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Category: Goodland’s Treasures


The tooth is the hardest part of the body, but that doesn’t mean it is impenetrable.  Cavities can form even in the best cared for mouth.   Cavities form when the enamel covering the tooth becomes covered with plaque.  The plaque builds up and secretes acid.  This acid will eventually create a hole in the tooth, or cavity. Read more…


Remember back to elementary school days and the fascinating objects the teacher used to help you learn.  It might have been the roll down maps on the blackboard, the globe or a galaxy planetary system.  The object featured today is a galaxy planetary system from 1881 built by the Thomas Kane & Company.


In honor of Memorial Day next Monday we have chosen an object related to the brave men and women who serve our country.  Have you ever driven down a street and saw a flag hanging from the window with a blue or gold star on it?  These flags are called Service Flags and are an official banner Read more…


Have you ever sat on your sunglasses and when you put them on they are lopsided and do not fit right anymore?  Now imagine that pair was your eyeglasses.   In order to fix your glasses your optometrist might use a frame warmer.


Have you ever had so many things in your wallet that it just won’t close right anymore?  Your wallet has become so full it’s ready to explode?  The good news is that there’s a solution to your problem!  All you need is a money clip!  A money clip holds your money with a clasp that is small Read more…


Have you ever sat for too long and when you get up you’re stiff?  Ever thought “if only I had some oil to lubricate my joints?” like the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz?  Of course you’d need an oil can to apply directly to the troublesome spot.  A long spout oil can might be just Read more…


During cold and flu season you see the signs up saying to wash your hands to prevent the spread of germs.  Did you know that during ancient times people believed that infection and disease were due to evil spirits or demons and were punishment for sin?  As time continued science made strides in the field of germs Read more…


You wake up in the morning and put some bread in the toaster.  You want to get the perfect toast and set the dial to your optimal setting.  You leave the toast for a minute to finish getting ready and when you get back your toast is done.  Luckily you did not have to wait and flip Read more…


You are at home or a restaurant and you cut into a roll.  Then you notice that there are crumbs on the tablecloth or table and brush them away.  Did you know that brushing crumbs away used to be a part of American dining during the Victorian Era?  Or that someone would come and do that for Read more…


This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Goodland Municipal Power Plant. Those 75 years of generation are quite a milestone for our community and for the professionals that have kept it in working order. The story of Goodland power production is particularly interesting given our reliance on electricity. Electric Power isn’t necessarily in our thoughts daily, Read more…