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Environmental resolutions

This time of year, many folks are making New Year's resolutions. These often focus on ways to improve one's life – lose weight, exercise more or become a better person. While these are valid, worthy goals, it may also be time to look at what can be done to help the environment.

January 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Keep it a priority

On Thursday, U.S. regulator dished out relaxed school meal rules designed to combat childhood obesity by limiting in calories and portion sizes. The move made permanent temporary rules changes adopted two years ago.

January 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Night Flight

Organizers of the first "Light to Unite" glow run/bike/walk announced Thursday morning that the event planned for that evening had been canceled. No one wanted to risk injuries with so much ice along the roads.

January 02, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

NFL system broke, requires fine tuning

There are few more dedicated NFL fans than the Green Bay Packers.

January 02, 2014 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint

Overhead, drones becoming a reality

Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration approved testing the future of drone flight over the U.S., attempting to research safety, according to CNN.

December 31, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Clean sweep

So often, the term "win-win situation" gets tossed around. It gets over used, almost to the point of being cliche.

December 30, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Be safe, smart on New Year’s

The December holiday season is the "most wonderful time of the year," but too often it serves as an excuse to over indulge on alcohol. The excitement and celebrations of the holiday season can lead to terrible decisions – and serious legal consequences.

December 26, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

True generosity

The story of Linda Tillman, feature story in Tuesday's Great Bend Tribune, perfectly exemplifies the spirit of this time of year and the generosity, which if each of us had, would make the world a much kinder and softer place.

December 26, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

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

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Debating the debates

Many of us have watched all of, or at least parts of, the presidential debates. And, it should come as no big surprise that an ...

October 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

At issue

After Wednesday's Presidential debate, one network interviewed a group of people who, going into the event, were still undecided about who to vote for ...

October 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Get outside

On a rural Barton County blacktop Sunday morning, a hawk could be heard screeching overhead. The early fall weather was cool but the sun was ...

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

The wisdom of youth

It doesn't take a bunch of adults to explain the problem of distracted and impaired driving. Just look at the artwork created by area ...

October 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Do your job

Voters who are concerned about who is added to the Supreme Court over the next four years need to remember that a ninth justice could ...

October 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Domestic violence stats alarming

The numbers paint a sobering picture of families in Kansas and around the nation. Twenty percent of the Kansas population have been victims of domestic ...

October 12, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint

Has Your Smoke Alarm Expired?

This week marks Fire Prevention Week, and local and state safety officials urge all Kansas residents to know how old their smoke alarms are, and ...

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Scary situation handled well

Earlier this week, there was a frightening incident at Great Bend High School. A student posted a threat to the school, its teachers and its ...

October 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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