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A welcome gift

In the early days of the fundraising effort for the Golden Belt Memorial Park Veterans Memorial, a anonymous donor stepped forward and pledged a matching gift of $5,000 when $5,000 had been raised.

February 10, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


From hiking to biking

The Kansas Department of Transportation wants your opinions as it and a team of consultants develop a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for the Kansas Byways System. They are seeking ways to make each of the state's 11 scenic and historic byways more friendly to people experiencing them on foot and by bicycle.

February 07, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Religious freedom?

A sign that can be found in some business establishment reads, "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone."

February 06, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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


Confusing

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


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Safe gas

In January of 2001, natural gas escaped from an underground storage cavern and exploded in Hutchinson, claiming two lives.

April 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Shaping the future, one branch at a time

About a year ago, Great Bend planted a seed that should begin to bear fruit in a few years. Last week was the anniversary of ...

April 27, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Is this the governor’s legacy?

Kansas legislators will return from their spring break Wednesday to face a daunting task, they must close projected budget gaps totaling about $290 million.

April 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A cooperative effort

For over 100 years, the Barton County Courthouse Square, portions of which are now commonly referred to as Jack Kilby Square, has been a focal ...

April 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


The Gift

Years ago, cities supposedly designated formal parks which were often named Lafayette Park in honor of Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette and Washington, D ...

April 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Accountability at the coffee shop

Barton County is fortunate in that our communities make an effort to invite legislators representing the constituents of our area to meet face to face ...

April 20, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


History repeats itself at LSH

Back in 2013, it was Tristan Shaver, Melissa Strain and Elizabeth Earegood who shined a light on inhumane working conditions at the Larned State Hospital ...

April 20, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Let’s finish this

Bob Parrish told the Barton County Commission Monday morning that he was in the high school class of 1945, the last class to be a ...

April 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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