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The law

This is Kansas, and for the most part, it is still a state of rural communities, a place where you would expect that people could trust each other, but you would not always be right.

January 15, 2012 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Stop mor protesters

You can't find it around here, but there is a national food chain, Chik-fil-a, that has a hilarious ad campaign in which cows hold up crude signs that read: "Eat more chikin!"

January 13, 2012 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


They don't follow the rules

Here's a hint:

January 12, 2012 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Lt. Dan honors real hero

Gary Sinise is one of those celebrities you don't hear about all that much when he's off the screen.

January 11, 2012 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Some guests never leave

Coquies have become established in Hawaii.

January 10, 2012 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Lights, camera, service

Carroll Baker, Walter Brennan, Lee J. Cobb ...

January 08, 2012 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Final word isn't on the Internet

When you don't believe in anything, you will fall for everything.

January 06, 2012 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Bee careful with this threat

Things are not looking any better in the continuing threat to our way of life that begins with some of the smaller American workers.

January 05, 2012 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Make your own choice

The suggestion is clear.

January 04, 2012 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Times are changing, so are we

We've just passed the phase of the year when people pick up "A Christmas Carol," if they bother to read the book at all.

January 03, 2012 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Try something new in 2012

The definition of insanity is, doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome.

January 01, 2012 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Rule number one ...

OK, let's get this straight.

December 30, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Garage salin' into trouble

It's winter, so you wouldn't expect there to be much garage sale traffic these days.

December 29, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Fight or run

We deserve.

December 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Scammers will scam

As we head towards a new year, as the holidays slip by, as we face another dreary winter ahead, it's not a bad time to suggest that we get what we pay for.

December 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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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


A good example

Before a nice-sized audience in the main Barton County District Court courtroom Monday morning, new Barton County Commissioner Alicia Straub was sworn in by District Judge Steve Johnson.

January 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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