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You're in the Army now

Bradley Manning doesn't get special consideration because his mum's from Great Britain.

February 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We keep 'ad astra-ing' even 'per aspera'

Charles Curtis loved Kansas, and he should be remembered as Kansas is celebrating its 150th anniversary as a state.

January 30, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Sputnik? Oh, really?

This week, President Obama warned America that we were facing another "Sputnik moment," reflecting back on the time in the Eisenhower Administration when America had to decide if it was up to funding the gazillions in taxpayer dollars to develop a space program.

January 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


When you cut, something bleeds

We go along, year after year, complaining about the need to have government more reactive to our needs.

January 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Slow down and live

Just when you thought it was safe to get through another winter, just when we were all pleased that this weekend's warm weather had thawed the last of the ice from the last storm ...

January 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


You won't be sorry

Several years ago, radio commentator Paul Harvey wrote a column about a vandal he'd known.

January 19, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


A clean sweep

A burglar in Byram, Miss. wound up on the fighting side of Cindy Davis the other day, and he was sorry he'd done so when the baby sitter got done brooming his behind.

January 18, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We need more over-comers

For those who are, or even are NOT, fans of the presidency of Ronald Reagan, there may have been some trepidation when it was announced that one of the themes in a new book by Reagan's son involved the suggestion that the "great communicator" was suffering from Alzheimer's while he was still president.

January 16, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Stan Lee deserves his Hollywood star

If you grew up in America in the '50s, '60s, '70s and even later, you'd have been sentenced by your peers to an eternity of playing Barbie with your sister if you didn't know and admire Stan Lee.

January 14, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Taxpayers should refuse to pay

Nobody wants to just drop this whole thing in our new governor's lap.

January 13, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Brownback promises jobs program

• In Jefferson County, the sheriff's office is looking into the second major theft of copper wire in a couple of months.

January 12, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Plan ahead for winter safety

The Tribune is providing some suggestions about keeping safe in winter disasters this week. Not because this storm qualifies as a "disaster."

January 11, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It's time to get involved

There's a week and a half left to get involved in local government and the price is right, too.

January 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Make up your minds

State and local officials around Kansas are concerned about our kids boozing.

January 07, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


How does this garden grow?

Gardening isn't for every body.

January 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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Stormy weather

In the Golden Belt recently, we've gone from warm to cold and from rain to snow, all in the matter of one day., We all know just what can be dished out by Mother Nature. But, as winter fades to spring, the area faces a different kind of weather threat – thunder storms and tornadoes.

March 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Setting the pace

"Where else can a dollar donated touch so many lives," said Rick Chochon, United Way of Central Kansas pacesetter co-chair and United Way Board member. He was addressed the UWCK's first-ever Pacesetter Luncheon Thursday afternoon. It was an opportunity to honor the top 15 payroll companies and other special award winners.

February 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Page Turner

News that the Great Bend Public Library was spending more than $762,012.92 on a geothermal heating and air conditioning system shocked the city council members, who wrote the check earlier this month. It was probably out of frustration that city councilman Dana Dawson asked whether the library will even be needed in the future.

February 26, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Celebrations create lifetime memories

I admit it.

February 26, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Measles protection makes good sense

Delaying vaccines is a waste of time and could be dangerous to your children. And no, foreigners are not bringing most measles cases into the U.S.

February 24, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Good things are happening

The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting and banquet took place Saturday night. A full house at the Convention Center heard a about the strides made in the business community.

February 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Buckle up!

Why buckle up?

February 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Presumed innocent

Recently, during Jeffrey Chapman's two-week trial on first-degree murder charges, the Great Bend Tribune showed photos of Chapman walking to the Barton County Courthouse in the presence of Barton County Sheriff's Officers. Because he was wearing modern constraints not visible to the naked eye, some people assumed he posed a flight risk and wondered what law enforcement officers were thinking.

February 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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