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Shake it up

It was kind of exciting to post "I survived the Kansas earthquake of Nov. 12, 2014," on Facebook and Twitter, but it turns out earthquakes are becoming rather common in the Wheat State.

November 13, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Respecting nature Find a trash can for that empty bottle On Sunday, a dedicated band of volunteers

Find a trash can for that empty bottle.

November 11, 2014 | | Viewpoint


Hoisington Lincoln School: Time for an upgrade

In Hoisington, USD 431 School Board is considering several options for upgrading Lincoln School, which was built in 1920s. It is the oldest school in the district and houses third and fourth graders.

November 05, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Voting is only the start

Well, today is here. This is the big day. The midterm general election is at hand.

November 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Make your voice heard

There has been ample media coverage of the upcoming general election, especially the race for Kansas governor and U.S. Senate. There are also races locally that now have competing candidates. It is easy to be overwhelmed by the campaigning and develop an attitude that an individual voter can't make a difference.

November 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


We're excited

Judging from the feedback on so-called social media, area residents are interested in plans for an 80-room Holiday Inn Express on 10th St. Our story received more than five dozen "likes" and about a dozen sarcastic wisecracks after it was posted Saturday.

October 30, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Give it a chance

On Sunday, the Great Bend Tribune ran a story about a new Holiday Inn Express that is coming to town. It will feature 80 rooms, modern decor, contemporary features and meeting rooms.

October 27, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


‘Razing’ concerns

Everything old is new again. Well, sometimes.

October 25, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Virus scare

Barton County Health Department Director Shelly Schneider was scheduled to speak at the Oct. 8 meeting of the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis, but had to cancel when a patient with the Ebola virus died in Texas. While Schneider sat in on a national preparedness teleconference with the White House and Centers for Disease Control, Melissa Hagerman, immunization nurse at the county health department, took her place at the Kiwanis meeting.

October 23, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Food: What's good for you

We Americans are blessed with an abundance of food. We take our food home from restaurants intending to eat those leftovers, and we really do intend to eat the lasagna from the previous night.

October 23, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Just a reminder

As we get down to the wire before the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election, campaign passions may flare. The Great Bend Tribune appreciates the willingness of those running for office and those supporting the candidates to adhere to the newspaper's letters to the editor policy.

October 20, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Do your homework

In Kansas, we are in the midst of one of the most volatile election seasons in recent memory. We can't turn to a media outlet without reading, seeing or hearing some political ad.

October 18, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


No sale

Paying property taxes has something in common with baseball.

October 16, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Walking to school provides healthful benefits

A Walking School Bus is where kids walk to school with an adult volunteer, and Riley School and USD 431 Hoisington received grants for Walking School buses.

October 15, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


The time is now

Local election officials and Secretary of State Kris Kobach remind Kansans that today is the last day to register to vote for anyone who wants to vote in November's general election. Advance voting begins Wednesday in Barton County.

October 13, 2014 | Dale Hogg | 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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