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People in 1923 thought there would be no ugly people in 2023

Anyone can look back 10 years to see trends and predictions for what 2023 would be like. It takes someone with vision, however, to dig through old newspapers to find out what people in 1923 thought the world would look like today. Paul Fairie, an instructor and researcher with the University of Calgary, did the [...]

By |2023-01-06T08:58:10-06:00January 6th, 2023|Fence Post|Comments Off on People in 1923 thought there would be no ugly people in 2023

Interview: Jingle Bell Rock 2022 winners

The hunt ended this morning for the G. Thomas Jewelers/Godfrey's Ranges and Tactical Supply Jingle Bell Rock! Lauren and Keenan found the Rock along the Western Heritage Trail in the Rocky Ford Area (Find the clue breakdown here)! Corey had them on the Morning Buzz after they came in to discuss their search and how [...]

By |2022-12-21T11:53:37-06:00December 21st, 2022|Fence Post, On Demand|Comments Off on Interview: Jingle Bell Rock 2022 winners

Your Christmas decorations could burn your house down

How's that for a click bait title? Selective InsuranceĀ announced the results of a recent study that showed 97 percent of people who decorate for Christmas have at least one fire hazard. "I'm not trying to be Scrooge, but our research shows that most U.S. residents need to better understand and practice smart fire safety precautions [...]

By |2022-12-16T08:39:58-06:00December 16th, 2022|Fence Post|Comments Off on Your Christmas decorations could burn your house down

Big 12 trophy taking tour of Kansas

This feels appropriate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5LlkvWexvA K-State is taking the Big 12 trophy won by the Wildcats Dec. 3 with the 31-28 OVERTIME win over TCU in the Big 12 Championship on a 19-stop tour of Kansas. "We can't thank our fans enough," head coach Chris Klieman said in a press release. "Our crowds were electric all [...]

By |2022-12-15T09:24:14-06:00December 15th, 2022|Fence Post|Comments Off on Big 12 trophy taking tour of Kansas

Mom’s over-the-top Christmas plans go viral

There are families that like to be organized when it comes to the holidays. Dinner at a certain time, followed by gifts and church. Or flipped around. A guy on Twitter, however, shared his mother's Christmas itinerary and hoo boy. It is...intense. And almost entirely based off food. https://twitter.com/kmelkhat/status/1602321167939141637 I agree with Khalid, here. I [...]

By |2022-12-15T08:58:14-06:00December 15th, 2022|Fence Post|Comments Off on Mom’s over-the-top Christmas plans go viral

The “12 Days of Christmas” would cost over $45,000 this year

Like everything else in 2022, the 12 Days of Christmas have seen inflation raise in price. According to PNC Banks, who does an annual study on the cost of this ridiculous Christmas song, it would cost $45,523 to buy every item on the list. Once, that is. If you run though everything multiple times like [...]

By |2022-12-13T09:59:20-06:00December 13th, 2022|Fence Post|Comments Off on The “12 Days of Christmas” would cost over $45,000 this year

Hot chocolate hacks for National Hot Cocoa Day

This is, once again, one of those "National ____ Day" things I can get behind. Because it's food related. First things first: apparently there is a difference between hot chocolate and hot cocoa. Hot chocolate is known as drinking chocolate and is made from semi- or bittersweet chocolate, with added extras thrown in. Hot cocoa [...]

By |2022-12-13T09:01:24-06:00December 13th, 2022|Fence Post|Comments Off on Hot chocolate hacks for National Hot Cocoa Day

Holidays get in full swing with Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade

The holidays in Manhattan wouldn't be complete without the 21st annual Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade! Every entry in the parade will have lights of some sort on their float/vehicle/dog. It's quite the spectacle that will happen tonight starting at 5:30 p.m. The parade route is a little different this year, as the construction [...]

By |2022-12-02T09:58:15-06:00December 2nd, 2022|Fence Post|Comments Off on Holidays get in full swing with Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade

Underrated Christmas gifts include phone chargers, sheets, pajamas

'Tis the season to try and figure out what to get for Cousin Abby, who you only see exactly one time of year. When in doubt, Reddit has a thread of what users are calling "underrated Christmas gifts," meaning stuff that isn't the sexiest gift, but the person receiving it may just love it. Extra [...]

By |2022-12-02T09:36:46-06:00December 2nd, 2022|Fence Post|Comments Off on Underrated Christmas gifts include phone chargers, sheets, pajamas

Sign this petition to honor Loretta Lynn

A petition is making the rounds, started by a fan but then picked up by the family of the legendary Loretta Lynn, to name a state park in Kentucky after the Coal Miner's Daughter. The petition, started by Carla Engle (respect where it's due), would rename Paintsville Lake State park to Loretta Lynn State Park. [...]

By |2022-11-30T09:33:17-06:00November 30th, 2022|Fence Post|Comments Off on Sign this petition to honor Loretta Lynn
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