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Life sentence

Sidney Gleason was in the news again this week. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected his latest appeal of his death penalty sentence.

October 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Family by choice: Camp Hope

When Camp Hope got its start in 1983, there was nothing like it in the United States: A camp for children with cancer.

September 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Flying high

The 2017 Fly Kansas Air Tour gets underway Thursday morning in Wellington. Great Bend Municipal Airport isn't one of the stops on the three-day tour, but that doesn't mean good things aren't happening here.

September 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Literacy push

If you're reading this, you've probably read a book or two. Perhaps you've read the top stories in today's newspaper or read about how your team is faring (Go Chiefs!). Speaking of newspapers, George Burns famously said, "I get up every morning and read the obituary column. If my name's not there, I eat breakfast."

September 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Replay error costs K-State Wildcats

Sometimes an official makes a mistake.

September 20, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Maple Street

In the classic Twilight Zone episode, "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street," (1960) the neighbors on "Maple Street U.S.A.," in an idyllic American town, suddenly encounter unexplainable events and conclude they are the result of an alien invasion. (In a later remake, "The Monsters are on Maple Street," (2003) they suspect there has been a terrorist attack.) In the end, the neighbors turn on each other and innocent blood is shed. Even though they weren't exactly wrong about the aliens/terrorists, the real damage came from within.

September 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


A Woman's View

When I consider that our parents passed away about 17 years ago, I tend to think that it was not so long ago.

September 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Viewpoint


Natural Disaster

Hurricane Harvey was a natural disaster, but the damage it has caused was made worse by climate change, some of which can certainly be attributed to human activity.

September 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Attend a school program

For everything, there is a season.

September 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Attend a school program

For everything, there is a season.

September 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A chance to honor our work ethic

Like so many holidays, the true message and meaning of Labor Day has gotten lost in commercial hype.

September 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Hold that hearing

It would be a mistake for the Great Bend City Council to reinstate Clifton Couch as chief of police without first conducting the appeal hearing he is entitled to. That hearing needs to take place as soon as possible.

August 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Is the train is leaving the station

On Saturday, Congressman Roger Marshall listened as college students shared stories about lives saved by the federal government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) when he stopped at Haven, the last on his Farm Bill listening tour. They asked him if, after hearing these stories, he would have compassion for those in need and support funding for the program in the 2018 Farm Bill. Marshall agreed there is no question the need is there, but rather than a hand-out, he'd like to pave the way for jobs so fewer people need SNAP. Moments later, another attendee at his listening ...

August 30, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


A prayer for tolerance

"I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it."

August 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


One Side

Not every Donald Trump supporter is a racist; they don't all think white supremacists and neo-Nazis and KKK members are united with "fine people" just trying to preserve our "beautiful statues and monuments."

August 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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A nice gesture

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., introduced last week a resolution "condemning the brutal and senseless attack at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nev., honoring ...

October 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Snyder’s tenure nears finish line

It's truly sad when your favorite legendary heroes finish their careers.

October 20, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Reality U

This week eighth graders at Great Bend Middle School were sent to Reality U, thanks to many local volunteers and the support of the United ...

October 19, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Don’t hold our kids hostage

It is said that all politics is local, and nothing could be more accurate than with the Congressional delay in reauthorizing the Children's Health ...

October 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Good Scouting

The announcement that Boy Scouts of America will allow girls to become Cub Scouts and eventually earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout is good ...

October 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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