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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


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


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What do you know?

Finally, a survey has been done that shows what most of us have known since the opening bell of the 2015 Kansas Legislature.

April 27, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Walking a mile in he shoes

Family Crisis Center Executive Director Laura Patzner wants area men to put themselves "in her shoes." By "her," she is referring to the countless women who suffer from sexual and domestic violence.

April 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Bullet dodged

There was no guarantee Thursday afternoon that the Barton Community College journalism teacher or the theater teacher would have their contracts renewed. Their names were on a list recommended for "non-renewal," even though their employers appeared to be happy with their work.

April 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Taking out the trash

When it comes to landfills, Barton County is proof that NIMBY (not in my backyard) is not a universal concept. Here, our commissioners understand the value of having a landfill nearby, accessible to county residents. The news that our landfill's lifetime has been doubled to 60 years from it's previous 30 is fantastic news.

April 22, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Unwritten rules just plain silly

There is a laundry list of things wrong with major-league baseball, but we'll just take on one topic today - beanballs.

April 22, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


A time to reflect and look forward

Wednesday is a time for us to step back and look at the natural world around us and examine how we can make it a better place for future generations. It marks the official Earth Day 2015.

April 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A dirty job

At times, Great Bend Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker's and City Sanitarian Gregg Vannoster's positions may be unpleasant.

April 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


​Fair is fair: Care workers deserve OT

Prior to Jan. 1, 2015, many workers who provided home care assistance to elderly people and those with illnesses, injuries or disabilities were not entitled to receive federal minimum wage and overtime pay protections.

April 16, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Playing politics

The Kansas legislature, through Senate Sub for HB2258, has made it harder to remain stuck in poverty. Not by providing more resources to the poor, but by taking more away.

April 16, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Hill’s mission helped others

It took a life-altering disease to change the focus for Lauren Hill.

April 15, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Government in action

Barton County commissioners agreed to disagree Monday morning, and it was a good thing.

April 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Valuable lessons

Nothing successful happens overnight nor without a lot of effort from a lot of folks.

April 11, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Coming together

It was a busy morning for the Barton County Commission Monday. Commissioners adopted three proclamations – declaring Tuesday as County Day of Recognition for National Service, naming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and naming April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

April 07, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Make the trip

The fourth-annual Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo opens Wednesday at the Great Bend Expo Complex west of town. The show runs through Friday and is free and open to the public.

April 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


It’s our duty

Your voice counts.

April 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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