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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


Do it, or else!

Most of us can remember the chilling portrayal actor Billy Drago pulled off in the 1987 classic big screen version of "The Untouchables."

April 01, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Bee careful we don't get stung

With all of the issues that face Americans, with all of the continuing argument over how we can best invest our resources, there are down-to-earth issues that are failing to get the attention they deserve.

March 31, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Endorsements are closing

It's coming up to that time of the election again, the end of the endorsements.

March 30, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Way to go Shawnee Mission

Now here's a good idea.

March 29, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Hey, there's no agenda a work here

You've probably heard about the teenager in Iowa, apparently raised in an arch-conservative home, who snapped over the issue of illegal immigration, who went to his high school and started shooting everyone in sight.

March 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Remember Qumar David

Considering everything else that is going on in the Middle East these days, it's no wonder that there was little international attention to the death of Qumar David in Pakistan.

March 25, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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Articles by Section - Viewpoint


Show support: Honor vets with better care

Memorial Day is a good time to honor our veterans, and not just those who are deceased.

May 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Lend a hand

One could say we are facing a pending volunteer crisis in our community. The problem – the older residents who have been the volunteer workhorses are passing away and younger folks aren't stepping up to take their place.

May 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Balance

In case you haven't heard, we are in the midst of Palindrome Week.

May 16, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Knock ‘em dead

When the Great Bend High School class of 2015 walks across the stage at GBHS's Memorial Stadium this afternoon and members of School Board hand them their diplomas, they will join and estimated 3.2 million other American high school seniors graduating this spring.

May 15, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Honoring EMS volunteers

The City of Hoisington has gone to great lengths over the past year to recruit and support a fine group of Emergency Medical Technicians. Several members of that community have made the commitment to go through extensive training, and to be on call for several hours a month in order to safeguard the community and those that pass through it. As their numbers increase, so does the reliability of the service, and that is to be congratulated.

May 14, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Lawmakers, keep your ears open

A week from today, incoming Kansas Education Commissioner Dr. Randy Watson and Interim Commissioner of Education Brad Neuenswander will be in Great Bend, continuing community conversations titled Kansas Children. Kansas' Future, with a focus on reaching the business community. Earlier this year, Watson and members of the Kansas State Board of Education, held nearly 20 community meeting to bring together parents, educators, local school board members, higher education representatives, legislators, members of the business community and all other interested parties. The idea was to discuss the future they want for Kansas children and the role they believe Kansas education should ...

May 11, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Lawmakers, keep your ears open

A week from today, incoming Kansas Education Commissioner Dr. Randy Watson and Interim Commissioner of Education Brad Neuenswander will be in Great Bend, continuing community conversations titled Kansas Children. Kansas' Future, with a focus on reaching the business community. Earlier this year, Watson and members of the Kansas State Board of Education, held nearly 20 community meeting to bring together parents, educators, local school board members, higher education representatives, legislators, members of the business community and all other interested parties. The idea was to discuss the future they want for Kansas children and the role they believe Kansas education should ...

May 11, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A trashy problem

There have been several high-profile events in and around Great Bend of late, ranging from the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo to the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball and softball tournaments. These have brought scores of folks from out of town into our fine community.

May 08, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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