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Lest we forget

In 2014, an unidentified man walked into a fire station in Washington State and turned over a plastic bag containing an American flag. He claimed it was the same flag raised by firefighters over the smoking rubble of the World Trade Center following the horrific terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

September 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

EpiFail: Shame on Mylan

When immediate relief from an allergic reaction can be a matter of life or death, the EpiPen epinephrine injector can save the day. The user snaps the device sharply into his or her thigh and a needle injects a fast-acting remedy.

September 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Teach a kid to fish and...

With so much bad news being reported on the national news, the report today that the Great Bend Rotary Club has revived the Fishing and Wishing program was an especially nice lift. Not only does it signal that the efforts of the city to control the blue-green-algae problem of the past several years is working, it also provides a certain symbolism that the people of our city have positive feelings about sporting, our youth, and a lifestyle that makes Great Bend a great place to live.

September 07, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint

A vital lesson

Hundreds of Barton County fourth graders descended on the Ron and Debbie Koelsch farm west of Great Bend Wednesday. They were taking part in the annual Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Kids Ag Day.

September 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Be prepared

Whew! We dodged the spring storm season without many weather-related incidents. So, we are safe now, right?

September 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

What is Labor Day?

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

September 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Labor of Love

On Monday the nation will celebrate Labor Day, recognizing the contributions of everyone who works for a living. This holiday, like the 40-hour work week or the internet, was such a brilliant idea that more than one group or individual have been given credit for it.

September 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Give ‘em a brake

It is a necessary evil.

August 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Everyone can help

Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation Thursday designating Sept. 5-11 as Suicide Prevention Week in the State of Kansas. Suicide Prevention Week is recognized nationally as a time to raise awareness and educate people concerning suicide prevention. It is observed in conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10.

August 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


The National Park Service turned 100 on Thursday, and central Kansas residents don't have to travel far to take part in the celebration.

August 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Crumbling pride

The impact of our state governments response to a problem it largely created is again being felt. This is a statewide, as well as a local issue

August 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

A sad lesson

The school year is only days old and there is already the tragic story of three young people and one older driver dying in a car crash early last Thursday morning. The two-vehicle wreck occurred near Silver Lake and also critically injured another passenger.

August 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

A good time had by all

It was a time for the City of Great Bend to come together for one of those old-fashioned community wide celebrations. The fourth-annual Party in the Park was last Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park, and Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said it was "an incredible success."

August 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Taking stock

Were Great Bend kids excited about starting a new school year this week? The teachers and staff sure were.

August 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Stars and stripes the united way

The United Way of Central Kansas launched its 2017 campaign Saturday night. The theme was "Stars and Stripes and United Way Forever," harking back to the glory days of Hollywood. The goal this year is $275,000, and the effort ends Dec. 31.

August 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

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Debating the debates

Many of us have watched all of, or at least parts of, the presidential debates. And, it should come as no big surprise that an ...

October 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

At issue

After Wednesday's Presidential debate, one network interviewed a group of people who, going into the event, were still undecided about who to vote for ...

October 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Get outside

On a rural Barton County blacktop Sunday morning, a hawk could be heard screeching overhead. The early fall weather was cool but the sun was ...

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

The wisdom of youth

It doesn't take a bunch of adults to explain the problem of distracted and impaired driving. Just look at the artwork created by area ...

October 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Do your job

Voters who are concerned about who is added to the Supreme Court over the next four years need to remember that a ninth justice could ...

October 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Domestic violence stats alarming

The numbers paint a sobering picture of families in Kansas and around the nation. Twenty percent of the Kansas population have been victims of domestic ...

October 12, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint

Has Your Smoke Alarm Expired?

This week marks Fire Prevention Week, and local and state safety officials urge all Kansas residents to know how old their smoke alarms are, and ...

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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