In addition to voting for a president, Kansas voters will make a decision this election that could amend the state constitution. If it passes, it would be the first step in lowering the property tax paid by boat owners.
Most weeks the Great Bend Tribune reports on at least one fundraiser that involves food. We can mark our calendars by pancakes, spaghetti or homemade chicken-noodle soup. In the coming weeks we'll have several opportunities to sample some food specialties by local cooks. In so doing, we may actually be helping others.
Governor Sam Brownback has made another misstep in regards to the School Efficiency Task Force designed to find efficiencies in schools by not appointing any educators.
In the next week or so, many Great Bend children will have some homework and will need their parents to lend a hand with it. The Great Bend Fire Department will observe National Fire Prevention Week, which actually goes on for more than seven days. This year's theme is "Have two ways out," as in, everyone should know two (or more) ways out of their home. If a fire occurs, one way just might be ...
Due to the Great Recession, both individuals and governmental entities have had to make cuts and forgo without raises.
Forget about global warming. The biggest man-made problem facing Americans – that is, the biggest problem we can do something about – may be obesity. New predictions released by the Trust for America's Health on Tuesday suggest that in 39 states, more than 50 percent of the population will be obese by the year 2030. We're not talking about people who need to lose a few pounds so they can fit into clothes they wore ...
Millions have been served to children across the nation in varying stages of life, and they are an integral part of the nutrition of growing children.
The Wolf Creek nuclear power plant near Burlington got a bad report card Friday. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced that because an electrical short caused an unplanned shutdown last January, the plant will face increased federal oversight. There will be more inspections, which the plant operators will pay for. Increased oversight might have prevented the problem, which happened because electrical wires were improperly connected by electrical workers in April 2011. The safety status of ...
Reaganomics, supply-side economics, or voo doo economics as called by the first President George Bush didn't work in the 1980s and still doesn't work.
Once again Gov. Sam Brownback has opted out of a federal grant as a part of the Recreational Trails Program. Only two states have opted out, Kansas and Florida.
Another hot and dry year has us thinking about water – yours, mine and ours. We need it for crops and livestock; we need it to stay alive. We want it for recreation, and for pretty green lawns.
Shame on federal judge, Mark Wolf, in Boston who ordered the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide sex-change surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murdering his wife in 1990.
This month members of the American Federation of Musicians picketed the Screen Gem studios in Wilmington, N.C., where Marvel (a Walt Disney Co. subsidiary) is shooting "Iron Man 3."
The development of the Santa Fe Trail is a good idea. It passed through Barton and Pawnee County during the 1800s as a major wagon route to the west.
Police in Port St. Lucie, Fla., are looking for a "burglar" who stole a gun and knife from Mike Maisonneuve's unlocked car in his driveway. But the act sounds more like an intervention than a crime. Even the victim is treating it as a wake-up call, according to the story as reported by WPBF-TV.
Father's Day was founded in 1910 in Spokane, Wash., by Sonora Smart Dodd. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. After hearing a sermon about Jarvis' Mother's Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Despite support from President Woodrow Wilson, there was ...
The Military District of Washington issued a statement concerning Master Sgt. Nathan Sommers, a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Army Band.
Edward Snowden's "crime," was warning his fellow Americans about a secret spy program conducted by his own government.
The Common Core standards are being talked about a lot these days. The Common Core is simply a set of educational standards that are the same from state to state and are designed for students to be career ready when they graduate from high school. They are reasonable and make sense. The state legislature should let the state school board decide what is best for students.
Enjoy your tax cut, Kansans.
Breastfeeding is a normal and natural function and, since the beginning of time, has allowed human beings to get a good start on life. Not only are infants fed the healthiest milk designed for their bodies, they develop their first relationship.
This is my prayer for Jonah Turner.
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