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Falling behind

A recent study says Oklahoma is leading the U.S. in higher education cuts over the last five years. In seven states, including Kansas, the last five-year appropriations for education accounted for an overall decrease.

July 22, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Come and listen

The final Great Bend City Band concert of the 2017 season will open at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in Jack Kilby Square. For anyone who hasn't taken the time yet to attend one of these performances, you don't know what you are missing.

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Your move, students

As the cost of attending college after graduation from high school becomes more expensive, students need to consider what they can do to prepare for the future.

July 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Keep your cool

We have been spoiled in Central Kansas. July, normally a time for extremely hot temperatures, has been mild. We all knew that we would pay the price, and now we are with temperatures predicted to be in the triple digits this week.

July 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Kansas will have to raise taxes again without budget cuts

The $1.2 billion tax increase approved by the Kansas Legislature will impact almost every working Kansan, so it's important to understand exactly what the new law does.

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Viewpoint


Thou shalt not

Hobby Lobby Stores has agreed to pay a $3 million federal fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi religious artifacts smuggled from the Middle East. According to the Associated Press, federal prosecutors alleged the artifacts were intentionally mislabeled for import.

July 06, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Summer school

When children return to school in August, some teachers may ask them to write about "How I Spent My Summer Vacation." In recent weeks, Great Bend USD 428's Public Relations Director Jennifer Schartz has supplied the Great Bend Tribune with a series of articles on how some teachers spend their summers. It's been fun to learn about teachers who use their "free time" to do community service work, take on a summer job, start new businesses or further their own education.

June 29, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


'Bird watching' transforms to new adventure

Recently, while visiting with some 'old" friends in Wisconsin while vacationing there, we somehow got on the subject of hearing aids.

June 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Viewpoint


Not so frivolous

On a recent sultry Sunday afternoon, several young children, and their parents, availed themselves of the new splash pad water feature in the Barton County Courthouse Square. It was a scene of unbridled joy as the kids ran through the fountains and streams of cool water shooting from the floor.

June 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Teamwork

Baseball earned the title of the American Pastime more than a century ago, and the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity has been a tradition in Washington, D.C., since 1909. Our lawmakers have a difficult and important job, and this event allows them to have some fun and get to know each other a little better.

June 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Transparency key to keep government honest

Monday's City Council meeting gave me pause to consider how much power and trust we place in the hands of our government, not just locally but at all levels.

June 07, 2017 | Mary Hoisington | Viewpoint


A girl is a girl

Let's see - what's more important?

June 07, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Taking a dip?

It is summer and it is warm. Folks are headed to pools and lakes for a dip to cool down.

June 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


One Potato, Coach Potato

Couch potato alert! Couch potato alert!

June 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Viewpoint


A nice weekend

Congratulations, we pulled off a very busy weekend with much success.

June 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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Literacy push

If you're reading this, you've probably read a book or two. Perhaps you've read the top stories in today's newspaper or ...

September 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Replay error costs K-State Wildcats

Sometimes an official makes a mistake.

September 20, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Maple Street

In the classic Twilight Zone episode, "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street," (1960) the neighbors on "Maple Street U.S.A.," in an idyllic ...

September 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


A Woman's View

When I consider that our parents passed away about 17 years ago, I tend to think that it was not so long ago.

September 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Viewpoint


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