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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

Well grounded decision

The Essential Air Service program dates back to 1978 and the passage of the Airline Deregulation Act. The act gave airlines almost total freedom to determine which markets to serve domestically and what fares to charge for that service.

January 11, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

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Be thankful

"Let me encourage you to get up every day and focus on what you do have in life. Be thankful for the blessings of the ...

November 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

A time to say thanks

Thursday is Thanksgiving, that uniquely American holiday that falls between Memorial Day and Christmas. It is a celebration of the arrival of the Pilgrims at ...

November 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

A time to say thanks

Thursday is Thanksgiving, that uniquely American holiday that falls between Memorial Day and Christmas. It is a celebration of the arrival of the Pilgrims at ...

November 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Do your part

The holidays present wonderful times to get out and volunteer, all with the opportunity to help the community and fellow residents. From ringing bells for ...

November 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Help refugees

President Obama's press conference Monday in Turkey could not have been more inspiring, although apparently the governors of 31 states, including Kansas Gov. Sam ...

November 18, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Terrorism is pure evil

There is nothing religious about killing innocent people.

November 18, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint

Coffee cups? Really?

Call it a tempest in a coffee cup.

November 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Just leave us alone

There have been at least three examples of late of just how out of touch the Kansas Legislature is with rural parts of the state ...

November 14, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


The students at the University of Missouri got the nation's attention this past week and were successful in ousting the college president, Timothy Wolfe.

November 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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