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Dumb phones: Don't Poke and drive

Driving while distracted contributes to many accidents, which is why safety organizations have made a major effort to stop people from sending text messages while operating motor vehicles.

August 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Accuracy in speech brings is its own reward

The November election can't come too soon. And while many voters express their admiration for a non-career politician in the race, this campaign season has proven one thing that said politicians are at least proficient at. Precision of speech is a good thing..

August 10, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint

Baseball, like life, teaches its lessons

WAUPUN, Wis. - If you ask Larned baseball coach Chad Erway, baseball is a lot like life.

August 10, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint

Be safe out there

Young ones will soon be headed back to school. It's been a few months, so children and drivers need to remember some simple rules so this year can be a safe one for everyone. The Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Highway Patrol offer the following:Tips for children

August 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Two good moves

The Great Bend City Council should be commended for two actions taken during its Monday night meeting this week.

August 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Open Late: New rules for liquor stores

The Great Bend City Council's decision Monday to allow liquor stores to remain open until 11 p.m., and the decision to allow stores to sell beer on Sundays, was a business decision, pure and simple.

August 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Grandkids will set you straight

I need a break from all the political babel.

August 03, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint

Come together

Has anyone stopped to wonder just what the United States Postal Service will do come Wednesday? For the first time in weeks, there won't be countless over-sized campaign post cards and mailings lambasting one candidate or another.

August 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Get out and vote

Tuesday is the primary election. In some cases, the outcome of this balloting will determine the final winner prior to the Nov. 8 general election.

July 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Keep cool

High summer temperatures pose a health risk, but not everyone has a place to cool off. RSVP/Volunteers in Action has organized a network of local "cooling stations" to help people without fans or air conditioning get out of the heat.

July 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Democratic party: business as usual

Thank goodness for WikiLeaks.

July 28, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint

What matters?

With shootings of police officers and shootings of black men sharing the spotlight of media attention in this country, there is one angle to the debate that hasn't received any attention. There is a perception divide between urban and rural reflected in the argument over which lives matter.

July 27, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint

The new political ‘odor’

With the divisive presidential race and Big First congressional slug fest, many are complaining that they are not being heard. In some corners, folks are asking why vote?

July 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

The heat is on

Well folks, summer is here with the high temperatures expected to be in the 90s and 100s for the next several days.

July 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Informed voters

This week the Great Bend League of Women Voters hosted a local candidates forum and as usual they put a lot of work into it. Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives were also invited but were busy attending another forum with KWCH television.

July 21, 2016 | 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


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