We have recession and depression.
Some ideas seem good when you first hear them, but they lose their gloss upon more sober consideration.
Like the gift of a dusting of snow right before Christmas, the story this week about a dachshund rescue wasn't in competition with the presidential race, or the economy or the treason trial as top news story.
It took them a while to get to the point, but the Great Bend City Council kept at it Monday night - despite the impending severe weather threat - to accomplish what was in the best interest of city employees.
This week the Barton County Commissioners approved plans to offer pins and other items to show appreciation for the work that county staffers do, and when that is being considered in a vacuum it may not seem all that important.
Man, that's scary!
If you want to get American women of "a certain age" mad at you, just suggest to them that the movie "Pretty Woman" is not appropriate, and that the prostitute-turned-wife fairy tale glamorizes a form of slavery.
There are all sorts of hackneyed references you could fall prey to.
When you went to school years ago, all of the male teachers, even the coaches, unless they were actually out in the field, wore a shirt and tie.
We hear about it every year, the people who get upset with the rules on a passenger jet and act like a jackass at 30,000 feet and 500 mph.
Earlier this year, a Barton County Health Department worker who has helped increase the rate of children's immunization protection in Barton County was recognized by the Barton County Commission as the recipient of an Employee Recognition. WIC Clerk Pamela Luna was active in the Kansas Immunization Dare To Be A Champion and through her efforts, the county saw an increase in immunization rates from 76 to 80 percent, according to information from the Health Department.
Great Bend City Council members' support for a coming outdoors event was a good decision, and it also helped to show it takes more than just your run-of-the-mill conventions to make a community a success.
It's very easy these days to find a pathetic story and tsk,tsk over the miscreants involved.
Many of us can remember the ad campaigns from Colt firearms.
As today's cartoons attempt to urge, it's really NOT all about the shopping.
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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