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Shift happens

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and his administration has made political hay by downsizing government, consolidating agencies and other tactics to make the state run more efficiently and save money. It seems, however, that these tactics are merely parlor games – slight-of-hand tricks to take the public's eyes off of what is really being done.

January 24, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Know the options

High school seniors owe it to themselves to sign up for the annual Barton Community College Senior Day on Feb. 8 – even if they already have plans to attend another college – or no college – after graduation.

January 23, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Rep. Tim Huelskamp consistent on beliefs

To everyone planning on unseating Rep. Tim Huelskamp - good luck.

January 23, 2014 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Oversharing-just because we can doesn't mean we should

Cell phone use on airplanes may soon be coming in airplane flights. Some foreign flights already allow this.

January 22, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


The dream revisited

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"

January 18, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Confusing

The job of Barton County election officials is to follow the laws of the state, so if the Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) Act says voter registrations are no good until the applicants show up at the courthouse wearing an I {heart} Kris Kobach T-shirt, then we'd better get our shirt orders in if we want to vote.

January 16, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Dog Park-a tremendous asset to the community

The Great Bend Dog Park is a tremendous asset to the city.

January 16, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Good Samaritans deserving heroes

If you've ever wondered about God's presence, just visit with Jason Friesen.

January 15, 2014 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Local lessons

The Kansas Legislature opened its 2014 90-day session Monday with a lot on its collective mind. There are new faces in the House and nervousness about a yet-unseen ruling from the state Supreme Court on education funding.

January 13, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Well grounded decision

The Essential Air Service program dates back to 1978 and the passage of the Airline Deregulation Act. The act gave airlines almost total freedom to determine which markets to serve domestically and what fares to charge for that service.

January 11, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


On Target

Improved marketing for Barton Community College's Camp Aldrich was on a recent list of things we said we'd like to see in the new year. This has also been on the minds of people at the college, it turns out.

January 09, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Jury is still out

Just because we decriminalize an activity, doesn't make it a good idea.

January 08, 2014 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Our schools are still a success

There is so much wringing of hands over the state of American students and how they lag other international students in rote memorization of facts, particularly China.

January 08, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Environmental resolutions

This time of year, many folks are making New Year's resolutions. These often focus on ways to improve one's life – lose weight, exercise more or become a better person. While these are valid, worthy goals, it may also be time to look at what can be done to help the environment.

January 06, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Keep it a priority

On Thursday, U.S. regulator dished out relaxed school meal rules designed to combat childhood obesity by limiting in calories and portion sizes. The move made permanent temporary rules changes adopted two years ago.

January 03, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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Back to the drawing board

Wednesday afternoon, the Kansas Legislature took action on HB 2178, with the majority of House members voting to overturn Governor Sam Brownback's veto of ...

February 23, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Goal achieved

The residents of Barton and Pawnee counties did it again, and then some.

February 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A time to celebrate

The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce's 95th annual meeting and banquet took place Saturday night. A full house at the newly remodeled Great Bend ...

February 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Share the love

Today marks Valentine's Day 2016. Traditionally, this is a day for romance, a day of roses, chocolates and cards for those we hold dear.

February 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Real suggestions needed

Many of us received a mailer this past week from Congressman Roger Marshall. It was likely similar to mailers received in other congressional districts across ...

February 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


All for one?

The Great Bend City Council decided Monday night to disregard the recommendations of Carl Otter, the city's own engineering technician, and of Josh Golka ...

February 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


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