Here's what we know as of the moment ...
An incident going on in California - surprise! - has turned into a near-perfect example of what many anti-statists believe is wrong with America.
Hey, knock yourselves out.
It was in a student chapel sermon that a young student was exposed to a philosophy that would move a nation, that, in our better moments, moves us still.
They aren't trying to stop a war.
Oh for Pete's sake!
Unless the weather forecasts were completely wrong - and what is the chance that could ever happen? - you are dealing with cold weather outside as you read this. In fact there are chances that Kansas will get its first snow of the season today, and pretty much the whole state is seeing sub-freezing temperatures over the next couple of days.
Many of us may have marveled at the "freak" snow storm that his the northeastern part of the country this past weekend, and we might have been complacent, had we forgotten that it wasn't all that many years ago that Great Bend had to cancel trick-or-treating due to our own Halloween blizzard.
You know how it is.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the holidays - along comes Halloween and the news that it's not safe.
Good for Lawrence.
"I guess this is just another lost cause, Mr. Paine.
"Adoni-Bezek said, 'Seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off have picked up scraps under my table. Now God has paid me back for what I did to them.' They brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there." - Judges 1
To a great extent, it's been another of those years when Hollywood followed our sad, cultural direction towards victimization and darkness and away from creativity and entertainment.
With the complicity of the TV talking heads, the current administration continues to be shored up. We are supposed to just look the other way over the worst financial condition since the one we solved by diving into World War II. We are supposed to play like the scandal involving the current administration and the deaths of law enforcement officers on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border never happened. And we are to pretend that Vice President Joe Biden is a senior statesman.
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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