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It is time to move forward

Well, the 2017 election is over and we await the final vote count which should be sometime next week.

November 08, 2017 | Mary Hoisington | Columnists


Tribune Publisher Bob Werner remembered

Last week we learned of the passing of Robert "Bob" Werner. For those of you who don't remember, Bob began his career with the Great Bend Tribune in 1961 selling advertising. About 10 years later he took over the helm at the Tribune as publisher where he led our organization until his retirement in 1996.

October 27, 2017 | Mary Hoisington | Columnists


Transparency key to keep government honest

Monday's City Council meeting gave me pause to consider how much power and trust we place in the hands of our government, not just locally but at all levels.

June 07, 2017 | Mary Hoisington | Viewpoint


It’s all a matter of trust

Trust, it's a simple word full of confidence.

February 22, 2016 | Mary Hoisington | Columnists


Let the light in

How does one balance the need to protect an ongoing investigation with the right of the public to know what's happening?

December 12, 2015 | Mary Hoisington | Viewpoint


A bad rule

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently proposed a large increase in the minimum salary threshold for the "white-collar" overtime exemptions (executive, professional and administrative employees).

August 25, 2015 | Mary Hoisington | Viewpoint


Facing the Music

My mother's birthday is New Year's Day. This year, Matt decided it would be fun to take her, my father and our family, to Molly B and the Squeezebox Band which were performing at the Rose Garden Hall in Hays. Knowing full well that Molly B is second only to Anacani and Lawrence Welk in my husband's mind, I rolled my eyes wondering if the offer was self-serving or a genuine heartfelt gesture. However, as I know my German-Catholic mother from Liebenthal loves polka music, I conceded that it was a great idea.

January 06, 2015 | Mary Hoisington | Columnists


Time for a change?

This week's meeting of the Barton County Commission has provided much to think about. Listening to the county administrator, ABBB auditors and the county's software provider elaborate on the reconciliation and record keeping issues in the Treasurer's Office was nauseating.

May 27, 2014 | Mary Hoisington | Viewpoint


Reaching a major milestone in week 10

This week I passed a major milestone. You may remember me mentioning a couple months back about the big plateau.

January 15, 2014 | Mary Hoisington | Healthy Living


Bread-friendly Paleo recipes exist

One of the questions I get regularly asked about my Paleo diet is how I can survive in America's bread basket without bread. This actually has been kind of a challenge for me, but not because I miss the taste of bread.

January 07, 2014 | Mary Hoisington | Healthy Living


Dang it, Jim!

The Friday before Christmas we had a "treat your coworker day" - basically a food sharing day. I expected a lavish spread of sweets, to which I was prepared to avoid. I, of course, brought Paleo alternatives - good but not sweet.

December 31, 2013 | Mary Hoisington | Healthy Living


Thanks for sharing this experience

Dang it, Jim!

December 31, 2013 | Mary Hoisington | Lifestyle


Adding back dairy to Paleo diet

After my first month of Paleo, I decided to add back some dairy products. Now, before anyone gets too excited, that means hard cheese, butter and cream. It also still means that when mixed with non-Paleo ingredients, they are still on the banned list, so, no ice cream. Of course, after this cold snap, who is really in the mood for that? But, I wonder if I can figure out a way to make Paleo powdered sugar ... I could go really go for a maple-walnut truffle.

December 11, 2013 | Mary Hoisington | Healthy Living


Avoiding temptation takes planning

We have officially entered into the holiday season. You know, that time of year where every other day someone brings in a big tray of cookies or candy. Or they bring in that dessert they want to make a trial run at before the big party. Not only that, but you find yourself shopping during meal time and need a little pick me up to tide you over until you can eat a healthy dinner at home.

December 05, 2013 | Mary Hoisington | Healthy Living


Paleo diet continues shedding the pounds

Well, another week has gone by and so has another two pounds via Paleo. I guess losing two pounds in a week is good, but it is still hard to be patient. I know didn't get where I am today in a month, so I shouldn't be surprised if it takes a little time to get where I need to be.

November 20, 2013 | Mary Hoisington | Healthy Living


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