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Improving the world

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does." These words by American anthropologist Margaret Mead certainly ring true.

September 14, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Summer Fun

Labor Day may be the unofficial end of summer, but in fact autumn is more than a week away.

September 12, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Bedtimes books a plus

Recent studies indicate that parents are reading to children less and less with video games taking its place.

September 11, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Statehouse renovation is huge embarrassment

Kansas legislators should be embarrassed.

September 11, 2013 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


'Bad' idea

Citizen Brick is a company that makes custom-printed Lego-type figures.

September 11, 2013 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Home-grown entertainment

With talk of launching cruise missiles at Syria, the looming federal debt crisis and uncertainty of the future of health care, it may seem like an odd time to look at butter sculptures and eat Pronto Pups. But, that's not the case.

September 09, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Simple changes

It may be a first in Great Bend and let's only hope it isn't the last. This refers to the covered bicycle rack on the west side of the Great Bend Public Library.

September 07, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Ocean messages

The world was in awe Monday after 64-year-old Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, covering 110 miles in just under 53 hours.

September 05, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Evil always exists

The Great Bend Tribune's Sunday edition featured an Associated Press story about the Bender crimes, which were a series of murders that happened 140 years ago in Labette County.

September 04, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Go and support our kids

It may not feel much like fall, but regardless of the temperatures, school is back in session. That means the annual spate of school activities is set to begin.

September 01, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Working it out

The digital sign outside the Great Bend Convention Center features among its rotating images a lit and flaming barbecue grill. Across it are the words "Happy Labor Day."

August 31, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Labor Day: It's time to raise $7.25

Thursday was a day of protest in cities across the nation, with fast food workers calling for the $7.25 minimum wage to more than double, to $15 per hour.

August 29, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Encourage justice

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King presented a speech in Washington D.C. that galvanized a generation into action and ultimately moved African-Americans into the mainstream of society.

August 29, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Resting easy

With all the hubbub over the embattled Great Bend Convention center it could be easy to assume the hospitality industry in this community is lacking or is in some way inferior to that in towns our size. Coffee talk chatter is rife with stories of problems faced by travelers and convention goers.

August 28, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Innovative education

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has recognized Stafford High School as one of the most innovative schools in the state.

August 28, 2013 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


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Articles by Section - Viewpoint


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


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


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