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Evil hates the light

Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. - John 3:20

July 19, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


This is not about statistics

You see a lot of statistics in today's world.

July 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We shouldn't tolerate rude behavior

It all begins with spoiled brats who never are taught good manners and it goes downhill from there.

July 15, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Kansas is drying up

Sometimes a job is just too easy and Gov. Sam Brownback has a chore this week that shouldn't be much of a stretch.

July 14, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Try a different profession

When they are dealing with taxpayers in the private sector who shouldered bigger burdens decades ago, it should come as no surprise that there is getting to be less and less sympathy for public workers who not only don't want to pay their fair share, but who show contempt for our system of government in the process.

July 13, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


OK Kansas, gravy is NOT a food group

If there is one thing we like to do in Kansas, it's eat.

July 12, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Entertainment doesn't have to be true

Next year CBS could have Jackie Gleason host the Fourth of July program in Boston.

July 10, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Courtesy goes a long way towards success

Imagine this: American cities are learning they need to rethink how they do stuff because of the aging of the population.

July 08, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Sit down and shut up

Good for the staff at the Alamo Cinema in Austin.

July 07, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Surprise! You lost!

Earlier this summer, someone won $25,000 on a slot machine in Pennsylvania. Only they really didn't win, according to the state officials, even though they were allowed to keep the money. And in the process of all this mess, there are questions about just when a winner becomes a loser.

July 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It's so hot, that ...

We are in that stretch of the summer.

July 05, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


" ... they are endowed ..."

"...they are endowed ..."

July 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Way to go!

Every so often you come across these human interest stories that suggest you are only as old as you believe you are.

June 30, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Shooters are responsible

Local officials continued discussions about fireworks around Barton County this week.

June 29, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Pop goes the holiday

Barton County officials weren't ready to put the kibosh on fireworks for this Independence Day, but that's mainly because it's so late in the game.

June 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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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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