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All we want for Christmas is decorum

OK, to be fair, the video of 41-year-old Mariah Carey and 17-year-old Justin Bieber performing "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is, by our current cultural standards, not all that racy.

December 02, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


All we want for Christmas is decorum

OK, to be fair, the video of 41-year-old Mariah Carey and 17-year-old Justin Bieber performing "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is, by our current cultural standards, not all that racy.

December 02, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


You get what you need

As a wise man once observed: "You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes you might find, you get what you need."

December 01, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Do your best, even in charity

There are a couple of holiday stories you can expect to see pretty much each year.

November 30, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Here's another bill, Mr. and Mrs. America

Just in case you wondered in the hissy-fit back east this fall was worthwhile, reports came out this past week about what it is costing taxpayers - currently working taxpayers. You know, those fools who go on working and paying their bills and keeping up with their adult responsibilities despite how unfair life may be.

November 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Flunk the walk-out professor

Just when you think the American work ethic isn't what it once was, along comes George Parrott and our faith is restored - NOT!

November 25, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Happy Thanksgiving, turkey

It is estimated that Americans will consume something like 4,000 calories today.

November 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Making memories in the dark

Life is full of all sorts of experiences that some of us swear are the best ever.

November 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We've already lost

The campus cops who made international news this past week by pepper spraying a group of California protesters have done irreparable harm to the interests of those who hired them, and they certainly appear to deserve to be fired.

November 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Where is the blue food?

Years ago, beat comedian George Carlin asked the immortal question: where's the blue food?

November 18, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


And they can't kill all the ants

Anyone who's ever read much Stephen King knows how much the horror fiction author likes to use rock lyrics in his work. You know, like "You can't always get what you want. But if you try real hard, you just might find, you get what you need."

November 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Surely we'll never turn back

Ah, the fresh air that has blessed our land!

November 16, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Here's what we know

Here's what we know as of the moment ...

November 13, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


You bet your fur

An incident going on in California - surprise! - has turned into a near-perfect example of what many anti-statists believe is wrong with America.

November 10, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Stay for the winter, just don't send us the bill

Hey, knock yourselves out.

November 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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Doing their jobs

Unfortunately, Barton County Commissioner Jennifer Schartz said public officials grab the headlines when they have a bad day and make a mistake. That is why she appreciated what 911 Director Doug Hubbard had to say Monday morning.

March 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Get off that couch

At first blush, the sixth-annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday paint a bleak picture for Barton County. We are the 86th least healthy county in Kansas after being ranked at 68th last year.

March 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Respect the office

When Gov. Sam Brownback was shown on the big screens Sunday at the NCAA basketball matchup between the University of Kansas Jayhawks and the Wichita State University Shockers, fans booed.

March 26, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Vote for goodness sake

DeleteTuesday could mark one of the last times voters in Kansas have a regular spring election. Simply by showing up and voting, you can become part of history.

March 25, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


WSU owns bragging rights on Jayhawks

It was the basketball game that Bill Self and his merry band of Jayhawks feared - Wichita State.

March 25, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


No big surprise

It was the basketball game that Bill Self and his merry band of Jayhawks feared - Wichita State.

March 24, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Street sweepers

The Great Bend Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have a message for all the bad guys out there – you are not wanted here.

March 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Get outside

Spring is here and with the nice weather we've been having, it's time to think about getting back outdoors.

March 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


It's not mandatory

President Obama told an audience this week that mandatory voting might not be a bad idea. "It would be transformative if everybody voted - that would counteract money more than anything," he said Wednesday at a town hall-style event in Cleveland, Ohio.

March 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Facts trump ‘talking heads’

Last week, videos of a fight that occurred at Great Bend High School went viral. That means that it was seen by so many people, it was picked up by several online magazines and is now circulating worldwide through their subscribers. These magazines failed to follow up with even a little bit of reporting. They rushed to post the videos, and assigned "talking heads" to tell viewers what they are watching without regard for the facts.

March 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


State basketball delivers highs and lows

On one side, St. John's players and fans were celebrating a state basketball championship with laughter and joy.

March 18, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Walking to school

Great Bend's public elementary schools are about to engage in a very worthwhile endeavor – the Walking School Bus program. It will be implemented in all five USD 428 elementary schools.

March 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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