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Don't forget to shovel after snow storms

The golden belt area has received an abundance of snow this year. Our crops this summer will appreciate the water that is soaking in the ground now.

February 19, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


HB 2453 ill-advised

The Kansas House of Representatives Wednesday passed by a 72-49 vote House Bill 2453, the short title of which is "Protecting religious freedom regarding marriage." It now goes to the state Senate.

February 17, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A golden lesson

A little over a week ago, there was a Special Olympics Kansas regional basketball tournament in Plainville. Participating were a handful of teams from the vast northwestern part of the state, including teams from the Barton County Storm.

February 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Brain meltdown

Members of the Kansas Legislature's House Energy and Environment Committee on Thursday considered a resolution to ignore science.

February 13, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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


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Time for better communication

The furor over the Central Kansas Library System's new sign at Broadway and Stone is unfortunate for many reasons.

May 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Valuable lessons

One could hardly travel the streets of Great Bend Wednesday without seeing young people working yards and public spaces. They were everywhere.

April 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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


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