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Informed voters

This week the Great Bend League of Women Voters hosted a local candidates forum and as usual they put a lot of work into it. Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives were also invited but were busy attending another forum with KWCH television.

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Make room for old and new

When the USD 431 Technology team reported to the Board of Education Monday night about their experience at the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in June, it was easy to get caught up in their excitement for all things high tech and new. At least, until this reporter's technology failed, and she was sent rummaging through her purse for a pen and notepad.

July 21, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


A fitting tribute

LARNED - When the American Legion Riders started several years ago in Larned, Gary Hiestand was a charter member.

July 19, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Get outside and enjoy it

It is amazing what one can see from the back of a bicycle. A casual, informal tour of Great Bend can prove this point.

July 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


In the political campaign, remember to duck

We are embroiled in what many say is the nastiest political campaign in years. Sadly, what was once reserved for the national level has spilled down to our state races as well.

July 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Costly mandates

Complying with federal mandates probably costs Barton Community College $1-2 million a year, college officials learned recently.

July 14, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


All-star game is a nightmare

Ever since Commissioner Bud Selig determined to make the annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game "mean something," it's been a joke.

July 12, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Tribune letter policy reviewed

With the Aug. 2 primary election looming, the Great Bend Tribune has started to receive candidate endorsement letters to the editor. The Tribune ran its policy regarding such letters earlier, but it wouldn't hurt to run it again, so here it is.

July 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Why we don’t trust government

Back in elementary school when I learned the branches of government it was really quite simple. The Legislative Branch made the laws, the Executive Branch enforced the laws and the Judicial Branch interpreted the laws. Of course by high school, we learned there was a little more to it, but it still was not overly complex-in addition to the original equation, the Legislative Branch also allocated funds for the government, the Executive Branch also administered government and the Judicial Branch also made certain everything was constitutional. It never seemed too difficult to understand how it worked

July 09, 2016 | Mary Hoisington | Viewpoint


Give it a try

There has been much hoopla over the planned Great Bend Transload Facility to be located in the Great Bend Industrial Park west of town. The project has been in the works for about a year and the deal was consummated with a ground breaking ceremony Wednesday afternoon at the construction site.

July 09, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Stepping up momentum

For four years, Be Well Barton County has been working to make strides in the health of the county, and their work is beginning to really pay off. Earlier this week, the group presented $2,082 to the Great Bend City Council to be used for the further development of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The group also offered some well thought out suggestions.

July 06, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Showcasing what is important

The 2016 Barton County Fair opens this week. This annual tradition is a showcase for youth and adults from all over the county to demonstrate talents and be get the recognition they justly deserve. It is also an opportunity for the county to join for a week of family entertainment.

July 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Words to live by

Every year, we Americans come together to celebrate the Fourth of July as Independence Day. This, we believe, is our nation's birthday. But he Continental Congress actually decided to declare independence on July 2, 1776.

July 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Happy 4th of July

"It's Fourth of July weekend, or, as I call it, Exploding Christmas." - Stephen Colbert

June 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


A sprinkling of concern

Splash pads are a heck of a lot of fun, and are becoming popular in communities all over the country now. They allow children to cool off and have water fun on hot, summer days. Their caretakers can rest and enjoy observing their play, or join in if the mood strikes.

June 30, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


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Manners

Good behavior has been added to the curriculum at Great Bend USD 428 schools.

September 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Look beyond the debates

It was anticipated that the first presidential debates between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton which took place Monday night would draw an audience ...

September 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Setting a standard,for now

Kansas roads are in great shape, at least for the time being.

September 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A Woman’s View

I told Fred that this wonderful Fall weather deserves a rest from yard work. In fact, there is an awesome event going on this weekend ...

September 21, 2016 | Judi Tabler | Viewpoint


Keep those kids safe

Every day in Kansas children are traveling in vehicles, riding to and from school or sports practice, the grocery store, or heading to a friend ...

September 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Get the shot

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases reports that the flu affects between 5 and 20 percent of the U.S. population each year ...

September 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Splash

In May of 2015, Barton Community College trustees thought the college might need to raise local taxes to pay for upkeep on its swimming pool ...

September 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Absolute stupidity

The NCAA has officially been renamed.

September 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Viewpoint


Respect, kindness and tolerance

Ellinwood received a rare and important gift this week when Holocaust survivor and author Marion Blumenthal-Lazan visited with students and the community. She shared the ...

September 14, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


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