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It's about how hard you can get hit

The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows.

January 05, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Character still means something to heroes

The Associated Press brief said it all.

January 04, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Theft as a growth industry

Over a quarter of a million people reported to the federal government last month that they were newly out of work.

January 02, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


You've gotta be crazy to expect change

The definition of insanity is, doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome.

December 31, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Don't drink and drive -- ever

Officials, from local cops to the state transportation experts, on to federal regulators are all trying to get the point across this New Year's Eve, and, frankly, the rest of the year, too.

December 30, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We all deserve better than this

Georgia State Patrol Trooper First Class Chadwick LeCroy was 38. He was married and was the father of two sons.

December 29, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Starting Jan. 1, don't text and drive

Starting next week, it will be against the law in Kansas to drive, hold a cell phone in one hand and type text into it with the other. So, it will be against the law to steer with your feet.

December 28, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Why Christmas is merry

We pause in this oh so-busy season for the old, old story:

December 24, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Humility important in air travel

In today's world, you can hardly pick up a paper without reading about another business that is at risk of closing down in the current recession - it's over, it's not over, it's getting worse, it's getting better - and yet the stress on business is obvious.

December 23, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Oswald coffin should go back to family

"My experience as a curator has been, if people have room and it's a Kennedy item, they will collect it," - Gary Mack, Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas.

December 22, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Amazing -- Chavez struggles to retain dictatorial power

It's amazing that year after year we continue to play the international name-game, as if calling pigs "swine" makes them stink less.

December 17, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Festivus isn't for the rest of us

To paraphrase the sage: "If you don't believe in anything you can believe in everything."

December 16, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Washington (state) is trying to cut back

Hey, every little bit helps, as the folks in Washington state are learning when it comes to cutting back on those folks who insist on taxpayers funding their every whim - OK, they're in prison, so it's not so much "whims" that are being discussed, but still, the Washington officials are finding ways to cut back.

December 14, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


And now, a Word from your Sponsor

It may come in an absolutely crystal clear spring morning, when the dew makes new grass look like it's diamond studded, and a song bird sings after a long, cold winter.

December 12, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Keep plugging away

It seems like all our work is going for nothing, we work and work and get stabbed in the back for our efforts to make things better and then, out of nowhere, everything comes together and - success!

December 10, 2010 | 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


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