Such a tragedy, the drowning deaths of so many people this summer. Undoubtedly, they did not get up early on those summer morning and say "This will be my last day on earth." The events that happened in their lives were unexpected and perhaps some of them could have been prevented with proper precautions. We all know we should have life jackets for everyone readily available on a boat. We know that there should be ...
With Dems and Republicans seemingly at a stalemate in Washington, D.C., it's encouraging to see a bipartisan effort being proposed by Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), along with Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Angus King (I-Maine), and for something the country really needs. They have proposed the "21st Century Glass-Steagall Act," restoring some provisions that were stripped from the Banking Act of 1933 back in 1999.
Without blinking an eye, they put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe from Mother Nature, accidents and the bad guys out there. They are the first responders who jump into the breech with out questioning what is on the other side.
The final Great Bend City Band concert of the 2013 season will open at 8:15 Tuesday at the Crest. For anyone who hasn't taken the time yet to attend one of these performances, you don't know what you are missing.
If you haven't been to the Barton County Fair yet this week, time is running out. Exhibits were checked in Wednesday and Thursday. All of the food has been judged, along with the horticulture, clothing, quilts, photography, woodworking, rocketry, rabbits, poultry and crops. But there's still time, and the Barton County Fair is in full swing today, Saturday and Sunday. There's a carnival, concerts and free stage entertainment, commercial exhibits and a display by the ...
The feral pig problem has spread across the nation and could eventually result in higher prices for food for all consumers, including Kansans. Fortunately, none have been found in Barton County.
The latest installment of the Barton County Fair begins Wednesday. This is annual tradition provides a venue for youth and adults from across the county to show off their talents and be get a little pat on the back for their efforts. It is also a time for the community to come together for a week of family entertainment. But, above all of this, it is a chance to remember what makes us the well-grounded folks we are, built on a strong work ethic and a healthy foundation of common sense.
Memorial Parks Advisory Committee Chairman Larry Buczinski Monday morning gave an update to the Barton County Commission on the effort to build a veterans memorial at Golden Belt Memorial Park north of Great Bend.
Westboro Baptist Church is officially not a hate group, the Obamma Administration said this week.
July is a special month for many Americans. Most of us will eagerly take a break from our busy summer schedules to once again celebrate Independence Day. There will be much fanfare with fireworks, parades, picnics, and other patriotic events celebrating our country's independence from Great Britain in 1776. But when the festivities have ended, only a few will have reflected upon the true meaning of independence and the role it has played in shaping our nation's character.
Barton County residents are preparing to join Americans nationwide in celebrating the Fourth of July Thursday. It is a time to reflect on what it means to be a resident of the United States and feel a swelling pride in our country. There is nothing wrong with that, a Kansas State University researcher said.
Summer has arrived with a vengeance. Although temperatures are a little cooler this weekend than they have been recently, the dangers presented by heat remain. With that in mind, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management is urging everyone to monitor their local weather forecasts and offers some advise on beating the heat. • Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun; • Stay on the lowest floor out of the sunshine ...
The Supreme Court made the right decision in Adoptive Couple V. Baby Girl case on Tuesday when a girl, Veronica, who had been adopted did not have to be turned over to her birth father.
It was purely by journalistic happenstance that the Great Bend Tribune, and in turn, its readers know about the oil wells being proposed in the area of Cheyenne Bottoms. A source told a reporter about it, otherwise, the public would have never known.
If the Kansas Legislature passed a law ordering all doctors to tell women considering abortion that, "abortion is a sin," it's likely that Gov. Sam Brownback would sign it.
Pope Francis was named Time's Person of the Year. He is a good choice.
I'm always been fascinated by NFL football games played in wintry conditions.
It seems like a win-win situation.
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.
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