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Name a peak after him

"One person said Denver was just a human muppet, while others said his music was too syrupy. There are only a few opponents, but they're really loud."

August 10, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Give Perry the beneift of the doubt

The national media refuses to consider Gov. Rick Perry's motives as anything other than self serving, but it is difficult to see what he attempted to help happen this weekend as bad for America.

August 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Local leaders are the cutters

You really can't tell about local government.

August 05, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Thanks for the fresh air, your honor

What a breath of fresh air.

August 04, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


At least we didn't foot the bill

There's a good reason that God invented clothing, and for most of us, if you bother to look in a full-length mirror just after exiting the shower, you can see why.

August 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Let the people do their job

Andrea Abbott, 41, and her 14-year-old daughter were supposed to fly out of Nashville earlier this summer.

August 02, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Hot can turn to deadly

It was a tragic reminder this past week.

July 31, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Blame attack on the Darwinians

We have incredible opportunities to access information in our culture today.

July 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It's not my fault

Which of us could ever forget the classic rant by John Belushi as Joliet Jake Blues in the 1980 classic film, "The Blues Brothers."

July 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Try something new -- cut taxes

Regardless of what the perennial elected officials and hired guns in Washington, D.C. and the state capitols around the nation say, government finances aren't that different from either business or household finances.

July 26, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Movie magic continues to astound us

There's no doubt about it.

July 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Time to keep your hands to yourselves

The Casey Anthony defense team made the news this week - stop the presses! - and not in the usually positive manner of arguing that their client did not kill her own child.

July 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Don't politicize our parks

At first blush, it would seem that the national story out of Alabama this week would be one of those to rankle everyone who is sick of higher taxes - and in this day, that would be everyone.

July 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Local giving is more important than ever

Not everyone can do what Barbara Bushnell did.

July 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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


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Articles by Section - Viewpoint


Doing their jobs

Unfortunately, Barton County Commissioner Jennifer Schartz said public officials grab the headlines when they have a bad day and make a mistake. That is why she appreciated what 911 Director Doug Hubbard had to say Monday morning.

March 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Get off that couch

At first blush, the sixth-annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday paint a bleak picture for Barton County. We are the 86th least healthy county in Kansas after being ranked at 68th last year.

March 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Respect the office

When Gov. Sam Brownback was shown on the big screens Sunday at the NCAA basketball matchup between the University of Kansas Jayhawks and the Wichita State University Shockers, fans booed.

March 26, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Vote for goodness sake

DeleteTuesday could mark one of the last times voters in Kansas have a regular spring election. Simply by showing up and voting, you can become part of history.

March 25, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


WSU owns bragging rights on Jayhawks

It was the basketball game that Bill Self and his merry band of Jayhawks feared - Wichita State.

March 25, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


No big surprise

It was the basketball game that Bill Self and his merry band of Jayhawks feared - Wichita State.

March 24, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Street sweepers

The Great Bend Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have a message for all the bad guys out there – you are not wanted here.

March 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Get outside

Spring is here and with the nice weather we've been having, it's time to think about getting back outdoors.

March 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


It's not mandatory

President Obama told an audience this week that mandatory voting might not be a bad idea. "It would be transformative if everybody voted - that would counteract money more than anything," he said Wednesday at a town hall-style event in Cleveland, Ohio.

March 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Facts trump ‘talking heads’

Last week, videos of a fight that occurred at Great Bend High School went viral. That means that it was seen by so many people, it was picked up by several online magazines and is now circulating worldwide through their subscribers. These magazines failed to follow up with even a little bit of reporting. They rushed to post the videos, and assigned "talking heads" to tell viewers what they are watching without regard for the facts.

March 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


State basketball delivers highs and lows

On one side, St. John's players and fans were celebrating a state basketball championship with laughter and joy.

March 18, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


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