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Share reading with a kid

It's not likely that our children are going to value that which they don't see being valued at home or in the society around them.

September 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Get involved in solving the problem

It's time for Americans to wake up to the fact that they have no one but themselves to blame.

September 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It's too bad, but it is sure real

The Associated Press story out of Leavenworth was one most of us would just as soon hadn't been necessary:

September 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


You asked for it

Oh, my, wasn't it just so touching when Charlie Sheen was able to sober up long enough this weekend to wish his former cast members well as he attempts to drag himself out of the pits of his self-induced has-been status for about the 10th time in his relatively short life?

September 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


She just isn't responsible -- for anything

Apparently the legal giants who have once again shown that justice is blind, deaf and dumb in America have come to believe their own publicity and really think that Casey Anthony is a legal untouchable in our system.

September 15, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It's all about tough police work

Times are tough all over.

September 14, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


TV makes you stupid

Many of us are "young" enough to remember when we were warned not to sit too close to the TV or you'd go blind.

September 13, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We can still pray for our nation

It seems especially poignant that today, on the 10th anniversary of the attacks on America, a person who has been blessed in ways the rest of us can only dream, has chosen to take a stand against the expression of prayer for our nation.

September 11, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Public sex isn't a right

Ohio is in trouble for daring to suggest that naked dancing girls shouldn't do anything besides dance.

September 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Show some respect

Whether it's Sen. Jim DeMint, who spoke out this week, or any other serving member of Congress, suggesting they are going to blow off this week's joint session and the president's speech is just wrong.

September 08, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It shouldn't be a tough choice

On the one hand, you have taxpayers at home whose homes are threatened.

September 07, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We don't want to go 'hog wild'

Anyone who's been around feral animals and who have been paying attention has noticed we have a problem, and believe it or not, that means anyone who has just been paying attention, because we are all surrounded by feral animals whether we notice them or not.

September 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


A Labor Day prayer

There are a lot of slants applied to the meaning of this long weekend.

September 04, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Wild attacks are on the rise

It seems to have been the summer for wild animal attacks around our nation, and that should come as no great surprise, actually, because we continue to encroach on wildlife habitat.

September 02, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


So close, already

So close, already.

September 01, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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Playing Chicken: Moran pushes for common sense

Sen. Jerry Moran often talks about his "common sense" solutions, but they aren't always an easy sell in Congress. On Wednesday, the Senate rejected an amendment sponsored by Moran that would have removed the lesser prairie chicken from the federal government's threatened species list.

January 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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


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