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.
Science fiction author Ray Bradbury, who died this week at age 91, is best known for his book "Fahrenheit 451," a tale of a 24th-century dystopia where books are outlawed and the job of firefighters is to burn any copies that turn up. The title refers to the temperature at which paper will supposedly ignite.
Over Memorial Day, a 3-year-old boy who wouldn't let anybody buckle his seat belt was ordered off of an Alaska Airlines flight.
Iola student Clara Wicoff and her family will soon be flying to Washington, D.C., for the National Spelling Bee. Wicoff, who just completed the eighth grade, is the champion of the Great Bend Tribune's 2012 Sunflower Spelling Bee, held March 17 at Barton Community College.
In the fictional town of Pawnee, Ind., home of the NBC television series "Parks and Recreation," the town slogans can be a hoot. One sign reads, "Welcome to Pawnee: It's safe to be here now."
On Saturday night, the Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) held its annual Conservation Awards banquet at Barton Community College.
Who doesn't like to see Kansas ranking near the top of a positive poll? This week we learned that Kansas is ranked the No. 4 Most Emotionally Recharged state for 2015, according to the Lantern Emotional Balance Index.
The Great Bend Municipal Airport is an important piece of our community's history. Dating back to World War II, it was constructed in the early 1940s as an Army Air Force Base to train Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber crews.
There will be a general election in Barton County come April 7. On the ballot will be several school board, mayoral and city council positions, as well as openings on the Barton Community College and Ellinwood District Hospital boards.
Sen. Mitch Holmes, R-St. John, recently told constituents that the Legislature hasn't given up on the idea of doing away with April elections. The idea is to add city and school board races to November ballots and perhaps boost election turnout. There has also been talk of making them partisan races.
Before a nice-sized audience in the main Barton County District Court courtroom Monday morning, new Barton County Commissioner Alicia Straub was sworn in by District Judge Steve Johnson.
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