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Cell phones should be outlawed while driving

e've all been driving down the highway and have seen a vehicle swerving wildly. Suddenly, we see a cell phone hanging out of the driver's ear-no more explanations needed.

May 30, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Opinion


A complex issue

The Great Bend City Council Monday night discussed the convention center, which it now owns, and the center's relationship with the adjacent and privately owned Highland Hotel

May 26, 2012 | Dale Hogg | Opinion


Remembrance

May 26, 2012 | | Opinion


A day to say thanks

For many, Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of Summer. Kids are out of school, swimming pools are open and grills across America are sizzling with burgers and hot dogs. Area lakes are choked with boaters and the shorelines are packed with folks ready to usher in the season and work on their tans.

May 26, 2012 | Dale Hogg | Opinion


Maybe Obama needs to AT&T oil producers

Being older means being able to remember the interesting things in life- John and Yoko, "Pet Sounds", and "Stairway to Heaven" along with sit ins, Kent State and life-size David Cassidy posters. It means remembering being able to drive a 1970 Impala with a small block engine that could single handedly take a out telephone pole with a barely visible dent and that 13 people could actually fit in one. (It was okay, I was the driver). The speedometer went up to 140 mph.

May 23, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Opinion


Time to take care

Five of the nine fire departments in Barton County have implemented burn restrictions in their jurisdictions, Barton County Communications Director Doug Hubbard told the County Commission Monday.

May 21, 2012 | Dale Hogg | Opinion


For everything, there is a season

Today, our youngest son graduates from Great Bend High School. This really didn't hit me until I walked into the laundry room and saw the black gown hanging there.

May 19, 2012 | Dale Hogg | Opinion


Good luck guys

When the Great Bend High School class of 2012 walks across the stage at GBHS's Memorial Stadium this afternoon and members of School Board hand them their diplomas, they will join and estimated 3.2 million other American high school seniors graduating this spring.

May 19, 2012 | Dale Hogg | Opinion


Editorial cartoon of the day

May 17, 2012 | | Opinion


Editorial cartoon of the day

May 14, 2012 | | Opinion


We are all salespeople

When Gov. Sam Brownback spoke to those gathered for a tourism conference recently at the Wetlands Education Center, he said Kansans are bad a promoting themselves and what the Sunflower State has to offer.

May 14, 2012 | Dale Hogg | Opinion


Editorial cartoon

May 10, 2012 | | Opinion


A bigger blip on the radar

For years now, economic development and convention and visitors bureau officials in Barton County have worked tirelessly to promote the Wildlife National Scenic Byway which winds for 77 miles from Cheyenne Bottoms in Barton County to Quivira Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County.

May 07, 2012 | Dale Hogg | Opinion


Fences work both ways

A growing segment of Great Bend's population observed a celebration Saturday, one dedicated to its culture. There was a parade, and traditional music, dancing and food.

May 05, 2012 | Dale Hogg | Opinion


A worthy centerpiece

Downtown Great Bend changed forever Saturday night, a change that will be seen in broad daylight as well as when the sun sets.

April 30, 2012 | Dale Hogg | Opinion


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Read to them

Community literacy program One District One Book is underway. On Friday, children in grades K-6 will each receive a copy of the award-winning children's ...

September 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Opinion


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