Anyone who's been around feral animals and who have been paying attention has noticed we have a problem, and believe it or not, that means anyone who has just been paying attention, because we are all surrounded by feral animals whether we notice them or not.
There are a lot of slants applied to the meaning of this long weekend.
It seems to have been the summer for wild animal attacks around our nation, and that should come as no great surprise, actually, because we continue to encroach on wildlife habitat.
So close, already.
It's one of the great things about the free enterprise system.
According to the Associated Press, Hutchinson will turn darker this Christmas season. And that should come as good news to Great Bend, right?
For those who aren't aware of it, this region has a connection with one of our oldest military units.
It's likely that you have never heard of what could be the next mega-business, but there's a good chance you soon will.
It's good news and bad news, like a lot that is going on right now, because we simply do not have the foresight and leadership to stick with a plan that is building good news.
Out here on the Great Plains, you have to use the calendar to set the season.
As much as it might stick in our gullets, or cause our tongues to cleave to the roofs of our mouths, we all should be agreeing with ... man, can we even say this? ... with Los Angeles.
The tenor of the coming year-long combat for the presidency has been seen already on the campaign trail, and Burt Cohen has shown himself to be a poster boy for the lack of taste that will be evident in a knock-down, drag-out that is going to get old real fast.
Sometimes you can't really tell whether a public project is worth the tax dollars that will be expended upon it.
Send them to boot camp.
Judging from the feedback on so-called social media, area residents are interested in plans for an 80-room Holiday Inn Express on 10th St. Our story received more than five dozen "likes" and about a dozen sarcastic wisecracks after it was posted Saturday.
On Sunday, the Great Bend Tribune ran a story about a new Holiday Inn Express that is coming to town. It will feature 80 rooms, modern decor, contemporary features and meeting rooms.
Everything old is new again. Well, sometimes.
Barton County Health Department Director Shelly Schneider was scheduled to speak at the Oct. 8 meeting of the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis, but had to cancel when a patient with the Ebola virus died in Texas. While Schneider sat in on a national preparedness teleconference with the White House and Centers for Disease Control, Melissa Hagerman, immunization nurse at the county health department, took her place at the Kiwanis meeting.
We Americans are blessed with an abundance of food. We take our food home from restaurants intending to eat those leftovers, and we really do intend to eat the lasagna from the previous night.
As we get down to the wire before the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election, campaign passions may flare. The Great Bend Tribune appreciates the willingness of those running for office and those supporting the candidates to adhere to the newspaper's letters to the editor policy.
In Kansas, we are in the midst of one of the most volatile election seasons in recent memory. We can't turn to a media outlet without reading, seeing or hearing some political ad.
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