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Pursuit

The Kansas Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment, also known as Constitutional Amendment 1, is on the Nov. 8 ballot in Kansas as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment.

October 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Taking precautions

Sadly, there has been much wild speculation surrounding voter fraud and election rigging, This paranoia at the national level has rubbed off on some local residents who have begin to doubt the integrity of the election process.

October 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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 ongoing research project involving Kansas State University researchers and students has found that the 2016 presidential election has reached unprecedented levels of incivility.

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. Some claimed they made their decisions that evening, but some said they didn't know, even after the debate.

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 bright.

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 kids, including 11-year-old Natalie Williams of Great Bend.

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 be added to the bench now.

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 violence. One in five women and one in seven men.

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 to replace them every 10 years.

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Scary situation handled well

Earlier this week, there was a frightening incident at Great Bend High School. A student posted a threat to the school, its teachers and its students on a social media site.

October 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Seeing blue

This week U.S. Attorney Tom Beall spoke at a statewide meeting of police officers, reminding them that law enforcement alone can't solve all the crime problems in our communities.

October 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Taking advantage - sure

Tuesday's vice presidential debate between Kaine and Pence was thankfully light on comments about illegal email servers, but unfortunately too much was made of Trump's not paying personal income tax for several years.

October 06, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Brace yourself for the worst

It may sound like the plot to a cheesy sci-fi flick, but state safety officials are warning all Kansans to be prepared for the zombie apocalypse. At least in October.

October 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Way to know, Joe

This marks the 76th anniversary of National Newspaper Week, an annual observance that underscores the impact of newspapers to communities large and small. The theme of this year's NNW is "Way to Know."

October 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Manners

Good behavior has been added to the curriculum at Great Bend USD 428 schools.

September 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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Take the tour of lights

When it comes to looking at Christmas lights, perhaps the first things that come to mind are the Plaza in Kansas City or Botanica in ...

December 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Keep it at home

First, no one is blind to the fact that people will travel to shop for the holidays. Larger communities have much to offer. Second, there ...

December 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Pay attention

Next week the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will tour the district bus barn, so its members can see first-hand whether a new ...

December 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Big bill coming in January

It's almost been a month since the November election, and the holidays are in full swing. While it's fine to take a breather ...

November 30, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Give on Giving Tuesday

With today being Giving Tuesday kicking of the holiday giving season, nearly a third of all annual giving taking place in December, the personal-finance website ...

November 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Keep it local

Christmas shopping lists.

November 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Thanks again

A popular meme this year carries the caption, "Black Friday: Because only in America people trample each other for sales exactly one day after being ...

November 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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