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NFL- Not a non profit

The NFL provides an interesting diversion for many in a variety of ways.

October 08, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Take time to walk

The Barton County Commission heard a report Monday morning on the Built Environment and Outdoors Summit that took place in mid-September in Wichita. The annual event covered ideas for and efforts to improve community infrastructures and healthy food options to better community health.

October 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Get over it

OK, it's settled. It's finally settled.

October 04, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Shameful

Last week an American woman journalist reported on the war effort abroad, noting a female fighter pilot from another country, risking her life, had bombed our common enemy, ISIS.

October 02, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Taxing issue: Kansas shows astounding decline in revenue

According to the AP on Tuesday, "Tax collections by the Kansas state government in September fell a sobering $21 million below projections to mark the fourth time in the past six months revenue failed to match targets, officials said Tuesday.

October 02, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Athletic director made poor hire

The University of Kansas football program has reached Rock Chalk Bottom.

October 01, 2014 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


An ongoing problem

It's an issue that is an all to common part of Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips' bi-weekly departmental update to the County Commission. Amongst the other activities is often listed the effort involved in replacing signs, particularly stop signs, destroyed by vandals.

September 29, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Let Orman and Roberts run on merits

According to the Associated Press, the Kansas Supreme Court has sent a lawsuit attempting to force Democrats to name a new U.S. Senate nominee for the November ballot to a district court.

September 25, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


The power to help

The National Football League and its Commissioner Roger Goodell have been embroiled in a seething controversy since Sept. 8, when a video was released showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice slugging his then-fiancée in an elevator.

September 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


The risks of agriculture

September is Farm Safety Month and this upcoming week is Farm Safety and Health Week. The observance is a program of the National Safety Council's National Education Center for Agricultural Safety.

September 20, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


KAMS gets A+

The Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS) was established by the Legislature in 2006, but like many good programs it is not well known to the general public.

September 18, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


E-cigarette ban wise

"They are electronic, alternative smoking devices that simulate the sensation of smoking. They do not expose the user, or others close by, to harmful levels of cancer-causing agents and other dangerous chemicals normally associated with traditional tobacco products."

September 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Reduce, reuse, recycle

It isn't always convenient, recycling.

September 13, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Play nice

A youth sporting event turned into a brawl, this past Monday in Wichita. According to reports, a parent complained that his son wasn't getting enough playing time; then six men surrounded the coach and started hitting him. Police said one of the men had brass knuckles and one had a gun. Then the coach's wife pulled out a gun of her own and fired it into the air. The coach headed to his car to retrieve a gun, too.

September 11, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


According to NFL, seeing is believing

My suggestion when Pro Bowl back Ray Rice was arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault was suspension for life from the NFL.

September 11, 2014 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


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Playing Chicken: Moran pushes for common sense

Sen. Jerry Moran often talks about his "common sense" solutions, but they aren't always an easy sell in Congress. On Wednesday, the Senate rejected an amendment sponsored by Moran that would have removed the lesser prairie chicken from the federal government's threatened species list.

January 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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


‚ÄčA 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


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