This is Kansas, and for the most part, it is still a state of rural communities, a place where you would expect that people could trust each other, but you would not always be right.
You can't find it around here, but there is a national food chain, Chik-fil-a, that has a hilarious ad campaign in which cows hold up crude signs that read: "Eat more chikin!"
Here's a hint:
Gary Sinise is one of those celebrities you don't hear about all that much when he's off the screen.
Coquies have become established in Hawaii.
Carroll Baker, Walter Brennan, Lee J. Cobb ...
When you don't believe in anything, you will fall for everything.
Things are not looking any better in the continuing threat to our way of life that begins with some of the smaller American workers.
The suggestion is clear.
We've just passed the phase of the year when people pick up "A Christmas Carol," if they bother to read the book at all.
The definition of insanity is, doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome.
OK, let's get this straight.
It's winter, so you wouldn't expect there to be much garage sale traffic these days.
As we head towards a new year, as the holidays slip by, as we face another dreary winter ahead, it's not a bad time to suggest that we get what we pay for.
The possibility that the State of Kansas could rob highway project funds to solve the state's fiscal crisis has come up at recent Barton County Commission meetings. Local officials are worried about work that is promised to the area but that now may be delayed if not cancelled.
Barton Community College officials voted on bids as quickly as they could, but there was no way to rebuild the dining hall at BCC's Camp Aldrcih before June 1, 2015. So, the popular venue for weddings, camps and other business or social gatherings will remain closed for another summer, due to the fire that destroyed the dining hall last April.
The political polls that indicated that Gov. Sam Brownback would surely lose and U.S. Senator Pat Roberts re-election campaign was in trouble proved to be a joke.
On Friday, Great Bend Street Department personnel began installing bicycle awareness signs along what will become the city's first bike route. It follows 19th Street west to McKinley and McKinley south to the Sports Complex.
It was kind of exciting to post "I survived the Kansas earthquake of Nov. 12, 2014," on Facebook and Twitter, but it turns out earthquakes are becoming rather common in the Wheat State.
Find a trash can for that empty bottle.
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