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You get what you pay for

It's one of the great things about the free enterprise system.

August 31, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We all need to win

According to the Associated Press, Hutchinson will turn darker this Christmas season. And that should come as good news to Great Bend, right?

August 30, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We can be proud of the Old Guard

For those who aren't aware of it, this region has a connection with one of our oldest military units.

August 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We're in a CarbFix now

It's likely that you have never heard of what could be the next mega-business, but there's a good chance you soon will.

August 26, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Cutting waste is a great idea

Really?

August 25, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


More fed jobs isn't good news

It's good news and bad news, like a lot that is going on right now, because we simply do not have the foresight and leadership to stick with a plan that is building good news.

August 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Take time to be safe

Out here on the Great Plains, you have to use the calendar to set the season.

August 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Even LA can be right sometimes

As much as it might stick in our gullets, or cause our tongues to cleave to the roofs of our mouths, we all should be agreeing with ... man, can we even say this? ... with Los Angeles.

August 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Don't be a jerk on the campaign trail

The tenor of the coming year-long combat for the presidency has been seen already on the campaign trail, and Burt Cohen has shown himself to be a poster boy for the lack of taste that will be evident in a knock-down, drag-out that is going to get old real fast.

August 19, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Pave the way for project

Sometimes you can't really tell whether a public project is worth the tax dollars that will be expended upon it.

August 18, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Crack down on the flash mob

Send them to boot camp.

August 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Who was that Masked Man?

Actors who have tried to edge out Clayton Moore haven't done too well over the years.

August 16, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


No one is responsible

Sadly the report released this week regarding the murder of Caylee Anthony wasn't all that unusual.

August 12, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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


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


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Doing their jobs

Unfortunately, Barton County Commissioner Jennifer Schartz said public officials grab the headlines when they have a bad day and make a mistake. That is why she appreciated what 911 Director Doug Hubbard had to say Monday morning.

March 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Get off that couch

At first blush, the sixth-annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday paint a bleak picture for Barton County. We are the 86th least healthy county in Kansas after being ranked at 68th last year.

March 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Respect the office

When Gov. Sam Brownback was shown on the big screens Sunday at the NCAA basketball matchup between the University of Kansas Jayhawks and the Wichita State University Shockers, fans booed.

March 26, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Vote for goodness sake

DeleteTuesday could mark one of the last times voters in Kansas have a regular spring election. Simply by showing up and voting, you can become part of history.

March 25, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


WSU owns bragging rights on Jayhawks

It was the basketball game that Bill Self and his merry band of Jayhawks feared - Wichita State.

March 25, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


No big surprise

It was the basketball game that Bill Self and his merry band of Jayhawks feared - Wichita State.

March 24, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Street sweepers

The Great Bend Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have a message for all the bad guys out there – you are not wanted here.

March 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Get outside

Spring is here and with the nice weather we've been having, it's time to think about getting back outdoors.

March 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


It's not mandatory

President Obama told an audience this week that mandatory voting might not be a bad idea. "It would be transformative if everybody voted - that would counteract money more than anything," he said Wednesday at a town hall-style event in Cleveland, Ohio.

March 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Facts trump ‘talking heads’

Last week, videos of a fight that occurred at Great Bend High School went viral. That means that it was seen by so many people, it was picked up by several online magazines and is now circulating worldwide through their subscribers. These magazines failed to follow up with even a little bit of reporting. They rushed to post the videos, and assigned "talking heads" to tell viewers what they are watching without regard for the facts.

March 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


State basketball delivers highs and lows

On one side, St. John's players and fans were celebrating a state basketball championship with laughter and joy.

March 18, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


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