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Stay for the winter, just don't send us the bill

Hey, knock yourselves out.

November 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Time to chose right

It was in a student chapel sermon that a young student was exposed to a philosophy that would move a nation, that, in our better moments, moves us still.

November 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Give the workers a break

They aren't trying to stop a war.

November 04, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Try raising them right

Oh for Pete's sake!

November 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Killer gas is just waiting

Unless the weather forecasts were completely wrong - and what is the chance that could ever happen? - you are dealing with cold weather outside as you read this. In fact there are chances that Kansas will get its first snow of the season today, and pretty much the whole state is seeing sub-freezing temperatures over the next couple of days.

November 02, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Get ready for winter now

Many of us may have marveled at the "freak" snow storm that his the northeastern part of the country this past weekend, and we might have been complacent, had we forgotten that it wasn't all that many years ago that Great Bend had to cancel trick-or-treating due to our own Halloween blizzard.

November 01, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Whooping cough is still a danger

You know how it is.

October 30, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Be safe on Halloween

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the holidays - along comes Halloween and the news that it's not safe.

October 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Good for Lawrence

Good for Lawrence.

October 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Fight for this lost cause

"I guess this is just another lost cause, Mr. Paine.

October 26, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We watch as killers are killed

"Adoni-Bezek said, 'Seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off have picked up scraps under my table. Now God has paid me back for what I did to them.' They brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there." - Judges 1

October 25, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Don't give them your money

To a great extent, it's been another of those years when Hollywood followed our sad, cultural direction towards victimization and darkness and away from creativity and entertainment.

October 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Take your own advice

With the complicity of the TV talking heads, the current administration continues to be shored up. We are supposed to just look the other way over the worst financial condition since the one we solved by diving into World War II. We are supposed to play like the scandal involving the current administration and the deaths of law enforcement officers on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border never happened. And we are to pretend that Vice President Joe Biden is a senior statesman.

October 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Just clean up after yourselves

Protest what ever you want, just don't break the law. And if you do break the law, take your arrest like a man and pay the consequences. If you don't want to pay the consequences, then don't break the law. But don't inconvenience the rest of us in the process.

October 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Remember Fire Prevention Month

We are continuing our month-long coverage of Fire Prevention Month information, today.

October 19, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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Playing Chicken: Moran pushes for common sense

Sen. Jerry Moran often talks about his "common sense" solutions, but they aren't always an easy sell in Congress. On Wednesday, the Senate rejected an amendment sponsored by Moran that would have removed the lesser prairie chicken from the federal government's threatened species list.

January 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Leading by example

On Saturday night, the Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) held its annual Conservation Awards banquet at Barton Community College.

January 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Emotional recharge

Who doesn't like to see Kansas ranking near the top of a positive poll? This week we learned that Kansas is ranked the No. 4 Most Emotionally Recharged state for 2015, according to the Lantern Emotional Balance Index.

January 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


A worthy effort

The Great Bend Municipal Airport is an important piece of our community's history. Dating back to World War II, it was constructed in the early 1940s as an Army Air Force Base to train Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber crews.

January 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Time to step up

There will be a general election in Barton County come April 7. On the ballot will be several school board, mayoral and city council positions, as well as openings on the Barton Community College and Ellinwood District Hospital boards.

January 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


‚ÄčA vote for status quo

Sen. Mitch Holmes, R-St. John, recently told constituents that the Legislature hasn't given up on the idea of doing away with April elections. The idea is to add city and school board races to November ballots and perhaps boost election turnout. There has also been talk of making them partisan races.

January 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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