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What about this meth mess?

As if you needed something new to worry about: Just as we stopped staggering from the most recent blows from the financial sector of the government, as we have tried to rebound from the extra cost and damaged caused by the summer's heat dome danger, as we worked to keep our feet in reaction to the never ending round of political bleating, we also are confronted with the reality that we are having to wave the white flag in the war on meth.

August 11, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Name a peak after him

"One person said Denver was just a human muppet, while others said his music was too syrupy. There are only a few opponents, but they're really loud."

August 10, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Give Perry the beneift of the doubt

The national media refuses to consider Gov. Rick Perry's motives as anything other than self serving, but it is difficult to see what he attempted to help happen this weekend as bad for America.

August 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Local leaders are the cutters

You really can't tell about local government.

August 05, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Thanks for the fresh air, your honor

What a breath of fresh air.

August 04, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


At least we didn't foot the bill

There's a good reason that God invented clothing, and for most of us, if you bother to look in a full-length mirror just after exiting the shower, you can see why.

August 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Let the people do their job

Andrea Abbott, 41, and her 14-year-old daughter were supposed to fly out of Nashville earlier this summer.

August 02, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Hot can turn to deadly

It was a tragic reminder this past week.

July 31, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Blame attack on the Darwinians

We have incredible opportunities to access information in our culture today.

July 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It's not my fault

Which of us could ever forget the classic rant by John Belushi as Joliet Jake Blues in the 1980 classic film, "The Blues Brothers."

July 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Try something new -- cut taxes

Regardless of what the perennial elected officials and hired guns in Washington, D.C. and the state capitols around the nation say, government finances aren't that different from either business or household finances.

July 26, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Movie magic continues to astound us

There's no doubt about it.

July 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Time to keep your hands to yourselves

The Casey Anthony defense team made the news this week - stop the presses! - and not in the usually positive manner of arguing that their client did not kill her own child.

July 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Don't politicize our parks

At first blush, it would seem that the national story out of Alabama this week would be one of those to rankle everyone who is sick of higher taxes - and in this day, that would be everyone.

July 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Local giving is more important than ever

Not everyone can do what Barbara Bushnell did.

July 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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Hard choice with lesser of two evils

It's a Super Bowl that even Dr. Evil would not appreciate.

January 30, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


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


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