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A little ‘dab’ will do ya

We have a potentially divisive legislative session facing us. We have the inauguration of a new president following contentious primary and general elections.

January 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Teaching service

One item on next Monday's Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting agenda is to approve the fifth annual Community Service Day at Great Bend High School.

January 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


The pity party's over

It's about time Kansas calls it quits on this ongoing pity party it's been indulging in for some time now.

January 05, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Shift happens

The Kansas Legislature opens what could be a tumultuous 2017 session next Monday.

January 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Be it resolved

We just emerged from a loud, obnoxious presidential campaign and will soon face another divisive Kansas legislative session. There are voices all around us screaming to be scared of our neighbors and fearful of the future.

December 31, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Our version of ‘Christmas Vacation’

Are you prepared for the next glutto-rama?

December 30, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Viewpoint


A league of their own

The Barton County Commission's recent decision not to renew its membership in the League of Kansas Municipalities saved the county $1,200 in dues. Let's hope it doesn't cost more than that in lost information.

December 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


A painful trip down memory lane

Fourth-and-1.

December 29, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Merry Christmas

As Dec. 25 approaches, many in the Golden Belt are celebrating Christmas. Others may be celebrating Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, or nothing in particular.

December 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Lack of forgiveness creating communication barriers

Some of Great Bend's city council members lack a filter. This lack was on display Monday night at the Great Bend City Council meeting following the reading of an apology by Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems. He apologized for stating conclusions about the 2017 budget to his board at a meeting covered by the Great Bend Tribune, which were based on incorrect information.

December 22, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Just relax

A report from Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business a couple years back told us Americans are less happy with the customer service we receive. With many of us headed to shopping centers and malls to wrap up Christmas shopping, we may become keenly aware of this trend.

December 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Get vaccinated

Winter arrives Wednesday and the flu season has certainly started to heat up, local and state health officials say. So, the Barton County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment urge all Kansans to get a flu vaccine.

December 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


There is a spirit of Christmas

There is an unfortunate commercial airing now for some cable or satellite television company.

December 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


You get what you pay for

It's about that time when the tax bill arrives. This year, many property owners in the county will not be pleased to see the amount due higher than last year this time. Let's take a moment to consider what we're getting for our money.

December 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Give what you can

It was nice to see that the Golden Belt Community Foundation's Giving Tuesday held Nov. 29 went well. The foundation raised over $200,000 to benefit the myriad charitable funds that the organization oversees.

December 12, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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Make a difference

There is a lot of talk of making America great again. But, despite all the rhetoric, we all know all politics is local.

January 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Now, live from the Washington

Thursday was the anniversary of the first televised presidential news conference. The grainy black-and-white broadcast aired Jan. 19, 1955, featuring President Dwight D. Eisenhower who ...

January 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Icy Sidewalks

When Great Bend merchants hold their annual Icy Sidewalk Sale in January, they always hope the sidewalks aren't really icy. We've had some ...

January 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


A changing of the guard

Barton County Commissioner Homer Kruckenberg stated it very well Monday morning when he addressed fellow commissioners. "We have had some rough times here lately," he ...

January 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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