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Time to be ready

Whew! We dodged the spring storm season without many weather-related incidents. So, we are safe now, right?

September 08, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Plastic overload

California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, the Associated Press reports.

September 04, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Where were they then?

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved the hiring of Nelson Stone to demolish the historic old opera house at the corner of Forest and Williams in downtown Great Bend.

September 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Staying home A must during illness

In the U.S., we tend to have a mentality that no matter how bad we feel, we must drag ourselves to church, to work, to recreational activities. So when the sniffles, colds, influenza, and stomach flu attack, out the door we go.

September 03, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Fighting terrorism requires consensus

Fighting terrorism is no easy task.

September 02, 2014 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


It’s that time again

Fall is around the corner and students are back in the classroom for another school year. This means the annual inundation of school activities will begin very soon.

September 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Working for a living

Like so many holidays, the true message and meaning of Labor Day has gotten lost in commercial hype.

August 30, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Warm wishes

"Winter is Coming" is the motto of the House of Stark in George R.R. Martin's "Game of Thrones," and a fact for residents of Great Bend.

August 28, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


A challenging year

It's nice to know the system still works.

August 25, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Pass or don’t pass

In a single day last year, 2,220 Kansas school bus drivers reported 798 instances of drivers illegally passing their stopped busses.

August 23, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A giving thing

Mike Clark is no doubt good at his job, which is raising money for Kansas State University's athletic department. But the first thing he told Great Bend Kiwanians when he visited this week was, "It's not all about the money; it's all about relationships."

August 21, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


USD 431 proceeds with entrepreneurship project

USD 431 School Board, decided at a special meeting on Monday, to proceed with an entrepreneurship program similar to the Stafford Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Program (SEED).

August 20, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Lewis Young shows us shining example

Lewis Young is always thinking of others.

August 20, 2014 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


A good time for all

It was a time for the City of Great Bend to come together for one of those old-fashioned community wide celebrations. However, the second-annual Party in the Park Saturday was a little different than most.

August 18, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


It takes a big cast

The United Way of Central Kansas opened its 2015 campaign Saturday night. The theme was "Lights, Camera, United Way in Action," harking back to the glory days of Hollywood. The goal this year is $270,000, and the effort ends Dec. 31.

August 16, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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Leading by example

On Saturday night, the Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) held its annual Conservation Awards banquet at Barton Community College.

January 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Emotional recharge

Who doesn't like to see Kansas ranking near the top of a positive poll? This week we learned that Kansas is ranked the No. 4 Most Emotionally Recharged state for 2015, according to the Lantern Emotional Balance Index.

January 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


A worthy effort

The Great Bend Municipal Airport is an important piece of our community's history. Dating back to World War II, it was constructed in the early 1940s as an Army Air Force Base to train Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber crews.

January 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Time to step up

There will be a general election in Barton County come April 7. On the ballot will be several school board, mayoral and city council positions, as well as openings on the Barton Community College and Ellinwood District Hospital boards.

January 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


​A vote for status quo

Sen. Mitch Holmes, R-St. John, recently told constituents that the Legislature hasn't given up on the idea of doing away with April elections. The idea is to add city and school board races to November ballots and perhaps boost election turnout. There has also been talk of making them partisan races.

January 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


A good example

Before a nice-sized audience in the main Barton County District Court courtroom Monday morning, new Barton County Commissioner Alicia Straub was sworn in by District Judge Steve Johnson.

January 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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