeds more than 128 people, and you." Now, thanks to a viral video by three Kansas brothers, the entire world may see that sign.
This began as a "viewpoint" asking everyone to be cautious when shooting fireworks, but there's a chance we don't be shooting them at all this Fourth of July.
English teacher David McCullugh Jr., who gave a commencement speech at Wellesly High School this May, struck a chord with the nation when he spoke to the graduates in a humourous way, telling them the truth – they weren't special.
The revival of prime time TV soap opera "Dallas" brings to mind a local oilman, the late Danny Biggs.
Immigration is a good thing for the U.S. It keeps our population growing and culturally diverse. Women are generally valued for their contributions.
This week, a local firm lost a sale to Great Bend USD 428 when the school district went with a lower bidder.
We all know that when a child is born, perhaps 80 years later that baby, hopefully after a full and happy life, will pass from this life.
It's an issue that is an all to common part of Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips' bi-weekly departmental update to the County Commission. Amongst the other activities is often listed the effort involved in replacing signs, particularly stop signs, destroyed by vandals.
According to the Associated Press, the Kansas Supreme Court has sent a lawsuit attempting to force Democrats to name a new U.S. Senate nominee for the November ballot to a district court.
The National Football League and its Commissioner Roger Goodell have been embroiled in a seething controversy since Sept. 8, when a video was released showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice slugging his then-fiancée in an elevator.
September is Farm Safety Month and this upcoming week is Farm Safety and Health Week. The observance is a program of the National Safety Council's National Education Center for Agricultural Safety.
The Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS) was established by the Legislature in 2006, but like many good programs it is not well known to the general public.
"They are electronic, alternative smoking devices that simulate the sensation of smoking. They do not expose the user, or others close by, to harmful levels of cancer-causing agents and other dangerous chemicals normally associated with traditional tobacco products."
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