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Multicultural: Coca-cola commercial includes everybody

Looking at a globe of the world, one sees in the western hemisphere, the continents of South America and North America. Canada, Mexico, and Brazil are all American nations.

February 05, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

A taxing issue

At its meeting Monday night, the Great Bend City Council considered a resolution to ask voters in the upcoming April election if they want to continue the one half-cent city sales tax. The tax first approved by constituents in 2000, will sunset as of April 1, 2015.

February 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

No yellow flags

It's the Sunday that many in the Sunflower State look forward to all year. The time to gather around your televisions for football and commercial watching, in a tradition known as Super Bowl Sunday.

February 01, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Warm Wishes

In one week, the national average price of propane has increased by $1 per gallon, sending a chill up the spines of many Kansans.

January 30, 2014 | | Viewpoint

Surrogacy- nobody's business but participants

If adults represented by competent attorneys choose to use a surrogate to have a family, why should it be anybody's business but the participants?

January 29, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Veteran's mission will benefit others

I challenge anyone who wants to understand what an American hero looks like to take 30 minutes to watch a video.

January 29, 2014 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint

Shift happens

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and his administration has made political hay by downsizing government, consolidating agencies and other tactics to make the state run more efficiently and save money. It seems, however, that these tactics are merely parlor games – slight-of-hand tricks to take the public's eyes off of what is really being done.

January 24, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Know the options

High school seniors owe it to themselves to sign up for the annual Barton Community College Senior Day on Feb. 8 – even if they already have plans to attend another college – or no college – after graduation.

January 23, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Rep. Tim Huelskamp consistent on beliefs

To everyone planning on unseating Rep. Tim Huelskamp - good luck.

January 23, 2014 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint

Oversharing-just because we can doesn't mean we should

Cell phone use on airplanes may soon be coming in airplane flights. Some foreign flights already allow this.

January 22, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

The dream revisited

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"

January 18, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


The job of Barton County election officials is to follow the laws of the state, so if the Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) Act says voter registrations are no good until the applicants show up at the courthouse wearing an I {heart} Kris Kobach T-shirt, then we'd better get our shirt orders in if we want to vote.

January 16, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Dog Park-a tremendous asset to the community

The Great Bend Dog Park is a tremendous asset to the city.

January 16, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Good Samaritans deserving heroes

If you've ever wondered about God's presence, just visit with Jason Friesen.

January 15, 2014 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint

Local lessons

The Kansas Legislature opened its 2014 90-day session Monday with a lot on its collective mind. There are new faces in the House and nervousness about a yet-unseen ruling from the state Supreme Court on education funding.

January 13, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

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End of an era

It is an unfortunate coincidence that came only a couple weeks after the tremendous success of the Great Bend Airfest, an event celebrating the communities ...

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Step up: The path is clear

This weekend, area residents can walk to support veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Walk to End Alzheimer's or just walk for personal well ...

October 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Show your colors Friday

Homecoming for the Great Bend Panthers is Friday. The varsity football team will play Dodge City, and all week long students are showing their spirit ...

September 30, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint

Playoff seedings need revamping

Baseball's playoff system is an absolute joke.

September 30, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint

Go say hi

Do you know who lives next door to you? Have you ever actually exchanged a word with them? If so, congratulations, you're part of ...

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

A risky business

This past week was Farm Safety and Health Week and when September wraps up Wednesday, so does Farm Safety Month, but the risks of agriculture ...

September 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Testing, testing

It was 2002 when President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind into Law. By 2005, some states were willing to give up federal ...

September 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Giving back for the fun of it

In Barton County this weekend, it's all about giving back, and having a good time doing it. Three opportunities are on The Great Bend ...

September 24, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint

European broke unwritten rule

Is golf the only sport where you actually call a penalty on yourself? It must be the only sport that penalizes and disqualifies a player ...

September 23, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


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