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So close, already

So close, already.

September 01, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


You get what you pay for

It's one of the great things about the free enterprise system.

August 31, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We all need to win

According to the Associated Press, Hutchinson will turn darker this Christmas season. And that should come as good news to Great Bend, right?

August 30, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We can be proud of the Old Guard

For those who aren't aware of it, this region has a connection with one of our oldest military units.

August 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We're in a CarbFix now

It's likely that you have never heard of what could be the next mega-business, but there's a good chance you soon will.

August 26, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Cutting waste is a great idea

Really?

August 25, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


More fed jobs isn't good news

It's good news and bad news, like a lot that is going on right now, because we simply do not have the foresight and leadership to stick with a plan that is building good news.

August 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Take time to be safe

Out here on the Great Plains, you have to use the calendar to set the season.

August 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Even LA can be right sometimes

As much as it might stick in our gullets, or cause our tongues to cleave to the roofs of our mouths, we all should be agreeing with ... man, can we even say this? ... with Los Angeles.

August 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Don't be a jerk on the campaign trail

The tenor of the coming year-long combat for the presidency has been seen already on the campaign trail, and Burt Cohen has shown himself to be a poster boy for the lack of taste that will be evident in a knock-down, drag-out that is going to get old real fast.

August 19, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Pave the way for project

Sometimes you can't really tell whether a public project is worth the tax dollars that will be expended upon it.

August 18, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Crack down on the flash mob

Send them to boot camp.

August 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Who was that Masked Man?

Actors who have tried to edge out Clayton Moore haven't done too well over the years.

August 16, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


No one is responsible

Sadly the report released this week regarding the murder of Caylee Anthony wasn't all that unusual.

August 12, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


What about this meth mess?

As if you needed something new to worry about: Just as we stopped staggering from the most recent blows from the financial sector of the government, as we have tried to rebound from the extra cost and damaged caused by the summer's heat dome danger, as we worked to keep our feet in reaction to the never ending round of political bleating, we also are confronted with the reality that we are having to wave the white flag in the war on meth.

August 11, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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More than sports

In case you live in a cave or under a rock, one of the biggest sporting events on the planet takes place Sunday, Feb. 1. This refers to much hyped Super Bowl XLIX.

January 31, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Hard choice with lesser of two evils

It's a Super Bowl that even Dr. Evil would not appreciate.

January 30, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


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


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