Compromise is defined as a settlement of differences by mutual concession. Or a more common sense definition would be that compromise is when both parties walk away unhappy.
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.
Judging from the feedback on so-called social media, area residents are interested in plans for an 80-room Holiday Inn Express on 10th St. Our story received more than five dozen "likes" and about a dozen sarcastic wisecracks after it was posted Saturday.
On Sunday, the Great Bend Tribune ran a story about a new Holiday Inn Express that is coming to town. It will feature 80 rooms, modern decor, contemporary features and meeting rooms.
Everything old is new again. Well, sometimes.
Barton County Health Department Director Shelly Schneider was scheduled to speak at the Oct. 8 meeting of the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis, but had to cancel when a patient with the Ebola virus died in Texas. While Schneider sat in on a national preparedness teleconference with the White House and Centers for Disease Control, Melissa Hagerman, immunization nurse at the county health department, took her place at the Kiwanis meeting.
We Americans are blessed with an abundance of food. We take our food home from restaurants intending to eat those leftovers, and we really do intend to eat the lasagna from the previous night.
As we get down to the wire before the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election, campaign passions may flare. The Great Bend Tribune appreciates the willingness of those running for office and those supporting the candidates to adhere to the newspaper's letters to the editor policy.
In Kansas, we are in the midst of one of the most volatile election seasons in recent memory. We can't turn to a media outlet without reading, seeing or hearing some political ad.
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