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Shift happens

The Kansas Legislature opens what could be a tumultuous 2017 session next Monday.

January 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Be it resolved

We just emerged from a loud, obnoxious presidential campaign and will soon face another divisive Kansas legislative session. There are voices all around us screaming to be scared of our neighbors and fearful of the future.

December 31, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Our version of ‘Christmas Vacation’

Are you prepared for the next glutto-rama?

December 30, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Viewpoint


A league of their own

The Barton County Commission's recent decision not to renew its membership in the League of Kansas Municipalities saved the county $1,200 in dues. Let's hope it doesn't cost more than that in lost information.

December 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


A painful trip down memory lane

Fourth-and-1.

December 29, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Merry Christmas

As Dec. 25 approaches, many in the Golden Belt are celebrating Christmas. Others may be celebrating Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, or nothing in particular.

December 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Lack of forgiveness creating communication barriers

Some of Great Bend's city council members lack a filter. This lack was on display Monday night at the Great Bend City Council meeting following the reading of an apology by Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems. He apologized for stating conclusions about the 2017 budget to his board at a meeting covered by the Great Bend Tribune, which were based on incorrect information.

December 22, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Just relax

A report from Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business a couple years back told us Americans are less happy with the customer service we receive. With many of us headed to shopping centers and malls to wrap up Christmas shopping, we may become keenly aware of this trend.

December 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Get vaccinated

Winter arrives Wednesday and the flu season has certainly started to heat up, local and state health officials say. So, the Barton County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment urge all Kansans to get a flu vaccine.

December 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


There is a spirit of Christmas

There is an unfortunate commercial airing now for some cable or satellite television company.

December 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


You get what you pay for

It's about that time when the tax bill arrives. This year, many property owners in the county will not be pleased to see the amount due higher than last year this time. Let's take a moment to consider what we're getting for our money.

December 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Give what you can

It was nice to see that the Golden Belt Community Foundation's Giving Tuesday held Nov. 29 went well. The foundation raised over $200,000 to benefit the myriad charitable funds that the organization oversees.

December 12, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Your presence can be present enough

We are in the Christmas season, a time of giving and a time to be with our families. Often, this means traveling.

December 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Crisis to crisis

The Kansas Legislature will be less conservative in 2017 and perhaps some of Gov. Sam Brownback's initiatives can be scaled back a bit.

December 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Time to Rise Up in Kansas

There is a term, "the common good," that bears consideration. A dictionary defines it simply as a noun meaning, "the advantage or benefit of all people in society or in a group." It's not something claimed by any particular political faction, in other words. It's something that is good for everyone.

December 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


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A good move

For millennia, Cheyenne Bottoms and the Quivira wetlands have been important to wildlife. For centuries, they have grown to be important to humans as well.

April 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Egg-less Easter candy hunts are Saturday

It's a Kodak Moment: Watching a toddler stoop to gather a brightly colored egg from a clump of grass and place it into a ...

April 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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