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Watch it, you twit

Many of you already do it, blame it on who you will, but you really do. You try to be funny, making observations that tend towards the crude and rude.

March 11, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Ready or not, weather is coming

OK, it is true that earlier this week we were concerned about whether we were going to get hit with blizzard conditions again.

March 10, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Get into the swing of economics

Back in the '60s, when you didn't bother to clean up your room and your mom carried out her threat and pitched that comic book you'd left laying on the floor, she probably didn't realize how her actions would contribute to an astonishing element of inflation in our culture, but the scarcity of certain "graphic novels" is creating amazing opportunities today.

March 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

At least consider family values

It seems in today's society there is little that will get you in trouble quicker than to dare to stand up for traditional families.

March 08, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Threats are not funny


March 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Free speech isn't 'free'

One of the signs that we are seeing a failure of the very core values that are supposed to make the United States different from other nations?

March 04, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Thank ya' very much, Hungary

Thank ya', thank ya' very much.

March 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Cuts are usually unpopular

You can always tell when things are getting desperate in America. They bring out the celebrities.

March 02, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Making sense of congress

David Henderson, a Korean War veteran long suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, applied 15 days past the deadline for enhanced care under a 2001 veterans-benefits law and thus was, as required by the statute, disqualified from the additional benefits.

March 01, 2011 | | Viewpoint

We're sicker than Charlie Sheen

This was going to be an editorial reflecting on the mess Charlie Sheen has made of his life and career, but he's become such an embarrassment to himself that it really doesn't bear comment any longer.

March 01, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Heritage is made up of the details

Ben Franklin said that to call an American an Englishman was like calling an ox a bull - he appreciates the compliment, but he'd rather have back what is rightfully his.

February 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Don't laugh at me

Allen Shamblin and Steve Seskin wrote the incredible song, "Don't Laugh at Me" in the '90s after Shamblin's daughter came home from school, upset because the kids were teasing her because she had freckles.

February 25, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Get back to plan A

There's an old saying that suggests plan A is always easier than plan B.

February 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Culture is expressed in bumper stickers

Anyone who still remembers late Tribune Managing Editor Bob Fairbanks will remember that he was "Mr. Republican."

February 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Pot DUI needs to be addressed

It's something that states are going to have to address, and that socially conscious "consumers" are going to have to not only accept, but promote if they ever hope to legitimize their drug of choice.

February 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

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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

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

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