An incident going on in California - surprise! - has turned into a near-perfect example of what many anti-statists believe is wrong with America.
Hey, knock yourselves out.
It was in a student chapel sermon that a young student was exposed to a philosophy that would move a nation, that, in our better moments, moves us still.
They aren't trying to stop a war.
Oh for Pete's sake!
Unless the weather forecasts were completely wrong - and what is the chance that could ever happen? - you are dealing with cold weather outside as you read this. In fact there are chances that Kansas will get its first snow of the season today, and pretty much the whole state is seeing sub-freezing temperatures over the next couple of days.
Many of us may have marveled at the "freak" snow storm that his the northeastern part of the country this past weekend, and we might have been complacent, had we forgotten that it wasn't all that many years ago that Great Bend had to cancel trick-or-treating due to our own Halloween blizzard.
You know how it is.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the holidays - along comes Halloween and the news that it's not safe.
Good for Lawrence.
"I guess this is just another lost cause, Mr. Paine.
"Adoni-Bezek said, 'Seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off have picked up scraps under my table. Now God has paid me back for what I did to them.' They brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there." - Judges 1
To a great extent, it's been another of those years when Hollywood followed our sad, cultural direction towards victimization and darkness and away from creativity and entertainment.
With the complicity of the TV talking heads, the current administration continues to be shored up. We are supposed to just look the other way over the worst financial condition since the one we solved by diving into World War II. We are supposed to play like the scandal involving the current administration and the deaths of law enforcement officers on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border never happened. And we are to pretend that Vice President Joe Biden is a senior statesman.
Protest what ever you want, just don't break the law. And if you do break the law, take your arrest like a man and pay the consequences. If you don't want to pay the consequences, then don't break the law. But don't inconvenience the rest of us in the process.
In the Golden Belt recently, we've gone from warm to cold and from rain to snow, all in the matter of one day., We all know just what can be dished out by Mother Nature. But, as winter fades to spring, the area faces a different kind of weather threat – thunder storms and tornadoes.
"Where else can a dollar donated touch so many lives," said Rick Chochon, United Way of Central Kansas pacesetter co-chair and United Way Board member. He was addressed the UWCK's first-ever Pacesetter Luncheon Thursday afternoon. It was an opportunity to honor the top 15 payroll companies and other special award winners.
News that the Great Bend Public Library was spending more than $762,012.92 on a geothermal heating and air conditioning system shocked the city council members, who wrote the check earlier this month. It was probably out of frustration that city councilman Dana Dawson asked whether the library will even be needed in the future.
I admit it.
Delaying vaccines is a waste of time and could be dangerous to your children. And no, foreigners are not bringing most measles cases into the U.S.
The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting and banquet took place Saturday night. A full house at the Convention Center heard a about the strides made in the business community.
Why buckle up?
Recently, during Jeffrey Chapman's two-week trial on first-degree murder charges, the Great Bend Tribune showed photos of Chapman walking to the Barton County Courthouse in the presence of Barton County Sheriff's Officers. Because he was wearing modern constraints not visible to the naked eye, some people assumed he posed a flight risk and wondered what law enforcement officers were thinking.
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