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Skies should be full over GB this weekend

The skies may be full this weekend, as the free Great Bend Municipal Airport Air Festival and Fly-In brings in a wide variety of historic and futuristic aircraft for the public to see and experience, according to Airport Manager Martin Miller.

September 17, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News


Here's what's in a name

Shakespeare was the one who raised the question: what's in a name?

September 17, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Cuba, si! Socialism, no!

Man, if only Stalin could have thought of the brainstorm that the Castros dreamed up in Cuba this week!

September 16, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


McKinney works to keep state treasurer post

Kansas Treasurer Dennis McKinney was making the rounds in Kansas, this week, on the campaign trail and he stopped in Great Bend in the process.

September 16, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News


Small sale brought in good money to the county

It may not have been one of the bigger auctions the county has hosted, still, Barton County and other agencies realized thousands of dollars in extra revenue from the effort last week, County Commissioner Kenny Schremmer told the rest of the commission this week.

September 15, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News


Judge deserves a pat on the back

America needs to let Wisconsin Judge Rudolph Randa know that we appreciate him, even if the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago doesn't.

September 15, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Plans for weekend air show still flying high

Coming down to the wire for this weekend's Great Bend Municipal Airport Air Festival and Fly-In, changes and adjustments are continuing to be made, according to Airport Manager Martin Miller.

September 15, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News


Commissioner for a Day program is a day late

Commissioner for a Day won't be coming to a day anytime soon, the majority of the Barton County Commission agreed this week.

September 15, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News


A scam's a scam

In Olathe, they are dealing with the extreme version of a scam that has, at the very least, caused some consternation for many Kansans.

September 14, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Hot stuff!

Three of Barton County's fire chiefs met with the Barton County Commission Monday to discuss the county's burn permit system and to encourage that the provisions continue to be carried out.

September 13, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News


County commission supports burning permits

Barton County Commissioners continue to support the county's burning permit program, and county fire chiefs, who met with the commissioners on Monday morning, stress that the system works better than what the county had previously.

September 13, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News


They're ready to kill for ratings

It was in "Show Biz Bugs," that Daffy Duck uttered one of his classic lines.

September 12, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We must address the attacks on peace

It may be difficult at first to see the connection between the ninth anniversary of the cowardly attack on America, back on Sept. 11, 2001, and a criminal threat case in Wellington - but the connection is there and it is real.

September 12, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


For the record

As can be expected, even in this day of electronic information - or, perhaps, especially in this day - keeping track of records is a continuous and vital part of keeping any business operating, and that includes the business that is Barton County.

September 11, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News


Rural road work moving ahead

Trees need to be cut out, ditches dug out, and drainage improved if a township road in South Homestead Township is to stay passable during bad weather, the Barton County Commission was told this week.

September 09, 2010 | Chuck Smith | News


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