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Wrong versus right Those who make a difference

Willie Reed, an African-American man in Mississippi in 1955, saw a young man, Emmett Till, murdered.

July 30, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Working together

A recent Wall Street Journal/ NBC poll found that Congress has drawn among the lowest approval ratings in history, with 83 percent of those responding giving it the big thumbs down. Looking at the past, this Congress is on pace to beat the record as the most ineffective in modern government history, surpassing that of the post Civil War era.

July 29, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Time to help

The theme for the 2014 United Way of Central Kansas campaign is "It All Starts with You." The fact that 99 percent of the money raises stays local is a testament to that.

July 26, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Stomach Bug Scare

Kansas is one of 11 states, at last count, where nearly 300 people have been hit by a mysterious stomach bug that surprised the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These people have been diagnosed with a cyclospora infection, which comes from a parasite most often found in tropical or subtropical countries. According to the Associated Press, this type of infection has been linked to imported fresh produce in the past.

July 25, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Area fun

Summer is a super time to get out and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine and the great many local activities.

July 24, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


A melting pot

Community Coordinator Christina Hayes hit the nail on the head when she described Great Bend the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

July 22, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Safety first

Such a tragedy, the drowning deaths of so many people this summer.

July 19, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Bank fail: Regulations make sense

With Dems and Republicans seemingly at a stalemate in Washington, D.C., it's encouraging to see a bipartisan effort being proposed by Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), along with Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Angus King (I-Maine), and for something the country really needs. They have proposed the "21st Century Glass-Steagall Act," restoring some provisions that were stripped from the Banking Act of 1933 back in 1999.

July 18, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Keeping us safe

Without blinking an eye, they put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe from Mother Nature, accidents and the bad guys out there. They are the first responders who jump into the breech with out questioning what is on the other side.

July 17, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Band of neighbors

The final Great Bend City Band concert of the 2013 season will open at 8:15 Tuesday at the Crest. For anyone who hasn't taken the time yet to attend one of these performances, you don't know what you are missing.

July 12, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


More OzSome

If you haven't been to the Barton County Fair yet this week, time is running out.

July 11, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Feral pigs

The feral pig problem has spread across the nation and could eventually result in higher prices for food for all consumers, including Kansans. Fortunately, none have been found in Barton County.

July 10, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


A 'fair' time for all

The latest installment of the Barton County Fair begins Wednesday. This is annual tradition provides a venue for youth and adults from across the county to show off their talents and be get a little pat on the back for their efforts. It is also a time for the community to come together for a week of family entertainment. But, above all of this, it is a chance to remember what makes us the well-grounded folks we are, built on a strong work ethic and a healthy foundation of common sense.

July 08, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A worthy project

Memorial Parks Advisory Committee Chairman Larry Buczinski Monday morning gave an update to the Barton County Commission on the effort to build a veterans memorial at Golden Belt Memorial Park north of Great Bend.

July 05, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Not a hate group?

Westboro Baptist Church is officially not a hate group, the Obamma Administration said this week.

July 04, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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Bravery, freedom emerge from women

Bill Cosby has earned a reputation as a genuinely funny guy.

July 31, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Tax Break

The Barton Community College administration has saved taxpayers a bundle this year by recommending a budget that does not increase the mill levy. Because oil ...

July 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Step up and make a splash

The dog days of summer are here, and they are sure to last well into September. But soon, city pools in the county will close ...

July 30, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Get those immunizations

In an effort to bolster sadly low immunization rates in Barton County, the Barton County Health Department is holding an immunization carnival from 10 a ...

July 27, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Sweet dreams

Once one has decided to get a brand new mattress, they need to decide what to do with the old one. Unfortunately, in many places ...

July 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Step Up: A chance to serve awaits

Recently, we applauded the men and women who serve on public boards. We neglected to mention that finding people who are willing to run for ...

July 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


State legislature has plenty to learn from local bodies

"I feel like we abdicated our responsibility," Sen Michael O'Donnell, R-Wichita, was quoted in the AP story "Kansas cash balance to be lower than ...

July 22, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Basketball player was a true inspiration

Probably the worst aspect of ESPN is when the network pushes a political agenda, pretending like they are legitimate decisions rather than a shameless reason ...

July 22, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Keeping them out of jail

Central Kansas Community Corrections Director Amy Boxberger summed up what her agency does in one sentence Monday morning. "Our program is to keep people out ...

July 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Take a long view

A backlash is beginning to be felt in Kansas finally, after years of cheap and stingy actions taken to constantly reduce what the state pays ...

July 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


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