Just when you thought it was safe to get through another winter, just when we were all pleased that this weekend's warm weather had thawed the last of the ice from the last storm ...
Several years ago, radio commentator Paul Harvey wrote a column about a vandal he'd known.
A burglar in Byram, Miss. wound up on the fighting side of Cindy Davis the other day, and he was sorry he'd done so when the baby sitter got done brooming his behind.
For those who are, or even are NOT, fans of the presidency of Ronald Reagan, there may have been some trepidation when it was announced that one of the themes in a new book by Reagan's son involved the suggestion that the "great communicator" was suffering from Alzheimer's while he was still president.
If you grew up in America in the '50s, '60s, '70s and even later, you'd have been sentenced by your peers to an eternity of playing Barbie with your sister if you didn't know and admire Stan Lee.
Nobody wants to just drop this whole thing in our new governor's lap. OK. That's probably not accurate. There are undoubtedly lots of people who'd just as soon do that very thing, but it would not be fair for us to blame Gov. Brownback for the enormous tax drain that has become the Kansas Statehouse. And now the boondoggle is getting worse and it's bad enough that it will certainly fall to him and his ...
• In Jefferson County, the sheriff's office is looking into the second major theft of copper wire in a couple of months.
The Tribune is providing some suggestions about keeping safe in winter disasters this week. Not because this storm qualifies as a "disaster."
There's a week and a half left to get involved in local government and the price is right, too.
State and local officials around Kansas are concerned about our kids boozing. Sadly, many of the adults they look to as examples aren't so picky. They turn on the tube or go to the movies or just walk around their home community and learn over and over again that the way to have a good time is to get plastered. Part of the society may give lip service to sobriety, but it isn't working, as ...
Gardening isn't for every body. To be honest, gardening is hard work. You have to prepare the ground, create a good seed bed, plant, weed, water, weed some more, and, finally if you do everything right, you get a harvest - unless when you don't, of course. That's right. Some years, even when you do everything right, when you do all the work you are supposed to, you still don't get a harvest and through ...
The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and ...
The Associated Press brief said it all. It was just a cutline, really, referring to a series of striking, moving photos of a genuine American hero. "Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, first living Medal of Honor recipient for service in Iraq or Afghanistan and the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War, salutes during the National Anthem before an NFL football game between New England Patriots and Chicago Bears in Chicago. ...
Over a quarter of a million people reported to the federal government last month that they were newly out of work.
The definition of insanity is, doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome.
Nelson Mandela spent nearly seven decades fighting for freedom and equality in South Africa as he stood up against the institutionalized racist white-led apartheid rule. He started with peaceful resistance in the 1950s, but eventually joined the armed struggle, his participation in which landed him in prison on the infamous Robben Island. He spent 27 years there before being released and seeing his dream of a black-ruled South Africa come true, rising to power as ...
A while back the League of Women Voters asked Great Bend City Attorney Robert Suelter to discuss the three-mile zone around the city limits, which has been overseen by the city since 2000. The area has a mix of agricultural, industrial and residential uses.
A man's life is over and the more we hear about it, the worse it sounds.
The U.S. Supreme court refused Monday to hear a case by Amazon and Overstock.com challenging the state of New York's ability to collect sales tax on items sold online. Good for them - and especially to do so on Cyber Monday.
A record 141 million people were expected to shop in stores and online over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend that ended Sunday, up from last year's 137 million, according to the results of a survey of nearly 4,500 shoppers conducted for The National Retail Federation.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be a boom to the economy, but there are efforts that are good for the soul.
You'd think people would be happy with the rise of ethanol, a renewable energy source, taking the place of some oil, which is non-renewable. By creating another market for corn farmers, it should be a win-win.
Thanksgiving Holiday is traditionally a time to give thanks for bountiful blessings, food and family.
Last week, two guys from Norway dropped into an area business. They said they had traveled all the way to Barton County specifically to hunt at Cheyenne Bottoms.
Kansans and other Midwesterners have much to be thankful for come Thanksgiving. They are blessed with gas prices that are among the lowest in the country and an economy that fared better than that in other parts of the nation.
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