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Yes, there is a Santa

There is a Ford commercial airing now featuring a little boy sitting on Santa's lap.

December 23, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Shopping woes

A new report from Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business tells us Americans are less happy with the customer service we receive. With many of us headed to shopping centers and malls to wrap up Christmas shopping, we may become keenly aware of this trend.

December 21, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Saving the past

On Wednesday morning, a chunk fell off of the building at the corner of Williams St. and Forest Ave.

December 19, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Driverless cars wave of the future

Driverless cars are the wave of the future-a future that will be here before we know it. They will profoundly change our society.

December 19, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Taking the right steps

"In Great Bend, like in other communities, there is a real housing shortage," said Ross Vogel, owner of Employer Housing Partners LLC of Kansas City, Mo.

December 16, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A nice Christmas present

The setting for the message was ideal Thursday morning – the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce weekly coffee hosted by the home-grown Community Bank of the Midwest.

December 14, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Cheep fun

The annual Christmas Bird Count is underway, and the National Audubon Society is asking volunteers to help with the census of bird populations.

December 12, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Pope Francis named Time's Person of the Year

Pope Francis was named Time's Person of the Year. He is a good choice.

December 11, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


'Super' forecast

I'm always been fascinated by NFL football games played in wintry conditions.

December 11, 2013 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Why not?

It seems like a win-win situation.

December 09, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


An inspiration for humanity

Nelson Mandela spent nearly seven decades fighting for freedom and equality in South Africa as he stood up against the institutionalized racist white-led apartheid rule. He started with peaceful resistance in the 1950s, but eventually joined the armed struggle, his participation in which landed him in prison on the infamous Robben Island. He spent 27 years there before being released and seeing his dream of a black-ruled South Africa come true, rising to power as the majority-black nation's first black president.

December 06, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Representation: 3-mile zone creates issues

A while back the League of Women Voters asked Great Bend City Attorney Robert Suelter to discuss the three-mile zone around the city limits, which has been overseen by the city since 2000. The area has a mix of agricultural, industrial and residential uses.

December 05, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Playing law officer never a good idea

A man's life is over and the more we hear about it, the worse it sounds.

December 05, 2013 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Internet sales tax

The U.S. Supreme court refused Monday to hear a case by Amazon and Overstock.com challenging the state of New York's ability to collect sales tax on items sold online. Good for them - and especially to do so on Cyber Monday.

December 05, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Holiday courtesy

A record 141 million people were expected to shop in stores and online over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend that ended Sunday, up from last year's 137 million, according to the results of a survey of nearly 4,500 shoppers conducted for The National Retail Federation.

December 02, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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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


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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