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Give her another chance, and another ...

How dare they?

April 29, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

We get the bill

In Topeka they are dealing with one of those issues that just sets the average taxpayer's teeth on edge.

April 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Maybe it has a centerfold

Imagine, Levi Johnston has a new book out, though you have to wonder how much help he had writing it.

April 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

No good excuse

Surely someone in recent months has noted that Charlie Sheen is his own worst enemy.

April 26, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

He is risen!

You don't have to believe.

April 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Respect the post

Americans have no absolute standards because we have been told for some time, now, that everything, including ethics, are conditional. There is no right and wrong, just the current condition - except, of course, when having a standard that is cast in bronze is useful to this side or that.

April 19, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Local leaders lead the way

Materials, machinery and manpower.

April 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

We can't afford to lose

No harm, no foul, no case - until next time, of course.

April 15, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Go ahead, blow up the plane

Thanks to ABC Television, anyone who wants to sneak weapons or other contraband onto an airplane in the United States knows just how to do it.

April 14, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Poor, poor celebrities!

Every so often our culture proves that it is just too warped to take seriously.

April 13, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Is this trip necessary?

During World War II, there was a publicity campaign that featured now-famous posters that included the phrase: "Is Your Trip Necessary? Needless Travel Interferes With the War Effort."

April 12, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

All glory is fleeting

Here's how the Bible addresses it:

April 10, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Just do it!

There's one thing you've got to say about advertising - if it doesn't work, it tends to go away.

April 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Get out and vote

There's an old saying that suggests we get the government that we deserve.

April 05, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Get priorities straight

There were a couple of stories that may have raised some eyebrows this past week - radiation moving across the nation; Americans putting our young military personnel and our economy in harm's way in yet another Middle East event; the continual economic melt down, which came complete with some of the first admissions that we are facing serious inflation in this economy.

April 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

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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

Misfire:'Constitutional Carry' legislation not needed

On Thursday, Governor Sam Brownback signed into law Senate Bill 45, the permitless concealed carry legislation, earning praise from the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legal Action and criticism from Everytown for Gun Safety and a related group, the Kansas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

April 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Wichita East misses a teaching moment

It was a classic teaching moment for Wichita East High School parents, teachers and administrators.

April 02, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


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