This week there were two pieces of news that should have acted as wake-up calls for Americans who are complacent about the state of public health around the world.
District Judge Franklin R. Theis is what we call a judge out here in the real world.
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.
Sen. Jerry Moran often talks about his "common sense" solutions, but they aren't always an easy sell in Congress. On Wednesday, the Senate rejected an amendment sponsored by Moran that would have removed the lesser prairie chicken from the federal government's threatened species list.
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.
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