A little over a week ago, there was a Special Olympics Kansas regional basketball tournament in Plainville. Participating were a handful of teams from the vast northwestern part of the state, including teams from the Barton County Storm.
The Kansas Department of Transportation wants your opinions as it and a team of consultants develop a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for the Kansas Byways System. They are seeking ways to make each of the state's 11 scenic and historic byways more friendly to people experiencing them on foot and by bicycle.
At its meeting Monday night, the Great Bend City Council considered a resolution to ask voters in the upcoming April election if they want to continue the one half-cent city sales tax. The tax first approved by constituents in 2000, will sunset as of April 1, 2015.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and his administration has made political hay by downsizing government, consolidating agencies and other tactics to make the state run more efficiently and save money. It seems, however, that these tactics are merely parlor games – slight-of-hand tricks to take the public's eyes off of what is really being done.
High school seniors owe it to themselves to sign up for the annual Barton Community College Senior Day on Feb. 8 – even if they already have plans to attend another college – or no college – after graduation.